Wardley doesn’t think that Telesat’s LEO space Internet is going to work. Canadian company, big investment from Canadian government.
🔖 Bookmarked: Docuowl
Stripe style documentation from [[Markdown]] written in [[GoLang]] and under the [[MIT License]].
Subdirectories and two new extensions to Markdown.
I would probably just use the same style and just use Jekyll as a more common and flexible [[SSG]].
Looking at recipe formats again because @icidasset was asking what the best apps are. I’ve never found one I like for a variety of reasons.
Paprika Recipe Manager was the one that most people recommended.
Google has this JSON-LD format for structured recipe data. As well as rich search results, it can be used by “assistants” to read out by voice.
🔖 Bookmarked: Ari’s Garden Electronic Cookbook App
Open source [[ElmLang]] and [[NodeJS]] app for recipes, with actual helpers in the app to help during cooking.
The main site is at < https://arisgarden.theiceshelf.com/>
I worked on the Pleroma]and ActivityPub pages, which was fun learning a bit more about those two things and gathering links and descriptions.
“Computers and Creativity” asks: How can we utilize the full potential of creative thought and computational actualization to enable human innovation?
In fewer words: How can we make computers better bicycles of the creative mind? — @mollyfmielke
You can’t separate the software from the community that built it. Therefore, true openness must dictate how that community is formed and run. We are what we choose to tolerate; in the same way that free software communities do not tolerate proprietary lock-in, they should not tolerate exclusionary social practices that lock people out.
Short (theoretical) answer: RSS impacts the insertion of advertising.
Internet Connectivity Working Group at the [[Bowen Island]] Municipality from 2016.
There’s a discussion about community economic development on Bowen Island going on, and I submitted the suggestion of a Community ISP.
I think this could be done via a mix of 5G towers and wireless.
🔖 Bookmarked: tg-archive
On GitHub, [[MIT License]]:
A tool for exporting Telegram group chats into static websites, preserving chat history like mailing list archives.
Run Python locally, syncs to [[SQLite]] local DB and then lets you generate a static site. Uses Telethon library.
Single file Jinja HTML template for generating the static site. RSS feed created.
Today was a team activity day at [[Fission]]. Two RPG sessions playing DnD over Zoom. A new experience, I think everyone enjoyed it.
A good excuse to use our new [[TiddlyWiki]] app to write down notes on my character.
We are living through the emergence of a new business category which I believe will become an important part of our digital lives: community-curated knowledge networks
(a thread on why)
🔖 Bookmarked: Job Garden
An automated job board for portfolios. Mostly targeted at investors, but could be used by any group of aligned companies.
Free version can host jobs from up to 5 companies. Crawls different ATS systems as well as custom careers pages to keep listings up to date.
Set up [[Gitlab]] Service Desk for [[Moa Party]], including forwarding email from Google Domains.
It’s really interesting to have a shared email inbox included in the service for free. Will be interesting to see how many people use it.
🔖 Bookmarked: Baserow
Open source database designed to be an [[Airtable]] alternative. [[MIT License]], with SaaS and premium versions available.
🔖 Bookmarked: Simply NUC
Sells Intel [[NUC]] mini-PCs — which are basically like a Mac Mini.
I find most of the tension between the recently labeled [[content web vs app web]].
The people who complain about unreadable pages bloated with JS to read a blog post are right.
The people who want to build local first, browser-centric apps are right.
From a discussion in the [[wikilinks]] Matrix channel with @karlicoss
[[Micro.blog]] just moved their help site to [[Discourse]]: New help center using Discourse.
Great to see. It has SSO with your existing Micro.blog account.
Just learning more about Google’s third party cookie replacement, FLoC, [[Federated Learning of Cohorts]]. The [[EFF]] says: Google’s FLoC Is a Terrible Idea.
Just prepaid for a year of Beeper. This is letting me “jump the line” and get into the beta. Plus, I reserved my username as
@boris there. It is supposed to connect all your messaging apps in one “app” – even iMessage on non-Apple systems, through a jail broken iPhone.
I really do have the need for a unified messaging app. I’m not super interested in a proprietary paid service to do it, but I’d like to try it out.
I posted the [[Back to IndieKit]] blog to Mastodon.
