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The Internet

Going to May 4 Guiding Compass Homebrew Website Club

RSVPed Attending Monthly Guiding Compass Homebrew Website Club

The first HWC of the month, let’s talk bigger picture IndieWeb, beyond our personal websites. The “guiding compass” is a twist on a standard HWC with an emphasis on community collaboration. This is a new, evolving format.

Excited to give a slightly different format a whirl!

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Entrepreneurship Learning

Went to Cavedweller Spotlight #2

RSVPed Attending Caveday Spotlight #2

We are a global community working on a huge variety of projects.
But we rarely get a glimpse of what’s created in The Cave.
Come see what some of our members are passionate about.

Maggie Downs (Palm Springs, CA) – writing on the (time-traveling) power of smell – working on a book

  • Scent is the only sense that isn’t filtered –> more direct line to memory, remembered emotions
  • The Smellitzer – Disney aroma-diffusing machine
    • I have little interest in going to Disney for the experience, but I am very interested in *how* Disney crafts and curates experience — this for smell, “go away green” to ‘hide’ the utilitarian necessities that might detract from the magic and illusion
  • “Smell Walk” tours
  • Art exhibit focused on smell by Sissel Tolaas

Wenlin Tan (Turin, Italy) – podcast on the heroine’s journey

Tim Vreeland (Ventura, CA) – CaveDay brings him peace – indirectly led to his ADHD diagnosis

Sana B (Toronto, Canada) – business coach

  • We can learn from tapping into neglected parts of ourselves
  • “Abundance mindset” –> accepting our uniqueness

Samia Minnicks (Richmond, VA) – photo restoration and wedding photographer with focus on Black love

  • focus on impact vs. perfectionism with photo restoration
  • falls in love with the subject of the photo for every photo restoration, such a deep time spent together that raises so many questions
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Fun

IndieWeb Friday Funday

RSVPed Attending IndieWeb Friday Funday – Halloween Edition

What’s Friday Funday?
A casual after-work hangout for people with their own websites to talk about things besides websites! Get to know other people in the IndieWeb, beyond the IndieWeb.
Drop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole evening. Bring your beverage of choice, or dinner if it’s that ti…

Looking forward to hanging out with folks this Friday!

I might do some pie prep while we chat 🍏 I was thinking about doing a fall themed block print but I should probably apply my full attention with sharp tools involved 😉

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Environment Future Building

Climate Designers Hangout

RSVPed Attending Climate Designers Hangout

Come hang out with us for casual conversations and a chance to network and get to know others in the community. These hangouts happen twice a week to accommodate multiple timezones across the globe. Join at the time that works best for you! Everyone is welcome and those new to Climate Designers are especially encouraged to drop by learn what’s up.

I don’t really know any other graphic designers but it’d be nice to meet some! I’ll give this a go.

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Environment The Internet

Went to Homebrew Website Club

RSVPed Attending Homebrew Website Club – The Americas

One big HWC, for anyone in the Americas(or who is just available) who wants to dial in. Let’s talk about what we would like to do in 2021 now that it is here. What’s Homebrew Website Club?
Homebrew Website Club is a meetup for anyone interested in personal websites and a distributed web. Whether you…

Brought up an article I came across with a “manifesto” for “low impact” websites that we all agreed seemed like a bit of an odd way to come at it. Consensus seemed to be that there’s some overlap between designing a streamlined, user-friendly, fast website and “low impact” website but the energy use of our websites wasn’t something we tended to do. I’m on the side of using the tools needed for effective communication and engagement, which are often visual on the web.

Indie Web: Green Computing

Solar-powered version of Low Tech Magazine website

See also: Hands-on Sustainable Web Design

Discussed building a lightweight mini solar-powered computer with a sim card and leaving it somewhere out in the world random. I thought maybe on peaks as a digital manifest. Someone suggested pushing a button could send a log to your website that you reached it. Could be a cool art project somehow I think (maybe as a temporary installation) — but the concern that once they got easy enough to make they might pop up anywhere and everywhere is valid 😉

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The Internet

Went to Homebrew Website Club

RSVPed Attending Homebrew Website Club – The Americas

One big HWC, for anyone in the Americas(or who is just available) who wants to dial in. Let’s talk about what we would like to do in 2021 now that it is here. What’s Homebrew Website Club?
Homebrew Website Club is a meetup for anyone interested in personal websites and a distributed web. Whether you…

We chatted about ways to visualize and represent threaded conversations, as well as some technical stuff about how to make threaded conversations work across IndieWeb websites where people comment from their own site.

This comes from May-Li Khoe’s 2000 dissertation.

Ironically, this is quite similar to what I had been imagining as a way to display posts on this mind garden!

I still don’t know how to accomplish it technically though 😉 It would be really cool to be able to visually see connections between topics. Of course, I’m not that good about internal linking, so it probably wouldn’t be that exciting without enriching the data manually first.

We also discussed consolidating our self-quantified data, like songs listened, books read, exercise done, steps taken, hours worked, mood, etc, and owning it all ourselves in a cross-referenced database that could be analyzed, potentially even using algorithms you could “buy from an app store”.

Another idea from this chat: publicly-run website hosting at the community level. Locally-owned and maintained server space so you don’t have to rely on Amazon or Microsoft for cloud, free or low-cost web hosting for community members. Some local internal network and communication space or tool maybe that you can only access if you’re a member? Community social. If I ever pursued my vision of a creative shared community space, this might be something I would want to incorporate.

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The Internet

Went to Homebrew Website Club

RSVPed Attending Homebrew Website Club – The Americas

One big HWC, for anyone in the Americas(or who is just available) who wants to dial in. Let’s talk about what we would like to do in 2021 now that it is here. What’s Homebrew Website Club?
Homebrew Website Club is a meetup for anyone interested in personal websites and a distributed web. Whether you…

Followed up on getting feedback on the mascot discussion.

Got excited afterwards and started working on a proposal for an updated homepage.

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The Internet

Went to Homebrew Website Club

RSVPed Attending Homebrew Website Club – The Americas

One big HWC, for anyone in the Americas(or who is just available) who wants to dial in. Let’s talk about what we would like to do in 2021 now that it is here. What’s Homebrew Website Club?
Homebrew Website Club is a meetup for anyone interested in personal websites and a distributed web. Whether you…

Some possible projects:

Homepage update for indieweb.org – adding a new section divided into three paths, for beginners / plug and play solution up to developers who want to do it all – see homepage notes from 2018

Mascot for the Indie Web – bees? mushrooms? Could do three colors of mushrooms for the three colors of the IndieWeb, representing the diversity of the group

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The Internet

Attended Homebrew Website Club

RSVPed Attending Homebrew Website Club – The Americas

One big HWC, for anyone in the Americas(or who is just available) who wants to dial in. Let’s talk about what we would like to do in 2021 now that it is here. What’s Homebrew Website Club?
Homebrew Website Club is a meetup for anyone interested in personal websites and a distributed web. Whether you…

Some discussion of logos and profiles being syndicated on others’ websites.

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The Internet

Attended Homebrew Website Club

RSVPed Attending Homebrew Website Club – The Americas

One big HWC, for anyone in the Americas(or who is just available) who wants to dial in. Let’s talk about what we would like to do in 2021 now that it is here. What’s Homebrew Website Club?
Homebrew Website Club is a meetup for anyone interested in personal websites and a distributed web. Whether you…

Talked a little about the questions about vulnerabilities and ethics that come up when choosing which services to use, whether large or small. Connected with the Substack controversy which has been on my mind.

Interesting question Jacob raised about how Indie Web fits in with businesses — would Indie Web help small biz?