Marty McGuire

Archive for January 2019

Wed Jan 30

Thanks to our guest Dave LaSalle for seeing things seven different ways in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2019-01-29/

post from Haven't You Always Wished? β€’ Ep 139- Thanking Your Teacher
Jonathan knows what it is like to be a teacher. This week, finally, his biggest wish comes true. A sit down chat with his 1st improv teacher. Jonathan gets a chance to finally show how thankful he is.
Tue Jan 29
β˜‘ RSVP'd to an event https://indieweb.org/events/2019-02-06-homebrew-website-club-nyc
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NYC Aroma Espresso Bar
πŸ—½ Homebrew Website Club NYC
Join us for an evening of IndieWeb personal site demos and discussions!
I'm going!

Missed the last one due to a gnarly cold. Excited for my first HWC NYC!

Reportedly we will have special guest aaronpk!

Mon Jan 28
πŸ”– Bookmarked Using Font Awesome Icons in Hugo | Nick Galbreath https://www.client9.com/using-font-awesome-icons-in-hugo/

“With Hugo we can preload the SVG icons, and inject them into our page with partial template or shortcode, skipping the network.”

Sat Jan 26

Wednesdays in the computer lab

Fri Jan 25

A cat and her hand-friend

Wed Jan 23

Thanks to Jonathan for keeping his eyes on the night skies, even the neon skies of NYC, in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2019-01-22/

post from Where has the Sun Gone? β€’ Ep 108- Back from NYC
Jonathan has gotten back from his weekend in NYC. He is here tonight to listen to your questions and answer from the heart.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/01/the-linux-of-social-media-how-livejournal-pioneered-then-lost-web-blogging/

This piece by Steven T. Wright at Ars Technica hits pretty close to home. In many ways, the arc of Camura is a small echo of the one described by LiveJournal.

Oh yeah. I hadn’t really told more than a few people, but I finally took Camura offline last week.

If you’re a former user and you want your stuff, give me a shout!

I am also open to collecting any good / bad / interesting memories that folks had about Camura and its community. If you are interested in writing something about your experiences, hit me up!

Mon Jan 21
↩ Replied to https://percolator.today/episode/23

Yes! I have been thinking about this a lot as well. Having hosted lots of IndieWeb events on my site (including HWC Baltimore and some of my improv shows), I increasingly feel like those event pages belong somewhere on the web associated with those communities.

I will of course keep my own RSVPs, photos, and recap write-ups on my site, but would gladly syndicate them to the community event page. If the event page supports IndieWeb building blocks like microformats2 and webmention, I wouldn’t even have to do anything special for them to show up there!

↩ Replied to https://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/4ybKKi/
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I tried to plug in this LED strip I bought but nothing happens. 5400 LEDs but none of them turn on?! and when I tried to peel the backing off to stick it to something, all the LEDs fell out D: 0/10 would not buy again

That sounds like a reel of LEDs for a pick-and-place machine! It came with leads attached to power it??

Sat Jan 19

Riding around

An IndieWeb(ring) Directory

Members of the πŸ•ΈπŸ’ IndieWeb Webring now have a new way to find one another, and show off!

Screenshot sample of profiles in this IndieWeb Webring directory including photo, name, URL, and bio note.

That’s right, this πŸ•ΈπŸ’ IndieWeb Webring now has a directory showcasing profiles of active sites in the ring! Where possible, it shows name, photo, and short bio in addition to the site’s URL (and of course their potentially problematic cute emoji ID).

These profiles are possible when people publish personal particulars on their page as a microformats2 representative h-card.

That is a bunch of jargon, to be sure, but what it means is that you with a few tweaks to your homepage, you can make info like your name, photo, and a bio – which is probably already displayed for people to see – readable by machines that understand microformats2, like this one!

Fated-to-be Asked Questions

How do I get my site to show up in the directory?

Visit the your πŸ•ΈπŸ’ webring dashboard (you’ll need to log in) and click the “Check for updated profile” button.

I updated my profile, but it’s not working!

