I probably do stuff around with my website too much (I have again today nuked it and rebuilt it), but what’s the point of having a personal site if you can’t hack on it?
Under PHP 5, I used to put custom PHP configuration in a file such as
/etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/99-foobar.ini and it’d be automatically included by the main
php.ini (after most others, thanks to the
Now in PHP 7, it seems to be more normal to add a custom module in
/etc/php/7.2/mods-available/foobar.ini and enable it with
phpenmod foobar. I guess there’s no priority-setting with this system?
I’ve recently started using the Piwigo app (for Android). It’s getting good! Version 1.0.0 has just been released, and it has the thing that I’ve been wanting for ages: the ability to select multiple photos at once, to upload. Hoorah or what?
So I’ve got to get serious about organising my photo collection now, and make sure a) everything is in my Piwigo; and b) each photo is there only once. I might see if I can help with preventing duplicates at upload time.
There’s a new page on MediaWiki.org called Managing data in MediaWiki. It compares the Wikibase, Semantic MediaWiki, and Cargo extensions. All three of these extensions are about managing the metadata of wiki pages or of concepts represented by those pages.
The thing I love about MediaWiki is that one can give in to the impulse to progressively, gradually, move towards being exact in the representation of data. Each of the above extensions help massively with this, but it’s still pretty easy to get confused about how to do it.
I’ve just uploaded this new (to me) photo of Cossack:
I’ve released another beta version of Embed Wikimedia, with support for three blocks for the WordPress block-editor (Commons, Wikipedia, and Wikidata). There’s still work to be done on their interfaces, but before tackling that I want to sort out support for captions from Structured Data on Commons. There’s a few other bugs too (and I’m sure I’ll write more before I’m done).
The annoying thing about blocks, I’m finding, is that I still write a fair bit with the Android WordPress editor, and so still do old-fashioned embeds where they’re just a bare URL on its own line. I feel like the blocks get away from that simplicity (although, internally, so far they’re exactly the same functionality).
The curly-quotes discussion has ended, and in favour of using them (consistently within a work)! The MoS has been updated to:
Use a consistent style of quotation marks (“straight” or “curly”) within a given work. It is recommended to use “straight” quotes in works where there are a large number of contributing editors, since consistent use of “curly” quotes may be difficult to achieve.
Morrison: Don’t worry kids, you’ll still have an economy to live in. It’ll be a shit economy where you scrabble in the dust for meagre resources while the rich hunt you for sport from their floating pleasure ships. But it will still be an economy. https://t.co/5k69IRjFc2
— dark satanic mill (@Rottoturbine) September 25, 2019
One of the four legs of the metalworking bench was recently sacrificed to make a post for the new letterbox, and so the bench is rather on hold for now. Which is a total relief! Because those bits of jarrah were really a bit rough anyway for the bench I’ve got in mind, with too many holes and rotten bits. So I can now move down the list and get working on the jarrah work stand (or one of… I’ve only got enough timber for one, which will be supremely useless without its mate, but I’m sure I can find more wood for the 2nd stand).
Twitter really is full of rubbish today. Such tense angry words. I’m obviously not ignoring it, but I’ll try to do so now.