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My proudest work this week is removing nearly 4,000 lines of code that had been copied around to different MediaWiki extension repositories. gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/q/top

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I love developing free software
And I'm glad I can share it with you!

I released clover-diff 1.1.2 today: gitlab.com/legoktm/clover-diff

* Support for PHPUnit clover.xml files if all the classes are in the same namespace.
* A proper test suite!

More to come soon. I hope.

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The Internet lost a hero today. EFF is mourning the loss of our visionary co-founder, John Perry Barlow. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/john

ICYMI: Between the Brackets is a new podcast by Yaron: betweenthebrackets.libsyn.com/ The first episode is a interview/discussion with my MediaWiki Platform teammate Cindy Cicalese!

gg Eagles :'( Only 7 months until the next game.

After taking a constitutional law class for a week, I feel that every class I've taken before this one has severely underplayed the importance of the 14th amendment.

For example, in Gitlow v. US, the court relied on the due process clause of the 14th amendment to expand freedom of speech and expression protection to state laws or actions. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gitlow_v)

Imagine a US in which state governments were allowed to infringe upon freedom of speech. Thanks #14.

In today's "why does PHP do that :/", it turns out that the test runner for PHP extensions won't exit with a failure status code unless you pass an undocumented environment variable to it salsa.debian.org/mediawiki-tea

Just updated the static site generator that makes blog.legoktm.com/ - I tried pretty hard to not break any links or feeds.

The MediaWiki packaging team for Debian (just me really) is now fully off of the deprecated alioth.debian.org! lists.alioth.debian.org/piperm

Thanks to the Caltrain driver who reopened the doors after Bart was delayed getting into the station and we sprinted to try to get on board!

The new digital signs at Diridon station are pretty nice. Didn't realize how long it's been since I've ridden Caltrain up to San Francisco!

Whoops. Turns out the civil liberties class I signed up for is intended to weed out students who think they eventually want to go to law school. I do *not* want to go law school.

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Biggest argument on why proofreading and copyediting is important in today's age according to my journalism professor: "If you don't, you'll become a meme. You don't want to become a meme."