Skip to main content

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

boffosocko.com

chrisaldrich

chrisaldrich

+13107510548

chris@boffosocko.com

u/0/+ChrisAldrich1

stream.boffosocko.com

www.boffosockobooks.com

chrisaldrich

pnut.io/@chrisaldrich

mastodon.social/@chrisaldrich

micro.blog/c

 

The acquisition of GitHub reminds me about how versatile it can be for a variety of use cases. I hope Microsoft continues iterating on it to expand its usability to reach an even larger audience.

https://boffosocko.com/2014/09/17/revision-control

 

@scott_gruber In the erstwhile: I use MiKTeX for LaTeX and edit in WinEdt. Provides most outputs I need for physical publishing including high quality .pdf outputs. Depending on my needs, I've got publisher accounts at most of the online services as well as some of the bigger printers like Ingram for physical books and some distribution.

 

@scott_gruber I've spent 20+ years in entertainment. I have lots of options for publishing because it's what I do.
http://boffosocko.com/publishing/

 

@akarp the publishing rule of thumb is the fewer equations the more copies you sell...

 

@Chronotope Nice stream on journalism/publishing. Online publications can learn a lot from the model of publishing.

 
 

At one point, for several years I had a particular destiny and singular focus, and things seemed great. It took several years after having and then losing(?)/moving on from that focus to figure out what to do next. I can currently relate to not only your general thoughts about wanting to do everything, but even specifically to many of them including math, physics, publishing, ancient languages, computer science, philosophy, etc. The tough part is that I always feel like the "job" I want to have hasn't been invented yet. It's taken a while, but it sure seems fun searching for it now that I've embraced the search. If you do ever figure things out and the "company" has another opening, do let me know...

 

@emcconover I'll have to add this to the litany of other issues:
http://boffosocko.com/2016/04/29/some-thoughts-on-academic-publishing/

 

I REALLY LOVE how the feed reader https://woodwind.xyz/ is set up and integrates directly into my own website for publishing and replies. I'm hoping that as it evolves, this is the type of functionality and UI/UX that @manton also continues to aspire toward with micro.blog. (Hint: there's code on GitHub - https://github.com/kylewm/woodwind)

 

@Mercy They seem like completely different products to me.
Known is a CMS which allows you to own your data, then publish and syndicate it to multiple platforms (including uploading to Anchor). It doesn't have any audio creation or editing functionality. I have seen people using this and WordPress lately for small personal microcast "channels" which can be subscribed to or syndicated out to other social platforms.

Anchor appears to have some production and publishing tools as well as a distribution platform of sorts. It looks like the material you publish to your own station can be listened to for 24 hours, but then disappears unless you archive it to your account privately. Fortunately you can export your audio with a little bit of gymnastics, but it's not intuitive. This seems more like an ephemeral audio version of snapchat to me.

I'm curious what you're looking for in a minipodcast? I'm considering something shortly myself and have been looking at Anchor as well as Opinion2, Spreaker Studio, audioBoom, tryca.st, and even others as simple as using my LiveScribe Echo pen to record and then distribute via my Known or WordPress sites.

 

It looks like you may be using the Post Kinds plugin, so you should be able to reply to other sites using that and putting the requisite URL into the interface under "Post Properties" and including your response. The plugin will include the necessary u-in-reply-to microformat class and your webmention plugin will handle sending the response. If you'd like, you can try responding directly to this post at its permalink.

An alternate method is to use the Indieweb Press This bookmarklet for replies (if you're using the Indieweb Plugin) . You can find the bookmarklets at your /wp-admin/tools.php page about halfway down. Then you can click the bookmarklet on the page you'd like to reply to and it will craft a part of the post to send the reply and then you just add what you wanted to say before publishing to send the webmention.

 
 

@jgmac1106 @wiobyrne I'm excited! Open is good, but most think it hurts bottom line. Did I mention I have a small publishing company? ;)