HWC Baltimore 2017-08-09 Wrap-Up

Baltimore's first August 2017 meetup for Homebrew Website Club met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on August 9th.

Below are notes from the "broadcast" portion of the meetup.

djfalcon23 (Derek) – been on break of web dev to learn Android dev. Set up a schedule to work on his portfolio site on Wednesdays. Has a WIP site up at djfalcon23.github.io with a landing page. Next steps are modals to display the content for the main sections, a carousel for other photos. After that, it's time to make a project page for his LED backpack with brake and turn signals for cyclists.

jonathanprozzi.net (Jonathan) – started a new Hugo project for his wedding which will be his "Hugo project" so he can feel free to move his main site over to WordPress. Bought and set up a new domain and a new Hugo project for that.

polarfire.net (Isaac) – In town visiting Marty. Spent quiet writing hour tracking down the source for his Pelican-based site which was last updated 2014 and getting the dependencies installed. Likes starting side projects, so might port it to Hugo. Many of his projects are related to owning his data on a home server. Next major step there is setting up backups w/ duplicity.

martymcgui.re (Marty) – Did some reading from the folks at @meetgretta (formerly signl.fm) and learned about a tool called Audiogram from WNYC. It generates videos from audio files for sharing on silos that have good video sharing support but not audio, which is most of them. Made an example post with an interview with Ben Werdmüller from the This Week in the IndieWeb Podcast that is syndicated to Twitter, Facebook, and Mastodon.

Other things:

  • djfalcon23 showed a cool use of parallax on firewatchgame.com.
  • Talked about automated captions for audio, showed off some of the Gretta demos.
  • djfalcon23 pointed us to @noopkat, who streams live development and was recently working on similar tools.
  • martymcgui.re did a quick demo of the micro.blog iOS app for posting tonight's photo
Left-to-right: polarfire.net, djfalcon23.github.io, jonathanprozzi.net, 

We hope that you'll join us for another HWC Baltimore, which will next meet on August 23rd and again September 6th at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center!

Photo for tonight’s Homebrew Website Club Baltimore

Ben Werdmüller • IndieWebSummit 2017 Interviews

Here’s a short interview I did with Ben Werdmüller at the 2017 IndieWeb Summit.

Look for another short interview each weekend as part of the This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition.

Thanks to our cavalcade of guests, including Kim Le and Andy McIntyre for hottin’ things up at Artscape with us in the latest We Have to Ask Podcast!

https://wehavetoask.com/episodes/2017-08-08-074036/

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Hot Enough For You? • Ep 4 - Artscape 2017
Marty and Jonathan brave the heat for the 2017 Artscape. They discuss the importance of sauna use during the summer. Also, how far does the gas company hands go into all aspects of government?
★ Favorited https://unicyclic.com/mal/2017-08-07-Universal_Sign-In_Button
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Universal Sign-In Button
The Universal Sign-In Button is a customisable bookmarklet that will auto-fill a sign-in form on the page you are currently visiting and submit it for you. It's a one-click way to tell the current page who you are. The rest of this post explains why such a button is necessary. If you would like to create your own button, you...

Homebrew Website Club Baltimore August 23, 2017

Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St., BaltimoreMD, 21230

Join us for an evening of quiet writing, IndieWeb demos, and discussions!

  • Create or update your personal web site!
  • Finish that blog post you’ve been writing, edit the wiki!
  • Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs, share what you’ve gotten working!
  • Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Join the #indieweb chat!

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 6:30pm. Meetup begins at 7:30pm.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-08-23-homebrew-website-club

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450134815046568

RSVP'd to an event https://martymcgui.re/2017/08/07/113251/
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Homebrew Website Club Baltimore August 9, 2017

Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St., BaltimoreMD, 21230

I'm going!

Sorry for the late notice, folks! HWC Baltimore meets again this Wedensday, August 9th at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center.

Come work on your own website, chat with folks who are doing the same, learn more about the IndieWeb, and build a web for you, not them!

Homebrew Website Club Baltimore August 9, 2017

Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 1045 Light St., BaltimoreMD, 21230

Join us for an evening of quiet writing, wiki editing, IndieWeb demos and discussions!

  • Create or update your personal web site!
  • Finish that blog post you’ve been writing, edit the wiki!
  • Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs, share what you’ve gotten working!
  • Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Join the #indieweb chat!

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 6:30pm. Meetup begins at 7:30pm.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-08-09-homebrew-website-club

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/280327909114061/

★ Favorited https://gregorlove.com/2017/08/owning-my-calendar/
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Owning My Calendar
I am making some progress towards owning my online calendar data. There is a nice web service, h2vx.com, that can convert hCalendar microformats to iCalendar format, so you can subscribe to them in a variety of calendar software. I wanted a simple library I could include in projects that would also support the microformats2 h-event. I also wanted this library...

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • July 29th - August 4th, 2017

Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for July 29th - August 4th, 2017.

This week features a brief interview with Ben Werdmüller recorded at IndieWeb Summit 2017.

You can find all of my audio editions here.

You can subscribe with your favorite podcast app on huffduffer.

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!