Homebrew Website Club
it's a basic reader that only polls once an hour, but I'm finding it useful
I was thinking about adopting publishing your subscriptions on your own site so you could move between readers
I'm still hacking on svgur.com which lets you uplaod svg's to embed.
I shipped a few things - micropub for wordpress being one - I'm not good at PHP or wordpress, but it works
I shipped ownyourcheckins like ownyourgram, to PESOS checkins
we may need to remove facebook publish from brid.gy as we don't get consistent facebook post ids from API 2.0
The Indieweb assumption is that POSSE is the 'right' way to do it - PESOS is 2nd class - for likes/retweets this is less true - 1 or 2 taps for them
to do an indie like or retweet is noticably more effort than the silo way, especially if it's just a silo post
so ownyourresponses pulls the silo likes and responses and posts via micropub
if you do the action in the silo and the indiepost shows up in seconds is that bad?
it may discourage you from liking non-silo posts though?
I don't end up interacting with google+ posts because it is effort, I'd like it in a reader ui that is shared
if you see an instagram photo that you want to like in your reader, it is still a lot of taps
in principle the indiereader could do one tap likes, but in practice it is harder.
i use the twitter client more than the known client, so this is a useful thing to do.
fun with APIs - since last time we can connect to infinite accounts on each silo -users on twitter, accounts+pages on fb
having an enormous amount of fun with the facebook api - trying to get OG tags to share an image from the post
we have to prime the fb cache with the image to know that it will show up - but it is not deterministic
we got whitelisted for twitter cards too, which is positive
our free users will get twitter cards but the whitelisting is per domain so won't work for custom domain users
every time I remember to post to google+ I get great responses
Erin Jo Richey:
I want to promote freemount.com - I can now tell the user running the fileserver and an anon user,
you will be able to use the filesystem as an API too
People were asking me why I have so many domains - I deleted a lot of things that I need to bring back
my site is erinjo.is because at the time Known didn't support other domains, so I can fix this soon
I learned that adblock can kill fonts - the adblockers destroy the social icons font we are using
when we have the buttons to connect to social networks, adblockers remove the twitter/fb buttons
the block lists are published by the adblockers and they charge to be removed
we need to change the way syndication works with a preview and post ui