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Old 06-04-2008, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all from southern WI. I've been trying to improve my mileage primarily in my civic, because the 15 mile drive to work chews up about a gallon a day (30 miles both ways). I mainly drive to work on a 55mph highway, but I used to drive through the country (35-45mph) and really enjoyed it. No traffic, I could P&G to my heart's delight. I did get stopped by "the fuzz" one day for race-lining it around a corner. Apparently he disagreed with my entering the oncoming lane on both entry and exit. :P Coincidentally, I first noticed that my muffler was falling apart _that day_, and when he caught up with me, I was on the side of the road with my head under the car. He didn't give me a ticket.

I've been logging mileage since I got the car 7 years ago, but I really haven't recorded much of it into a digital format - it's all on receipts in the car. I'm lazy that way.

I'm a web developer by trade, so I plan on writing a mileage-logging utility I can access from my smartphone - just a simple web form for gallons used and current mileage entry.

I've got no mileage data for the truck though, because it's not registered yet. I want to be pretty radical with it - adding a fastback and probably adding a hump to the cab roof to improve laminar flow across the top. It's primarily going to be a tow vehicle for transporting our little sailboat, but it's a rusty hunk-o-junk so I can be as drastic in my mods as my heart desires.

I'm learning a lot here, and really happy to have a good ecodriving resource online. Thanks, all!

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Old 06-04-2008, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the board! Good to see more midwesterners joining the good fight.
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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welcome sir!!

maybe you'll make that app run on WM6 and share it....hint hint
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hello and welcome to the site fellow Wisconsinite. It looks like you are off to a good start with the milage.
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to ecomodder! Let me know if you get that mileage logging program working,
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome. There must me something about Wisconsinites that brings us to this site. (I think it must be that we're cheap. Smart, but cheap.)
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well, if your mobile device can view a simple web form, then you can use it. Any device with a browser and internet connection, basically.

I'll make a multi-user version with a login in the coming weeks and try to share it. Maybe I can make a gateway to the logger on ecomodder, so that your entries also show up here. I'll have to do a bit of research on that one. :P

At this point, it just looks like this:


It finds the last mileage entry in the database and automatically figures out how many miles you've driven from that, which is why there's no "miles" entry, just "odo".
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yeah I can view the picture on my phone and it looks good and fast, unlocking Rev. A really helps

Myself and a few others on here have commented how great it would be to be able to log the mileage from our mobile devices.

If you come up with anything that works well and you feel like sharing then that would be cool, but no pressure its up to you
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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