Day: June 18, 2006

More bloggers escape from Hursley

Hursley’s Adrian Spender has just started his own blog. You can find out more about who Adrian is on his comprehensive About page. In summary – he’s a key developer working on our WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus technology, and a great guy. His blog already has some great content – love the post about best and worst gadgets, for one.

TomTom updates, and the World Cup

During the week, I got an email from (the successor to the old MyTomTomGo site) saying that a new firmware for the TomTom x10 series had been released.

This is a very helpful update. I currently have a problem whereby the TomTom switches itself off at random when driving. I’m pretty sure the mount is faulty and I’ve opened a problem ticket with TomTom themselves, but in the meantime this firmware update prevents the unit from switching itself off if it loses the connection with the mount when driving. It’s a sticking-plaster update (having the thing run its battery down while driving is not ideal), so I need to pursue the replacement mount option as well.

When I downloaded the update, I noticed a little World Cup panel at the bottom left of the TomTom HOME window. So, I clicked it.

You can get free voices, colour schemes, points of interests and maps associated with the World Cup. I downloaded the free Sven voice. It’s amusing. I’m impressed that TomTom have gone to these lengths, and this was a nice bonus.