There's an mapping day this weekend in Vic Park (Perth, Western Australia).

Interesting podcast with Matthew Westerby about the wiki for the History of Early American Landscape Design:

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A web site designed for one person that aggregates functionality (don’t thing “app” but plug-in style “features”) is the idea behind the Small Web:

#smallWeb #smallTech #singleTenant #personal

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I've added a thing to my static site generator: it reads all the frontmatter metadata into a database when building sites, and it's now possible to edit that database and then write the metadata back into the Markdown files.

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@FirstProgenitor I'll double down on that.

Stop making YOUTUBE VIDEOS instead of wikis.

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What’s the IndieWeb. Do I need it? Why would I want it?

Here’s what you probably need: a place on the web to call your own, that is _not_ controlled by megacorps that can do just about whatever.

Won’t be long till you start thinking about Webmention, though, which enables cross-site conversations. And `h-entry`, which enables more meaningful webmentions.

That’s about all most folks would ever need, I think.

Micropub is nice to have, because when done right, it works regardless of your CMS.

Did I really spend 3 hours convincing myself that I had a bug in which a Less variable changed its value when I used it in a different scope? Yes indeed. And was it actually just that I had a typo in the variable name? Well, I feel quite silly.

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Had an interesting start to a conversation yesterday about Mastodon servers, and the driving philosophy under them.

And how you're either aiming to create a service or a community, and how these actually have different motivations and requirements.

And I thought that was interesting.

It's hackathon day three, and things are sort of starting to make sense. The first semi-final of Eurovision is keeping me motivated. I'm writing some Bad Code but that's okay, I've already thrown away a bunch of it.

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low-key upset that the road realignment I've made in openstreetmap hasn't made it to the tiles used on . That slightly shifted road is Super Very Important to...

ok it's important to nobody. But it hurts my eyes dammit.

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@humanetech From a very personal perspective though, both pixelfed and Instagram seem rather poor choices, though, for asset management and image archiving. Little to no sort features (folder, hierarchy). No handling of different representations (file types, resolution, ...) of the same image. No real metadata except tags and descriptions. Maybe an image gallery software would be much better suited here, if at all...?

@rriemann @EU_Commission
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I think my favorite part about running Linux on the Desktop is that when I close an app it actually is closed and stops consuming system resources.

Or less coffee. Or more whisky? At any rate, I seem to think I need more database tables!

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I'm at that stage of a new project where I could make ridiculous architectural blunders and give myself no end of work in the future. But this is also a hackathon, so I guess I just keep hacking and hope for the best? I didn't sleep well, and now I'm making a concept called a "langver" which is a given language-version pair of a project's documentation. Perhaps I need more coffee…

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While the new community members section of the IndieWeb newsletter is just a tiny subset of people who are joining the IndieWeb movement by actively adding themselves to the wiki, it's been encouraging to see expanding growth both here and in the broader web (even Tumblr) and Fediverse space since Musk announced the acquisition of Twitter.

Here's to more positive growth to a healthier and happier online social experience.

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Plain text is interop on steroids. Many respondents reported using multiple different apps on diff platforms concurrently. Easy with plain text. Next to impossible with your rich text solution

Even those who had settled on a single app had been habitual switchers in the past

Your JSON-based file format? Used by a single app with maybe a couple of open source widgets floating around supporting it? So far away from being in the same ballpark that it might as well be a joke.

I need leaflets. Not in an Arnold J. Rimmer sense. But people don't seem to know what a domain name is when you tell it to them. Easier to write it down. Maybe a QR code! :-P

(I've been having good convos with people renovating their houses.)

I'm out mapping Freo addresses in . Trying to make it easier to geolocate the FSPS1978 pics. I still want to find an old UBD though (probably a pre-1955 one that is PD, but a 1978 one would be great for reference).

Anyway, have stopped at The Local to replenish my surveying feet.

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This is a Mastodon instance primarily for Australasian Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Records people, and anyone else who wants to hang out with them. We use the Hometown fork which enables local-only posts.