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New Podcast: Two Dads Talking

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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. It’s a shame, really. I’m hopeful that blogs will rise again, but it’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!

I’ve had a personal microcast for a while now, and I’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, I’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 we’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. I’m really looking forward to getting to know Eddie better, and I hope you’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.

 

For those of you that have been asking, for iOS is on the way, thanks to @EddieHinkle. Soon, you’ll be able to save content for later using natively on iOS. We are just waiting on Apple!

 

Replied to a post on seblog.nl :

Awesome post! I'd love to see some of your suggestions implemented within Together, specifically on the graph-based side. I continue to believe that the most critical problem to solve to drive Indieweb adoption is a unified experience for reading, interacting, and publishing. Pull requests are welcome! We definitely need more smart people working on Together :)

 

It really is pretty sad and shameful. Such a missed opportunity, too. I must say, I've been so impressed with how the Indieweb community has been explaining the need for CoCs on the wiki, including responses for common objections, questions, and more. https://indieweb.org/code-of-conduct-why

 

A huge congratulations to @GetSource, who I had the absolute pleasure of working with for 6+ years. Great hire for @GoDaddy. I hope you get a chance to work on features for @WordPress! Best of luck. I'm sure you'll knock it out of the park. 😀

https://twitter.com/GetSource/status/1047223678218383362

 

Thanks to @CultOfMac for their article on using Indiepaper with Micro.blog!

https://twitter.com/cultofmac/status/1031994389915152384

 

I have started to think of Micro.blog as a wonderful discovery and aggregation service for the IndieWeb. It fits neatly into my Microsub reader, enables me to find new people to follow and interact with, and integrates perfectly with my website through Webmentions. 👏🏻

 

That said, there has never been a better time to join the and Micro.blog has made it easier than ever before. I can’t recommend it enough.

 

My goal? Get people off of Facebook completely, and back onto the open web, where they're in control. I highly recommend Micro.blog as a great place to land! Using https://github.com/cleverdevil/ditchbook, you can even move your data 😀

 

Indiepaper for macOS

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Indiepaper LogoIndieWeb Summit 2018 took place a few weeks ago in Portland, OR, and my project on day two was to create a service called Indiepaper, which is a "read it later" service for the IndieWeb. Indiepaper makes use of Mercury by Postlight Labs under the hood to extract article content and then publish it to a Micropub destination for later reading. Indiepaper is open source and is deployed on AWS Lambda using the Zappa framework. The Indiepaper website includes a tool to create a Bookmarklet for your web browser, and a Workflow for iOS that adds system-wide support for sending links to Indiepaper.

In order to make Indiepaper even easier to use, I created Indiepaper for macOS, which adds system-wide sharing support for Indiepaper to macOS. Here is a quick video demo of Indiepaper for macOS in action. Indiepaper for macOS is also open source, so feel free to poke around in the source code, and submit pull requests if you have improvements!

 

I whipped up a quick plugin for @WithKnown to publish GitHub issues and comments on your own site, with automatic syndication to GitHub via Bridgy – https://github.com/cleverdevil/Known-GitHub

 
 
 
 

Sad to be missing out on IndieWeb Karaoke, but enjoying a lovely dinner with the fam in beautiful Portland. Worth it 😀

 
 

Just demoed Indiepaper, my read-it-later service for the IndieWeb. Check it out - https://indiepaper.cleverdevil.io

 

Pretty pleased with my project for IndieWeb Summit 2018! I'll announce during demos 😀

 

Headed to LAX for our family flight to Portland. IndieWeb Summit and a little R

 

It has been a crazy few weeks! I am looking forward to heading to Portland on Monday for some much-needed time off, and for IndieWeb Summit 2018.