My favorite resources for free high resolution photos

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These are some of my favorite places to find quality photographs for free:

  • Wikimedia Commons: the picture archive of Wikipedia offers millions of photographs online. A great deal of them are available under one or another creative commons license. Licensing is clearly stated.
  • pexels.com: all photographs are available under Creative Commons Public Domain (CC0) license. Pictures are aggregated from other sources too.
  • pixabay.com: all pictures (photographs, illustrations, vector graphics, video) are available under Creative Commons Public Domain (CC0) license. Pictures are aggregated. You need to log in to have access to full resolution artwork or SVG-files for vector art.
  • pxhere.com: all photographs under Creative Commons Public Domain (CC0) license. Also comes with a color swatch to show what palette dominates the picture. Login is required to download.
  • freephotos.cc: aggregation of many other sites, mostly CC0

If you're looking for even more links - I haven't verified these myself, but it looks like a nice list... https://wiht.co/freestockimageslist

A nice article on using images in blog articles, was written by Mathew Dixon.

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Imagine...

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Imagine there's no linux
It's easy if you try
No IP addresses for us
Pigeons to make mail fly
Imagine all the people
Running updates on Tuesday...

Imagine there's no searchbot
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to troll or lurch for
And no facebook too
Imagine all the people
Dumbed down to live in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will lock in everyone

Imagine no git sessions
I wonder if you can
No need for make or torrents
A appstore for the man
Imagine all the people
Staring to each others world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will log everyone

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Ten ways to say thank you at FOSDEM

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  1. Get yourself a FOSDEM T-shirt and make a donation
  2. Spread the word on social media
  3. Volunteer at FOSDEM
  4. Volunteer on a stand for your favorite project
  5. Put your empty bottles in the dedicated crates
  6. Put your trash in the litter bags (not the bottles!!)
  7. Buy a developer a drink (ask him to but his empty bottle...)
  8. Invite friends to come over
  9. Join the mailinglist and participate
  10. Say thank you to volunteers, spreakers, developers, FOSDEM staff
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A great audit has CACHET

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iAuditorLooking to create a great audit? You'll need to keep a few things in mind. In short, you should be using the CACHET method:

  • Concrete
  • Analysis
  • Checks
  • Hierarchy
  • Evaluate
  • Tasks

Securing your NetAtmo Urban Weather Station

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For a school health project, I woulld like to place my indoor station in a classroom. Since this is very theft-sensitive, I started thinking about a mild way to secure my station. As we have a 3D-printer in our hackerspace (and there are hackerspaces and fablabs all over the world), I considered creating a case for the station in openSCAD (a 3D design language - www.openscad.org) and to share it with the community.

Obviously, the strength of this solution strongly depends on the material used to print. The typical plastics actually allow to break open the system pretty easily. Nevertheless, it's still a visual form of lockdown - often this will be enough to discourage occasional thieves.

The idea is to connect the two sides with 3 times f.e. Alan bolts and a long M3 rod. The design't isn't printed yet - it's in the plans...

 Here are some screenshots:

netatmo-top

netatmo-bottom

The most recent versions of the OpenSCAD files, can be downloaded from the NetAtmoBox github page. Don't hesitate to submit patches! Please consider this is my first OpenSCAD experience, when providing feedback.

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