Tag Archives: wikis

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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Move a DokuWiki namespace to a different wiki

I started using DokuWiki a few years ago, and didn’t think very correctly about how to organise the page and media hierarchies. Now I know more about what I want in wiki.samwilson.id.au and how I need to be able to … Continue reading

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DokuWiki hackfest

The annual DokuWiki hackfest is on in a month or so. Wish I could go. Will do next year. It’s going to be held in the brilliant-sounding LinuxHotel in Essen, Germany, from Monday 29 July to Sunday 4 August. There’s … Continue reading

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forking wikis

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 … Continue reading

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Freopedia advertising

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 … Continue reading

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Don’t Write Code (write descriptions of things)

I wish I didn’t know how to code. For a programmer, the solution to every problem is to write more code. But sometimes, all that is needed is to write proper words. To explain things and explore them through prose. … Continue reading

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Wiki Tuesday

The first of the November wiki-Tuesdays this evening. Four of us, and a few new articles created. No power points! But perhaps that’ll be recified by next week.

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Wiki Wednesday

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 … Continue reading

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Upgrading MediaWiki and SMW

I was updating MediaWiki to 1.17 last night, and kept getting a:: Fatal error: Call to undefined function wfWarn() in /var/www/w/extensions/SemanticMediaWiki/includes/SMW_Setup.php on line 49 because I was setting up SMW with $wgServerName: require_once(“$IP/extensions/SemanticMediaWiki/SemanticMediaWiki.php”); enableSemantics($wgServerName); and this has been deprecated in … Continue reading

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FreoWiki is go! (Or GoFreo is a wiki?)

We had a great gathering last night at Little Creatures to talk about FreoWiki (including what to call it; one suggestion is GoFreo). Some topics… It’s all set up and good to go, at http://freo.org.au/; The site overall is licenced … Continue reading

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