From Pine View Farm

Gadgetry 3

My old commute was 22 miles, normally taking 35 minutes.

My new commute is 26 miles. The first 23 miles takes about 36 minutes.

The next three miles takes anywhere from 10 minutes to half an hour, depending on traffic and how many Jerseyites decided to run into each other that day.

Today the entire commute was an hour and five, because, in this part of the world, if drivers see a rain drop, they come to a complete stop.

So I’m trying something new. I went here and signed up for email traffic reports to my cell phone.

We’ll see how it goes.

Or stops.



  1. Karen

    September 16, 2006 at 9:18 pm

    It could be worse, you know. When we get the 1st snow of the season & everyone has forgotten how to drive on snow, the wrecks are fast & furious. Then add ice under the snow & it gets even better.

  2. Phillybits

    September 17, 2006 at 7:21 am

    MSFT’s map service (similar to Google maps) now has traffic reports for select cities.

    I believe your area is covered, Frank.

  3. Frank

    September 17, 2006 at 5:33 pm

    Sorry. I do Linux. I don’t do Microsoft (grin, duck, and run).