Memento MediaWiki Extension

2014/06/17 23:11:58
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After more than a year of work, I’ve released the Memento MediaWiki Extension version 2.0.0 on MediaWiki’s extension site and on the project’s Github site.

It has been very fun.  Because this was a small academic project, I’ve had unprecedented freedom in my processes and technologies for getting the job done.  It has worked well for me, leading me to find the best solutions possible.

I have published the results of my further analysis as a Tech Report.  Publishing to arXiv is a process I will need to document at a future date, but it has been rewarding to see months of work documented for posterity.

In my excitement, I have tweeted the news to the masses.

As punctuation to this achievement, the source received its first pull request, meaning that version 2.0.1 will be coming soon.

Research, Research, Research

2014/03/24 21:09:18
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Lately, over the past few years, I’ve been pursuing my Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Old Dominion University. It’s been a crazy ride. Some of the courses have merely been a review of information I already knew. Others were some of the most difficult in my life.

Now, I face a new challenge: the thesis.

I’ve done some preliminary work with Memento, RFC 7089, as developed by my colleagues at Old Dominion University and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Memento is a way of browsing the web as if it were a date in the past. I’ve identified a new use case: avoiding spoilers in TV shows, movies, and books.

I’m working on bringing my work on the Memento MediaWiki Extension into my thesis, which I hope to publish by the end of the year.

Wish me luck!