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Archive for October 31st, 2009

LobbyClue at GovHack

Posted by Dave Bath on 2009-10-31

Lobbyclue at Govhack is a nifty bit of hacking of government data (of the good hacking variety) that will only be up for a short time.

Follow the money between agency, individuals and companies, then click on the item of interest and get their relationships.

Enjoy it while you can get it folks.

I’d love to have this tool applying across the whole of governments in Oz.

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Wild buddies playing games

Posted by Dave Bath on 2009-10-31

I’m wondering how many readers have animal buddies that aren’t pets, but wild, yet seem to enjoy the company of you or your family.

I think such relationships, all parties on equal footing, are much better for all concerned than that between a human and a pet… although it wouldn’t surprise me if sometimes the animal thinks it is the human that has been tamed.

I’ve written before about the local magpie patriarch ("Trav") at my daughter’s place (here, here, here and here), and the wild-animal/child relationship continues to deepen.

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