Marty McGuire

Archive for September 2018

Sun Sep 30
β˜‘ RSVP'd to an event https://indieweb.org/2018/Berlin
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Location:
www.mozilla.org
IndieWebCamp Berlin 2018
I'm going!

My first IndieWebCamp outside the U.S.! Very excited to meet some new faces.

… and to be making my first trip to Germany!

β˜… Liked https://aaronparecki.com/2018/09/29/14/
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Coffee round three! #904a05 β€” with Marty, microformats, Tantek, David, Leigh, Tiara

😍 Indigenous beta is back! Thank you @eddie!!

πŸ“ Checked in at Tiny's and the Bar Upstairs, New York, NY.
Reacted 😍 to https://eddiehinkle.com/2018/09/29/15/reply/
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I was actually working on that this morning. There is one issue with the current build on my phone (after you open the channel settings you have to force quit the app to close it lol) Once I get that fixed I’ll push the next beta. Although I’m not sure how quickly it’ll get …

Eddie Hinkle please make a new Indigenous beta 😭

πŸ“ Checked in at Benares, New York, NY.
Sat Sep 29
πŸ“ Checked in at Birch Coffee, New York, NY.
πŸ“ Checked in at Pace University - William St, New York, NY.
πŸ“ Checked in at Birch Coffee, New York, NY.
πŸ“— Want to read The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel by Mary Robinette Kowal ISBN: 9780765378385
πŸ“ Checked in at Poke Bowl, New York, NY.
πŸ“ Checked in at Birch Coffee, New York, NY.
πŸ“ Checked in at Poke Bowl, New York, NY.

Are you a member of the πŸ•ΈπŸ’ IndieWeb Webring? Today I made an update!

All members of the webring get a unique emoji ID when they first sign in. Previously, those emoji might have included the flag of a country or state, and not everyone wants to be associated with a random country or state!

From now on, new emoji IDs will not include country flags.

If you’re a member of the webring already, and would like a new emoji ID, feel free to drop me a line in the #indieweb chat (I’m schmarty there). I’ll reset your account and you’ll get a new emoji ID. You’ll also have to update the webring links code on your page to make sure they point to your new ID!

πŸ“ Checked in at Clinton Hall, New York, NY.
πŸ“ Checked in at Fearless Girl, New York, NY.
πŸ“ Checked in at Charging Bull, New York, NY.
πŸ“ Checked in at Fearless Girl, New York, NY.
πŸ“ Checked in at Charging Bull, New York, NY.
πŸ“ Checked in at Financial District, New York, NY.
πŸ“ Checked in at The Paris Cafe, New York, NY.
πŸ“ Checked in at El Luchador, New York, NY.
πŸ“ Checked in at Pier 17, New York, NY.
Fri Sep 28

Notes for event attendance tracker using webmentions from the #badges session at IWC NYC.

πŸ“ Checked in at Pace University - William St, New York, NY.
β˜… Liked https://aaronparecki.com/2018/09/26/55/
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This elevator has far too many buttons. Someone didn't play Sim Tower before they designed this elevator.
πŸ“ Checked in at Pace University Conference Center, New York, NY.
IndieWebCamp NYC Day 1!
Thu Sep 27
πŸ“ Checked in at Bareburger, New York, NY.
πŸ“ Checked in at Pace University Conference Center, New York, NY.
πŸ“ Checked in at Pace University - William St, New York, NY.

Eating before meeting at IndieWebCamp NYC Leaders meeting.

πŸ“ Checked in at Hole In The Wall, New York, NY.
Wed Sep 26
β˜‘ RSVP'd to an event http://quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com/2018/09/25/indiewebcamp-nyc
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Siedenberg School, Pace University, 163 William Street, New York City,
#IndieWebCamp NYC
IndieWebCamp NYC 2018 is a two-day maker event for creating and/or improving your personal website. All levels welcome!
I'm going!

