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This sounds crazy, but I can easily imagine it in many parts of the country where people are simply just too busy to care for the “downticket” races.

The post https://boffosocko.com/2020/09/26/a-time-of-self-reflection-aria-4-cheshire-county-sheriff/ first appeared on Chris Aldrich.

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 21:49:27 +0000


Soon after I finally took the leap and signed up for a mico.blog to explore that platform. ❧ Be sure to check out how you can post your content to your own website and syndicate your material into micro.blog (maybe via RSS or using plugins). If your site uses the Webmention and Semantic Linkbacks plugins, then … Continue reading

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Sat, 26 Sep 2020 16:30:47 +0000


Did you present at #HeyPresstoConf20 yesterday? You can use @ThreadReaderApp to quickly cross-post your entire presentation to your WordPress site with Micropub and a powerful plugin. ThreadReaderApp now has beta support for the Micropub Spec so you can publish Twitter threads directly to your blog

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Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:12:56 +0000


I need to go back and revise it a bit, but I built a bit of UI for doing just this with Webmention: https://boffosocko.com/2017/12/24/adding-simple-twitter-response-buttons-to-wordpress-posts/ The other piece requires being able to thread conversations. Details for that here: https://boffosocko.com/2018/07/02/threaded-conversations-between-wordpress-and-twitter/

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Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:00:52 +0000


Apparently the evacuation warning has been lifted for Altadena. Hooray! We can sleep easy tonight. (And unpack the suitcases in the morning…)

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Fri, 25 Sep 2020 05:50:44 +0000


“Title” idea from a friend for my next batch of business cards: Chris Aldrich, vaguely famous

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Definitely a useful phrase in Welsh that one would want to know early in their studies:  Dw i’n hoffi cwrw a siocled.

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Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:29:43 +0000


Fifteen: A Call to Action—Start your Own Digital Commonplace Book Today Start your own digital commonplace today! There are some platforms mentioned above, but none of them have the flexibility and adaptability that WordPress provides. I’d love to see how others are doing this and what it allows them to create. #HeyPresstoConf20 Thanks for coming … Continue reading

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:20:10 +0000


Fourteen: Networked collection and curation  No longer does a thinker have to collect and curate their own material, they can allow others to help them grow and curate it too! #HeyPresstoConf20

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:19:07 +0000


Thirteen: Backfeeding ideas with Brid.gy Let’s say I syndicate a thought to Twitter. I can use Bri.gy to backfeed ideas and interactions with my Tweet back to my original in my digital notebook (where it’s most useful).  This helps outside ideas filter into and interact with my own ideas. #HeyPresstoConf20 You knew ideas can have … Continue reading

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:18:03 +0000


Twelve: Webmention for backlinks For my backlinks I’m relying on the W3C recommendation Webmention spec which I’m implementing with the WordPress Webmention plugin. This allows me to cross link my own posts to look like “comments” or “replies”, but it allows others to ping me and interact with my public posts and their syndicated copies. … Continue reading

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:17:06 +0000


Eleven: Bi-directional links or backlinks The internet allows multi-directional linking of thoughts and ideas. Backlinks are the new cause célèbre in the broader learning space that uses the names wiki (a communal shared commonplace), digital gardens (personal wikis), and online notebooks & productivity tools like Zettelkasten and products like Notion, Roam Research, Obsidian, Evernote. These … Continue reading

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:16:00 +0000


Ten: A not-so “Hypothetical” Example I use all the data I capture online using Hypothes.is to port my annotations, highlights, and notes I make online into my commonplace book. #HeyPresstoConf20 More details and a video example: Hypothes.is annotations to WordPress via RSS 

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:14:49 +0000


Nine: Micropub for collecting data The Micropub plugin helps me by creating an endpoint on my site for quickly and easily capturing lots of data. IFTTT, Zapier, Integromat, n8n can all help to aggregate this data too. #HeyPresstoConf20 Here are some more in-depth details about how I use some of these tools and recipes/walk-throughs so … Continue reading

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:13:55 +0000


Eight: Data types and Structure There’s lots of data I want in my commonplace: likes, bookmarks, things I read, annotations, notes, quotes, watches, listens, etc.  I implement them with Post Kinds Plugin to provide both structure, presentation, and context to most of my notes. #HeyPresstoConf20 Each post can have its own category and tags for … Continue reading

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:12:50 +0000


Seven: Enter WordPress Why not aggregate all of the data to one central location on a website? This is what I’m doing with my own personal website using WordPress to make my digital commonplace book. #HeyPresstoConf20

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:11:50 +0000


Six: Social Media? Social media provides a bit of a simulacrum of the sort of networked thinking we might like to have, but you need to have dozens of accounts for different pieces of knowledge and collection and have followerships in all for interaction. Here we’re missing the idea of centralization. #HeyPresstoConf20 It’s also painfully … Continue reading

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:10:44 +0000


Five: The Memex This is just what Vannevar Bush suggests in his famous article As We May Think in the July 1945 issue of The Atlantic. Here he posits the Memex, and opens up the idea of networked information. #HeyPresstoConf20 The internet itself could be though of as a massive living and ever-growing commonplace book … Continue reading

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:09:45 +0000


Four: Networked Thinking Handwritten commonplaces could be a person’s own version of “networked thinking” and mode of creation. So why not take the additional step further and have a digital online commonplace? #HeyPresstoConf20 The ability to tag, hyperlink, and search sites adds to their general usability in a way that traditional handwritten commonplace books lacked.

