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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







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Nate, it was great meeting you in person. I'm glad you made it to the IndieWeb Summit. Congratulations on getting Webmention working on your site!


@reclaimvideo Can I apply for a video rental card from LA? I'd use it as a second form of ID to go with my Ralph's card.


@jimgroom Congratulations on the first two. I can tell you from personal experience that the third one is insanely expensive and incredibly difficult. But there's also nothing better.


@sadlerjw You've certainly found a few of the remaining pain points within the broader community and specifically with WordPress. There are obviously some UI bits like properly threaded conversations across multiple syndicated silos that could be better. I've written a tad about how threaded comments work between sites using WordPress, though didn't touch on the idea of doing so also using Twitter or

Ideally in the end, everything would support Webmention and needing to syndicate to outside services would be somewhat moot.

As long as the conversation for something on starts on your own site, the replies that occur there will generally flow back to your site via Webmention, but sadly one needs to use some manual chicanery to get a similar back and forth effect with other services like Twitter.

I suspect that in the coming months/year(s) things on this end will improve as the community marches forward.

Either way, congratulations on what you've done with you're site! Hope to see you around either via reader or


Congratulations on bridging your latest gap! I really like some of the visual changes you've made.

Thanks as well for your thoughts and feedback. If you have a moment in the coming weeks to document or add any pieces you thought were missing to the broader parts of the wiki, I'm sure it'll go a long way toward helping others who come after you. In particular, I'm curious what method you chose to POSSE and the problems you ran into there. Feel free to add more specific notes into the chat (where others will see and act on them) as well so we can try to smooth over these pain points.

Congrats again!


@cleverdevil Congratulations! It's so much more pleasant interacting with you online via your own website anyway. Who needs those unnecessary middlemen?


@scott_gruber, sorry I didn't see this until this morning. Last night I had some issues connecting to the wifi for the first chunk of the meeting, so I didn't get the chance to document things into the chat as we went along.

It sounds to me like you got a lot of great things arranged and working on your site though! Congratulations on the Webmentions progress. That's awesome!!


Congratulations Sarah on making a choice! You've made some awesome looking modifications to that theme.



That's a great Christmas present. Congratulations!


@steveivy It's amazing how things can change in 10 years isn't it. Congratulations on 10 years of !
Three cheers for the open web.


@mathewi Congratulations. Big win for CJR.


@Chronotope Congratulations! Apparently X=Aram... Journalism is saved! ;)


Jeremy, congrats on owning your reading! I'd recently seen your note about using, but I've been on holiday and not had a chance to get back to you.

In general it seems like you've found most of the salient pieces I liked about it. For the record these include:
* I like the idea of "bookmarking" everything I'm reading as I read it. Even for things I don't quite finish, I often will want to know what the thing was or how to easily find it at a later date.
* It has an easy to use desktop bookmarklet that makes the friction of using it negligible. (On mobile I use the ubiquitous sharing icon and use my account's custom email address to email links to my account which is quick enough too.)
* Its RSS feed is useful (as you've discovered), but I've integrated it into my WordPress site using for porting the data I want over. In my case I typically save the post as a draft and don't publicly publish everything that my lesser followed account does. Generally once a day I'll look at drafts to add some notes if necessary, or do some follow up reading/research (especially when I've read something interesting via mobile and didn't have the time), and then publish a subsection of the captured reads as public.

I've filed an issue with the developer to see if he'd include the comment data within into the RSS feed so that it could be included in the passed data, so that when commenting there, the commentary could also be passed across to my site as well.

While I typically prefer to default to POSSE when I can, this PESOS workflow is generally acceptable to me because it required very little effort and I like having the drafts to determine which I should post publicly/privately as well as for a nudge on potential follow up for some of what I've read.

One other small thing I had done was (via plugin) to have any links on my site auto-post to the WayBackMachine on as I read/post them that way there's a back up version of what I'd read so that in the future copies are available even if the site goes down at a future date. I suspect you could do this with a simple POST call, an example of which I think is documented in the wiki.

As a subtle tweak you may wish to take a look at I noticed that you bookmarked something as read a second time having clicked through via a link. This causes to mark the second one as "Jeremy Cherfas is reading this because of Jeremy Cherfas" which means the "because of Jeremy Cherfas" manages to sneak into your RSS feed in the title. I suspect this wouldn't happen often, so you could probably ignore it, but you could throw it into your Regex filter to trim it out when it does happen. (When you click on links, they process to show that you're reading something as a result of someone else having posted it, which could show some interesting network effects though the network is relatively small.)

I know you're always saying that you're not a developer, but you've puzzled out a regex filter, implemented it, and posted it to your site for others to benefit. I would submit that you could now proudly wear the title even if you have no intention to do it professionally. Neither of us may be at the level of people like aaronpk or snarfed, but then, really, who is?

I also love that you've got a Webmention form set up, working, and looking great. Congratulations! If you want a small challenge, perhaps you could massage it to create a Grav plugin so others could easily implement it? If you want less challenge (and obligation for support), perhaps submit what you've got as an issue to the Grav Webemention plugin and see if they'd add it into the bigger plugin where it would also make sense having it. (They may also default to having it use their own webmention implementation instead of the heroku version.) If nothing else, consider linking/documenting it on the wiki page for Grav where others may find it more easily in the future.

Congratulations again Mr. Developer!


Congratulations on the wonderful new redesign and the added functionality!


Congratulations and welcome to the club. There's lots of goodies here if you haven't seen them yet: