Replied to An Indieweb Podcast: Episode 8 Interflux by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (BoffoSocko)
Episode 8: Interflux If possible, click to play, otherwise your browser may be unable to play this audio file. Running time: 1h 23m 35s | Download (26.2 MB) | Subscribe by RSS Summary: David Shanske and I recap the recent IndieWeb Summit 2018 in Portland Oregon including recent developments like mic...
Another great episode, I like the addition of the time stamps Chris.
Bookmarked Webmentions: Enabling Better Communication on the Internet by Chris Aldrich (alistapart.com)
Breaking down the walls between the internet’s many social silos, Webmentions offer a new level of freedom for web interactions.
Chris Aldrich provides an introduction to webmentions. This includes unpacking the specification, the notion of mentions, the idea of kinds and way in which sites are potentially able to connect two-ways. This continues Aldrich’s efforts to document the IndieWeb, which has included a thorough overview of the IndieWeb and the future of feed readers. This introduction is different to Aaron Parecki’s guide to sending your first webmentions or breakdown of the oAuth standard.
Listened An Indieweb Podcast: Episode 8 – Interflux by David ShanskeDavid Shanske from David Shanske
In this episode, Chris and I recap our takeaways and stories from the Indieweb Summit 2018 last month in Portland, Oregon, discuss Microsub, Vouch, and other ideas.
Interesting listening as always. It will be interesting to see the development of the IndieWeb reader(s). I too enjoyed both a Parecki’s posts and it is helping make more sense of the various parts.
Liked Reply to Ryan Boren et al on the WordPress Link Manager, Calypso, and Indie Blogging by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (BoffoSocko)
The Link Manager still seems relatively solid and much of the infrastructure still works well, despite the warnings and lack of updates over the past several years. It would be nice to see it make a comeback and I can personally see many ways it could come back as a means of allowing people to better own their personal social graph as well as dovetail with readers. (This could also be the cornerstone of helping to make WordPress it’s own decentralized social network so that those who want to leave Facebook, Twitter, et al. could more easily do so and maintain their own data and infrastructure.)
Liked Creating a tag cloud directory for the Post Kinds Plugin on WordPress by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (BoffoSocko)
Yesterday after discovering it on Xavier Roy’s site I was reminded that the Post Kinds Plugin is built on a custom taxonomy and, as a result, has the ability to output its taxonomy in typical WordPress Tag Cloud widget.
Liked Reply to This Indispensable Digital Research Tool, We can Say, Without Lying, Saves Time by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (BoffoSocko)
Think of an OPML subscription as an updating subscription to a bundle of RSS feeds which all also provide their own individual updates. Instead of subscribing to a bunch of individual feeds, you can subscribe to whole bundles of feeds.
Liked A reply to Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s Why Not Blog? by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (BoffoSocko)
Replied to Why Not Blog? by Kathleen Fitzpatrick Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Kathleen Fitzpatrick) My friend Alan Jacobs, a key inspiration in my return (such as it is, so far) to blogging and RSS and a generally pre-Twitter/Facebook outlook on the scholarly internet, is pondering the relationship betwee...
Replied to Reply to Brad Enslen about Blogrolls in WordPress by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (BoffoSocko)
I’ve written up a bunch of details on how and what I did (as well as why), so hopefully it’ll give you a solid start including some custom code snippets and reasonably explicit directions to make some small improvements for those that may be a bit code-averse. Hint: I changed it from being a sidebar widget to making it a full page. Let us know if you need help making some of the small code related changes to get yourself sorted.
I have been wondering about your following page / blogroll lately. I looked into Colin Walker’s plugin, but really did not want to rewrite all my links.

I have also been looking into archive page templates and assume that just as an archive can be incorporated into a widget or within a template, you have done the same thing with your ‘blogroll’, therefore when you add somebody new (seemingly weekly, if not daily) then your page automatically updates?

Liked Reply to Ian O’Bryne on annotations by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (BoffoSocko)
Ideally they’d want to have webmentions work in two places. It would be great if they could send webmentions of annotations/highlights to the original page itself, so that the site owner is aware that their content is being marked up or used in this manner.
I am really intrigued by the work going on this space. I think that the addition of webmentions and micropub specifications would be a huge positive.

I really must dig in, as I can see this being a replacement for Diigo, which I have progressively moved away from this year. Although Press Forward might offer some of this functionality too.