Somewhat late, but is this link of use: A Personal Cyberinfrastructure
I am not sure I really grok this, but it sounds like a great idea.
Thanks for sharing this Aaron, I found it to be a carefully thought out piece. The idea of Art being a toy rather than a tool was a great hook. Looking forward to reading one of his books now.
I huffduffed the audio from here. About the boys: Tim Winton on how toxic masculinity is shackling men to misogyny
I’ve been thinking about your glitch about css for a while and took a mo yesterday to
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Hi Greg, both Arron:
Have let David know about a couple of problems we are having. This post being an example!
I wonder if the problem is part of the solution? As I slowly explore the IndieWeb ideas and tools I find that quite a few don’t do exactly what I want. So I slow down. Think. Tweak. Often delete a draft.
For example, I am starting to understand Indigenous, I’ve Micropub posts set to be drafts. I don’t like the way my theme presents these posts. I remove the auto generated excerpt, tweak the title and perhaps the quote. This helps me think the post through. It becomes a little less knee-jerk.
I’ve a long way to go. I get distracted, meander, I click and like, but I think the IndieWeb is making me a happier blogger.
i think it is a better way. I am trying to do that here. My main RSS feed doesn’t have status formatted post. Only post categorised micro go to microblog (I think I’ll change to just using categories soon). The category for this post ‘reactions’ doesn’t go anywhere, unless I forget to take off publicise to google or post to Twitter via The friction should help with the intentionality.
It gets complicated as replies through micro.blog don’t, as yet, get posted here and replies here don’t point, AFAIK, at a particular micro.blog post.
Glad to see this. There has a been consistent drift to twitter & other social for comments. I think this is a pity for several reasons.
I am responding to this with a webmention, which it looks like you have adopted. I’d hope that the quality of comments received via webmention might be better given that the comments will be published on the commenter’s own site. These might be less knee-jerk or throwaway than a tweet or toot?
There are still a few wrinkles to be ironed out of webmentions but I have high hopes that they will be more widly adopted and be a good thing.
I’ve had my own struggles with getting IndieWeb working here too. I’ve a fair bit I still need to sort out.
I wish I had a bit more time to play/work with this stuff, I don’t think I’d fix any problems but I might get things here working more to my liking.
I do think that WordPress is the best chance of getting the IndieWeb working for the rest of us. The other approaches seem to technically daunting for me.
On getting webmentions to work I found the WP Crontrol plugin useful. It lets you see the webmentions queueing up and you can run them manually. That might be worth a punt.
Anyway, good luck and I’ll be very interested to see what you come up with.
I am sure I’ve read/heard @manton stating the same thing, he is in favour of other micro.blog like communities.
I’ve been a member of a few educational communities and projects built round aggregations of blogs. I’ve even set up one or two wee ones.
There folk need to go out from the central hub to individual sites to join the conversation. If, and it is a big if at the moment, all the sites had webmentions enabled I am sure it would be possible to reply straight on the hub, but the reply would be sent to the original post.
This would need a bit of work on the hub, it would incorporate something like quill as a method of replying. Perhaps it would be simple to do with FeedWordPress just adding a link to pop the quill editor up… But the harder part if for community members.
For most people installing and configuring the themes and plugins needed for WordPress is a bit of a barrier. Setting up another system would be too I think.
In the future, when hubs like micro.blog abound, I’ll be able to be part of many communities using this site, categories or an other taxonomy will direct posts to one or more hubs when needed.