So excited for IWC NYC this weekend!

β˜‘ RSVP'd to an event https://aaronparecki.com/2018/09/27/1/
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The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog
IndieWebCamp NYC Pre-Party
I'm not attending.

I am sad to miss this pre-party but excited for IWC NYC!

Tue Sep 25

Thanks to our guest Danny Hughes for bringing a real sense of drama and community to this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-09-25/

post from Must The Show Go On? β€’ Ep 133- Community/School Theater
Marty and Jonathan find themselves wanting to start a community theater. This week they bring in Danny, who has the tips and tricks for starting up your own community theater.
Mon Sep 24
β˜… Liked https://aaronparecki.com/2018/09/23/10/
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#QS18 kicks off with @anomalily talking about her #100DaysOfQS project!
β˜… Liked https://aaronparecki.com/2018/09/23/28/
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This year I reached the ten year mark of continuously tracking my location! Very happy to have had a chance to share the project at #qs18!
Tue Sep 18

HWC Baltimore 2018-09-18 Wrap-Up

Baltimore's first Homebrew Website Club of September met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on September 18th.

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

jonathanprozzi.net β€” Has been travelling and getting married and had lots of time to think about things! Not to work on them, though. Catching back up on things like Gatsby pages for Digital Harbor Foundation. Feeling some maintenance pains now with Gatsby's GraphQL queries pulling HUGE amounts of data from a WordPress backend – about a 5 minute process for each site build. Upgrading to Gatsby 2 would also require a bunch of changes that he isn't wanting to do. Also, something in the Gatsby build process just broke, without him making any code changes. Wishing now he had built the site in Next.js, which uses REST over GraphQL. For his personal site, he is thinking about how much effort he wants to put into things. He typically uses his personal site as a way to learn new technology, but is now wary of force-fitting things that aren't a good fit. Maybe tweaking his current WordPress site would be a better use of time than rewriting the site. Particularly since he hasn't posted since July.

rhearamakrishnan.com β€” Not much new on her personal site, since it's working well for her purposes. Posted some new stuff she made over the summer, including a micro chap-book called It Makes More Noise Than I Thought It Would. Been working on other summer projects, like writing poems on postcards for people. Photographing and typing those up to make a mini-collection. Wants to build something on Twine, if she can include a form so people can write letters back to her. She's gonna write out the adventure as she wants it and then think about what kind of interactivity she'd like from readers. Thinking about designing a mini-course for DHF around Twine for students to build stories around it.

martymcgui.re β€” Hasn't really made much progress on any personal or IndieWeb projects since the last HWC meeting. Had a couple of out of town trips and projects that were good and fulfilling experiences, like going to Camp Improv Utopia East. Those experiences highlighted that maybe he is feeling burned out about some IndieWeb things! For example, he has been letting the This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition slip more and more each week and finding it hard to focus. He's trying to figure out what to do for the upcoming IndieWebCamp NYC, which he is excited about, but feeling a bit overwhelmed by project ideas, things he should be doing to help organize, etc.

Other discussion:

  • https://twinery.org/ is great for creating interactive stuff - and it seems like the output is plain HTML? So it should be possible to add a form from some service like Formspree or Firebase to an exported project, if the tool doesn't offer exactly that kind of thing.
  • Dealing with burnout and feeling stuck on things. Sometimes it helps to get energized by doing something else. Sometimes doing those other things really highlights that you have energy, just not for those things you're burned out on!
  • Principle of Least Power is another big thing, here. Jonathan and Marty have both been struggling with projects where the tooling or the plumbing may be taking all the energy available.
  • Semantic HTML and CSS can do so much, now. We looked at this CSS-only TODO MVC proof of concept. Talked about HTML definition lists, summary/details tags, figure/figcaption, and more.
  • Talked about the pyramid of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and the inverted pyramid of overbuilt JS-dependent frameworks.
Left-to-right: martymcgui.re, rhearamakrishnan.com, jonathanprozzi.net

Thanks to everybody who came out! We hope to see you again at our next meetup on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:30pm!

