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In my opinion, the Letter to the Wikimedia Foundation is the best thing to come out of the MediaViewer debate by far. The letter is very well written, and it captures the sentiment of many members of the community well.
Could all the free, multilingual, educational content Wikipedia provides, paired with underdeveloped judgement, put children at risk? As a former bored, judgement-impaired, pubescent boy, I knew exactly what how to find out. I searched on "Sniffing glue".
It’s been said that a community is measured by how it treats its most vulnerable members. When it comes to online activities, none are more vulnerable than our children. The thought that there are thousands- if not millions- of predators lurking in the dark corners of the internet make...
Making light of hate speech is a clear-cut case of bigotry in my book. You disgust me. I still support the right of all non-threatening people to attend Wikipedia conferences, but I no longer support your right.
Hey friends, this one’s a quick post with a few quick updates. Some of the folks at Wikipediocracy don’t seem to be too happy about offwiki.org. Who could blame them? For years they have cornered the market on offwiki suggestions for how to improve onwiki behavior. And now ...
Most of you probably see where this is going, but I needed it all spelled out for me. There is a vast dialectical no man's land that neither Wikipedia nor Wikipediocracy can fill. In fact, they have created it through mutual hostilities. This is what I can contribute! A neutral zone in...
Every time I witness the almost reflexive reaction of some Wikipedians when the word "Wikipediocracy" comes up in polite conversation, I'm left in disbelief. To some, we might as well be talking about a full-fledged terrorist organization. I checked; they're not.
I canceled my subscription to the wikimedia-l mailing list after a bad experience which I felt may have gotten personal. Just search for “A personal note” in the archives. Keep in mind, my circumstances are somewhat unique, so YMMV. In fact, a lot of very useful and interes...
The spoiler: I'm not posting to Wikipediocracy anymore. My username has been retired. I've said my farewells. It was fun while it lasted.
You could consider this post a sequel of sorts to my first. I’m quickly moving along to the next big question that more and more people are asking me: Why Wikipedia? Well, I’ve sworn not to say what I said in the introduction of my first post ever again, but if you guess...
There are a couple of idiots sitting at a table in the corner gambling with their eyebrows.
Allow me to coin a word: hack·le /ˈhækəl/, noun - A group of 2 or more engineers working together on a single project: Apache is “a patchy” web server that has benefited from patches submitted by a large hackle of engineers around the world. Yes, the English language alread...
I just got back from the International PHP Conference, Spring Edition, and a new company paid my airfare. Makara has asked me to help tell the PHP crowd about their product and establish an OSS community around future projects. Call me lazy, but I prefer to work on projects that largel...
A friend of mine who’s been thinking about the cloud for a while now came by last week for dinner. Not only does he grok what I’ve been calling the metacloud, he’s already thinking about (and building) a ‘cloud-native’, object-oriented language to program ...
I've been thinking a lot about the cloud lately. Let me float a few of my latest ideas here.
That's right, I'm working a new framework. Lithium's the name, the Union of RAD is the game.
You read it right. With the turn of the year, I turned a page in my career. I really wish that didn't rhyme.
I’m a busy guy this week. I’m talking about PHP and Platform Independence in the Cloud at ZendCon, as well as sitting on the keynote panel about Developing on the Cloud. The Simple Cloud API site is due for an update, too. But I’m not the only one busting ass to bring...
Welcome to a simpler cloud!
With the new Zend_Service_Amazon_SQS component in Zend Framework 1.9, ZF is quickly becoming the tool of choice for PHP developers building applications for the Amazon flavor of the cloud. This brings us up to full EC2, S3, and now SQS support, and I’m working with ZF’s bes...
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