I’ve been really enjoying the focus on personal websites that Vi Hart and M Eifler aka blinkpopshift have been putting into their recent Patrons-only VIM LIVE streams.

In addition to some great discussion about subscribing to RSS feeds of personal sites, I have really enjoyed the homework-slash-games like “post something on your website” and “collect what you might have tweeted into a blog”.

I think there’s a lot that the IndieWeb can learn from discussions like these as folks from different backgrounds are (re-)discovering what the web can be.

You can find previous and future VIM LIVE streams by supporting blinkpopshift or Vi Hart on Patreon.

🔁 Reposted https://ghostparty.today/#2018-08-01-141206
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Acolytes! Enjoy a DEADstream from your leaders after we were briefly sidetracked yesterday evening. Rest assured that our sites are now firmly set for the Festival of Spirits, this Friday, August 3rd at precisely 11:15pm! Reserve your seats now, acolytes!

Thanks to our guest Austin C. Thoms for reconnecting with the past (and with Jonathan Monroe) in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!


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It's been a minute. Marty and Jonathan welcome a high school mate of Jonathan's, Austin. This week a podcast host and a DJ in LA catch up.
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Last week I added a new archive page to Micro.blog-hosted sites. It includes dates and the first part of each post, marked up with Microformats. Jonathan LaCour used this to write a script that parses the HTML looking for posts on today’s date in previous years, then pulls the full content for each post it finds and assembles them together....
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XRay, the library that I use to parse URLs to show comments, now supports parsing direct Microformats JSON, ActivityStreams 2.0, as well as finding a rel=alternate link and parsing data from that instead! This means I now get great results when parsing Mastodon or other ActivityPub links, and this is also the first step in what I hope will result...

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • July 21st - 27th, 2018

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Decentralized Web Summit is here, a webring for microcasts, and what should happen to our data when we die? It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for July 21st - 27th, 2018.

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!

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My goal? Get people off of Facebook completely, and back onto the open web, where they're in control. I highly recommend Micro.blog as a great place to land! Using https://github.com/cleverdevil/ditchbook, you can even move your data 😀 #IndieWeb
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Attention, acolytes! 👻🎉 Your leaders Beatrice and Derek toured the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, but weren't allowed to take photographs or video! So they have a special message for you, instead! Mark your calendars for August 3rd at precisely 11:15pm at the Baltimore Improv Group theater! Get your tickets now