Archive for August 2018

Tue Aug 28

Thanks to our guest Tashika Campbell for putting us on the list in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-08-28/

post from Are U In Team? β€’ Ep 188- Anastasia Beaven-Hauser
Marty and Jonathan team up again this week to bring you Anastasia Beaven-Hauser. They discuss this week team building events. Always know, there is a team working behind the scenes for your team building.
Sat Aug 25
↩ Replied to https://eddiehinkle.com/2018/08/25/4/reply/
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Hey! Did I say you could enter my town? 🀨haha! How are the doughnuts? I haven't been there yet!

You did not, but The Comedy Pigs did as part of their Summer Comedy Extravaganza 4!

I performed with Hostel, enjoyed the D&D-inspired stylings of Oh Crit! and more!

I need to get back to posting my upcoming performances on my website. πŸ˜‚

The donuts were excellent, as were the tofu scramble, potatoes, texas toast, and cold brew coffee.

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition β€’ August 18th - 24th, 2018

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Barriers to diversity, a centralization of our own, and is federated overrated? It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for August 18th - 24th, 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!

πŸ“ Checked in at Glory Doughnuts, Frederick, MD.
Fri Aug 24
πŸ“ Checked in at Pretzel & Pizza Creations, Frederick, MD.
Wed Aug 22

HWC Baltimore 2018-08-22 Wrap-Up

Baltimore's second Homebrew Website Club of August met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on August 22nd!

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

shawngrimes.me β€” Shawn has been working on teamruby.dog. Specifically, collecting content. It's a new WordPress site. Thought about Squarespace because of ease of maintenance but can't justify the pricing. Also trying to find a way to post some 360 panorama photos from a recent road trip through 19 states.

martymcgui.re β€” Finally started the grueling work of translating his site's data from Jekyll into Hugo. It involved writing lots of little scripts to do things like maintain redirects for old date-based URL slugs, RSS for podcast feeds, and other plumbing. Next up is to port his existing templates over, which should be a big process. Also started a tribute site to his cat Nitro at nitro.rocks. Hoping to make it an IndieWeb-project by getting folks to contribute fun cat memories by posting to their own site and syndicating to nitro.rocks.

Other discussion:

  • Ways to showcase 360 photos. Ricoh apps can (could?) post interactive panoramas to Facebook/Twitter. Marty posted some interactive panoramas on his site back in 2016 (example), but isn't super happy with the experience.
  • RSS (and Indie) readers
  • Webmentions and notifications
  • Badging (and politics)
Left-to-right: shawngrimes.me, teamruby.dog, martymcgui.re

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

Photo for tonight’s HWC Baltimore

Mon Aug 20

Homebrew Website Club Baltimore

Please note: We are back to meeting on Wednesday and meeting at 6:30pm. 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 5:30pm. Meetup begins at 6:30pm.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2018-08-22-homebrew-website-club

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/653300001722538/

Wed Aug 22

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition β€’ August 11th - 17th, 2018

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#Deactiday, losing your followers, and lots of events! It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for August 11th - 17th, 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!

Tue Aug 21

Thanks to our guest Gillian Parent for bringing the heat in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-08-21/

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It's Baltimore Restaurant Week again. Marty and Jonathan look to discover what it takes to create a week long event. They have scheduled resident event coordinator, Rebecca Noe to learn more.
πŸ“• Finished reading Death's End by Liu Cixin ISBN: 9781784971649
Sun Aug 19
β˜… Liked https://fieldnotes.resistant.tech/federation-is-the-worst-of-all-worlds/
Wed Aug 15
Reacted πŸ€” to https://aaronparecki.com/2018/08/15/33/
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what if instead of webring we called it blogchain
Tue Aug 14
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@schmarty do you have an automation to make posts like this? I like the format. Also great article!

I use Indigenous for iOS to post to my personal site via micropub, and my personal site feeds my micro.blog. It’s nice and simple on micro.blog (β˜… [url]), and my site does some extra legwork to show a link preview. My micropub handler uses a lib by @aaronpk called XRay to get the link preview data, then my Jekyll template renders it on the page.

