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This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • July 22nd - 28th, 2017

Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for July 22nd - 28th, 2017.

This week features a brief interview with Johannes Ernst recorded at IndieWeb Summit 2017.

You can find all of my audio editions here.

You can subscribe with your favorite podcast app on huffduffer.

Music from Aaron Parecki’s 100DaysOfMusic project: Day 85 - Suit, Day 48 - Glitch, Day 49 - Floating, Day 9, and Day 11

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!

🔖 Bookmarked http://altplatform.org/2017/07/28/an-introduction-to-the-indieweb/
An Introduction to the IndieWeb – AltPlatform

“Everyone’s desires and needs will be different. Work on what you find most interesting and useful first (the IndieWeb calls these itches). Make a list of what you use most often on your old social media silos or wish they had and work on that first.”

“Everyone’s desires and needs will be different. Work on what you find most interesting and useful first (the IndieWeb calls these itches). Make a list of what you use most often on your old social media silos or wish they had and work on that first.”

HWC Baltimore 2017-07-26 Wrap-Up

Baltimore's second July 2017 meetup for Homebrew Website Club met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on July 26th.

Below are notes from the "broadcast" portion of the meetup.

jonathanprozzi.net – After setting up a local WordPress dev site last time, revisited his existing Hugo site. The Hugo documentation has received an update, so he walked through making a new site from scratch, found out the theme configuration for his old site was not working as Hugo docs suggest. Wants to make sure his Hugo experience isn't colored by a misunderstanding on his part. Feels stuck between wanting to improve his existing stack and workflow vs spending the time to convert everything to WordPress.

martymcgui.re – Inspired by IndieWeb Summit session on Events, made a couple of improvements to event posts on his site. First added a "subscribe to calendar" link to his front page and "Add to Calendar" links on his individual event pages so folks can get calendar reminders of his indie events. Second, added a webmention submit form ("did you mention this? post the URL here") to all his posts, which should make it easier to send indie RSVPs to his indie events. Set up a new iPod Touch with the micro.blog iOS client and has used it to post a couple of photos to his site without much trouble and a nice (if somewhat quirky) workflow. Has been changing up some of the microformats markup on his posts to try and make them work well with both Woodwind and Atom feeds generated by Granary.

We talked about a writing app called Ulysses, which Jonathan has been using for work and finds the writing is a faster process than his previous workflow with Markdown. Also talked sunk cost of working with the tools we already have working vs spending the time to set up and learn something new that might (eventually) be better. A tempting goal is to moving from posting to our personal sites and enjoying IndieWeb benefits for ourselves to making ourselves into ambassadors for folks in Gen2/3 by adopting WordPress + plugins.

Left-to-right: jonathanprozzi.net, martymcgui.re

We hope that you'll join us for an August HWC Baltimore, which will meet on August 9th and August 23rd at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center! 

Baltimore Homebrew Website Club quiet writing hour has begun! Come work on your website!

🔖 Bookmarked https://eddiehinkle.com/projects/indigenous/
Indigenous

“Indigenous is an iOS app that is in development. It’s goal is to provide a native iOS interface to the indieweb movement.”

“Indigenous is an iOS app that is in development. It’s goal is to provide a native iOS interface to the indieweb movement.”

Sweet Baltimore City pump truck.

RSVP'd to an event https://martymcgui.re/2017/07/13/123031/
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Homebrew Website Club Baltimore July 26, 2017

Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St., BaltimoreMD, 21230

I'm going!

Tonight! Join us at Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center at 6:30pm for another Homebrew Website Club! Write some blogs, post some photos, hack some code, or even just chat about what you want for your personal website. Free your content from “the algorithms” and build a web for you, not them!

Thanks to Trista Morgan for helping Jonathan Monroe pursue his dream of hanging art in my house on this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2017-07-25-075118/

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Do You Call That Art? • Ep 25 - Nude Self Portraits w/ Trisha
Marty and Jonathan take the next step in Jonathan's journey of self portraits. They bring in world renowned self portrait artist Trisha to discuss the process of an amazing portrait.

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • July 15th - 21st, 2017

Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for July 15th - 21st, 2017.

This week features a brief interview with Lillian Karabaic recorded at IndieWeb Summit 2017.

You can find all of my audio editions here.

You can subscribe with your favorite podcast app on huffduffer.

