Wikipedia.org and sister projects, operating system stats for the first week of April 2021:

* 32.2%: Android
* 26.0%: Windows
* 24.6%: iOS
* (9.2%: Other)
* 6.6%: macOS
* 0.9%: Linux (incl. Ubuntu)
* 0.5%: Chrome OS

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Wikipedia.org and sister projects, browser stats for March 2021:

* 49%: Chrome, Chrome Mobile
* 23.7%: Safari, Mobile Safari
* 5.1%: Firefox, Firefox Mobile
* 2.7%: Edge
* 2.6%: Samsung Internet
* 1.7%: Google app
* 1.9%: Chrome Mobile iOS
* 0.81%: Opera
* 0.79%: Internet Explorer
* 0.27%: Yandex
* 0.15%: DuckDuckGo app

100% = 17.5 billion views (desktop+mobile web, no apps, no bots)

Wikipedia.org and sister projects, by operating system in last week of February 2021:

* 30.7%: Android
* 26.3%: Windows
* 23.7%: iOS
* (11.1%: Other)
* 6.7%: macOS
* 1.3%: Linux (incl. Ubuntu)
* 0.2%: Chrome OS

With December and January behind us, we see this year too had its "temporal shift to mobile" holiday. Each year, some 10% of traffic shifts from desktop Windows and macOS, to mobile Android and iOS; and back a month later.

And, we're continuing to see steady 0.1% increases in Linux!

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Wikipedia.org and sister projects, stats for the month of February 2021:

* 48%: Chrome, Chrome Mobile
* 23.7%: Safari, Mobile Safari
* 4.9%: Firefox, Firefox Mobile
* 2.5%: Edge
* 2.5%: Samsung Internet
* 1.9%: Google app
* 1.9%: Chrome Mobile iOS
* 0.85%: Internet Explorer
* 0.75%: Opera

100% = 15.9 billion views (desktop+mobile web, no apps, no bots)

We're all one of today's lucky "Ten Thousand" at some point, and likely will be many more times in the future.

Each of us take turns filling up on things that "most" people seem to know, for I have yet to meet one who knows all those "most people" things! (non-overlapping subsets etc etc).

Be kind to today's lucky Ten Thousand! ♥️

(H/T @celia)

I came across a rather peculiar implementation of a string repeat function for JavaScript.

There's a built-in for this since ES2015, and prior to that, the following was a common idom:

> str = "x"
> count = 3
> out = (new Array(count + 1).join(str)

But, an MDN contributor thought - we can optimize this! Can you figure out how and why it works?

👉 codepen.io/Krinkle/pen/abmrLdz

Wikipedia.org and sister projects, by operating system after December 2020:

* 30.4%: Android
* 27.0%: Windows
* 25.6%: iOS
* (8.7%: Other)
* 7.0%: macOS
* 0.8%: Linux (incl. Ubuntu)
* 0.5%: Chrome OS

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Wikipedia.org and sister projects, stats for December 2020:

* 49%: Chrome, Chrome Mobile
* 26%: Safari, Mobile Safari
* 4.9%: Firefox, Firefox Mobile
* 2.7%: Samsung Internet
* 2.3%: Edge
* 2.0%: Chrome Mobile iOS
* 1.9%: Google app
* 0.91%: Internet Explorer
* 0.76%: Opera

100% = 16.4 billion page views (desktop+mobile web, no apps, no bots)

"Profiling live Wikipedia traffic with near-zero overhead"

> Each day of Wikipedia backend traffic yields about 3 million stack trace samples, as collected by Excimer, a new a low-overhead sampling profiler for PHP.

I wrote all about it in this year's Performance Calendar:

👉 calendar.perfplanet.com/2020/p

By operating system for November 2020:

* 29.8%: Android
* 27.7%: Windows
* 25.0%: iOS
* (9.8%: Other)
* 6.8%: macOS
* 0.5%: Linux (incl. Ubuntu)
* 0.4%: Chrome OS

References:

* Explore the data:
** analytics.wikimedia.org/dashbo
** Query on stats.wikimedia.org: w.wiki/ozJ

* Raw data:
** analytics.wikimedia.org/publis
** wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/An

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Wikipedia.org and sister project stats for November 2020:

* 49%: Chrome, Chrome Mobile
* 24%: Safari, Mobile Safari
* 5.0%: Firefox, Firefox Mobile
* 2.6%: Samsung Internet
* 2.4%: Edge
* 2.2%: Google app
* 1.8%: Chrome Mobile iOS
* 1.1%: Internet Explorer
* 0.77%: Opera

100% = 16.7 billion page views (desktop+mobile web, no apps, no bots)

A collegue of mine ran into this some interesting code behaviour today. I encountered this before, but didn't realize it was still a thing. Fun times!

Can you guess what caused the string to become an integer?

👉 3v4l.org/odIiW

"How life works in Antarctica" by Wendover

Mini-docu on how it is to live (and work) at our South Pole. Some takeaways:

- Network speeds are limited to 38 kbit/s (!) most of the day. Almost on par with 90s telephone dial-up.
- Rescue operations are harder than for the ISS in outer space. They're cut off 9 months a year.
- It remains the only covid-free continent.

Nebula: watchnebula.com/videos/wendove
YT: youtu.be/ZAEydOjNWyQ

"Europe vs USA Broadband Performance (2020 Report)"

From FairInternetReport:
> American internet users have had a very good 2020: […] median Internet speeds doubled [from] 17.34mbps in 2019 to 33.16mbps in 2020 […] increased 91%.
>
> US average broadband speeds overtook western EU countries […] for the first time in 5 years.
>
> The US stills lags behind many European and developed nations […]
> Italy continues to have the worst internet in the EU, […]

fairinternetreport.com/researc

Wikipedia.org and sister project stats for October 2020:

* 49%: Chrome, Chrome Mobile
* 24%: Safari, Mobile Safari
* 5.1%: Firefox, Firefox Mobile
* 2.6%: Samsung Internet
* 2.3%: Edge
* 2.2%: Google app
* 1.7%: Chrome Mobile iOS
* 1.3%: Internet Explorer

100% = 16.3 billion page views (desktop+mobile web, non-spider/bot)

Fiddling with Wikidata to get a list of Wikipedia articles about known persons that have died of covid, sorted by date and age.

w.wiki/jcv

Celeb death 

Sean Connery died in his sleep last night, at the age of 90 (1930-2020). The end of an era. Farewell!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Con

As of 2018, the US birth rate is approximately 0.455 Miles per hour.

Data source: ssa.gov/oact/babynames/limits.
H/T 🐦️ lunasorcery

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