I have been working for years.
on a four-line poem.
about the life of a leaf;
I think it might come out right this winter
We borrow space and create gentle disturbances for a few days,
I have an unreasonable desire to keep everything on our own site so this goes against the grain
Given that my old school website has disappeared into the archive and Wikispaces just disappeared, not so unreasonable. I was having indieweb notions 12 years ago. Another reason I like my on this day page.
When I write for Waxy.org, I write directly in WordPress’s new Gutenberg editor, which is now on par with Medium as a best-of-class writing environment for the web. (And unlike Medium, I own my work.)
Facebook does not technically sell your data, for instance. Nor does Google. They sell the power to influence you.
Holly has tried to make changes to reduce her carbon footprint and insisted the Guardian did not send a photographer to drive two hours from Glasgow
from: ‘I feel very angry’: the 13-year-old on school strike for climate action following in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg
I realised that what I had been doing was adding to a dataset for training the machine-learning software that guides self-driving cars – probably those designed and operated by Waymo, the autonomous vehicle project owned by Alphabet Inc (which also happens to own Google).
…the wood amongst the trees…..
By deconstructing images into random regular elements it enables us to see the wood amongst the trees, the hidden details we may have missed, the texture of the paint, the stories within stories, the sub plots.
Theo is using a ds106 toy I made a while back. I don’t think I’d really though much about the use of cubomaina images.
Cubomania Gif! makes still jpgs too. I just changed it a little to keep the still images fullsized but resizing gifs to a more sensible 400 pixels wide.
The images in Theo’s post are a lot more illustrative of his ideas that the one here.
Reading: Getting there | Jeremy Cherfas
Although I am really enjoying exploring the indieweb, this point about reliance is always on my mind. I am relying on so many technologies to be able to do this and we can alway fall back on the evil mega-corporations.
It might be because I am in a micro.blog bubble at the moment but it does seem that the indieweb stuff is getting slicker and easier to use. When I switched to sempress with a wing and a prayer it felt like an act of faith. It is beginning to feel like a great choice.