A salute to just 35 once vibrant free web sites that have bit the dust. Read their names (below) the next time someone raves about some site that will host your content for free. I'm prepping to do an updated version in 2018- please add dead webs to include in the comments.
An awesome little concept to highlight corporate silo site-deaths.
This is great! The more citation of sources, the better. If I want to check those sources, though, I often wind up spending a lot of time searching within source articles to find passages cited implicitly but not explicitly. If those passages are marked using annotations, the method I’ll describe here makes that material available explicitly, in ways that streamline the reporter’s workflow and improve the reader’s experience.
Michael Nielsen is one of the pioneers of quantum computation. Together with Ike Chuang of MIT, he wrote the standard text in the field, a text which is now one of the twenty most highly cited physics books of all time. He is the author of more than fifty scientific papers, including invited contributions to Nature and Scientific American. His research contributions include involvement in one of the first quantum teleportation experiments, named as one of Science Magazine's Top Ten Breakthroughs of the Year for 1998. Michael was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of New Mexico, and has worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, as the Richard Chace Tolman Prize Fellow at Caltech, as Foundation Professor of Quantum Information Science at the University of Queensland, and as a Senior Faculty Member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Michael left academia to write a book about open science, and the radical change that online tools are causing in the way scientific discoveries are made.
Sadly this area of science hasn’t opened up as much as it likely should have in the intervening years. More scientists need to be a growing part of the IndieWeb movement and owning their own data, their content, and, yes, even their own publishing platforms. With even simple content management systems like WordPress researchers can actively practice academic samizdat to a much greater extent and take a lot of the centralized power away from the major journal and textbook publishing enterprises.
I can easily see open web technology like the Webmention spec opening up online scientific communication and citations drastically even to the point of quickly replacing tools like Altmetric. If major publishing wants something to do perhaps they could work on the archiving and aggregation portions?
What if one could publish a research paper or journal article on one’s own (or one’s lab’s) website? It could receive data via webmention about others who are bookmarking it, reading it, highlighting and annotating it. It could also accept webmention replies as part of a greater peer-review process–the equivalent of the researcher hosting their own pre-print server as well as their own personal journal and open lab notebook.
We need to help empower scientists to be the center of their own writing and publishing. For those interested, this might be a useful starting point: https://indieweb.org/Indieweb_for_Education
Taking Back The Internet One Page At A Time.
Not a half bad little commercial.
A Domain of One's Own is an international initiative in higher education to give students and faculty more control over their personal data. The movement started at the University of Mary Washington in 2012, and has since grown to tens of thousands of faculty and students across hundreds of universities. The first part of this presentation (5-10 minutes) will provide a brief overview of how these Domains projects enable not only data portability for coursework, but also a reflective sense of what a digital identity might mean in terms of privacy and data ownership.
The second part of this presentation will explore how Domain of One's Own could provides a powerful example in how higher education could harness application programming interfaces (APIs) to build a more user-empowered data ecosystem at universities. The initial imaginings of this work has already begun at Brigham Young University in collaboration with Reclaim Hosting, and we will share a blueprint of what a vision of the Personal API could mean for a human-centric data future in the realm of education and beyond.
A short talk at the re:publica conference in Germany which touches on the intersection of the Domain of One’s Own which is very similar to the broader IndieWeb movement. POSSE makes a brief appearance at the end of the presentation, although just on a slide with an implicit definition rather than a more full-fledged discussion.
Toward the end, Groom makes mention of MyData, a Nordic Model for human-centered personal data management and processing, which I’d not previously heard of but which has some interesting resources which look like they might dovetail into some of what those in the IndieWeb are looking at. I’m curious if any of the folks in the EU like Sebastian Greger have come across them, and what their thoughts are on the idea/model they’ve proposed? It looks like they’ve got an interesting looking conference coming up at the end of August in Helsinki. There seems to be a white paper outlining a piece of their philosophy, which I’ll link to below:
MyData: A Nordic Model for human-centered personal data management and processing by Antti Poikola (t), Kai Kuikkaniemi (t), Harri Honko (t)
This white paper presents a framework, principles, and a model for a human-centric approach to the managing and processing of personal information. The approach – defined as MyData – is based on the right of individuals to access the data collected about them. The core idea is that individuals should be in control of their own data. The MyData approach aims at strengthening digital human rights while opening new opportunities for businesses to develop innovative personal data based services built on mutual trust.
Based on a quick overview, this is somewhat similar to a model I’ve considered and is reminiscent to some ideas I’ve been harboring about applications of this type of data to the journalism sphere as well.
BikeFolded revised the comparison between Brompton and Dahon folding bikes. Let's see which brand is better now. Read more on https://www.bikefolded.com/brompton-vs-dahon-folding-bike-new-comparison/
If you are going to buy a new velomobile, this is the time of year when you should do it to get it before the next summer. Because with most models, the delivery time is at least three months. I decided to make this list of 15 awesome velomobile models you can buy today with usefull links to different velomobile models and some velomobile dealers around the world. I also list few forums and other places where you can find second hand velomobiles.
