We've seen our share of bike-share schemes here in Rome. First, there was the city's own scheme, with fixed parking places here and there and clunky great bikes. You had to go to Termini Station and spend a while in line (with all the correct paperwork) to get a plastic card that might, or might n...
One of the worthwhile things about a commitment like this is that fixing even the smallest thing becomes worthwhile. Today, it was an oddity I noticed in the JSON feed for the site. I noticed it because it seemed that micro.blog had not picked up the two most recent posts. In fact it had, but it had given them a timestamp of midnight on the day in question. And I had also switched from the RSS feed, which was throwing errors, to the JSON feed, which wasn't.
Over the past few months I have developed a new theme for the presentation of this site. A combination of plagiarism and invention, it almost certainly would not suit anyone else who wants an IndieWeb theme for the Grav CMS, expect possibly as a model to plagiarise and improve.1 I have a long list of things I need to improve myself, the first of which is to straighten up the display of Reviews.
People who align with IndieWeb ideas have a brief history of undertaking a challenge during the month of December. The idea “is to collectively ship something IndieWeb-related that benefits the community, people in addition to yourself”. I sort of know that nothing I might do would benefit the community or people, but I didn't quite understand that there were other ways I could take part in the more general idea of a challenge.
This bafflingly huge waste of my time (and yours) was prompted by two seemingly unlinked events. (Of course, no two events are truly unlinked, but let that ride.) First, there was a bafflingly stupid "article" from Mother Jones: Let’s Remember Some Blogs – Mother Jones. Why stupid?