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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







Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing


A Virtual Tool Parade with a well deserved @withknown reference


LA Sheriff's Dept helicopter in NE Altadena ordering someone out of house with hands up.


A nice thread to contemplate for community CoC.


Earlier this morning I was writing a longer post which included a section about how could slowly expand outside of the microblog space to include other post types like bookmarks, likes, articles, checkins, etc. when low-and-behold:
Manton Reece rolls out custom pages!


UI/UX: Publish default to Don't Forward unless PressForward functionality · Issue #936 · PressForward/pressforward

## What happened
With PressForward installed/activated, the Site Options setting for "Seconds to redirect user to source. (0 means no redirect)" set to 1 or greater, and creating a new post (by almost any means including manually, API, micropub, and I suspect sources like the forthcoming Gutenberg interface) the drop down menu item in the Publish meta box to "Forward/Don't Forward" to item's original URL automatically defaults to "Forward".

## What I Expected
I would expect the Forward/Don't Forward setting to default to Forward _only_ when an item is created via the bookmarklet, through items entering the process via the RSS feeds, or from other PressForward specific functionality. All other posts should default to Don't Forward unless manually switched in the Meta box.

For posts created either manually or other automatic means from other sources (API, micropub, etc.) they default to Forward meaning that their URLs never resolve to view the page as they continually forward back to themselves in a never ending loop.

## Additional notes
With the Seconds to redirect set to 0, all new posts seem to be set to the default "Don't Forward" as one would expect.


Last update turned off checkins in Post Kinds metabox · Issue #34 · dshanske/simple-location

It may have been something else, though I haven't changed anything else substantively recently...

When I updated simple locations with the new release, I think it disabled the visibility for checkins with Post Kinds Plugin. IIRC, there was a check that one did to see if the other was installed and enabled them. Perhaps changes in Post Kinds and Simple Location haven't kept abreast with each other as I believe the on/off in the Post Kinds plugin also moved a version or two back as well.

I want to say that I'd been manually changing the code for a while to show checkins within the metabox, though perhaps after the refactoring of Post Kinds a few months back, perhaps I hadn't and so it was updating Simple Location that turned it off yesterday. I can't be 100% sure, and the number of people using the two in tandem is surely small, so I thought I'd mention it.

In the meanwhile, (as a reminder to myself) I've manually hard coded checkins back on.


A pretty solid explanation for why journalism sucks right now. This:


I thought Bannon would be today's biggest news. Then THIS...