1. Aral Balkan: Sexist? Want to learn PHP? We’ve got just the book for you: SexyPHP: A Fun Way to Learn Object Oriented PHP http://t.co/nz1650vr

    aral hideous. That makes me more embarrassed to be a PHP dev than all the bad rep it has as a language. And they're teaching SVN! It gets worse :(

  2. I love that now has shiny namespacing and a thriving code sharing community, but I think the heavily hierarchical namespacing practises used by some of the community (e.g. symfony components) are unhealthy.

    They are difficult to memorise, relying on (often slow) IDE autocomplete, and encourage a use statement for each class. That’s pretty much a scoped equivalent of from x import * in python — not a good practise! It’s still namespace pollution, it just takes longer to write.

    I am trying to use a more python–like, package-centred approach with much fewer subnamespaces. The outcome of this should be that you use the package name:

    use BarnabyWalters
osse;

    …and then using all the classes/subnamespaces from that root, e.g: $t = Posse\Helpers::convertHtmlToTwitterFormat($s);

  3. Question: What Status code should I use for “You haven’t provided enough/correct information to carry out that method”? Currently I’m thinking 422 Unprocessable Entity.

    Context: POST request to a list resource for the creation of a new sub-resource.

  4. I thought this was the funniest thing I'd read in a long time, but as I started to follow the links, I realised it’s actually serious. I am heartily tempted to unsubscribe from the fedsocweb community group knowing the perpetrators of this… “material” hang around there.

    Or, maybe it’s a big joke and I’m not getting it. Perhaps.

  5. Active Boredom: the state of being consciously bored but (usually) unable to otherwise divert yourself, as opposed to passive boredom, which is more of a subconsious feeling that something new should be happening soon.

  6. superfeedr: @BarnabyWalters Ha! I tried to log in with the hopes of maybe being able to leave a comment :) You should put a #subToMe button too!

    superfeedr self-hosted comments accepted via Pingback :)

    I tend to prefer to let users inject buttons/UI for the services they use rather than force buttons upon them (e.g. using Indieweb Reply as per Web Actions), but looks like already does a good job of that so I might add one

  7. superfeedr: @BarnabyWalters Thanks Barnaby :) [Also, I could not log into your site with indieAuth :/]

    superfeedr yeah, there’s a weird bug where logging in only works the second time round — I haven’t fixed it yet as I rarely have to log in! At the mo there is little benefit to others logging in but I may add private content/collaborative features in the future. Crowd-sourced typo fixing FTW ;)

  8. Aral Balkan: @BarnabyWalters …maybe ‘articles’ would be a better name for ‘notes’ and ‘notes’ a better name for ‘scribbles’ :)

    @aral that would certainly be more consistent with the naming schemes @aaronpk, Tantek Çelik and myself are using, which we borrowed from the activitystrea.ms schema.

    It's great that you're self–hosting shorter units of content as well as longer articles now! Maybe tweets next? ;)

  9. My Gurdy Sheet Music listing is a bit old and tired in implementation and purpose as well as design. Currently re-building it as a much more flexible system with a much wider scope — I’ll be hosting my own tunes, and tunes I’ve transcribed as well as the trad. material which I’ve already got.

  10. Christopher Aliotta: SOCML: A standardized social media data standard Christopher Aliotta Posted on February 11, 2013 I recently posted a proposal for a “Federated Social Network Data Standard” on the groups Wiki. I admit, that I have not searched the web thoroughly with respect to other initiatives like this; however, given the superficial research I have done, I have come to the conclusion that there are no open dialogs currently on this topic. Over the next couple of days I will begin posting proposed technical specifications for the standard. I would like for everyone to contribute feedback and make suggestions/modifications. The solution I am proposing is simple: we need to standardize social media content such that independent developers can create their own services that can share and aggregate data under a common standard. Much like the RSS format, this data standard should be open and free, not encumbered by patents, and be easy to implement. I have posted more here: http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/federatedsocialweb/wiki/SOCML_Proposal http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/federatedsocialweb/wiki/SOCML_Standard http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/federatedsocialweb/wiki/SOCML_Technical 3 Comments | Leave a Comment | Category Uncategorized

    Hey Christopher,

    I have some questions.

    Firstly, who are you? Have you worked on any social-web related projects before? Do you own your identity on the web (i.e. have a personal URL)? Do you post content under your own domain? Do you actively encrypt many of your communications?

    If not, with what authority/experience/motive are you proposing a “standardized standard” for social data? If you have not put effort into building and using your identity on the web, why should any of us who have care about your proposal, as it is unlikely to be relevant to the actual problems faced by people trying to implement this stuff?

    Secondly, why is your wiki username socml? Making your username the name of the thing you’re proposing strikes me as odd, if not slightly arrogant.

    Thirdly, have you heard of activitystrea.ms? Judging by your admission that you “have not searched the web

  11. URLs don't just give addressability, they give accountability. When there's a URL, someone is responsible for it. When a thing (concept, object, document, proposal, idea, etc.) has a URL, it can be discussed, supported, contested, referenced and documented.

    URLs are valuable things. We must treat them with respect.