One of the arguments against Open Source software has traditionally been the question of support. With regular software, after you purchase it you get a phone number or an email that you contact and a paid support staff will sort out whatever issues you’re having. I’ve come to learn that this is a bit of a fallacy. Continue reading The audacity of using open source software
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Here are the keyboard shortcuts in Transifex (found by clicking on the tool icon, shortcuts)
With the release of OSMAnd 1.8, one can add custom tile layers making it possible to show coverage from Mozilla Location Services in OSMAnd itself. Continue reading How to add Mozilla Stumbler tile layer to OSMAnd
When commenting about the decline in violence in South Thailand recently, someone remarked that there was a link to declining rubber prices. This seemed like an interesting hypothesis so I investigated to see how true this is.
TL;DR: no connection Continue reading Relationship between rubber prices and the South Thailand conflict
I was recently asked to conduct security training for a group of journalists with little or no IT background who were concerned about the integrity and availability of their data as well as security in communicating with their sources and each other. Since it was quite an interesting experience I decided to write this blog post to sum up what I learned by conducting this training.
Mapillary is the new Sweden based crowd courced Street View alternative that has taken the Open Street Map world by storm. One of the main feature according to their legal page is that all the photos are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License with special permission to derive both photos and GPS data for use with Open Street Map. This post contains a brief writeup of a workflow I use to input information into JOSM.
TL;DR: line up the editor and mapillary using aerial imagery for best result.
I December 2013 I had written a blog post analyzing a series of surveys conducted at political rallies and it’s implication for Democratic Development in Thailand, stating my concern that a significant part of the PDRC supporters support authoritarian rule and this could lead to a slide in Democracy. With more recent data, post-coup, prospects for democratic consolidation is actually worse than what had been anticipated.
TL;DR: For democracy to survive, 70% of mass public needs to be committed to it. Only 3.10% of Thais are.
In order to gauge the status of Thai highways in Open Street Map it is useful to compare the difference between a list of highways in Open Street Map that have a reference number (eg. 3, 31, 301, สป.1005 etc.) associated with them already and the official highway registry. Continue reading Open Street Map Thailand highway reference status
When trying to do a
pip install lxml I would get get a
'libxml/xmlversion.h' file not found error, this is how I solved it. Continue reading Solving python lxml installation errors