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📍 Checked in at 'Essen, New York, NY.

Checked in by tantek. Grabbing some food after the IndieWebCamp NYC morning session became an almost-all-day session.

📍 Checked in at Dalberg - Global Development Advisors, New York, NY.
Getting set up for #IndieWeb Camp NYC!

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • September 23rd - 29th, 2017

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Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for September 23rd - 29th, 2017.

You can find all of my audio editions and subscribe with your favorite podcast app here: martymcgui.re/podcasts/indieweb/.

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 Arbor Bistro, New York, NY.
A late but lovely lunch.
📍 Checked in at e's BAR, New York, NY.
Cheese, Brussels sprouts, beer. Happy Thursday?

Thanks to our guest ████████ for- wa͔it, w͌h̼ȃt̲ ĩs h̶a̷p̷p̵e̵n̷i̸n̷g̸ ǒ̸̺n̵̪̋ ̸t̴͙̄h̸͉̓i̶͔̾s̶̩͋ ̶̟͌w̵̬͗ẽ̵͉e̶̢̋k̴̬̃’̸̮͒ş̸̀ We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2017-09-26-063417/

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★ Favorited https://david.shanske.com/2017/09/26/heading-indiewebcamp-nyc-sunday/
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IndieWebCamp NYC 2017 is happening this weekend, 9/30 and 10/1. I will be there on Sunday only, as I cannot be there the day before. Sunday is Hack and Create day. Hoping to help some people set up their websites if I can, and maybe improve my own. Looking forward to seeing Tantek Çelik, who has been a fixture at every IndieWebCamp I have attended, and Marty McGuire, who I met at the last IndieWebCamp in NYC. The rest of the attendees I’m not as familiar with. Should be a fun day, following Y...
IndieWebCamp NYC 2017 is happening this weekend, 9/30 and 10/1. I will be there on Sunday only, as I cannot be there the day before. Sunday is Hack and Create day. Hoping to help some people set up their websites if I can, and maybe improve my own. Looking forward to seeing Tantek Çelik, who has been a fixture at every...

Homebrew Website Club Baltimore October 18th, 2017

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

Join us for an evening of quiet writing, 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/2017-10-18-homebrew-website-club

Facebook events: https://www.facebook.com/events/174931906396754/

Homebrew Website Club Baltimore October 4th, 2017

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

Join us for an evening of quiet writing, 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/2017-10-04-homebrew-website-club

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1726627160978658/

Hey Folks in/near NYC! @IndieWebCamp NYC is just 5 days away, 9/30 - 10/1

Last year’s IWC NYC was my first in-person IndieWeb experience, and I was completely caught up by the thoughtful people working first-hand to build a more personal, more social web; a web where your content, identity, and interactions are yours, instead of food for surveillance-powered ad-engines like Facebook.

Since then, I’ve started a Homebrew Website Club in Baltimore, a weekly IndieWeb Podcast, made tons of improvements to my site, and even created some IndieWeb tools, like a micropub media endpoint for storing photos, video, audio, and more, a tool for posting events to your own site, and a tool for posting audio, such as podcasts.

So come on out for two days of participatory discussions, user experience design, and face-to-face help improving our personal websites and the future of the IndieWeb!

I’ll be recording interviews for the This Week in the IndieWeb Podcast, if you’re interested in sharing your IndieWeb journey and thoughts.

There will also be some amazing people to meet, like IndieWeb co-founder Tantek Çelik, IndieWeb WordPress developer David Shanske, awesome designer Hannah Donovan, and many more!

Registration is super-affordable! Free if you have your own personal site! https://2017.indieweb.org/nyc.

Hope to see you there!

★ Favorited https://twitter.com/UMBC/status/911298047833001984
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This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • September 16th - 22nd, 2017

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Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for September 16th - 22nd, 2017.

You can find all of my audio editions and subscribe with your favorite podcast app here: martymcgui.re/podcasts/indieweb/.

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://jonathanprozzi.net/reflection/homebrew-website-club-one-year-in/
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Homebrew Website Club: One Year In
HWC: Reflection on Year One One year ago, to (almost) this day, Marty McGuire and I hosted the first Homebrew Website Club Baltimore meetup. I remember Marty telling me about Indieweb and the idea for the meetup. At this point last year, I was wanting to devote a dedicated chunk of time to my personal website. Looking back via timehops and other...
Replied to https://martymcgui.re/2017/09/20/203648/
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September 20, 2017 at 8:36pm EDT • by Marty McGuire Have you posted a response to this? Let me know the URL:

Holding 3D-printed statues of Martin Luther, everyone is laughing because I said “1, 2, 3, say ‘theses’!” and it sounded like “feces”.

HWC Baltimore 2017-09-20 Wrap-Up

Baltimore's second September 2017 meetup for Homebrew Website Club met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on September 20th. It was our one-year anniversary, given that our first meeting occurred on September 21st, 2016.

