yay fresh webmentions again
I got mentions back up
…including on the front page. That's new. Need to rest and refactor before I tackle fresh mentions.
Fetching my IndieWeb mentions with HTTPie and Requests
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.
I killed some redirects for accessibility and likes
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
It’s probably redundant to test HTML structure for my pages, but what the heck.
There’s no rule, but obviously every webmention to my site will have full author info including photo.
Look honey I added Webmentions to my Datasette dashboard!
Sweet, jmac liked my mention! Wait why are tests failing? Maybe check the dashboard?
I fixed it!
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, Jason McIntosh!
Pondering My Indieweb Guinea Pig
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.
In which I go overboard with Hugo and Python for a quick Sunday task
Using microformats to build a profile page
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