Sam's notebook

forking wikis May 28th, 2013, 9AM

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I wish wikis were less collaborative! I wish they were more like software projects, where if one wants to modify anything, one gets one’s own copy and does anything at all to it. No, I’m not really saying that there should be fewer centralised places of communal effort, these things are great… I just want […]

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Freopedia advertising November 13th, 2012, 6AM

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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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QRpedia generator August 28th, 2012, 7AM

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I’ve been tinkering with a QRpedia ‘plaque generator’ (freo.org.au/qrpedia) that takes a list of Wikipedia page names as input and spits out a printable set of QRpedia codes with ‘Wikipedia’ written across the top, and the article name below the QR code. The printing is a bit wonky, perhaps, but works good for me in […]

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Wiki Wednesday August 22nd, 2012, 5PM

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Because I never make the time elsewhere to get anything done, I have decided to schedule in an hour or so — just a tiny bit of time, but regular (and here I am, for the second time) — every Wednesday afternoon at the local library, to focus on Wikimedia stuff. Not that I’m very […]

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Wikipedia meetup in Freo January 17th, 2011, 7AM

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(I might be two days late with the birthday wishes, but that’s only because I’ve been too busy partying…) On Saturday afternoon more than a dozen Wikipedians turned up to Little Creatures to raise a toast to ten years of Wikipedia. There was beer, t-shirts, discussions of intricacies of Wikipedia (none of which, for once, […]

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Freo on the web November 1st, 2010, 7PM

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I am trying to get my head around all of the various places that Fremantle features (regularly, topically) on the Web. I want to figure out where the Fremantle Society’s website fits in, and what it might be used for (what might be missing from elsewhere). So I started from the outside, yesterday, and moved […]

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