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:08:38 +0000


Tattered looking paper notebook from 1600's

Three: History & Examples Commonplace books (or commonplaces) are a way to compile knowledge, usually by writing information into books. They have been kept from antiquity, and were kept particularly during the Renaissance and in the nineteenth century. #HeyPresstoConf20 The following all had/kept commonplaces: Charles Darwin Francis Bacon Ben Jonson John Milton Mrs Anna Anderson … Continue reading

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:07:29 +0000


Two: Definition Commonplaces are essentially scrapbooks filled with items of every kind: recipes, quotes, letters, poems, tables of weights and measures, proverbs, prayers, legal formulas. Commonplaces are used by readers, writers, students, and scholars as an aide-mémoire for remembering useful concepts or facts. #HeyPresstoConf20 Each one is unique to its creator’s particular interests but they … Continue reading

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:06:26 +0000


One: Introduction Good morning #HeyPresstoConf20!  I’ll briefly show how I use my WordPress website as an evolution of the Renaissance era commonplace book. This now often goes by the other names wiki, digital garden, second brain, or zettelkasten. A personal website is more than a “blog.” Rather than spread my digital identity & data across … Continue reading

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:05:22 +0000


Finishing off yesterday’s batch

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:46:59 +0000


Who else still has a “blogroll” on their website? Bonus points if you’ve got an OPML file.

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 01:22:16 +0000


Just musing a bit: I can create an IFTTT recipe to create a webhook to target a Micropub endpoint on my website, but it would be cooler if I could directly add a recipe to target the Micropub endpoint directly. I want IFTTT: the micropub client. cc: Zapier, Integromat, n8n

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020 23:06:06 +0000


Small square logo for the podcast Our Daily Bread with the title superimposed over a hand drawing of a floating loaf of rustic bread being made by two disembodied hands.

I obviously don’t post favorites on my website very often, but occasionally I’m reminded of small things in life that I really love. Jeremy‘s depth of research, effort, and love of the subject really shines here. Definitely worth multiple listens as you have the time to savor it…

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020 21:05:55 +0000


A few short notes from the September 2020 Domain of One’s Own Meetup

Chris Aldrich: The zoom room is open. We’ll be starting the Domain of One’s Own meetup in a moment. https://events.indieweb.org/2020/09/domain-of-one-s-own-meetup-september-2020–908ut7UmA2T3 @DavidDLaCroix @Cambridgeport90 @bixtra @tElizaRose @EduBabble @MorrisPelzel @jimgroom @willtmonroe @macgenie @KatieHartraft @poritzj @amanda_went_oer Thanks to the #IndieWeb community for helping to host our infrastructure for the meetup today. https://indieweb.org/ The notes for today’s meeting can be … Continue reading A few short notes from the September 2020 Domain of One’s Own Meetup

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:11:17 +0000


Reminder: We’re hosting A Domain of One’s Own Meetup: “Domains and the Cloud” in about 2 hours. Hope you’ll join us.  Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern / 9:00 AM Pacific https://events.indieweb.org/2020/09/domain-of-one-s-own-meetup-september-2020–908ut7UmA2T3

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:05:45 +0000


I send Webmentions for reads and listens to notify authors, but I’m waiting for reading/podcast apps that will allow me to authenticate and make read/listen posts via micropub automatically, or versions that will send even generic notifications via webmention. The nice part is that this sort of model allows the user to collect this data … Continue reading

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Mon, 21 Sep 2020 19:57:51 +0000


Apparently she’s recently become a contributing writer. This may explain a portion of her broader by-line/bio now.

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I don’t think I have much there but I should look at export soon.

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Sun, 20 Sep 2020 17:55:53 +0000


Not necessarily a permanent solution for all platforms and microsyntaxes depending on the number of syndicated copies, but potentially a clever stopgap for those who may need it.  One can use a zero-width space (using something like ​in their HTML) between the @ and a twitter user name on the original post and the syndicated … Continue reading

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Sun, 20 Sep 2020 17:10:42 +0000


This didn’t work as expected on my mobile phone (no image or tooltip).  It could be an interesting way to effect sparklines for people on one’s site as well as to do person-tags. It’s nice not to need to store the data on one’s own website, but it also means thinking about degradation of links … Continue reading

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