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    [–] [REQUEST] Galavant rockin-Musicien49 1 points ago in MusicalScores

    The only version I can find online is a transcription. Hopefully the score leaks at some point!

    [–] Why are the URLs for COVID QR codes so long? If they were shorter, the QR would be simpler, easier for your phone to detect rockin-Musicien49 1 points ago in sydney

    I think it could be because it's simpler to pass a single query parameter, as there are 3 places where the data parameters is needed:

    • "Download Service NSW" webpage
    • Service NSW app
    • Service NSW check in webform

    It could also be tricky to handle special chars in a URL with this way too, but I'm not sure what their reasoning is. It's probably too late to change now though, just because so many businesses use it now (just over 500,000 last time I checked).

    I agree with what you're saying though, these codes should definitely be much shorter. Maybe businesses could use a url shortener?

    [–] Why are the URLs for COVID QR codes so long? If they were shorter, the QR would be simpler, easier for your phone to detect rockin-Musicien49 3 points ago in sydney

    The business has to apply for a unique business account (the bid value), but there's nothing stopping you from creating a code yourself if you know the business id.

    [–] Why are the URLs for COVID QR codes so long? If they were shorter, the QR would be simpler, easier for your phone to detect rockin-Musicien49 4 points ago in sydney

    I'm guessing it's two things:

    • It's easy for the app developers to just get the data parameter (and it's also easier for the webform devs),
    • It makes it harder for users to just change the url to see what happens - a big base64 string is more scary than url parameters.

    The business IDs and details can be downloaded from Data.NSW, so theoretically you could generate your own QR code for any business.

    Theoretically...

    [–] Question: has anyone tried downloading files from Concord since they changed their reader format? Any leads are appreciated! Thanks! rockin-Musicien49 2 points ago in DownInTheOrchestraPit

    DM sent.

    Unfortunately it won't work with other sites as I wrote it specially for Concord Reader+ based of RSVPProductions' notes and a bit of fiddling myself.

    Issuu is a "special case" which is very difficult to write a script for, as it uses a custom file format. To get a DP (digital print) PDF out of issuu would require a lot of work as you'd need to lay out the file yourself based on their custom file format (which is why pretty much all issuu downloaders you'll find online only produce low-quality versions of the original file - they use the png previews).

    [–] NSW recorded 1,542 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. rockin-Musicien49 3 points ago in sydney

    From next week, [...] the 11am information will be done by health staff through video link, and Minister Hazzard or I will intermittantly hold press conferences as needed. [...] Sunday will be the last day which we do the press conferences in this way.

    I think the twitter numbers will still be posted as usual, but we'll have to wait and see on Monday.