I'm very pleased to announce that the great @jemelehill is joining @TheAtlantic as a staff writer. She'll be covering the intersection of sports, race, politics, gender, and culture for us. Welcome, Jemele.— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) October 1, 2018
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This weekend, I attended part of Oxford’s first ever IndieWebCamp! As a long (long, long) time proponent of IndieWeb philosophy (since long before anybody said “IndieWeb”, at least) I’ve got my personal web presence pretty-well sorted out. Still, I loved the idea of attending and pushing some of my own tools even further: after all, a personal website isn’t “finished” until its owner says it is! One of the things I ended up hacking on was pretty-predictable: enhancements to my recently-open-sourced geocaching PESOS tools… but the other’s worth sharing too, I think.
The Indie Web movement is a movement all about content ownership, in the current times of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on. It has been something I’ve been interested in ever since hearing Jeremy Keith talk about it at a conference last year. So I was super excited to hear that the wonderful Garrett was organising an Indie Web Camp in Oxford! Here’s a summary of what I did over the two days:
This weekend, the lovely and amazing Garrett put together an IndieWeb camp for two days, for free, in Oxford! After hearing about it through Garrett a few months back, just before an amazing talk at Oxford Geek Nights by Jeremy Keith, I thought: This is cool, but… how… how does it??? How does it...
This image looks like western language book but it's actually Japanese when they tried to use western printing technology with Japanese text in 1593. It's Amakusa edition Aesop's Fables "The Dog and Its Reflection" pic.twitter.com/F8PZlKiOOH— tkasasagi (@tkasasagi) September 10, 2018
today i asked my class to come up with a pair of terms that share a denotative meaning but whose connotative meanings differ and one student offered BUTT DIAL and BOOTY CALL anyway that student's the professor now— Sarah Osment (@sm_osment) August 27, 2018
My wife and I recently got married and decided that neither of us would change our last names. Some people disagree with this approach, commonly critiquing with "what will you do with your children's last names?? How will they know they're a family?!" My solution: the blockchain— Justin Pagano (@jp4gs) August 13, 2018
Questions we need to articulate better answers to:— Jon Tennant (@Protohedgehog) August 13, 2018
1. What is open science fighting against?
2. Who is open science for?
3. What is the ultimate vision for an 'open science ecosystem'.
If we can't answer these for ourselves, don't expect the message to be heard by others.
You can get an IndieWeb user's avatar in one line of python:— vil (@vilhalmer) August 10, 2018
site = 'https://t.co/5tn70Ey5Kj'; import bs4, requests, urllib.parse; urllib.parse.urljoin(site, bs4.BeautifulSoup(requests.get(site).content, 'html.parser').select('.h-card .u-photo').attrs['src'])