Keeping with the nearly constant theme for me of #Indieweb and #OpenWEB, I have decided to take a look at where the community needs more work. I can think of a couple of places, though I would like to focus on a singular one for this month. Wait for it …
Open Library, a great resource for books, and it is wonderful in its current iteration, but it seriously needs more content. At the current moment, book catalogues are highly centralized, relying primarily on the likes of Goodreads, owned by Amazon, and in light of the fact that they cut off access to their Twitter API key and corresponding application, normal users will find it difficult to share their statuses with the world; Twitter access is no longer supported as of 2021. (Not sure whether or not it’s been disabled, for honestly I haven’t really looked, but if it’s not yet, then it will be), but since OL has an open API, it’s high time we start developing new resources against it. I’m interested in helping out there, too, but I have way too many projects on my hands to be able to afford any time with learning extra coding at the moment. It will come, but one thing at a time. Either way, other great resources pull from OL’s main catalogue of books, so, adding more books will in turn make it easier for those using software such as Bookworm a.k.a. fedireads, with possibly more in the future.
I am currently in the middle of around four books (I will have to check since I’m always reading stuff that it is easy to forget day to day), so each month, providing what I’m reading doesn’t already possess an entry, I will be adding at least that much, maybe more for people to discover and read. I read from a variety of genres all the time, so be prepared for some intriguing ones. Just a warning. Either way, if anyone has any requests for books to add, either for their information or their social reading habits, let me know.
I think while in the midst of editing stuff on my site, I am going to switch back to YoastSEO instead of the current piece of crap I’m using. And then I’m actually going to pay attention to SEO notifications. I know that the #indieWeb isn’t about that, but still … matters to me.
I am going to begin doing monthly updates for you regarding the things that I have read, begun using, subscribed to, and/or acquired each month; inspired by Ben Werdmiller, who always has some interesting developments to write about. Thought it would be interesting to do the same thing.
I decided to start the year off with more quantified self (have always been into the concept, but have just recently started actually paying more attention to the gathered data), and have signed up for the following:
- GitHub, VSCode, and Exist add-ins for RescueTime
These are good tools for determining metrics like productivity, fitness, and so on (Exist connects to Apple Health to obtain data from there). Recently I have actually been monitoring my progress on particular activities, coding in particular, as well as things relating to community resources and projects. I will ideally have a more productive month than I have had in a while.
Just started reading the sanyare Chronicles series by Meghan Haskell. I will be completely honest; one of the best Fae series I have read so far; between that and the Fae War Chronicles by Jocelyn Fox. Either way, Follow my Goodreads feed until I can figure out how to get the Read post kind to handle reading statuses on IndieWeb sites.
My best friend gave me one of his extra servers he’s no longer using; images and video to come on that. Either way, will keep you guys updated.
Does anyone know the best method to get #Macos #BigSir working as a vM on Windows 10? Preferably on Hyper-V,but I will switch to VMWare workstation if I have to. And this is a working, usable copy of the OS, not a testing fool-around VM.
I really don’t think I could have said this better … It is about time that more people step in. But part of it … the training for developers; especially developers that teach themselves languages from books, classes, and what not. Where are they going to be able to pull accessibility information from where it doesn’t feel (to them) like extra work?
Might end up switching from Day One to something like Diarium, depending on accessibility; would much rather be syncing my diary to somewhere where I know where it’s going, rather than relying on third-party syncing. Yes, I would miss the IFTTT integration, but on the one hand, I can get rid of my subscription. I would much prefer cross-platform applications than iOS exclusive ones.
Just realized … how few people I actually follow on Twitter and other places now. It’s not that I don’t like you guys … actually the exact opposite. I care more about your presence on the web than I do about your social media presence. #indieweb