Marty McGuire

Archive for July 2019

Sat Jul 27

πŸ—“οΈ Musical Improv Level 1 Showcase

Magnet Theater Training Center 22 West 32nd St, 10th floor New York NY 10001
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We’ve been practicing literal stage magic to bring you an hour of nonstop, completely-improvised, musical silliness.

Join us in Room A of the Magnet Training Center at 8pm this Saturday!

Fri Jul 26

πŸ—“οΈ Magnet Improv Level 3 Showcase

Magnet Theater Training Center 22 West 32nd St, 10th floor New York NY 10001
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Thanks to the careful guidance of Louis Kornfeld we are ready to perform some Harolds for you!

Come on out to Room A of the Magnet Training Center this Friday at 8pm for an hour of free student showcase fun!

Wed Jul 24
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ACOLYTES! In lieu of our regularly scheduled coven meeting, we are going CAMPING! Bring your tents and potables to the @bigimprov festival, Friday 8/2 at 11:00 sharp! Bring your CASH MONEY also, so that you can pick up a fabulous PATCH! #igotbifedatbig #thisonetimeatghostcamp
Mon Jul 15
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come camping with GHOST PARTY - as part of the Baltimore Improv Festival! Friday August 2nd @ 11 pm πŸ‘»β›ΊοΈ @bigimprov
Sat Jul 13

IndieWeb Meetup NYC 2019-07-13 Wrap-Up

NYC's first IndieWeb Meetup of July 2019 took place at Devoçion Coffee in Brooklyn, NY. Here are some notes from the meeting! (new!) β€” New to the IndieWeb and attending his first meetup! Has been building his own websites for a while, learning a lot about web development. Currently working on a version of his site based on Django, and interested in adding IndieWeb building blocks, starting with rel=me. β€” Working on his write-up(s) post-IndieWeb Summit. Made some small progress today. πŸ˜… Also wanting to streamline his iOS Shortcuts-based workflows for posting to his site, taking personal notes, etc.

Other discussion:

  • We should bring signs or other IndieWeb indicators to these meetups! I'm so used to a few regulars that I didn't expect new folks. Thankfully Rasul found me! 😬
  • We talked about soooo many building blocks! Webmention (and how to use them to RSVP), Micropub (and how iOS Shortcuts can post using it), backfeed (responses from Twitter), storing data, hosting sites and content, learning new languages, learning new libraries, how and why to learn new web dev skills, and much more.
  • How did you get started building websites? Despite starting many years apart, we both had stories of building websites for groups we were part of or businesses we knew people from.
  • Staying in touch with the IndieWeb community, from chat (very high attention if you're in there all the time to low attention with the help of Loqi the chat bot and !tell commands) to the weekly newsletters.

Thanks to Rasul for coming out for his first IndieWeb Meetup! We missed Tiara, who was stuck on Long Island due to extreme train schedule changes. We also missed Matt G, who was at a wedding, but working on his website in spirit.

We look forward to seeing folks at the next meeting! Watch the Events page for details about the next meetup!

Photo for today’s IndieWeb Meetup NYC!

Fri Jul 12

Really resonating with these thoughts from Ben WerdmΓΌller on doing more to prevent the things we build being used to spread fear, hate, and violence.

post from Trump's social media summit and me
Today, President Trump is hosting a social media summit at the White House. Rather than inviting actual social media platforms and experts to have a substantive conversation about the real problems inherent to the medium and how we might fix them, he has chosen to gather a …
Sat Jul 6

Ahh! I am very excited for all the new Shortcuts goodies in iOS 13 this fall!!

post from Automators 27: Shortcuts in iOS 13 – Diving into the Deep End!
In Automators 27 David and I did the thing we do best: ignore all the advice, install the betas, suffer for it, but in the end we got you the goods on Shortcuts in iOS 13 and what it’s really like!One of the things we love in this new version of Shortcuts is the replacement of …
Tue Jul 2

2019: the year of Linux on the Desktop πŸ’πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Trump admin threatens to legislate crypto backdoors, T-Mobile and AT&T whistle while customers’ lives are ruined by SIM swaps, and CBP’s racist/sexist/etc Facebook playground.

Another great @violetblue Cybersecurity Roundup: July 2, 2019

Mon Jul 1
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