Monthly Archives: July 2009

Numbers and Strategy

Are solid metrics essential in a strategic debate? I want to talk about the pitfalls that come with over-reliance. This post is not to debunk rational thinking in the decision making process, although I do question the supremacy of ratio … Continue reading

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New statistics for the English Wikipedia (2)

This post is an in depth technical coverage of the new statistics which were introduced in the previous post. Dump process In recent months dumps for all but one Wikimedia wikis have been produced with delightful speed and regularity. Tomasz … Continue reading

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New statistics for the English Wikipedia

Note see for in depth (technical) coverage a follow-up post on this subject. For the first time since October 2006 there are new wikistats data for the English Wikipedia. This also allows publication of much wanted totals for all wikipedias … Continue reading

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42 demystified

There is an almost foolproof geek test. Stand in front of a person and just say “42“. If the subject of your inquisitiveness smiles knowingly, he or she is a geek. There are many theories why Douglas Adams chose this … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson

On June 25, only moments after rumours of the death of Michael Jackson had begun to spread, Wikipedia began to feel the impact of a shock wave of curiosity. According to Wikinews hoaxes started to spread, internet sites suffered from … Continue reading

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