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2017 wins the award for second hottest year since we started measuring in 1850. 6 scientific groups dedicated to measuring all measure the same result.

I work in . This week, I helped redesign a structure so that it wouldn't cut the roots of an old Fig tree. I shuffled around some block walls to minimise the amount of construction waste of cut block. I also worked to reuse existing steel on-site instead of creating waste.

It's small, but small things add up. If you do something you feel proud of at work, please share it.

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i changed my system locale from en_US to en_GB and now it's acting weird. please help
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wants to invest in "The Fund provides investment-style funding for early-stage, technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people", further "UNICEF requires that all code, content or hardware developed and tested be open source and be publicly available."... Great initiative!

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"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

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siiick its waaaaayyy to easy to reset a system password on mac os x 10.5

I've written an article about how to view files on , starting with tools with but also talking about other IFC libraries.

If you work in the AEC industry, please support IFC development. The industry is stuck with proprietary tools developed by monopolies, and needs more and international standards.

If you haven't been to , there is the lesser known miniature Sydney harbour bridge somewhere in a random suburb.

Worth the visit.

I posted some videos about running on a while back. Here's , , and the running on Android on a full X environment, just so I keep it on the record!

Hosted on Peertube!

So it turns out IfcOpenShell has a hidden Qt5 interface you can run on to view files!

It's a little buggy, but it's certainly a tad closer towards a good, IFC viewer!

I wonder if there is a fork of links2 or some CLI browser that supports tabs and the kind of half-graphic support that it has.

Given the number of people here who believe that the web got a bit out of hand, I'm curious if you've managed to get working on a browser without running?

If you have, please let me know how :)

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Just compiled IfcPlusPlus on ! This is an IFC BIM viewer. Nice!

The architecture / engineering / construction industry is far behind in terms of FOSS and open standards, so this really needs to be more of a thing.

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If you are doing renders with , I've done a write-up on how to create sphere maps, cube maps, and equirectangular projection for virtual reality image panoramas.

Or if you've ever wondered how those 3D things worked, this might help explain!

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