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Homebrew Website Club Meetup | March 8, 2017

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Starbucks, 4430 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Time:

Ends:

•Work on your IndieWeb Resolutions for 2017
•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site.

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 18:00 (Pacific)

Add your RSVP in the comments below, by adding your indie RSVP via webmention to this post, or by RSVPing yes to one of the posts below:
Indieweb.org event: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-03-08-homebrew-website-club
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/263613614086597/
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/IndieWeb-Homebrew-Website-Club-Los-Angeles/events/238151537/

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Virtual Homebrew Website Club Meetup | February 22, 2017

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Virtual: Google Hangouts

Time:

Ends:

•Work on your IndieWeb Resolutions for 2017
•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Participate: Link to Google Hangout https://hangouts.google.com/call/swlermyderda5f2suhctzthy5ye

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site.

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 17:00 (Pacific)

Add your RSVP in the comments below, by adding your indie RSVP via webmention to this post, or by RSVPing yes to one of the posts below:
Indieweb.org event: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-02-22-homebrew-website-club

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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I'm not seeing the HTML export on the desktop version of Kindle (from 2015) on my work laptop at the moment, but I'm positive it's hiding somewhere on my desktop machine, which is currently out of commission for some quirky problems. When I get it running, I'll try to document the feature as I don't think I've seen it mentioned anywhere else and it was tremendously easy and helpful.

I hadn't tried Bookcision as I'd stumbled across what I supposed was an easy answer, but there are a few edge cases for non-Amazon books in my collection that might benefit from using it as Amazon doesn't always play well with content that doesn't originate from the "mothership".

A while back, I'd bookmarked http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/02/21/how-to-download-your-kindle-notes-and-highlights-and-export-them/ as one of the better articles explaining most of the pathways currently available. If I remember the comments were relatively helpful as well.

For general file conversion you might appreciate Pandoc: http://pandoc.org/

There are also some in the community who have tools (like Kevin Marks' http://www.unmung.com/ ) which can do inter-conversion. I can't recall specifics at the moment, but someone in the chat will likely know of the others, or you can search github to find some of the opensource ones https://github.com/search?q=indieweb&ref=opensearch (it can be an interesting browse in general for things you didn't know you needed/wanted).

Finally, I liked the teleprompter.css hint for marked2, but if you've not come across it, I often read newspaper, magazine articles, and fiction on my mobile using RSVP-related technology (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation) which has been patented (though I'm not so sure it's enforcable) by http://spritzinc.com/get-spritz and for which there are multiple apps floating around for multiple platforms. My favorite thus far is Balto-reader which I think may only be available in the Amazon store, but it's one of the few I've found that can break through Amazon's encryption to allow using Spritz-like technology on my Kindle Fire or Android Phones. I don't recommend using it to read technical documents or passages which require more thought, but it's lovely on mobile and has a nice bookmarklet for reading web-based articles quickly. If it's something you think you'd use, but you can't find something that can access Amazon books, let me know and I can suggest some workarounds that will allow Amazon book access.

 

Why doesn't Digg find additional alternate feed links on my site and present them as subscribe-able?

On a web page, one could advertise multiple RSS feeds for potential subscription (http://www.rssboard.org/rss-autodiscovery), yet it doesn't look like Digg supports this ability.

So for example, on my site http://www.boffosocko.com, I have about 12 alternate feeds which provide different subsections of my content that is subscribe-able based on the needs/interests of the reader. Why doesn't Digg parse this data to allow their readers the choice of what to read? Simple feed readers like Woodwind.xyz allow for this (see github opensource repository for example: https://github.com/kylewm/woodwind). Photo of the functionality attached.

https://digg.zendesk.com/attachments/token/WnUvDBJnNavbZq4QAT2F25esx/?name=subscription+options.PNG

 

Virtual Homebrew Website Club Meetup | January 11, 2017

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Virtual: Google Hangouts

Time:

Ends:

•Work on your IndieWeb Resolutions for 2017
•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Link to Google Hangouts to come.
Participate: https://hangouts.google.com/call/y5iyrcq2njeo3lcxzilvfdrk4me
Live Stream: http://youtu.be/LOlCs7kZaVs

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 16:30 (Pacific)

Add your RSVP in the comments below, by adding your indie RSVP via webmention to this post, or by RSVPing yes to one of the posts below:
Indieweb.org event: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-01-11-homebrew-website-club#Virtual
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1225386650875399/
Meetup.com event: https://www.meetup.com/IndieWeb-Homebrew-Website-Club-Los-Angeles/events/236804508/

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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@indiescripter I think you've probably got a pretty good start on the IndieWeb philosophy. And an even better start in that you're writing your thoughts on your own website first and then syndicating them to silos like Twitter.

I think that part of what you're missing about being able to reply to Aaron's original post is that his site both sends and accepts a new web protocol known as Webmention (http://indieweb.org/webmention). Thus on his original post, you'll see that I've "liked" it by making a post on my own site (http://stream.boffosocko.com/2016/liked-aaron-pareckis-100-days-of-indieweb-147eda7b83), and then in the background sending a webmention from my server to his to notify him about it. He can then decide whether or not to accept and/or display it (in this case mine appears next to his star icon at the bottom of the post). For the likes and comments/replies on his post, you can hover and find the permalinks for all of the responses on other people's originating sites. I'm sure yours would have shown up too, but I suspect that your site isn't sending webmentions yet, so his site is unaware that your post exists. I'm sure he'll have seen the Twitter response you gave though.