I’m thinking about automating posts from this journal to Mastodon. The people there are likely interested in the type of stuff I post about. I would need to build a [[JSON Feed]] and then I can use my existing [[Micro.blog]] subscription to cross post.
Hmmm. Since the [[Revue]] newsletter builder is part of Twitter now, and I looked at using it for Fission, maybe I’ll put the Journal feed into there, that could be interesting.
I got invited to [[Simon Wardley]]’s every two week “interesting people” video chat. Lots of discussion around [[Wardley Maps]], a bit of [[serverless]] thrown in. An interesting group of people. Some have tracked me down on either LinkedIn or Twitter.
For the next call, the suggested topic is to look at applying mapping to health / healthcare.
This connects directly to @tonzylstra’s recent post It’s more logical to host an event than attend one.
Just bought [[There Is No Antimemetics Division]]:
An antimeme is an idea with self-censoring properties; an idea which, by its intrinsic nature, discourages or prevents people from spreading it.
Welcome to the Antimemetics Division.
No, this is not your first day.
Microsoft is proposing a privacy-preserving advertising approach called [[PARAKEET]].
via @johnwilander - who works for Apple on the Safari tracking prevention team.
From discussing with Claire, also related to Google’s FLoC, and this article Building a privacy-first future for web advertising.
🔖 Bookmarked: Lieu - Merveilles Webring Search
Run your own community search engine.
From the about page:
Lieu is a neighbourhood search engine, a way for personal webrings to increase serendipitous connexions.
The code is open source under the [[AGPL License]] and written in [[GoLang]], available on GitHub cblgh/lieu.
via someone on Mastodon, since I follow a lot of people from the Merveilles server.
[[Digital Favela and High Tech Gothic]] is my short hand for two future states, as described by [[Bruce Sterling]].
I’ll flesh out those notes later [[TO DO]], here’s one transcription of the original talk which is actually labeled Gothic Chic in the Future Favela.
I keep looking at [[Microlink]] so I guess I should at least post a quick journal log before I write it up more:
From the home page:
Browser as API Fast, scalable, and reliable browser automation built for businesses and developers. Proudly open source.
You can turn websites into structured data, take screenshots, turn pages into PDFs, and more. Power embeds, etc
The list of open source components is super interesting.
I have to do some more [[Webfinger]] research.
I added a file to this site at .well-known/webfinger to try out delegating a [[remotestorage]] account, and it worked!
More details on the Fission forum, working with @rosano.
What else speaks Webfinger and can be delegated like this? It’s very [[IndieWeb]] feeling.
🔖 Bookmarked: Dogehouse
An open source [[Drop in Audio]] server. User logins are via Twitter or GitHub account. Built in [[Elixir]] and [[React]].
Built by @benawad
🔖 Bookmarked: git-notify
Communicate important updates to your team via git commit messages.
via @jevakallio, who is also the creator.
🔖 Bookmarked: Co-op Cloud
Nothing on fire that can’t just burn until morning.
🔖 Bookmarked: uMap
“lets you create maps with [[OpenStreetMap]] layers in a minute and embed them in your site.”
Open source under [[WTFPL License]], runs on [[Django]] and [[Leaflet]].
The UX of selecting time zones in Apple & Google is horrible. Mostly, filtered search as you type in country or city name seems the most workable.
Particularly relevant as we are living in a more online, more distributed world.
Chatting with @flancian who was wondering if he should support the [[Simply Jekyll]] margin note syntax in [[Anagora]].
Specifically “what do you call this freak of nature???” when he saw the markup 😅
I’ll do a search and replace at some point to convert everything to [[Littlefoot]] which is probably worth a write up [[TO DO]] [[Implementing Littlefoot for footnotes]].
The install was completed right at the end of my birthday.
🔖 Bookmarked: RecipeRadar
RecipeRadar is a free recipe search engine and meal planner that respects your time, privacy, and ability to contribute feedback and improvements.
Open source under [[AGPL License]]. Registered as a Community Interest Company in the UK.
One of my life goals is to commit to a project like this and build out open recipes.
I’m having one of those days. Reserved a car from Avis. Show up at 8am. I have a paper temporary driver’s license because I just renewed it. “Policy” is to have picture ID, even though I’m on file, I always rent from this location, and the desk clerk and manager both recognize me. So: do I complete this rental and then never rent from Avis again, after 20 years? Probably. It’s policy after all.
