Saturday, July 06, 2013

Shared directories in Ubuntu using ACLs

A nifty article on how to use ACLs in Ubuntu to share directories effectively between user accounts.

I read in another blog on the way to the above link, that Ubuntu has a fairly prescriptive user permissions model, and I just wish they'd spell out what it is... Instead, users and administrators are left to pull together blogs, like this...

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Yahoo Pipe to Google maps integration

Yahoo Maps are a bit rubbish, so I looked for a way to easily pull together a  map I don't dislike using.

The map's here; the original data's here; and the Yahoo pipe between is here.

This map is a handy reference to the Victorian state government's public register of convictions for food safety offences. It's also a nice example of how cloud services can be integrated and mixed, and matched - Yahoo does provide a map interface to this data, but their maps are terrible.

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