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Homebrew Website Club Meeting
- San Francisco
- Quip SF, 988 Market St. (at 6th), 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA
- Mozilla PDX, 1120 NW Couch St., Suite 320, Portland, OR
Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project, whatever...
See the Homebrew Website Club Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 1 for a description of the first meeting.
- Ryan Barrett
- Ben Werdmuller
- Laurence Miotto
- Kevin Marks
- Johannes Ernst
- Scott Bullard
- Leah Culver
- Kaliya Hamlin
- Andy McCoy
Sorry to miss you!
Notes from the meeting.
Andy Sylvester's notes from the Portland meeting
Portland P2P Section
Brief list of topics OH in the discussion section:
SF P2P Section
Brief list of topics OH in the discussion section. (We expect there's plenty of prior art for most of these.)
- protecting your domain from hijacking
- "indie mobile." self-published personal or small group mobile apps, often sideloaded instead of distributed through an app store
- animating SVG dynamically on a web site
- POSSE for semi-public, private, one-to-one (e.g. messaging), and single-user (e.g. health) data
- we'd like to see more examples of automated private and semi-public POSSE in the wild
- private indieweb posts: users have to login/auth somehow. what's the least auth you can get away with? one-time login, e.g. with a cookie that doesn't expire, is pretty little. could you do zero auth by checking that referrer is POSSEd post? or by sniffing silo credentials?
- link-less (and permashortcitation-less) original post discovery. if you already know the person's domain, you can fetch the front page, parse it, and search rel-syndication links for the POSSE post URL. use case: avoid annoying silo users but still support backfeed, etc.
- you can even try to do this without rel-syndication links by fuzzy matching on timestamps and text in original posts.
- lots of people POSSE/PESOS *within* silos: they may think of one account as their "primary," cross-post to others for wider reach, and include links back to the primary silo posts. interesting opportunity for research and maybe shortcut for outreach and explaining ideas.
- Android/iOS app ideas: want indieweb friendly mobile publishing/sharing apps similar to existing indie reply browser extensions and bookmarklets?
- micropub client that supports a number of intents, so it's easy to send text, URLs, images, etc. to it?
- similar client that sends web intents/actions instead of micropub?
- looked at Open Link In App (GitHub) as a jumping-off point.
- indie reader: one of the biggest differences from traditional feed readers is replying to/interacting with a post. can you decouple the reader from your site and still get that? ideas:
- register your site's web intent/action endpoints with reader, its reply (etc) UIs point there.
- reader renders each post as iframe to original post. reply browser extension operate on "current" iframe.
- reader extracts and includes mf2 in each post, including fully qualified URLs. reply browser extension operates on that.