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Despite everyone's best efforts to thwart me, I have managed to complete Stage 1 of

🎉 QGIS didn't crash before all 5000+ Tasmanian geo layers got merged. Bloody offshore islands.

👎 NSW Spacial Services

👍 ACT Open Data team

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Looks like someone's been reading their Calvin and Hobbes
#snow

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Went for a little walk down Keele St with @Erika & 🐶. Even the books in the Street Libraries are hipster around here.

woohoo! Finally worked out how to reduce my geojson filesize by 99% :success:

Why is Richmond Upper-Clarence Regional Library Service composed entirely of libraries within Richmond Valley Municipality?

Like, why is that not "Richmond Valley Library Service"?

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I've done some whining in the last few days about the abominable state of many NSW local government and library websites, but I want to give a shout out to Tenterfield Shire, population 6,638 which has an excellent, attractive Shire website and very clear library website with all the basic info up front.

If Tenterfield can do it, nobody else has any excuse.

more whining about shitty library web pages 

Impressive chutzpah from Snowy Monaro Regional Library, not even bothering to make their conditions of membership available before requiring new members to agree to them.

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How do you do, fellow youths?

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Someone took a drone shot of our train as we went into Wallan loop about an hour ago.

more whining about shitty library web pages 

Me: "I just want you to put basic information about your services in a reasonable place on the website you already have"

Parkes Shire Library: "Ok but what if we ...linked from our website to a PDF called "FAQ's" [sic] hosted on Box.com?"

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Congratulations to Oberon Library and Civica for making the library website "home" link return an nginx 403 page

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if anyone ever needs a 20-minute primer on linked open data, this video by Miriam Posner is excellent youtube.com/watch?v=VZBpFiLbi-

complaining about software 

I wonder if there's some rule that people designing HR software aren't allowed to have ever worked in an organisation with more than 2 staff members or that offers any kind of flexibility in leave arrangements.

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