#climatechange Temperatures in Arizona 1895-2018
Steve Ivy #

Are0h is reading N.K. Jemison’s Fifth Season for the first time and I’m kinda jealous I can’t read it for the first time again.

Take... these broken wings... well, clipped #

While we are definitely not “live off the land” #farmlife types, my wife and I live on an acre of land in a rural neighborhood tucked in a large swatch of suburbia in metro Phoenix.

Due to circumstances we still don’t entirely understand, we find ourselves now in “possession” of 6 adult chickens, and 8 not-quite-young-adult chickens. The adults quickly learned to fly - well, flap semi-effectively - over the 5’ fences we used to contain them. So on Friday I did some research on how to clip the chicken’s wings to keep them earth-bound, and yesterday my daughter and I spent 15 minutes grabbing chicks one by one from the coop and giving them flight-curbing trim.

The article I ended up using was this one on Instructables, simply titled Clipping Chicken Wings.

The hardest part about clipping chicken wings is catching the chicken. Some chickens are docile and like being touched, others fear humans and run away like their lives depended on it (which I guess they do sometimes).



Steve Ivy #
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Finished Emily Eternal by M.G. Wheaton #reading2020

Really interesting, compare contrast “artificial intelligence” v. “artificial consciousness”, also human-AI smooches


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Finished #webmention discovery in #goldfrog, all 23 discovery tests on https://webmention.rocks pass. :)

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#golangs crappy regexp

Towards IndieWeb: Webmention #

For my next #indieweb trick: I’m working on adding support for Webmention in #goldfrog.



  • Endpoint discovery (header, link, a)
  • Send basic webmentions
  • Send “special” webmentions (ie Likes)


  • Provide discovery (header, link, a)
  • Receive basic webmentions
  • Receive “special” webmentions (ie Likes)

Ultimately I’d like to break out my webmention code into a releasable #golang module that can provide reusable http.Handler functions that can be plugged into any Go mux that supports them.

#indieweb #goldfrog #golang

Steve Ivy #

Thank you #indieweb folks for https://webmention.rocks/

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Chest colds suck.

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I’ve added POSSE-style notes to #goldfrog.


Steve Ivy #

Perhaps abortions should come with free (mandatory?) vasectomies.


Twitter: "Your" Data? #

Twitter > Profile > Privacy and safety > Personalization and data > Data > See your Twitter data > Download an archive of your data:

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Twitter, I think we have different definitions of “Your data”.

Towards IndieWeb: POSSE and Notes #

POSSE is the #IndieWeb acronym for Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Everywhere. It’s something I’m playing with in Goldfrog.

A common idiom is to differentiate Notes (small microblog-like posts) from Articles (longer blog posts with a title). Right now Goldfrog has a basic blog Post type, with (ID, Title, Slug, Tags, Body). I’d like to keep the posting experience as simple as possible, so I’m thinking about how to handle something that literally just has a Body (and Tags, because I parse and attach any #hashtags - see? - in the content).

My Posts have an ID, though a uniqueness constraint on the slug means I could use that instead. But Notes don’t have a title to “slugify” (it is too a word). Goldfrog also writes every post to the filesystem as a Jekyll-compatible markdown file, so I would need to figure out what format and filename/slug would be appropriate so that they get a permalink.

Url Options

  • 2020/01/16/note-ab43f6 unique hash id
  • 2020/01/16/note-13:25 HH:MM

Actual Progress

An upcoming build of Goldfrog will support new “kind” of Post, albeit only differentiated by the presence of a title. I’ve made a few UI and backend changes to support notes:

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  • Notes get a slug that is constructed from the string “txt-” + a shortened hash based on the note’s content, like txt-8213d2c
  • Since notes are short enough to look weird on a typical post-detail page, I created a new “Daily Digest” page on the site that shows only the posts for a given day. This is the default target for the permalink for Notes. The slug is used as the id attribute on the note, so the link jumps directly to the note on the digest page. This results in a “permalink” like “YYYY-MM-DD/#txt-8213d2c”
  • The Syndicate options (currently for Twitter and Mastodon) are now enabled by default for notes.
  • Clicking the “post form” link takes me to a longer post form with options for a title, custom slug, tags, and a larger content area for writing.

Still to work out

  • I’m thinking about implementing Webmentions for Goldfrog, since I control the code.
  • I’m still pondering how to connect a post or note with it’s syndicated version, to allow likes from this site to propagate to the syndicated site. That feels… harder than I want to dig into right now, but I’ll be looking for ideas.

#posse #blogging #webmention #indieweb #hashtags #txt

Go By Example #

Go By Example might be one of the best getting-started resource I’ve ever seen for a programming language.

Huge thanks to Mark McGranaghan for giving this to the community.

#golang #newbie #documentation

#golang #newbie #documentation

Claro Intelecto - In Vitro (Volume I & II) #

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Resident Advisor reviews the new Claro Intelecto compilation:

Some say dance music lacks heart. This compilation might be among the best responses to that claim.

I’d never heard of this artist until I started listening to the track linked from the review, and I really like it. Will be digging into these compilations, and more of his back catalog as well.

#music #electronica

Coda Hale on Work #

Blogging is bookmarking – I scanned this post by Coda Hale and want to spend some more time with it.

Work Is Work

In which returns diminish

#work #enterprise #to-read

Drive To The Ocean sales to support Pathways to Paris #

Michael Stipe is selling recordings and videos of his new track, Drive to the Ocean, with much of the proceeds going to Pathway to Paris:

Pathway to Paris brings together musicians, artists, activists, academics, mayors, and innovators to help raise consciousness surrounding the urgency of climate action and offers solutions to turning the Paris Agreement into action.

Purchased - and would have even if Micheal was putting all the proceeds in his lovely pocket - but I’m really glad to support Pathway to Paris as well.

#music #michaelstipe #climatechange

Tokyo After Dark #

@liamwong posts AMAZING photos of, well, Tokyo after dark.

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Totally followed.

#twitter #tokyo #art #photography

Michael Stipe is making music again, thank you #

Michael Stipe, who just celebrated his 60th birthday, is making music again, and it’s really good music.

Hearing this makes me happy and sad. I can hear echoes in this song of some of R.E.M.’s work on Up and Reveal, which were departures from their previous work and were generally disliked by fans (myself included at the time). Listening now I feel like this was a direction Michael wanted to go a long time, but fans weren’t ready for it. I’m really glad he’s getting to make his own music now.

#rem #music #michaelstipe