Marty McGuire

Archive for May 2018

Thu May 31
★ Liked http://fogknife.com/2018-05-30-making-my-position-plain.html
post from Making my position plain
I've begun adding a quiet entreaty about some salient political stances to my open-source software releases.
Wed May 30
🔖 Bookmarked Self-hosting maps: taking control over UX and users’ privacy // Sebastian Greger https://sebastiangreger.net/2018/05/self-hosting-maps-control-privacy-ux/

“the design driver for this exercise was to create a solution that allows to embed an (interactive) map where the browser only contacts a third party after informing the user beforehand or – even better – not at all.”

Wonderful post by Sebastian Greger, and right up my alley. I look forward to trying this out with the checkin posts on my site!

★ Liked https://jonathanprozzi.net/indieweb/infosys-crossroads-2018-takeaways-reflections-on-context-and-access/
Tue May 29

HWC Baltimore 2018-05-29 Wrap-Up

It's been a while! Again! We cancelled our previous meetup due to weather.

Baltimore's second Homebrew Website Club of May met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on May 29th!

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

dariusmccoy.com – Playing with Squarespace because he expects to have youth using it for the upcoming Web Shop launch at DHF. In ~3 weeks! He's trying to clone the existing DHF 3D Print Shop website in it, but finding it a bit restricting. Playing w/ some CodePens for nice animations/transitions but having trouble getting those into the Squarespace editing tools. Wants to use them for within-page links.

derekfields.is – Been struggling w/ goals on personal website stuff. Has been applying for webdev jobs, though! Waiting to hear back. Has been working on his startup idea - an LED backpack for biking. It's controlled by a microcontroller and he wants it to serve a webpage over WiFi so you can control it from your phone without installing anything.

jonathanprozzi.net – Spent time tonight writing a post because he hasn't in a long time. The post includes shaming himself for not writing posts. Writing up his experiences from a recent conference where DHF was receiving an award. Building apps with GatsbyJS which are PWAs that work offline, so the content he writes for DHF can work for people who have viewed them even if the internet goes down.

martymcgui.re – "Launched" his GIPHY-backed GIF posting app Kapowski. After feedback from last time, made it work without requiring logins (making it usable by people who aren't all wired up with IndieAuth on their sites). Thinking about ways to progressively enhance Kapowski, such as saving favorites that can be viewed offline, offline sending with posts going out when the internet comes back, etc. Been going all in on micropub for his personal notes that exist on a private site. Used selfauth, mintoken, skippy's micropub server, spano for media, and built a new nginx auth_request service that uses IndieAuth and an access control list to allow only him to view the private posts. Hoping to clean that up and release it someday soon. Also started first steps for another long-term micropub-related project to assist sites that support micropub for creating and editing posts but don't want to build their own infrastructure for syndication. It's called "POSSE Party", and currently it's a manual-til-it-hurts Micropub editor that lets you manage mp-syndicate-to and syndication properties for posts. Someday he hopes to make something that can use bridgy or silo.pub to automate syndication for people whose sites don't do that.

Other discussion:

  • LED mounting strategies for backpacks. Big diffusers make for good looking LEDs but surface mount parts make things easier to mount.
  • Jonathan's experiences at the conference. His takeaways from talks about making human-centered technology. E.g. "context is everything, a perfectly engineered span is useless, but the Brooklyn bridge connects people". He's thinking a lot about common themes around technology that works *for* humans. For example, so many people don't have internet all the time!
Left-to-right: martymcgui.re, dariusmccoy.com, jonathanprozzi.net, derekfields.is

Thanks to everybody who came out! We hope to see you all again at our next meeting on Wednesday June 13th at 6:30pm (quiet writing hour at 5:30pm)!

Photo for tonight’s HWC Baltimore!

Sun May 27

🗓️ Homebrew Website Club Baltimore

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

Reminder: We are meeting on Tuesday this week 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/2018-05-29-homebrew-website-club

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/972150109606246/

Tue May 29

A busy Baltimore weekend, with (arena) football, improv shows, and pseudo beaches on this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast.

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-05-29/

post from How Was Your Weekend? • Ep 131- Memorial Day Weekend 2018
Marty and Jonathan chat about the happenings of Memorial Day weekend. Jonathan discusses attending his first game of the season for the Baltimore Brigade. Marty gives the run down on Baltimore's Sandlot.
Mon May 28
Reacted 😍 to https://jgregorymcverry.com/2928-2/
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thank you @drewmcweeney for making an #IndieWeb bumper. I am excited to use it in my videos: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JYS2yjiPRdYg7CQBaIiW1gl3gnVNdX5g/view?usp=sharing Plus it has an 8-bit Easter Egg for @schmarty.
Sun May 27
↩ Replied to https://dougbeal.com/2018/05/26/youre-invited-to-indieweb-summit-%e2%80%a2-aaron-parecki/

I purchased my DonutJS ticket separately!

