Listened to Micro Monday 78: Amanda Rush, aka @arush by Jean MacDonald from

This week’s guest, Amanda Rush is a web developer and accessibility practitioner who loves to cook and read. She also loves the IndieWeb movement and Of her own blog, she says:

I want to own all my content and have control over it, and to that end I am constantly updating this site so that it contains as much of my data as possible from any silo I may have an account on. I decided to start doing this when I finally got tired of all the curated timeline nonsense and the social media design element that encourages us to be horrible to each other online for clicks.

We talk about what drew her to IndieWeb practices (spoiler alert: webmentions), and what she recommends to folks without tech experience who want to try out the Indieweb (another spoiler alert:


Great to hear my friend Amanda representing!

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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  1. Podcast done right:
    * An intro that incentivizes you into listening to the podcast: – via @chrisaldrich
    * A plain HTML5 audio player (I can't seem to use its controls with my keyboard though, I'll have to investigate)

    * Right-clicking it gives me a way to download a clean MP3 file
    * Direct link to a transcript.

    #accessibility <3

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  2. Chris Aldrich says:

    Thanks Stéphane. I try to do the simplest HTML I can get away with. Curious which browser you’re using if you can’t control the player?

    Interestingly, it’s not my podcast, but part of my faux-cast of things I’ve listened to.

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    1. @chrisaldrich I tested a bit more (I’m not blind or keyboard-only, so I was a bit quick to test for lack of time).I can play/pause, fast forward/back with my keyboard on Firefox natively.I expected to be able to cycle through the controls (hence my initial remark), so was surprised to have to tab into → interact with space bar, left/right arrows → tab out.It works pretty well, the only thing I can’t seem to do is set the volume, although I can do it system-wide.

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