User:Jeblad

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“It's OK to say ‘I don't know.’ The pleasure is in finding things out.” — Richard Feynman
“…freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men's minds, which follows from the advance of science…” — Charles Darwin
“… but everything it created was mechanical, artificial. The real insight was in programming violations to the predictable variations. I gave it permission to shatter the rules.” — Mr. Xie

Jeblad (John Erling Blad) also Agtfjott at some projects. A previous official account during my work for Wikimedia Deutscland was John Erling Blad (WMDE). As creator of images use d:Q37033852.

My interests these days mostly centers around neuroscience, neural nets, and artificial reasoning. Those three areas seems to disagree on a lot, but perhaps they are at least somewhat related.

A little rant[edit]

One thing I really don't like with pretty much all editors and developers at the Wikimedia projects are this weird idea that I got this idea, it is my idea, it is the right idea, and I got all the facts right! More often than not other people had the same idea, they found it had flaws, and the idea came with a bunch of errors. Check whether someone has written a paper about it, check for known flaws, and expect errors. A lot of errors.

In short; investigate the problem before you invest development time.

Often I can stare at the screen for days while I prod on some idea, trying to figure out how it would work, why it should work, and when it will fail. Occasionally I will search for a paper to try to figure out the best way around a problem. It gives me a pretty low line per minute, but usually it works in the end.

Gadgets[edit]

  • spellchecker (experiment to find known erroneous terms)
  • external-articles (add identifiers for external articles)
  • quotes (only styling of quotes)
  • ref toolbar (build references toolbar to get a more compact text)
  • hide references (hide references until they are actually used)
  • popup references (pack references into a popup window)
  • trending (half-done project)
  • redirect (only styling of links)
  • disambiguate (only styling of links)
  • pageview (add some pageview statistics to the footer of the page)
  • pageview1 (alternative version: add some pageview statistics to the footer of the page)
  • pageview2 (alternative version: add some pageview statistics to the end of the content)
  • other-projects (add icons to the "in other projects" portlet)

Alternate accounts[edit]

There are more accounts.

Failed accounts

On other projects[edit]

This should be magic links but are borken

I am usually at Meta or Mediawiki!

Other closely related projects

Other remotely related projects

…and someone must have found my name on a yellow sticker somewhere. (Even twice!)