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Archive for February 2018

Wed Feb 28
★ Liked https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/02/28/in-loving-memory-mosfet-the-cat-2001-2018/
post from In loving memory – Mosfet the cat 2001 – 2018
Mosfet the cat passed away last night, Ladyada & pt were present, he passed peacefully, without pain. Mosfet was a wonderful cat and helped us every single day, including helping us say goodbye to him together. There was not a day he wasn’t helping us in his own cat way. He was …
★ Liked https://mobile.twitter.com/zeldman/status/968861672541708290
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Posting on the @facebook website is not working in Mac OS today. JavaScript eats CSS & HTML, making data entry field disappear except for a spookily disembodied close-box X. Been this way a few hours.
Tue Feb 27

Thanks to our guests Kim Le and Dan McMichael for braving the darkness in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-02-27/

post from Who Will Take The Initiative? • Ep 52 - Charm City Meadworks' D&D
Marty and Jonathan venture to Charm City Meadworks for their monthly Sunday D&D for the first time. Joined by friend Kim and newcomer Dan, Marty tries being Game Master. Armed with pencils and their 20 sided dice, they are ready for this new adventure.
Mon Feb 26

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • February 17th - 23rd, 2018

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Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for February 17th - 23rd, 2018.

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!

Sun Feb 25
📗 Want to read Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany ISBN: 9780375706684
📗 Want to read How to Suppress Women's Writing by Joanna Russ ISBN: 9780292724457
📗 Want to read The Female Man by Joanna Russ ISBN: 9780807063132
📗 Want to read The Hidden Side of the Moon by Joanna Russ ISBN: 9780312022198
Sat Feb 24
📕 Finished reading Calm Technology by Amber Case
MSY ✈️ BWI
📍 Checked in at Café Fleur de Lis, New Orleans, LA.
So many grits 😍
Fri Feb 23
📍 Checked in at 9 Roses Cafe, New Orleans, LA.
Lemongrass tofu on everything plz
📍 Checked in at Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans, LA.
📍 Checked in at Green Goddess, New Orleans, LA.
Brunch with vegetables
📍 Checked in at French Truck Coffee, New Orleans, LA.
Tea and reading time
Thu Feb 22
📕 Finished reading HTML5 for Web Designers, 2nd Edition by Jeremy Keith Rachel Andrew
★ Liked https://eddiehinkle.com/2018/02/22/15/reply/
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Just downloaded this after buying Alfred. Super useful! Thanks :)
📕 Finished reading The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
📕 Finished reading The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy by Violet Blue
★ Liked https://islandinthenet.com/bringing-worst-us/
post Bringing Out the Worst In Us
This is one of the reasons why I no longer “surf” Facebook and twitter. I’ve defaulted to the old ways of the web. Back to a reading from a controlled list of bloggers and news sites.
Wed Feb 21
📍 Checked in at Backspace Bar & Kitchen, New Orleans, LA.
Typewriter themed cocktails?
📍 Checked in at Café du Monde, New Orleans, LA.
Café et Beignet
★ Liked https://jvns.ca/blog/2018/02/20/measuring-blog-success/
post Measuring a blog's success: focus on conversations, not page views
I’ve been writing this blog now for a little over 4 years. I’ve found it to be a really rewarding
★ Liked https://collect.readwriterespond.com/this-week-in-the-indieweb-audio-edition/
post from 🎧 This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition
Just as with the Domain of One’s Own, the #IndieWeb is as much a mindset, an approach to a more open and democratic web, as it is about the tools. Marty McGuire’s weekly take on the IndieWeb News is a great way to stay abreast of this evolving space. A regular mix of interviews, …
Tue Feb 20
★ Liked https://jonathanprozzi.net/indieweb/hwc-2018-02-20-wrap-up/
Sat Feb 10

🗓️ Homebrew Website Club Baltimore

Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St. Baltimore MD 21230
📆 Add to Calendar: iCal | Google Calendar

Reminder: We are now meeting on Tuesdays instead of the usual Wednesdays. Be sure to double-check your calendars!

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/2018-02-20-homebrew-website-club

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/178990332710536/

Tue Feb 20
BWI ✈️ MSY

Thanks to our guest Kristen L. McKenzie for inviting us to her parents’ house to watch VHS tapes in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-02-20/

post from Was Once Enough • Ep 2 - Earth Girls are Easy
Marty and Jonathan are back! This week, with their friend Kristen, they talk about a movie that never had a sequel, Earth Girls are Easy. Why has this masterpiece never been touched since the 80s? What would a sequel look like? How sexy is Jeff Goldblum?
🔖 Bookmarked Black Panther: the Return of the Future https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/02/20/black-panther-the-return-of-the-future/

“Critical theorists and political pundits and war historians and economists are right now making a pretty penny writing books about the impossibility of imagining the future. If you trace all history as Western history there are dead ends everywhere you look — and for too long the advances of science and engineering has been tied to a Western, Eurocentric vision — a vision that ends in climate change, water shortages, late stage capitalism, or a last ditch attempt to get off the planet. Of course the future is impossible to imagine if it is exclusionary and of course we can’t solve our problems with the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

Mon Feb 19
★ Liked http://audreywatters.com/2018/02/16/the-regret-industry
↩ Replied to https://ascraeus.org/websub-part-ii-aperture/
post from WebSub Part II: Aperture
Following on from yesterday’s Part I, today I’m talking about the process of installing Aaron Parecki’s Aperture Microsub Server. As before, this is the result of several different attempts at installation, and leaves out a lot of the handwringing. I recommended that before …

Thanks so much for these! I was able to stumble through them, along w/ some playing w/ Ubuntu PPA sources and tooling around with nginx configs, and now have Aperture working and it is great!

