👓 So Long and Thanks For All of This | Learning Nuggets

Read So Long and Thanks For All of This by Terry GreeneTerry Greene (Learning Nuggets)
After nearly two years of secondment, my time as a Program Manager at eCampusOntario is coming to an end. On July 2 I return to Fleming College as a Learning Technology Specialist. Here is a rundown of experiences that I’m thankful to have gained, while in this position. I’ll keep it brief. Visi...

Congratulations Terry!

Liked a post by Marty McGuireMarty McGuire (martymcgui.re)
It looks like I will be speaking at IndieWeb Summit! Specifically, I’ll be giving a keynote about how to “Own Your Mobile Experience”. As a long-time enthusiast for these tiny computers we carry, I try to make most of the things I can do o...

This promises to be interesting! I’m particularly interested in seeing demos of the reader portions.

It may be more compact if you could do a full circle set of posting, syndicating, having a few people comment, get backfeed (someone in the audience can help hurry Brid.gy along if necessary), read notifications in your reader, and then reply back via mobile. Then a few one-off’s of other stand-alone pieces would be fantastic. We definitely need to see Kapowski!

Is there a way to broadcast your mobile screen for folks to see it easily?

👓 Juneteenth: The Black American Holiday Everyone Should Celebrate but Doesn’t | Slate

Read The Black American Holiday Everyone Should Celebrate but Doesn’t by Jamelle Bouie (Slate Magazine)
Juneteenth isn’t just a celebration of emancipation, it’s a celebration of our commitment to make it real.

Happy Juneteenth!

👓 Universal yanks TWiT’s ‘Tech News Today’ episode from YouTube due to Mega Video clip | VentureBeat

Read Universal yanks TWiT’s ‘Tech News Today’ episode from YouTube due to Mega Video clip (VentureBeat)
Universal Music Group has taken action to remove a recent episode of Tech News Today from YouTube because it contained clips of a MegaUpload video that Universal claims violates its copyright agreements. Tech News Today is a web show hosted on Leo Laporte’s TWiT’s web TV news network. In the yanked episode, the show’s hosts …

👓 Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | Scripting News

Read Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by Dave Winer (Scripting News)

I'm glad to see a few #indieweb people building on OPML. There's a lot you can do with it. For example, the native file format of LO2 is OPML. So it's really good for editing subscription lists for feed readers. And editing blogrolls. My listicle tool takes OPML files as input. And River6, coming soon, does a bunch with OPML. There's also feedBase which will blow your mind if you love sharing subscription lists. Yes there's a lot to discover in OPML-land and more on the way.

I should write a howto to explain editing subscription lists in LO2. I wrote one for the OPML Editor in 2008. It still runs btw, I use it, sometimes even to edit subscription lists. Two key bits for LO2: 1. You can make outlines public. Look in the File menu. 2. And you can edit the attributes of a headline, click the suitcase icon in the left margin.

Some interesting tidbits to poke into here.

👓 Baby Snarf | Tom Woodward

Read Baby Snarf by Tom WoodwardTom Woodward (bionicteaching.com)

This is a ridiculous thing. It came into my head the other day and it amused at least a few of my children . . . once I explained what Snarf was. I plan to make ridiculous things more often. I initially had it up on...

Content Warning (Earworm: Baby Shark)

This does make me wonder if Ryan Barrett’s website name is related? It would have been in his formative youth (circa 1985) in a nascent pre-web era. Do tell…

Incidentally Tom’s example here is another good reason for Why IndieWeb–one needn’t rely on a silo’s algorithm which may remove content for copyright violations even when it was done with fair use and/or satire in mind.

It’s also been a while since I’ve seen someone with a site that had a Trackback/Pingback URL box on their website like Tom does. Very cool and similar to the Webmention box on my own.

👓 Letterpress printed QSL cards | Interdependent Thoughts

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Letterpress printed QSL cards for successfully sent and received Webmentions must be the most finely targeted joke. The audience very likely not larger than 3 people.

Short post, but some other great material in the comments. I like the idea of all of it. And it involves letterpress!

👓 Backfeed, Doing It Without Code | Interdependent Thoughts

Read Backfeed, Doing It Without Code by Ton Zijlstra (zylstra.org)
Backfeed is an important element in breaking out of silos like Twitter, Facebook, and others. Backfeed means if I post something from my site to e.g. Twitter, that the responses to it (likes, answers) also become visible on my site. So that when those silos inevitably go away and get replaced, my in...

👓 12 Best WordPress Books for Learning the Platform | Beaver Builder

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If you're new to WordPress, there are a lot of resources that can help. Let's explore twelve of the best books on the market for learning WordPress!

A few interesting things in here. I particularly like the idea that all of them are more recent/modern.

👓 The Wrong Right Way | XOXO Fest

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Last October, we announced that we'd partnered with Kickstarter to start a new project to succeed Drip, their subscription platform for independent artists. Unfortunately, we’ve decided to cancel the project, and wanted to talk a little about why.

👓 My Human Readable OPML Blogroll | Interdependent Thoughts

Read My Human Readable OPML Blogroll by Ton Zijlstra (zylstra.org)
After my recent posting where I asked people which RSS feeds they read, I received several responses. One of them is Peter’s. Like me he was publishing an OPML file of his feeds already. OPML is a machine readable format that most RSS readers will be able to import, so you can subscribe to blogs I...

👓 Applied Category Theory Meeting at UCR | John Carlos Baez

Read Applied Category Theory Meeting at UCR by John Carlos Baez (Azimuth)
The American Mathematical Society is having their Fall Western meeting here at U. C. Riverside during the weekend of November 9th and 10th, 2019. Joe Moeller and I are organizing a session on App…

👓 Using File Manager for Image Changes | Extend Activity Bank

Read Using File Manager for Image Changes (Extend Activity Bank)
The File Manager is a cpanel tool not all that different from the desktop file management system on your computer. Your web site is organized in a series of directories that correspond to each site you create; exploring the structure with the File Manager is one way to get a better understanding where stuff is.... Read more »

Oops! I accidentally missed this one, but did most of the requisite practice in the following module.

👓 Meeting cpanel (and not getting overwhelmed) | Domains of Our Own

Read Meeting cpanel (and not getting overwhelmed) (Domains of Our Own)
Say hello to cpanel, the cockpit of your domain. Don’t worry about all the knobs and dials. Most of them you will never use, but the sheer number of them hopefully indicates the amount of power you have.