Month: December 2021

2021 Year Review

I have been doing some sort of year review since 2017, covering projects I work on, this blog, Github and Twitter. You can find the past posts using the tag #year-review. 2021 has seen the continuation of COVID-19 with the Omnicron variant making its first appearance in the last few months. Currently living in the…

By addshore December 26, 2021 0

Most liked Wikibase tweets

Wikidata is 9, and Wikibase the software that powers it is also thus about 9! Twitter has been around for the entire Wikibase lifespan. So let’s take a look back through time at some of the most liked Wikibase tweets (according to Twitter free search) since creation. Want this list but for Wikidata? Check out…

By addshore December 11, 2021 1

Most liked Wikidata tweets

Wikidata is 9, and Twitter has been around for the entire Wikidata lifespan. So let’s take a look back through time at some of the most liked Wikidata tweets (according to Twitter free search) since creation. Personally, I think it’s rather cool that half of the tweets are in languages other than English! Want this…

By addshore December 11, 2021 1

A PHP library for jsonstorage.net

I first heard about jsonstorage.net when searching around for a quick place to persist some data while writing a Twitter bot. jsonstorage.net provides a simple JSON storage, with a free tier that can be very useful for small personal projects. The REST API is super simple, GET POST PUT DELETE etc. You can have either public…

By addshore December 9, 2021 0

Wikidata Map in 2021

It’s been over a year since I last posted about the Wikidata Map, and my last blog only used coordinate data from the end of 2019. At WikidataCon 2021 we finally showed off the new map tool that we have been working on, and with that came some fresh 2021 data!

By addshore December 8, 2021 1

WBStack in 2021 and the future

2021 is nearly over, WBStack is over 2 years old (initially announced back in 2019), and has continued to grow. The future is bright with wikibase.cloud looking to be launched by Wikimedia Deutschland in the new year (announced at WikidataCon 2021), and as a result, the code under the surface has had the most eyes…

By addshore December 7, 2021 3

Tech Lead Digest – Q3/4 2021

It’s time for the 5th instalment of my tech lead digest posts. I switched to monthly for 2 months, but decided to back down to quarterlyish. You can find the other digests by checking out the series. 🧑‍🤝‍🧑Wikidata & Wikibase The biggest event of note in the past months was WikidataCon 2021 which took place…

By addshore December 6, 2021 1