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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







I've updated my WithKnown install to v0.9.9 Derbyshire!

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Aside from one or two custom CSS tweaks, everything seems to be looking and working as expected! If readers or users see or experience any issues, please let me know.

I can't wait to try out all of the new core features and improvements that have arrived since 0.9.2! Including:

  • A simpler user registration experience
  • Fixed image preview rotation
  • Improved indieweb support (including for likes and reposts)
  • Improved migration support
  • Advanced access control internal API
  • Design and layout fixes
  • Better error pages
  • Support for PHP 7
  • Countless fixes and speed improvements in the background

You can get your own version of one of the best, most modern, and most forward-thinking Content Management Systems on the planet by contacting the fantastic team at Or host your own version: with lots of community developed plugins.

If you've already got Known and haven't upgraded, I've previously written up an outline about the upgrade process.

Coming up soon, I'll be upgrading my Known testing ground at which, in some sense, is its own social media site, but also allows users to sign up for an account to test drive some of the core functionality in addition to syndicating their content to sites like Twitter and also backfeed their comments back from Twitter. For ease of use, I recommend setting up the bookmarklet after creating your account.

The 1.0 version of Known is anticipated some time in June 2017, but to be honest, in the almost three years I've been using it, it's been both fantastic and rock solid.


Colin Walker has some interesting thoughts on


Excited to hear that @WithKnown is stepping things up on the road to v1.0!!topic/known-dev/UXPHVXBmshQ


Even the Richard M. Nixon Library is trolling Trump about Comey's firing:


What I find most interesting about is that it is truly that for most people: an actual micro.BLOG! No one seems to be using the same way that they use Twitter which has turned into something I can't quite describe as simply or directly anymore.


The invitation for the themed Little Wedding on the Prairie this weekend said "Prairie/Frontier/Pioneer Attire Strongly Encouraged." I'll have to start planning something good. I just wish I could remember if I RSVP'd +5, +6, or +7 to know how many sister wives to take.


Spent all of two minutes creating the custom domain and mapping it over to my account using the CNAME set up as documented here:
That was entirely too easy...


h, i, k, o, q, u, v are currently the only remaining one letter usernames left for new accounts


I've now added my listen, jam, and bookmark feeds from my main site into They're prepended with descriptive emoji to give people reading the feeds some additional idea about what those status updates are about and what they might find by clicking through.


The one drawback to not using the same username on both Twitter and is that the namespaces won't overlap for @mentions.


Has my Twitter POSSE stopped working?