Replied to a post by Aaron PareckiAaron Parecki

If you’ve noticed https://OwnYourGram.com has been not working well lately, that’s because Instagram is aggressively rate limiting certain requests.

I just updated it so that you can give it the URL of an individual photo and it will import it for you. Importing individual photos avoids a lot of th…

Might this be why my Instagram feed from Granary seemed to stop working recently?
Replied to a post by Aaron PareckiAaron Parecki

Goodbye #Melbourne! A short but sweet visit! I enjoyed your coffee and blue fairy penguins thoroughly.

Aaron, I enjoyed following your take on Melbourne while you visited. It is always interesting to see what stands out for others in a place that you come to take for granted.

Just wondering, where did you catch site of the penguins? Did you make it down to Philip Island or somehow see them at St. Kilda?

Replied to Emoji Avatars for My Website by Aaron PareckiAaron Parecki

My previous avatar was almost 3 years old, and I was getting tired of it. I decided to replace my avatar on my website for my IndieWebCamp Austin hack day project. But if you know me, you know I can’t do anything the easy way. For my hack day project I made the avatar on each post in my website chan…

I love what emojis can provide, especially in regards to differentiating between post kinds. However, your human emoji avatars takes it to a whole new level. Love it!
Listened My Url Is aaronparecki.com (Episode 1) by an author

In this episode Eddie interviews Aaron Parecki, one of the co-founders of the IndieWeb. We talk about how the IndieWeb got started, what makes an IndieWebCamp particularly memorable and how he decides if a new feature should be a public service or part of his website.


Eddie Hinkle interviews Aaron Parecki about his URL and involvement with the IndieWeb.
Liked OAuth for the Open Web by Aaron PareckiAaron Parecki (Aaron Parecki)

OAuth has become the de facto standard for authorization and authentication on the web. Nearly every company with an API used by third party developers has implemented OAuth to enable people to build apps on top of it.
While OAuth is a great framework for this, the way it has ended up being used is …

Replied to Sending your First Webmention from Scratch by Aaron PareckiAaron Parecki (Aaron Parecki)

Webmention is one of the fundamental indieweb building blocks. It enables rich interactions between websites, like posting a comment or favorite on one site from another site. This post will walk you through the simplest way to get started sending webmentions to other sites so that you can use your own site to join the conversations happening on the Indie Web.

Aaron, this is a really useful introduction to the mechanics of webmentions. Am I right in saying that Brid.gy does the job of the HTTP request?

I am intrigued about what would need to happen for webmention endpoints to become a standard with WordPress or will it always be slightly niche?

Bookmarked Feed reader revolution by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)

It’s time to embrace open & disrupt social media

Aldrich outlines some of the current problems associated with social media. This includes reducing external access (see Medium) in an effort to control the content. For at the end of the day, they are simply content management systems. What is needed though is an integrated reader that allows for the ability to easily interact. Enter the #IndieWeb and the missing pieces to the puzzle, such as webmentions and micropub.

In a different post, Aldrich extends this discussion by breaking down his workflow. He explains how he uses of Inoreader to sort through content and then saves content to his site. He also uses Calibre and Kindle to manage documents.

Adding to this discussion, Aaron Parecki has released an IndieWeb Reader which builds on these pieces and processes for an integrated solution. I think that the challenge moving forward is the simplicity of such solutions for Generation 3 and 4.