Author: addshore

Myanmar coordinates on Wikidata by Lockal & Widar

This entry is part 2 of 15 in the series Wikidata Map

In a recent blog post I showed the amazing apparent effect that Wikimania’s location had on the coordinate location data in Mexico on Wikidata. A comment on the post by Finn Årup Nielsen pointed out a massive increase in data in the Myanmar (Burma). I had previously spotted this increase but chosen not to mention it in the post.…

By addshore November 22, 2015 3

MediaWiki CRAP – The worst of it

I don’t mean Mediawiki is crap! The Change Risk Anti-Patterns (CRAP) Index is calculated based on the cyclomatic complexity and code coverage of a unit of code. Complex code and untested code will have a higher CRAP index compared with simple well tested code. Over the last 2 years I have been tracking the CRAP index…

By addshore November 21, 2015 0

Impact of Wikimania Mexico 2015 on Wikidata

This entry is part 1 of 15 in the series Wikidata Map

Recently Wikidata celebrated its third birthday. For the occasion I ran the map generation script that I have talked about before again to see what had changed in the geo coordinate landscape of Wikidata! I found, well, Mexico blossomed! The image to the left is from June 2015, the right October 2015 and Wikimania was…

By addshore November 21, 2015 4

Orain backups

There are more Orain backups! More recent than 15th June 2015 as stated in my previous post! Dumps from August 2015 are all on-line right now! Many thanks to WikiTeam at Simply search for “Orain subject:wikiteam” and you can find all of the dumps. Of course you can add the name of you wiki to…

By addshore November 3, 2015 3

Downfall of Orain

So, from where I am sat right now, it looks like Orain is dead. It could just be me but Orain has been struggling with issues for a while now and the events that took place last week were basically the final nail in the coffin. As final nails in coffins go, I don’t see…

By addshore September 23, 2015 7

Un-deleting 500,000 Wikidata items

Since some time in January of this year I have been on a mission to un-delete all Wikidata items that were merged into other items before the redirect functionality of Wikidata existed. Finally I am done (well nearly). This is the short story… Reasoning Earlier this year I pointed out the importance of redirects on…

By addshore September 7, 2015 1

Misled by PHPUnit at() method

So it turns out the at() method doesn’t quite do what I had initially thought…. I have recently been working on some tests for the new Newsletter extension for Mediawiki, specifically to test the NewslettterTablePager class. This thing extends the TablePager class in Mediawiki which is designed to make displaying information from a database table on…

By addshore August 29, 2015 6