@Jasraj & I discuss why we joined Micro.blog in the past year to blog as indie creatives (👂30m) —- 🎙 Micro.blog #podcast trial —- #SavvyIndie #tech
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Legendary computer scientist, web standards pioneer, and indie-web proponent Tantek Çelik is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest.
The secret history of standards in our web browsers. How web standards moved from academic ideas that sometimes couldn’t even be implemented to the foundation of our modern web. The rift between standards-oriented, CSS-and-accessibility-loving web developers and those who rely on powerful and sophisticated toolchains: can it be bridged?
The Flash years and today. Indieweb tools and the independent web community: what it’s about and how to get started. Readers versus social readers. Taking back privacy and the ownership of our content.
When you post something on the web, it should belong to you, and not a corporation.
The Internet was originally a peer to peer decentralized network of networks connecting diverse nodes. The ability to move and share content over the Internet evolved through file transfer to gopher to hypertext transport protocol and html, i.e. the World Wide Web. The early web co-evolved with zine culture, with many small independent content sites appearing, and experiments in content sharing using technologies like trackback, pingback, and Really Simple Syndication (RSS).
Over the last decade or so, the Internet has exploded. All media has become digital; the Internet has become the platform of choice for distribution. With the rise of social networks, smaller content nodes were swept into sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, blogs fell aside, and content sharing was mediated by evolving new platforms created and managed by corporations supported primarily by advertising. Content producers and consumers became “the product,” sold to advertisers in an ecosystem that mixes traditional and social media sources. The Internet has is somewhat less decentralized, replaced to an extent by managed broadband and cellular networks.
Manton and Daniel talk about migrating Manton.org to run on Micro.blog. They reflect on the nostalgia and inspiration of old web conventions like webrings and blogrolls. Finally, they talk about macOS Mojave’s forthcoming AppleEvent sandboxing and the effect it has on a wide variety of apps.
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Many thanks to our sponsors this week:
Jamf Now: Set up, manage and protect Apple devices in minutes.
Linode: Cloud Hosting for You.
Manton.org – Manton’s personal blog, now hosted on Micro.blog.
🕸💍.ws – IndieWeb Web Ring.
Indiepaper.io – An open web oriented “read later” service.
Jonathan LaCour – Developer of Indiepaper.io and other open web projects.
MacBook Pro Refresh – TechCrunch reporting on Apple’s revisions to the MacBook Pro lineup.
AppleEvent Sandboxing in Mojave – Felix Schwarz’s analysis of the new restrictions on AppleEvent use by macOS apps.
Reauthorizing Automation – Daniel’s post about AppleEvent sandboxing and resetting the authorization databases.
It’s been reported that Cambridge Analytica has improperly taken and used data from Facebook users in an improper manner, an event which has called into question the way that Facebook handles data. David Shanske and I discuss some of the implications from an IndieWeb perspective and where you might go if you decide to leave Facebook.
We have been talking about the problems with Twitter, Facebook, and social media throughout the last year.
Our guest has too, and he’s trying to do something about it. Manton Reece, talks about Micro.blog, the technology it is built on, and how he is being thoughtful about building something new. - GeekSpeak Podcast for 2018-01-19
This week’s plans, including blog posts about IndieWebCamp and a strategy for the Micro.blog launch.
http://timetable.manton.org/podcast-player/233/episode-83-event-countdown.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 4:54
The Talk Show ‘The Original Sin Is XML’, With Special Guests Manton Reece and Brent Simmons Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Manton Reece and whisky-soaked baritone Brent Simmons join the show to talk about JSON Feed, the new spec they co-authored for syndicating things like blog posts and podcasts. We talk about their longstanding mutual interest in Userland Frontier — Dave Winer’s groundbreaking scripting environment from the early ’90s — and how that background and their mutual love for publishing on the open web and the democratization of technology ultimately led to the creation of JSON Feed, as well as their other new projects: Manton’s Micro.blog publishing platform, and Brent’s new open source Mac app, announced for the first time right here on the show. And of course a brief look ahead to next week’s WWDC 2017.
Links: JSON Feed JSON Feed links on Daring Fireball Interest in XML vs. JSON over the last 5 years. Micro.blog — Manton’s new publishing platform. Evergreen — Brent’s new open source Mac app. Evergreen’s GitHub repository. Userland Frontier. Workflow. IFTTT. Feedbin. Seneca: “The Shortness of Life”. Yours truly back in 2009: “Twitter Apps Are a UI Playground”. Manton’s old Tweet Library app. “App: The Human Story” screening and panel discussion at WWDC 2017 xkcd’s “We need to develop one universal standard that covers everyone’s use cases!” comic.
This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.
Daniel and Manton talk about coping with disappointment of failing to achieve goals in an expected length of time, recognize the differing demands of building software for different markets, and talk about tricks for managing lack of enthusiasm for finishing projects. Finally, they answer a listener question about how to get started with consulting, and planning for maintaining a suitable income when you “quit your day job.”
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FlexTime – Daniel’s productivity timer for macOS.
Micro.blog – Manton’s nascent microblogging service.