Music from Aaron Parecki’s 100DaysOfMusic project: Day 85 - Suit, Day 48 - Glitch, Day 49 - Floating, Day 9, and Day 11

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!

★ Favorited https://aaronparecki.com/2017/07/19/24/webmention-io
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The https://webmention.io dashboard just got a whole lot more useful! You can now see the last few dozen webmentions you've received, and delete them if you want! This is the first step towards a "block" feature in webmention.io: https://indieweb.org/block Thanks to @tantek for the inspiration!
Replied to https://eddiehinkle.com/2017/07/18/5/reply/

It took a several hours to have pobox recognize the domain so I could start receiving mail, but that was the only hiccup. I wasn’t using the docs/drive stuff.

Switched email provider for my domain from “GSuite” to pobox.com and I’m feelin’ good.

Replied to http://myhomeisthesea.com/indieweb-audio/
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Audio, SoundCloud, and the Indieweb
With the news of SoundCloud’s apparent demise, I’m starting to think of alternatives. I love Bandcamp, but it seems to be more ideally suited as a place to sell finished releases, whereas I use SoundCloud more as an audio blog containing works in progress, mixes, and other random music stuff. MixCloud seems like a good candidate, particularly for my Drift...

I’ve got a work-in-progress micropub client called Screech that can send audio posts to micropub-enabled sites.

Thanks to guest Barry Wright III for bringing all the right ingredients to this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2017-07-18-064608/

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Do You Call That Food? • Ep 30- Author Doug Chetterson
Marty and Jonathan learn the math and science behind Taco Bell. Thanks to Author Doug Chetterson, they are able to learn more about the standard for late night dining.
🔖 Bookmarked http://reallifemag.com/mandatory-updates/
Mandatory Updates — Real Life

“Having the technology that most effectively enhances the speed and efficiency with which we can access, process, and respond to information is a prerequisite for being a productive worker in the 21st century. To refuse is to fail.”

“Having the technology that most effectively enhances the speed and efficiency with which we can access, process, and respond to information is a prerequisite for being a productive worker in the 21st century. To refuse is to fail.”

What a great example of how the web can be weird and wonderful.

https://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football/

★ Favorited https://allinthehead.com/retro/378/implementing-webmentions
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Implementing Webmentions
In a world before social media, a lot of online communities existed around blog comments. The particular community I was part of – web standards – was all built up around the personal websites of those involved. As social media sites gained traction, those communities moved away from blog commenting systems. Instead of reacting to a post underneath the post,...

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • July 8th - 14th, 2017

Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for July 8th - 14th, 2017.

This week features a brief interview with Scott Jenson recorded at IndieWeb Summit 2017.

You can find all of my audio editions here.

You can subscribe with your favorite podcast app on huffduffer.

Music from Aaron Parecki’s 100DaysOfMusic project: Day 85 - Suit, Day 48 - Glitch, Day 49 - Floating, Day 9, and Day 11

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!

📍 Checked in at Max's Taphouse, Baltimore, MD.
Getting ready for trivia

Homebrew Website Club Baltimore July 26, 2017

Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St., BaltimoreMD, 21230

Join us for an evening of quiet writing, wiki editing, IndieWeb demos and discussions!

  • Create or update your personal web site!
  • Finish that blog post you’ve been writing, edit the wiki!
  • Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs, share what you’ve gotten working!
  • Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Join the #indieweb chat!

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 6:30pm. Meetup begins at 7:30pm.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-07-26-homebrew-website-club

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/138120956769941/

HWC Baltimore 2017-07-12 Wrap-Up

Baltimore's first July 2017 meetup for Homebrew Website Club met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on July 12th.

Below are notes from the "broadcast" portion of the meetup.

jonathanprozzi.net - finished up a post from the last HWC meetup about his thoughts on switching from Hugo to Wordpress. Had it all written, but forgot to publish it - largely because of the multistep Hugo publishing process! Says this illustrates that the process overhead of using the tool is clearly getting in the way. Started a local Wordpress install to get things going. Before switching - wants to figure out how to preserve the Hugo version of his site as a snapshot (maybe on a subdomain?). Cares about both the content and the presentation of it. Also wants to figure out another project to encourage him to learn Hugo.

