This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • August 19th - 25th, 2017
Show/Hide Transcript Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for August 19th - 25th, 2017. This week features a brief interview with Tom Brown 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...
Below are notes from the "broadcast" portion of the meetup.
jonathanprozzi.net (Jonathan) – Had been working on a wedding site with Hugo and making progress. Got really frustrated with adding image galleries, which required a lot of extra tools. Realized that he could accomplish the same thing in WordPress really quickly. So, spent quiet writing hour starting over in WordPress. At this point, just wants to have it done, rather than spending time learning something new along the way.
martymcgui.re (Marty) – Since last time has been thinking a lot more about delivering transcriptions with audio content. Did more experimenting with Audiogram, and found the BBC's fork, which supports subtitles and transcription editing, but also depends on a lot of private BBC infrastructure out of the box. Is now able to get timestamped transcripts by combining an audio file and long-form text transcription using a tool called gentle. Then by feeding that into a hacked-up copy of the BBC's Audiogram can generate video with hardcoded subtitles. Here's an example from the most recent This Week in the IndieWeb. Pretty neat! Also experimenting with providing a text transcript of the audio newsletter along w/ the audio via a simple HTML details/summary elements with an iframe. Example here.
We talked about use cases where static sites are great (simple project sites) and not-so-great (lots of media files).
We also chatted a lot about the future of the This Week in the IndieWeb audio edition, making the content more accessible, making it more engaging.
We also talked about being aware of when it makes sense to use manual tools vs. trying to creating automation, such as the tradeoffs with using "manual" video editing tools vs. tools like Audiogram.
We hope that you'll join us for another HWC Baltimore, which will next meet on September 6th and again on September 20th at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center!
This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • August 12th - 18th, 2017
Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for August 12th - 18th, 2017. This week features a brief interview with Jean MacDonald 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 -...
“We must teach history – and teach with an eye toward de-colonization, anti-racism, and justice. For everyone who expressed shock about Charlottesville and insisted that “this isn’t America,” it’s pretty clear that your history classes failed you. Because this is America. We have to fundamentally alter how we teach history – and that means teaching about hate, not just love. It means teaching about American evils, not just American exceptionalism. It means teaching about resistance too, not just oppression. And it means rethinking all the practices tied up in our educational institutions – systemic and interpersonal practices that perpetuate this weekend’s violence.”
In the past couple of days, prompted by Marty McGuire's write-up, I raved about the potential of Audiogram to help promote the podcast by making it easier to share audio clips to social media -- by turning them into video clips. This afternoon, having managed to get tomorrow's episode edited early, and having had to chop quite a few interesting digressions,...
Richard, it's early, but at last weekend's IndieWeb Summit in Portland, a small group of us started tinkering on what we hope could be the Timeline of the Open Web.
At this point, it's wireframing and prototyping, but check it out! We call it "together" and you can find more information on it on the IndieWeb wiki - https://indieweb.org/together - and on GitHub - https://github.com/cleverdevil/together/
I believe that the what users will want isn't a traditional feed reader, but somethi...
Richard, it's early, but at last weekend's IndieWeb Summit in Portland, a small group of us started tinkering on what we hope could be the Timeline of the Open Web. At this point, it's wireframing and prototyping, but check it out! We call it "together" and you can find more information on it on the IndieWeb wiki - https://indieweb.org/together -...
I don't yet know exactly how I'll choose what portions to share on each silo, what text and links to accompany them to encourage folks to listen to the full episodes, and so on. There are also some quirks to learn. For example, Twitter has a maximum length of 2:20 for videos, and its cropping tool would glitch out and reset to defaults unless I stopped it "near" the end.
For the near term I want to play with the tool to see what kinds of results I can make. Long-term I think this would be a really neat addition to my Screech tool, which is designed for posting audio to your own website.
How do you feel about audiograms? I'd love to hear other folks' thoughts!
Below are notes from the "broadcast" portion of the meetup.
djfalcon23 (Derek) – been on break of web dev to learn Android dev. Set up a schedule to work on his portfolio site on Wednesdays. Has a WIP site up at djfalcon23.github.io with a landing page. Next steps are modals to display the content for the main sections, a carousel for other photos. After that, it's time to make a project page for his LED backpack with brake and turn signals for cyclists.
jonathanprozzi.net (Jonathan) – started a new Hugo project for his wedding which will be his "Hugo project" so he can feel free to move his main site over to WordPress. Bought and set up a new domain and a new Hugo project for that.
polarfire.net (Isaac) – In town visiting Marty. Spent quiet writing hour tracking down the source for his Pelican-based site which was last updated 2014 and getting the dependencies installed. Likes starting side projects, so might port it to Hugo. Many of his projects are related to owning his data on a home server. Next major step there is setting up backups w/ duplicity.
The Universal Sign-In Button is a customisable bookmarklet that will auto-fill a sign-in form on the page you are currently visiting and submit it for you. It's a one-click way to tell the current page who you are. The rest of this post explains why such a button is necessary. If you would like to create your own button, you...
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🎧 This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition, July 22nd – 28th, 2017 | Marty McGuire
This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition, July 22nd - 28th, 2017 by Marty McGuire from martymcgui.re 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. Music from Aaron Parecki’s 100DaysOfMusic project: Day 85 - Suit, Day 48 - Glitch, Day...