Well, I’m not dead.
I took a job in New York City, for a startup, it’s a lot of work – you work every hour of the week and then have the weekend off. You need to chill; first thing you want is to get away from the computer.
So I was there for five weeks, then to London; I’ve left Amsterdam. Been back from two months now.
A new bug has been found in the release 6 (and 5) freelist push test. It’s documented in the known issues page.
I’ve just had quite a disappointment with MediaWiki. Having update the known issues page, I had a look at recent changes. TONS of spam articles. WTH!? turns out there’s a ton of spam users, who got past the captcha. Also turns out MediaWiki (at least, the old version I have – from 2009) is hopeless at dealing with spam. You have to INDIVIDUALLY block users and INDIVIDUALLY delete pages. Holy mother of cow – there’s something like fifty spam users and a hundred spam pages. So I’m going to wipe them out, turn off all new user registration (which sucks – that IS the main point of a wiki) and update to the latest version and see if it can now handle this problem.
(Blocking a user – it’s not one click. It’s five clicks, including two drop down lists. Oy VEY).