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Biomedical and Electrical Engineer with interests in information theory, evolution, genetics, abstract mathematics, microbiology, big history, Indieweb, and the entertainment industry including: finance, distribution, representation







@mrkrndvs This link may also be somewhat relevant to some of your recent questions if you haven't come across it:
Read posts are somewhat like bookmarks, just for things that I've read. I suspect you could use this for Radio3/Diigo as well.


For those interested in more and who know a bit of code, David's also got a "master class" on adding microformats to modern themes in his commit trail for updating/upgrading the TwentySixteen theme to be more IndieWeb friendly:

While it isn't comprehensive and may not cover every eventuality for every theme, following along with his commits here will get you a long way towards better understanding microformats v2 use with WordPress. I think I've learned more about WordPress themes and microformats by following his changes here than anything else I've tried.


@mrkrndvs Incidentally I notice you've got some kind of CSS display problem just above your author block. Perhaps an errant grammar plugin causing problems? Sylewriting check, overused words check, etc...


@mrkrndvs I like emoji particularly for posting to micro sites like Twitter and where one is more constrained. I don't like it as much for some of the gymnastics I need to pull off, and most of which you mention. Not all sites seem to be able to handle them properly, and I often wonder at my decision to have used them in the first place. I've also noticed some issues with emojis in permalinks causing not to be able to send backfeed webmentions.

One thing that may make it easier to deploy them across your site is to bake them into the templates for your site (either into the post templates or into the post kind templates directly). This will allow you to use them quickly and easily and deploy them to thousands of posts at once with the ability to remove them later if you like. It'll also save you a huge amount of time hard coding them into your posts.


sessions now happening on
* Identity and the IndieWeb :
* Building Blocks (draw it/diagram it) :


Today's afternoon sessions for IndieWebCamp Baltimore are posted! Links for video feeds coming
Sessions include


Am I mistaken in thinking that my bookmarks on @diigo don't have any permalinks?! This makes referencing them on the service for colleagues a bit sad... The one link I've found auto-forwards to the original site, but nothing to diigo directly.


@Weegee They literally announced the heavily considered results in the last week! It was a pretty big kerfuffle at the time.
Perhaps that donation helped? (They'd probably have known about it for a bit...)


@Weegee And to think that just a year or two back they were considering shuttering Dick Macksey's Center.


@mrwiblog Meant to note that you're missing a closing " on your first anchor tag which makes some of your text disappear on the first line. :)


Since it's not covered in the primary group of Pocket Casts, Castro, or Overcast which are the defacto kings for the past year or so, I'll mention that I've been using AntennaPod for a while now and enjoying it quite a bit. (Also, if you're not using, you're just missing out on life.)


You know you might be onto something extremely cool for the internet when you've got @kevinmarks, @csarven, and @dustyweb showing up on your repo to make friendly suggestions.
@BeakerBrowser @dat_project


@mrkrndvs I'm curious if you manually cut & paste your replies for others' sites (who may not support webmention or even pingback/trackback) into their old-school comments sections?

I often worry that without that, or without replying to versions on Twitter if they syndicated, they won't see my response via pingback/trackback or other means. Instead my reply sits all alone on my site and they don't have the benefit of seeing it at all unless they come across it organically otherwise.

Generally when I manually cut and paste replies, I'll often use the comment's "website" field to include the permalink for my comment and then I'll take the permalink for my comment and add it to my syndication links since I've manually syndicated it.

Sometimes I notice that including multiple links in a reply can also run afoul of spam filters.

One of my favorite set of machinations occurred recently when I wrote this reply to Jon Udell:

Jon came back to his original post and appended his own comment to document my comment in the most circuitous of manners which included using his annotation tool

Interestingly we both used WordPress,, and Twitter to carry on the conversation. I was quite impressed that he took the time to circle back around and document my end of the conversation since he must have missed my pingback (he doesn't have webmentions) and my manual cut & paste, but did manage to see the notification on Twitter.

It all just goes to show that you've got to keep your eye on the tech that you and everyone else is using until it's broadly and evenly distributed. One day perhaps...