Chris Aldrich

Musings of a Modern Day Cyberneticist

@jafurtado is one of my long-time favorite aggregators on Twitter. He’s always got such great stuff. I do wonder though, what his process is. Is it manual? Automated? What tools (besides Hootsuite) is he using to find, read, filter, & post his content?

Sun, 30 Jun 2019 04:37:41 +0000

It’s been a while since I tweaked auto syndication from my website to Twitter. Let’s give it a try. #IndieWeb #POSSE

Sun, 30 Jun 2019 03:46:03 +0000

I was considering doing a follow post for Malcolm Blaney’s unicyclic IndieWeb Planet, then I realized that I’m already on it! Definitely an interesting experiment here. Nice that he includes an OPML file too.

Sun, 30 Jun 2019 03:27:47 +0000

I’ve slimmed down the list of the types of posts I’m syndicating to my micro.blog account. It’s now only notes, photos, listens, watches, favorites, bookmarks, articles, and quotes. Curious to see what a difference it does or doesn’t make.

Sun, 30 Jun 2019 03:17:57 +0000

This may be the first time I’ve heard this, though it’s possible that Kicks Condor or Bran Enslen has mentioned something along these lines: the year of the indieweb directory  ❧

Sun, 30 Jun 2019 03:09:26 +0000


Sun, 30 Jun 2019 02:20:24 +0000

hat tip: A post-#DemDebate2 thought: I too was a beneficiary of bussing. Except now I understand how damaging that framing is. Really, bussing allowed white schools to benefit from *me,* all for the low price of student budget dollars they were wasting anyway. — N. K. Jemisin (@nkjemisin) June 28, 2019

Sun, 30 Jun 2019 00:14:17 +0000

🔖 What is Complexity Science? | complexityexplained.github.io

Hat tip: What is Complexity Science? https://t.co/ksiMTcqS3u pic.twitter.com/4UmTgbvdoY — Alessandro Vespignani (@alexvespi) June 29, 2019

Sun, 30 Jun 2019 00:09:21 +0000

Definitely a contender for quote of the day.

Sat, 29 Jun 2019 17:39:21 +0000


Sat, 29 Jun 2019 17:29:20 +0000

The live stream for IndieWebSummit 2019 is now up on Twitch. We should be ready to go at 10:05 am (Pacific).  https://www.twitch.tv/indieweb

Sat, 29 Jun 2019 16:54:30 +0000

This must be why I saw Tim tweet this a few days ago: Looks like I’ll be experimenting in earnest with alternatives to cPanel this weekend. — timmmmyboy (@timmmmyboy) June 27, 2019

Sat, 29 Jun 2019 16:11:19 +0000

🔖 granary 2.0 documentation | Granary

Some amazing documentation.

Sat, 29 Jun 2019 16:08:07 +0000

Social Reading User Interface for Discovery

I read quite a bit of material online. I save “bookmarks” of all of it on my personal website, sometimes with some additional notes and sometimes even with more explicit annotations. One of the things I feel like I’m missing from my browser, browser extensions, and/or social feed reader is a social layer overlay that … Continue reading "Social Reading User Interface for Discovery"

Sat, 29 Jun 2019 15:49:12 +0000

I 💜 @macgenie and had the pleasure of sitting next to her @IndieWebSummit last year! Matthias Pfefferle (aka @pfefferle or same handle on m.b.) is one of my favorite IndieWeb resources and his German is far better than mine.   If you can give your micro.blog account an RSS, JSON, or other feed for your site, then … Continue reading ""

Sat, 29 Jun 2019 15:28:49 +0000

I’m under the weather in LA attending IndieWeb Summit remotely today. There’s some good documentation, but ping me if you need help getting into the chat, finding streaming video, or accessing resources. https://indieweb.org/2019 https://indieweb.org/IndieWebCamps/Attendance https://chat.indieweb.org/indieweb/

Sat, 29 Jun 2019 15:12:42 +0000

📺 June 27, 2019 – PBS NewsHour | PBS

Sat, 29 Jun 2019 06:35:30 +0000

Welcome to the gang! If it helps to have some company, I seem to recall Christophe Duchamp running a Mastodon instance for French-speaking IndieWeb users which he’s been documenting. I know there are a handful of us interested in better documenting some IndieWeb pathways for those who are less technical. For a while I’ve been … Continue reading ""

Sat, 29 Jun 2019 02:07:02 +0000

“It’s not a communication problem, it’s a cognitive bandwidth problem.”—César Hidalgo He’s definitely right about the second part, but it’s also a communication problem because most of political speech is nuanced toward the side of untruths and covering up facts and potential outcomes to represent the outcome the speaker wants. There’s also far too much … Continue reading ""

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 17:47:54 +0000

Here’s what I found in my fortune cookie: Photo made using PhotoFunia

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 17:26:02 +0000

While looking forward to IndieWeb Summit this weekend, I take a listen back at the past courtesy of the Ontario Extend and the Great 78 Project at the Internet Archive. If possible, click to play, otherwise your browser may be unable to play this audio file.

