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An Indieweb Podcast: Episode 9 30 Days of Indieweb

Running time: 0h 58m 33s | Download (18.9MB) | Subscribe by RSS | Huffduff<p>Summary: David is about to head off abroad for a month. We talk about …

👓 "The Audrey Test": Or, What Should Every Techie Know About Education? | Hack Education

I want us to set the bar really high when it comes to education technology -- both in its development and its implementation. I don't think it's too …

👓 Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She'll Thank You Later.

The way we teach math in America hurts all students, but it may be hurting girls the most.<p>The way we teach math in America hurts all students, but it …

Our Daily Bread — A short 30 day podcast history of wheat and bread in very short episodes

Drop what you’re doing and immediately go out to subscribe to <i>Our Daily Bread: A history of wheat and bread in very short episodes</i>!<p>Subscribe: Android …

👓 abc News | Peter Woit

The last couple months I’ve heard reports from several people claiming that arithmetic geometers Peter Scholze and Jakob Stix had identified a …

👓 The Information on School Websites Is Not as Safe as You Think

Some tracking scripts may be harmless. But others are designed to recognize I.P. addresses and embed cookies that collect information prized by …

👓 The Expensive Education of Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley | Kara Swisher for New York Times

They have weaponized social media, and we are all paying the price.<p>I’m definitely just biding my time until their export feature improves. Then I’m …

IndieWeb technology for online pedagogy

Very slick! Greg McVerry, a professor, can post all of the readings, assignments, etc. for his EDU522 online course on his own website, and I can …

👓 Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason | Wired

The philosophy of Hannah Arendt points to the banal evil beneath Facebook's many mistakes.<p>We definitely need some humanity and morality in our …

Microcast: The IndieWeb and Academic Research and Publishing

Running time: 0h 12m 59s | Download (13.9 MB) | Subscribe by RSS<p>Overview Workflow<p>Posting<p>Researcher posts research work to their own website (as …

Reply to Brad Enslen about The Future of Blog Snoop

I’m hitting a fork in the road with this site and the experiment of using a blog as a directory of blogs. The problem here is me: I’m running out of …

🔖 Gems And Astonishments of Mathematics: Past and Present | Dr. Mike Miller at UCLA Extension

Mathematics has evolved over the centuries not only by building on the work of past generations, but also through unforeseen discoveries or …

An IndieWeb Magazine on Flipboard

This morning I set up an IndieWeb Magazine on Flipboard. While it is “yet another silo”, it’s one that I can easily and automatically syndicate …

An Introduction to the IndieWeb

Why IndieWeb?<p>Whether you’re starting a blog, building your personal brand, posting a resume, promoting a hobby, writing a personal journal, creating …

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Latin Pedagogy and the Digital Humanities<p>On Choosing Your Own Textbooks: General advice for choosing the right textbook for your educational …

👓 Pictures of Death: Postmortem Photography | The Atlantic

When photography was new, it was often used to preserve corpses via their images. An Object Lesson<p>Fascinating to read about some of the cultural …

👓 Scholarly publishing is broken. Here's how to fix it | Aeon

The world of scholarly communication is broken. Giant, corporate publishers with racketeering business practices and profit margins that exceed …

🔖 Proceedings for ALIFE 2018: The 2018 Conference on Artificial Life

This volume presents the proceedings of ALIFE 2018, the 2018 Conference on Artificial Life, held July 23rd-27th. It took place in Tokyo, Japan …

An Indieweb Podcast: Episode 8 Interflux

Running time: 1h 23m 35s | Download (26.2 MB) | Subscribe by RSS<p>Summary: David Shanske and I recap the recent IndieWeb Summit 2018 in Portland Oregon …

Webmentions: Enabling Better Communication on the Internet

Over 1 million Webmentions can’t be wrong. Join the next revolution in web communication. Add the Webmentions standard to your website to solve the …

Setting up WordPress for IndieWeb use

I spent some time this morning doing a dry run through setting up a suite of IndieWeb plugins on a fresh WordPress installation. Going off of a scant …

On the topic of RSS audio feeds for The Gillmor Gang

I’ll start off with the fact that I’m a big fan of <i>The Gillmore Gang</i> and recommend it to anyone who is interested in the very bleeding edge of the …

A pencast overview (with audio and recorded visual diagrams) of IndieWeb technologies

I’ve seen a bunch of new folks coming into the IndieWeb community recently who are a bit overwhelmed with the somewhat steep learning curve of both …

Reads, Listens, Watches, and Editable Webmention Types and Avatars in the IndieWeb WordPress Suite

I’ve been meaning to write regular updates to highlight some of the useful changes in the functionality of the IndieWeb suite of WordPress plugins, …

Manually adding a new post kind to the Post Kinds Plugin for WordPress

The Post Kinds plugin, essentially an extended version of WordPress’s core Post Formats functionality, allows one to make a variety of types of posts …

The Chris-Aldrich-listened-to-this Podcast

I don’t really think of it as a “podcast” per se, but since I make “listen” posts of all the various podcasts and audio I listen to and the vast …

Organizing my research related reading

There’s so much great material out there to read and not nearly enough time. The question becomes: “How to best organize it all, so you can read even …

Enabling two way communication with WordPress and GitHub for Issues

This week, using the magic of open web standards, I was able to write an issue post on my own website, automatically syndicate a copy of it to …

The Story of My Domain

Here are my answers to Alan’s list of questions about my domain:<p>What is your domain name and what is the story, meaning behind your choice of that as …