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Listen Up America: You Need to Learn How to Recycle. Again.

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Listen Up America: You Need to Learn How to Recycle. Again.

If you want to help the struggling recycling industry, you should stop throwing away plastic bags.

The post Listen Up America: You Need to Learn How to Recycle. Again. appeared first on WIRED.











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elcomfortador: What people will dress like in 1950, as imagined...

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What people will dress like in 1950, as imagined by the cover of Life magazine in 1914. By Otho Cushing. Via this blog post.

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ooh la la
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm
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It took until 1980 for this.
Chicago!

Why I code and don't get paid for it

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Open source code for a better food system, code with grass image

I turn 70 on my next birthday, and it's well known that people my age aren't computerate, at least here in Australia.


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Would you buy a modern ThinkPad with retro design?

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Would you buy a modern ThinkPad with retro design?

Laptops are getting thinner and lighter all the time… but does that mean they have to lose some of the features that were popular 20 years ago? Lenovo still offers some notebooks with a version of the company’s classic pointing stick in the center of the keyboard. But Lenovo’s David Hill wants to know if […]

Would you buy a modern ThinkPad with retro design? is a post from: Liliputing

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weekly 254 – 26.05.–01.06.2015

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26.05.–01.06.2015

Fotocollage von der State of the Map France 2015

Photo collage of SotM France 2015 (Fotos: Tony Emery, Collage: Harry Wood/OSM-Wiki, CC-BY-SA 2.0) [1]

About us

This version in English was not proofread by a “second pair of eyes”. If you find any errors on the site or want to join the team to support and further improve this service please get in touch.  We are proud to announce the version in Bahasa Indonesia, supervised by Adityo Dwijananto. 

Mapping

  • OpenAerialMap now available as beta version.
  • An army of bots innacurately entered  thousands of POIs on  Thursday evening (May 28). The Data Working Group (DWG) has intervened.
  • Frederik Ramm started a long lasting discussion about whether the rampant use of name:xx tags could be prevented by placing them in Wikidata instead of OpenStreetMap.
  • Simon Poole provides a “sneak preview” of the next release of Vespucci.

Community

  • User althio reported on the progress of learnosm.org.
  • On the SotM-US this weekend Richard Fairhurst will give a lecture on why people contribute to OSM. To support this he would like to hear your story.  To contribute please add a comment to this blog entry.
  • Following a crash, a landing in water and a lecture (must see!) on the FOSSGIS 2015, Alex has again lost his drone. But a sociable barbecue evening can sometimes work wonders (try to read it with an automatic translation – and have a lot of fun)
  • Konrad Lischka writes in his blog about how OSM differs from commercial map providers. He also gives tips for a first entry (automatic translation).

Imports

  • User bdiscoe has looked at the largest imports in OSM history. In his Diary he provides the Import accounts and estimations about the cleanup. For the TIGER import his estimatate is 32 years.

OpenStreetMap Foundation

  • Peda wants public OSMF board meetings.
  • Frederik Ramm, in his position as treasurer, has published  the preliminary income statement and balance sheets of the OSMF.

Events

  • [1] From May 29 – 31, the State of the Map France 2015 was held in Brest.
  • This weekend (June 06 – 08) the SotM US takes place at the premises of the United Nations. You can access the programme here. Videos only after the conference (as previously reported on weeklyOSM).
  • Mappingbeer, Mapathon and Mappingparty is history now. Try GeoPaella in Valencia on July 04.
  • The first SotM Latam will be held in Santiago de Chile from 04 to 06 September. Running the conference  before the two major Latin American Open Data conferences AbreLatam and ConDatos is a good idea.

Humanitarian OSM

Maps

#switch2OSM

  • The Czech Internet portal mapy.cz uses OSM data with its own map style outside Czech Republic and Slovakia. According to user xkomczax maps errors that are reported to mapy.cz are repaired  in OSM.
  • The first navigation app for Ubuntu Phone is now available. However, this is only possible with an Internet connection and only is solely for use in vehicles.

