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Jeremy Cherfas

I noticed that my Like of this recent post by Chris Aldrich features a photo not from Chris's site, but from the site of the person he is talking about. That's pretty magical.

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Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

@PhilVincent Just discovered and went looking for your chart. Page not found. Which, to me, suggests the need for an 11th day, devoted to the and what it means to own your content.

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

IndieWeb generation 4 and hosted domains | Manton Reece

Owning your content isn’t about portable software. It’s about portable URLs and data. It’s about domain names.

Cannot say this often enough.

Jeremy Cherfas

You can get good help

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I managed to fix a long-standing niggle with my practice this afternoon, thanks to some great help from cweiske and others. For the longest time Quill, a micropub client that I can use to publish here, wasn't showing me an option to syndicate directly to Twitter. That meant that I tended reply to tweets and stuff right there in the silo and not bring them back here. Fair enough, especially when a reply without context is like an egg without salt. But we figured it out, in part by that old standby of "switch it off and then switch it back on again". That got things working, and was enough of an impetus to upgrade WithKnown to the latest build. And so far, everything looks good.

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Replied to a post on eli.li :

A great intro to micro.blog and how it fits more generally into the ecosystem. But I had to laugh at Eli saying that since he discovered micro.blog he is now a full-time PHP developer. I have just spent all morning, literally, trying to improve the sandpit ii8n which I play with PHP, and have just about given up, utterly defeated. How anyone ever gets XDebug to work is completely beyond me. VSCode, Atom, even PHPStorm all require the most astonishing acrobatics which I have simply been unable to perform. Now what?

Jeremy Cherfas

Aaron Davis wonders "when are you an actual ‘citizen’, that is when do you belong to, in or are a part of the Indieweb?" To me, "belong to", "in" and "part" signify slightly different depths of commitment, none of which conveys "citizenship". The way I understand it, citizenship is granted by some other authority. You can't just claim it for yourself.

I like Kartik Prabhu's idea that posting to a domain you own is all it takes. "Everything else is a bonus". But that's a little like Robinson Crusoe being a citizen of his island. Interaction with others matters too.

Jeremy Cherfas

@SlackHQ I like the extra functionality of, eg, reminding myself about messages and the overall usability of Slack. I wouldn't want to be tied to a closed silo though. Bridging with IRC allows people to own their messages.