One note: this line appears to be flipped:

$ php artisan generate:key

What worked for me was:

$ php artisan key:generate
★ Liked https://www.frankchimero.com/writing/everything-easy-is-hard-again/
📗 Want to read The Real World of Technology by Ursula Martius Franklin ISBN: 9780887846366
Sun Feb 18
★ Liked https://frankchimero.com/writing/the-good-room/
🔖 Bookmarked https://www.guernicamag.com/kate-manne-why-misogyny-isnt-really-about-hating-women/
★ Liked http://bradfrost.com/blog/post/google-you-creepy-sonofabitch/
Sat Feb 17

This episode marks a full year that I’ve been creating weekly audio summaries of the IndieWeb newsletter! Thank you for listening!

I’d love any feedback that you have. Also, if you’d take a moment to leave a rating and a review wherever you get your podcasts, that’d be 💯!

https://martymcgui.re/2018/02/17/181444/

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • February 10th - 16th, 2018

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Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for February 10th - 16th, 2018.

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!

★ Liked https://ghostparty.today/#2018-02-17-150018
Tue Feb 13
★ Liked https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/02/13/particles-next-generation-hardware-particle-compatible-with-adafruit-feather/
post from Particle’s Next Generation Hardware @particle – Compatible with @adafruit Feather
Introducing Particle’s Next Generation Hardware, Powered by Particle Mesh (blog post). And here is the press release, congrats Particle on the line up and of course Feather compatibility!

Thanks to our guest Ti Coleman for taking on a tough topic with grace and honesty in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast.

Also, thanks to Jonathan for reminding me that we have been doing this podcast for FOUR YEARS! Thanks so much to everyone who has joined us in making this thing, whether you’ve been a guest, a listener, given suggestions, or even just liked and shared!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-02-13/

post from How Was It? • Ep 86 - Sobriety with Ti
Marty and Jonathan sit down with Ti to discuss the 7 month journey of sobriety. What lead Ti to make a change and are their obstacles in the way?
Mon Feb 12
★ Liked https://ghostparty.today/#violet-gray-tour

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • February 3rd - 9th, 2018

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Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for February 3rd - 9th, 2018.

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!

Fri Feb 9

Celebrating Roman draft-dodge-enabler St. Valentine with some heart shaped sushi at Sticky Rice!

★ Liked https://ghostparty.today/#2018-02-09-160515
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OHH la la, a spooky treat! We are now in enamel pin form!! Buy us for $8 + shipping (more deets to come), OR get a ticket to our show and you can buy our enamel spectres for just $5!
Thu Feb 8
★ Liked http://www.staceydepolo.com/indieweb/an-indieweb-journey-newwwyear/
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post Join Me on an #IndieWeb Journey for the #NewwwYear
Plenty of us spend more of our time online creating content for ‘rented properties’ like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram than we’d like to admit. While Facebook is famously re-evaluating it’s newsfeed and how it prioritizes content, isn’t it time the rest of us …
Tue Feb 6

HWC Baltimore 2018-02-06 Wrap-Up

Baltimore's first Homebrew Website Club of February met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on February 6th.

Here are some notes from the "broadcast" portion of the meetup:

jonathanprozzi.net – Productive 2 weeks! Has a personal notes site running on Hugo on a subdomain after some adventures with git publishing hooks and a bug with themes that was causing it to render only as XML. Set up a separate site with Hugo and Reveal.JS and might be interested in that for IndieWeb-related learning activities going forward. Has been tracking everything he is writing, taking notes in his personal notes site as he goes so he can either clean them up for real posts, or just publish the notes. Worked tonight on more activity content on his personal notes site. Troubleshooting microformats on his main site WP theme. Also interested in GatsbyJS plus a WordPress backend... maybe? Also working with Gulp to make a build tool for P5.js sketches.

dariusmccoy.com – Tonight moved his domain from WordPress.com to Hover. Waiting on that to finish so he can set up new hosting and move his site in general off of WordPress.com onto a WordPress.org site which has more flexibility. Thinking about the direction of his site - resume / portfolio, or blogging, or posting his photography. Could blog personal projects, maybe sports blogging but worried about trolls.

derekfields.is – Set up his GitHub pages site to serve from his custom domain. Also put up a post about serving A-Frame virtual worlds from an ESP8266 microcontroller on Medium. Working on a PESOS copy of his post back to his site. Wants to work on a couple more posts for next time.

bouhmad.com – Working on bringing his site back up. Something went wrong on the virtual server running it and he is reinstalling and reconfiguring things. Has a blog post ready to go once the site is back up. (He got it back up before the end of HWC!)

martymcgui.re – Been working on IndieWeb-ifying some project websites, most recently ghostparty.today. It's a single HTML page hosted on Neocities that his improv partner created at IndieWebCamp Baltimore. It's an experiment in nesting microformats and permalinks, making use of links with anchors (example event, example RSVP). Also added mf2 markup to the site for his D&D livestreaming show (example, example reply) so he could reshare things on his site. Is excited about making a micropub server for the Neocities site as a goof, probably running on Glitch. Something like "IndieWeb like it's 1999".

