Long time, and super active mapper Tshedy will spend next Friday on a 24 hr one woman #OpenStreetMap mapathon, to bring the map of #Lesotho to the next level of completeness.
An hour of your time mapping, or cheering on, can help.

"What you appear to be saying is that #OpenStreetMap doesnโ€™t provide motorist-centric features like โ€œreal-time traffic mapsโ€. As someone who thinks the world would be a whole bunch better if there were fewer cars, Iโ€™m good with that. "

proprietary centralized IM: you don't even need a tech person
matrix: you have to know a tech person
xmpp: you have to be a tech person

You're not better than anyone else.
And no-one else is better than you.

(a quote from Blindboy Boatclub)

I want to see a captcha where people have to type the text they see in images, but it's text like "Immigrants are human beings just like me", "The color of my skin does not make me better than other people", "LGBTQ+ people deserve all the rights that I have", etc.

Guys: โ€œWell you know, there were many people working on those algorithms, itโ€™s not only Katie Bouman work but rather a team effort.โ€

Also guys: โ€œElon Musk is sending rockets on Mars, he makes electric cars, he invented tunnels, heโ€™s such a genius, I love him.โ€

RT @openstreetmap
State of the Map 2020: The call for venues is now open! Assemble your team and propose your city as host for the next OpenStreetMap conference! blog.openstreetmap.org/2019/04

If you want to find a DIY/crafty way to do a thing, "arduino" is a useful term to add to your search engine. A web search for "embroidery machine arduino" got me exactly what I was looking for. ๐Ÿ™‚ "make your own embroidery machine" got lots of SEO type results ("make your photos into patterns for your embroidery machine" etc)

machines look cool, but appear to be really expensive (โ‚ฌ500). *But* apparently it's possible to turn a regular machine into one by making an little moving plate thing. ๐Ÿ™‚ So that's giving me ideas!

I made up these LGBT identity words show what it would be like if the words were built only from native Germanic English roots, instead of from Latin or Greek loan-words: (1717 characters, very long) Show more

It's still a little chilly, but I had the urge to go out for a ! ๐Ÿ™‚ Feel like I need some exercise and get some fresh air. ๐Ÿ™‚ I've stopped for a beer, because why not. ๐Ÿ™‚

What's a good app for showing my speed/distance etc. I want to mount my phone oh my handlebars (done) and display speed etc.

I don't need a map, but that would be nice. I want something that keeps data locally. I don't want to share rides/etc

tired: LUG meeting full of old white men who hate everything

wired: LUG meeting full of queer trans folk who hate everything but in a gay way

The constant "do you see something suspicious? Report it! Sort it!" announcements on British trains are freaky too. It's a low level of paranoia and normalisation of horrible things

I've spent a few days in the UK just now, and it's interesting (and sad) how so much public WiFi asks for personal information before you can use it. In Germany it tends to just be a regular "the Internet is scary, don't blame us" checkbox

With VMware finally announcing its plans to remove the non-complying #GPL code, Hellwig decides not to appeal. The VMware case wraps up:

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