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2 weeks ago

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This is the crap we put up with day in day out on the server. Botnets trying to break in. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Canalplan AC

Sign on via Google is no longer supported

Having just spent several months replacing maps because of Google's change to charging policy, and just reaching the stage of being able to start adding some new features, they have hit us with a change to their sign on process.

While changes to support the code are fine, they come with a huge heap of requirements that are very difficult to apply to CanalPlanAC (do you know what the "app home page" is for it? because we don't!), require you to use their styles, engage you in an unhelpful transactional process about this entire process, and lace the whole thing with lecturing us sanctimoniously about privacy.

Frankly, taking lectures on data privacy from Google is like taking lectures on abstinence from George Best, savings from Viv Nicholson, marketing advice from Gerald Ratner or fidelity in relationships (political or marital) from Boris Johnson.

We are reaching the conclusion that taking any services from major providers turns out to be more hassle than it is worth - an immediate saving in set up time is lost several times over with making changes to their timetable and to their rules. We are therefore moving as much as we possibly can "in house" and this is the moment to do it with Google sign on.

Therefore, when Google close Google+ in April, Google sign-on will cease for CanalPlanAC and we are migrating the accounts of all who log in via Google before that date.

So from now on if you try to login under your google account you will be prompted to either use another SSO provider or to migrate to a "traditional" Canalplan Account
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3 weeks ago

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I'm currently rebuilding my laptop so am documenting everything that needs to be installed on a linux machine to get a local copy of canalplan running. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Canalplan AC

Today's technology lets enthusiasts do things for everybody.

CanalPlanAC is clearly an example of this. So are Andy Tidy's erudite videos on the lost waterways of Birmingham under the "Canal Hunter" banner. That someone could script, film, edit and publish this sort of thing all by themselves would have been almost impossible until very recently.

Well worth a view - start here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0M4xOKl2kU

He has just started to release series 2.This video is about discovering the lost sections of canal associated wth the original Birmingham Canal built in 1769, now part of the Birmingham Canal Navig...
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1 month ago

Canalplan AC

We're working on a lot of bug fixes at the moment. Nick's working on Canalplan bugs and Steve has been doing a huge amount of work on the Canalplan AC plugin for Wordpress. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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Aunty Acid
Go girl!
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2 months ago

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Thanks for the advanced notice Google... ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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I'm really rather pleased with the new interactive map for finding places.

Give it a go: canalplan.org.uk/gazetteer (no maps appear until you select an area).
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