I decided to set up a URL shortener on my short domain, aaronpk.com, thanks to some recent discussion in the IndieWeb chat.
I found an open source project that is basically exactly what I would have built if I had built my own: https://polrproject.org/
The installation wasn't seamless, but I'm familiar enough with the tech it's built on so I managed to get it set up. I also made one modification to it, which is that if you type in a short URL that doesn't exist, it redirects to the same path on aaronparecki.com, so that all my regular pages now automatically have a short URL.
This is definitely a lot nicer than my previous solution of adding URLs to a text file.
Yesterday there was cilantro in my soup, and suddenly it tasted so much like soap that I couldn't eat it.
Over the last few months, I've noticed that cilantro has started tasting bad, but didn't really think much of it. I looked up the food sensitivity list of people who also think cilantro tastes like soap, and now I am super confused, because most of these are my favorite flavors: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supertaster#Specific_food_sensitivities
• Gins, tequilas, and hoppy beers are my favorite • I eat brussels sprouts, cabbage and kale all the time • I am a huge fan of coffee, always unsweetened • grapefruit juice is a staple in my fridge • I make my own tonic with quinine so that I can make it less sweet and more bitter than normal • I enjoy ridiculously spicy foods, and I eat raw habaneros for breakfast every morning
So why is cilantro the one that tastes bad to me? And why did this change? I used to enjoy cilantro! I didn't think this sensitivity was something that could change in people over time.
Post-IndieWebCamp hacking continues at the hotel bar! Made a few more minor improvements to Monocle:
• Defaults to "https" when you type in a domain, and if that fails, will fall back to http, rather than the other way around • Added a logout button • Added mobile screenshots to the wiki • Updated the indieauth-client-php library to bubble up things like ssl errors so that apps using the library can report errors better
Second #IndieWebCamp hack day project: how to quickly get started using an IndieWeb reader.
• start with a blank HTML file • add a rel=me link to your GitHub profile, and make sure your GitHub profile links back • add a couple `<link>` tags for indieauth.com • sign in to https://aperture.p3k.io • add the `<link>` tag it generates for you • sign in to an IndieWeb reader!
I got a lot of questions last week at @ML4ALL about how I was able to turn around the conference videos so quickly, so I put together a little behind-the-scenes video showing a walkthrough of my whole setup and workflow, including biking all the gear in and out! 🚲🎥🎉https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epKA84wK9ls
current status: wrapped up the web standards meeting for the day, and now watching the recording of yesterday's Planning and Sustainability Commission meeting in Portland, a different kind of standards meeting.
what? I don't have too many projects *you* have too many projects