Words I wrote in 2020

#2020 #writing #blogging #publishing #words #sharing #indieweb

Week Notes 20#52

I couldn't sleep so got up for a drink and did a little more work on the non-WordPress version of the.

It's still intrinsically linked to WordPress because it currently just retrieves the post sections from the database that are created within the main site but, ultimately, I'd like to make it a fully self-contained system.

I'll need to sort out some kind of functionality for logging in and will need to rethink posting and how sections are stored. What will be a little more problematic is working out commenting should I decide to include it.

I would also lose webmentions because my coding skills really don't extend as far as rolling my own solution for that. This, in turn, means that I would lose the current "related posts" feature.

I'm not entirely sure where I'm going with all of this, or what compromises I'm willing to make, but it would be nice to be able to say I use my own blogging engine.

I’ve released version 0.0.3 of mf2 to iCalendar, a library to convert h-event microformats into iCalendar.

It no longer throws an Exception if no h-event microformats are found. Instead it will generate a minimal, “empty” iCalendar. I had run into an instance where an upcoming events page was empty and the URL for the iCalendar was returning the Exception message.

I also changed the default domain to example.com, did some minor code cleanup, and renamed the git master branch to main.


#indieweb #microformats

Week Notes 20#51

A Known update

A slightly messy visit to the decentralized web

#decentralized-web #web #DWeb #Beaker #Agregore #IPFS #Namecoin #DAT #hyper

Simon Collison | This used to be our playground

Tending this website keeps me sane. I think of it as a digital garden, a kind of sanctuary. … And if my site is a kind of garden, then I see myself as both gardener and architect, in so much as I make plans and prepare the ground, then sow things that grow in all directions. Some things die, but others thrive, and that’s how my garden grows. And I tend it for me; visitors are a bonus.

A thoughtful and impassioned plea from Colly for more personal publishing:

I know that social media deprived the personal site of oxygen, but you are not your Twitter profile, nor are you your LinkedIn profile. You are not your Medium page. You are not your tiny presence on the company’s About page. If you are, then you look just like everyone else, and that’s not you at all. Right?

#indieweb #personal #publishing #websites #design #expression #writing #sharing #web #history #creativity

Micropublish: IndieAuth updates and supported properties feature

#micropublish #indieauth #indieweb

Week Notes 20#50

Make it Personal | CSS-Tricks

On your personal website, you own your work. You decide what and when to publish. You decide when to delete things. You are in control. Your work, your rules, your freedom.

#personal #publishing #indieweb #independent #sharing
🔖 Bookmarked Personal Data Warehouses: Reclaiming Your Data https://simonwillison.net/2020/Nov/14/personal-data-warehouses/
#indieweb #ownyourdata #datasette #dogsheep

Grow the IndieWeb with Webmentions | Amber Wilson

Amber describes how she implemented webmentions on her (static) site. More important, she describes why!

#webmentions #indieweb #personal #independent #publishing #eleventy #ssg #static #sharing #community

Creating a Personal IndieAuth Server

Announcing the release of my personal IndieAuth server, and what I've spent my time on.
#www.jvt.me #indieauth.jvt.me #indieauth

Week Notes 20#49

Garden of Remembrance

IndieAuth Spec Updates 2020

This year, the IndieWeb community has been making progress on iterating and evolving the IndieAuth protocol. IndieAuth is an extension of OAuth 2.0 that enables it to work with personal websites and in a decentralized environment.
#indieauth #indieweb #oauth

My website is a shifting house next to a river of knowledge. What could yours be?

My favorite aspect of websites is their duality: they’re both subject and object at once. In other words, a website creator becomes both author and architect simultaneously. There are endless possibilities as to what a website could be. What kind of room is a website? Or is a website more like a house? A boat? A cloud? A garden? A puddle? Whatever it is, there’s potential for a self-reflexive feedback loop: when you put energy into a website, in turn the website helps form your own identity.

#indieweb #websites #personal #publishing #metaphor #creativity
Always nice to see a new webmention implementation