I've returned to scanning A3 civil registration certificates, with an A4 scanner. :-( It's not that hard to get the two halves matched up again, and it's only text so it doesn't matter that much if it's not perfect. It's certainly a rather slow process!

I never understand 's distinction between project members and watchers. Why do members not get notified of everything? Why must they take separate action to watch a project?

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Is there any mood out there for a #Perth fedi meetup?

Tagging those who I happen to know (or at least think) live in or near Perth: @jon_dog @samwilson @Quokka @vidak @LiangSijie - boosts encouraged because I'm sure there are more of us out there...

All wrapped up and done with for now (not allowed to touch the thing till after judging!) so it's time to go home. Possibly via the pub.

Part of our project needs to query Wikidata from within a wiki page, so now we can (in Lua): github.com/samwilson/UnlinkedW

day two has begun! It began a few hours ago actually, with breakfast-time paper planning, but now that coffee has come the real work can start, and hopefully the wifi will keep up.

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So the word on the street is that Catalan Wikipedia is great at Wikidata integration in infoboxen. But does that mean that ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B2d is a good infoxbox Lua module to copy to a new wiki?

woohoo, realtime preview (a new side-by-side editing preview pane) is now available on mediawiki.org!

"Name all the things!" Great point here about getting people who write for a living to name things in software (before it's written, even).



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#OpenStreetMap is going to turn 18 years old very soon!

To see what parties are available in your region, check this page. Nothing there? Why not organise something yourself. 😄


It's very windy in Fremantle this morning. I've been watching the posties leave the post office, wobbling along on their bikes.


So the thing about having getEntity() on an unlinked wiki is that it's suddenly easy to do things like automatic authority control lists and {{CiteQ}}. This is totally fun.

When you use InstantCommons with large images, their thumbnails can take a while to generate — and it seems that sometimes the local wiki caches this delay as the image not existing. I was getting annoyed by this last night, but come morning everything is resolved and displaying perfectly.

Right, I have a working camera and the last bit of sunlight. Clyde Fenton pics incoming.

I was just settling down to do a bit of scanning (books with photos and clippings stuck in them), but when I got the camera out to do some 'as stored' photos — its battery is flat! So I'm having a beer while it charges, and hopefully will get something done before too long.

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