Mild winter, definitely.
The fat balls to help the birds over the winter are sprouting…
…and so are the sunflower seeds we left on the living room balcony.
I have updated my blogroll / OPML file, as linked to in the right hand sidebar.
Made a small php snippet that gives E the day number of today, which she uses to number some of her postings. Even if it basically is just a single php date function
<?php echo date(z)+1;?>, it is somehow very satisfying to create these tiny tools (like the earlier one creating the right html encoding for that code snippet).
Welcome to using WebMention, Jeremy. Still figuring out how to best use it myself with regard to how they get displayed on my site.
Like you I use WordPress, and I would love for mentions to display more like the old pingbacks, where you’d get a snippet from the mentioning site from around where it links to you. Now it mostly is ‘site x mentioned this.’ which makes me click to get a notion if it’s relevant.
On Webmention tweaks I documented some of the things I tried. The issue is that because the tweaks are in the Semantic Linkbacks plugin, not in the WP theme, you can only make those tweaks a permanent option if it gets rolled into the plugin (no such things as a child-plugin like with themes). And I’m not confident enough of my changes to figure out and try submitting them to the maintainers of the plugin.
It strikes me as wrong that many applications don’t make very clear where and in which format they store the information you create in them. Tools that don’t obviously create files (like word processors) I mean. Installed half a dozen note taking tools in the past days, and for only 1 can I easily establish where notes from those tools end up.
Given the geopolitical significance of handling data, as well as the ‘nothing about me without me’ demands increasingly made of data handling, I am at the point that if an application or service does not explicitly and obviously tell you where information is stored both on your device and in the cloud, and in which way and/or formats, it must be treated as destructive of agency, malicious maybe even, and certainly as untrustwothy.