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If you're out and about today please keep your eyes peeled for a 1997 Chevy C2500 Silverado, Oklahoma plate ETR161, it's maroon with LED lights. It was stolen last night. Please call 911 if you see it.

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The Foundation is looking at video chat services, BigBlueButton looks promising. Perhaps we can offer that to the community

This weekend was supposed to be the Toulouse hack weekend. Cancelled because of obviously. Looks like there won't be many in person meet ups for a while

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Vice dot com (a website that sends data back to Google, Facebook, and Segment, even if you don't have a Facebook account) reports that the Zoom iOS app sends data to Facebook even if you don’t have a Facebook account

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This was in 2016:

Wikimedia Maps (based on OpenStreetMap) used to serve 5.5 million tiles for their own project.

Then one day, came a Pokemon Go related website, suddenly, used 53.5 miliion tiles capacity - while their own project hit only 5 million tiles in use.

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Mapping efforts (personal, organized, directed, etc) should be mindful about any existing data they might encounter. We don't want to see any one's efforts wasted.

We should strive to collaborate when possible, and keep communication lines open, especially when it comes to data quality.

The data that is added to is no longer your "own", it becomes the collective resource of the community.

It's sad to see enthusiastic mappers getting disheartened.

en.osm.town/@AkuAnakTimur/1038

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Maybe you've noticed that #OpenStreetMap map tiles are being served very slow in the last few months. The #OSM tech team has now made clear [1] that any offer for caching servers would be appreciated. If you'd like to support them, see wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Se for more info.

[1]: 🐦 twitter.com/OSM_Tech/status/12

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Recommend me your #video chat systems. For group call of ~10 techie ppl, _strong_ preference for #FLOSS.

We used #Zoom & that worked really well, but is a car crash of privacy. #Skype seem alright. #Jitsi is, IME, unfortunately pretty technically rubbish, and lacks mod abilities

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thinking about how software companies slowly chip away at the idea of consent by turning every "no" into "not right now," every "stop this" into "do this less often," every "i don't want that" into "maybe later"

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"People who transport food, medicine, and other supplies still need to move and they are highly dependent on maps. You can help them by improving the map in your local area" twitter.com/TheMissingMaps/sta

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If anyone wants to comission me to do data visualization or data analysis of some kind hmu because I kinda need cash money.

I'm serious, even though I know almost nobody needs this skill.

If you need someone to design a database application I can do that too.

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I just learned about all the nice #josm styles out there. PTStops is brilliant for mapping bus routes. Pics show the map with and without the style applied. How did I ever live without this? #OpenStreetMap #osm_hr

josm.openstreetmap.de/wiki/Sty

I'm quite looking forward to the weekend. It'll probably be draining, but hopefully informative & productive.

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