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Jeremy Cherfas

I feed @WithKnown into and POSSE to Twitter just fine. Known also makes it easy to feed only certain kinds of post because the RSS is easy to adapt.

Jeremy Cherfas

Anyone using OwnYourGram with the latest master of @WithKnown? Since updating, my photos no longer come back to my site. Everything else is improved, but no actual image. I have no idea why this is happening, and would welcome clues.

Jeremy Cherfas

You could do worse than look at @WithKnown for a reasonably simple solution. It isn't quite as easy to use, but it isn't that difficult either.

Jeremy Cherfas


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Digging into how withknown creates RSS feeds, I can see two things.

One is that for a status post, which has no title, `<title>` is a truncated version of the post content, although the level of truncation seems to vary. Not sure why.

The other is that even status posts, with a truncated `<title>`, have a full `<description>` that includes `p-name` and `e-content` and even `entry-content`.

But does not seem to read `<description>` at least not when it is coming from my withknown RSS feed.


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Why I cannot post bookmarks to Known automatically | Jeremy Cherfas

I've set out in as much detail as I can understand what is happening when I try to POST a Bookmark with a Description to WithKnown.

And to add insult to injury, I'm adding this Description by hand, so I can include a blockquote:

[I]f you try to POST anything other than the URL of the bookmark, it simply never appears. With the help of good IndieWeb people, especially zegnat and cweiske, we worked out what was happening.

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bookmark - IndieWeb

But now here's the thing, when I do this by hand directly in WithKnown, it allows me to post some lines of description.

And a

But I ddo not seem to be able to do the same thing with micropub. Probably because I am doing it wrong.

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@denials I absolutely need to check that I am not talking through my hat when I say that I can post more than 140 characters here @withknown and see them show up via POSSE on Twitter. Which means I need to blab a little more than usual.

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Blast. I can’t seem to upload images to or to WithKnown. I’ll have to work on that tomorrow.

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I really want to use and WithKnown, but ...

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I have never yet been able to post from my to this stream, although the feed from here is reliably picked up there, and reliably pulls replies from there to here. @manton suggested we move my complaints to, but I can see no way of actually engaging with that account. So this afternoon, I decided to attempt to go back to the beginning.

It was a miserable failure.

Here's how it went:

  1. Revoke all current authorisations for
  2. There were four of them, two from yesterday when I last tried.
  3. Launch OS X app
  4. OK!
  5. “If you’re using WordPress or another server, first open the preferences window and enter your web site URL to set it up for posting within the app.”
  6. Roger that. But the old website was still there. Is that going to be a problem?
  7. Start a new post; the old website is there at the bottom. This is going to be a problem.
  8. Same old Same old; Error sending post.
  9. Post does not arrive at
  10. Post does not arrive at WithKnown
  11. WithKnown Error log is empty.
  12. Access log shows no sign of anything from recent attempt to post from
  13. Check to make sure I have up to date app
  14. “ can’t be updated when it’s running from a read-only volume like a disk image or an optical drive.” Move to Applications folder using Finder, relaunch it from there, and try again.
  15. Strange. Check path to
  16. Path is “/Applications/”.
  17. Check the App Store; disappointed but also content that there is not an update.
  18. Delete web site URL from preferences; quit, mostly for superstitious reasons; launch
  19. Very strange; web site URL is still there. Or back? Maybe the app pulls it from
  20. Repeat; same outcome. Superstition justified. Go to my account at
  21. See I have three App tokens. The one for MarsEdit is definitely pointless, as I am not hosted at Remove it.
  22. Throw caution to the winds; remove the tokens for IOS and OS X
  23. OK, IOS now says “Internal Server Error” on attempting to connect. I think I ought to sign out now and then sign back in.
  24. Phew. All is good. And I have a new app token.
  25. On iOS, try to write a new post; insert my Known site; authorise; write a test post. Post it.
  26. “Error sending post”. Tear hair out, as now I do not seem to be able to post to from iOS app.
  27. Go back to 22; remove iOS app token and authorisation token at WithKnown.
  28. Log back in. Can no longer post without adding WithKnown, and posting gives an error, as at 26.
  29. Try again from OS X; same error as at 8.
  30. Post to WithKnown; feed is picked up.

Any and all suggestions gratefully received.