These "What's making you happy this week?" threads often mention a smorgasbord of subjects. The English Wiktionary Word of the day <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Word_of_the_day/Archive/2019/June> for June 22 was "smorgasbord". Wiktionary's definitions of that word are: "1. A Swedish-style buffet comprising a variety of cold sandwiches and other dishes; (by extension) any buffet with a wide selection of dishes. "2. (figuratively) An abundant and diverse collection of things."
On a related point, Commons has a smorgasbord of featured images of food and drink <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Featured_pictures/Food_and_drink> . Also on Commons, I enjoy this <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Linden_trees_and_the_sky_in_Planina,_Postojna,_Slovenia.jpg> recent Picture of the day. The caption for the image is, "Linden trees and the sky with clouds in Planina, Postojna, Slovenia". When I look at this photo, I imagine myself laying on the ground and looking up at the sky. While this incident <https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/05/31/on-call/> was not in the Wikiverse, as someone who has spent time in server rooms I can sympathize with the engineer who was sent to do a chore when almost everything that can go wrong, did go wrong <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Murphy%27s_law>. Perhaps other Wikimedians will appreciate the story too, especially those who support Wikimedia technical products or services. I am grateful for some recent civil and collegial discussions among Wikipedia/Wikimedia administrators regarding certain problems that we are collectively interested in addressing, such as vandalism and spambots. Also, I am grateful to people who do maintenance or administrative tasks with little expectation for rewards or thanks. My experience with these people is that frequently they have humble attitudes, are idealistic, and are interested in public service. The Wikimania Steering Committee recently recommended <https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimania-l/2019-June/008779.html> that Wikimania 2020 take place in Bangkok, Thailand. This Wikimania will be supported by multiple Wikimedia affiliates in the East, Southeast Asia, and Pacific region <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/ESEAP_Hub>. What's making you happy this week? You are welcome to comment in any language. Pine ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>