I’ve updated the Wikisource validated works’ category browser tool to include other languages. So far it’s just Italian, and to some perhaps-incorrect extent French (there’s only four? that’s not right). I just need more Wikisources to tell me the names of their validated works and root categories, and it’ll just be a matter of adding […]

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A new Wikisource survey is being conducted! During the survey, you will be asked questions regarding your personal involvement with the Wikisource project, your preferences regarding governance and technology, and your opinion on how a Wikisource Conference should be shaped. With the support of Wikimedia Österreich and Wikimedia Italia, a Project and Event Grant proposal […]

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There are currently two things that are annoying me about Wikisource books. These are: the inclusion of hyperlinks (to be all 1990s about it, with using that word); and the usage of straight quotation marks. Links I can forgive, or even actively enjoy, in non-fiction; but in fiction, they have no place. (So think I, […]

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Every now and then I recap on where and what I store online. Today I do so again, while I’m rather feeling that there should be discrete and specific tools for each of the things. Firstly there are the self-hosted items: WordPress for blogging (where photo and file attachments should be customized to the exact […]

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I have finished proofreading Mister Kimberly’s 1897 History of West Australia, or at least the first twenty-one main chapters. I fixed up a couple of hundred typographical errors in the Wikisource text. There really wasn’t much wrong, just small stuff. I was repeatedly amazed at the high quality of the proofreading and typesetting of Hesperian […]

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This week’s Gazette has an announcement about Freopedia and the editing sessions we’re holding at the Fremantle Library. (That QR code, by the way, goes to http://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/home/List_of_News_and_Media/November_2012/Help_promote_your_city; the code illustrating that article is for ‘Nastco stock photos’.) Relatedly, here’s an interesting article from the Smithsonian Institute about why it’s nice to edit Wikipedia with friends, […]

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I wish I didn’t know how to code. For a programmer, the solution to every problem is to write more code. But sometimes, all that is needed is to write proper words. To explain things and explore them through prose. Not to remove oneself to the meta-realm of trying to understand the general structure of […]

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