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Frank Warmerdam
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These two guys were good samaritan bystanders killed while trying to protect a couple women on public transit in Portland. Holding it together as a civilization depends in part on the willingness of everyday people to put themselves at risk to contain the dangerous. They are heros. It also hit be kind of hard because I was a bystander to a confrontation at a BART station recently that involved a knife and looked like it could escalate. One good fellow stepped in to try and de-escalate things till the police arrived, and I stayed within a few feet in case help was needed. Ultimately one of many confrontations that ends pretty harmlessly, but it is hard to know.

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Wow, what a powerful and sad story. 

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GDAL/OGR 2.2 released! Great work by Even and the whole current team. No contributions from me (except by proxy through Even).

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A nice GDAL tutorial from my coworker and friend +Robert Simmon.

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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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