Photo for tonight’s HWC Baltimore

Fri Sep 14

πŸ—“οΈ Homebrew Website Club Baltimore

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

Please note: We are meeting on Tuesday this week 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/2018-09-18-homebrew-website-club

Tue Sep 18

Thanks to our guest Dr. Violet Gray PhDBGH for taking no shortcuts in this week’s very special live We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-09-18/

post from What Is The Biggest Animal You Have Ever Killed? β€’ Ep 143 - Dr. Violet Gray
We are LIVE from the 3rd annual Baltimore Podcast Festival. This week, Marty and Jonathan have Dr. Violet Gray, expert in Big Game Hunting. Find out the process of getting your PHD and ways to stay save.
Sun Sep 16
β˜… Liked http://micro.welltempered.net/2018/09/16/micro-monday-podcast.html
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I just posted a transcription of the Micro Monday podcast episode with Sameer Vasta.
Wed Sep 12
β˜… Liked https://p83.nl/posts/959
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It's always strange and great to be mentioned in the Indieweb podcast. Always unexpected.
β˜… Liked https://adactio.com/journal/14333
Tue Sep 11

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition β€’ September 1st - 7th, 2018

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XOXO Fest happened, fighting in the Fediverse, and new microsub clients bloom. It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for September 1st - 7th, 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!

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition β€’ August 25th - 31st, 2018

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Facebook’s tweet blips, a post-web era, and oops wow this episode is late! It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for August 25th - 31st, 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!

Thanks to guest Talya Tavor for setting a rhythm on this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-09-11/

post from Are You With The Band? β€’ Ep 108- Tavor
Marty and Jonathan had very opposite weeks. Together, they have brought on local Dirty Blues performer, Tavor. Learn what Dirty Blues are and how Tavor got into the music business.
Mon Sep 10

Still so impressed by the We the Builders community and the completion of our largest undertaking ever: over 2600 parts printed, shipped, and assembled for the Nation of Makers first Nation of Makers Con.

There are too many thanks to give, but be sure to check out the We the Rosies project page for details on how the build happened, profiles of build teams and individual builders, and more!

And this amazing build video from Tested!

https://youtu.be/QyTzTGsySqo

β˜… Liked https://www.manton.org/2018/09/09/last-weeks-homebrew.html
post from Last week's Homebrew Website Club
We rebooted the Homebrew Website Club meetup in Austin this summer after a break, and last week we met again at Mozart’s Coffee to talk about the IndieWeb. It was raining when I arrived at the coffee shop. Despite the weather we found some tables on the bottom deck and had a good …
Sun Sep 9
πŸ“• Finished reading Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde ISBN: 9780152053413
πŸ“• Finished reading The Thief (The Queen's Thief, Book 1) by Megan Whalen Turner ISBN: 9780060824976
Sat Sep 8

Let’s (Ren)Fest!

Sat Sep 1

πŸ—“οΈ Homebrew Website Club Baltimore

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

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/2018-09-05-homebrew-website-club

Tue Sep 4
β˜… Liked https://snarfed.org/2018-09-04_i-dont-hang-out-on-the-internet
post from I don’t hang out on the internet
I use Facebook. Not a ton, but I use it. I tweet, I Instagram, I read blogs. I do much of my work on GitHub. I’m on mailing lists, IRC channels, StackOverflow. Not LinkedIn, but that’s an exception. I say all this to show that I spend plenty of time on the Internet. More than my …

Thanks to our guest Nate Parsons for giving us the space we needed in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2018-09-04/

post from What Are We Looking At? β€’ Ep 172 - Real Sci-Fi
Marty and Jonathan get into the science of Sci-Fi this week. What is it actually like to fly a space craft in space? Could their actually be life on other planets? Our hosts journey where no podcast hosts have journeyed before.