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Daily Digest for Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020

Steve Ivy #

@agiletortoise oh riiiiihgt, I commented out a bunch of that trash when I was porting the templates. Back to the editor :)

Steve Ivy #

Help: Twitter API shenanigans:

https://t.co/U4hRNerSWU

Steve Ivy #

Obviously my twoot generator needs some more intelligence

Steve Ivy #

@miyagawa That was it… thanks sir!

Steve Ivy #

President Season: I’ve been mostly quiet about the presidential race because… to be honest I’ve been quiet about everything about #politics for a while.

I do want to write a bit about the pro

https://t.co/y0I9Rktqlj

Steve Ivy #

@miyagawa I did have that thought

Steve Ivy #

#indieweb folks: how do you post a tweet via the API with a link back to the original? As in, why didn’t this link expand? #posse https://t.co/hiXKxJkQUG

Steve Ivy #

Notice POTUS found a way to make nearly triggering a war with #Iran all about Obama’s Iran deal

Steve Ivy #

“That lets Iran take advantage of it’s large, and untapped…

potential” #Oil https://t.co/MsGp0tnpW2

Steve Ivy #

RT @tinymediaempire: the netflix navigation system is like if you were walking down the hallway of a gigantic endless hotel just trying to…

Steve Ivy #

@mathowie Strictly Ballroom (1992)

Steve Ivy #

Obviously just including a link in the content of the tweet is not sufficient. 😡

Steve Ivy #

Back towards the IndieWeb: Another aspect to creating my own blogging software: I can finally start implementing some of #indieweb principles I’ve been watching for a while.

One of those is POSSE (Publi

http://173.255.215.158/2020/01/back-towards-the-indieweb

Steve Ivy #

Basics of cross-posting links to blog posts automatically are working. Now to clean up the code and the tweet formatting and push it to the site (tomorrow)

Steve Ivy #

@bitprophet Wish I could claim the term - I got it from @rands

Steve Ivy #

@bitprophet It is! Got a nice builders high going for the time being. We’ll see how long it lasts :D

Steve Ivy #

@bitprophet That was one of the motivations for #goldfrog - needed a positive direction for my brain to go

Steve Ivy #

Seriously I’m dumb now, help https://t.co/SsTf76gAaY

Steve Ivy #

Next feature: cross-posting to Twitter. Do I need a developer account and registered app to do this, or can I get my own user with tokens to use with the client config?

Steve Ivy #

Another aspect to creating my own blogging software: I can finally start implementing some of #indieweb principles I’ve been watching for a while.

One of those is POSSE (Publish Own Site, Syndicate Everywhere) - which means everything you write starts on your own site, and content is syndicated to the appropriate kinds of sites as desired. This could include things like:

  • Articles are syndicated via RSS (done, no brainer)
  • Short posts (notes) are automatically or optionally published whole to Twitter, Mastodon, or the microblog of your choice
  • Articles are automatically or optionally shared to a microblog site with a link back to your own site

Goldfrog + Twitter

While I generally find Twitter overwhelming and frustrating (not nearly as much so as the less-privileged do), I just finished adding a Twitter cross-poster to #goldfrog. I’ll be implementing a Mastodon cross-poster in the next few days (/me waves @ toot.cafe), now that I’ve figured out and implemented the pattern.

The Twitter cross poster will send the title, some text, and a link back to the post. So, let’s see if deploying the new feature worked. :D

Steve Ivy #

A late feature I added to #goldfrog that I was really happy about: hashtags! I love them on social media, and since I included a tags fields in the blog schema… so I added some code that parses hashtags when posts are saved, and adds them to the post tags. I also added a tag search to the site, and I have a filter that auto-links hashtags to the tag search.

So be prepared to see lots of #hashtags in my posts now :)

Steve Ivy #

I’ve been mostly quiet about the presidential race because… to be honest I’ve been quiet about everything about #politics for a while.

I do want to write a bit about the process, and the President, and I will be posting more as the race goes on, but here are a few opening thoughts:

I’m embarrassed that our nation elected Trump, and I’ve spent the last 3 years trying to pretend it didn’t happen. That I can simply ignore the state of things is a sign of my immense #privilege as a middle-class white dude who is very gainfully employed in tech in America, and I’m looking for more ways to use that privilege to lift others.

I want to vote for a woman (again), so I’m looking for ways to help out.

I will vote Biden if I absolutely must, and Bloomberg was wrong to ride the “white, non-Bernie, non-woman wave” rather than putting his $$$ behind one of the current Democratic candidates.

Right now I like Klobuchar and support Elizabeth Warren. I’m glad Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand ran, but they’ve dropped from the race due to lack of financial support.

In general, I really like the themes that we see in Klobuchar’s and Warren’s campaigns: hard work and planning, two things that are the antitheses of Trump’s candidacy and presidency.

Steve Ivy #

What is the difference between this:

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Posted by Dave Winer with a theverge.com link, and this:

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Posted by #goldfrog via the Twitter API with a link to this site?