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Jonas Voss

And a merry Christmas to you good sir (: πŸŽ„

Jonas Voss

Yes, I noticed the email that Known sends to let me know that someone interacted with my post, had the quoted content and your comment mixed into one paragraph. Not sure where or how to fix that, but it could be that you need to deploy the fix you mention to more post types.

Jonas Voss

Excellent points. I watched The Mother of All Demo's at Reboot in Copenhagen in 2005, and it blew my mind. It also helped that Mr Engelbart himself was "present" live via videolink from the US.

Reading Vannevar Bush's "As We May Think" a few years earlier while at university, equally blew my mind.

I remember sharing Bush's article with my dad, to show him that smartphones weren't a new invention, but rather reality finally catching up with a postwar vision of how technology could be of help to us.

Jonas Voss

Festive indieweb and selfhosting

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Holiday is on, and apart from relaxing with the family, I aim to look into a bunch of stuff before I'm back at the factory in January.

My Indieweb life is coming on well, thanks to Known, and the community in London. I attended my first couple of Homebrew Website Club meetups in town in 2018, and although my contributions to the community so far is non-existant, I'm very glad to have met a handful of people to talk indieweb stuff with in person, on a regular basis. I've also logged onto the Indieweb slack/IRC channel where I'm a regular lurker.

One thing I'd like to do is, to import all the posts from my homegrown CMS into Known, so they get equipped with all the indieweb goodness which is part and parcel of Known. I've had comments turned off on my own CMS for years, because I gave up dealing with the deluge of spam coming in through the comments form. I'd like to have comments back. Known has an import feature which will let me import Wordpress RSS-feeds (which my old blog produces), so it should be possible. I did try a few weeks ago and wasn't successful, but I gather with a bit of tinkering I can make it work.

On the selfhosting front I'm very happy with my current inventory (bookmark service from Shaarli, Tiny Tiny RSS for reading feeds, dokuWiki for documenting/notes), but I also want to host more stuff. In particular, I'd like to try to run my own instance of Mattermost. With my current hosting provider, that option is a bit limited. As long as whatever service I want to selfhost has very standard requirements, such as PHP and MySQL, to run, then I'm fine. But I find that more and more of the things I would like to try to selfhost, requires a bit more, such as artisan, go, docker, and a bunch of other things that I either a) never heard of before or b), have heard of before, but have no clue about.

I will sign up for a month of VPS with one of the providers in the field, and try out a few things. It might be overkill, but then at least I'll know I'm in way over my head, and I can return to my shared hosting, and whatever that allows me to install.

Happy holidays (:

Jonas Voss

I try to use Firefox, or some other browser, as often as I can. Like you, no major gripes. Hoping it continues like that (:

Jonas Voss

Phenomenal visualisation of data breaches done by Information Is Beautiful: https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/worlds-biggest-data-breaches-hacks/


Jonas Voss

I agree, it does feel a lot more social this way, and more seamless to interact with each other. I'm digging your new icons btw, looks good (:

Jonas Voss

Yes, I was showing Aaron's rotating avatar on mobile device to a friend the other day, it's genius (:

Jonas Voss

It looks like the Data Portability Project site got hacked. At least Google thinks so (https://i.imgur.com/ZN03g7S.png). Either way, the wiki that should hold all the info about the project, is unreachable. @chrissaad do you know what happened?

Jonas Voss

I'm really enjoying using the Memex browser extension from https://worldbrain.io. Very useful, enabling you to search your browser history, and for annotating to the pages you visit and read.

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