IndieWeb

IndieWeb is — um —

The IndieWeb is a people-focused alternative to the “corporate web”.

Been fascinated for years, but finally started exploring it more. Fortunately, IndieWeb is the sort of meal you can eat one bite at a time.

SSG is for putterers

Kev Quirk on static site generators:

SSGs are really cool and super fun to play with – I’m really enjoying it on my side project; but I wish a lot of devs would stop touting about how amazingly simple they are, as it’s just not the case.

I often see “such and such static site generator is simple!” tweets, and wonder what exactly they’re comparing it to. DIY dentistry perhaps?

As much as I love puttering with static site generators, “puttering” is the main charm of an SSG. The hooks to customize are right there on the surface. Heck some SSGs are nothing but hooks. And having everything in a git repository is just a developer-focused version of a smart backup plan.

For the Jamstack side of things, I’m not sure I see the advantage of relying on a load of external services over oh say for example having a database and an internal comment system. You know, like Wordpress. Something I’ve been thinking about a lot in relation to my own site leaning so much on webmention.io.

Alias Templates in Hugo

Alias Templates in Hugo

I killed some redirects for accessibility and likes

Read on…

Clearing the tracks as we go is part of the fun

Clearing the tracks as we go is part of the fun

An ongoing conversation…

If I waited until I had the perfect toolchain for it, then I’d never start. Better to just start typing now, and see where my impatience carries me.

I agree. Sorry for the delay in replying. I needed to create and/or fake the missing pieces of my workflow so I could reply.

And your reply came through just fine! Course, now I need to go fix the bit where it’s not showing up on the note you’re replying to.

Debugging My Site With a Little Help From My Friends

Debugging My Site With a Little Help From My Friends

It’s probably redundant to test HTML structure for my pages, but what the heck.
Me, a couple months ago
There’s no rule, but obviously every webmention to my site will have full author info including photo.
Me, a few weeks ago
Look honey I added Webmentions to my Datasette dashboard!
Me, this morning
Sweet, jmac liked my mention! Wait why are tests failing? Maybe check the dashboard?
Me, an hour ago
I fixed it!
Me, a few minutes ago

The fix is reasonable defaults for response author info. I got other fixes in mind, including a default “card” for anonymous response authors. Also, inferring author info from source site. Thanks for the help and the ideas, jmac!

Pondering My Indieweb Guinea Pig

Pondering My Indieweb Guinea Pig

Jason McIntosh seems like a reasonable choice to test Webmentions on. I wouldn’t know about the IndieWeb if not for him. I know I’ll try his Web::Mention library eventually. But first, webmention-tools.

The other stuff didn’t work and didn’t give useful errors. I ended up using Web::Mention. It’s fine. Just half to rewrite half the post. That’s fine.

I Helped genehack!

I Helped genehack!

h-entry Microformat for Indieweb Posts

h-entry Microformat for Indieweb Posts

In which I go overboard with Hugo and Python for a quick Sunday task

Read on…

Indieweb h-cards

Indieweb h-cards

Using microformats to build a profile page

Read on…

Yay I Added Mentions and Replies

Yay I Added Mentions and Replies

Not real time, of course. It updates when I build the site. The layout needs touching up. But all the details are there.

I used Max Böck’s Webmentions post as a starting point.

And yes, I’m far enough along with the Indieweb stuff that my study notes would make a decent blog post. Maybe a couple.

I have one like somewhere

I have one like somewhere

Been meaning to get webmention integration for a while. Went the easy way, using webmention.io and brid.gy. Easier than writing everything myself.

For now it’s just like counts, with a Invoke task checking my mentions feed at Hugo build time. More stuff is planned, but first I decide how much information to show and from which sources. Not every tweet reply is intended as a blog comment.