(Secretly, I accidentally bought a May ticket, but then the May meetup was cancelled and they sent out a nice reminder to get a ticket for June 😜)

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • May 19th - 25th, 2018

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Twitter tweaks, GDPR, and the many “B”s of blogging. It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for May 19th - 25th, 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 May 26
★ Liked https://aaronparecki.com/2018/05/26/31/indieweb-summit
post from You're Invited to IndieWeb Summit!
IndieWeb Summit is soon, and is shaping up to be an exciting event! We're hosting IndieWeb Summit the same week as the (final) Open Source Bridge, in case you needed another reason to visit Portland! IndieWeb Summit will be Tuesday-Wednesday June 26-27th, with a pre-party the …
★ Liked https://sebastiangreger.net/2018/05/can-we-please-talk-about-privacy-not-gdpr-now/
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It’s the “morning after”: a mere twelve hours have passed since the GDPR applies and while still awaiting breaking news on hobbyist blog owners being fined EUR 20 million, an army of burnt-out web and legal professionals has begun to clean up from the party that was “the final …
Wed May 23
📕 Finished reading SVG Animations by Sarah Drasner

Feeling pretty empowered by understanding more of the nuts-and-bolts of working with SVGs. Inspires me to work on improving my design skills and sensibilities.

Tue May 22

Thanks to our guest Justin Brashear for his spiritual guidance in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-05-22/

post from Will The Stars Align? • Ep 118- Dudley J Quaid
Marty and Jonathan finally look to the stars to bring Jeff Goldblum and Dame Judi Dench together. What do their birth signs tell us about their connect? Is Mercury the answer to the problem?
🔖 Bookmarked IASC: The Hedgehog Review - Volume 20, No. 1 (Spring 2018) - Tending the Digital Commons: A Small Ethics toward the Future - http://www.iasc-culture.org/THR/THR_article_2018_Spring_Jacobs.php

“It is common to refer to universally popular social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest as “walled gardens.” But they are not gardens; they are walled industrial sites, within which users, for no financial compensation, produce data which the owners of the factories sift and then sell. Some of these factories (Twitter, Tumblr, and more recently Instagram) have transparent walls, by which I mean that you need an account to post anything but can view what has been posted on the open Web; others (Facebook, Snapchat) keep their walls mostly or wholly opaque. But they all exercise the same disciplinary control over those who create or share content on their domain.”

Mon May 21
★ Liked https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/05/21/robot-archaeology-update-hacking-the-nintendo-r-o-b-robots-gaming-history/
post from Robot Archaeology Update: hacking the Nintendo R.O.B. #Robots #Gaming #History
In a recent Robot Archaeology post, we discussed the history of the Nintendo R.O.B robot.

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • May 12th - 18th, 2018

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Notes from newcomers, 5 years of Ghosting, and uh-oh for dot-IO. It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for May 12th - 18th, 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 May 20
★ Liked https://jeena.net/pods/17
post from The IndieWeb - Martijn
We're two senior IndieWeb participants talking about owning your own content.
Fri May 18
★ Liked https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/05/18/new-guide-piglass-a-diy-wearable-computer-adafruitlearningsystem/
Thu May 17
↩ Replied to https://david.shanske.com/2018/05/13/an-indieweb-podcast-episode-5-indieweb-summit-and-more/
post from An Indieweb Podcast Episode 5: Indieweb Summit and More
With the Indieweb Summit coming up, we should discuss what the Summit is like, community and how to participate, etc.

It would be fun to have other folks in the community read the “standard” introductions for each section of This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition! I can take them in .wav for or .flac or anything that Audacity can open in a lossless way.

Regarding the webring: there has been no progress! I intended to circle back with Doug Beal about it but it was forgotten. I have been playing with glitch.com for several IndieWeb-related projects, recently, and that would be a fun one!

Venmo announces they are removing features from their website over the coming months. The new usage policy literally includes the phrase “We updated our User Agreement to reflect that the use of Venmo on the Venmo.com website may be limited.”

Feels like a standard “silo’s gonna silo” moment, locking people into a mobile app versus making data available on the web. I do wonder how, if at all, it might be related to the requirements of GDPR.

