The Topmost Cited DO...

You’re surfing a topic of great interest to you on Wikipedia, so interesting that you actually click through to the references. You’re excited to read the original material, but all of a sudden you are foiled—you’ve hit a paywall! And $35 to read an article is just too...

Kumusha Takes Wiki: ...

Live version available with github and IPython nbviewer. Investigating Good Articles for Côte d’Ivoire and Uganda¶ For Kumusha Takes Wiki – by Max Klein 10 January 2014¶ Our principal question in this investigation is what makes a good article about a country in the hope of...

Lessons from Dogsitt...

At age 10 a dog as big as I violently bit me for the apparent transgression of kicking a football in a park. A decade later I perceived losing a friend to their dog obsession. With these strikes against dog-ownership, I became convinced that pet-ownership was immoral. However last month I...

2013: Numeric Year i...

What were significant events or accomplishments in 2013? Let’s review by the numbers. 117 Yoga lessons at Earth Tribe Yoga 17 key positions replaced by moving from QWERTY to Colemak (and registered qwfpgj.com) 8 new countries visited in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Germany,...

Nuclear Icebreakers ...

You’re a busy and galactically activated group, but maybe not everyone knows each other, your meeting starts in 5 minutes and you need an icebreaker. Except the concept of such a cheesy introduction is spoiled by painful juvenile memories. The fact is you respect the intelligence of...

3 Ways To Access Wik...

The inaugural Wiki Research Hackathon went very well, and I’m affirmed that I feel best when I’m conducting Wiki Research. I was asked to give one of the tech talks of the day about accessing Wikidata data programmatically. Here is an outline of the talk Purpose: We’ll be...