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Frank Warmerdam
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I am seeking to fill a couple data pipeline engineer roles here at Planet. Image Processing, Python and GDAL are relevant skills. SF, Seattle or remote in USA or Canada are all acceptable. You would be working with me - whether that seems like a plus or not is up to you. The people below are coworkers, though not actually on the pipeline. I'm not sure how it picked this picture.

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I wish I had joined in the women's march today in SF, but on my way home there was an extensive collection of signs from the march on display in the Civic Center BART station. While I'm ambivalent about some of the other protests against Trump, I think calling out and rejecting misogyny is very positive thing to do, and the great turn out all over the country drives the point home. 

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Leonard Cohen is dead. For most of my life I have only had the vaguest sense of his music. But a few years ago when I dug into the background of the song Hallelujah (which I heard via Jeff Buckley), I realized it was actually Leonard Cohens'. I recently added hist latest album, You Want it Darker to my library and it is haunting and dark. It wasn't until I read the NYT review that I realized the follow stanza was his as well, though it comes up from somewhere in my collection from time to time.

And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water,
And he spent a long time watching from his lonely wooden tower,
And when he knew for certain only drowning men could see him,
He said “All men will be sailors then until the sea shall free them.”
But he himself was broken, long before the sky would open,
Forsaken, almost human, he sank beneath your wisdom like a stone.

Today I think I'll explore his work - it's darkness fits my mood.

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Planet is looking for an imaging expert for the Imaging Ops team. Python/C++ imaging experience, and a passion for image quality are assets. This isn't my team, but this team works closely with me. 

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I am off to Berlin first thing in the morning (which will involve sleeping overnight in the airport -- ugg).  After a lengthy inactivity, I have done something useful today for the OSGeo System Administration Committee, adding recaptcha support to the venerable OSGeo Userid page.  It was kind of fun!

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While I live in a country where so many are bankrupted by the cost of health care, it seems crazy that parking costs are seen as the pressing issue for citizens in Canada.  

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This week Nathalie, my wife for 16 years, was murdered.  Our kids, and her family are huddled down trying to process this, and I appreciate all the all the expressions of support and condolence.  This coming week, on Tuesday and Thursday there will be services to remember her here in Renfrew County.  Details and other information are available through this link.   

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If you like CartoDB,  +Planet Labs and/or beer consider dropping by our office next week for a refreshment with a variety of geo-people at our office on 9th.  RSVP through the link.

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I was one of the folks who immediately jumped on this +Humble Bundle.  I read The Ocean at the End of the Lane a year or two ago and really enjoyed it (and passed it on to +Valerie Warmerdam who I hope also enjoyed it).  I also heard him speak in the Authors at Google series when I was there which was special.  I also believe I read Anansi Boys which was cool.  Neil is best known for Sandman graphic novels, but I've actually never read them.  Anyways, for me it was a no brainer to grab his Humble Bundle to see some of his other work, and I didn't hesitate to do it at a level to ensure I got to see everything.  For me this is an example of direct fandom supporting artists that folks love. 
Holy Thundering Sludgebuckets! THANK YOU!
The Humble Bundle went live almost ten hours ago. It's broken all the previous Humble Bundle records for Books.  As I type this, about 7000 people have already bought the  Bundle. It's raised $133,000. And it's done something really peculiar... The average ...
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