- Quest: http://en.velomobiel.nl/quest/
- Quest XS: http://en.velomobiel.nl/questxs/
- Strada: http://en.velomobiel.nl/strada/
- Quatrovelo: http://en.velomobiel.nl/quattrovelo/
- Sunrider: http://sunrider-cycles.nl/en/
- Arcus Velomobile: http://www.arcusvelomobile.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/arcusvelomobile/
- Mulsanne: https://cyclesjv.com/en/
- DF: https://www.intercitybike.nl/en/
- Mango: http://www.sinnerbikes.com/en/models/mango/mango-plus/
- Hilgo: http://www.sinnerbikes.com/en/models/hilgo/
- Orca: http://flevobike.nl/Orca/orca.html
- Milan: http://velomobil.eu/range-of-models/raederwerk/
- WAW: http://www.katanga.eu/
- Cab-Bike Hawk: http://cabbike.pl/cab-bike-hawk/
- Rotovelo: http://trisled.com.au/hpv/rotovelo-2/
- Alleweder: http://www.alligt.nl/bodies/alleweder-a4.htm
- Leitra: http://leitra.dk/
- Go-One: http://www.go-one.de
- Leiba: http://www.leiba.de/
- Velomobiles.ca: http://velomobiles.ca
- Katanga: http://www.katanga.eu/
- Velomobilcenter: http://www.velomobilcenter.dk/
- Flevelo: http://www.flevelo.com/
- Räderwerk: http://velomobil.eu/
- Velomobiles.de: http://www.velomobiles.de/
- ACE Ligfietsen: http://ace-shop.com
- Alligt: http://www.alligt.nl/
- Drymer: https://www.drymershop.nl
- Elan: http://elan.cc/
- Intercitybike: https://www.intercitybike.nl/
- Velomobiel.nl: http://en.velomobiel.nl/
- Velomobil Media: http://www.velomobil.no/
- Birkenstock Bicycles: http://speedbikes.ch/en
- Utah Trikes: http://www.utahtrikes.com
- Velomobile USA: http://pedalyourselfhealthy.org
- Go-One USA: http://www.go-one.us/
Forums etc.To find other velonauts & 2nd hand velomobiles. In random order:
- Nojapyöräfoorumi: http://nojapyorafoorumi.fi
- Ligfiets.net: http://www.ligfiets.net
- Bentrider Online: http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/index.php
- The British Human Power Club: http://www.bhpc.org.uk/home.aspx
- HPV Sweden: http://lists.lysator.liu.se/mailman/listinfo/hpvs
- Recumbents.com: http://www.recumbents.com/
- Velorizontal: http://velorizontal.bbfr.net/forum
- Velomobilforum: https://www.velomobilforum.de/
- Ligfietsers.be: http://www.gentseliggers.net/forum/
- Velomobile group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/115024628543289/
- Granabike: http://www.granabike.com/foro/25-bicicletas-reclinadas/53767-velomobiles.html
Same list in my blog: http://www.saukki.com/2017/12/kuinka-ostetaan-velomobiili-how-to-buy-a-velomobile/
I spent several hours looking at Velomobile resources, and this one video and its attendant links are one of the single best resources I’ve come across.
In these times of centralised services like Facebook, Twitter, and Medium, having your own website is downright disruptive. If you care about the longevity of your online presence, independent publishing is the way to go. But how can you get all the benefits of those third-party services while still owning your own data? By using the building blocks of the Indie Web, that’s how!
Presentation slide-deck: speakerdeck.com/adactio/taking-back-the-web
In this tutorial, I'll cover a very powerful feature of git called branch. I will show you how you can manage alternate versions of your code by creating separate branches, how to merge branches and delete them.
In this tutorial, we will cover how to undo or revert a code change. Also I will show you how to reset your git branch to any previous commit id.
In this git tutorial we will learn how to commit a code change locally using git commit and how to upload it to remote using git push.
Marble Machine built and composed by Martin Molin
Video filmed and edited by Hannes Knutsson
Costume designed by Angelique Nagtegaal
I spent some time this morning doing a dry run through setting up a suite of IndieWeb plugins on a fresh WordPress installation. Going off of a scant outline I talked for almost two hours describing IndieWeb functionality as I set it all up. Hopefully it will provide a useful guide to newcomers to the space until I can write up a more solid outline and take a more polished approach. Apologies in advance for the roughness of the audio, lack of quality, and even live mistakes. Hopefully folks won’t mind suffering through until we can come up with some better tutorials.
As prerequisites, I assume you’ve already got your own domain and have installed WordPress on a server or other host. I actually finish setting up the WordPress install as I start the video and then sign in for the first time as we begin.
While many of the core plugins are straightforward, there is a huge amount of leeway in how folks can choose (or not) to syndicate to sites like Twitter, Facebook, and others. Here I make the choice to use the Bridgy Publish plugin and only demonstrate it with Twitter. With one example shown, hopefully other silos can be set up with Brid.gy as well. The IndieWeb wiki details other options for those who want other methods.
At the end I walk through creating and syndicating a post to Twitter. Then I demonstrate commenting on that post using another CMS (WithKnown) from a separate domain.
I do my best to provide verbal descriptions and visual examples, but these can certainly be supplemented with further detail on the IndieWeb wiki. I hope to come back and add some diagrams at a later date, but this will have to suffice for now.
For those who would like an audio only version of this talk, you can listen here (.mp3):
In first episode of "What Makes this Song Great?" we look at one of the biggest hits of the late 90's by Blink 182.