31st August, 2006

Sydney Python Pub Night

Filed under: python — admin @ 11:35 am

For the next meeting of the Sydney Python group we are trying something a little different. Next Thursday, the 7th of September, we are having a pub night. The gathering will take place from 6:30pm at the Grace Hotel on the corner of King and Clarence Streets in the city.

There is no fixed agenda or prepared presentations. I suspect that laptops will be opened and ideas exchanged though. All are welcome, we’d be especially chuffed if people who aren’t Python aficionados come along and share some knowledge. It would be great if we could turn this into something like the London 2.0 meetings.

As usual the details are on Upcoming.org.

29th August, 2006

Location Tagging Photos

Filed under: General — admin @ 3:00 pm

Today Flickr, my photo management web site of choice (sorry Charles) have launched support for geo-tagging photos. Which is nice. I particularly like the way it has been implemented. You just select your photos in the organizr and then click on the map tab where you mark the location they were shot in. I’m not entirely convinced by the value of this (why do I need to know where my house is for instance?) but my inner librarian absolute revels in this kind of classification.

Of course if you’re in Australia the Yahoo! Maps support is somewhat spotty. Why am I surprised? They’ve managed to get the names of the major cities and towns on their map of the big brown land but that’s about it. Which means that until the people with the exclamation mark get their data updated to include the backwater I live in I’ll be sticking with the localize bookmark from Sumaato. Even if it does leave rather untidy ‘geo:lon’ and ‘geo:lat’ tags on my photos it at least includes coverage of the places they were taken in.

14th August, 2006

OSDC Proposal Accepted

Filed under: database,python — admin @ 5:02 pm

My proposal to talk at the 2006 Open Source Developers Conference has been accepted. All I’ve got to do now is write the paper.

OSDC 2006

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