Open-Data

Software

Did you know …

  • … the Overpass API/status page in OSM Wiki, maintained by the Overpass maintainer Roland Olbricht, with references to downtime data defects or the like.

Other “geo” things

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MediaGoblin 0.8.0: A Gallery of Fine Creatures

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We’re excited to announce that MediaGoblin 0.8.0, “A Gallery of Fine Creatures”, has been released! The biggest news is that the client to server API (making use of the future federation API) is much improved! That means that users no longer have to depend on a browser to access MediaGoblin. You can access and post to your MediaGoblin instance via any of several Pump.io compatible clients, like Pumpa and Dianara (or write your own using PyPump)! The grand goal is a generic (and ubiquitous) client protocol that will work with lots of different served applications that use the pump standard. Eventually, any Pump API compatible client will essentially be a MediaGoblin client and a Pump.IO client. We expect more client types to be added very soon!

Part of the process of world domination via federation means that we’re now able to support serving content to multiple client types through a single protocol.

For example, here’s a user uploading an image using the Pump.IO client, Pumpa:

Pumpa uploading image to MediaGoblin

And here’s that same image, now uploaded to MediaGoblin!

Image from pumpa now on MediaGoblin!

In a nutshell, the client to server part of the api/federation equation is working. We are still working on server to server federation that will enable us to share comments, tagging and all the other things that can happen to your shared content on someone else’s server that you may (or may not) want hear about.

By the way, if you’re using MediaGoblin with Apache (rather than nginx or some other setup), you’ll need to add “WSGIPassAuthorization On” to your config or the API won’t work. You can look at this wiki page for reference.

Speaking of updating and getting with the times, we are officially offering preliminary support for Python 3. Most of our features work without Python 2 installed, so welcome aboard futurists! As always, if you spot something we missed, we’d love to hear from you via our bugtracker, mailing list or IRC channel.

Also on the upgrade list for this release, Gstreamer! We’re now using version 1.0 which adds a nice new thumbnailer and includes much improved video transcoding support. If you didn’t get thumbnails before, it wasn’t you. We encourage you to try again and see if it works for you now!

Video thumbs, rendering nicely
Thumbnails from Venom’s Lab, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Obviously, the future demands cleaner packaging. Configure and make support is now the default… welcome to fewer steps for installing your MediaGoblin instance, which will be critical as we build packages for Fedora, Debian and any other distro that wants to help it’s users host the federated future of the web.

We’ve also switched away from Transifex, which had become proprietary (boo!) to an instance of Pootle that many of our fellow GNU projects are now using for translations. If you’ve been looking for a fully free translation tool, Pootle may be just the thing you’ve been looking for!

And finally, we fixed the footer. It is now forced to the bottom of page, instead of floating in the middle of short pages which everyone agrees was sub-optimal.

Next up is server to server federation. This is what Jessica Tallon has been working on full-tilt — thanks to everyone who pitched in on the MediaGoblin campaign. (Though the campaign is over, you can still donate!) Both Chris and Jessica have been participating in the W3C Social Working Group on a federation standard. (As well as a general purpose client to server API… you better believe the increased client support coming out of this release is related!) The design is very closely related to the existing Pump API spec we’ve been using. You can read the current draft of the standard here. We’ve got more news on the way, including on that federation front. Expect more news soon!

Thanks to everyone who is helping us make the future of the web happen everywhere! This release wouldn’t have happened without the help of these people: Alon Levy, Asheesh Laroia, Andrew Browning, Berker Peksag, Boris Bobrov, Christopher Allan Webber, Deb Nicholson, Ineiev, Jaakko Luttinen, Jakob Kramer, Jeremy Pope, Jessica Tallon, Jim Campbell, Laura Arjona, Meg Ford, Rodrigo Rodrigues da Silva, and sturm. You all rock!

Want to put in your own help towards the future of federated, awesome media publishing? Join us! Visit us in IRC (#mediagoblin on freenode.net) or sign up for regular updates on our mailing list Got ideas or questions about our work? Email us at press AT mediagoblin DOT org — we look forward to hearing from you!

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