I know Aaron also often syndicates copies of his posts to Twitter. There's another IndieWeb related service known as Brid.gy which bootstraps webmentions onto Twitter (in addition to other social silos) so that replies or comments to the copy that got syndicated to Twitter also send copies to the original post. In this case, he only syndicated it to news.indieweb.org, so it was less simple for you to have interacted with his post because there wasn't a Twitter version for you to interact with.

You'll find that within the broader community that different members will support varying levels of functionality (based mostly on what they're interested in), so someone like Tantek (tantek.com) will post on his own site and syndicate to Twitter, but he doesn't yet display webmentions. You can, however, post your replies to him on your own site and syndicate them to Twitter (perhaps using Brid.gy publish?) to reply to his syndicated copy on Twitter where he'll see the notification of your reply. You yourself serve as another example as you don't (yet?) offer a comment field on your own post. Perhaps you may never, but that's your choice. (I'll mention incidentally that many static website owners are using Aaron's Webmention.io for sending/receiving webmentions, see also: https://indieweb.org/webmention.io.)

I think that a lot of the goal is to not only have fun with what you're doing on your own website, but do things which you find interesting/useful for yourself. Are you interested in locations/check-ins [http://indieweb.org/location]? Reading related posts [http://indieweb.org/read]? Maybe other types of status updates [http://indieweb.org/posts]? Always work on your own itches [http://indieweb.org/itch] first.

Just be careful, because lurking in IRC or browsing the IndieWeb wiki for a while and seeing what others are working on or doing can make you very "itchy". Though the reverse is true that seeing what others have done (even how silos have done things in the past) can make it easier for you to build it not only better, but perhaps more quickly. Perhaps the CMS or language you're using is being used by others in the community [http://indieweb.org/projects]? This may make it easier for you to go farther/faster by using their opensource code, or perhaps make it better by contributing some of your own thoughts/feedback/code?

Keep up the search, and let us know if we can be of further help/assistance.

 

Homebrew Website Club Meetup | December 28, 2016

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Starbucks, 4430 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Time:

Ends:

•Make your IndieWeb Resolutions for 2017
•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 18:00 (Pacific)

Add your RSVP in the comments below, by adding your indie RSVP via webmention to this post, or by RSVPing yes to one of the posts below:
Indieweb.org event: https://indieweb.org/events/2016-12-28-homebrew-website-club#Los_Angeles
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/223299141457933/
Meetup.com event: https://www.meetup.com/IndieWeb-Homebrew-Website-Club-Los-Angeles/events/236494688/

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Virtual Homebrew Website Club Meetup | December 14, 2016

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Cyberspace via Google Hangouts

Time:

Ends:

•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 16:30 (Pacific)

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2016-12-14-homebrew-website-club#Virtual
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/370952176584857/
Meetup.com event: https://www.meetup.com/IndieWeb-Homebrew-Website-Club-Los-Angeles/events/235990159/

Google Hangout Details (coming soon):
Participate: https://hangouts.google.com/call/hlcayy5q2zgzvbccoeq4dsncqme
Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2mm_hwCoAA

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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@ReadingPack Sorry to hear it. It was a nice little service. Is there any value in putting code into opensource like wallabagapp?

 

Opensource tool I had mentioned to several: @wallabagapp A self-hostable application for saving web pages https://www.wallabag.org

 

Homebrew Website Club LA 2016-10-19

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Charlie's Coffee House, 266 Monterey Rd, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Time:

Ends:

•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 17:30

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2016-10-19-homebrew-website-club#Los_Angeles
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/315099195532702/
Meetup.com event: http://www.meetup.com/IndieWeb-Homebrew-Website-Club-Los-Angeles/events/234787360/

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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@benwerd @kevinmarks, Even better noterlive.com is opensource so newsrooms can improve on it for their own specific needs if necessary.

 

Homebrew Website Club LA 2016-09-21

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Yahoo, 11995 W. Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista CA 90094

Time:

Ends:

•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 18:00

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2016-09-21-homebrew-website-club#Los_Angeles
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/964698166989847/
Meetup.com event: https://www.meetup.com/IndieWeb-Homebrew-Website-Club-Los-Angeles/events/234048285/

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Homebrew Website Club LA 2016-09-07

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Charlie's Coffee House, 266 Monterey Rd, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Time:

Ends:

•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 5:30.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2016-09-07-homebrew-website-club#Los_Angeles
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1656153554712846/
Meetup.com event: https://www.meetup.com/IndieWeb-Homebrew-Website-Club-Los-Angeles/events/233697561/

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Homebrew Website Club LA 2016-08-24

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Charlie's Coffee House, 266 Monterey Rd, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Time:

Ends:

•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 5:30.

More information: https://indieweb.org/events/2016-08-24-homebrew-website-club#Los_Angeles
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1755654218041304/

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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