Reflecting on 2013 with my #family. Biggest things personally have been making my second #gurdy, moving to Iceland and meeting+working with all the great people over here. Lots of #indieweb and #taproot progress, including a great indiewebcamp in September.
Looking forward to 2014: more cooking, more indieweb progress, seeing more of Iceland, going to some gurdy festivals, improving hardware hacking abilities, connecting my gurdy and other devices to the web and each other.
The other detail added to #taproot: #indieweb phoning via SIP and a “Call Me” button. On desktop devices you’ll see it on my homepage in the Elsewhere section. Clicking it on a WebRTC-enabled browser will start an audio call with me if I’m logged into a SIP client.
Next: using a Tropo app as a middleman for providing voicemail transcription and local numbers, improving/providing mobile UI.
New in #taproot: latest 3 articles and location of last checkin/location post on the homepage — hopefully some useful/interesting context.
Next: mobile-focused homepage design.
New in this version of #taproot:
The local maximum has been overcome, for now. There is still much to do.
It’s already possible to use web action toolbelt to add indieweb reply/bookmark buttons to twitter.com and weave to expand POSSEd copies into full posts, but I think that’s as far as the “progressively enhance the twitter UI for indieweb support” train goes. Remaining pain points:
Pieces in place allowing a seamless transition from using twitter.com:
Pain points still to be resolved:
A bottom-up, building blocks approach to interoperability makes the barrier to entry small and the value large, as opposed to a monolithic all-or-nothing protocol approach, which demands compliance due to its implementation’s incapability of gracefully handling partial support.
Building blocks give creators freedom to implement what’s important to them in the order it makes most sense, getting positive feedback from low hanging fruit and making complex tasks managable.
Stop designing protocols. Create building blocks.
v0.2.0 update to php-mf2 (BREAKING CHANGES) contains lots of goodness, including
@benhowdle @trailedapp congrats on the launch! Great that you’re encouraging people to own their comments. Have you come across indiewebcamp.com at all, especially the work we’re doing on cross-site replying, webmentions and reply-contexts? E.G. this post is a reply on my own site to one of your tweets :)
“…disruptive technologies don’t start out better than established technologies, as would seem intuitive, they start out worse. But for all their faults in comparison with entrenched, established competitors, there’s something radically different that opens whole new opportunities, and makes them disruptive.”
— para-meta-quoted from Not Real Programming
Have you had a look at PuSH v0.4? It’s way simpler than old PuSH and is no longer strongly tied to RSS/ATOM content.
Note also that the “argh my little site got popular and is dying” thing can be solved even with your simpler system, by making the endpoint an external service. Woo hypermedia discovery over well-known URLs!