We celebrated with cookies!

Insomnia cookies and IndieWebCamp stickers

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

jonathanprozzi.net – Set up bridgy on his new WordPress site since last time. Working on a post detailing his move from Hugo to WordPress. Hoping it serves as documentation to help with outreach to other folks who already use WordPress, or folks looking to start a new personal website. Also hoping the bridgy publish works, since this is his first time posting with it.

maryreisenwitz.com – Working on web content for a DHF digital fabrication course that starts next week, starting with Autodesk Fusion 360. It's organized as "lessons" on a WordPress site at learn.digitalharbor.org.

bouhmad.com – Prepping to launch his personal site at that URL. Has a local development version, written in Hugo. Will be posting about security research.

rhearamakrishnan.com – Working on her portfolio website, which mostly links to writing she has had published elsewhere. Wants to make sure all the outgoing links still work, update the look. Also has a lot of visual content like zines that she wants to display in an appealing way. Currently publishes via GitHub Pages, facing a learning curve making styling changes, but is sticking with it and wants to keep things simple.

martymcgui.re – Super excited that we have had a year of HWC Baltimore meetups! Looking forward to more outreach in the year ahead, finding ways to reach people who don't yet know that they want to be part of the IndieWeb. On his personal site, been working on a per-month archive view. Playing both with Jekyll plugins to generate the pages and with learning CSS Grid to do the layout, because it's new and shiny. The slowness of Jekyll is really tempting him to jump to Hugo, despite knowing it will be a huge pain.

Shawn Grimes – Working on web content for a different DHF learning system called Blueprint. Currently focused on things like that rather than his personal website.

Other things:

  • We talked about some of the pros/cons of static site generators vs WordPress. E.g. security needs, ease of posting, etc. etc. etc...
  • We talked about Hugo being good for archiving content like old Evernote notes. You can make an archive that is more browsable/searchable than the Evernote exports and doesn't require Evernote.
  • Talked about ways of taking and organizing notes, differing needs (e.g. need to write down something quickly, so a mobile interface is key). Some different options came up, like laverna.cculyssesapp.com.
  • Talked about reasons not to store things on clouds like Evernote and Dropbox, targeted advertising. Tools to prevent surveillance such as Better and Firefox Focus.
  • Talked about some general intro-to-IndieWeb stuff, how it got started, building blocks like POSSE and webmentions, and making progress through small incremental steps.
Back row: Shawn, Jonathan, Adam, Rhea, Mary. Front: Marty

We're very happy to have reached the milestone of a year of (nearly-) regular meetings! Thanks to everyone who has come out to be a part of these meetups so far.

We hope you'll join us again on for another HWC Baltimore meetup at Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center! Our next meetups will be October 4th followed by another on October 18th.

Celebrating a year of Homebrew Website Club Baltimore with cookies!

Here’s a brief interview with Josh Juran from the most recent This Week in the IndieWeb Podcast.

🎧 Full Episode:

https://martymcgui.re/2017/09/15/224858/

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This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • September 9th - 15th, 2017
Show/Hide Transcript Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for September 9th - 15th, 2017. This week features a brief interview with Josh Juran recorded at IndieWeb Summit 2017. You can find all of my audio editions and subscribe with your favorite podcast app here: martymcgui.re/podcasts/indieweb/. Music from Aaron Parecki’s 100DaysOfMusic project: Day 85 - Suit, Day 48 -...
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What Time Is It? • Ep 1527 - Genghis Khan and Bill
Jonathan and Marty have gone back in time to create a two person squad to face each other in the arcade classic Joust. Now in 1527, the group look to fine the world's greatest jouster and possibly a real dragon.
RSVP'd to an event https://martymcgui.re/2017/08/25/001526/
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Homebrew Website Club Baltimore September 20, 2017

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

I'm going!

Edit: Wow, I just remembered that this will be our 1-year anniversary of when we started this meetup, back in September 2016! To celebrate, there will be stickers and maybe cookies! So if you have no idea what Homebrew Website Club or the IndieWeb are about or don’t know if you want a personal website, come on out to celebrate with us anyway!

Baltimore! Come on out to Digital Harbor Foundation starting at 6:30pm to work on your personal site and learn more about escaping silos like this one.

We’ll also be talking about the upcoming IndieWebCamp NYC!

Can’t make it? That’s okay! Tell your friends by sharing this event. We’ll meet again in October!

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • September 9th - 15th, 2017

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Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for September 9th - 15th, 2017.

This week features a brief interview with Josh Juran recorded at IndieWeb Summit 2017.

You can find all of my audio editions and subscribe with your favorite podcast app here: martymcgui.re/podcasts/indieweb/.

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!

Here’s an interview with Ryan Barrett from the most recent This Week in the IndieWeb Podcast.

