Sailing: Months 2 & 3

It’s been a while since my first personal sailing post, life is busy as ever, just now on a boat. Lots of sailing, exploring, relaxing, resting, working and boat jobs. We have written lots of adventure content at sailinghannahpenn.co.uk, but now for my own summarised take on the past few months and general thinking of…

By addshore November 11, 2022 0

Wikimedia Enterprise: A first look

Wikimedia Enterprise is a new (now 1-year-old) service and offered by the Wikimedia Foundation, via Wikimedia, LLC. This is a wholly-owned LLC that provides opt-in services for third-party content reuse, delivered via API services. In essence, this means that Wikimedia Enterprise is an optional product that third parties can choose to use that repackages data from within…

By addshore October 24, 2022 0

Jetbrains Fleet & WSL: First impressions

It’s no secret that I develop using Windows and WSL. For the past few years, I have also primarily used VSCode as my go-to development environment. Between 2012 and 2018 I mainly used Jetbrains IntellijJ IDEA, but I found the speed of VSCode (launched in 2015), along with the modern design and vibrate plugin ecosystem,…

By addshore October 14, 2022 2

A Wikidata query service JNL file for public use

Back in 2019 I wrote a blog post called Your own Wikidata Query Service, with no limits which documented loading a Wikidata TTL dump into your own Blazegraph instance running within Google cloud, a near 2 week process. I ended that post speculating that part 2 might be using a “pre-generated Blazegraph journal file to…

By addshore October 2, 2022 4

Google Cloud Storage upload with s3cmd

I recently had to upload a large (1TB) file from a Wikimedia server into a Google Cloud Storage bucket. gsutil was not available to me, but s3cmd was. So here is a little how to post for uploading to a Google Cloud Storage bucket using the S3 API and s3cmd. S3cmd is a free command line…

By addshore September 7, 2022 1

Hunting YouTube Crypto Scams

Back in April 2022 I got annoyed by how prevalent cryptocurrency scams were still on YouTube years after I had first seen them. I spent a few minutes going through the scams that I easily found with a search for live streams including either “ETH” to “BTC” and reporting them via the YouTube flag /…

By addshore September 5, 2022 0

Sailing: Month 1

I’m writing a lot of content over on sailinghannahpenn.co.uk, and I want to share some of that here, linking to most of the posts and adding a little more. We actually wrote most of the initial blog posts in Month 1, as we had already set off before creating the blog. I’m looking forward to…

By addshore August 31, 2022 1

A digital nomad boat experience

I have always been somewhat of a digital nomad in my working life, an opportunity that mainly exists due to my very flexible job as a software engineer at Wikimedia Germany. Over the years I have been primarily based in the UK but have travelled with work to California, South Africa, Israel and many places…

By addshore August 1, 2022 3