I'm mostly an open content geek: recording all that can be in the digital memex (i.e the Wikimedia universe); mapping and walking in Fremantle (for OpenStreetMap); striving for a bit of simplicity; and now and then building bits of wooden furniture by hand.
I’ve had to give up on my camera because it’s battery has died. So I’m stuck with the phone. Although, there’s something good too about being able to describe photos as soon as I take them, rather than waiting and maybe forgetting why i took them.
Like this strange rusty bouy thing on the beach, but probably this is a bad photo and shouldn’t be used.
Heading back to the Settlement now, and I’ve stopped at the army jetty to have a look at it now that the unsafe concrete decking has been demolished. It’s a bit boring now, just a groyne, but good that it’s nit going to squash anyone I guess!
Another good point from Lucas Billett: “Define the wiki community as the people who are allowed to see the content.” Turns the usual corporate objection to MediaWiki on its head. The communities are usually much larger than and of fewer number than at first though.
The latest Between the Brackets with Lucas Billett talks about using a wiki in a decades-old organisation — a factory that’s been in business for 160 years. I can’t imagine what it’s like to work in an place like that! It sounds like their use of MediaWiki is pretty interesting too.
The Wikisource discussion about curly quotes is progressing I think. I think curly quotes make works look better when exported to epub, and I read novels quite often (from Wikisource) and their punctuation often annoys me, so I hope this proposal gains more support.
I cycled to Perth yesterday, mainly as a way to stop thinking about things. I didn’t really think there would be any OSM mapping to be done on such a popular route, and there wouldn’t have been if it weren’t for the roadworks along the freeway
which forced me to cross over the overpass and ride through the streets of South Perth. The official detour ended and I could have crossed back, but I carried on… through non-cyclepaths and large detours around intersections.
I looked at the map, and it did actually look like there was a whole path along the golf course that wasn’t on the map, but actually it was added a month ago and OSMand hasn’t updated yet.
But it was interesting to see the new timber shingles being put on the Old Mill.