🎧 Full Episode:

https://martymcgui.re/2017/09/09/133301/

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This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • September 2nd - 8th, 2017
Show/Hide Transcript Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for September 2nd - 8th, 2017. This week features a brief interview with Ryan Barrett recorded at IndieWeb Summit 2017. You can find all of my audio editions and subscribe with your favorite podcast app here: martymcgui.re/podcasts/indieweb/. Music from Aaron Parecki’s 100DaysOfMusic project: Day 85 - Suit, Day 48 -...

Thanks to Maggie, Hannah, Kristen, and Jonathan for making this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast a trip.

… and for a kick-butt Hostel set at the Comedy Pigs Extravaganza!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2017-09-12-070353/

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Where's the Coffee? • Ep 61 - To Frederick or Bust
Marty and Jonathan are on the road this week to Frederick Maryland for the Comedy Pigs Summer Extravaganza with Hostel. Learn what makes a gathering an extravaganza, how much coffee one person can actually consume, and fun facts about Goldfish crackers.

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • September 2nd - 8th, 2017

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Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for September 2nd - 8th, 2017.

This week features a brief interview with Ryan Barrett recorded at IndieWeb Summit 2017.

You can find all of my audio editions and subscribe with your favorite podcast app here: martymcgui.re/podcasts/indieweb/.

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!

Replied to https://mobile.twitter.com/EddieHinkle/status/906253401939435522

Pretty much. Each podcast post gets a tag. Made a new podcast type for Jekyll for the landing page and meta info.

★ Favorited https://www.marcus-povey.co.uk/2017/09/07/url-unfurling-and-the-image-proxy-in-withknown/
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URL Unfurling/Link Preview and the Image Proxy in @withknown
URL unfurling is one of the names given to that funky thing that happens when you paste a web address into a post in Facebook (or other social network) and automatically get a preview of it – an image, the title and maybe some extract text. This was a much requested technology that was sadly missing from Known for a...

HWC Baltimore 2017-09-06 Wrap-Up

Baltimore's first September 2017 meetup for Homebrew Website Club met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on September 6th.

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

jonathanprozzi.net (Jonathan) – Stepped through Digital Ocean tutorials with nginx and has a fresh new WordPress site running for his personal site. Has a SemPress theme and the IndieWeb plugin and will be working through all those next. Happy to already have working rel-me stuff and being able to log into the IndieWeb wiki. Looking forward to helping others get set up as well.

djfalcon23 (Derek) – Thinking about getting a ".is" domain. Likes the idea of using it with paths like ".is/cool", ".is/making". Started a new site for his light-up bicycling backpack, using his personal portfolio site as a template.

martymcgui.re (Marty) – Started a dedicated podcast-oriented page for This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition. Did some refactoring of his site to make it work reasonably. Next up is adding subscribe buttons for Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and more. Did some research into other podcasts' website subscribe button designs.

Other things:

  • We also talked about Digital Ocean has a hosting provider. We like that they provide a lot of guides, in addition to being very affordable.
  • Talked about geo-based TLDs as being more stable than ".ninja" and others. Reviewed some podcast subscribe button designs on a few sites.
  • Talked about recent video games and 8-bit aesthetics.
jonathanprozzi.net, djfalcon23, martymcgui.re

We hope that you'll join us for another HWC Baltimore, which will next meet on September 20th at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center!  

Photo for tonight’s HWC Baltimore

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • Update for 2017-09-06

Here’s a brief addendum to the most recent newsletter.

Homebrew Website Club Austin will be meeting today at 6:30PM US Central Time.

Homebrew Website Club Berlin will be restarting tomorrow, September 7, at 6:30PM GMT+2.

Find more at indieweb.org/Events.

The next newsletter may be a bit late due to my travel schedule.

Music for this episode was Day 62 - Pipes from Aaron Parecki’s 100 Days of Music Project.

RSVP'd to an event https://martymcgui.re/2017/08/25/000915/
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Homebrew Website Club Baltimore September 6, 2017

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

I'm going!

Looking forward to another great Homebrew Website Club Baltimore meetup.Come on out to work on your personal website, and learn more about how you can stay social online without silos like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Here’s an interview with @rabble from the most recent This Week in the IndieWeb Podcast.

🎧 Full episode:

https://martymcgui.re/2017/09/02/112010/

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This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • August 26th - September 1st, 2017
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Sean Latta may be gone from Baltimore City, but he left a box of stuff in our hearts.

Thanks to all the guests who helped wish him bon voyage in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast.

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2017-09-05-064225/

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How Do You Say Goodbye? • Ep 45 - Bye Bye Sean Latta
Marty and Jonathan wish a found farewell to friend Sean Latta. What does Sean expect to see in New York and what will he miss most in Baltimore. This contributor to the show finally gets his comeuppances.

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • August 26th - September 1st, 2017

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Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for August 26th - September 1st, 2017.

This week features a brief interview with @rabble 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!

🔁 Reposted https://twitter.com/t/status/903730805331124224
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