Alright. Been tweaking my Aperture install a bit, so this post’ll serve as a bit of a test.
Notes tagged: indieweb
Found this pure-PHP Camo clone that I’ll use for my Microsub reader/Monocle fork, instead of a self-hosted image proxy. Pros: I’m almost able to run the entire thing on a dead-cheap shared hosting environment. Cons: I still need a caching proxy that’s able to resize and crop avatars, for now. (Ideally, though, the Microsub server would do all that. [No? Well, maybe not.])
It’s obviously still missing quite a few things, but I’m finally starting to like my take on a “social” feed reader.
In reply to.
Glad I’m not the only one overthinking their site’s feeds! 😄
- My HTML Feeds
Bookmarked https://sebastiangreger.net/2020/04/designing-micropub-for-kirby/. “Posting to a Kirby website …
Posting to a Kirby website from the command line feels truly magical.
- Micropub for Kirby — a design exercise unlocking countless possibilities // Sebastian Greger
Been changing the look and feel of replies a bit, and I mean replies that look like replies. (Long-form “articles” can technically be perfectly valid “replies,” too, on a so-called “blogchain”!) This currently takes some regex magic, something I hope to one day change.
Messed with Monocle some more, to enable directly unfollowing sources—and deviated from the Microsub spec a bit. (Entries really should come with a source URL, too, so that I wouldn’t have to guess it.)
Added proper syndication endpoints to my Micropub config. Which means I can finally easily pick what notes should be crossposted where!
Been messing with Aperture even more, and I now have improved keyboard navigation, (somewhat) better accessibility, OPML import/export, slightly different default user settings, an ever so slightly improved cleanup script, true chronological timelines, and alphabetical feed lists. (All very experimental, but still.)
Know how I wrote that WordPress plugin to crosspost to Mastodon? Comes with a bunch of filters that let you completely modify what ends up being posted to Mastodon’s API. Well, I added another one that allows me to create proper Mastodon threads, from my own site.
Been customizing my Aperture—a web feed aggregator and Microsub server—instance a bit, and the new OPML importer works a treat! Next up is getting Monocle—the web-based Microsub front end—to behave a bit more like Miniflux, my current main RSS reader.
Took things a little further and added a very experimental OPML importer. Like, do not expect this to work with files that haven’t been carefully tweaked beforehand. The feed format, especially, needs proper validation. Also, it’s slow. Slow enough to cause PHP timeouts—needs queuing.
- Adding an OPML Endpoint to My Aperture Instance
I was not at all aware of Aperture’s ability to exclude, e.g., likes and checkins from “channels.”
It’s kinda cool seeing notes that are also replies show up as comments on other people’s blogs.
Bookmarked https://desmondrivet.com/2020/04/04/indieweb-conversation. “I’ll say this again, because …
I’ll say this again, because I think it’s kind of cool: microformats transform a plain, vanilla, HTML-based personal website into a RESTful data service.
- How to Have a Conversation on the IndieWeb