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James May downsizes to explore the weird world of the microcar.

He discovers how austerity and fears of congestion led to European tragicomic disasters in the shape of Britain's infamous three-wheelers, French death traps and German absurdities. James takes to the battlefield to settle one of the greatest rivalries in car history and travels to Japan for an urban race between a state-of-the-art micro sports car and the best-selling vehicle in history.

Watched on Trakt

 

Listened to Episode 9: Microblog Musings

On this episode of clevercast, Jonathan explains his love for Micro.blog in the wake of the controversial WordPress 5.0 release, and then shares why openness matters. ditchbook โ€“ Free yourself from Facebook. futurepub โ€“ Scheduled posts, powered by Micropub. micromemories โ€“ Create an โ€œOn This Dayโ€ page for your Micro.blog website. Indiepaper โ€“ A read later service built for the open web. microgram โ€“ Create a โ€œPhoto Gridโ€ page for your Micro.blog website.

By clevercast

 
 

Micro.blog suggestion for @manton and crew โ€“ consider adding emoji tags for discovering women, people of color, etc. to follow!

 

Thanks for all the recommendations, folks! My Micro.blog timeline is looking more diverse already. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฒ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‰

 

Hey, Micro.blog! I want to diversify my (largely white, straight, male) timeline. Help me find new voices that will enrich my perspective with their points of view! Any recommendations?

 

Great article! Definitely check out Known. Its what I use on my website โ€“ย https://cleverdevil.io โ€“ and I've done a lot of work to make it integrate nicely with Micro.blog. There are still gaps, but overall, I am happy with it.

 

Listened to Episode 117: No downtime

Some of the work this week including fixing the Sunlit crashing bug, updating the Micro.blog help site, and whether I should take the servers down for an upgrade.

By Timetable

 

So, Micro.blog community... any other requests? These little projects are fun!

 

I built a little extension to Micro.blog that lets you easily add a photo grid to your website. Thanks to @manton for making Micro.blog extensible! โ€“ ย https://github.com/cleverdevil/microgram

 

New Podcast: Two Dads Talking

2 min read

I am not ashamed to admit that I love podcasts. In the early 2000s, blogs were the hot thing: an open publishing medium that allowed people to exchange ideas, converse, and share. Since then, blogs have faded, as increasingly toxic social media walled gardens have moved people off the open web. Itโ€™s a shame, really. Iโ€™m hopeful that blogs will rise again, but itโ€™s going to take time.

Podcasts, on the other hand, have only grown in popularity, and are still blissfully free of central control from creepy ad-driven social media giants. We are in the golden age of podcasting!

Iโ€™ve had a personal microcast for a while now, and Iโ€™ve been pretty undisciplined about publishing it. Still, it has been a fun exercise, and I plan to keep at it for years to come.

Today, however, Iโ€™m excited to announce a new podcast project: Two Dads Talking. TDT is a longer form podcast featuring myself and my co-host Eddie Hinkle. Eddie and I have known each other for a few years now through the IndieWeb community, and weโ€™ve found that we both have a lot in common, but also a significant amount of differences. This podcast is an opportunity for us to get to know each other better, and for our listeners to join us in that discovery.

Eddie and I are both parents, though at very different life stages, and both are people of faith, and technologists. Iโ€™m really looking forward to getting to know Eddie better, and I hope youโ€™ll all join us in our journey of Two Dads Talking.

To subscribe, visit the Two Dads Talking website, follow us on Micro.blog, or subscribe in your favorite podcast client.

 
 

"As WordPress continues its move toward becoming SquareSpace, Micro.blog just keeps becoming a better blogging platform." โ€“ย Jack Baty on Micro.blog couldn't be more right! I'm increasingly recommending Micro.blog over WordPress for bloggers.

 
 
 

Listened to Episode 348: A Surprising Amount Of Success

Manton and Daniel check in on the eve of Danielโ€™s Swift by Northwest speaking engagement. They talk about the challenge of biting off topics for speaking, articles, books, etc., that sound good but turn out to be harder to pull off than expected. Manton catches us up on the challenges of finding time to finish his newest features for Micro.blog, and the two talk each other down from stressing out too much about the relatively low-severity things theyโ€™re worrying about.

By Core Intuition