Liked One More Reason #ChatGPT Seems Like a Sweetheart by Maha BaliMaha Bali (blog.mahabali.me)

This ChatGPT thing, quite apart from all the other AI writing tools, is disturbingly addictive and… likeable? I had tried before with you.com/chat to make it say mean and biased things, but it wouldn’t. And this surprised me because if it trained on internet data, the internet is full of stuff like that, right? So…

An interesting experience with chatGPT.

Who trained you to be so sensitive and polite and politically correct?

I couldn’t be angry with it, because it was such a sweetheart about not giving me what I wanted.

Liked a tweet by Matt Mullenweg (Twitter)

Can we all agree that giant per-post image headers look terrible on most blogs? It’s been a curse of default WP themes past few years, too. We need it to be easier to have posts without image headers and even without titles.

Mostly, sometime the image is the thing, it is carefully created or curated. I do dislike them more on web pages I’ve gone to to look for information.

Liked Re-launched instagram-atom by Ryan BarrettRyan Barrett (snarfed.org)
Re-launched instagram-atom, my side project that lets you read your Instagram feed in any feed reader, with new browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox. Feel free to try it out, feedback is welcome!

I’ve not posted to Instagram for over a year. I don’t miss the adverts or bonkers timeline. I do miss photos from family & folks I don’t see elsewhere online. This sorts that out via my RSS reader.

Liked Making the IndieWeb more approachable by Tracy DurnellTracy Durnell (tracydurnell.com)
Replied to IndieWebCamp Popup: How to Make the IndieWeb More Approachable (events.indieweb.org) The IndieWeb community welcomes anyone who is interested in expressing themselves on a personal website, regardless of technical experience. In this meetup, we will be asking the question “how can we ma...

The IndieWeb is build on the kindness and enthusiasm of many clever folk doing tricky things. Simple it is not. I imagine this chimes with none technical or time poor folk. It does with me. There is a mention of micro.blog as the smoothest path to indieWeb happiness.

Liked Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath@mstdn.social) (Mastodon)
I hate to say this because I adore my fellow tweeps, but some of the least effective content on here right now are auto-posted tweets. 
They’re visually off-putting, and the content sometimes doesn’t translate well for this environment. 
If you’re going to cross-post to Twitter and Mastodon, perhaps consider doing so manually and adjusting accordingly. 
(Said with love :twitter:)

I POSSE and cross post a fair bit, but I often just do it manually. Helps with both formatting & alt-text on images. But this like I am relying on brid.gy. It works well for Twitter, so this is a mastodon test.

Liked Dear Elon Musk by Manton ReeceManton Reece (manton.org)
We’re on the eve of the Elon Musk / Twitter deal closing. In his Dear Twitter Advertisers letter, Elon writes: The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy mann...

The common digital “square” should be the entire web, with a diverse set of platforms. There should be common APIs but many communities with their own rules, goals, and business models. Concentrating too much power in only a couple social media companies is what created the mess we’re in. The way out is more platforms, free to make the best decisions for their users knowing that there are options to leave and less lock-in for developers.

Manton always seems to hit the nail on the head.

Liked Handy CSS for WP Presentation Privacy by Tom Woodward (bionicteaching.com)
The following bit of CSS takes care of the blurring of content in the WordPress Multisite admin users view.

This is really useful looking. I spend a lot of time taking screenshots of Glow Blogs. Blurring usernames while leaving useful information is a pain.

Liked WordPress+IndieWeb as the OS of the Open Social Web by Ton Zijlstra (zylstra.org)
I presented during the 2022 Netherlands WordCamp edition in Arnhem on turning all WordPress sites into fully IndieWeb enabled sites. Meaning turning well over a third of the web into the open social web. Outside all the silos. The slides are available in my self-hosted Slideshare replacement for emb...

WordPress wants to be the Operating System for the Web. That OS is missing social features, and it’s not a big leap to add them with existing web protocols. No website owner would have to be a coder, be it home cooking style or professional, to use those social features and create conversations. It would just be there.

WordPress+IndieWeb as the OS of the Open Social Web – Interdependent Thoughts

Just great. Could quote every slide.