Terima kasih, Pine.
Wishes from Indonesia
Pada tanggal Kam, 22 Agt 2019 08.12, Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> menulis:
* Updates regarding the GlobalFactSync project were provided in an email
sent to Wikitech-l
and in a Wikimania presentation
* Wikimedia Indonesia published a video (Youtube link)
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSULY1eMMn8&lang=en> that highlights
Wikipedia's uses for preservation and transmission of languages and
cultures. The languages spoken in the video are Sudanese
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundanese_language> and Minangkabau
* The "Selected anniversaries" section of English Wikipedia for 16 August
noted that the day was the anniversary of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usain_Bolt> setting the world record for
100 meter sprint in 2009.
* This is a photo of one of two a 17 meter (56 foot) high sculptures named
*Skyhooks* at the east end of Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, England
Trafford Park was the English Wikipedia Article of the Day for 18 August.
The photo is a featured picture on Commons. I feel that the sculpture is
* The English Wiktionary Word of the Day for 16 August was neroli
<https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/neroli>, which Wiktionary defines as "More
fully *neroli oil *or *oil of neroli*: an essential oil distilled from the
blossoms of the bitter orange or Seville orange (*Citrus* × *aurantium*
subsp. *amara*) used to make perfumes." The etymology is interesting: "
Borrowed from French *néroli
<https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/n%C3%A9roli#French>* (“neroli”), from
Nerola, a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, Italy.
Anne de La Trémoille, princesse des Ursins
(1642–1722), Princess of Nerola but
originally from France, is thought to
have made neroli popular as a fragrance in her country of birth around
1670. The word is cognate with Italian *nerola* (obsolete), *neroli*."
* I appreciated this English Wikiquote of the Day for 13 August from
German-American philosopher Felix Adler
<https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Felix_Adler>: "The condition of all
is experience. We go wrong a thousand times before we find the right path.
We struggle, and grope, and hurt ourselves until we learn the use of
things, and this is true of things spiritual as well as of material things.
Pain is unavoidable, but it acquires a new and higher meaning when we
perceive that it is the price humanity must pay for an invaluable good."
*The New York Times* published an opinion piece by Agnes Callard, who is an
associate professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago, titled "Why
Philosophers Shouldn't Sign Petitions
In the context of reflecting on how we make decisions in the Wikiverse, I
feel that the distinction between petitioning and arguing is a good topic
for reflection. Hopefully in the wikiverse we make collective decisions
that are largely based on rational consensus.
Translations of the subject line of this email would be appreciated on Meta
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine/WMYHTW_translations>. Thanks to
User:Veracious <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Veracious> for the
What’s making you happy this week? You are welcome to comment in any
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