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 16:53:00 +0000

🎞 Ocean’s Eight (2018) | Warner Bros. | ★★★

Pretty solid, but missing some zing and more complicated plotting compared to the others. Rating:

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 06:05:11 +0000

📺 June 25, 2019 – PBS NewsHour | PBS

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 04:22:19 +0000

Another Hypothes.is test. This time let’s throw a via.hypothes.is-based link (which seems to be the only way to and shove it all in) into an iframe! What will be orphaned? What will be native? Will annotating the iframed version push the annotations back to the original, will they show up as orphaned, or will they … Continue reading ""

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 01:36:24 +0000

👓 How To Make Your WordPress Admin Columns Sortable | Rachel Cherry

I know that David Shanske has some work like this on his roadmaps for some of the IndieWeb plugin back ends, so I’m tagging him in the offhand chance that he can swipe some code and borrow the examples.

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:31:35 +0000

👓 Why a Government Lawyer Argued Against Giving Immigrant Kids Toothbrushes | The Atlantic

We certainly have a lot of things we need to fix in this country, but knowing a bit of the history of how we got here may also help to fix the problem. 

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:27:14 +0000

👓 What can Schrödinger’s cat say about 3D printers on Mars? | Aeon | Aeon Essays

A nice little essay in my area, but I’m not sure there’s anything new in it for me. It is nice that they’re trying to break some of the problem down into smaller components before building it back up into something else. Reframing things can always be helpful. Here, in particular, they’re reframing the definitions … Continue reading "👓 What can Schrödinger’s cat say about 3D printers on Mars? | Aeon | Aeon Essays"

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:20:23 +0000

👓 Call Off the Search | Kevin Marks

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:05:29 +0000

👓 Reply Targets | Chris Burnell

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:02:22 +0000

👓 How Facebook and Twitter Help Amplify Fringe Websites | Anti-Defamation League

I’ll note here that I’ve noticed that sites like Gab have been working at transitioning into projects like Mastodon as a means of getting around roadblocks related to getting their mobile apps into marketplaces like the Apple and Google app stores. We need far more tools to help individuals to control the crap that they … Continue reading "👓 How Facebook and Twitter Help Amplify Fringe Websites | Anti-Defamation League"

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:58:23 +0000

👓 Bridgy stats update: Updated through mid June 2019 | snarfed.org

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 03:19:09 +0000

👓 About Us | Open Market Institute

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 03:00:14 +0000

👓 Bob’s Big Boy | Wikipedia

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 02:52:33 +0000

Domains, power, the commons, credit, SEO, and some code implications

How to provide better credit on the web using the standard rel=“canonical” by looking at an example from the Open Learner Patchbook A couple of weeks back, I noticed and began following Cassie Nooyen when I became aware of her at the Domains 2019 conference which I followed fairly closely online. She was a presenter … Continue reading "Domains, power, the commons, credit, SEO, and some code implications"

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 21:38:26 +0000

An annotation example for Hypothes.is using
markup to maintain annotations on quoted passages

A test of some highlighting functionality with respect to rel-canonical mark up. I’m going to blockquote a passage of an original elsewhere on the web with a Hypothes.is annotation/highlight on it to see if the annotation will properly transclude it. I’m using the following general markup to make this happen: <blockquote><link rel="canonical" href="https://www.example.com/annotated_URL"> Text of … Continue reading "An annotation example for Hypothes.is using <blockquote> markup to maintain annotations on quoted passages"

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 21:27:33 +0000

👓 Don’t just Google it! First, let’s talk! | Jon Udell

I love the idea of this… It’s very similar to helping to teach young children how to attack and solve problems in mathematics rather than simply saying follow this algorithm.

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:55:07 +0000

👓 The Woodard projection | Jon Udell

I love the concept of this thesis! Ordering a copy of the book for myself. I’ve lived in Greater Appalachia, The Deep South, Yankeedom, The Midlands, and the Left Coast and I’ve always unconsciously known many of these borders within culture. It’s often been difficult to describe the subtle cultural shifts and divides between many … Continue reading "👓 The Woodard projection | Jon Udell"

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:50:06 +0000

You’ve gotten soooo close, but missed by just a hair. You’ve described the process properly, but in the link at the top of your site, you’ve written: <a href="https://indieweb.xyz/en/indiewebpoetry” class=">/en/indiewebpoetry</a> instead of <a href="https://indieweb.xyz/en/indiewebpoetry” class="u-syndication">/en/indiewebpoetry</a>. I think the other small portion you’re missing is that Indieweb.xyz works using the Webmention protocol. It doesn’t appear to … Continue reading ""

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:42:53 +0000

👓 What Having a Domain for a Year Has Taught Me | Cassie Nooyen

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:09:51 +0000

👓 Testing Out IndieWeb With Poetry | Daily Connector

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:09:43 +0000

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