Just pushed a new release of Yarns Microsub Server, which I’m very happy with. Significantly better UI for managing feeds, greatly improved endpoint code (contributed by https://david.shanske.com/ @dshanske). Still some work to go, but this marks a big step forward.
Today is day 2 of @IndieWebCamp New Haven: Hack day. My goal is to finish some work I’ve been doing to improve Yarns‘ UI. If I have time after that I’ll work a bit on my website’s structure. I’ll be hanging out most of the day on IRC and will be in and out of video chat at https://hangouts.google.com/call/BZQnCS1Tlsn8-p7udU1vAEEE
Yesterday’s sessions were were really interesting. I especially liked talking books – recording of that chat is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhueeBMEFa4
Showing off how easily quill.p3k.io can post to my site
Really enjoying the live stream of IndieWebCamp Austin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGENDlYMnm4
Seems like a lot of new faces, and some of the homepage demos highlighted the political (and emotional) stakes of carving out one’s own space on the Internet. I’ll be tuning in all day and chatting at https://chat.indieweb.org/
Tomorrow I’m giving an informal talk about Bridgy and the IndieWeb at the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre:
Thanks to @schnarfed for talking with me about Bridgy’s development
Bridgy is an IndieWeb tool for syndicating content between a personal website and platforms such as Twitter, GitHub, Flickr, and Instagram. Until last year, it supported Facebook, but this feature was removed when Facebook tightened their API in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
I’ll be talking about how Bridgy navigated challenges working with Facebook’s API from 2014-2018. I’m interested in how Bridgy uses Facebook’s API in ways that Facebook’s operators may not expect. I see IndieWeb’s syndication strategy (see POSSE on IndieWeb.org) as simultaneously antagonistic and dependent upon corporate platforms. By delving into this relationship, I’m trying to understand positive ways forward for building Internet tools that reflect their creator’s values. (In my case, I identify strongly with IndieWeb’s principles)
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2025753487721764/
Sad that I couldn’t make it to #DWebSummit, but I’m enjoying watching the live feeds: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFa_X02QhJnP0FNpFAKyRRg/feed
Just got some great music recommendations from @tenderlovingemp at PDX. Picked up albums by Y la Bamba and The Family Crest. Thanks for the suggestions!
Given how much I love Japan, I’m pretty pleased that 🕸💍.ws assigned me the 💹 emoji for my ID. (plus emojis as user IDs are pretty great to begin with).
I had a great time at IndieWeb Summit 2018! Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make it happen.
I also just joined the IndieWeb Webring at 🕸💍.ws. You can check out my Webring neighbours in my website’s sidebar, or right here: