This is the user page for Rob Lanphier (User:RobLa). See w:User:RobLa or check out my homepage on robla.net. I also used to be a Wikimedia Foundation employee (from 2010 to 2016). A more complete timeline is below
Welcome to the Twenties
See User:RobLa/Journal here on mediawiki.org, or w:User:RobLa/Journal for the trouble I'm causing on Wikipedia. Or for that matter, see https://robla.miraheze.org/wiki/RobLa_journal for other things I'm up to.
For the decade we never figured out how to talk about verbally. See wikipedia:2010s for more about that.
I was at Internet Archive back then. I also was trying to keep electowiki
Lots of stuff with Indivisible and Swing Left.
I was pretty busy in my job at Wikimedia Foundation. See User:RobLa-WMF for most edits I've made as part of my day job. I haven't edited my User:RobLa-WMF page, but maybe I'll drop a note on his talk page, and see if he answers....
This is the decade that some refer to as the Aughts.
A lot of my work was on the Second Life wiki (https://wiki.secondlife.com) I made a few small MediaWiki improvements while I was at Linden Lab (sorry, no source available)
Work on MediaWiki:
- Extensionless files patch - A patch which lifts the requirement that the page title have a file extension appropriate for the MIME type. This patch addresses Bugzilla:4421.
- A few minor patches here and there (e.g Bugzilla:11867, Bugzilla:3603)
- Electowidget - MediaWiki extension for displaying election results from complicated election methods.
- Some work on Wikidata for Erik, which I think he used on some non-WMF wikis.
- AuthPress - extension which allowed MediaWiki installs to authenticate against a Wordpress database. I doubt this works anymore.
- EditOversight extension - defunct work done on behalf of ManyOne (also defunct)