Bookmarked Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine by Donald A. Norman (Basic Books)
An examination of the complex interaction between the human mind and the "tools for thought" it creates calls for the development of machines that fit that mind rather than ones to which humans must tailor their minds.
Hat tip: Strong recommendation by Vicki Boykis (#)
Read Add review to Goodreads from Schema markup by Terence Eden (Terence Eden’s Blog)
I write book reviews on my blog. I also want to syndicate them to Goodreads. Sadly, Goodreads doesn't natively read the markup I so carefully craft. So here's the scrap of code I use to syndicate my reviews.Goodreads API Keys Get your Keys from You will ...
Read a post by Bix Bix (
I’ve changed my mind: I no longer want RSS readers from which you can reply to blog posts via webmention. It completely violates my contention that social media has too little friction; it’s not a flaw an indieweb blogosphere software ecosystem should replicate. One should have to visit the blog...
Bix, I’m not sure I’m 100% sure of your mental model of a bigger system as there are definitely many moving pieces. I don’t think it’s the intention of any feed readers to be sending the Webmentions on the author’s behalf. (This would mean they’d have to save it and have it publicly available on a URL on their site to be able to send a webmention.) The readers in the IndieWeb space are generally meant to use Micropub to publish the replies to the author’s personal website and then that site is responsible for sending the Webmention.

While I suspect that reducing the friction of communicating will cause problems and potentially the attendant spam and abuse, the majority of people aren’t going to post “crap” on their own websites that they own and control.

Because so many websites are reflective of their author’s identities and personalities, I will typically subscribe to their output in a feed reader, but more often than not, read their content natively on their own website. For me that’s a big part of the experience. As an example, one could read Kicks Condor in a feed reader, but why would they choose to?!

Read If I had a mannequin foot... by Matt Maldre (Spudart)
I almost xeroxed my socks yesterday, but then I thought that was going too far putting my foot on the copier. Perhaps I need a mannequin foot. If i had a mannequin foot… I would walk around with three feet. I’d make up new games of soccer where I can play sitting on the ground. …
That’s what I miss about working in a larger office: carefully watching out for colleagues when I’m trying to Xerox my foot. 😉
Read Folding a round paper plate into square box by Matt Maldre (Spudart)
Most origami starts with a square sheet of paper. The corners of the square are integral to shapes and folding lines. Would it be possible to fold a ROUND sheet of paper into a SQUARE box? And not just any ordinary round sheet of paper, but a PAPER PLATE. Maybe your blueberries are rolling off …
And of course he’s got some Xerox art in here as well! 😉
I’ve just noticed that in addition to my relatively obvious user RSS feed on Goodreads, there’s a separate hidden feed of just my reading status updates. It’s of the form where #######-user-name is the typical user number and name combination at one’s profile page.