Hi @MTC-TET-Club , why won't you simply decline those old invitations?
Timo Martosatiman MRA
@Timo Martosatiman MRA
Posts made by Timo Martosatiman MRA
RE: Feature suggestion - Remove invitations from the past
RE: Spooky stories from the MRA HQ
@Nick-Carthew-RouteXpert that's amazing . The Drang does look creepy and I can already see why there'd be lots of sightings here. From this perspective you can already see how the play of light and shadows might stimulate an anxious mind. (Take for example the man-like shadow on the top chimney).
Thanks for sharing!
Spooky stories from the MRA HQ
At Halloween the realm of the living and the realm of the dead are supposedly closest to eachother, in other words: the echoes of spirits might be more active during this time. Now personally I hold no such beliefs but still… the planes of existence have shifted. Rather than having a spiritual basis, it’s most likely the fact that it no longer feels like we’re in that mundane part of the year where time seems unending and daily life runs on repeat. No, we’re now in that magical party-part of the year. It’s time to celebrate, whether it’s because of carved pumpkins and spirits, or because of trees with glittering decorations or because of champagne and fireworks. Really, in this part of the year anything goes.
In a somewhat different blogpost this time I’m sharing some notable spooky experiences I’ve had while occupying this office sometime since 2014. Feel free to share your own!
I’m not sure if it’s an IT thing or just something of our company, regardless, we often worked until the night. The office back then was almost entirely vacant. To illustrate: we shared the entire floor with only one or two other one-man companies that were almost never in. It’s safe to say that after 18:00 there wasn’t a single soul left in the building. At 18:30 I locked the door, went out to smoke a cigarette and when I came back the key got stuck in the door. My car keys were inside and my phone was on the verge of dying. In an era where you’re continually engaged by phone pings and the internet it’s rather unsettling to send out a one-way SOS and wait for rescue in an abandoned old office building while the night falls.
A different time I heard some odd noises coming from the central stairwell when it was around 10 or 11 pm. I went to listen and didn’t hear anything, so I went back to continue to work. I got a few more hours in but couldn’t really focus because after checking I occasionally heard those noises again, people walking by and in general was feeling pretty unsettled. Eventually I packed my stuff and went for the elevator. Again some odd noises. As I got out of the elevator I was blinded by a bright light and loud banging noises. Scared the life out of me. The source was a duo of officers shining a flashlight inside and rapping their knuckles loudly on the glass. They agitatedly shouted things at me like “what are you doing here” and “come here”. As the main exit was closed I told them to go to the side exit, they refused and told me to open the main door (I can’t) eventually managed to convince them to go to the side exit because I’d be heading there as it really was the only exit. Apparently they’d gotten a call from someone that strange things were going on inside the building and stuff was seen being thrown around.
Our turn to creep people out
Now I haven’t always been the victim of creepy stuff. Sometimes I’ve unintentionally been the perpetrator as well. This one happened sometime in 2017 when development of the Navigation app was still in it’s early days. To test new builds, Daniël and I would occasionally hop in my car and attempt a ride. Now especially early on the build would fail as soon as we exited the parking lot, forcing us to turn around an try an on-the fly fix. Again, this stuff tended to happen late at night. At some time while we were processing a new build we saw the night-watchman enter the lot. Since it’d been some time and we knew him pretty well anyway, we took it as a good moment for a break and make some small talk. He had actually come in because of a call and asked if we’d seen anything suspicious. Trying to help we asked what exactly we should have seen. As it turned out, apparently there were some foreign looking guys doing suspicious things on a laptop in a car outside the office, maybe hacking or scouting the building for all the wrong purposes. As you can imagine we had a good laugh after that.
RE: Feature suggestion
This is already possible. You can upload a POI collection in OV2, GPX, CSV format through the routelab. As far as I know you can export any route with named waypoints such as "good motorhotel x" "nice rest stop y" as such a format and then re-import it as an POI file.
(SOLVED) Attention: Regarding current TomTom MyDrive issues
Update: The issue has been resolved swiftly through close cooperation between TomTom and our development team. TomTom took immediate action with the provided information and was able to fix the bug.
Your attention please,
TomTom has changed something in their cloud SDK. This has caused problems with saving routes via MyRoute-app on TomTom MyDrive. It is a problem that MyRoute-app cannot resolve at the moment because the cause lies with TomTom. TomTom has been contacted in regards to this issue and it is expected that the problem can be resolved in collaboration with them. If neccecary, MyRoute-app is standing by to help TomTom in this. In the text below we'll explain what exactly the problem entails.
If you export a route to your TomTom via the "Save as> TomTom MyDrive" function, you will still see the route neatly in your TomTom, so that is NOT the problem. But the routes will no longer be visible in TomTom MyDrive. Even more annoying, the routes that you had in MyDrive will suddenly be gone and you will no longer be able to upload routes to MyDrive. The only solution is to create an entirely new MyDrive account.
It is therefore only a problem if you think it is important that your routes remain in TomTom MyDrive. Our advice is therefore NOT to use the "Save as> TomTom MyDrive" function in MyRoute-app until TomTom resolves this issue. If it is absolutely adamant that a route gets uploaded to MyDrive then there is a workaround: you can save a route on your hard drive and upload it to TomTom MyDrive.
If you, like us and many others, do not use MyDrive as a route archive, it is NOT a problem. The "Save as> TomTom MyDrive" function still works correctly if you want to export a route from MyRoute app to your TomTom via the cloud. Your online route archive in MyRoute-app is and will remain intact and you can continue to export your routes via the cloud to your TomTom with a PC, tablet or smartphone.
We will report that as soon as we have a reply from TomTom. If your account has been locked, report this to TomTom so that they can unlock your account.
RE: Feature suggestion
Hi there Davide, if you view your route you can see the total trip duration directly below the search bar.
If you're planning a multiday trip I'd advise just building the route as one route and then using the "split route" option to cut it into different parts.
A great example of amazing multiday trips that you can both use as basis for your own routes can be found at myrouteapp.com/library. These routes already include information, stops and everything you might need.
RE: preventing waypoint changes in error
Hi Eva, Right now, no there isn't.
However, this is a much requested feature that we're looking at. Honestly, from a design perspective we expected that this could never become as annoying as it apparantly is. Keep an eye out for the announcements!