Thinking in bits (not atoms)

I first came across the idea of thinking in bits in Nicholas Negroponte’s 1995 book Being Digital, in which he talks about the limitations, the cost, of moving information around as atoms and how information would soon be converted from atoms to bits. The immediately obvious implication is that it now becomes essentially free to move and share information as bits.

EMWCon 2016 – some notes (create camp)

Spent some time this morning discussing various ideas for projects to work on. Including: HTML2Wiki Semantic Form Themes Mermaid Make site faster Extension certification AD / Vagrant roles BPM Setup for an extension cert service Extension manager Extension interdependency management Extension screenshots and working links to examples on mediawiki.org Reification / provenance in SMW Semantic […]

EMWCon 2016 – some notes (day 2)

Live-blogging (kind of) again, day 2. Also, livestream. Notifications in MediaWiki Yaron discussing the current status of notification (poor), and what would make an ideal notification system for MediaWiki. Page creation, edit, etc in different sets of pages, such as all pages, pages in namespace, etc, and certain people notified, e.g. users in a user […]

EMWCon 2016 – some notes (day 1)

A live blog (of sorts) for Enterprise MediaWiki Conference (EMWCon) 2016. The conference is also being livestreamed. Panel – Towards a MediaWiki Foundation Cindy Cicalese, Anja Ebersbach, Mark Hershberger, Chris Koerner, Yaron Koren Panel discussion to address some of the challenges around the development, maintenance, and use of MediaWiki and related software (extensions). Not a […]

An almost uneventful TSA experience

The TSA is in the news a lot lately, not much of it good. Long lines, senior people getting fired, and the generally negative perception and frustration with the agency. So, I thought I’d write something about them that is not so negative. To tell the truth, I don’t think I’ve ever had any real issues with […]

Congrats to Moodle team – 3.1 now available

Congrats to the Moodle team and everyone involved in the Moodle 3.1 release, including an update to Moodle Mobile. From the announcement: Moodle 3.1 wraps a lot of new features together with hundreds of fixes and improvements into a package that we’ll be supporting for the next three years, 1.5 years longer than most releases. I […]