[plug] Meeting tonight?

Bill Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Tue Nov 9 17:36:33 WST 2010

blueproximity worked ok ... sort of.

Wouldnt always work until the phone was quite close - and sometimes
failed to lock - was an early version though.

Drained the phone battery very fast (treo650 - would be worth trying
with something newer/more modern).

Think I might retest it using my nokia n900 as BT on that lasts for
hours playing music  to BT headphones.

I had ideas of being able to leave the laptop on a bench while wandering
the room or next door and be safe from casual prying when I was
distracted, but it wasnt good enough to trust.


On Tue, 2010-11-09 at 15:44 +0800, Michael Holland wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 11:59 AM, James Bromberger <james at rcpt.to> wrote:
> > I quite liked the Mac's ability to lock screen when your phone was out of
> > range. That was neat.
> Sounds useful. Looking ... apt-get install blueproximity ...
> Lets you choose phone from GUI, and set sensitivity, etc, and you can
> run an arbitrary command.
> Nice except it doesn't actually lock my screen. Does detect the phone
> distance though.
> > to. But could be good to log comings and goings. Anyone know if there is
> > already RFID in vehicles these days? Just think of the data you could log...
> I think the e-TAG system for toll-roads over east uses an encrypted
> transponder system to avoid those privacy issues.
> You need a secret key to query them.
> > We (Nick B, Mark T and I, plus others) installed an electronic door slam
> > into the UCC back in the 1990's.
> The ones that work with a standard lock in the door itself, and
> release momentarily by solenoid?
> Where do you get those? Googling, all I saw was electronic locks
> operated by keypad or fingerprint.
> cheers, Mike
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