Tue May 15
📕 Finished reading Going Offline by Jeremy Keith

A great intro to the power of service workers, a great collection of resources for learning more, and a great inspiration for improving the things I build on the web!

★ Liked http://cathieleblanc.plymouthcreate.net/blog/indieweb/why-we-need-the-indieweb/
post from Why We Need the #IndieWeb: A Short History
Back in 1993, as a young computer science graduate student, I created my first web page. To do so, I had to learn a new language, HyperText Markup Language (html), which was pretty easy for me as someone who had been programming in Cobol, PL/I, C, Basic, and so on, since high …
Sun May 6

🗓️ Homebrew Website Club Baltimore

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

Update! Due to an internet outage at the venue, and an active Flash Flood Watch with thunderstorms slated to start right around our meeting time, this HWC has been cancelled.

See you again on May 29th!

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/2018-05-15-homebrew-website-club

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1854066014893223/

Tue May 15
☑ RSVP'd to an event https://martymcgui.re/2018/05/06/152614/
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Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St. Baltimore MD 21230
Homebrew Website Club Baltimore
Reminder: We are now meeting on Tuesdays instead of the usual Wednesdays. Be sure to double-check your calendars!
I'm not attending.

Update! Due to thunderstorms and internet storms, tonight’s HWC has been cancelled. See you next on May 29th!

Excited for the return of Homebrew Website Club Baltimore, tonight! See you at Digital Harbor Foundation at 6:30pm for quiet writing hour, 7:30pm for the meetup!

Let’s make the web stupid and fun again, together!

Thanks to our guest Patrick Davis for keeping the culture alive in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-05-15/

post from How Fast Can We Go? • Ep 122- The Preakness
Marty and Jonathan prepare for the most important jewel in the Triple Crown. From what to wear, drink, and do they find out what the Preakness is really all about.
Sun May 13

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • May 5th - 11th, 2018

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GIFs and emojis, WordPress Friends, and just what are Webmentions, anyway? It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for May 5th - 11th, 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!

So excited about Alternate Universe: A FanFic Improv Show May 23rd at Baltimore Improv Group.

We will be reading 3 pieces in depth, and doing improv based on them, but we will be using content from all submissions in some way!

Submissions are open until Monday, May 21st! Send us your fan fiction!

https://goo.gl/forms/1bgaMNDweFH4DRkj1

★ Liked https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/05/12/bubble-sort-adafruit-crickit-circuitpython-animated-audio-animatronics/
post from bubble sort @adafruit #CRICKIT & @CircuitPython animated audio animatronics
It’s a python bubble blowing robot, animated audio animatronics (video). Code here.
Sat May 12
★ Liked https://eddiehinkle.com/2018/05/12/14/article/
post Indigenous Development Log #2
I’m working on kicking out Indigenous version 0.3, which has been sitting on the shelf for a bit. I think the last build I sent out was March 15, which means it’s been almost 2 months. Thankfully I just finished up my Spring online classes and don’t have any more classes until …
🔖 Bookmarked Pulling My Thangs In Haus — jackyalciné https://jacky.wtf/weblog/pulling-thangs-in-haus/

“Dokku is really nifty in its singular goal - a plugin based platform as a service thingy”

★ Liked https://jvns.ca/blog/2018/05/11/batch-editing-files-with-ed/
post Batch editing files with ed
The other day at work I needed to edit 200 files at once. I wanted to do something pretty simple:
Thu May 10
↩ Replied to https://eddiehinkle.com/2018/05/10/1/note/
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Marty any tips on traveling from Maryland to Portland in June? It’s still very questionable whether I’ll be able to make it out to IWS live, but I’m investigating travel just in case. Seems like most stuff I’m seeing is it takes like 3 days by train and it costs ~$400 round trip. …

I’m flying Southwest btw BWI and PDX, which is more expensive than the train but much faster. jjuran.org took the train last year and could tell you more about that!

Wed May 9
↩ Replied to https://jacky.wtf/weblog/getting-more-indie/

That is a really handy Kramdown feature!

🔖 Bookmarked Kumiho. — Ethan Marcotte https://ethanmarcotte.com/wrote/kumiho/

“it’s hard to listen to those demos without wondering about how services like Duplex might radically alter the workforce. In other words, whose jobs involve making these kinds of phone calls?”

