I wrote for The Signpost this month, "The people who built Wikipedia, technically", filled with stories of Wikipedia's earliest days and how it grew into what it is today.
The DoJ report is in, #SJSU actively suppressed and ignored reports of sexual harassment/assault from athletes and then retaliated against employees who tried to raise them: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-reaches-16m-agreement-remedy-title-ix-violations-san-jos-state-university
This has been going on for over a decade but really broke open after USA Today published their explosive story in April 2020: https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2020/04/17/san-jose-state-reinvestigates-trainer-claims-sexual-misconduct/5138353002/
The Spartan Daily covered how current athletes felt about the investigation: https://sjsunews.com/article/swimmers-scrutinize-investigation (I contributed to this one)
I wrote a blohpost clearing out any confusion around libadwaita and the recoloring api and addressing all the fud spread from people that should have known better.
It is surprisingly straightforward to move a mailing list from Google Groups to #Mailman 3
Documented the entire process at <https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailman#Import_from_Google_Groups>.
@ooni At @kiwix, we periodicaly prepare an offline package of the Gutenberg Library. Here is the online demo version of it https://library.kiwix.org/gutenberg_mul_all. Here the offline downloadable ZIM package to be read with Kiwix software https://download.kiwix.org/zim/gutenberg_mul_all.zim. We have language dedicated packages as well, like in Italian, see https://download.kiwix.org/zim/gutenberg/
This kind of offline website option is really important not just to people who have broken internet, but also those who live in remote areas or in difficult political situations.
Offline material can be distributed physically or through a local server and mesh network without ever connecting to the internet, which means it can bypass geographic or political barriers.
Kiwix themselves give an interesting example of this: https://www.kiwix.org/en/ladakhipedia-offline/
Can I just gloat for a minute?
One of my teams has a quarterly "Yak Shaving Day" (or week) which is cool but the coolest part is the graphic they have for this edition:
It performs basic checks on package-lock.json because they're impossible to review.
And I formally proposed enabling it in #Wikimedia CI: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/thread/Q63LIVSJQAGFDBEFSXN24EMHGQYNTQJR/
Hey everyone. Our latest blog covering what we've been up to the last month is out. It covers some of the guides and docs we've been working on, as well as some behind the scenes stuff we do to keep the servers healthy.
You can find it here: https://libera.chat/news/just-over-100-days-of-libera-chat
Hope you're all having a good weekend!
i haven't accomplished much today, but: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Can_of_Spam_on_a_log.jpg
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* Mike Richards was a bad selection for host even before The Ringer story.
* Everyone should buy Claire McNear's Jeopardy! book, it's fantastic and she's a great journalist.
* Disappointed over how toxic various J! online communities have gotten over this.
Above all else, the stars of the show are CONTESTANTS, not the host. Everyone should be talking about Matt Amodio and how he credited Wikipedia for helping him study to become the third-highest earner (so far)!!
uh, #airsonic is abandoned/obsolete now :(
time to look into moving to airsonic-advanced, which I hope will be a mostly drop-in replacement
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