IndieWeb is seriously cool

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This weekend, the lovely and amazing Garrett put together an IndieWeb camp for two days, for free, in Oxford! He posted about it here: Day 1, and Day 2.

After hearing about it through Garrett a few months back, just before an amazing talk at Oxford Geek Nights by Jeremy Keith, I thought:

This is cool, but… how… how does it???

How does it though?

It just does. I mean, I’m really not a bastion of knowledge on anything, and frankly I don’t know why you’re reading this (unless you’re here for the webmentions, in which case lets hug!), so I’m just going to say…

FUN WAS HAD

Haybrook IT yet again amazingly sponsored the two-day camp, and White October generously allowed us use of their offices, so we got to work whilst it was starting to rain.

I had kind of started getting Indieauth setup, so I didn’t have much to do on that side apart from authenticate with a few providers and fix the rel="me" links on my site. Speaking of which, I took the opportunity to implement the new design I’ve had sitting in my inbox for the last 2-3 years, and you’re looking at it!

Webmentions?

I think I have them setup. This post will let us know…

Beverley got really super far and wrote a fantastic post about webmentions and face walls here!

Wall of Faces

This was a fab goal that many at the camp achieved (even when the second day was kindasorta rained off) but I haven’t touched on – I spent the time figuring out the hAtom format for posting content, how POSSE/PESOS might be setup, and generally implementing this site’s new design.

Oh! And I got the DERG (Double Exposure Random Generator) back up and running!

I’m well chuffed with a weekend well spent with others =)

=HjB=

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