Please also consider this my announcement that I'll be moving my profile over to wikis.world shortly! Thanks to mastodon.technology for hosting me all these years.
Dear #wiki enthusiasts on the Fediverse,
Taavi and I are excited to announce the initial launch of Wikis World, a Mastodon server for wiki enthusiasts: https://wikis.world/
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikis_World has some more details.
SecureDrop 2.5.0 is scheduled to be released on October 18. This release will include new server-side session handling for the Journalist interface and API, security updates to production dependencies, and miscellaneous improvements in the Source and Journalist Interfaces.
Yet another new blog post: A short #Scribunto sprint
Some improvements I made to #MediaWiki's Lua templating system over the past few weeks
I have sad news: mastodon.technology will be shutting down by the end of 2022. Access will be restricted no earlier than December 1.
More details here: https://ashfurrow.com/blog/mastodon-technology-shutdown/
I encourage you to export your data and migrate to a new server as soon as possible.
Thank you to everyone who trusted me as their admin. This was a difficult decision. I wish I could continue, but I can't.
This year's WikiConference North America theme is "open knowledge allies" ...so my submission proposal is "Working together with Debian"!
Submissions are open through Oct. 15
#mediawiki security update has landed in #Debian: https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/2022/msg00215.html
There are a lot of CVEs listed, but these are all low severity issues, often not exploitable with the default config.
Very glad to learn that Gov. Newsom signed AB 1800, "Charlie's Law", yesterday: https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/05/13/opinion-charlies-law-would-save-lives-of-with-blood-cancers/
If you're under 40, you can join the Be the Match registry pretty quickly online: https://my.bethematch.org/s/join?language=en_US and they'll send you a swab kit in the mail.
For two straight weeks 9 out of 10 of the top 10 viewed articles on Wikipedia were about the British Royal family. The 10th article was a newly released Bollywood film lmao.
Wheee, the #Rocket stable 0.5 release is actually coming soon (hopefully, per Sergio in the Matrix room).
My #Debian firmware GR vote is 6437215.
In order of preference:
1. Amend the Social Contract to allow for non-free firmware in installers.
2. Have a installer w/ non-free firmware next to the fully free one.
3. None of the above
4. Have only a non-free installer OR status quo, the installer w/ non-free firmware is not part of Debian.
Our developer documentation has moved! You can now view it at:
Looking to get started with SecureDrop development? Please see our guide for contributors:
Blog post to come eventually!
hahahaha jinxed it. bit-for-bit reproducibility is one of those things where even if you get 99.9% of the way there, it's still a failure unless you hit 100%.
I wrote up where I got stuck at https://github.com/freedomofpress/securedrop/issues/5901#issuecomment-1248621859
I'm done with expanding https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_United_States_railroad_labor_dispute for tonight, mostly the Background section needs more about working conditions and criticism from unions (I linked some sources for the BNSF points dispute on the talk page)
Photos from yesterday's "The Objectivity Wars" event at the Columbia School of Journalism, including two people who were missing photos on their #Wikipedia articles!
We've got a new part-time, 6 month front-end development gig at Freedom of the Press Foundation. Fixed $40K budget, you propose the fees schedule that works for you. Come work on https://pressfreedomtracker.us/ and our other sites.
Remote, with preference for candidates who are available for communication during afternoon work hours US eastern time:
MediaWiki core dev, Debian Developer, Wikipedian. Inactive journalist, believer in free software and free knowledge.
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