I started experimenting with which I noticed being used for the API.

Schemas are a great way to define data structures for an open exchange. They allow others to write parsers without the need to read through a lot of incomplete examples. Schemas can also help keeping your data consistent.

Does anyone know, if the differences in JSON parsers were solved?
What of your JSON data would you write a schema for?

Login walls make your articles inaccessible to your readers.

Popular websites like Twitter, Facebook, Medium and LinkedIn hold a lot of valuable information put there by individuals. They frequently get linked to from the various news sources I consume.
Often login modals pop up, preventing me from reading feeds past the most recent articles.

I am glad decentral alternatives like Mastodon and Wordpress share content without login walls. They even have RSS feeds for external consumption. 👍

And secondly, I'd like to thank @fdroidorg. You've got my second #ILoveFS this year, because you are my daily driver…

Thing is, you are more than just a small app, you're the portal to so many awesome #FLOSS apps making them only one-click away.
Actually, on a a new #Android, you are the very first thing I get. And as long as the device lives, you are it's breathe…

You've got many great improvements recently, and I am sure, you'll continue to improve and never rest.


It's #ILoveFS day again! 🎉

So my first #ILoveFS goes to #BorgBackup (short: #borg) for being a stable, reliable & secure backup solution!
You are my safe engine for backups, all day and night long. Thanks for that wonderful piece of software! 🤗 I don't know what I would do without borg, you already saved me enough times from many big threats, most importantly myself… 😃


It took me way too long to figure out, that the line of equal signs underneath an title must have the same length as the title.

For over an hour I was inspecting example files for binary differences as I thought the incorrect formatting might have been caused by a different encoding.

is looking for full-stack developers, UX designers and product managers with a desire to make life better for .

For their 2019 fellowship they offer placements in , and !


If a stranger on the street follows you and asks for your name and address, that's creepy. But online it is just the norm.

Actually, imagine trackers as a mob of automated robo-strangers which can remember everything they see you do. 🙃

Fight them off by using a 3rd party content blocker, like Firefox has built-in.

On Sat, 2019-Feb-02 I plan to update the shops of Metropolis at Metrotown in . It is the largest mall in British Columbia and some shops are out-of-date.
Feel free to text me some tips or come by, if you live nearby.

Would you map the opening hours on every shop in a mall or can they be added to a relation?


G-Droid 0.7.0 is now available on #fdroid . This version shows apps similar to your installed apps and apps you might also like. Give it a try! This is a new experience to browse apps of the F-Droid repository. #gdroid #Android

Another good thing: it does all these things without stealing your data to analyze it or do any kind of tracking. #deletegoogle 😍

Last year I travelled to and twice to . Without restrictions. There are so many privileges, we take take for granted as EU-citizens. Still there’s much to do in Europe, but let’s improve this Union instead of throwing away the accomplishments. 🇪🇺 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇫🇷 🇩🇪

is the public transport company for the Greater area. In we had hundreds of issues with the reference codes of bus stops.

As of today, we finally resolved all duplicate reference codes and those where the reference code was mapped as a name. That’s a great win for the quality of the map data. 🚌 🚐 🚎


#Mozilla, please don't do this. We don't want this. It might not be an "ad" but it makes you look bad nonetheless. Especially now given that #Firefox is the only non-Chromium browser out there, you need not alienate your user base.

Here's hoping this gets boosted enough. 😞


I resolved about 40 notes in the Vancouver / Burnaby area. Resolving notes by adding buildings, editing addresses or dismissing invalid notes helps other volunteers to focus on the remaining work.

You can view reported issues by enabling the OSM Notes layer on osm.org and some mobile apps, like OsmAnd. Help to keep your neighbourhood up-to-date!

Vancouver, BC is due for a big and several organizations warn about this at every public event.
One should have water and food for a week, blankets to keep warm and a first-aid kit to heal.

What really confuses me is the decision of how much to rely on my phone. Logically, I should never rely on it. However, as for many, it is a portable key to long-distance communication. It is my best way to access chat clients, my password manager and 2FA codes.
Do you store all on paper?

I finally downloaded everything from my old Dropbox account and was able to delete it.
From now on everything will go into my self-hosted .

It's almost 2019, which will bring the first new batch of US public domain works in over 20 years:


This "public domain day" used to happen every year until 1998, when 20 years was added to copyright terms for no real reason other than that large companies like Disney wanted it.

Copyright currently lasts 95 years in most countries, but until the late 1970s it was 56 years, or even shorter if copyright wasn't actively renewed.

#PublicDomainDay #Copyright

Every morning I get an update about the amount of bus stops and fire hydrants in my local mapping area.

Join my Matrix channel, if you are mapping in the area: -vancouver:matrix.org


To work on a activity monitor for Vancouver, I am currently at an meetup. The project is supposed to be a Mastodon bot for something I already have as a chat bot on Matrix.



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