Great job on these workshops! I haven’t had much time so only did front page of a
Also donated to Wikipedia because it just makes sense.
Thanks for the great work :)
> On Dec 10, 2019, at 7:34 AM, Bradley Gannon <bradley(a)tilde.club> wrote:
> Dear ~club:
> Did you enjoy creating a custom 404 page? I didn't end up with a lot of
> time this week, so I threw mine together a bit hastily. Still, I
> managed to embed a video of someone playing (or perhaps simulating) a
> perfect game of Snake. I had hoped that maybe I could implement an
> My hope is that someone who stumbles upon it may at least briefly be
> amused by the pleasing motion of the pixelated reptile.
> Many of you did a much better job than me. Thanks to the work of
> ~benharri and ~deepend, I was able to pull a list of ~clubbers who
> created a "404.html" in their "~/public_html" using `find` and
> them all out for myself. Some of you are quite talented with CSS
> (whether by craftsmanship or theft), and I congratulate you on your
> Here's a list of the 404 pages I found, if you'd care to check them out
> for yourself, in alphabetical order by username. Well done all:
> - [benharri](https://tilde.club/~benharri/404.html)
> - [bradley](https://tilde.club/~bradley/404.html)
> - [bvh](https://tilde.club/~bvh/404.html)
> - [deepend](https://tilde.club/~deepend/404.html)
> - [gikiski](https://tilde.club/~gikiski/404.html)
> - [inchingfwd](https://tilde.club/~inchingfwd/404.html)
> - [jcjordyn120[(https://tilde.club/~jcjordyn120/404.html)
> - [micah](https://tilde.club/~micah/404.html)
> - [mpnordland](https://tilde.club/~mpnordland/404.html)
> - [rarguello](https://tilde.club/~rarguello/404.html)
> - [schussat](https://tilde.club/~schussat/404.html)
> If you don't see your 404 page on the list, feel free to leave a reply.
> That's enough about the past. Following the success and surprisingly
> high turnout of last week's inaugural WWW, I think an increase in
> challenge complexity is in order. My aim is to mostly present relatively
> simple workshop objectives, but occasionally I'd like to throw in a
> thinker. You may find that this week's is one of those.
> Wikipedia is perhaps the greatest project of good will on the web. If
> you want to know about it, chances are that Wikipedia has some
> information about it. Unfortunately, many of you have likely been
> interrupted while browsing this digital oracle by an increasingly
> obtrusive plea for money. (Incidentally, I encourage all of you who are
> able to donate what you can to this outstanding resource.) It's obvious
> that Wikipedia lives and dies on donations from its users, but what if
> we could improve Wikipedia's financial situation from the other end, by
> reducing operating costs?
> Well, we can't. At least, not meaningfully. But we sure can pretend.
> This holiday season (read: this week), I implore you to...
> **Adopt a Wikipedia page**
> What does this mean? You see, dear reader:
>> Every contribution to the English Wikipedia has been licensed for
>> re-use, including commercial, for-profit websites. Republication is
>> not necessarily a breach of copyright, so long as the appropriate
>> licenses are complied with.
> Therefore, rehosting of Wikipedia content is allowed, provided that it's
> done correctly. (Read the rest of that linked page for details.) If we
> each adopt a Wikipedia page (that is, host it in our ~club directories),
> then we will be helping Wikipedia out by reducing the load on their
> servers (marginally) and helping them stay afloat. It's a holiday
> Two suggestions on how to do this, if you're not sure where to start:
> 1. Consider using your favorite modern web browser's "Save Page"
> feature, which will do some of the parsing and link re-jiggering
> for you. It will also probably put the image assets in a neat
> little sidecar folder for you, like a dog bringing in the paper.
> 2. When doing so, also consider appending "&printable=yes" to your
> page's URL to get a simpler, less-styled version that might look
> a little more like what we want on ~club. Up to you.
> **Important note:** please don't use this silly email as a way to
> attempt to justify breaking license terms or the ~club server. Keep your
> resource footprint low (try to stay under 1 MB of disk, I'd say), don't
> make anybody mad, do your research, and play nice. I am not a lawyer.
> Go to work, ~club. The future of open knowledge depends on you, or whatever. Oh, and
choose your page wisely.