Marty McGuire

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Thu Sep 19
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Fri Sep 13
β˜… Liked https://medium.com/@zephoria/facing-the-great-reckoning-head-on-8fe434e10630
Mon Sep 9
β˜… Liked https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/03/14/homebrew-website-club-nottingham/
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Thoughts about setting up the first Homebrew Website Club in Nottingham.
Fri Sep 6
β˜… Liked https://adactio.com/journal/15782
post from Getting started
I got an email recently from a young person looking to get into web development. They wanted to know what languages they should start with, whether they should a Mac or a Windows PC, and what some places to learn from.
Wed Sep 4
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Anyone else going to View Source in Amsterdam coming to Indie Web Camp too?

I will be at both! 😊

Facebook coming through with some pretty gross new UI changes, now adding little badge icons next to some people’s names indicating that they are a “Conversation Starter”, “Visual Storyteller”, and possibly others.

Really raises some questions for me. Mainly, what are their goals for this “feature”?

  • To boost engagement of people who want to earn a particular little badge? (“Oh, I’ve got to post more photos!”)
  • To boost engagement of people who see the badges? (“Ooh, I wanna join in these conversations they’re starting!”)
  • To make people without badges feel uninteresting?
Tue Sep 3
πŸ” Reposted https://ghostparty.today/#2019-09-03-215356
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πŸ• TINY GHOST PARTY πŸ• #CAMPIMPROVDYSTOPIA
Reacted πŸ’œ to https://beesbuzz.biz/blog/5462-Alec-isolation-solidarity
post from Alec, isolation, solidarity
Scott Benson wrote a more detailed, public article about what had been going on with him and Alec Holowka. Please read the whole thing, but I want to especially highlight this paragraph:
Fri Aug 30

An honor to ride to camp in this caravan of amazing folks!

This sweaty guy is excited to be on his way to CAAAAAAAAAAAAAMP!

Thu Aug 29
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Tue Aug 27
β˜‘ RSVP'd to an event https://indieweb.org/2019/Amsterdam
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IndieWebCamp Amsterdam 2019
IndieWebCamp Amsterdam 2019 is 28-29 September 2019, the first IndieWebCamp in Amsterdam!
I'm going!

Excited to visit Amsterdam for the first time and to (re-)visit with so many folks working on aspects of personal websites!

I’ll also be at the View Source conference which meets the following days on Sep 30 - Oct 1!

↩ Replied to https://martymcgui.re/2019/08/27/112651/
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I really dig this post by Charlie about recent unpleasantness in a supposedly β€œtech” community that is entirely people-driven. Toxicity, privilege, protectionism, and silencing critics (especially minoritized voices).

Also that article linked to this one that I hadn’t read in a while and it is just so good. I feel like I should read it as a morning meditation.

https://www.sonniesedge.net/posts/progressive-enhancement/

Charlie Owen
post from Yes, progressive enhancement is a fucking moral argument
I rolled my eyes when I saw this post circulate around the webosphere. I knew it was clickbait, but I clicked it and read it, because what else is a whiney SJW feminist fuck meant to do while she's drinking her coffee in the morning? But then, as I scanned the page, I realised …

I really dig this post by Charlie about recent unpleasantness in a supposedly “tech” community that is entirely people-driven. Toxicity, privilege, protectionism, and silencing critics (especially minoritized voices).

All problems are people problems. Even more so when what we build can affect so many lives.

https://www.sonniesedge.net/posts/react/

Charlie Owen
post from React
So, Reactgate has become a thing. What's been fomenting for a while blew up last week, with two prominent White Men In Tech having little tantrum Twitter breaks, and a wonderful woman of colour working as a dev/designer feeling she is no longer welcome in our industry and …
Tue Aug 20

Thanks to our guests Jonathan and Marty for catching us up on their weeks away in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2019-08-20/

We Have to Ask
post from Where the Heck Have You Been? β€’ Ep 132- Catching Up with Marty and Jonathan
It has been a few months since our hosts have settled into an episode. This week, we catch up with Marty and Jonathan.
Fri Aug 16
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Thu Aug 15
πŸ“— Want to read American War by Omar El Akkad
πŸ“— Want to read Autonomous by Annalee Newitz ISBN: 9780765392077
Tue Aug 13
β˜… Liked https://www.manton.org/2019/08/12/podcast-download-stats.html
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Micro.blog is not a popularity contest. We don’t have follower counts or public likes because we think those numbers have overshadowed more important aspects of blogging, like the quality of writing and engagement within the community. But we do hear from podcasters using …
Mon Aug 12
β˜‘ RSVP'd to an event https://2019.indieweb.org/nyc
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Pace University
IndieWebCamp NYC
IndieWebCamp NYC 2019 is a two-day maker event for creating and/or improving your personal website. All levels welcome! One of several 2019 IndieWebCamps and the seventh IndieWebCamp in NYC!
I'm going!

So excited to be co-organizing an IndieWebCamp in NYC!

Looking to start your personal website? Want to take control of your social media content?

Join us at Pace University in downtown Manhattan on October 5th and 6th!

Fri Aug 2
β˜‘ RSVP'd to an event https://ghostparty.today/#show-2019-08-02
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Baltimore Improv Group Theater
GHOST PARTY presents "Camp Dystopia"
ACOLYTES! ACOLYTES! In lieu of our regularly scheduled coven meeting, we are going CAMPING! Bring your tents and potables to the Baltimore Improv Festival, Friday 8/2 at 11:00 sharp! Bring your CASH MONEY also, so that you can pick up a fabulous PATCH! ABOUT: GHOST PARTY is an …
I'm going!

So excited for another GHOST PARTY πŸ‘»πŸŽ‰ tonight at the Baltimore Improv Festival!

Surprise guests, surprise camping, surprise camp activities! What more could you ask for??

11PM at The BIG Theater, 1727 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD

Grab tickets now or grab a pass for all Friday shows!

Thu Aug 1
πŸ“— Want to read The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers ISBN: 9781500453305
πŸ“— Want to read The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway ISBN: 9780434018420
πŸ“— Want to read The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin ISBN: 9780061054884
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!

Thu Jul 25
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post from Thoughts on quality engineering
Throughout my career, I've noticed that quality/test engineering is usually seen as a bottom-of-the-barrel discipline, something that someone should want to be promoted out of rather than someplace to end up. I find that really strange.
Wed Jul 24
πŸ” Reposted https://ghostparty.today/#2019-07-24-011316
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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 22
β˜… Liked https://grant.codes/2019/07/08/together
post from Together v3
Over the last few months I have been completely rebuilding my social reader Together. So I felt I should write a post about it to highlight what's changed and show off what Together has to offer.First off just a little info on the idea of a social reader: A social reader is an …
Thu Jul 18
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