What Does the IndieWeb Mean to Me?

Today in an important video conference I wore my IndieWeb Camp t-shirt. They couldn’t see it, but I felt like a superhero.

Not because I’m in some kind of club, but because of the principles behind the IndieWeb. Empowering yourself to own your content. Learning about the technologies behind it and sharing that knowledge with others.

Not to mention the brilliant people from all over the globe I’ve been exposed to over the past 12 years of working with people who build tools to allow anyone to have a voice on the Internet. That exposure and sharing of knowledge has made me a better person, and that makes me feel like a superhero.

Clean Git Commit Messages

I have been experimenting with custom git commit message templates for about 6 months, and it’s been good. Comments in the template remind me to write a meaningful message and describe the commit.(That’s not to say when taxed and frustrated, I don’t write the ocassional kill me now message.)

However, in a couple of situations, my commented lines starting with # show up in the commit logs. Not pretty. So today I learned you can add cleanup = strip to your .gitconfig file, thus stripping the commented lines and clean and meaningful commit messages.

Note: I posted this in the Setapp Slack channel, but feel it needs to be said publicly.

It must be frustrating to see the people posting in FB wanting to squeeze more out of Setapp for less. For me, it’s a steal @ $10 a month. I have no expectations of Omnigroup apps or other widely used expensive apps, or a subset of apps for less. I do appreciate seeing new niche apps and small developers added, but c’mon people, respect the work these developers put into their work.

If you are a Mac user and haven’t looked at Setapp yet, I highly suggest you do. Lots of great apps and utilities for a mere $10 a month. And if you use my link I get a free month.

Not giving up on IndieWeb

I know this only an ego trip, but I'd like to get back to having comments enabled on my website. That part is actually quite easy. There is a good Comments plugin for Grav that I have tested locally and it does a nice job. More than comments, though, I want IndieWeb comments. That is, I want people ...

Good on you for not giving up. I think great leaps have been made even in the last year to make IndieWeb more accessible to people without a background in programming/web development.

Micro.Blog is a good example. Webmentions on Perch will help move the needle. As more platforms adopt them, the less hoops to jump through.

I’m excited by its future, and appreciate everyone who’s putting in the effort to get it working now. I do find that once you get it working, little effort is required to maintain it. Now it just feels like magic.