Andy Mabbett suggests how the United Kingdom parliamentary website’s URL structure for biographies could be improved; and why it should be. Continue reading
Posted in annoyances, ideas, open data, Wikipedia
Tagged House of Commons, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, Jim Knight, linked data, linked open data, open data, open linked data, parliament, Tim Berners-Lee, Tom Watson, url, urls, web, web management, Wikidata, wikipedia
Andy Mabbett calls on the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to relax the licensing conditions they impose on grantees
Andy Mabbett is not happy with the government’s delayed and inadequate response to his request for open data on gritting routes.
Posted in annoyances, hyperlocal, local government, open data, OpenStreetMap, volunteering
Tagged Cabinet Office, FoI, Freedom of Information, frit, gritting, highways, Highways Agency, ODUG, open data, Open Data Users Group, open government, OpenStreetMap, roads, salt
Andy Mabbett is disappointed by Transport Scotland’s response to his suggestion of a plaque to mark Jordanhill station as the subject of Wikipedia’s one-millionth article.
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Tagged Alemannisch, Arabic, blue plaque, bureaucracy, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, French, geo:latitude=55.8826, geo:longitude=-4.3246, geotagged, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, latin, million, plaque, Polish, QRpedia, Romanian, Russian, ScotRail, Scottish Transport, Simple English, Spanish, Swedeish, Thai, Transport Scotland, Welsh, wikipedia
Andy Mabbett asks for help automating a large series of find’n’replace operations, which need to be performed monthly, to update the West Midland Bird Club website which he maintains.
Andy Mabbett wishes Google Books would make better use of the screen-space on his netbook.