This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • November 11th - 17th, 2017

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Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for November 11th - 17th, 2017.

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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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Getting Back Into Things
I’ve been traveling a lot over the last month. I’ve not been able to co-host (or attend!) the last two Homebrew Website Club Baltimore meetups. I’ve also completely neglected my old post-pact with co-host Marty. However, my travels are now finished and I’m super motivated to work on my site again. I have lots of things to write about. During...

HWC Baltimore 2017-11-15 Wrap-Up

Baltimore's second November 2017 meetup for Homebrew Website Club met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on November 15th.

Below are notes from the "broadcast" portion of the meetup. – Is back after lots of travel and writing a post about that, including a roadmap of getting back into things. Archived several posts from his old Hugo site into his new WordPress site. One of his 2018-01-01 goals is to practice posting status updates to his site instead of Facebook. – Bought a new domain for a blog a couple of months ago, transferring it to BlueHost now. Been looking over old content. A 2018-01-01 commitment: small goal - write something small and publish it before end of year. – Working on getting a JavaScript-based CMS called apostrophe.js working for his site. Probably going to host it on Heroku. Also learning the Windows subsystem for Linux, because developing on Windows "doesn't feel right" since he's not using .NET or similar. – Working on a first post to go up tonight! Realized the original scope for his "first post", which was going to compare multiple host-based intrusion detection systems, was going to take weeks! So, he's starting off with one, then planning to get back to it after he graduates (hopefully!) in December. – Been working on a new way to store and display webmentions on his site. Currently has one site that pulls them from with JavaScript, and one site that polls for new mentions every time it is compiled by Jekyll. Started building a webhook in Python but has now moved to PHP because it should be simpler. – Just got started with his domain, just a landing page. Wants to add more content to it.

Other things:

  • IndieWeb 2018-01-01 Commitments.
  • echo-chamber.js - a fake commenting system that stores comments in the browser, so the commenter (and no one else) can see what they are saying.
  • IndieWebCamp Baltimore 2018! We talked about what an IndieWebCamp is and how it is structured.
  • IoT and the IndieWeb (mentioned the IndieWebSummit session on IndieWeb for Hardware).
  • Twitter and Facebook business models and how they benefit from outrage.
  • IndieWeb generations, specifically the way that participating in the IndieWeb right now almost requires you to be a developer.
  • The creepiness of Amazon Key.

Thanks to everybody who came out! We look forward to seeing you at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center for the next one! We'll be meeting again on November 29th.

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Homebrew Website Club Baltimore

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

I'm going!

Come on out tonight for another meeting of Baltimore’s Homebrew Website Club!

Work on your personal website, learn about the IndieWeb, and build a web for you (not them)!

Thanks to guest Sam Van Sant for her soothing forcefulness in this week’s We Have to Ask Podcast!And special thanks to Kristen L. McKenzie for taking the reigns as co-host during my much-needed hiatus.

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I had so much fun at the The Dungeon Rats Live Show at AcadeCon.

In fact, you can see me yukking it up in this live stream! 🤔

I still can’t believe I had the chance to play a guest role among these amazingly funny and kind folks. ❤️

Homebrew Website Club Baltimore

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.

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