[python] Re: pythoon is back!

  • From: "dirk@xxxxxxxxxx" <dirk@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: python@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:28:21 +0200 (CEST)



Christian Winkgen <christian.winkgen@xxxxxxx> hat am 29. Juni 2011 um 13:39

> Congratulations from me too.
> I read the story just after a sailing trip in Denmark just a bit south
> (Langeland / Aeroe - really nice places there) and really felt with you.
> Am Mittwoch, den 29.06.2011, 10:26 +0200 schrieb Dirk Bonné:
> > In Danmark, bikes get a registration number ingraved on its frame.
> > When a bike is found, the police can look the bike up in a database.
> > But homebuilders like me have to overcome a lot of obstacles to obtain
> > a number (e.g. documentation of ownership, hahaha!), so effectively
> > homebuilt bikes have no number.
> >
> Why not engrave some ID like some combination of your name / phone /
> address / email on the frame - I suppose you won't sell it anyway?
> But I definitively would go for a better lock.
> Even having a GPS would cost you trouble, because when you need it the
> bike is already stolen (+ always checking batteries, only works outside
> and may be found and destroyed).
> Or just place a tag like:
> "Don't steel it - you can't ride it"
> on the seat.
congrats from the other Dirk, too!
i had a few thoughts on this matter as well. Ideally, there would be some kind
of energy harvesting solution, that powers i.e. a mobile device that answers an
request sms with its location :-)
problem is, that the sms cannot be delivered to that device if it is powered
off, so you would have to keep resending it untill it comes back. Or you keep
getting a daily position report, given that power is available.  
It is always the same, smarter solutions have way more drawbacks in the end!
Simple one have some sweetnes. Having a visually appeling bike turned out to be
a very good start, indeed :-)
Best thing is to avoid having it stolen via a good lock.
Maybe a lock could connect front and rear part in a way that steering becomes
impossible while blocking a wheel as well?  
enjoy pythooning this summer!

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