Ever since breaking my ankle at the beginning of September, I have been waaaay less mobile. Only by now am I (almost) capable of (slowly) walking again without crutches.
Unexpected(?) side effect: I have barely edited #openstreetmap during this time. Planning and surveying routes during runs is a much larger factor for me than I thought.
Outside of the capital region in the #Philippines , there are some areas that are getting a lot of eyeballs, but has not been updated for at least two years.
How is it like in your neighbourhood?
#Trunk officially has a new admin!
Have you been thinking of joining, but were worried the admins might bite? Well, you're completely right. But DM me anyway.
Have you sent a request, but never got a response? Maybe you will, this time.
Have you recently moved, but forgot to let us know? Well, I'm doing a cleanup of the lists, so if you do so now, you'll save me lots of time. 💙
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Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦♂️
PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE
And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)
Boost if I'm right.
More and more schools in Germany chose Matrix. After Schleswig-Holstein and the "HPI Schul-Cloud" now Nordrhein-Westfalen starts to offer a Matrix based messenger to all schools. Yes, it is possible to build digital infrastructure for schools with Free Software and Open Standards.
https://www.logineo.schulministerium.nrw.de/LOGINEO-NRW/NEU-LOGINEO-NRW-Messenger/Messenger.html (de) #Matrix #FreeSoftware #Eductaion #OpenStandards
Empreintes du #Congo belge dans l’espace public bruxellois
A nice #tutorial on mapping artwork and memorials in #OpenStreetMap with #Wikimedia integration: https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/skunk/diary/393826
I think Google should save everyone a lot of time and effort and jump straight to discontinuing new services:
"We are proud to announce that Google Kitchen Tools will no longer be available on Sep 1st 2020, nor has it ever been available. Should you wish to export your Google Kitchen Tools data, you should be aware that there is no data, as Google Kitchen Tools has never existed.
The Google Kitchen Tools Team"
Sudden discovery that OCaml doesn't have just a `==` operator (identity), but also a `=` operator (equality).
That bug took longer to solve than I care to admit and all it was about was incorrect string comparison.
If someone tells you that you'll "pick it up as you go" and to "not spend too much time reading through basics" when you're dropped into a project in an unfamiliar programming language, whack'm. Whack'm hard.
I wish every #OpenStreetMap contributor knew this:
"note" is for other contributors
(e.g. The name looks weird but it really is the true name of this POI; or This is a temporary bus stop)
"description" is for people using the map
(e.g. "This shop sells wedding decor, accessories and clothing")
Apparently, iD now correctly explains the difference. 👍
Been waiting for the new #thunderbird 78 release to get pushed to my release channel. Finally decided to check out why it was taking so long for my local version 68 to get upgraded.
"Thunderbird version 78.0 is only offered as direct download from thunderbird.net and not as an upgrade from Thunderbird version 68 or earlier. A future release will provide updates from earlier versions."
Whoops, should've read the release notes earlier.
Communication kinda failed though, as a participant I only got a mail about it this morning while an athletics news site had reported it two days ago already. (I heard about it last night from a trainer at my club)
Pity, I was in a racing mood. This'll be just a regular down week then.
parasitic snail removed from a sea star 🌟
#recommendation "The Flag and the Fury" episode by the "Radiolab" podcast was really good. It's about the Flag of Mississippi and the troubles they had with replacing it. Because of racism in the USA that was quite the ordeal. Lots of wtfing on my part.
Garmin Connect still being down after more than 24 hours and supposedly being hit by ransomware is another reminder to own your own data! Take backups!
You never know when a web service will die. Glad I have everything locally anyway in the form of GoldenCheetah + backups elsewhere.
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