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Wed Jun 26

Come help build the tools that let Adafruit’s teams plan, build, sell, and ship open source hardware.

The Adafruit web team is hiring!

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Full time web developer – Adafruit NYC!.Adafruit Industries is looking for a full time Internal Web Developer to work at Adafruit Headquarters in SoHo, New York City.
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Tue Jun 25
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Why so many websites went down on Monday, Facebook Libra points the way to an even darker cyberpunk timeline, and more.

Another great @violetblue Cybersecurity Roundup: June 25, 2019.

Mon Jun 24
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Sun Jun 23

Sunday snoozing

Fri Jun 21
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Thanks, Chris! I am thinking exactly along the lines of what you described. The ultimate β€œoh no I hope nothing breaks” demo for my site and all the apps and services that make it go! πŸ˜…

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Nice topic! Music. Anything related to music.

Great suggestion and I would love this as well. I am a bizarre person who is terrible at managing my own music experiences, so unfortunately I don’t have anything for this right now! I’m open to try things if folks have ideas.

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Thanks! I hope to show that (at least with Shortcuts on iOS), it’s possible to β€œbe the mobile layer over IndieWeb building blocks” you want to see in the world.

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The bit I wish worked better on mobile is syndicating interactions with Tweets back to Twitter. Posting the reaction to my site works fine, and some of the tools let me set a syndication target for Replies, but none let me do that with a Like or Repost (that I’ve found).

I share a lot of these syndication frustrations, since I don’t want to build it into my site’s backend. For Wordpress sites I think it can be automated with plugins ( syndication links?).

I’m considering getting a Shortcuts flow going before Summit. πŸ˜… Long term I would love a service that does this with Micropub.

Wed Jun 19
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I think for markdown it’s double-tildes.

Thanks for the feedback! Keeping it super profesh in all aspects of game development. πŸ˜‚

πŸ“• Finished reading Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente ISBN: 9781472115072

Marty makes a quirky grin while staring into his phone

It looks like I will be speaking at IndieWeb Summit! Specifically, I’ll be giving a keynote about how to “Own Your Mobile Experience”.

As a long-time enthusiast for these tiny computers we carry, I try to make most of the things I can do online into things I can do on my phone or tablet. That turns out to be… a lot of things.

I’ll probably keep the technical details light, other than naming specific IndieWeb building blocks that each piece relies on. I plan to make a (set of?) posts on my site explaining the plumbing, afterwards.

With just about a week and a half left to plan my ~10-15 minute set of demos, here are some things I am thinking of discussing / demoing.

  • Reading! With an indie reader setup based on Microsub and the Indigenous iOS app.
    • Including following folks on Instagram and Twitter with the help of Granary
  • Replying and responding to things I read directly on my site via Indigenous and Micropub.
  • Posting my own notes and photos with Indigenous and Micropub
  • Seeing notifications on my devices when someone posts a response to my own posts.
  • Doing so many things with Shortcuts
    • Save articles to read later (similar to IndiePaper)
    • Save podcasts to listen later (via
    • Edit posts on my site and my private notes site via the Drafts app
    • Upload images and other files to my site
    • Track what I read (a Shortcut that extracts info from to post to my site)
    • Track what I eat / drink
    • Post iOS Live Photos as looping videos
  • Cheat a bit using external services
    • Checkins with Swarm go to my site via
    • Podcast listening history with the Overcast app goes to my site via a script and the Overcast “All data” export
  • And other more exotic stuff that technically uses web apps but work well on mobile:
    • Syndicating to Twitter and updating my post with the syndication URL thanks to
    • Post silly animated GIF responses with

Obviously this is too many things to demo in ~15 minutes. So, I’m looking for feedback!

What things on this list do you care to see most?

What things do you already do with mobile apps or social silos that you’d like to do on your website?

What things do you do with your website that you wished worked on mobile?

(Posted from an iPad mini, composed using Drafts, Micropub’d via Indigenous)

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Tue Jun 18

Learning some Unity with Hunter!

Please enjoy an awful thing we made!

πŸ”– Bookmarked The New Wilderness (Idle Words)

“Even experts don’t have a full picture of the surveillance economy, in part because its beneficiaries are so secretive, and in part because the whole system is in flux. Telling people that they own their data, and should decide what to do with it, is just another way of disempowering them. “

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In a recent Twitch session I decided to add Webmentions to my blog, specifically in the flavour of showing "liked" from other websites (though, who am I kidding, it'll just be Twitter…).
Sat Jun 15
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I was up working on some side projects when Andy Bell's note appeared on Monocle. He notes how the IndieWeb (outwardingly facing) is strongly a male-presenting environment. Which is true, for the most part. As far as I know, this has been the case but it's not a mission or goal …
Fri Jun 14
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At last week’s Crafting {:} a Life unconference on PEI I participated in three conversations on blogging:
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With so many old school bloggers in the room, discussions about blogging were imminent during Crafting {:} a Life. Some never stopped blogging, but were lonely writers for a long time, such as Peter. Others have moved their writing to the corporate silo of Facebook, and then …
Wed Jun 12
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I asked many of the people I interviewed the same question: what advice would you give an improvisor in their first year doing improv? Featuring Maritza MontaΓ±ez, Liz Noth, Chris Scott, Morgan Phillips, Will Hines, Bill DiPiero, Achilles Stamatelaky, Ashley Ward, Ray Cordova, …
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In episode 25 of Automators David and I sat down together in person, with the help of his suitcase and some shoes, we were able to record a full episode in person!There were a lot of shortcuts updates at WWDC, and not a lot of keynote time for it – however I honestly don’t know …
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It’s the White Truffle Ash Brie and I am told that it is vegan! A faux brie! It was quite tasty.

Tue Jun 11
πŸ“ Checked in at New York Pizza Suprema, New York, NY.
πŸ“— Want to read Resilient Management by Lara Hogan ISBN: 9781937557829

Facebook shuts down a tool used to find human rights abuses.

For a company whose main problem is the public finding out about human rights abuses (and genocide) facilitated with its platform, or Russian attacks on American society, or the prevalence and activities of nationalist and neo-Nazi hate groups on Facebook, or any number of things, it’s a brutal tactic from a company that will apparently protect its own interests at any cost.

Another great cybersecurity roundup from @violetblue.

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My teardown of Beaker and the Dat network.
Mon Jun 10
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I’m sorry… another project…
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Join us for an afternoon of IndieWeb personal site demos and discussions!
I'm not attending.

Eek! With summertime in full swing, we had too many cancellations. No IndieWeb Meetup this time around.

See y’all next time, sometime after next week’s IndieWeb Summit!

Time for another IndieWeb Meetup! We’re meeting in Brooklyn to be a little closer to the Mermaid Parade.

Come on our and work on your personal website, take ownership of your online identity, content, and relationships! You can do it, we can help.