On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 4:54 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com> wrote:
2009/11/2 Magnus Manske
On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 5:09 PM, Ray Saintonge
Subject: Wikipedia christmas calendar?
What about a wikipedia christmas calendar? It can maybe preview some
articles or something similar. Then it can be multilingual.
Not necessarily just Christmas, but a published calendar for the whole
year. Wikipedia's date articles are already full of weitd and wonderful
things that happened on this day in history.
Or, have a new calender generated automatically on each page reload:
(takes a few seconds to parse all these pages and check for suitable images)
I think a human selected calendar would be better for actually
publishing, but that's certainly a fun script. Can you add an option
to choose a category so we can have a calendar of Britons, or French,
or mathematicians, or military people, etc.?
I could limit the articles used to a ceratin category, but IMHO that
would restrict the search too much, that is, either no or a few
possible candidates per day.
One bug: I got a graph of Imran Khan's bowling
statistics rather than
And if you give me code to identify a person's image, I'll be happy to
implement it, as would the NSA. As it stands, I chose a random article
from e.g. [[November 2]], then chose a random picture from that.