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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 …

Internet

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 …

Web Design

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 …

Archives

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 …

Music Production

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, …

Web Design

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 …

Web Design

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 …

Self-improvement

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 …

Metadata

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 …

Software Development

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 …

Social Media

Allowing arbitrary HTML in the Summary/Quote field in the Post Kinds Plugin

Reply contexts<p>One of my favorite parts of the Post Kinds plugin isn’t just that it provides me the flexibility to add a huge variety of post types to …

Web Development

IndieWeb Summit 2018 Recap

Last week was the 8th annual IndieWeb Summit held in Portland, Oregon. While IndieWeb Camps and Summits have traditionally been held on weekends …

Hackathons

Threaded conversations between WordPress and Twitter

I’ve written about threading comments from one WordPress website to another before. I’ve long suspected this type of thing could be done with …

Social Media

An Outline for Using Hypothesis for Owning your Annotations and Highlights

I was taken with Ian O’Byrne’s righteous excitement in his video the other day over the realization that he could potentially own his online …

Python Programming

Some thoughts on highlights and marginalia with examples

Earlier today I created a read post with some highlights and marginalia related to a post by Ian O’Bryne. In addition to posting it and the data for …

Peer Review

Creating a tag cloud directory for the Post Kinds Plugin on WordPress

Yesterday after discovering it on Xavier Roy’s site I was reminded that the Post Kinds Plugin is built on a custom taxonomy and, as a result, has the …

Web Design

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything by David Christian

<b>"I have long been a fan of David Christian. In Origin Story, he elegantly weaves evidence and insights from many scientific and historical</b> …

Big History

Chris Aldrich

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

Social Media

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

📺 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 …

Mathematics

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, …

Metadata

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 …

👓 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. …

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 …

Social Media