Category: Tech

Verifying Wikimedia user page links on Mastodon

While reviewing the ongoings of the 2023 Wikimedia hackathon, I learned about the RealMe MediaWiki extension, which is already deployed to Wikimedia sites and allows verification of URLs that appear on user pages within other software or platforms, such as Mastodon. Link verification for dummies Imagine you want to show that your online profiles, like…

By addshore August 28, 2023 0

Wikidata query service Blazegraph JNL file on Cloudflare R2 and Internet Archive

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Your own Wikidata Query Service

At the end of 2022, I published a Blazegraph JNL file for Wikidata in a Google Cloud bucket for 1 month for folks to download and determine if it was useful. Thanks to Arno from weblyzard, inflatador from the WMF search platform team, and Mark from the Internet Archive for the recent conversations around this…

By addshore August 24, 2023 5

Creating properties with statements using Wikidata Integrator

Wikidata Integrator is a Python library that simplifies data integration from Wikidata (and other Wikibases). It is written in Python, is focused on Wikibase concepts (as opposed to some libraries which are MediaWiki focused) and has a user-friendly interface. I’m currently working on a demo Wikibase and decided to bring all of the data into…

By addshore July 16, 2023 0

Wikibase and reconciliation

Over the years I have created a few little side projects, as well as working on other folks’ Wikibases, and of course Wikidata. And the one thing that I still wish would work better out of the box is reconciliation. What is reconciliation In the context of Wikibase, reconciliation refers to the process of matching…

By addshore July 14, 2023 3

Require a “More” block in WordPress posts

As a WordPress user or reader, you might have noticed that some blogs and websites use a “More” block to break up their content and display a teaser of the post on the homepage or archive pages. This feature allows visitors to see a preview of the post and decide if they want to read…

By addshore July 13, 2023 0

Wikidata Map in 2023

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

It’s been 2 years since the 2021 Wikidata map. Yesterday I was sitting in the WMDE office and Lydia raised the point that we hadn’t made a map in quite some time (T331124). Maps used to try to generate in a somewhat automated fashion, but the process was rewritten in 2021 and still needs to…

By addshore July 8, 2023 0

Windows 11 OpenSSH agent to WSL2

I briefly touched on my OpenSSH agent to WSL2 solution back in 2021. Today find myself setting up a new Windows 11 laptop and running into a couple of different issues, and ultimately using a slightly different solution than before, so here is the short writeup glossing over the areas that lead me to get…

By addshore July 3, 2023 0

Blogging without the Internet

I planned on blogging being one of my relaxing hobbies while sailing around the Atlantic Ocean ⛵, and though we managed to keep a sailing blog up to date I found it extremely hard to write tech-related blogs while crossing oceans without a speedy or any internet connection. The setting (of writing these blog posts)…

By addshore June 27, 2023 0