Homebrew Website Club SF
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Webmention spec has reached 0 open issues, is basically ready to go from Working Draft to Candidate Recommendation
I wanted to ask about doing a security review of the Webmention spec
2 things. the first, every single page of my site now has the meta http-equiv tag version of the HTTP response codes.
Another I'm sort of playing with, some people don't want to have a blog, just want a page about them...
So I'm kinda working on a little version of a single page generator that helps you set it up, also gives you a zip.
What's the reasoning behind the http-equiv stuff? @benwerd: means static sites are not penalized in webmention protocol
A lot of people have static hosting like GitHub pages, which makes it hard to do things like return "410 GONE" for deletes
There's no standard way to statically archive a page's return code. The more I'm thinking about it,maybe incl all the headers
The last couple of days, I've been thinking about ephemerality, in particular ephemerality of a URL.
I do a lot of academic writing; I want to share my writing of incomplete drafts that are not ready to be public
So it would be useful to have a URL that is only valid for some period of time, e.g. 1 hour.
Implemented in a little php, I can now change the URL to include /until-730pm, and that will give back a new short URL
So for example, this URL will only work for the next 15 minutes https://npdoty.name/u/cudo
(in re: what if someone archives the final URL?) it's a privacy rather than a security measure, wouldnt share w attacker
one challenge, I can't tell from looking at the page that it isn't meant to be public
how about URL that says you can archive the URL, but it will only work for the next hour
so I make a new short url with some random address like https://npdoty.name/u/cudo that will expire in 15 minutes
so if someone resolves the short url they can get to the content?
yes, so if I trust you but I want it to go away in time form the irc, then I can use this
this is like Flickr guest passes - a short term bypass of a login
if I give out a capability URL like this, then you still have the abiilty to resolve it
I do a 307 which is supposed to be temporary redirect, not sue how that differs from 302
I was hacking in a bar with @benwerd to get deleted working - I added a dt-deleted date to hide the post
what I realised was that I can set the deleted date in the future so it would vanish like an indie snapchat
is it a proper delete? if there's ever a timezone bug will it reappear.
do I want to set the delete time to 0, or do I want to set a deleted date so I can undo it
expiring content is useful - it doesn't look like noise in your stream later - like future bar plans
you might have a need where you want to send it out to certain people but only to you afterwards
you could also set the published time in the future to create ephemeral posts
you could also use this for a deadman switch style post that appears after a time
should you block search engines from ephemeral posts?
for stuff that is short term you block search engines, if it's longterm you may want more
is there a way to tell google that it is volatile? There is a change frequency notation
if you delete a post and put a tombstone in your feed, how long do you leave it up there? 24 hours? longer
email already have expiry headers - not sure anyone uses it
webpages have cache expiry timestamps as well
I really like the mute function on twitter but I forget to unmute people whoa re bing noisy for an hour
so I made quiettime.xyz and I put in @kevinmarks because he is tweeting too much right now
and it mutes him for an hour
I'm building a tool to help you manage politicians
politicians are very sensitive to constitutents, so we have a mapping from jurisdictions to a string
so you can make a post that refers to your political constituencies without identifying you
if a politician discovers a constituent cares about the issue, they care instantly
because congressional committees specialise, if you can connect with constituents of the members you can connect
so we create a set of map polygons that are the intersections of the constituency boundaries
I had to draw a boxes an arrows diagram to understand this - I want to see if people want this represented
if you go to http://newgov.net/demomap/index.html you can find the powerzone for your address
politicians love twitter because it lets them be broadcasters, we could give a backchannel that points to constituencies
if we have your address, we can get the latlong, and then resolve to a constituency powerzone string
you could also make this use indieauth to connect your website with your location zone
so far it's been impossible to be effective politically without exposing your address
every local secretary of state maintains the voter file of addresses of registered voters and party affiliation
instead of the politicians being the owner of the district, theya re the agent of the voter
do constituents get to see this feedback?
we could aggregate this for the constituents as well as the politicians - so they are tracking numbers too
a previous thought along these lines: http://epeus.blogspot.com/2002/08/blogthevote2002usa.html
I have a small demo that is only working on my laptop - this is a deleted post on my site
if you delete a post you shouls probably delete a slug - the part of the url that has words from the post
so the slug should not be part of the unique identifier
if you want to implement a deleted post
Also, this weekend is the second Indiewebcamp Dusseldorf, which has about 60 people coming
the 6th annual indieweb summit in portland is at 2016.indieweb.org - buy a ticket for $5 or send an indie RSVP for free
we also have a $1000 fund from an anonymous donor to fund underrepresented groups to come