In general, this means that you should make posts on your own site, then copy the post to silos like Twitter, Facebook, etc., to reach the folks in those communities. To complete the process, include links on your site from the original post out to the syndicated copies.
I'd been collecting these links for a while and displaying them in a "hidden" way - so tools like bridgy could see them, but a human reading the page would not.
Yesterday I added a "See also:" section that includes links out to any syndicated copies of my posts on other sites.
A nice wall-mountable organizer for your Aeropress parts.
I chopped the designinto two parts in FlashPrint. This allowed the print to fit on the bed of my Flashforge Finder.
Here’s the updated STL file for printing: AeroPress_wall_holder-two-parts.stl.
In keeping with the license on jspiro’s design, this design is licensed Creative Commons CC-BY 3.0.
Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for February 18th - 24th, 2017.
You can find all of my audio editions here.
And maybe you can subscribe with whatever you consume podcasts with on huffduffer.
Thanks to everyone in the IndieWeb chat for their feedback and suggestions. Please drop me a note if there are any changes you’d like to see for this audio edition!
Episode 5 of Lawful & Orderly: Special Visions Unit is now available for watching on YouTube! L&O:SVU is a weekly live-streaming police procedural set in a fantasy universe played (loosely) with D&D 5th Edition rules.
I had a blast playing GM for this episode! Thanks and love to the L&O crew and the jury (a.k.a. our livestream viewers).
Tune in Mondays at 8pm Eastern for the next live episode at twitch.tv/TheRPGAcademy!
Jeremy raises some great points here that mirror some of my own worries about trying to summarize the discussions happening on the IndieWeb wiki and the many #indieweb chat channels.
When I had the initial idea to do an “audio edition” of This Week in the IndieWeb, the question of “who is the audience” seemed to have an obvious answer: folks who would read the newsletter but preferred an audio edition.
However, it quickly became clear that doing a “direct read” of the newsletter — where much of the content is names and links to changes on wiki pages — wouldn’t make a lot of sense when spoken aloud. So, my first crack at the format evolved into answering a slightly broader question: “how can I explain these updates to someone who might not already be familiar with the wiki?”
My short (and unhelpful) answer is: this is hard. The discussions on the wiki tend to be very technical, jargon-heavy, and touch on an extremely wide set of topics. In the first episode, I attempted to give some structure with groupings like “IndieWeb Events”, “Software and Services”, “Silo Updates”, “Silo Issues”, etc., but I agree with Jeremy that it is still very fast and dense. While I want to keep the podcast short (less than 10 minutes), I think a next positive step would be to give topics more time to breathe with some explanatory commas that give context.
It is my hope that projects like this podcast will help find new ways to phrase and frame the things that the IndieWeb community are doing and talking about, helping to reach new folks. I have a feeling it is going to be a lot of work. :}
Thanks for the write-up! I would absolutely love to see multiple folks posting IndieWeb audio content, including interviews and deeper discussions. Maybe aggregated at IndieNews and converted to podcast format there?
Over the weekend I created an English audio version of the most recent This Week in the IndieWeb newsletter. This led to some great discussion in the #indieweb chat about improvements and next-steps in creating a podcast from audio posts on one's own website. Today I added a couple of features to my site towards that end.
First up, I added support for "tag aggregations" - essentially, pages that list all posts with a certain tag. So, any future editions of this audio newsletter that I post can be tagged with "this-week-indieweb-podcast" and will then show up on the "This Week in the IndieWeb Podcast" page. It should soon be possible to feed that page to a tool like Granary to convert the feed on that page, with its audio entries, into an RSS feed suitable for subscribing with a podcast app.
Next up, I added support for "Media Fragments", a W3C recommendation that allows linking to a specific timestamp to start (and even stop!) playback of video and audio. Aaron Parecki's recently implemented this on his own site and was kind enough to share the implementation! Now, you can create links that jump to a specific time of any audio or video post on my site.
