So, I’m a thirtysomething mechanical engineer and lousy guitarist. I work in the semiconductor industry, spend most of my spare time developing for the web, and own quite a few affordable (!) electric guitars, a handful of Raspberry Pis, and a couple hacked together MAME—I know—cabinets. Also, happily married, father of two, wannabe investor.
Folks hate monolithic #WordPress plugins à la Jetpack, and then complain about having to install more than a few plugins to get the features they want.
I’m typically a “do one thing and do it well” kind of guy but think a single, integrated #IndieWeb plugin, with a set of features that can be switch on or off separately might help to get more people on board. (Or not. Like, what do I know?)
I know folks dream of replacing every possible “social platform” with a combination of (sometimes dedicated sections on) their own sites and “social” readers that update in real time, with the help, at least temporarily, of a number of 3rd-party but independently run services.
And then a lot of people don’t, and that’s *fine*.
(The slow web FTW.)
(The four plugins I use (1) define a separate “Note” Custom Post Type, which you may not need—you could use WP’s built-in Post Formats—and shake up my feeds a bit, (2) enable Webmention, and (3) are the “official,” for lack of a better word, Micropub and (4) Indieauth plugins, which I use in lieu of WordPress’s official app.)
Quick reminder that you don’t *need* “8 WordPress plugins” to “be IndieWeb.” I’m running four (and a microformats-compatible theme), and you might need just one (like, to support Webmention, if you’re perfectly happy with, e.g., the WordPress app and thus don’t care about Micropub).
Or none, because running your own site and web feed(s) outside of the social media giants’ “walled gardens” is really what it’s all about. More so than strict self-hosting, too.
> Russia flipping from communist to fascist allowed them to get the global extreme right on their side while somehow still retaining the allegiance of the global extreme left.
One such package is https://github.com/janboddez/laravel-webmention. Like, you could `git clone` it into a `packages` subdirectory and use some `composer.json` magic to load it. Anyhow, what is does is register a `/webmention` route that will gladly accept (correct) incoming webmentions. (As for actually processing these, you’re on your own, still, at least for now.) And expose a `WebmentionSender` class you could use to easily send outgoing webmentions, like after a page is first published.
Ideally small and large servers wouldn’t be impacted by spammers from remote instances. The onus should really be on each instance to prevent spam registration (and account deletes), that’s easier said than done. Pixelfed is the only fediverse project with an automated spam detection system, and while it prevents about 80% of spam content, it’s not perfect.
Is ook gewoon te veel, dat dagelijkse tekeergaan tegen van alles en nog wat. Mijn feedreader kan dat niet aan.
Might have to rethink that decision, deze is weer heerlijk: https://pluralistic.net/2022/08/07/inky-wretches/#epson-salty
19 so far, all purchases. I’ll sell when I’m dead (or rather, retire). Invested about the same dollar (well, euro) amount in the last half year as I did in all of 2021. “Bear markets” are *excellent* for this.
Guitars purchased this year: a single one (vs. 3 in the same period last year).
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