1. Wikipedia's Final Days

    In the conclusion of my dissertation I note how in 2004 a disaffected Wikipedian told me the project had gone downhill. Ironically, a few years later another Wikipedian who began their career in 2004 looked upon that year as the golden age from which Wikipedia had declined. Nostalgia is a …

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  2. Rethinking Expertise

    Given my interest in Wikipedia, pseudo-science, and skepticism I'm fond of works which at least help us identify the implicit (social) concepts we invoke when we talk about knowledge, authority, and expertise. Evans and Collins (2007) Rethinking Expertise is an interesting treatment of the topic: well-written (though more explicit definitions …

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  3. Thunderdell 1.0 (was: 'FreeMind Extract')

    I'm releasing the latest set of Freemind Bibliographic Extraction scripts. I'm calling it a "1.0" release because:

    1. I decided to give it a funny name.
    2. I now address an unlikely but long-time screw case.
    3. This and other cases are now tested by doc_tests.
    4. I updated the generation of bibliographic …
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