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Kevin Marks

Aaron put together a nice clear guide to creating and sending your first webmention https://aaronparecki.com/2018/06/30/11/your-first-webmention

Kevin Marks

Kevin Marks

•Do early design work in small, invested groups
•Design in the open, but away from the bright lights of the big stage
•Iterate furiously early on because once it’s in the web, it’s forever
•Prioritise interop over perfect specs
https://infrequently.org/2018/06/effective-standards-work-part-2-threading-the-needle/

Kevin Marks

Standards are documentation, not legislation. They explain how to make your code do the same thing as mine. Sadly, we write them in an imperative voice, and don't explain how we chose them. @slightlylate has more to say: https://infrequently.org/2018/06/effective-standards-work-part-1-the-lay-of-the-land/

Kevin Marks

“There are too many variables to consider. The point of CSS is to make it so you don’t have to worry about them all. Define some constraints. Let the language work out the details.” https://keithjgrant.com/posts/2018/06/resilient-declarative-contextual/
CSS as an AI-like language? Prolog?

Kevin Marks

As predicted, Facebook uses their privacy debacles as an excuse to lock out genuine data portability apps. https://snarfed.org/2018-06-07_turning-off-facebook-for-bridgy

Kevin Marks

Wait, @Twitter cannot separate content created before and after the user was 13? Seems like a straightforward condition to me, given that every tweet has a timestamp. Mind you, tweets from the first 3 years get exported with time set to midnight.

Kevin Marks

Kevin Marks

The workaround that unmung.com has used is that if instead of loading twitter.com/aaronpk you load twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=aaronpk you get an mf1 h-card, proper rel=me and other xfn eg http://pin13.net/mf2/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fintent%2Fuser%3Fscreen_name%3Daaronpk

Kevin Marks

As we count down to Christmas on the 25th May, @dsearls explains why you may need to rethink your entire approach to communicating with people. Talk to them. Assume they are human. Don't treat them as eyeballs attached to wallets. https://blogs.harvard.edu/doc/2018/05/12/gdpr/