[kwlug-disc] Ontario GNU Linux Fest Carpooling

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Tue Oct 13 22:03:37 EDT 2009


On Tue, 2009-10-13 at 16:42 -0400, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> Carpooling is just ripe for a good Web2.0 application.

There is http://www.pickuppal.com/

They have the added benefit of being one of the parties responsible for
making carpooling legal in Ontario. No, really.

http://save.pickuppal.com/

> 
> I've faked something with Google Maps at http://OGLFcarpool.notlong.com 
> where I'm inviting people who are offering a ride to plot their route, 
> and  people who need a ride to put a marker on the map.  The drivers can 
> adjust their route to include the markers.
> 
> The map is publicly editable, so there is some danger of vandalism.  A 
> *real* Web app should provide some protection from this, and should hide 
> phone numbers and e-mail addresses too.
> 
> And if anyone can show me how to draw arbitrary routes and points on 
> OpenStreetMap without affecting the underlying database I'll be very 
> happy to switch.

There is pickup

> 
> --Bob.
> 
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> 
> 
> Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> > (thread renamed)
> >
> > Michael
> >
> > I will be driving down to the Days Inn. Depending on where you are in 
> > the city, I can come to your place, or you can come to mine.
> >
> > I will have room for several people.
> >
> > On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 2:20 PM, Michael Yang <michael.yxf at gmail.com 
> > <mailto:michael.yxf at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     Hello all,
> >
> >     I am a newbie here. It's nice to hear about this exciting coming
> >     event. I have registered for it and want to ask for some travel
> >     info. I have to take a bus, because I don't have a car. My current
> >     plan is to take a Greyhound bus in the earlier morning on 24th Oct
> >     to Toronto downtown, and then take a taxi to Days hotel. I don't
> >     know if there is any other better ways to reach the conference
> >     hotel. It looks like that the hotel is near the 401 highway, is it
> >     possible to ask the greyhound bus driver to stop by the 1677
> >     Wilson Avenue when bypassing it?
> >
> >     Any suggestions are highly appreciated.
> >
> >     Thanks,
> >     Michael.
> >
> >
> >     On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 10:27 AM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com
> >     <mailto:richard at weait.com>> wrote:
> >
> >         Dear All,
> >
> >         Lots of updates regarding the 'Fest.
> >         http://onlinux.ca/node/171
> >
> >         Tell your friends and colleagues how much fun you had last
> >         year, and
> >         register now.
> >
> >         Best regards,
> >         Richard.
> >
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