OpenStreetMap Foundation Commitments

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You want to contribute to OpenStreetMap even more than you do now. What can you do to help? You are considering running for a seat on the OpenStreetMap Foundation Board of Directors. Or perhaps you are considering volunteering on one of the OpenStreetMap Foundation Working Groups.

But you're concerned that you might be signing up for more than you realize. What's really involved? How large is the commitment? What are the commitments? Read more about OpenStreetMap Foundation Commitments

OpenStreetMap Foundation Board Elections 2014

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The OpenStreetMap annual conference, State of the Map is coming up soon. Which means that the OpenStreetMap Foundation Election to the Board of Directors is also coming up soon! Here is what you need to know. Two of the seven board seats are up for election this year.

You should go to State of the Map

Meeting with other OpenStreetMap contributors, in person, is an important thing to do. You should do this if you care about OpenStreetMap. Attend events. Especially events where you can meet mappers from all around the World. Read more about OpenStreetMap Foundation Board Elections 2014

The OpenStreetMap Foundation Board

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We just had the Thanksgiving Day weekend here in Canada. This seems an ideal time for me to thank some people in the OpenStreetMap community. Today, I offer my thanks to the OpenStreetMap Foundation Board of Directors. You'll find the list of seven board memebrs and their biographies on the Foundation web site. If you are interested in OpenStreetMap and you aren't familiar with the folks on the board, take a few minutes to learn more about them. Read more about The OpenStreetMap Foundation Board

Toucan Bluetooth Speaker Teardown

Goal: Teardown the Toucan Bluetooth Speaker to find out what is inside, and particularly, can I fit a RaspberryPi inside it?

The Toucan Bluetooth Speaker is a ubiquitous promotional product. It is availabe from a large number of vendors, who customize it with your desired brand. A web search will find many potential sources. Read more about Toucan Bluetooth Speaker Teardown

Weekend to End Women's Cancers 2014 - wrapup

Before

It had been raining all night. Pretty hard at times. The event started at the stadium, so we walked there in a drizzle. But we were cool. We had trained in worse weather, and we had our rain gear. So here we are, mostly confident and mostly dry. Read more about Weekend to End Women's Cancers 2014 - wrapup

Walking desk conversion

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I built a project from wood today. Shown in the image are the drops from the little bit of cutting I had to do. Yes, the facets are supposed to be asymetrical; only the uncut sides are intended to be parallel. No, the faces are not supposed to be that wobbly. Oddly, the one in the foreground was cut second and should have had the benefit of improving with practice. It did not improve. I'll say that I had the first piece positioned better in the vise. I'll have to remember that.

What did I make? Read more about Walking desk conversion

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