Author Archives: Sam Wilson

Metropolitan Museum of Art

I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York with a gang of Wikimedians and led by the wonderful Wikimedians in Residence at the Met, Neil and Richard. It was the day before we were all to catch … Continue reading

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As of today, my shed can finally be locked up.  Time now to decide where to put things.

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WikiCite 2017

(Firefox asked me to rate it this morning, with a little picture of a broken heart and five stars to select from. I gave it five (’cause it’s brilliant) and then it sent me to a survey on mozilla.com titled … Continue reading

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MediaWiki Documentation Day 2017

It’s MediaWiki Documentation Day 2017! So I’ve been documenting a couple of things, and I’ve added a bit to the Xtools manual. The latter is actually really useful, not so much from the end-user’s point of view because I dare … Continue reading

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Ficra and Gibson Park Freospaces gone

The Freospace blogs for Ficra and Gibson Park have gone offline. The former I guess because they’ve merged with the Fremantle Society, and maybe the latter is just not active at all? Would have been nice to at least put … Continue reading

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Importing to Piwigo

Piwigo is pretty good! I mean, I mostly use Flickr at the moment, because it is quick, easy to recommend to people, and allows photos to be added to Trove. But I’d rather host things myself. Far easier for backups, … Continue reading

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Planet Freo updates

Fremantle Bid has been added to Planet Freo, and Moore and Moore café seems to have let their web hosting lapse so have been temporarily removed.

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Shed doors

My new house didn’t have a shed, but just a carport with no fourth wall (it was brilliant in every other respect, really—even insulated in the ceiling). So, as part of the WMF’s “Spark Project” (that aims to encourage employees … Continue reading

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Tabulate 2.9.0

It turned out to be simpler than I’d thought to add the ENUM-modifying feature to Tabulate’s schema editor, so I’ve done it and released version 2.9.0.

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Should Tabulate support ENUM columns?

I’m trying to figure out if it’s worthwhile adding better support for enumerated fields in Tabulate. MySQL’s ENUM type is useful when one has an immutable list of options such as days of the week, seasons of the year, planets … Continue reading

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