Bookmarked Micropub 2.2.0 for WordPress Released by David ShanskeDavid Shanske (david.shanske.com)
Micropub 2.2.0 has one major change in it. IndieAuth client code was removed. This code now lives in the IndieAuth plugin. This means that Micropub does not check for scopes. It uses the built-in WordPress capability system to determine if an action should be performed. The IndieAuth plugin limits c...
Read Western Individualism May Have Roots In The Medieval Church's Obsession With Incest (NPR.org)
Researchers combed Vatican archives to find records of how ancient church policies restricting whom one could marry shaped Western values and family structures today.

Western Educated Industrialized Rich Democratic (WEIRD) countries 

I love this acronym!
Annotated on August 01, 2020 at 05:41PM

That restructuring of societies in Western Europe in turn also benefited the church, notes Henrich. “In some sense, the church is killing off clans, and they’re often getting the lands in wealth,” he says. “So this is enriching the church. Meanwhile, Europeans are broken down into monogamous, nuclear families and they can’t re-create the complex kinship structures that we [still] see elsewhere in the world.” 

If true, this is an astounding finding.
Annotated on August 01, 2020 at 05:46PM

Checked into Santa Monica Tower 15
Meeting friends at the beach. There’s a car show in the parking lot and it’s right at the level of busy (with relation to coronavirus; it’s relatively quiet compared to normal) that I wanted to turn around and head home.
Read What's wrong with WhatsApp by William Davies (the Guardian)
The long read: As social media has become more inhospitable, the appeal of private online groups has grown. But they hold their own dangers – to those both inside and out.
Read Masculinity isn't effectiveness by Ben WerdmüllerBen Werdmüller (Ben Werdmüller)
I almost titled this blog post "dick-swinging isn't leadership".
Toxic masculinity is highly prevalent in business culture. If we accept that one of the primary roles of a manager is to create the conditions for your team to do your best work, it's something that we need to watch out for and put a s...
RSVPed Attending IndieAuth 1.1 Identity Protocol Standards Session

August 8, 2020 at 09:30AM - August 8, 2020 at 11:30AM

IndieAuth is the most implemented decentralized identity protocol, built on top of OAuth 2.0.

This popup IndieWebCamp session will focus on discussions to iterate and evolve the IndieAuth protocol.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in IndieAuth is welcome! Specifically if you've built any IndieAuth clients or servers, we want your input!

Suggested Reading

If you're not already familiar with the IndieAuth spec, please give it a read. We will be starting this session with the assumption that people are familiar with the basics of the IndieAuth protocol.

Since IndieAuth is built on top of OAuth 2.0, it may be helpful to have some knowledge of OAuth 2.0 and its extensions, although this is not required reading.

One of the things driving this session is the recent adoption of the OAuth 2.1 draft by the OAuth Working Group. OAuth 2.1 incorporates the best practices of OAuth 2.0 and extensions into a new draft. We would like to consider upgrading IndieAuth to follow these best practices as well. You can find a summary of the changes in OAuth 2.1 in this blog post and in this video.

Rough Agenda

We've collected topics to discuss in the IndieAuth 1.1 Milestone on GitHub.

Read It's Time for OAuth 2.1 by Aaron PareckiAaron Parecki (Aaron Parecki)
Trying to understand OAuth often feels like being trapped inside a maze of specs, trying to find your way out, before you can finally do what you actually set out to do: build your application. https://aaronparecki.com/2019/12/12/21/oauth-maze.png While this can be incredibly frustrating, it’s no ...
Read The Surprising Status of the 'Full House' House—Now Available for $6M (Real Estate News and Advice | Realtor.com®)
After being bought by the show's creator, the iconic Victorian home in San Francisco is back on the market for $7 million—sans the "Full House" interiors.
I figured it would be expensive, but not this expensive. We’ve been watching Fuller House passively in the background for a few days.