For example, if you want to quickly jump to the part of the This Week in the IndieWeb audio edition that contains info about the next upcoming Homebrew Website Club meetings, it looks like this: https://martymcgui.re/2017/02/18/151503/#t=54
Media fragments could enable some fun things, such as a list of links that index directly to particular sections of a long recording.
Aaron also documented a fun way to use media fragments for attribution of other people's audio or video posts. For example, my audio newsletter made use of several of Aaron Parecki's pieces from his 100DaysOfMusic project. I gave attribution by linking to Aaron's posts from my post, and because Aaron's site supports Webmentions, you can see that my post shows up in the "mentions" list for one of the clips I used. With media fragment support, it should be possible to have the mentions on Aaron's post link directly to the exact portion of my audio post where it appears!
Features like this give me hope that it could be possible to make an IndieWeb podcasting experience that is richer and more interactive than the current directory model.
Come out this Wednesday for the return of the Baltimore Improv Group’s Open Mic!
The open mic is free to attend and free to perform at and is open to improv, standup, and sketch performances.
Just want to get some reps in? Put your name in for a chance to play in with BIG mainstage troupe Hostel!
Baltimore's February 2017 meetup for Homebrew Website Club met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on Feb 8th.
Notes from the "broadcast" portion of the meetup:
martymcgui.re - reworked his micropub server to support the media endpoint he was working on last time. also added venue pages to his site for event locations. made progress on event-posting micropub client (eventually will be released publicly). also added support for deleted posts with dt-deleted and meta http-equiv status 410 gone.
jonathanprozzi.net - refactoring site templates. spent a lot of time debugging some simple problems, h-cards. wants to figure out a way to track incremental work on website when other work things are crazy so threads don't get lost. wants to keep segmenting his Hugo template while maintaining mf2 stuff. goal is to get to working on appearance of his site theme.
jjuran.org - currently working on a CV on his site. first use of img srcset to feed high-res images to clients that want them. uses his own Perl-based static site generator that is "showing its age". working on his own programming language so he can spend most of his time writing code in a high-level language.
We discussed the challenges of building your own tools for fun vs. starting from the goal of posting more (e.g. via Wordpress).
We hope that you'll join us for the next HWC Baltimore on March 22nd back here at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center.
Create or update your personal web site!
Any questions? Ask in chat: http://chat.indieweb.org/today#bottom
Optional quiet writing hour starts at 6:30pm. Meetup begins at 7:30pm.
More information: http://indieweb.org/events/2017-02-08-homebrew-website-club
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1281314895296846/
TONIGHT! Come on out to Digital Harbor Foundation tonight starting at 6:30pm for some time to work on your personal website with some friendly, helpful folks doing the same!
Quiet writing hour starts at 6:30pm and is a great time to work on that blog post, register that domain, or anything you’ve been meaning to set aside time for.
Meetup begins at 7:30pm - show off what you’ve been working on, talk about what you’re planning, ask questions, share advice, etc!
Can’t make it in person tonight? Hop in the #indieweb chat and give us a shout!
You lock your doors, so why not lock up your data? It’s 2017 but it’s time to party like it’s 1983! (todo: think of a third clever thing to say about crypto before posting this event)!
The first(?) CryptoParty Baltimore will take place at Digital Harbor Foundation (1045 Light St. Baltimore, MD) on February 4th, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm!
A CryptoParty is a meetup that is free and open to everyone, but especially folks without prior experience, who want to learn and share knowledge about ways to protect yourself in the digital space. Bring your laptop, smartphone, tablet, and/or USB sticks to try the tools and apps directly at the CryptoParty!
For more information and to RSVP, check out the Baltimore CryptoParty page at: https://www.cryptoparty.in/baltimore
Please spread the word! If you like, there’s a printable 8.5”x11” flyer available here: https://www.cryptoparty.in/_media/cryptoparty-baltimore-2017-02.pdf