Try out your page in the indiewebify.me validator. If it shows you that it found a “representative h-card”, then your page should work for the webring directory!

Wait a sec, my site is already in the directory!

I went ahead and pre-loaded the profile info for all registered and active sites! I don’t plan to do that again.

My site is in the directory but I don’t want to be listed!

Sorry about that! You can remove yourself by visiting your πŸ•ΈπŸ’ webring dashboard (you’ll need to log in) and click the “Remove my profile” button.

Why did you do this?

I was inspired by Grant’s IndieWeb Directory, Aaron’s Microcast.club, this πŸ•ΈπŸ’ review by Brad Enslen, and more. Basically: surfing around a webring with next and previous links is good fun, and it’s even more fun to see so many folks excited about the IndieWeb in one place!

Is there anything else?

Yes! There are also now individual profile pages, if that’s something you want to link to. My webring emoji ID is 🚯, so my profile can be found at: πŸ•ΈπŸ’.ws/🚯

I don’t know yet how these pages might evolve so I welcome your feedback!

Can I ask you a different question or give you feedback?

Of course! Please do! You can reply to this post on your own site or via Twitter, or feel free to drop me a line in the #indieweb chat (I’m schmarty there).

Wed Jan 16
β˜‘ RSVP'd to an event https://indieweb.org/events/2019-01-23-homebrew-website-club-nyc
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NYC Aroma Espresso Bar
πŸ—½ Homebrew Website Club NYC
Join us for an evening of IndieWeb personal site demos and discussions!
I'm going!

Looking forward to my first Homebrew Website Club since moving to NYC!

Tue Jan 15

Thanks and congrats to Jonathan for exploring his winter travel anxieties and seeking to keep his commitments in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

But … did he make it??

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2019-01-15/

post from Will You Make It? β€’ Ep 197- 1st Snow of 2019
Marty and Jonathan have a special assignment this week. Jonathan has a play to get to a hour away. Forecast calls for snow and for the heavy part to happen on his way back home. Our hosts will figure out if Jonathan can make the show and home safely.
Mon Jan 14

This inline website editor by Grant is looking very exciting! Powered entirely by IndieWeb building blocks: microformats (to understand the content on your page) and micropub (to make new posts and edits).

https://grant.codes/2019/01/11/my-new-posting-workflow

post from My New Posting Workflow
So I have been working away on some new features on my site for quite a while now and it looks like everything is about ready.Honestly I don't particularly enjoy writing long-form content, so it is kind of strange that I have really enjoyed working on this new functionality.The …
Fri Jan 11
πŸ“ Checked in at UCB Theatre East, New York, NY.

Thank F@&k It’s Friday

Wed Jan 9

Congrats to Joel and Lars on 500 episodes of everything that Hobo Radio has been, is, and will become!

Really looking forward to the 100% segments show. 😜

https://www.hobotrashcan.com/2019/01/09/hobo-radio-500-pocket-sausage-ft-marty-mcguire-and-the-curiosos/

Tue Jan 8

Thanks to Jonathan for once again expanding our minds in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

Make sure to comment with your scores! I wagered all my points on the final round and ended up with zero!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2019-01-08/

post from Is That Your Final Answer? β€’ Ep 187- Week 2 of 2019
It's week 2 with 15 brand new questions. How well did you do? Make sure you let us know!
Mon Jan 7
πŸ“ Checked in at Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY.

Aida

Sat Jan 5
πŸ“ Checked in at Caveat, New York, NY.

NASA in Space!

πŸ“ Checked in at Xi’an Famous Foods, New York, NY.

Noooooodles

Tue Jan 1

Thanks to Chris & Joe of the The Curioso Podcast, and Joel of Peak Sloth Podcast Network for letting the ink hit the page in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!

Happy New Year from your favorite improvised interview podcast! And from this one.

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2019-01-01/

post from Are You Writing A Book? β€’ Ep 119- Christmas Time
We Have To Ask would like to wish you an amazing start to 2019. Here is a tapping of a Christmas show that happened with almost everyone from The Peak Sloth Network.