Is there a way to commit stuff from a local folder using GitHub Desktop to a GitHub repository that is not under my account but that I do have admin privileges for? If I try it now, it pushes to a repository under my own account. (The use case here is that a client publishes documentation on github pages using Respec, which in turn uses markdown files. I am the editor for part of this documentation and would like to maintain the relevant markdown files in a folder in my Obsidian vault as a local repo)
In reply toby Heinz Wittenbrink
Das sieht sehr interessant aus, Heinz. Die Verbindung zwischen Degrowth-denken und Contentstrategien; ich glaube wir brauchen mehr solche Beispiele wie man abstrakte Vorhaben umsetzt oder übersetzt in kleinere, mehr alltäglichen Kontexten, ohne dabei in die Falle des ‘toten Urgrossvater Prinzips*’ zu tappen.
Vielleicht ist auch dieses Event am 11.11. in Brüssel etwas für dich (ich habe vor dabei zu sein, hoffentlich klappt das auch): SciFi Economics Lab, von Edgeryders organisiert. Im Orga-Team ist Alberto Cottica, die du vielleicht im letzten Jahr bei Elmine’s Geburtstags-unconference gesprochen hast.
Ich habe aber auch eine ganz praktische Frage, über den Formfaktor deiner Präsentation: mir gefallen immer die HTML Folien, weil es ja leicht teilbar und in einem offenen Standard ist. Aber bist du während deines Vortrags von Internetzugang abhängig, oder hast du einen Weg das auch lokal auf der eigenen Maschine zu zeigen?
Preparing an English version of my presentation on Content Strategy for Degrowth for our #coscamp today
* Mein toter Urgrossvater ist Weltmeister in Energie, Wasser, seltene Erdmetalle, und CO2 usw. sparen. Seit er gestorben ist spart er 100% bis in aller Ewigkeit. Leben heist Verbrauch, und daher ist ‘sparen’ als Ziel an sich keine Lösung, ‘smartes’ denken über sparen im Kontext (neuer) Ziele aber schon (wie LED). Frei nach Bruce Sterling bei Reboot 2009.
I use the WP Plugin Post Kinds here, which lets me blog things like Replies, Likes, etc. This plugin has a setting that determines the order in which my own remarks with a Reply or Like and the thing I am replying to or liking are shown.
The default order is [the thing I respond to] [my response], but here in this blog I have changed that, because I like to have my own response first. This ensures for instance that my own words, and not someone else’s get posted to Twitter if I share my post directly to Twitter.
This setting does not change the way the same blogpost gets added to the RSS feed. This means that my regular readers do not get the content of a posting as I intend it, which is in the same order as a website visitor.
In addition it causes anything that consumes my feed, such as my Micro.blog account to show the post I am responding to first (someone else’s words) and not my remarks. Below in three images is how that looks in practice:
The old version: the order is as I want it on the site.
The old version: the order is reversed for the same item in my feed
Micro.blog posts from my feed, and therefore shows not my words first but the words I’m reacting to, which makes them appear as if they are my words
I figured out where in the plugin files (in class-kind-view.php) the feed gets created and how it is different from how the posting is created for the site. Then I added the conditional code from the latter to the former. This works on my site, as shown by the following three images:
Testing the new code: on my site the item is in the right order
In the RSS feed, the content of the item is now in the right order too
And the right order now shows up in Micro.blog, showing my own words first
Then I tried to let the creator of the WP Plugin know I made this change, through a Pull Request on GitHub. I’v never done this before. It’s basically a message ‘I changed this file here’ which the original creator can then adopt in the original code. Making that message meant engaging with concepts such as forks, branches, commits and then the Pull Request. I think I pulled if off, but I will only know when David Shanske, who makes Post Kinds indeed incorporates it in the plugin.
Hoping I’ve submitted my first ever PR the right way
Some links I thought worth reading the past few days
- Initial circumstances mostly trump intrinsic capabilities. Basically the evolutionary space available. Delayed gratification is based on affluence at the outset, not indicative of doing better in future: Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test
- Can’t afford it, society without social contract, techno-determinism, salvationism, denial. Five kinds of stooopid: Umair Haque on The Age of the Imbecility and how not to join it
- “Embrace and Extend” usually means “embrace and smother” in the context of organisations like Microsoft, and I expect lots of devs to head for the exit, though some see it in a positive light: Microsoft buying GitHub
- Allow proper citing of blogs, added to the ‘someday’ project list: Joi Ito adds a citation widget to his blog
- An analysis of the proliferation of Internet of Things Manifestos: A CHI 2018 paper, Calling for a Revolution
- This isn’t about open data, despite the original title, but controlled sharing in defined ecosystems: In Japan, Mitsubishi Estate and Fujitsu put blockchain in the service of shared data
- If you can answer this letter, you can likely handle anything GDPR related: So You Received the Nightmare GDPR Letter
- Why Doc Searls is probably right about GDPR popping the adtech industry, and why consent in the ePrivacy Directive is to be interpreted as GDPR style consent: Personal Data Processing for Behavioural Targeting needs unambiguous consent
- Networked agency is not about enabling individuals but people in their meaningful social context. So yes, open tools need to have the networked effect built in : To bring people to the open web it needs to be the best version of the web.