Escape item["id"]
· ☕ 6 min read · ✍️ River
A funny commit I made today

Non-unique item names
· ☕ 15 min read · ✍️ River
In a recent patch, Riot introduced non-unique item names, and we had to create a system for dealing with this.

Gadget - Search results new page hotkey
· ☕ 4 min read · ✍️ River
Let's make a gadget so that Alt+Shift+E creates a new page from the Special:Search screen when a page doesn't exist!

Multi-Instance Subtemplates in Lua
· ☕ 8 min read · ✍️ River
Multi-instance subtemplates are common in MediaWiki; when we're using Lua, they can be much more powerful than in wikitext.

Top Schedule
· ☕ 8 min read · ✍️ River
How I created a global site banner on Leaguepedia using the extension Header Footer and some JavaScript, but no api calls

Your URL bar is a CLI
· ☕ 9 min read · ✍️ River
When working with wikis, you can use your URL bar as a CLI-like interface for navigation, making your life a lot easier and more efficient!

· ☕ 18 min read · ✍️ River
A bunch of things I did wrong because learning is fun!

How to rename Cargo tables safely
· ☕ 8 min read · ✍️ River
Cargo actually provides a way to cleanly rename tables without any "downtime," but it's not obvious or documented how to do this.

Adventures in caching primary keys
· ☕ 15 min read · ✍️ River
The pattern of store -> query -> store -> query can lead to caching nightmares when working with Cargo or SMW in MediaWiki. This is the story of how I dealt with one.

The Anti-Thanos Snap That Wasn't
· ☕ 9 min read · ✍️ River
The story of the April Fools Day joke for 2020 that I didn't do, and the "Snap" that we may or may not still do.