Archive for December 2018

Sun Dec 30
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Capital Factory
IndieWebCamp Austin
IndieWebCamp Austin 2019 is a gathering for independent web creators of all kinds, from graphic artists, to designers, UX engineers, coders, hackers, to share ideas, actively work on creating for their own personal websites, and build upon each others creations.
I'm attending remotely.

Unfortunately I won’t be there in person, but I am looking forward to remotely attend IWC Austin 2019 via livestream and chat!

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Maki says hello updated website.

A more animated Maki!

Maki says hello updated website.

All site plumbing: replaced!

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Tue Dec 25

Thanks to Jonathan for his holiday spirit in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

Fri Dec 21
🔖 Bookmarked Researching a Property in the CSS Specifications ◆ 24 ways
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I ended up writing a little embed widget to embed webmention responses/reactions into my blog posts. It all happens client-side, but so do Disqus comments so I figure that’s okay.
Thu Dec 20
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post from Some thoughts on: My Url Is (Episode 3) mostly around applying some indieweb concepts to the web accessibility space
My URL Is is a podcast which features a new guest every two weeks to talk about how they got involved with the IndieWeb and what hopes, goals and aspirations they have for the community and for their website. The guests are a combination of those both new to the IndieWeb and …
Tue Dec 18

Thanks to our guest Joel Murphy for revealing harsh truths in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

Sun Dec 16
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Our family photo 👻 🎉 (📸: @sheedypoo)
Sat Dec 15
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Want to watch all your favorite Christmas movies but simply don’t have the tie or energy to choose? Why not watch us do ALL of your favorite holiday hits? (Simultaneously, and faithfully, of course). 👻🎉
Wed Dec 12

Sometimes it’s trivial!

Tue Dec 11
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post from HWC Baltimore 2018-12-11 Wrap-Up
Baltimore’s first Homebrew Website Club of December met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on December 11th. This is Marty’s last HWC Baltimore Meetup as a co-organizer. Hopefully, Marty will return as an honored HWC Baltimore guest host in the future!HWC Baltimore …
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ACOLYTES! We hereby summon you to attend the next gathering of the coven, less than a week hence! Rumor has it there will be a GIFT exchange - guests are encouraged to bring and lend “gifts” / items that will be used during the proceedings! (All “gifts” will be returned, but due …

My 2019-01-01 Commitment

2018 is drawing to a close and wow, what a year. It feels like it has, by turns, both crawled and raced by on its way. Tonight I'm at my final Homebrew Website Club as an organizer before the moving truck comes tomorrow and we begin our transfer to NYC. If all goes well we should be living our lives there by this time next week!

Even amidst this turmoil, the IndieWeb community, and Homebrew Website Club in general, has been helping me periodically bring my focus back to the things I want to work on for my personal site. Each year, community members challenge themselves to deliver something new to their site by the end of the year, and there are a lot of commitments already up.

My site is currently built with the static site generator Jekyll. As I'd added posts and features, Jekyll builds started taking 1 to 2 minutes or more. This became excruciating for simple edits or wanting to quickly syndicate a post from my site to Twitter or Facebook.  So, in the last year (or more!) I've been refactoring my site and porting over my templates to Hugo, a very fast static site generator written in Go.

I think the last piece I am missing before launching is some updates to my Micropub endpoint to create and edit posts in Hugo-specific locations and with Hugo-specific metadata (seriously, why can't Go parse ISO 8601 dates without a seconds field?).

So, I am committed to finish putting the pieces together and relaunch my site on Hugo before 2019-01-01.

How will you know that I've finished it? I'll have to tell you! Because, ideally, the site should look and work the same as before, with a few improvements in markup and a couple of non-obvious new archive pages.

Trust me, I'll let y'all know here on this site!

Thanks to our guest Erin DiNello for spreading the word in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

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Marty and Jonathan are really looking for people to listen to the show. They have reached out this week to an advertising expert to help. Will you rate this show?
Fri Dec 7

Confirmed for Smash

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post 🦀 Homebrew Website Club Baltimore
Homebrew Website Club Baltimore is an IndieWeb meetup for anyone in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas who wants to work on their own personal website, own the content that they post online, and take control of their social media. Open to all skill levels!
I'm going!

A new year is coming! What stuff do you want to finish for your website before then? What goals do you have for your personal site in the new year?

Tue Dec 4

Thanks to our guest Brian E. Young for sharing his classic(al) insights in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

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Attention Shoppers! This week we will be listening to some of the classics. However, these classics have a little holiday flare.
Sat Dec 1

Empty menu is #blessed menu

Who’s the Kid? #Moyerthon teaches us that improv comes naturally to kids. It’s just playing pretend!

Sasquatch Atomic Drop! #Moyerthon

David just wants to feel supported. #Moyerthon at

Sam tells the tale of a disappearing garage. #Moyerthon #itclosedatmidnight

#Moyerthon kicks off right with flame-finished steaks at!