Darius - started in on a portfolio-style site on Wordpress. Has a theme he likes but is struggling with customizing it due to its documentation. Thinking about what he wants to put on the site. Also found out that a Wordpress site that he manages for work was hacked by spammers, so worked on fixing that.

martymcgui.re - since last time, cleaned up microformats around his likes, reposts, bookmarks to add explicit p-name and e-content, so readers like Woodwind will show something more reasonable than the "implied" names. Hasn't been working much on his site, so spent some time on his IndieWeb wiki user page to read through and re-organize his itches to choose something to work on. Inspired by the 2017 IndieWebSummit session on events, started work on a Jekyll generator plugin that will create iCal .ics files for his event posts, so he can put "add to calendar" buttons on his indie events.

We chatted about the Battle for the Net, Wordpress security, Wordpress Outreach Club, intricacies of how the various IndieWeb Wordpress plugins and theming operates, and more!

Left-to-right: jonathanprozzi.net, Darius, martymcgui.re

We hope that you'll join us for the next HWC Baltimore, which will meet on July 26th at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center!

Photo for tonight’s HWC Baltimore!

Tonight!! Join us at Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center starting at 6:30pm to work on your website and build a web for you (not them).

https://martymcgui.re/2017/06/28/212819/

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Homebrew Website Club Baltimore July 12, 2017

Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St., BaltimoreMD, 21230

★ Favorited https://whatisawridingmybikearoundtoday.com/2017/07/12/canton-neighbors-for-a-better-potomac-street-bike-lane-sign-near-potomac-hudson/
Tuesday’s ride took me down the hill and to the left for another visit to the cryotherapy chamber. It was already hot as balls, as they say, and by the time I got to the place I was totally ready to get frozen. After I left I tooled over to Potomac Street to check out the status of the new...
Replied to https://aaronparecki.com/2017/07/11/14/
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Here early for CoreAudio Karaoke! 🎙

Nice! I think about this place.

📍 Checked in at Single Carrot Theatre, Baltimore, MD.
Time to see Brisket do some improv! And then do some improv with Remote Possibilities! And then see Fractal do some improv!!
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Will You Pass Go? • Ep 88 - Day Vatell w/ Wokeopoly
Marty and Jonathan continue their mission to find the fresh new Monopoly game. This week, they bring in Day Vatell who is a huge fan of Monopoly. Our hosts have boarded a car on the B&O railroad and are heading around the board. Will this game pass go?
🔖 Bookmarked https://petermolnar.net/personal-website-as-archiving-vault/
Bookmarks, favs, likes - backfilling years of gaps

“Fast forward a few years: the canonical source is gone. Images, videos, texts, thoughts, life fragments deleted. Domains vanished, re-purposed, sold. There are no redirects, just a lot of 404 Not Found.”

“Fast forward a few years: the canonical source is gone. Images, videos, texts, thoughts, life fragments deleted. Domains vanished, re-purposed, sold. There are no redirects, just a lot of 404 Not Found.”

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • July 1st - 7th, 2017

Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for July 1st - 7th, 2017.

This week features a brief interview with gRegor Morrill recorded at IndieWeb Summit 2017.

You can find all of my audio editions here.

You can subscribe with your favorite podcast app on huffduffer.

Music from Aaron Parecki’s 100DaysOfMusic project: Day 85 - Suit, Day 48 - Glitch, Day 49 - Floating, Day 9, and Day 11

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!

📍 Checked in at The HandleBar Cafe, Baltimore, MD.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Thanks to guest Erin Em for being a uniter and not a divider in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast.

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2017-07-04-075857/

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Who Wore It Best? • Ep 78 - Euro Vogue's Georgina VanSumting
Marty and Jonathan went all in with this week's episode. You can breath a little easier with this romper-less episode. The Editor of Euro Vogue is on to talk about the new fashion season and where do political fashion trends start.

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • June 24th - 30th, 2017

An extra-long, Summit-packed audio edition of This Week in the IndieWeb for June 24th - 30th, 2017.

This week features a brief interview with Doug Beal recorded at IndieWeb Summit 2017.

You can find all of my audio editions here.

You can subscribe with your favorite podcast app on huffduffer.

Music from Aaron Parecki’s 100DaysOfMusic project: Day 48 - Glitch, Day 49 - Floating, Day 9, Day 11, and Day 85 - Suit.

Also includes music from Nightcore- 867-5309 / Jenny by Aoki Lapis.

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!