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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







@holden I'm wondering if you're planning on coming back to camp this year as well? I'm excited by the growing number of related folks who are planning on attending.


@ngeli_r So that's what the blooms look like?! I've got a massive one in front of the house, but the parrots have eaten all of the buds, so I don't get to see any.


@actualham Simon Winchester is one of my favorite travel and science writers and covers many of those bases. He's also excellent at providing structure for things that aren't necessarily linear. Given your location his Atlantic could be very interesting.


Awesome looking! I totally want to get one of them for myself now.


@Chronotope I'm curious what your thoughts were on @dsearls ā€¸article:
Is there a better way for publishers to own their own adtech in a more decentralized sort of way? What would that look like?


@dimensionmedia And it works on everything but itself, right? ;)


@aaronpk Tell me you're at least planning the conference organizer's nightmare of "accidentally" running over your time and into @barackobama's block, right? ;)


@jgmac1106 A few short thoughts:
1. The explanatory text is nice, but runs a bit long for the uninitiated. I'm always worried that the length turns folks off? Perhaps something shorter for the gist of the idea with a link instead to a particular page that lays it out in more detail? I've also considered hiding some of the extra explanation behind a pop up or by using an abbr (or other appropriate html) tag with appropriate CSS hover markup so that when one hovers over a portion, they get a title-like window with all the gory details. Ideally, over time, with the spread of the concept the explanation won't be necessary at all.
2. One potentially crucial piece you're missing is that the post on their webpage HAS to have the permalink URL for your post on the page, otherwise the webmention will fail. Worse, without this bit of knowledge they won't know why it failed.


@jgmac1106 If you're as poor a theme tinkerer as I am but about to embark on adding microformats to a theme, I might recommend taking a look at the individual commit changes that David Shanske goes through in converting the base Twenty Sixteen Theme into a more IndieWeb friendly theme. The list of commits with useful labels can be found here: Clicking on each of the changes will give you highlighted changes for what he did.

I would recommend starting at the bottom and then slowly reading your way to the top to try to understand what he's doing in each section. Note that there are one or two places where he splits a particular change up between a few commits or occasionally backtracks. There's also a section in which he "rips" out the WP core functionality of Post Formats in favor of using the Post Kinds Plugin--I'd recommend you don't do this to make your resultant theme the most flexible. I believe there's also a section in which he adds a "comment walker" and later removes it because the experimentaly functionality was later merged into the Webmentions/Semantic Linkbacks plugin to better handle comments, so you can safely ignore may of those chunks which are now stable.

I suspect that between this and the code models for SemPress and Independent Publisher (which should also have some David Shanske specific commits and related discussion that you can look up) you may be somewhat better off.

Good luck! We're all cheering for you!


Unless there's some odd, massive breaking change, no you shouldn't.


@jimmyasoni I'm curious what you use for your global Shannon mention search? Is it real-time? Do you have something hand-rolled, use a commercial product? Superfeedr perhaps? What is it?


A quick search of the literature indicates the answer to be no.


@drmichaellevin Was Kidd aware of Blaschko's work two years earlier in 1901?
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