Marty McGuire

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Wed Feb 1

Are you struggling in obscurity during eternal Caturday?

Tue Jan 31
πŸ”– Bookmarked The Calculator Drawer : Free Software : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive https://archive.org/details/calculatordrawer

“A collection of emulated calculators, providing reference to how they worked and what the often unique interfaces would consist of. Also great for doing math.”

Are you looking things over during eternal Caturday?

Mon Jan 30
πŸ”– Bookmarked 549: Ben Ubois of Feedbin - ShopTalk https://shoptalkshow.com/549/#t=23:45

“My thinking is if you want the account on Feedbin to talk to your friends, it’s easy. Just make a website and publish an RSS feed and send your friends the URL. … The web is the social network. You’re talking about Google Reader having comments and stuff, but what happened to those? They’re gone now.”

Do you taste something in the air during eternal Caturday?

Sun Jan 29

Are you comparing your energy levels during eternal Caturday?

Sat Jan 28

New community members, proliferating Fediverse plurality, and tasting in production. It’s your < 10min update on the #IndieWeb community!

This Week in the IndieWeb audio edition for January 21st - 27th, 2023. https://martymcgui.re/2023/01/28/this-week-in-the-indieweb-audio-edition--january-21st---27th-2023/

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition β€’ January 21st - 27th, 2023

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New community members, proliferating Fediverse plurality, and tasting in production. It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for January 21st - 27th, 2023.

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!

Are you looking for approval during eternal Caturday?

Fri Jan 27
πŸ”– Bookmarked There are many opposing forces in the #IndieWeb that can seem like catch-22s, yet help clarify priorities, and balance present pragmatism & future optimism. http://tantek.com/2023/026/t1/indieweb-priorities-balance

Rather than contradictions, these tensions are a source of inquiry, questions, and conversations.

Each could be expanded into their own discussion or exploration.

Each of them is an axis of sorts, with different β€œright” answers for different people, depending on what they want, and how much time or other resources they have.

Each makes the most sense when explored in the context of a focus on solving real user needs to participate directly on today’s web.

Each is also a trap for abstract logic, theoretical purity, or dogmatic absolutism, especially when detached from real world goals, constraints, and efforts.

Have you at last found stillness during eternal Caturday?

Thu Jan 26

Are you practicing agreement during eternal Caturday?

Wed Jan 25

Are you practicing outreach during eternal Caturday?

Tue Jan 24

This is old news but I have lingering browser tabs about it, so I guess that means it gets a post!

After many months without updates the Beaker browser has been officially archived.

I had a lot of hopes for this kind of “no-backend” peer-to-peer web app tool, but never felt like I was quite ready to jump in. To my (subjective) reading from the outside, Beaker was always not-quite-stable, with pivots happening from major feature to major feature. I recall that “solving multi-writer” was always a critical missing feature, and it was always over one horizon or the next.

I recognize that many core bits of Beaker live on. A lot of the good decentralized-plumbing stuff continues to improve in the hyper ecosystem. I also have high hopes for Agregore as a spiritual successor - a browser for “local-first” decentralized web apps that takes the extremely cool step of mapping the complexity of several decentralized protocols to well understood HTTP methods via fetch APIs.

Still, with the loss of Beaker I feel like we’re now missing a complete tool that allows hacking on something locally (even with media), and be able to share and collaborate on it simply by sharing a link.

I wonder what will be the next home of something like Duxtape (source). Or Paperize, but without Google Drive on the backend.

Are you practicing core strength during eternal Caturday?

Mon Jan 23

Are you practicing the latest dance during eternal Caturday?

Sun Jan 22

Are you practicing a static stretch during eternal Caturday?

Sat Jan 21

Are you warmly nesting during eternal Caturday?

Fri Jan 20

2023 event planning, new community members, and free image banners. It’s your < 10min update on the #IndieWeb community!

This Week in the IndieWeb audio edition for January 14th - 20th, 2023. https://martymcgui.re/2023/01/20/this-week-in-the-indieweb-audio-edition--january-14th---20th-2023/

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition β€’ January 14th - 20th, 2023

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2023 event planning, new community members, and free image banners. It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for January 14th - 20th, 2023.

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!

Are you aware of an emptiness during eternal Caturday?

Thu Jan 19

Is someone in your personal space during eternal Caturday?

Wed Jan 18

Are you watching from above during eternal Caturday?

Tue Jan 17

Have you found a good fit during eternal Caturday?

Mon Jan 16

Are you getting into the game during eternal Caturday?

Sun Jan 15

Have you become aware of a presence during eternal Caturday?

Sat Jan 14

Webmention turns six, video vexations, and lovely little site updates. (Also: πŸͺ΅) It’s your < 10min update on the #IndieWeb community!

This Week in the IndieWeb audio edition for January 7th - 13th, 2023. https://martymcgui.re/2023/01/14/this-week-in-the-indieweb-audio-edition--january-7th---13th-2023/

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition β€’ January 7th - 13th, 2023

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Webmention turns six, video vexations, and lovely little site updates. It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for January 7th - 13th, 2023.

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!

What are you looking forward to during eternal Caturday?

Fri Jan 13

Are you practicing good oral hygiene during eternal Caturday?