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WE HAD SUCH A GHASTLY GOOD TIME!! Thank you to @bigimprov for the #baltimoreimprovfestival!
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The new Gatsby website has been soft launched for a couple weeks now and seems to be working pretty well so far, so I’m now moving on from building out the site to building out a bunch of tools for sending out notifications of new content. My hypothesis here is that if I can make the barrier to entry as...
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As planned, Facebook turned off some of its key APIs for posting and fetching data on Wednesday, and I disabled Facebook for Bridgy entirely. It’s a sad day. Facebook was the single biggest reason I came up with Bridgy way back in 2011. I’ve always wanted to own my data online, on my own web site, but my friends and...

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....
Reacted 😲 to https://aaronparecki.com/2018/07/30/18/xray-updates
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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...