📺 “The Alienist” Silver Smile | Netflix

Watched "The Alienist" Silver Smile from Netflix
Directed by Jakob Verbruggen. With Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Brian Geraghty, Robert Wisdom. Use of the innovative new procedure of fingerprinting leads the team to discover crucial evidence is missing. Kreizler and Moore interview a witness to find out what happened to Moore at the brothel.

📺 January 31, 2019 – PBS NewsHour | PBS

Watched January 31, 2019 - PBS NewsHour from PBS
Thursday on the NewsHour, the Midwest endures a painful, hazardous cold as the polar vortex lingers, causing record-low temperatures and at least 15 deaths. Plus: The EU tries to foster trade with Iran, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks Donald Trump, new abortion politics, from the NFL to children’s literature, news deserts and a brief but spectacular take on language and storytelling.
Replied to a post by Jack JamiesonJack Jamieson (jackjamieson.net)
Thank you to @RyersonResearch and especially @joyceemsmith  for inviting me to talk about my research today.  I had a great time talking IndieWeb, and specifically, Bridgy.
I presented a study I’ve been working on about Bridgy, i...
This is awesome Jack! Thanks for the synopsis. I’m curious what the ensuing discussion was and what other questions may have come out of it, particularly as it may dovetail with efforts of others within the IndieWeb who are working on journalism-related topics?

👓 a post on Brid.gy and IndieWeb | Jack Jamieson

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Thank you to @RyersonResearch and especially @joyceemsmith  for inviting me to talk about my research today.  I had a great time talking IndieWeb, and specifically, Bridgy. Jan 30, 2019 Lunch and Learn at Ryerson Journalism Research Centre I presented a study I’ve been working on about Bridgy, i...

Reply to Jorge Toledo about what IndieWeb is about

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If it helps a bit, I’ve written a primer on IndieWeb basics which might be helpful.

Often I think it’s more illustrative to see what IndieWeb is by seeing what it can do. Greg and I are both publishing first on our own websites, and only then syndicating our replies to Twitter, where you’re seeing them. Then any responses to those posts are being fed back to our websites via the Webmention protocol with the help of Brid.gy in a process known as backfeed. The nice part is that he and I can have a website to website conversation (I’m on the WordPress CMS and he’s using WithKnown as his CMS of choice) without needing to use Facebook, Twitter, etc. as corporate intermediaries–typically unless we want to include others like you who aren’t using their own platforms yet.

To a great extent, we’re using simple web standards and open protocols so that our websites function like our own personal social media services without giving away all the control and the data to third parties. If you prefer, you can also think of IndieWeb as what the old blogosphere might have become if MySpace, Friendster, Facebook, Twitter, et al. hadn’t happened.

As another example of what IndieWeb related technology is about: I haven’t quite finished all the moving pieces yet, but my personal website is also federated in the sense that you can follow me @chrisaldrich@boffosocko.com on Mastodon or other parts of the Fediverse. (Don’t judge the output too harshly just yet, I’m still working on it, but it’s at least a reasonable proof of concept that many are also doing now. I also don’t have direct replies via Mastodon working just yet either…)

Please do let us know if you have other questions. We’re happy to help.


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👓 HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points | Rachel Andrew

Read HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points by Rachel AndrewRachel Andrew (The site of Rachel Andrew, writer, speaker and web developer)
Some thoughts on entry points to web development today, and my fears about the loss of something that has enabled so many people without a traditional computer science background to be here.

👓 < href > in SVG | Parallel Transport

Read <href> in SVG by Kartik PrabhuKartik Prabhu (kartikprabhu.com)
While creating an animated SVG logo for Indietech.rocks we ran into a strange problem where the SVG would display in some browsers and not in others. The issue is the different ways browsers handle XML — yes SVG is XML! So here is the problem and its solution.

🎞️ Lawless (2012) | The Weinstein Company

Watched Lawless (2012) from The Weinstein Company
Directed by John Hillcoat. With Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke. Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits.
Not as horrible a picture as I would have imagined given the late August release date it got. Certainly watchable and interesting.

📺 January 29, 2019 – PBS NewsHour | PBS

Watched January 29, 2019 - PBS NewsHour from PBS
Tuesday on the NewsHour, a polar vortex sends temperatures in the Midwest plunging. Plus: The intelligence community assesses the greatest threats to American national security, the debate over Brexit, Sen. Susan Collins on border security, military children with special needs, a new push for the ERA, the author of “Heart” answers reader questions and governors bridging the political divide.

📺 "The Big Bang Theory" The Consummation Deviation | CBS

Watched "The Big Bang Theory" The Consummation Deviation from CBS
Directed by Mark Cendrowski. With Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg. Sheldon tries to bond with Amy's father, but when Wolowitz lures Mr. Fowler away with magic tricks, Sheldon has no choice but to bond with Mrs. Fowler. Also, Koothrappali and Anu try to get physical for the first time.

📺 "The Big Bang Theory" The Confirmation Polarization | CBS

Watched "The Big Bang Theory" The Confirmation Polarization from CBS
Directed by Mark Cendrowski. With Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg. Sheldon and Amy are thrilled when their super asymmetry theory is proven by two physicists, until they try to kick Amy off the Nobel nomination. Bernadette gets one of her drugs approved and wants a reluctant Penny to head the sales team.