The story behind Parsoid and it's 2X perf boost after porting to PHP, from the Parsing Team at Wikimedia.
The second installment of my Spartan Daily tech column, Binary Bombshells, is out! I discuss design flaws in Twitter that lead to harassment and how Mastodon addresses some of them: https://sjsunews.com/article/binary-bombshells-twitters-tools-help-online-harassers
The first installment of my new tech column "Binary Bombshells" in the Spartan Daily is out - give it a read: https://sjsunews.com/article/binary-bombshells-values-exist-in-all-technologies
My accomplishment for this week is acing the Cybersecurity category, including the two triple stumpers that none of the #JeopardyGOAT s got right!
A few months late, but we started rewriting HTTP links to use HTTPS automatically on Wikimedia sites based on the HSTS preload list: https://blog.legoktm.com/2019/12/28/automatically-rewriting-links-to-use-https-on-wikimedia-sites.html
There are three major players in California. UC (pulled out), CSU (negotiating), and SCELC, which is endorsing/supporting the UC pull out (https://www.islab.gseis.ucla.edu/2019/09/24/scelc-supports-the-university-of-californias-push-for-open-access-to-research/)
Education faculty: I respect the UC's decision to walk away.
The problem is that faculty are "graded" on their research impact by published articles. We need to look at the impact on how faculty are assessed/measured, and whether they are incentivized to make their research #OpenAccess so it has a larger impact.
Free software / free knowledge / free society: MediaWiki & friends. Wannabe journalist.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!