Ok, going to try a redirect now!

If I'm never seen again this is why! 🫠

I'll be over at @tim

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Well that wasn't too hard. I have an instance setup. Just normal self hosting troubles.

Is there anyway to import toots into this new account?

I read a few years ago it wasn't possible.

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More and more tempted to stand up my own Mastodon instance.

Surely this is a bad idea πŸ™ƒ

I'm not sure where the motivation came from, but I'm back at trying to map every building in Willagee.

To make progress more tractable I'm starting with the western side. The outline is complete! Now to tick off block by block!

The DICOM file format is so frustrating! Every time I feel as though I'm making progress more road blocks πŸ™ƒ

This is very cool! comby.dev/

If you've ever wanted to write a quick codemod to perform a refactor across an entire code base.

Perhaps this is a nicer way than a trickey AST manipulation?

Had a blast this hacking away this weekend, almost have an end to end editor.

Have POI download, super primitive add and edit and really close to getting the upload complete.

osmChange XML format added a bit of complexity, but I'm really pleased with my GeoJSON and JSON Patch setup for representing data internally.

Excited for what I can knock out in the next few nights. Once all of this scaffolding is done I can really start to experiment with user experience tweaks 😁

I want this to be something as approachable to beginners as possible.

In browser, no download required.

I'd also love to experiment with scraping store listing pages and offering StreetComplete - ish prompts like:

"Is there a post box here?"

Which if yes launches into a new marker mode prefilled with the scraped details for confirmation.

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probably doesn't need a new editor. But when has things like this ever stopped me from tinkering on one before πŸ™ƒ

My aim is to streamline adding POI's as best I can. If ID were a mobile friendly and only had the bear bones features that's the dream editor.

So I've converted my quick AusPost locator app prototype into a small react app.

Also added Post Boxes to the mix. There are a ton of things to add to the map!

I wonder if this could be converted into something more general for matching OSM with store locator data.

While importing this data outright doesn't seem like a scalable plan. What kinda improvements could we make to the UX of a POI editing app if there was this data available for most chain stores?


Zoom in on Perth south of the river.

people! What are the most current thoughts on copyright for store locators?


I've found this and read the mailing list. While the position held here would be amazing I don't know if there is much consensus.

Can you share your thoughts?

Continuing my geeking out on , I've done my first gps survey by biking every park's path in my local suburb of Willagee!

Surprisingly quick, and fun to visit parts of my suburb that I haven't been to before.

Looking forward to the tiles rendering so I can see my handwork!

And someones already built a website to view this data!


I'm going to keep labeling everything I know in Perth and see where we get πŸ˜€

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I'm having a blast with OpenStreetMaps today. I found that supports a tag to label restaurants / !

There is a service out there already called HappyCow where the community adds / reviews companies.

I think it'd be awesome to have an open data version!

Hey @hugh and more broadly AusGLAM.

My partner is considering a career change, one of the fields she mentioned was Librarian.

If you were talking to someone with just a surface level understanding of the field, the pathway into it and what the day to day would look like.

Do you have any resources you'd point them to?

Slowly starting to understand what's going on over here on Mastodon!

What felt difficult to navigate when I have tried this over the years, is starting to feel more like individually managed sub-reddits cross with twitter! Amazing!

Tim boosted

This is worth sharing.

It's an animated GIF where every frame is a valid QR code that leads to the "Never Gonna Give You Up" rickroll.

That's kind of amazing.


Hey there πŸ‘‹

I'm Tim, a web developer from Australia, interested in all things web, , .

Poking my head in to see what's going on.

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