Author Archives: aklapper

Handling all those mail notifications from the bug tracker

…and following stuff that interests you in an issue tracking system. I work as a bugmaster in a large project. That means I interact with many people on many topics and try to have a quite hollistic view of what’s … Continue reading

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Wikimedia in Google Code-in 2016

Google Code-in 2016 has come to an end. Wikimedia was one of the 17 organizations who took part to offer mentors and tasks to 14-17 year old students exploring free and open source software projects via small tasks. Congratulations to … Continue reading

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2016: Music.

That annual list of awkward incomplete pop music preferences: Stuff I listened to a lot in the last 12 months (and which did not necessarily get released in 2016). When it comes to concerts: Supersilent left me without words. In … Continue reading

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2016 snapshots.

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Code review in open source projects: Influential factors and actions

Coming from “Prioritizing volunteer contributions in free software development”, the Wikimedia Foundation allowed me to spend time on research about code review (CR) earlier in 2016. The theses and bullet points below incorporate random literature and comments from numerous people. … Continue reading

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Restricting cookies vs. using Google Hangouts

No idea if this is useful to anyone but it was an interesting exercise. By default I have disabled storing cookies in my main web browser. I have a custom list of specific web sites that I allow to set … Continue reading

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Rewriting code review documentation, on paper.

At Wikimedia, for the last months I’ve been on and off rewriting our on-wiki technical Gerrit/Git/Code Review documentation. Code review related documentation That included improving the onboarding steps like setting up Git and Gerrit (related task; 135 edits), the contribution … Continue reading

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GUADEC 2016.

Filthy attempts on the unconference session scheduling whiteboard by so-called “friends” trying to trick me into literally ‘something’. They won’t succeed. #makeandrenevertalkagain #noicecreamleftbehind

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Travel.

Middle East In late March 2016, I attended some Wikimedia gatherings in the Middle East: The WikiArabia conference in Amman (Jordan), a Technical Meetup in Ramallah (Palestinian territories), and the Wikimedia Hackathon in Jerusalem (Israel). Your browser cannot play HTML5 … Continue reading

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War Porn.

Sometimes, when some individual, group, institution publishes, releases, leaks a cruel video of this planet’s conflicts, media decide not to show it or only show a (edited) screenshot. I usually end up trying to find the uncut video on the … Continue reading

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