😱

★ Liked https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/994233568359575552
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Google Assistant making calls pretending to be human not only without disclosing that it's a bot, but adding "ummm" and "aaah" to deceive the human on the other end with the room cheering it... horrifying. Silicon Valley is ethically lost, rudderless and has not learned a thing.
Tue May 8

Thanks to our guest Allison Gross for her wise counsel in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-05-08/

post from Where Will You Be Staying? • Ep 163- Summer Camping
Marty is back from France and Jonathan is all ears. With summer around the corner, they look at what it takes to have a relaxing stay at summer camp. Find out the best ways to stay cool at night and find the perfect temperature for your showers.
Mon May 7
★ Liked https://gregorlove.com/2018/05/im-attending-indieweb-summit-2018/
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I’m attending IndieWeb Summit 2018!
★ Liked http://fogknife.com/2018-05-07-a-bit-of-indieweb-pushback.html
post from A bit of IndieWeb pushback
My admittedly somewhat agitative article about IndieWeb received some excellent critique from that community's core constituency.
Sun May 6
🔖 Bookmarked On Weaponized Design - Our Data Our Selves https://ourdataourselves.tacticaltech.org/posts/30-on-weaponised-design/

“When implemented with the aim of engaging a diverse range of users during a project, participatory design becomes more political by forcing teams to address weaponised design opportunities during all stages of the process.”

🔖 Bookmarked Invisible Labor and Digital Utopias http://hackeducation.com/2018/05/04/cuny-labor-open

“the problems we face with digital labor and digital utopias are not necessarily simply about the digital but rather about systems and structures that have long been in place”

★ Liked https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/05/06/we-the-builders-wethebuilders-wetherosies-3d-printing-rosie-the-riveter/

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • April 28th - May 4th, 2018

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Syndication setbacks, WordPress wisdom, and GDPR wrangling. It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for April 29th - May 5th, 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 May 5
★ Liked http://kimberlyhirsh.com/doing-my-part-to-fix-the-internet-a-follow-up/
post from Doing My Part to Fix the Internet: A Follow-up
A little over a year ago, I wrote about how a post by Vicki Boykis and a comment by Chris Aldrich had inspired me to do my part to fix the internet. Since that time, I’ve worked hard to get my WordPress site set up so that I can write content here, send it out to other places …
🔖 Bookmarked https://ascraeus.org/micro/1525556293/
Fri May 4
★ Liked https://eddiehinkle.com/2018/05/02/16/article/
post Indigenous Development Log #1
I was inspired by reading Chris Hannah’s Slate Development Log that I should track the progress on my own iOS app, Indigenous.
Reacted 👍 to http://30andcounting.me/2018/05/04/185149.html
post from 30 and Counting, Episode 5: Leaving Facebook... and replying over email?
In this episode, I talk about my plans to leave Facebook and how I plan to in some ways replace it with a monthly newsletter. Then I brainstorm about how to receive replies and reactions from it.

Leaving Netflix (and taking my data with me)

Netflix has been a staple in my life for years, from the early days of mailing (and neglecting) mostly-unscratched DVDs through the first Netflix original series and films. With Netflix as my catalog, I felt free to rid myself of countless DVDs and series box sets. Through Netflix I caught up on "must-see" films and shows that I missed the first time around, discovered unexpected (and wonderfully strange) things I would never have seen otherwise. Countless conversations have hinged around something that I've seen / am binging / must add to my list.

At times, this has been a problem. It's so easy to start a show on Netflix and simply let it run. At home we frequently spend a whole evening grinding through the show du jour. Sometimes whole days and weekends disappear. This be can true for more and more streaming services but, in my house, it is most true for Netflix. We want to better use our time, and avoid the temptation to put up our stocking'd feet, settle in, and drop out.

It's easy enough to cancel a subscription, and even easier to start up again later if we change our minds. However, Netflix has one, even bigger, hook into my life: my data. Literal years of viewing history, ratings, and the list of films and shows that I (probably) want to watch some day. I wanted to take that data with me, in case we don't come back and they delete it.

Netflix had an API, but after they shut it down in 2014, it's so far dead that even the blog post announcing the API shutdown is now gone from the internet.

Despite no longer having a formal API, Netflix is really into the single-page application style of development for their website. Typically this is a batch of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript that runs in your browser and uses internal APIs to fetch data from their service. Even better, they are fans of infinite scrolling, so you can open up a page like your "My List", and it loads more data as you scroll, until you've got it all loaded in your browser.

Once you've got all that information in your browser, you can script it right out of there!

