Category Archives: Open content

I edit on various Wikimedia projects and other wikis, and occasionally post here about whatever I’m working on. I am usually [[User:Samwilson]] on all projects.

Creating Wikisource author pages

I figured out how to do some slight video editing in OpenShot, and have tried to make another Wikisource tutorial:

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On not hosting everything

I’ve been moving all my photos to Flickr lately. It’s been a long process, one complicated by the fact that it seems silly to run my own WordPress installation (and things like ArchivesWiki) if I’m not going to bother hosting … Continue reading

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Importing books from IA to Wikisource

After being inspired by Ewan McAndrew at Wikimania, I’ve taken a crack at doing my own video about importing books from the Internet Archive into Wikisource: There are a few mistakes here, and as I’ve yet to figure out how … Continue reading

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Publishing on the indiweb

I’ve been reading about POSSE and PESOS, and getting re-inspired about the value in a plurality of web tools. I sometimes try to focus just on one Software package (MediaWiki, at the moment, because it’s what I code fornear at … Continue reading

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Wikipedia workshop this weekend

There will be a workshop at the State Library of Western Australia this Saturday from 1 p.m., for anyone to come along and learn how to add just one citation to just one Wikipedia article (or more of either, of course). … Continue reading

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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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Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 (gen. 5)

Five years, two months, and 22 days after the last time, I’m retiring my laptop and moving to a new one. This time it’s a Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1, fifth generation (manufactured in March this year, if the packaging is … 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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Wikimedia genealogy project

The Wikimedia genealogy project now has a mailing list.

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Returning (again) to WordPress

Every few years I try to move my blog away from WordPress. I tried again earlier this year, but here I am back in WordPress before even a month has gone by! Basically, nothing is as conducive to writing for … Continue reading

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