Replied to bookmark Site.js by Aaron Davis

Small Technology Foundation has created a simple library for setting up your own site quickly and easily on the web. This is discussed further in a presentation by Aral Balkan at Creative Mornings Istanbul on 26 June, 2020.

I spend a couple of hours last night trying to set up Site.js on a Raspberry pi, I got it working locally, but fell at the https cert and I think my firewall.

Looks fascinating as does Small Technology Foundation Personal Web Prototype-01: a mobile personal web server which is a portable server you can carry about in your pocket. Put together from a pi and some bits I wish I could afford to buy the bits for that. Reminds me a wee bit of the piratebox.

Replied to Poll: Has The Meaning Of The Word “Blog” Changed? by Aaron DavisAaron Davis

I wonder if the idea of what constitutes blogging is different for different people in different points in time? I wonder if it is as simple as talking about ‘posts’ and ‘blogs’? Or maybe what I doing here with post kinds is even blogging at all?

See also podcast and episode.

I think blogging is a good description of what you are doing Aaron. Since I installed Alan’s Posted Today plugin I’ve been re visiting a lot of ancient posts here. Lots of my early blogging consisted of notes, bookmarks, replies and likes. Just not formerly organised into kinds.

I voted for Posts.

Liked I miss the conversations that used to happen on blogs by Aaron DavisAaron Davis

One of the things that I have found useful is recording comments on my own site. For sites that use Webmentions, comments are automagically notified, however for others – like your own – I copy and paste the content. These reply posts add another dot to join together, to link to and build upon.

Bookmarked What If Web – My #pcPopUp2020 Presentation by Aaron DavisAaron Davis

In A More Beautiful Question, Warren Berger talks about the power and potential of different types of questions. One type that stands out is the simple strategy of asking ‘What If?’ Here then are my thoughts on what if the web were different? #pcPopUp2020
What if people had some sort of ownershi…

#pcPopUp2020 was one of the many online things I’d normally have paid attention to that I’ve missed. Aaron is using the Thread Reader App Micropub publisher which looks interesting too.

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“@johnjohnston @IaninSheffield @Sfm36 @Miss_Anderson @athole @StephenReidEdu @IanStuart66 @claganach I am a POSSE kinda guy to be honest John. I will often carve a response on my site and then either send it via SNAP or copy it and then manually add the syndication link. Documented much of my workflow here https://t.co/8pmpBCxrPD”

POSSE is best, but I sometimes knee jerk or fire a quick tweet & then think that would be best on my site. I am also lazy & inconsistent. Some real gold in Managing Content Through Canonical Links, thanks

Quoted Wikis by john john (John's World Wide Wall Display)

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.

Replied to Self-hosting TiddlyWiki with GitHub Pages by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich

The fact that an empty TiddlyWiki file is named index.html gave me my answer: set up a GitHub Pages-based website and simply connect it to my domain!

However, as simple as this pathway may seem to some, I thought I’d briefly document the process I took so others can do the same for themselves.

Hi Chris,

This worked very well for me, I already had some git hub pages so just added another directory https://git.johnj.info/tiddly/

Took a few goes to get the settings to stick but I got there. I also found if I had two browsers open saving failed. Get the odd save error, but it seems to sort itself out in the end.

Not sure what I am going to do with this as I’ve a couple of other Tiddlywikis, but it is fun to play with.

Replied to If only schools just provided students with by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry

If only schools just provided students with a website early on and they were used to documenting their learning from their own domain. I am hoping this build up a recognition to teach digital infrastructure #edtechchat

That was one of my main hopes for Glow Blogs. I don’t think it has happend in many places. It is a hard ask for educators to support something that might be beyond their experience. With younger children it is challenging  but rewarding.