7 hours of video calls is too many hours of video calls.
There were fun humans on the other side of a number of those hours, but it’s just a lot of screen time.
Helder is starting a public monologue channel on the Fission Discourse. Monologue channels are something we developed for Fission’s internal Discord chat spaces that seem to have worked out well for people, so Helder is trying it in public.
It’s been fun to evolve how we work as a distributed team.
Woo hoo! I am so stoked!
I now have this site auto-publishing using [[Github Actions for Jekyll]], with a [[Fission Publish]] Github Action at the end.
I used the nicely commented limjh16/jekyll-action-ts and then just added fission publish at the end.
Main thing I need to do to complete the rollout of these new journal logs – other than pagination – is to truncate long posts and strip HTML from them.
For short posts, I should not truncate, and actually render markdown.
Probably something like, if the content is bigger than 500 characters,
strip_html and show 250 chars with a read more link. If less than 500, display the content.
For reference, this post is about 480 characters without HTML tags.
🔖 Bookmarked: Chiffre
Privacy focused analytics with end to end encryption [[e2ee]]
It’s my birthday. I’m 46 today. Up late tinkering with my blog. And now I’m going to bed. Good night!
🔖 Bookmarked: HuJSON
[[JSON]] for Humans (comments and trailing commas)
Built by [[Tailscale]]. Found via nigeltao’s write up on JSON with Commas and Comments
Like @vgr, I created a [[Clubhouse]] account so that I didn’t have to keep turning down invites.
[[Dendrite]] is a [[Matrix]] server written in [[GoLang]]. This article walks through setting up on an inexpensive VPS.
🔖 Bookmarked: High Lotek - Gemini and the Small Internet
A good overview of [[Gemini]] by Andrew Roach.
It’s a protocol partway between gopher and the web, without tracking, with encryption by default, respectful of users above all else.
I like a lot of the principles, and I understand the push back against, shall we say, the “complicated web”. There’s probably some [[content web vs app web]] feelings going on here too.
🔖 Bookmarked: Why I Still Use RSS
However it wasn’t until I began working from home and everything in my life moved online that I really began to notice how beneficial RSS could be with relation to Digital Wellbeing. By selecting only the sites, blogs, creators etc. that I had a serious interest in, I could effectively remove the negative effects of social media and excessive online usage from my life.
via Robin Rendle who in turn has some very interesting thoughts in their post.
🔖 Bookmarked: A personal reader for Drupal, swentel
Major surgery on the site, nicely celebrated from almost 24 hours ago :) Yes, working on my blog on my birthday has got to be tradition by now.
What was Journals all got dumped into logs. Which is a collection in [[Jekyll]] but I’m going to call them all Journals: more granular daily notes and bookmark postings via [[IndieKit]]. The Journal page groups things by day.
Somewhere in there, implemented [[Littlefoot]] for footnotes, and will mostly remove the [[Simply Jekyll]] specific syntax for margin notes, except for design reasons like the home page.
Another test of the [[Logs]] functionality. A small x should give us Unix timestamps. You can check the current timestamp.
And this. This is the note that will go forth and timestamp appropriately in the [[Logs]] directory.
A final note. To bid farewell. At night. When it is late. And the timestamps are flowing into a git repo.
Tinkering with the site, getting the logs section working. This page on group_by in Liquid is useful. Covers posts grouped by year and month, among other expressions.
🔖 Bookmarked: IDGAF Takeout Roulette
Can’t decide what to eat and you just don’t give a…? We’ll place a $20 takeout order and have it delivered to you!
Seen via @IanColdWater
A post from 2-20 to see what it looks like
I’ve been having a conversation with Flancian about their [[Anagora]] project: a meta / multi-user knowledge garden. They have implemented [[Roam Research]], [[Foam]], and [[Obsidian]] adapters so far.
Since I’m working on a [[Simply Jekyll Template]] repo that is less customized than my site here, I can use that to see about connecting into Anagora.
Ugh. Went to go for a bike ride first thing this morning and my tire was flat again. It pumped right up again and we went for a 25km ride to Burnaby Lake and back, but it’s clear that the root cause here isn’t fixed yet. I’m going to have to write this all down for Rad and get it fixed properly.