Marty McGuire

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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
β˜… Liked https://idlewords.com/2019/08/a_walk_in_hong_kong.htm
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
πŸ“† Add to Calendar: iCal | Google Calendar

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
πŸ“† Add to Calendar: iCal | Google Calendar

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
β˜… Liked https://beesbuzz.biz/blog/5234-Thoughts-on-quality-engineering
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
β˜… Liked https://v2.jacky.wtf/post/ee99fc12-d518-48c8-8962-749b73d879ac
Mon Jul 15
β˜… Liked https://runyourown.social/
πŸ” Reposted https://ghostparty.today/#2019-07-13-011204
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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
β˜… Liked https://beesbuzz.biz/blog/6982-My-webmention-endpoint-wish-list
post from My webmention endpoint wish list
While it has some rough edges, the Webmention protocol has a lot going for it. One of the nice things about it is that it's easy to add support via a third-party endpoint, such as webmention.io, which is what I (and many others) use.
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!

rasulkireev.com (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.

martymcgui.re 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.
Left-to-right: martymcgui.re, rasulkireev.com

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.

https://werd.io/2019/trumps-social-media-summit-and-me

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 …
Thu Jul 11
β˜… Liked http://www.robot-hugs.com/ambiguous/
Wed Jul 10
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 …
β˜… Liked https://www.manton.org/2019/07/08/interview-with-indieweb.html
post from Interview with IndieWeb co-founders
Last year after IndieWeb Summit in Portland, I sat down with IndieWeb co-founders Tantek Γ‡elik and Aaron Parecki to talk about the history of IndieWebCamp for my upcoming book, Indie Microblogging. Only part of the interview will fit in the book, so I’m including a full …
Tue Jul 9
β˜… Liked https://css-tricks.com/indieweb-and-webmentions/
Mon Jul 8
β˜… Liked https://cubicgarden.com/2019/07/06/everyone-needs-a-little-self-care-time/
Ianforrester
post Everyone needs a little self-care time
Nothing better than a little self-care, by indudging my love of rollercoastersIts a lesson I’ve learned after many mistakes from a previous life (before my brush with death). Taking some time for myself to chill out a little, especially after one of those busy weeks that I …
β˜… Liked https://mrkapowski.com/2019/07/indieweb-sharing-with-ios-shortcuts.html
post from IndieWeb Sharing with iOS Shortcuts
I mentioned last week I had setup iOS Shortcuts to post Likes, Reposts, and Bookmarks to my website, and automatically syndicate those posts to Twitter. This solved a particular pain point in my β€œworkflow,” where I’d share something to my website with Indigenous, but then have to …
β˜‘ RSVP'd to an event https://indieweb.org/events/2019-07-13-homebrew-website-club-nyc
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Location:
www.devocion.com
πŸ—½ IndieWeb Meetup NYC
Join us for an afternoon of IndieWeb personal site demos and discussions!
I'm going!

Whether you’ve already got a personal site, or you’re just getting interested, join us for an IndieWeb Meetup in Brooklyn!

Sun Jul 7
β˜… Liked https://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2019/07/07/alter-ego-submersive-productions/