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I'm a Software Engineer at the Wikimedia Foundation, and so of course my personal website is a wiki (running on MediaWiki). In my spare time I volunteer with WikiClubWest to work on Wikimedia projects, mostly around my family's genealogy and local Western Australian history (especially to do with Fremantle). I try to keep up with issues on all the things I maintain (but usually fail).
I'm currently reading the following: A Puritan Bohemia (Margaret Sherwood, 1896), and Doctor Thorne (Anthony Trollop), and Perth (David Whish-Wilson, 2013), and The Railway Adventures (Geoff Marshall; Vicki Pipe, 2018).
To contact me, you can email me or find me on Matrix as '@samwilson:matrix.org'. If you want to leave a comment on this site (by creating an account), you need to know the secret code
Tuart (it's not very secret, but seems to be confusing enough for most spammers).
Anyone would think I'm obsessed with holes being dug in Freo streets, but really most of this week I've been squarely concerned with MediaWiki stuff. It's just that in moments of walking time I find myself near these places. This afternoon it was Phillimore Street where they say they've uncovered old wooden aquaducts or something. Unfortunately they're all covered up.
Mostly I'm now trying ti get away from all the hosted services and build things myself. To that end I'm attempting a better system of photo metadata management based on 3 wikis and a wmcli script to read exif data. Will see where it gets to.
The demo wiki for the Genealogy extension has been offline since the switch from
toolforge.org, but it's now working again.
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I don't quite know what's going wrong yet, but with two wikis now I've had the following error when trying to log in after upgrading to 1.34: "Auto-creation of a local account failed: Username entered already in use. Please choose a different name."The error seems to go away after the session expires, and the user is logged in correctly (sometimes after a subsequent error of "Auto-creation of a local account failed: You have not specified a valid username.").
I'm not very good at remembering to blog.