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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.

Featuring interviews with @brion, @eloquence and more!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedi

The DoJ report is in, actively suppressed and ignored reports of sexual harassment/assault from athletes and then retaliated against employees who tried to raise them: justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-dep

This has been going on for over a decade but really broke open after USA Today published their explosive story in April 2020: usatoday.com/in-depth/news/inv

The Spartan Daily covered how current athletes felt about the investigation: sjsunews.com/article/swimmers- (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.

blogs.gnome.org/alatiera/2021/

#gnome #gtk

It is surprisingly straightforward to move a mailing list from Google Groups to 3

Documented the entire process at <wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ma>.

@ooni At @kiwix, we periodicaly prepare an offline package of the Gutenberg Library. Here is the online demo version of it library.kiwix.org/gutenberg_mu. Here the offline downloadable ZIM package to be read with Kiwix software download.kiwix.org/zim/gutenbe. We have language dedicated packages as well, like in Italian, see download.kiwix.org/zim/gutenbe

@kiwix

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: kiwix.org/en/ladakhipedia-offl

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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:
mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_R

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New project: prometheus-airnow-exporter scrapes air quality info for your zip code from AirNow.gov's API

lib.rs/crates/prometheus-airno

Threw it together pretty quickly as a PoC to see if I could set up alerting when the air gets bad.

Just released 0.2.0 of package-lock-lint: lib.rs/crates/package-lock-lin with lockfileVersion 2 ( 7) support!

It performs basic checks on package-lock.json because they're impossible to review.

And I formally proposed enabling it in CI: lists.wikimedia.org/hyperkitty

LEGO Masters (Australia) is waaaay better than the US version, it's not even close.

You get to see the builds in progress more often and for longer, less host interruptions and showboating and better feedback from the judge.

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: libera.chat/news/just-over-100

Hope you're all having a good weekend!

NeoChat is a free open source @matrix messaging app for Linux desktop and mobile. You can follow at:

➡️ @neochat

It's made by @kde and the official NeoChat website is at apps.kde.org/neochat

#NeoChat #Matrix #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Messenger #IM #InstantMessenger #Messaging

Jeopardy! drama 

* 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)!!

Our 2021 haul! The first two rows are the free comics, the rest were all on sale.

Not pictured: a fantastic Doctor Strange poster my sister found, still needs flattening

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Happy Free Comic Book Day! freecomicbookday.com/

Normally in May, is a great opportunity to support local comic book, board game and book stores. In addition to the free comics, many will have store-wide sales.

Bad: the troll/abuser in MediaWiki related Matrix rooms is back.

Good: the mjolnir anti-abuse bot we set up works perfectly, it took one command from a moderator and they were banned across all our rooms and abusive messages redacted.

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