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With quotes like For as long as anyone can remember, styling documents — affecting their appearance — has been facilitated via the JavaScript style property I can’t tell if it’s a joke or not. If it isn’t, I despair.

Exciting things from IndieWeb Summit 2018 – IndieWeb Readers

This year’s IndieWeb Summit had some really exciting things, as usual, including IndieWeb Readers. One day I’ll make it out to one of these.

Tantek gave a good overview of what’s happened and what we can look forward to from the community. One of the biggest things that excited me was the readers. With this not only do we have a feed reader, but we can post replies, likes, etc. within that reader and have it syndicated.

I fumbled around and got it working this morning. Here’s the steps I took:

  1. Log on to Aperture, the server that handles MicroPub
  2. Copy and add the generated meta tag to my WordPress child-theme’s header
  3. Added a couple of feeds into Aperture
  4. Log on to Together, an web based reader. For some reason this took a couple of tries, but worked in the end

Now I can see posts from blogs/sites and if I want to like, share, bookmark, or reply to them I can and those will be posted back onto this blog as well as to the originators site.

As this is all new there’s still some wonkiness around the edges, naturally. There is an Android reader which I downloaded, but cannot get it to sign in.

Authentication failed: Status code: 401; message: {"error":"invalid code","error_description":"Invalid authorization code"}

Bulk importing my 400+ feeds from Feedreader isn’t an easy option at the moment. There’s also a few UI issues I bumped up against.

But the fact I got it all connected and using it in a matter of minutes speaks volumes to the great work everyone has put it.

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Ditching “social media” for May

I’ve decided to remove Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat from my tablet & phone for a month. I’m also going to refrain from logging in on my laptop too. I’m also not going to being posting to those platforms either.

Now this isn’t a reaction to the #DeleteFacebook trend at the moment (I’ve not ventured on there for years now), but more a personal pause of social media in general. I’ve still been keeping up with RSS feeds but not a regular as I’d like, and with SmugMug’s acquisition of Flickr possibly breathing new life into an old favourite it may be time to revisit some of the old haunts.

Let’s see how long this lasts 🙂

Even the stories are in non-chronological, non-alphabetical order. Why @instagram? Why?
#screenshot #web #ux #instagram
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My @Twitter timeline is out-of-order posts, duplicates, a complete mess @TwitterSupport. How am I supposed to consume this, let alone participate?

Screenshot of my Twitter timeline

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