Other things: 

  • The Falcon Heavy test launch happened today and wow! We could not find a reference for the projected final orbit of the payload (a Tesla with a mannequin wearing a SpaceX space suit)
    • The livestream video was interesting. It offered multiple camera views, switchable with a "Switch Camera" button in the YouTube UI. The main view was the public facing talking-head discussion, telemetry displays, etc. The other was a static camera with audio direct from mission control.
  • Transferring domains from WordPress.com is interesting. Apparently the registrar is listed as wildwestdomains.com?
  • Managing DigitalOcean droplets is hard when you lose your SSH private keys.
  • Glitch as a fun way to sketch in code. Neocities has an API.
  • Really clever onboarding process on Glitch. Log in with your GitHub and it shows a welcome page with "Start New Project" and "Resume Coding" buttons. Even if you have never used Glitch before, clicking "Resume Coding" will take you to a new Hello World project. Nice!
  • DigitalOcean recently(?) updated their pricing so that lower tiers are much better! You have to walk through a process to stop each droplet, resize it, and start it back up.
  • The Brackets editor has a Confetti plugin and it is very eye-catching.
  • .meme is a pending TLD??? Also talked .bot premiums on shorter domain names.
  • GitHub Security Alerts now send out weekly emails. Maybe only for some accounts or types of vulnerability, but Marty has been receiving them about some old projects.
  • JAMstack, the attractive bits about "reusable APIs" the dangers of those same APIs belonging to third-parties out of your control.
Left-to-right: jonathanprozzi.net, dariusmccoy.com, bouhmad.com, derekfields.is, martymcgui.re

Thanks to everybody who came out! We hope to see you all again at our next meeting on February 20th, which is a Tuesday!

Photo for tonight’s HWC Baltimore

Mon Jan 29

🗓️ Homebrew Website Club

Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St. Baltimore MD 21230
📆 Add to Calendar: iCal | Google Calendar

Reminder: We are now meeting on Tuesdays instead of the usual Wednesdays. Be sure to double-check your calendars!

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.

Have you got a domain name, but aren’t sure where to go next? We’ll be running a short activity from 6:30pm-7:30pm to get started with website hosting!

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2018-02-06-homebrew-website-club

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1560371894031190/

Tue Feb 6
★ Liked https://percolator.today/episode/18
post from Episode 18: IndieWebCamp Baltimore
IndieWebCamp Baltimore, Smart Cars, and Renaming Monocle to Aperture

Thanks to our guest Patrick Storck for bringing all the bells and whistles for this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-02-06/

post from Are You A Wizard? • Ep 95 - Pinball with Pat
Marty and Jonathan head to a local resturant that is home to a room of pinball machines. There, they meet up with their guest, Pat. Discussing what makes a pinball machine, how do you become one with the machine, and why are the lights so bright makes this week spring to action.
★ Liked https://werd.io/2018/webskills---a-proposal-for-open-intelligent-assistants
post from WebSkills - a proposal for open intelligent assistants
It's clear at this point that intelligent assistants - and more broadly, ambient computing devices that you interact with naturally, rather than holding like a smartphone or laptop - are going to play an important part in our digital future.
Mon Feb 5
☑ RSVP'd to an event https://martymcgui.re/2018/01/29/111853/
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Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St. Baltimore MD 21230
Homebrew Website Club
Reminder: We are now meeting on Tuesdays instead of the usual Wednesdays. Be sure to double-check your calendars!
I'm going!

Homebrew Website Club Baltimore meets tomorrow at 7:30pm!

Got a domain name, but mystified by hosting options? Join us an hour earlier, at 6:30pm, for an activity that will (hopefully) demystify things a bit!

★ Liked https://medium.com/@DJFalcon23/guardrails-vr-from-a-microcontroller-e765c2874c3f
Sun Feb 4

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • January 27th - February 2nd, 2018

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Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for January 27th - February 2nd, 2018.

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!

Sat Feb 3
📍 Checked in at Waffie, Baltimore, MD.
Fri Feb 2
↩ Replied to https://dndsvu.rpg.academy/episodes/cs04p1/
post from CS04P1 – Abrakatraz Stories, part 1
In part 1 of this episode, we follow the escapades of three nefarious villains as they attempt to escape the magical prison: Abrakatraz.

I am suuuuper excited that this story is hitting the Lawful & Orderly podcast!

I was afraid that recording issues meant it was lost, but it’s one of my faves for sure.

Thu Feb 1
★ Liked http://known.kevinmarks.com/2018/svg-version-of-aaronpks-bitmap-indieweb-badge-201712307indieweb-badge-s5hh