Chris Aldrich

Hello! I’m Chris. I use this website as my primary hub for online identity and communication. It’s also my online commonplace book.

Below, you’ll find a variety of media types I publish. You’ll also see lists of categories I frequently publish to including IndieWeb, mathematics, information theory, biology, history, economics, humanities, note taking & related topics. If you’re interested in more niche sub-topics, I have a list of tags available for searching and following as well.

As a member of the IndieWeb movement/community, I follow many of their principles including owning all of my own data by publishing it on my own website. When I participate on most social media sites, I generally post here first and syndicate/cross-post duplicates out to them (POSSE). In some cases, I may post to social services first and then immediately syndicate copies of that content to my own website (PESOS). This site supports the receipt of Webmention notifications and, when possible, will show replies from other websites. If you @mention me on Twitter or link to my posts there, I should receive notifications here and can show those replies as comments on my posts.

You’re welcome to subscribe to or follow my content in any manner or on any platform you prefer. However, keep in mind that the canonical copies live on this site and are the most complete. You’d have to follow me on a plethora of sites to be able to follow even a small portion of my online content output, and even then you’ll find that this is the only site with complete copies of all of it.

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  1. Kevin Marks says:

    These are the arguments we made for 3D Atlas back in 1993

    Syndicated copies:

  2. jacky says:

    one of my personal/private itches is to have a events platform like meetup but also kinda like facebook events

  3. Melody Hobbs says:

    Back on May 29th of 2020 on a wordpress account, you made a post about repairing your Grandmother’s music box that plays the tune “Vo Luzern uf Weggis zue”. I have a small Swiss chalet style music box that plays the same tune. (Or it would if it were working, which it does not) There is a link on your post that plays the song, but it is not working. If it’s not too much trouble, could you send me a copy of that file? I can find links to recordings of the song as an instrumental, but I would love to hear what the “House Music” sounds like as a wind up music box. Thank you for your time.

    1. Chris Aldrich says:

      Melody, I’m sorry to hear you had problems playing the audio. I’ve tweaked the original and it should work. You should be able to use that primary interface to download the original or you can stream the original file from in most browsers.

  4. Joshua Liu says:

    Beautiful site. Found it browsing the Indieweb Ring.

    1. Chris Aldrich says:

      Thanks! Yours isn’t too bad either. I particularly like your collection of 88×31 buttons on your blogroll page.

      1. Joshua Liu says:

        Thanks, I actually use that webpage as my ‘bookmarks page’ when I go to use Library computers. Instead of having to import bookmarks from a browser — all the links to the stuff I want to read or reference are already on a webpage that I can visit.

        I also use my blogroll for browsing the news as there are only a few publications that I want to read. WSJ, NYT, The Atlantic, Foreign affairs — all of these publications have higher editorial standards and better columnists than NBC or CNN that comes up when I google news. I don’t like getting news from feeds that are out of my control.

        Most of the 88×31 buttons are edited screenshots of logos/titles of sites. Added some shading to some of them to look 3d.

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