Thanks to our guest Frankie Daniels for his fruitful insights in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-08-14/

post from How Was Your Season? β€’ Ep 164 - Frankie's Garden
Marty and Jonathan get to know Frankie's garden. What are his gardening skills and tricks? We discover what is growing in the garden.
β˜… Liked https://whatisawridingmybikearoundtoday.com/2018/07/29/the-big-jump-at-druid-park-lake-drive-linwood/
Mon Aug 13
β˜… Liked https://www.npr.org/2018/08/08/635354413/how-learning-science-is-catching-up-to-mr-rogers
Sun Aug 12

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition β€’ August 4th - 10th, 2018

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Strengthening a code of conduct, more Twitter quitters, and protocol security vs accessibility. It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for August 4th - 10th, 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!

β˜… Liked https://mobile.twitter.com/marcoarment/status/1028451747734409216
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Thu Aug 9
β˜… Liked https://gregorlove.com/2018/08/twitter-officially-welcomes-bigotry-now/
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Twitter officially welcomes bigotry now.
Wed Aug 8
β˜… Liked https://jonathanprozzi.net/indieweb/hwc-2018-08-08-wrap-up/
β˜… Liked http://anomalily.net/the-crushing-existential-weight-of-projects-undone-my-july-report/
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July 2018 Life + Money Report:Β the crushing existential weight of projects undone
β˜… Liked https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/08/08/history-of-the-maker-movement-panel-presentation-hopeconf-maltman23-sherryhuss/
post from β€˜History of the Maker Movement’ Panel Presentation | @hopeconf @maltman23 @SherryHuss
Here’s the talk our own Ladyada & PT, along with Mitch Altman and Sherry Huss, gave at the recent The Circle of HOPE conference in NYC.
Tue Aug 7

Thanks to our guest Hannah Jackson for her professional maturity in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-08-07/

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Marty and Jonathan check in on the babysitting sector of Baltimore. The Adult Babysitters Club is a growing organization looking to make a mark. How difficult is it to join the elite? Find out this week.
β˜… Liked https://petermolnar.net/running-a-static-indieweb-site/
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In 2016, I decided to leave WordPress behind. Some of their philosophy, mostly the β€œdecisions, not options” started to leave the trail I thought to be the right one, but on it’s own, that wouldn’t have been enough: I had a painful experience with media handling hooks, which were …
β˜‘ RSVP'd to an event https://indieweb.org/2018/NYC
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Siedenberg School, Pace University
IndieWebCamp NYC 2018
I'm going!

Excited for another IWC NYC. This one looks to be big! Join us Sept 28-29 in NYC!

Mon Aug 6

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition β€’ July 28th - August 3rd, 2018

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Farewell to Facebook syndication, notes from the DWeb Summit, and a cat on the IndieWeb. It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for July 28th - August 3rd, 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 Aug 5
β˜… Liked https://ghostparty.today/#2018-08-05-001018
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WE HAD SUCH A GHASTLY GOOD TIME!! Thank you to @bigimprov for the #baltimoreimprovfestival!
Sat Aug 4
β˜… Liked https://pxlnv.com/blog/bullshit-web/
Fri Aug 3
β˜… Liked https://stevestreza.com/2018/08/03/website-notifications/
post from Setting up Website Notifications with Serverless
The new Gatsby website has been soft launched for a couple weeks now and seems to be working pretty well so far, so I’m now moving on from building out the site to building out a bunch of tools for sending out notifications of new content. My hypothesis here is that if I can make …
Reacted πŸ‘ to https://medium.com/@girlziplocked/on-the-inanity-of-demanding-civility-in-a-time-of-cascading-cataclysm-2aec2b80b488
β˜… Liked https://snarfed.org/2018-08-03_rip-facebook-for-bridgy
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As planned, Facebook turned off some of its key APIs for posting and fetching data on Wednesday, and I disabled Facebook for Bridgy entirely.
Wed Aug 1

I’ve been really enjoying the focus on personal websites that Vi Hart and M Eifler aka blinkpopshift have been putting into their recent Patrons-only VIM LIVE streams.

In addition to some great discussion about subscribing to RSS feeds of personal sites, I have really enjoyed the homework-slash-games like “post something on your website” and “collect what you might have tweeted into a blog”.

I think there’s a lot that the IndieWeb can learn from discussions like these as folks from different backgrounds are (re-)discovering what the web can be.

You can find previous and future VIM LIVE streams by supporting blinkpopshift or Vi Hart on Patreon.

πŸ” Reposted https://ghostparty.today/#2018-08-01-141206
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Acolytes! Enjoy a DEADstream from your leaders after we were briefly sidetracked yesterday evening.