After some brief Googling, I found a promising result about using the Developer Console in your browser to grab your My List data. That gave me the inspiration I needed to write some JavaScript snippets to grab the three main lists of data that I care about:

Each of these pages displays slightly different data, in HTML that can be extracted with very little javascript, and each loads more data as you scroll the page until it's all loaded. To extract it, I needed some code to walk the entries on the page, extract the info I want, store it in a list, turn the list into a JSON string, and the copy that JSON data to the clipboard. From there I can paste that JSON data into a data file to mess with later, if I want.

Extracting my Netflix Watch List

A screenshot of my watch list

The My List page has a handful of useful pieces of data that we can extract:

  • Name of the show / film
  • URL to that show on Netflix
  • A thumbnail of art for the show!

After eyeballing the HTML, I came up with this snippet of code to pull out the data and copy it to the clipboard:

(function(list){
  document.querySelectorAll('a.slider-refocus')
    .forEach(item => {
      list.push({
        title: item.getAttribute('aria-label'),
        url: item.getAttribute('href'),
        art: item.querySelector('.video-artwork').style.backgroundImage.slice(5,-2)
      })
    });
  copy(JSON.stringify(list, null, 2));
}([]));

The resulting data in the clipboard is an array of JSON objects like:

[
  {
    "title": "The Magicians",
    "url": "/watch/80092801?tctx=1%2C1%2C%2C%2C",
    "art": "https://occ-0-2433-2430.1.nflxso.net/art/b1eff/9548aa8d5237b3977aba4bddba257e94ee7b1eff.webp"
  },
  ...
]

I like this very much! I probably won't end up using the Netflix URLs or the art, since it belongs to Netflix and not me, but a list of show titles will make a nice TODO list, at least for the shows I want to watch that are not on Netflix.

Extracting my Netflix Ratings

A screenshot of my ratings list

More important to me than my to-watch list was my literal years of rating data. This page is very different from the image-heavy watch list page, and is a little harder to find. It's under the account settings section on the website, and is a largely text-based page consisting of:

  • date of rating (as "day/month/year")
  • title
  • URL (on Netflix)
  • rating (as a number of star elements. Lit up stars indicate the rating that I gave, and these can be counted to get a numerical value of the number of stars.)

The code I used to extract this info looks like this:

(function(list){
  document.querySelectorAll('li.retableRow')
    .forEach(function(item){
      list.push({
        date: item.querySelector('.date').innerText,
        title: item.querySelector('.title a').innerText,
        url: item.querySelector('.title a').getAttribute('href'),
        rating: item.querySelectorAll('.rating .star.personal').length
      });
    });
  copy(JSON.stringify(list, null, 2));
}([]));

The resulting data looks like:

[
  {
    "date": "9/27/14",
    "title": "Print the Legend",
    "url": "/title/80005444",
    "rating": 5
  },
  ...
]

While the URL probably isn't that useful, I find it super interesting to have the date that I actually rated each show!

One thing to note, although I wasn't affect by it, Netflix has replaced their 0-to-5 star rating system with a thumbs up / down system. You'd have to tweak the script a bit to extract those values.

Extracting my Netflix Watch History

A screenshot of my watch history page

One type of data I was surprised and delighted to find available was my watch history. This was another text-heavy page, with:

  • date watched
  • name of show (including episode for many series)
  • URL (on Netflix)

The code I used to extract it looked like this:

(function(list){
  document.querySelectorAll('li.retableRow')
    .forEach(function(item){
      list.push({
        date: item.querySelector('.date').innerText,
        title: item.querySelector('.title a').innerText,
        url: item.querySelector('.title a').getAttribute('href')
      });
    });
  copy(JSON.stringify(list, null, 2));
}([]));

The resulting data looks like:

[
  {
    "date": "3/20/18",
    "title": "Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 2: \"AKA The Octopus\"",
    "url": "/title/80130318"
  },
  ...
]

Moving forward

One thing I didn't grab was my Netflix Reviews, which are visible to other Netflix users. I never used this feature, so I didn't have anything to extract. If you are leaving and want that data, I hope that it's similarly easy to extract.

With all this data in hand, I felt much safer going through the steps to deactivate my account. Netflix makes this easy enough, though they also make it extremely tempting to reactivate. Not only do they let you keep watching until the end of the current paid period – they tell you clearly that if you reactivate in 10 months, your data won't be deleted.

That particular temptation won't be a problem for me.

🔖 Bookmarked https://sebastiangreger.net/2018/05/indieweb-privacy-challenge-webmentions-backfeeds-gdpr/#return-note-5622-2
Wed May 2
★ Liked https://david.shanske.com/2018/05/02/going-to-the-indieweb-summit/
Tue May 1

HWC Baltimore 2018-05-01 Wrap-Up

It's been a while!

