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.
My favorite memory from 105.3 was when they did a poll on what bands they should play more of and which to play less of.
Linkin Park topped both lists.
The alternative rock radio station I've listened to ever since I figured out how radio works just disappeared overnight: https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/why-is-105-3-fm-suddenly-playing-guns-n-roses-and-prince/
> On Friday, Axelsen declared, “Alternative rock radio just officially died in the Bay Area.”
thanks for all the memories, no idea what I'm going to listen to in my car anymore.
Entering the Matrix 👩💻
We are happy to announce an expansion of the Tor community's day-to-day conversations by bridging our IRC community the Matrix platform.
For regular Tor users, it means that you can chat with us using a friendly App like Element.
Hatchet and Winterdance are two of my favorite books, and my very worn copies still sit atop my bookshelf.
After a year of development, major libzim release 7.0.0 is out! https://email@example.com/thread/45Q35AAMCN6JVFCZ5T6UVY7BYQVW2USH/
Interested in stewardship of the Creative Commons licenses and what that means? A draft with our values, commitments, and priorities is up for public comment. If you care about versioning, translation, participation, or many other areas, take a look:
btw this web page that spits out whether your brower claims to support *every subtype ever* of MP4 is very handy
It was surprisingly simple to set up cross-building for #Windows binaries on my #Rust projects in CI: https://gitlab.com/legoktm/rust-ci-pipeline/-/commit/21c61d0412e6636c110fbd0461908c93ff5eda7c
And the one place I was using Unix-specific code has been caught at compile time \o/
Whenever I make new releases, Windows binaries will be uploaded by CI, but in the meantime here's my "hello world" test repo: https://gitlab.com/legoktm/test-rs/-/releases/0.1.11
#Kdenlive is entering a phase of many massive changes. First up, KDE's full-featured video editor is now part of the ASWF's list of recommended tools, alongside software used at Disney, Warner Brothers, Netflix, Amazon Studios and more.
Stayed tuned for more exciting announcements in the coming months.
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/
MediaWiki core dev, Debian Developer, Wikipedian. Inactive journalist, believer in free software and free knowledge.
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