David and Goliath

Good on yer, George Monbiot. It takes courage to stomp on the straw man's feet of clay, or something. David Attenborough has had it coming for a long, long time.

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Backing away slowly

Well, that was almost a disaster. I'm not too sure where most of the responsibility lies. Could be me, for not really understanding what I'm playing at. Could be the gitsync plugin for Grav, for allowing me to do stuff that I don't really understand. Whatever, although I was initially quite pleased with myself, that sweet satisfaction turned to ashes in my mouth this morning when I returned to the site to fix an error that had arisen in the meantime. Nothing, and I mean nothing, worked as it should. Almost five hours later, and it would have been much, much more if not for git, I'm back where I started before I embarked on this hubristic adventure.

I had help, most notably from Deleting your master branch by Matthew Brett. It wasn't the whole story, but it was enough to get me back on track. And from the Grav community, of course. Now that I am back where I want to be, I will resist the urge to tinker with my workflow for posting for a little longer.

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Not quite a habit

Originally published 20-03-2008

Blue Girl asked: "Have you created your new habit yet?" And the truth is, "No, not quite". I was very tempted to skip today; late, tired, I could always backdate it tomorrow morning. A real habit would not have allowed that. And to be honest, i...

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IndieWebCamp Nürnberg 2018

Working on where I've been

Almost two weeks have gone by since the IndieWebCamp in Nürnberg, and as everyone is gearing up for IWC Berlin it is about time I wrote up what a good time I had and what I did.

The good time is simple. It is so energising to meet, in the flesh, with people who have very similar sorts of ideas and who are in addition so much more knowledgeable than I am. Just sitting in on discussions and absorbing what I can makes me feel that much closer to understanding. Being occasionally able to make a useful contribution is also rewarding. Even a couple of days is very worthwhile, and this being my second IWC I felt much more relaxed about knowing the ropes and some of the people.

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It's a link thing

This is too good to be true. Yesterday I read Sebastiaan's write-up of how he graphically a link between two individuals who both liked the same thing on the internet, and how, by doing that, he could alert himself to things he might like.

Today I finally see, in my reader, an earlier post from Kicks Condor, in which he talks about surfacing other readers who have linked to things he has linked, and how that might help him to discover interesting things to read. That could even be the basis of a self-organising discovery engine.

Clearly, they ought to know about one another. Maybe this post of mine will trigger that.

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