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Visual Style Guide

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This is our QGIS Visual Style Guide. This document defines standards for the use of the our visual identity. It proposes a modernization of the QGIS brand to make it stronger, more visible and more adaptable to a broad range of use cases.

Liviu Tudor -- Of Man and Internet

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Liviu Tudor

I have spent a lot of time in the Java/JVM ecosystem and that’s where my strength lies nowadays. I “dig” Groovy and more recently a bit of Scala too. And node.js. And … the list goes on — my LinkedIn profile might give a better view on this.

I have been known to be involved with open source projects — be it on my own, within the Apache Software Foundation where I am a contributor or more recently with Netflix OSS.

Inversion of Control Containers and the Dependency Injection pattern

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In the Java community there's been a rush of lightweight containers that help to assemble components from different projects into a cohesive application. Underlying these containers is a common pattern to how they perform the wiring, a concept they refer under the very generic name of "Inversion of Control". In this article I dig into how this pattern works, under the more specific name of "Dependency Injection", and contrast it with the Service Locator alternative.

The Virginia Public Access Project

General Assembly Bills The nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project connects Virginians to nonpartisan information about Virginia politics in easily understood ways. VPAP was founded in 1997 on one simple premise: Because Virginia's ethics laws rely on disclosure, it is imperative that citizens have easy access to public documents related to money in politics. VPAP is fiercely nonpartisan. It has no dog in any political fight. Its singular focus is to give Virginians the information...

iheartopendata.org

Publicly-funded research saves lives and has transformed the way we learn, live and communicate. There are big barriers to finding that research for everyday people - such as paywalls and complicated search features. Given today is Open Data Day we thought that it would be a great moment for us as taxpayers (the funders of large amounts of scientific research!) to advance a set of principles we’d like to see apply to publicly-funded research.

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste - The Washington Post

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The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post.

Meet the Math Professor Who’s Fighting Gerrymandering With Geometry - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Moon Duchin is an associate professor of math and director of the Science, Technology and Society program at Tufts. She realized last year that some of her research about metric geometry could be applied to gerrymandering — the practice of manipulating the shape of electoral districts to benefit a specific party, which is widely seen as a major contributor to government dysfunction.

All About Redistricting

All About Redistricting: Professor Justin Levitt's guide to drawing the electoral lines Redistricting is the way in which we adjust the districts that determine who represents us. Most of our federal legislators, all of our state legislators, and many of our local legislators in towns and counties are elected from districts. These districts divide states and the people who live there into geographical territories. Districts are occasionally the same size as the whole jurisdiction: members of a local school board, for example, may each be elected from...

Town Hall Project || Find a Town Hall Near you

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We are a volunteer-powered, grassroots effort that empowers constituents across the country to have face-to-face conversations with their elected representatives. We are campaign veterans and first time volunteers. We come from a diversity of backgrounds and live across the country. We share progressive values and believe strongly in civic engagement. We research every district and state for public events with Members of Congress.

The Interactive Fiction Database - IF and Text Adventures

The Interactive Fiction Database is an IF game catalog and recommendation engine. IFDB is a Wiki-style community project: members can add new game listings, write reviews, exchange game recommendations, and more. Tips & More Info

These are a few randomly-selected games with high average member ratings. If you log in and rate a few games yourself, IFDB can offer customized recommendations (explain).