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Configure Garmin Express to download files to a different partition

Short answer: you can't. Files (map data, firmware updates etc.) are always downloaded to %ProgramData%\Garmin\CoreService\Download (typically C:\ProgramData\Garmin\CoreService\Download)

The only solution I could find is to move that folder to another partition (make sure to completely exit Garmin Express first), then create a link to it:
c:>cd C:\ProgramData\Garmin\CoreService

c:\ProgramData\Garmin\CoreService>mklink /J Downloads "d:\Garmin.Downloads"
Junction created for Downloads <<===>> d:\Garmin.Downloads

c:\ProgramData\Garmin\CoreService>


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Add HEIF support to Ubuntu Linux 18.04 (thumbnails / gimp) - preview and open HEIC files from iPhone directly in Ubuntu

Since Apple moved from JPEG to HEIF as default format about two years ago, there has been a lot of progress.

There is a very straightforward way to add minimal HEIC/HEIF support to Ubuntu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:strukturag/libheif
sudo apt-get install heif-gdk-pixbuf heif-gimp-plugin heif-thumbnailer

That's it! You don't even need to logout or restart, the new functionality is available immediately.

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Add HEIF support to Ubuntu Linux 18.04 (thumbnails / gimp) - preview and open HEIC files from iPhone directly in Ubuntu

Since Apple moved from JPEG to HEIF as default format about two years ago, there has been a lot of progress.

There is a very straightforward way to add minimal HEIC/HEIF support to Ubuntu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:strukturag/libheif
sudo apt-get install heif-gdk-pixbuf heif-gimp-plugin heif-thumbnailer

That's it! You don't even need to logout or restart, the new functionality is available immediately.

More details here and here.

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Geohashing Wiki Down

The geohashing wiki hosted at wiki.xkcd.com/geohashing had been down since September 2019.

It is now back at a new address https://geohashing.site/geohashing/.

[updated with the latest info on 2020-03-09]
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All-black maps with staticmaplite (OSM static map generation - Access control configuration prevents your request from being allowed)

I've been using the staticmaplite library for a while to generate static maps based on OSM tiles.

Recently I started getting the following error when downloading tiles:
Access control configuration prevents your request from being allowed at this time. Please contact your service provider if you feel this is incorrect.
The OSM team was very responsive when I contacted them and they pointed me to https://operations.osmfoundation.org/policies/tiles/.

Based on that info, I checked how staticmap.php was fetching tiles and noticed that the User-Agent string was hardcoded to "Mozilla/4.0". I fixed this and now I can fetch tiles again. You can get the updated version from here: https://github.com/crox-net/staticmaplite.

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