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Some GUADEC Istanbul pictures

Earlier this month we went to GUADEC 2008 to give a talk on GeoClue and geo-information frameworks for mobile Linux desktops. Quite good fun, especially the Bosphorus cruise! After the conference we continued vacationing in south Turkey, scootering to the ruins of Ephesus and taking a yacht cruise from Fethiye to Olympos. More photos on Flickr.

A List Apart Survey 2008 for people who make websites

A List Apart has a new survey for people involved in web business. Remove the web, and billions in trade disappear. Websites enable people who can’t walk to run to the store. They bring knowledge and freedom of thought to places where such things are scarce; make every person with a connection a citizen of the world; and allow every...
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OpenStreetMap's user-generated data wins when there are changes

I've blogged about OpenStreetMap, the user-generated open content map service, before. Having electronic map data freely available will enable completely new solutions for navigation and experiencing our surroundings. Being user-generated, OpenStreetMap can cope with changing environment in a much better way than the proprietary offerings. For instance: When walking to office today I noticed there was construction work ongoing to...
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Hello Planet GNOME

Hi, all! My blog's desktop feed has recently been added to Planet GNOME, and so here is a quick introduction: My name is Henri Bergius and I am a free software hacker focused on things like the Midgard framework and some location-aware applications for desktop and mobile. I work at Nemein, a small Finnish CMS consultancy building stuff on top...
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Dataset: Pamplona's bull run

Off the Map has posted an interesting dataset of the Pamplona San Fermin bull run: In honor of the festival that kicked off this week, I thought that this was a great opportunity to show how Finder! can be a great trip planning tool. With the ability to download geographic datasets of your choice as well as create your own,...
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At least we won the Ice Cream Deathmatch

While Tampere was lost, we won't return from GUADEC without any medals: I won the ice cream deathmatch held during the Collabora boat party on Bosphorus. From Vincent Untz: We of course had the Ice Cream Deathmatch. So, it seems people thought it was all about speed, while really it's all about enjoying :-) On the other hand, Henri Bergius...
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Notes from GUADEC Istanbul

GUADEC is held in Istanbul this year, and as has been the custom in 2006 and 2007, I again came there to discuss making the Linux desktop location aware. This year I gave the "GeoClue and Gypsy - geo-information frameworks for mobile Linux desktops" talk together with Jussi Kukkonen and Iain Holmes. With Linux devices hitting more and more pockets...
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New profile pages on maemo.org

maemo.org has been having user profile pages for a while, and now it was time to overhaul their visual design. Here is the new design: In addition to new visuals, the profile page also now displays automatically collected data like user's latest blogs and favourited news items, and allows entering of new data like IRC nickname and multiple email addresses....
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Midgard2: Future in the clouds

There has been quite a lot of talk about cloud computing lately. When we had the previous MidCOM3 coding sprint we discussed over beer how Midgard2 could fit into the cloud. As replication has been a core Midgard feature since the early days, that was the obvious angle to start looking from. The way I see Midgard2 in the cloud...
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Volkswagen's 1 liter car looks promising

Volkswagen has released some information about their 1 liter per 100km car that will supposedly debut in 2010, and I have to say it looks cool: It provides the combination of compactness and fuel economy that usually only motorcycles reach, and at the same time protects from the elements. As I've always loved the old Messerschmitt mini-cars it resembles I...