From IndieWeb

Demos was a session at IndieWebCamp San Diego 2023.

Chris Aldrich

  • Chris Aldrich, https://boffosocko.com/
  • brought a Smith Corona typewriter ("the Cadillac of typewriters")
  • starting in 2021 wanted to hand-write notes and post to his site
  • wanted to be able to type up notes and post to his site this weekend
  • since early days of blogging, people would hand-write notes, post to Flickr, then embed on their site
  • sharing his screen
  • shows an example of a typewritten index card
  • goal for day was to get them sent to his site and automatic alt text
  • first simple test was totally manual
  • during second test, we discovered power wasn't working at the venue, so he could continue typing away and make this post
  • typed up a description of how he did it: https://boffosocko.com/2023/12/17/typecasting-with-indieweb-building-blocks/
  • process: type, take photo of post, open with Google Docs, which automatically OCRs text
  • IFTTT trigger watches the folder in Drive and takes the text + photo, sends to his site using Micropub
  • Posts it privately so he can edit before making public
  • publishing will also syndicate copies to Mastodon, Bluesky, and wherever else
  • also created typecast wiki page with examples
  • David Shanske made a suggestion for a pneumatic tube setup for the typewritten cards

Joe Crawford

Angelo Gladding

Anthony Ciccarello

  • Anthony Ciccarello
  • also working on metaformats, experiments to translate them into microformats
  • How are meta tags being used in the wild?
  • parsed a bunch of pages, getting a better sense of the use-cases
  • some questions in the blog post he wrote earlier this month
  • shows that several of the metaformats are the same on e.g. YouTube URLs
  • YouTube does include video meta tags that could be useful
  • OGP also has secure_url, not sure how/if that's being used by sites
  • from yesterday's session, talked about setting up an OGP validator
  • improve guidance on the IndieWeb wiki and indiewebify.me

Peter Kaminski


  • focused on getting his site set up, https://complicatedstatus.com
  • a reference to life is more complicated than what some people say it is
  • Peter helped him get Massive Wiki set up

gRegor Morrill

David Shanske

Tantek Çelik

  • Tantek Çelik, https://tantek.com/
  • wrote a brief blog post about things he did today: https://tantek.com/2023/351/t1/indiewebcamp-san-diego
  • two sets of things: created 3 new wiki pages based on discussions
  • new wiki page for December
  • and a page for joy as a motivator for what we do on our personal sites
  • inspired by capjamesg, who created swiftbot out of a sense of joy, and has written about moments of joy
  • Expanded day 2 of IWC page
  • set up a page for what to make at IndieWebCamp
  • to help future organizers and people coming to camps who are not sure what to make
  • if you ever feel stuck, has some general ideas and specific examples of small things you can do
  • updated bio on his homepage
  • updated upcoming events; they were all in the past, now it shows this IWC SD and events next year

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