In just over a week I will be joining the Nuremberg IndieWebCamp, together with Frank Meeuwsen. As I said earlier, like Frank, I’m wondering what I could be working on, talking about, or sharing at the event. Especially as the event is set up to not just talk but also build things.
So I went through my blogpostings of the past months that concerned the indie web, and made a list of potential things. They are of varying feasibility and scope, so I can probably strike off quite a few, and should likely go for the most simple one, which could also be re-used as building block for some of the less easy options. The list contains 13 things (
does that have a name, a collection of 13 things, like ‘odd dozen’ or something? Yes it does: a baker’s dozen, see comment by Ric below.). They fall into a few categories: webmention related, rss reader related, more conceptual issues, and hardware/software combinations.
- Getting WebMention to display the way I want, within the Sempress theme I’m using here. The creator of the theme, Matthias Pfefferle, may be present at the event. Specifically I want to get some proper quotes displayed underneath my postings, and also understand much better what webmention data is stored and where, and how to manipulate it.
- Building a growing list of IndieWeb sites by harvesting successful webmentions from my server logs, and publish that in a re-usable (micro-)format (so that you could slowly map the Indieweb over time)
- Make it much easier for myself to blog from mobile, or mail to my blog, using the MicroPub protocol, e.g. using the micropublish client.
- Dive into the TinyTinyRSS datastructure to better understand. First to be able to add tags to feeds (not articles), as per my wishlist for RSS reader functionality.
- Make basic visualisation possible on top of TinyTinyRSS database, as a step to a reading mode based on pattern detection
- Allow better search across TinyTinyRSS, full text, to support the reading mode of searching material around specific questions I hold
- Adding machine translation to TinyTinyRSS, so I can diversify my reading, and compare original to its translation on a post by post basis
- Visualising conversations across blogs, both for understanding the network dynamics involved and for discovery
- Digging up my old postings 2003-2005 about my information strategies and re-formulate them for networked agency and 2018
- Find a way of displaying content (not just postings, but parts of postings) limited to a specific audience, using IndieAuth.
- Formulate my Networked Agency principles, along the lines of the IndieWeb principles, for ‘indietech’ and ‘indiemethods’
- Attempt to run FreedomBone on a Raspberry Pi, as it contains a range of tools, including GnuSocial for social networking. (Don’t forget to bring a R Pi for it)
- Automatically harvest my Kindle highlights and notes and store them locally in a way I can re-use.
These are the options. Now I need to pick something that is actually doable with my limited coding skills, yet also challenges me to learn/do something new.