Category Archives: Technology

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QGIS & the Open Source Mapping software stack

At home, I just installed QGIS (Desktop GIS), again after long time, on OpenSUSE 13.2. Looks good. I needed to enable relevant repository (in my case: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Application:/Geo/openSUSE_13.2/ ) I have been also looking at web articles of whole open source … Continue reading

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Using Secure https (TLS) over http

This blog is now accessible via more secure https (TLS). The default site address is now https://j12.org/blog/ Here are lines in .htaccess file for this j12.org website that mean http requests are redirected to use a https connection RewriteCond %{HTTPS} … Continue reading

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Use Encryption

There are many ways I recommend to use and deploy, where you have opportunity, encryption, to keep your privacy, and encourage others. This blog is not available via SSL/HTTPS but I am considering it [Update: now available via SSL: https://j12.org/blog/ … Continue reading

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Addresses: moving in right direction with GeoPlace

Update July 2011; GeoPlace is now up and running . GeoPlace™ – a government initiative for national addressing New agreement set to create a single address database LGA media release – 3 December 2010 FAQ (pdf) GeoPlace™ Q&As [lga.gov.uk] New … Continue reading

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Protected: The clear out continues….

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OpenSUSE 11.3

Just upgraded my desktop computer to OpenSUSE 11.3. It was very smooth and the changes look good. But not that much seems to have changed since 11.2 which suits me. Amarok has a better look for my podcast list with … Continue reading

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Ferry Gait streets added to Open Street Map

Last Sunday I wondered around some new streets called Ferry Gait in may area collecting the names and adding them to Open Street Map. They just were rendered since I last looked yesterday at it. I am quite pleased. A … Continue reading

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