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This week, David Shanske and I discuss IndieAuth and the WordPress plugin’s new functionality as well as some related micropub work David has been doing. To some extent, I alternate between acting innocent and serving as devil’s advocate as we try to tease out some of the subtleties of what IndieAuth is and what it means to the average user. As usual, David does an excellent job of navigating what can be some complicated territory.
boffosocko.com/2018/04/18/an-i

I'm noticing that my listen posts (aka my faux-cast) also now translate to micro.blog's podcast discovery page. The secret to this seems to be having an .mp3 file in a post that feeds across. I do notice at least one post without an .mp3, but which includes the word "podcast." Are there any other criterion for this @manton?

I wonder if there's a way for more posts to display the inline audio player without being hosted directly by micro.blog?

boffosocko.com/2018/04/20/podc

I’ve been following the inimitable Jonathan LaCour for quite a while, but I’ve just discovered the link to his new microcast which I’m immediately adding to the growing list of interesting microcasts I’m following.

boffosocko.com/2018/04/18/foll

An IndieWeb Podcast: Episode 1: “Leaving Facebook”

David Shanske and I discuss some of the implications from an IndieWeb perspective and where you might go if you decide to leave Facebook.

boffosocko.com/2018/04/17/an-i

Somewhat different than the usual episode here, but in the best of ways. Still a wonderful look at food, culture, and humanity wrapped up in a fantastic story.

🎧 A visit to Hummustown | Eat This Podcast
boffosocko.com/2018/04/16/a-vi

A fantastic piece of journalism here. Timely, interesting, and important. This is the type of coverage that keeps me coming back to @nytimes The Daily on a regular basis.
boffosocko.com/2018/04/04/the-

I'm not sure why it didn't exist before, but given the events of the past month I'm utterly shocked that neither WordPress, Automattic, nor the community have built an importer to allow people to easily put their Facebook data export into a WordPress website.
boffosocko.com/2018/04/12/movi

@clayton Dries and several others in the community have recently been adding functionality to Drupal. I suspect a lot of this technology may be very interesting the the Drutopia movement. There are already pages on the wiki if you or others are interested in contributing:
indieweb.org/Drupal
indieweb.org/Drutopia

👓 The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete | The Atlantic
(or an overview of newish science communication via Jupyter and Mathematica notebooks)
boffosocko.com/2018/04/05/the-

🎧 Mitch Landrieu | The Atlantic Interview
Nice interview with the Mayor of New Orleans.
boffosocko.com/2018/04/06/mitc

🔖 IndieWeb Module for Drupal
This looks like a tremendous step forward for folks who want to join the via Drupal. Kudos to Kristof De Jaeger for some fantastic looking opensource work.​​​​​​​​
boffosocko.com/2018/03/31/indi

Barrett's recent piece on RSS Revival in Wired is missing a lot of what's been happening in the past five years for feed readers. Here's an outline:
boffosocko.com/2018/03/30/its-

Thanks to Kartik Prabhu’s work, I’ve finally updated the fragmentioner on my website, so it’s easier to highlight subsections of my website and share them with others.
boffosocko.com/2018/03/30/upda

Some awesome news just as I've wrapped up a class on Algebraic Geometry and was actively looking to delve into some category theory over the summer. John Carlos Baez announced that he's going to offer an online course in applied category theory. He's also already posted some videos and details!
boffosocko.com/2018/03/28/appl

I'm not sure that Google's big push on news/journalism today is as philanthropic as things sound. They are certainly hitting Facebook below the belt this week with the announcement.
boffosocko.com/2018/03/20/the-

Following much of the recent Facebook privacy and data scandal over the past several days, today I deleted 169 of 184 apps which had access to all or parts of my Facebook data. Often many of them also had access to data by proxy of my family, friends, and acquaintances.

Of those apps still remaining, 7 are apps that I've made personally, and the remainder solely help me export data from Facebook.

boffosocko.com/2018/03/19/face

Wait... What?! There's a reading plugin for @WithKnown? It appears to be based on Jonathan LaCour's Food plugin, but portends some interesting new "read" post functionality within the IndieWeb community.
github.com/zoglesby/Known-Read: stream.boffosocko.com/2018/wai