I’ve been using the Post Kinds plugin for a few years on this WordPress site. It allows you to easily style a specific type of posting (a like, bookmark, reply, rsvp, read, check-in etc), it automatically pulls in the relevant information form the posting you’re reacting to, and adds the right m...
Although I’ve found the post kinds plug-in amazingly useful I’ve wondered about the problem of moving away from it.
As I review old posts I do find some surprises in the way the display of posts has changed, having the post kinds “stuff” in the post would help I think. I’ve no idea how I could do that if I wanted to.
I really enjoyed your assessment of where you are currently at. I have wondered lately about my commitment to capturing my breadcrumbs lately and can really relate to your point about it being exhausting. I wonder if something like Roam is any less exhausting? I am left thinking that with so many of...
I do hope you do not get too exhausted. I find you breadcrumb trail useful and interesting. In some ways breadcrumbs are a more productive vein to mine that piles of full articles or loafs.
I am all in on this Chris, but I just can’t seem to get it to work. I created the bookmarklet, highlighted the name and clicked the bookmarklet, but there was no pop-up. I must admit, I do not use many bookmarklets, only Alan Levine’s really. I may therefore have to dig into this a bit further a...
I am glad you posted this. I like bookmarklets. I run one a bit like this via AppleScript on my mac. This has an advantage of letting me add a keyboard to send straight to the clipboard.
I am going to add the indieweb mark up to that using Chris’s script for reference. Like you I couldn’t get it working at first I had to mess around with he single and double quotes. This works for me:
Thank you Chris for the mention. The OERxDomains Conference definitely sounds like an exciting event. In regards to participating, I always feel a case of impostor syndrome.
To be honest, although I am in education and work with technology, my current role involves supporting schools with reportin...
I do not think you need to worry about imposter syndrome. I went along to OER 16 where I was allowed to do some podcasting I was made very welcome. The whole conference was really exciting. Although the majority of folk there were in higher ed I didn’t feel uncomfortable being a primary teacher. A repeated thread was that open meant many different things can could be taken many different ways. I think presenting about your blog and how it work for you would make a great session. I certainly have alway thought of it as an essential open educational resource.
I use the post kinds on this blog. I set different post kind for different types of post. One of the kinds I use is Read for books I’ve read. There is a section to site the books, author, link ect in the “Response Properties” section of the post editor. I use this for replies, bookmarks and other kinds but not for book. I am wondering how to have these show up without the empty quote and other empty brackets (). I can hid them with css but then they show in the rss feed and in micro.blog. I also use the read kind for some articles so want the cite section there.
I could change the 90 odd post to a different kind, but don’t want to go through them all one by one.
Eli Pariser reflects upon Walt Whitman's creation of Fort Greene Park in 1846 and suggests we need an online version of a shared public space. He suggests that there are three problems with the c
Isn’t this a great post Aaron, I’ve been re reading it over and over. I love how you link it to Greg’s @jgmac1106 domains from the library idea.
It is a tricky problem to get to a truly public space from our current private and commercial ones? I recall an idea that I think was talked about in Scotland about giving everyone a domain name when they were born linked to some sort of identifier. Something like that could be linked to different services at different times and deal with the fast pace changes in internet services.
There is an alternative to corporate bubbles online — it’s called the IndieWeb. Build your own personal websites, control your online presence, and learn on your own terms.
My current website is a constant work in progress but I have a lot of joy when I scroll through my archives. I am always excited to improve it and try new things, I can break it and fix it at my own pace and I don’t have a deadline on it. It is my safe space.
A couple of days ago I noticed the webmentions from bridgy had stopped coming in to this blog. It took me a while but I eventually noticed that the icons an links to syndicated posts were not showing up on my posts.
Turns out (I think) that when sempress got updated the space for these links moved to the entry-footer.php file in the theme, I had a entry-footer.php in my child theme. I’ve not had the time to figure out exactly what was going on but removing my child’s entry-footer.php file has sorted it in the meantime. I now need to figure out why I had put it there in the first place.
I am again reminded about the technical debt in using IndieWeb technologies on this blog without the full understanding of what is going on.