1. Marcus Povey: Spying on a website using Webmention and MF2

    @mapkyca good point, I hadn’t considered this problem with hotlinking profile photos before. I think some webmention implementors have started doing this, and I intend to do it within Shrewdness.

    It’s worth noting that the attack is not at all limited to profile photos though, rather any photo or otherwise automatically loaded content in the comment e.g. images or audio. Whilst caching profile photos is feasible, caching any media in comments is more difficult, and therefore a good reason for text-only comments.

    Text-only content is not an option in Shrewdness, but perhaps instead images could be cached, and other media loaded upon demand, removing the ability to arbitrarily spy on people.

  2. Aaron Parecki: @barnabywalters now this I would like to see!! I was thinking about building a soundcloud-like player as well actually. Even found some libraries to do the mp3 -> png waveform thumbnail generation! #music

    @aaronpk oooh really? Which libraries? I looked a while ago and couldn’t find any, though it looks like it can be done with the new Web Audio APIs…

  3. Zach Pie Inglis: Fancy that! Google and Mozilla are evil, until they hand over some money! http://indiewebcamp.com/2014/UK/Guest_List#Creators (Word of the day; hypocritical.)

    @zachinglis Mozilla is awesome, previous indiewebcamps have been sponsored by all sorts of projects and organisations including MIT, Esri, &yet, Bridgy, Known, NYT, Superfeedr, trrst, etc. Google has been kind enough to provide money for lunch on several occasions.

    Nowhere is either organisation referred to as “evil” (see: “evil”, Google). Indiewebcamp UK 2014 is still looking for sponsors, know anyone who might be interested?

  4. Aral Balkan: @emmajanehw (And thanks for your feedback, I’m sure the organisers will appreciate it.) +@indiewebcamp

    @aral @emmajanehw I personally am disappointed with the lack of diversity at Indiewebcamp UK but have no idea how to fix it, so any and all feedback is very welcome and appreciated, and will be taken very seriously by myself as well as the organisers.