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Dec 5 2019, 20:55 (86 w, 1 d)
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Recent Activity

Thu, Jul 29

Owen added a comment to T7713: Improve password standards.

I agree with Void in that dropping the maximal doesn’t make a lot of sense when it’s already set at that level by default. You’d need a good reason really to lower it and a standard that chose the length based on software we don’t use doesn’t seem it.

Thu, Jul 29, 16:15 · Configuration, MediaWiki (SRE), Universal Omega, Trust & Safety
Owen moved T7713: Improve password standards from Backlog to External on the Trust & Safety board.

No objections raised by me.

Thu, Jul 29, 15:26 · Configuration, MediaWiki (SRE), Universal Omega, Trust & Safety

Tue, Jul 27

Owen created Blog Post: Recruitment: Miraheze Limited are advertising the role of Director of Site Reliability Engineering.
Tue, Jul 27, 13:36

Sat, Jul 3

Universal_Omega awarded Blog Post: Changes to Technical Leadership Structure a Like token.
Sat, Jul 3, 19:16
Mazzaz awarded Blog Post: Changes to Technical Leadership Structure a Like token.
Sat, Jul 3, 01:13

Fri, Jul 2

Hispano76 awarded Blog Post: Changes to Technical Leadership Structure a Like token.
Fri, Jul 2, 21:40
RhinosF1 awarded Blog Post: Changes to Technical Leadership Structure a Like token.
Fri, Jul 2, 15:23

Thu, Jul 1

Bukkit awarded Blog Post: Changes to Technical Leadership Structure a Like token.
Thu, Jul 1, 19:44
Universal_Omega awarded Blog Post: Changes to Technical Leadership Structure a Like token.
Thu, Jul 1, 17:30
Owen updated Owen.
Thu, Jul 1, 15:00
Owen created Blog Post: Changes to Technical Leadership Structure.
Thu, Jul 1, 14:59

Jun 30 2021

Owen added a comment to T7566: Editing wiki request allows for inserting uppercase characters into database name.
In T7566#152061, @Owen wrote:

https://github.com/miraheze/CreateWiki/blob/master/includes/WikiManager.php#L253 - has a check in place for technical limitations it seems.

Blacklist domains aren’t included above but that makes sense as they would be blacklisted against common user requests.

I’m recording here that I do not believe this is a security issue.

The check for an initial submit is done https://github.com/miraheze/CreateWiki/blob/master/includes/RequestWiki/SpecialRequestWiki.php#L121 but when editing the form that check isn't happening.

Jun 30 2021, 15:55 · Security, MediaWiki (SRE), Universal Omega, CreateWiki
Owen added a comment to T7566: Editing wiki request allows for inserting uppercase characters into database name.

https://github.com/miraheze/CreateWiki/blob/master/includes/WikiManager.php#L253 - has a check in place for technical limitations it seems.

Jun 30 2021, 15:52 · Security, MediaWiki (SRE), Universal Omega, CreateWiki
Owen created T7569: Request access to security tasks.
Jun 30 2021, 15:20 · Site Reliability Engineering

Jun 29 2021

Owen added a comment to T7556: Outlook.com emails blackholed.

@Owen: what's policy here now?

Jun 29 2021, 17:37 · Upstream, Mail, MediaWiki (SRE)

Jun 28 2021

Owen moved T7541: Create CVE policy for extensions managed by Miraheze from Backlog to External on the Trust & Safety board.
Jun 28 2021, 12:58 · Trust & Safety, Site Reliability Engineering

May 17 2021

Owen set the color for Trust & Safety to Violet.
May 17 2021, 15:56

May 12 2021

Owen moved T5824: Deploy MediaModeration from Backlog to External on the Trust & Safety board.
May 12 2021, 20:58 · Trust & Safety, Universal Omega, MediaWiki (SRE), Extensions
Owen moved T7286: Create RemovePII extension from Backlog to Internal on the Trust & Safety board.
May 12 2021, 20:58 · Goal-2021-Jul-Dec, RemovePII, Trust & Safety, Universal Omega, Goal-2021-Jan-Jun, MediaWiki (SRE)
Owen added a project to T5824: Deploy MediaModeration: Trust & Safety.
May 12 2021, 20:57 · Trust & Safety, Universal Omega, MediaWiki (SRE), Extensions
Owen added a project to T7286: Create RemovePII extension: Trust & Safety.
May 12 2021, 20:57 · Goal-2021-Jul-Dec, RemovePII, Trust & Safety, Universal Omega, Goal-2021-Jan-Jun, MediaWiki (SRE)
Owen set the image for Trust & Safety to F1438948: profile.
May 12 2021, 20:53
Owen edited Description on Trust & Safety.
May 12 2021, 20:52

May 3 2021

Dmehus awarded T7237: Create email account for Dmehus a Pterodactyl token.
May 3 2021, 15:32 · Mail, Infrastructure (SRE)
Owen triaged T7237: Create email account for Dmehus as Normal priority.
May 3 2021, 14:44 · Mail, Infrastructure (SRE)

May 2 2021

Dmehus awarded T7197: Generate Emails on Logged Actions a Like token.
May 2 2021, 20:07 · MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE)
Owen added a comment to T7197: Generate Emails on Logged Actions.

Any update on this, this is currently blocking the pre-planned SRE handover to T&S that was due to take place yesterday.

May 2 2021, 11:28 · MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE)

Apr 26 2021

Owen added a comment to T7197: Generate Emails on Logged Actions.

Should have included that information originally - sorry. Email doesn't need to be detailed or anything just the following information:

Apr 26 2021, 17:16 · MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE)
Owen closed T7196: Create email accounts for new Trust and Safety team as Resolved.

@Owen Could you confirm whether you got an email from me?

