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An Introduction to the IndieWeb

Whether you're starting a blog, building your personal brand, posting a resume, promoting a hobby, writing a personal journal, creating an online …

Writing

Post Kinds Plugin for WordPress

Post Types<p>Within the broader social media world there are a huge variety of types of posts. These range from common articles to status updates to …

Social Media

A Following Page (aka some significant updates to my Blogroll)

I’ve been slowly but surely working on compiling a list of people I’m following online. In older iterations of the web, this would have been known as …

Social Media

A microcast about microcasts

I’ve wanted to create a podcast for a long time, but the effort involved just seemed like too much. So using my own website, I thought I’d see what I …

Marketing

📺 Introduction to Category Theory 1 by Steven Roman | YouTube

Lecture one of six in an introductory set of lectures on category theory.<p>Take Away from the lecture: Morphisms are just as important as the objects …

Browser Bookmarklets for Post Kinds Plugin for WordPress

The Post Kinds Plugin<p>I’ve been using David Shanske’s excellent WordPress plugin Post Kinds, which is conveniently bundled into the IndieWeb Plugin, …

IndieWeb Collection

Over the past several years I’ve written a broad number of pieces about the IndieWeb. I find that many people are now actively searching for, …

I ❤️ Huffduffer

Create your own podcast: find links to audio files on the Web; huffduff the links (add them to your podcast); subscribe to podcasts of other found …

Happy Fornicalia

As we coast toward the nones of February whence we’ll commence the celebration of the Fornacalia, by all accounts an Ancient Roman religious festival …

Ancient Rome

👓 Even Burger King Is Roasting Ajit Pai Over Net Neutrality Repeal | Gizmodo

The only face that might be creepier than FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s stupid mug is the eternally frozen and smiling visage of the Burger King mascot. …

Net Neutrality

Lanyard has left the building

I hadn’t been paying attention and Lanyrd, yet another social site I used to use, has apparently gone under. Wish I’d had some notice to extract my …

Fragmentions for Better Highlighting and Direct References on the Web

Ages ago I added support on my website for fragmentions.<p>Wait… What is <i>that</i>?<p>Fragmentionis a portmanteau word made up of fragment and mention (or even …

👓 Investor Bill Miller commits $75 million to Johns Hopkins Philosophy Department | JHU Hub

Legendary investor William H. "Bill" Miller III has committed a record $75 million to the Johns Hopkins University Department of Philosophy to …

A Digital Food Diary on My Own Website

Food and Drink on my own website<p>I’ve been wanting to do it for a while, but I’ve finally started making eat and drink posts. The display isn’t …

Pocket 2017 Year in Review

According to Pocket, I’m still in their top 5% of their readers/users despite the fact that I cut <i>way</i> back on using it this past year in strong …

👓 Limits and Colimits, Part 1 (Introduction) | Math3ma

I'd like to embark on yet another mini-series here on the blog. The topic this time? Limits and colimits in category theory! But even if you're not …

📗 Read pages i-62 of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

 Started: Read pages i-62 (Introduction and Chapter 1) of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath & Dan Heath (Random …

📖 Read pages 89-142 of Just My Type by Simon Garfield

 Read pages 89-142 of Just My Type: A Book about Fonts by Simon Garfield<p>The flowery language continues apace almost as if this were a love letter to …

📖 Read pages i-52 of Just My Type by Simon Garfield

 Read pages i-52 of Just My Type: A Book about Fonts by Simon Garfield<p>Some interesting tidbits interspersed in a text written by someone who …

The Village at Christmas?

Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal …

An update to read posts for physical books

Inspired by gRegor Morrill’s IndieWebCamp Austin project, I went back and took a look at some of my read posts, and particularly for books.<p>For online …

👓 No one makes a living on Patreon | The Outline

Who is really benefiting from the crowdfunding site for artists?<p>This makes me want to find alternate and more direct means of donating money to …

I've deleted the Twitter app from my phone.

It’s not the bigger Twitter quit I’ve been debating for a while, but I’ve just taken the intermediate step of removing the Twitter app and its …

Alpha Release of Linkback Module for Drupal 8 with Webmention Support [8.x-1.0-alpha1]

We are proud to bring you the first alpha release of Linkback, an interesting suite of modules which can help integrate your website with the wider …

🎧 This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • November 26th – December 2nd, 2017

You can find all of my audio editions and subscribe with your favorite podcast app here: martymcgui.re/podcasts/indieweb/. Music from Aaron …

MATH X 451.43 Introduction to Algebraic Geometry: The Sequel | UCLA Extension

Algebraic geometry is the study, using algebraic tools, of geometric objects defined as the solution sets to systems of polynomial equations in …

🔖 Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism by Bhu Srinivasan

“A delightful tour through the businesses and industries that turned America into the biggest economy in the world. . . . An excellent …

👓 I'm on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality | LA Times

The FCC's plan to gut net neutrality deserves a heated response from the millions of Americans who work and create online every day.<p>Other than the …

Net Neutrality

👓 A GoFundMe Campaign Is Not Health Insurance | The Nib

My friend died $50 short. It doesn’t have to be that way.<p>This is just a heartbreaking cartoon. I hope everyone will read it in full.<p>This is one of …

Health Care