MediaWiki HowTo: Use Categories

by Latrippi on July 10, 2006

My friend Oliver emailed me yesterday asking if I’d figured out how to use categories in MediaWiki. In fact, I hadn’t. But I’d been meaning to.

So, I sat down a wrote a little tutorial — and I now I do!

And so can you: Category Tags in MediaWiki

BarCampSanFrancisco (day one)

by Latrippi on June 24, 2006

I spent the day at BarCampSanFrancisco. Here are rough notes of the sessions I attended, and there are lots of photos up on Flickr. I thought I’d go for just one day, but may be heading back tomorrow, to satisify the attention engine it kick started.

upgrade inprocess

by Latrippi on June 23, 2006

I’m upgrading to WordPress 2.0.3, which will hopefully fix the RSS feeds and search. It shouldn’t be difficult but since (by necessity) I’m doing it via command line and, uh, I’m a little rusty, it’s daunting and seems dicey to me.

The detailed instructions help, but they’re not quite detailed enough for the likes of me. Do I copy the files I need to save into a parallel directory, delete the current wordpress directory, untar the upgrade, then copy the keepers into it? Or, do I leave the current wordpress directory as a container, delete all but the files I need keep, untar the upgrade into a parallel directory, and copy files from there into the existing directory?

Probably it doesn’t matter. The result is the same. But in situations like this, I don’t like ambiguity.

Of course, if I screw up and my weblog disappears, you won’t be able to read this. So why am I posting it, exactly? I guess it’s a way of holding my own hand. Talk to me.