Apr 26 2021, 13:41 · Mail, Infrastructure (SRE)
Owen added a comment to T7197: Generate Emails on Logged Actions.

What sort of timeline do you need?

Apr 26 2021, 13:40 · MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE)
Owen triaged T7197: Generate Emails on Logged Actions as High priority.
Apr 26 2021, 12:46 · MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE)
Owen triaged T7196: Create email accounts for new Trust and Safety team as High priority.
Apr 26 2021, 12:42 · Mail, Infrastructure (SRE)

Jan 1 2021

R4356th awarded T5105: Investigate and Implement basic Machine Learning concepts for automatic wiki creation a 100 token.
Jan 1 2021, 07:58 · MediaWiki (SRE), Goal-2021-Jan-Jun, Universal Omega, Goal-2020-Jul-Dec, Goal-2020-Jan-Jun, CreateWiki
Universal_Omega awarded T5105: Investigate and Implement basic Machine Learning concepts for automatic wiki creation a 100 token.
Jan 1 2021, 03:44 · MediaWiki (SRE), Goal-2021-Jan-Jun, Universal Omega, Goal-2020-Jul-Dec, Goal-2020-Jan-Jun, CreateWiki
Universal_Omega awarded T5105: Investigate and Implement basic Machine Learning concepts for automatic wiki creation a Yellow Medal token.
Jan 1 2021, 03:43 · MediaWiki (SRE), Goal-2021-Jan-Jun, Universal Omega, Goal-2020-Jul-Dec, Goal-2020-Jan-Jun, CreateWiki

Dec 31 2020

Owen added a comment to T5105: Investigate and Implement basic Machine Learning concepts for automatic wiki creation.

https://github.com/miraheze/CreateWiki/pull/179

Dec 31 2020, 18:33 · MediaWiki (SRE), Goal-2021-Jan-Jun, Universal Omega, Goal-2020-Jul-Dec, Goal-2020-Jan-Jun, CreateWiki

Dec 28 2020

Hispano76 awarded T5105: Investigate and Implement basic Machine Learning concepts for automatic wiki creation a Yellow Medal token.
Dec 28 2020, 21:37 · MediaWiki (SRE), Goal-2021-Jan-Jun, Universal Omega, Goal-2020-Jul-Dec, Goal-2020-Jan-Jun, CreateWiki
Owen added a comment to T5105: Investigate and Implement basic Machine Learning concepts for automatic wiki creation.

I spoke with John over the Christmas period and the discussion of Python v PHP came up. There is actually a fairly basic PHP library for machine learning algorithms with good model persistence which we agreed would be better to integrate than using Python as that would involve transmitting data across the web, while we could entirely integrate this into the code using a PHP library.

Dec 28 2020, 20:46 · MediaWiki (SRE), Goal-2021-Jan-Jun, Universal Omega, Goal-2020-Jul-Dec, Goal-2020-Jan-Jun, CreateWiki

Apr 26 2020

Owen added a comment to T5105: Investigate and Implement basic Machine Learning concepts for automatic wiki creation.

If it helps, the scope of this task is purely the implementation of such a system - not necessarily the enabling of such on Miraheze - but making enabling technically possible.

Apr 26 2020, 14:38 · MediaWiki (SRE), Goal-2021-Jan-Jun, Universal Omega, Goal-2020-Jul-Dec, Goal-2020-Jan-Jun, CreateWiki

Jan 16 2020

Owen placed T4961: Determine a proper mailerlite access policy up for grabs.

Not a lot for me to do, it's a tool which SRE is operating externally. They're aware of appropriate access requirements for sensitive data.

Jan 16 2020, 18:14 · Site Reliability Engineering, Mailing-List

Jan 15 2020

Owen added a comment to T5105: Investigate and Implement basic Machine Learning concepts for automatic wiki creation.

It’d be interesting to see how things like past requests, account age etc. could impact as well.

Jan 15 2020, 21:44 · MediaWiki (SRE), Goal-2021-Jan-Jun, Universal Omega, Goal-2020-Jul-Dec, Goal-2020-Jan-Jun, CreateWiki
Owen added a comment to T5105: Investigate and Implement basic Machine Learning concepts for automatic wiki creation.

How would this deal with more subtle things like spotting potential socks requesting wikis?

Jan 15 2020, 21:35 · MediaWiki (SRE), Goal-2021-Jan-Jun, Universal Omega, Goal-2020-Jul-Dec, Goal-2020-Jan-Jun, CreateWiki

Jan 14 2020

Owen added a comment to T5105: Investigate and Implement basic Machine Learning concepts for automatic wiki creation.

Considering this, it is likely the implementation method is going to be creating a web-interface which is able to accept input parameters, where the extension can make web requests and receive a score or response to process.

Jan 14 2020, 17:54 · MediaWiki (SRE), Goal-2021-Jan-Jun, Universal Omega, Goal-2020-Jul-Dec, Goal-2020-Jan-Jun, CreateWiki

Jan 13 2020

Owen triaged T5105: Investigate and Implement basic Machine Learning concepts for automatic wiki creation as Low priority.
Jan 13 2020, 21:19 · MediaWiki (SRE), Goal-2021-Jan-Jun, Universal Omega, Goal-2020-Jul-Dec, Goal-2020-Jan-Jun, CreateWiki

Dec 5 2019

Owen added a comment to T4953: Evaluate sysadmin training course.

I wouldn't forsee any private information being released. As exposing private information to people who are not yet part of Miraheze alone would be poor practise.

Dec 5 2019, 22:40 · Site Reliability Engineering
Owen placed T4537: Set up Mailerlite free account up for grabs.

Verified.

Dec 5 2019, 21:29 · Mailing-List, Site Reliability Engineering