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A really nice deep dive on noise and vector fields with inline demos to play with!

Magical vector fields - Charlotte Dann

This is a test of link (bookmarks really) syndication to mastodon using a link to the GitHub Actions workflow used to do the syndication.

Link syndication workflow

I (a neckbeard) particularly like the bit on real life hackers at the time: "And fucking hell, they were so boring. Dressed in black. Some of them were quite old, actually, and they'd obviously been into computers for a long time."

Never-before-seen Polaroids from the set of cult cyber classic Hackers - Dazed

A good long read on being a human in a web awash with bots and ML generated content.

The Expanding Dark Forest and Generative AI - Maggie Appleton

Figuring out bits of indie web interconnectivity is fun for folk like me, but if we want broader adoption then there needs to be a spectrum of tools for all which aren't a huge time sink. Indiekit looks great!

Introducing Indiekit: The IndieWeb for Everyone - Paul Robert Lloyd

I'm seeing more and more sites gain support for webmentions. โค๏ธ

Working on my personal site is fun actually - Andy Bell

Lots of tips here to help you give your site a nostalgic feel using modern browser features. I should probably use some to jazz this place up...

Building a website like it's 1999... in 2022 - localghost

With twitter announcing a long-form writing feature, it's time (it seems to be time at least daily) to remind folk that there's a better, far more creative way.

Into the Personal-Website-Verse - Matthias Ott

I enjoyed this read. It's always worth coming back to the difficulties in the social IndieWeb features, and how tricky they are to implement. I've invested substantial effort in webmentions in particular, and that means there's a barrier to entry.

Am I on the IndieWeb Yet? - Miriam Eric Suzanne

Bookmarking these so I can find them later. I've been looking for caps like the old BBC Micro had, and these seem to be pretty close.

Drop + Matt3o MT3 Susuwatari Custom Keycap Set - Drop

Chris Coyier pitches RSS as a sort of slow social networking. In hindsight I do wonder if all the IndieWeb bells and whistles on my site are worth it when I already have feeds, but they're also a lot of fun to work on.

RSS - Chris Coyier

George does incredible things with Voronoi diagrams. I'll read this later to figure out how George does it...

Crafting Organic Patterns With Voronoi Tessellations - George Francis

It's a rare treat to get to see a personal site built in the open. I'm really looking forward to this!

Redesigning and rebuilding my Web site from the ground up - Sara Soueidan

This article is about the history of digital gardening. The focus of the term is mainly on content, but I like to think it applies to my whole site. That said, I plan to include garden items soon!

A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden - Maggie Appleton

I really like the idea of a digital garden. I think I'd still keep some content as dated blog posts as a sort of snapshot of knowledge, and maybe add a garden tab for timeless items which I maintain and grow.

Digital Gardens - Alvin Bryan

The start of this article is a great introduction to what 2fa is and what it isn't. Worth sharing with family and friends to help motivate setting 2fa up. For web devs there are some nice UX tips.

Authentication - Jeremy Keith

I really like webmentions, so it makes me happy when folk blog about them!

Grow the IndieWeb with Webmentions - Amber Wilson

Cassie's new blog looks great!

Cassie Evans's Blog

A nice discussion about how old techniques like server rendering are coming back into fashion, and personal websites and communities.

The Return of the 90s Web - Max Bรถck

The Brighton (UK) Rust User Group is doing an embedded project to program Christmas tree lights in Rust. I had to leave a bit early, But Richard documented the session.

Brighton Rust: Embedded systems, day 1 - Richard Dallaway

An article by Aaron Parecki introducing IndieAuth. Nice primer.

Dweb: Identity for the Decentralized Web with IndieAuth - Mozilla Hacks

A nice introduction to the IndieWeb movement, with lots of motivation and enough depth to get a feel for how it works.

The IndieWeb Movement: Owning Your Data and Being the Change You Want to See in the Web ยท Jamie Tanna | Software (Quality) Engineer

Bridgy looks like an interesting way to handle syndication.

Bridgy looks like an interesting way to handle syndication.

This is a test bookmark.

This is a test bookmark.

Testing a bookmark from the browser.

Webmention Rocks!

Some content.

Bookmark with hcard test

Debugging my webmentions handling.

Webmention Rocks! Test #1

Getting started at IndieWebCamp Brighton 2019!

Kicking off Indie Web Camp Brighton! - Adactio

I don't use WebSub, yet...

WebSub - w3c

Perhaps it's time to replace my rel=payment anchors...

Exploring Web Monetization ๐Ÿ’ธ - Sally Lait

I tend to forget how old I am, so I made a little tool to tell me. The calculation is done in the browser without sending anything to a server (your data is safe).

How old am I? - qubyte

This is a extremely cool use of service workers. I also had no idea that DOMParser existed. Remy uses the service worker of his site to render an offline page with a list of cached posts whenever a browser is offline. It uses the cache managed by the service worker and parsing of responses in it to build a list of links.

Offline listings - Remy Sharp

Some thoughts on the problems with react and it's community, which came to a head at the end of last week. Charlie Owen states a bunch of concerns I already shared, and some I hadn't thought of.

React - Charlie Owen

There was a recent Twitter spat over React, and issues with elements of the community around it. Cassie reminds us here that while there may be problems, being angry and reactionary isn't doing anything to solve them. It just keeps the anger and bitterness going.

Put down the pitchforks. - Cassie Codes

A bit of a classic now. On rereading this, I found the links out particularly fascinating. I'd consider Node and (though I dislike it and reach for an even more boring SQL option when allowed) Mongo to be pretty boring these days. Of course, I agreed with the general message then and I still do. That's why this blog is served as plain old HTML and CSS!

Choose Boring Technology - Dan McKinley

A custom response header to serve as a memorial. The name is inspired by The Clacks (semaphore towers) from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels. His name is by far the most frequently memorialized with it.


It's great to see how other folk approach automate note and link sharing with their static sites. I use glitch and omnibear, but I rather like the idea of having a custom solution like Max does here for the posting side.

IndieWeb Link Sharing | Max Bรถck

"I find that utterly magical. It means that two of the essential components of life, a protocellโ€™s membrane and its proteins, provided the conditions for each other to exist. By sticking to the fatty acids, the amino acids gave them stability."

A New Clue to the Origins of Life - The Atlantic

I'm going. Come along and find out more about the IndieWeb movement!

Register for Indie Web Camp Brighton 2019 - Jeremy Keith

I bang on about this a lot, but it still amazes me that headers, as used by HTTP/1.1 (which is still a current standard, not obsoleted by HTTP/2) are only a little different from the message format defined in this RFC, which is older than me!


A proposal for a standardised flow of microtransactions to content creators on the web. I'm not totally convinced of this approach to it yet, but I'm interested to see what comes of it.

[Proposal] Web Monetization - A new Revenue Model for the Web - APIs - WICG

A book you can read in your browser! Much of the infomation found in a talk I bookmarked here, for if you prefer to read (as I do) than to watch.

Resilient Web Design - Jeremy Keith

I think about the ethics of performance and compatibility on the web a lot.

The Ethics of Web Performance - TimKadlec.com

I saw a preview of this talk back at the first edition of Codebar Brighton Talks.

Building - Jeremy Keith
The Real Dark Web
Creating my logo animation - cassie.codes