Join GM @ThatOneGM, players @geowtf, myself, and very special guest @OneShotRPG for another thrilling adventure in the light-hearted fantasy police procedural that is Lawful & Orderly: Special Visions Unit.
Tonight’s episode is S1E11 - “DEAD RINGER”
Watch live and do your civic duty as a member of the jury to determine whether our detectives solve the crime and catch the perpetrator from 8pm to 10pm Eastern Time at twitch.tv/therpgacademy.
Catch up on our back catalogue at youtube.com/therpgacademy.
Space 26402640 Saint Paul St., Baltimore, MD, 21218
Ever worry that the internet knows more about you than you know about it? Companies, governments, and individuals can collect and track our communications and metadata whether we give informed consent or not. Meanwhile, those most vulnerable to these online risks may not have the greatest access to the information and resources to defend against surveillance and discrimination.
We can organize to change this, but in the meantime, there are also steps we can take to protect each other and to educate ourselves about what’s at stake. Learning to navigate digital space safely is a process, but you don’t have to get started alone.
Join us 3/19 for a workshop on digital privacy, inspired by the international Cryptoparty movement. We’ll talk about why surveillance matters for all of us and why you don’t need a technical background to start taking control of your online privacy. You’ll have a chance to ask questions, try out tools on your phone or laptop, and learn more about specific topics like mobile phone security, secure browsing, and more.
All people and all levels of experience are welcome.
The event will be FREE, however donations to help with the costs of the space and event will be welcome and appreciated! We’ll also have snacks available but welcome others to bring more to share, potluck style.
In addition to following standard IndieWeb-friendly practices like using microformats2 feeds, backfeeding social interactions from Twitter and Facebook with bridgy, and exploring other interesting audio markup tricks, I wanted a tool that made it easy for me to publish new content to my sites via the Micropub protocol, which supports sending audio media files.
I didn't see another micropub client in the wild that supported audio files in the way that I wanted, so I made my own.
Screech is an audio-publishing-focused micropub web client with a Python server component built on Flask. Screech supports logging in with your own site using indieauth and posts to your site's micropub endpoint.
It's still a work-in-progress, but the basic flows work well enough for my needs.
One fun feature of Screech is that once you select an MP3 file for upload, it uses the jsmediatags library to pull out information about the track, such as its duration, track title, album and artist info, etc. This info is outside the scope of the Micropub standard, but if you want to add support to your server, you'll see those properties arrive with names like "id3-title", "id3-artist", etc.
Edit, March 17, 2017 — Screech is available at screech.schmarty.net. If you'd like to run it yourself, add features, or fix bugs, you can find the source code and instructions on GitHub.
There are many TODOs yet on my plate for Screech before I'd consider it "done", such as micropub media endpoint support, syndication support, adding a photo to the post as a "poster" image, and more.
I'd love to hear feedback from the IndieWeb community! What do you think it means to be an "IndieWeb podcaster"? What features would make Screech useful for you?