Baltimore's first Homebrew Website Club of May met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on May 1st!

In celebration of 5/01 aka HTTP 501 Not Implemented, we'll talk about things we wish that our websites did, but that they don't yet do.

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

jonathanprozzi.net – Been working on lots of other projects. Did two work projects with GatsbyJS. One is deployed but not public. Learned a lot about GraphQL. Working on a handbook for youth training and trying to get a netlify CMS hooked up to it. Also did a small VueJS project to learn a bit more about it. Wants to use the WordPress API with some of these technologies on his site. 501 desire: going headless for his WordPress site because he is obsessed with PageSpeed.

maryreisenwitz.com – Been working on sites and content for work. Trying to capture FAQs about working at DHF in preparation for a couple of dozen new youth to start working here. Finds that good explanations uncover the need for more good explanations and lots of branching docs, as different youth employees will have different responsibilities. Excited about having this resource be a website. Wants to include a youth "face book" of names and faces so the new folks can recognize one another and existing staff. 501 desire: wants a web store on her main site, because Etsy is becoming frustrating.

bouhmad.com – Set up SSL via LetsEncrypt and loves it, the easiest SSL setup he has ever done. Started a blog post about intrusion detection, kept adding to it, and pushed it out last week. Working on a piece about a bug bounty he recently collected, working with the company in question. 501 desire: a mailing list signup and a Hugo-driven RSS feed to a Mailchimp mailing list.

grant.codes – Visiting as he drives across the US! Restructuring his site's data on the backend. Was using something like mf2 data, but now moving to pure mf2. Broke a bunch of features doing that, so going through to fix those now. 501 desire: homepage mentions! He accepts but doesn't store or display them.

eddiehinkle.com – Working on leaving Facebook! Has made a sign-up form for friends/family to sign up for monthly (for now) newsletter. Has a complex (too complex?) tagging for tech, personal, family to generate three RSS feeds. These can be subscribed to in any combination (so 9 possible feeds), and the emails will combine all posts in the desired feeds. The feeds themselves reuse markup that he wrote to make posts look good on micro.blog. Just posted monthly review for March and hopes to keep doing summaries. Uses the "last month" view on his site for the raw data. 501 desire: automated webmentions! His site is Jekyll-based, so that's a can of worms. Loves using Indigenous for the quick responses from the indie reader, but then has to go back to his site and manually send webmentions.

martymcgui.re – Traveled recently and checked in everywhere using Swarm, which feeds back to his site (sorry anyone following feeds)! Really enjoyed it, but slightly regrets giving Swarm all that data. Thinks an app could use the Swarm venue API to do Micropub and skip creating the checkins on the server. 501 desire: unlisted posts! Really wants to make photo gallery posts where each photo has a permalink but only the gallery shows up in feeds. Eventually private posts, too.

Other discussion:

  • Grant's automated year-in-review feature. Cities visited, hours of TV, distance traveled (tracks GPS constantly).
  • Ways to do hidden posts. Categories. Unlisted or private as a property.
  • Email lists vs "followers" on social media and the feeling of reach.
  • Facebook's reaction when you start mass deleting friends. Mary once deleted close to 700 people and found that the interface started rearranging itself, putting people back in the list where it's easy to mis-click and re-add them as a friend.
  • Deleting your posts from Facebook. Does it affect the algorithm? What threats does it eliminate?
  • Family signing up for email blasts: would they reply? What if those replies went to an address that turned them into a comment on your site? If their email address is in your nickname cache, you can show their name and photo and url.
Left-to-right: grant.codes, eddiehinkle.com, bouhmad.com, martymcgui.re, maryreisenwitz.com, jonathanprozzi.net. Photo courtesy grant.codes.

Thanks to everybody who came out! We hope to see you all again at our next meeting on May 15th!

Fri Apr 20

🗓️ Homebrew Website Club Baltimore

Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St. Baltimore MD 21230
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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/2018-05-01-homebrew-website-club

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Tue May 1
🔖 Bookmarked I tried leaving Facebook. I couldn’t - The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/28/17293056/facebook-deletefacebook-social-network-monopoly

“We have a hard time figuring out what Facebook actually is because we have a hard time admitting that at least part of what it supplanted is emotional labor — hard and valuable work that no one wants to admit was work to begin with.”

h/t to Colin Walker

Thanks to our guest Sheila McMenamin for her conservative coverage in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-05-01/

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