Sam's notebook

All the stations have an adventure August 13th, 2017, 12AM


Today is All The Stations‘ “have an adventure” day, in which they’re asking people to visit a railway station that they’ve never been to before. When I first heard about it I figured I have to end up at somewhere boring like Aubin Grove but as it turns out I’m actually at Wikimania in Montreal! […]

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Puerto Pollensa April 25th, 2016, 3PM


Nearly time to leave Puerto Pollensa, heading to Palma (via Lluc). Heading into the grey day, that is. So much sun and warmth the last few days, and now it’s looking to be a bit drizzly. Actually, I’m quite happy; it’s much nicer walking in this sort of weather. [osm_map_v3 map_center=”39.899,3.065″ zoom=”12″ width=”100%” height=”300″ ]

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Adding data, not systems April 11th, 2016, 6PM

Exploring Open content

For the most part, and leaving aside some tool-making or data-checking programming, I think it is far more relaxing to add data to the world than to add more systems-for-working-with-data. Contributing to Wikisource, Openstreetmap, Commons, even Flickr and Reddit, will further the cause (what ’cause’?) more than building some new system for cataloguing photos or […]

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