Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wikipedia views visualized

In May 2011 I presented a new visualization tool which can playback all 400,000 Wikipedia edits for a random day, and show where and when these edits occurred, and for which language wiki. The tool also shows static maps for at-a-glance view … Continue reading

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Variations on the English Wikipedia Main Page

The WMF servers receive a lot of unserviceable page requests. To illustrate this, with what most likely is an extreme example, here is a list of page requests received in July 2011, which target any article with a title starting with ‘Main_Page’. … Continue reading

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Saving lifetimes

One days Jobs came into the cubicle of Larry Kenyon, an engineer who was working on the Macintosh operating system, and complained that it was taking too long to boot up. Kenyon started to explain, but Job cut him off. … Continue reading

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