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Monday, November 14th, 2022

Me sitting in a rocking chair holding a mandolin on a sun-dappled wooden porch.

Sitting on the porch, playing tunes on my mandolin.

The IndieWeb for Everyone | Max Böck

Spot-on analysis by Max:

Generally speaking: The more independence a technology gives you, the higher its barrier for adoption.

I really hope that this when smart folks start putting their skills towards making the ideas of the indie web more widely available:

I think we’re at a special moment right now. People have been fed up with social media and its various problems (surveillance capitalism, erosion of mental health, active destruction of democracy, bla bla bla) for quite a while now. But it needs a special bang to get a critical mass of users to actually pack up their stuff and move.

inessential: After Twitter

The internet’s town square should never have been one specific website with its own specific rules and incentives. It should have been, and should be, the web itself.

I share Brent’s optimism:

The web is wide open again, for the first time in what feels like forever.

A windswept Jessica standing at the water’s edge on a sandy beach under a cloudy sky.

Back on the beach.

Saturday, November 12th, 2022

Going to Saint Augustine. brb

Jessica in an atmospheric French Quarter house. Jessica with a table full of food including oysters and gumbo. Jessica in Jackson Square.

Bidding farewell to New Orleans, @wordridden’s city of birth.

It was an honour and a privilege to MC the in-person portion of #Clarity2022—I had a blast!

Friday, November 11th, 2022

Simultaneously having a great time at #Clarity2022 in New Orleans while also feeling FOMO for #FFconf back home in Brighton.


Despite growing pains and potential problems, I think this could be one of the most interesting movements on the web in recent years. Let’s see where it goes.

I’m getting the same vibe as Bastian about Mastodon:

Suddenly there was this old Twitter vibe. Real conversations. Real people. Interesting content. A feeling of a warm welcoming group. No algorithm to mess around with our timelines. No troll army to destory every tiny bit of peace. Yes, Mastodon is rough around the edges. Many parts are not intuitive. But this roughness somehow added to the positive experience for me.

This could really work!

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Jessica in the foreground in a cosy outdoor courtyard with a trio of musicians in the background playing tambourine, clarinet and guitar.

Had a lovely evening enjoying live music outdoors in a New Orleans courtyard at the #Clarity2022 speakers’ gathering.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Kim and Jessica in a hall filled with airplanes from World War Two. A selfie of me, Kim and Jessica with planes in the background.

Got a sneaky tour of the National WWII Museum from our old friend Kim who’s a senior curator there!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Going to New Orleans. brb

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Listening to Low.

Syndicating Posts from Your Personal Website to Twitter and Mastodon · Matthias Ott – User Experience Designer

A very timely post on using If This Then That to automatically post notes from your own site (via RSS) to Twitter and Mastodon.

I’ve set this up for my Mastodon profile.

So saddened by the passing of Mimi Parker—we’ve lost a beautiful voice.


When it came time to reckon with social media’s failings, nobody ran to the “web3” platforms. Nobody asked “can I get paid per message”? Nobody asked about the blockchain. The community of people who’ve been quietly doing this work for years (decades!) ended up being the ones who welcomed everyone over, as always.

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

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You’re quite right!


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That’s such a good idea! It’s like two layers of progressive enhancement: first Turbo, then View Transitions!

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Here’s what I wrote at the time about how I set up my syndication to Twitter from my own site:


Very, very good news indeed! 👏👏👏