selfie while laying on the couch with my arm behind my head

Felt cute, might quarantine later


giant robot face with text 'made in austin'

Remembering my trip to Austin in the Before Times (February).


Want to watch Give Me Sex Jesus

What happens when a generation of Christian youth pledge sexual abstinence until marriage? Since the 1990s, the Purity Movement has been at the center of the national sexual conversation extending past the pew and all the way into the Oval Office. Including some of the leading experts on Evangelicalism today, Give Me Sex Jesus invites you into the guilt, pleasure, shame, and humor of sorting out faith and sex in America.


In reply to a post on twitter.com:

“save myself from the mob of cancel culture” does not read as a good faith interpretation of the reactions you received.



screenshot of my Animal Crossing avatar wearing an IndieWebCamp shirt

Represent the #indieweb on your Animal Crossing island! To get your own, access the kiosk in the Able Sisters store and search for Design ID MO-5MDH-M0LJ-3MX1.

Also, if you want to visit my island, add me as a Switch friend.



cover of Mike McHargue's book, You're a Miracle (And a Pain in the Ass)

Really looking forward to reading Mike McHargue’s new book! I also highly recommend his podcast, Ask Science Mike, and his first book, Finding God in the Waves.


In reply to a post on adactio.com:

Have you tried the indiebookclub Micropub client? Based on my usage of that, I wrote up some brief thoughts about using separate citation and review posts. That doesn't capture reading progress yet, but it's on the list of things I'm thinking about for indiebookclub.


In reply to a post on pine.blog:

Testing, testing



In reply to a post on pine.blog:

It gets my homepage URL as the author property, but I don't expect it will handle fetching that and following the authorship specification. That's more indieweb-land than microformats2.

BTW, I'm gonna have a quick IndieWeb lunch Zoom at noon today. Link will be in chat.


In reply to a post on pine.blog:

I think that changed around Austin. I'm just changing stuff around to keep you on your toes, haha.

Instead of duplicating my mini h-card on each post, I'm linking to the homepage now. It's not as common, but the authorship specification shows how to identify the h-card that way.


@sonicrocketman Hope you can join us for Homebrew Website Club on the 29th!


Want to read: The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio (ISBN 9780399592683)

via This American Life: Embiggening


Hey Spencer, thanks for the kind words.

Have you seen indiebookclub.biz? That’s a little tool I’ve put together that makes it easier to post those read posts to your site. It’s via Micropub and there is an indieweb plugin that adds Micropub support to Wordpress sites, so you might be closer to achieving this than you think!

I’m not super familiar with the WordPress plugin, but the IndieWeb WordPress community would be happy to help with any questions. There’s a dedicated chat channel for WordPress if you want to stop by. More details at indieweb.org/discuss.


In reply to a post on pine.blog:

Nice! I need to get the earlier seasons on disc. I was early on in a re-watch when Prime stopped including it.


@gofundme Please pass along to your web team: this is bad password policy. More at https://www.troyhunt.com/passwords-evolved-authentication-guidance-for-the-modern-era/

screenshot of password policy on gofundme.com


Doctor Who on a video saying: It's more like a ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey ... stuff

The GIF for our time(y)s

via giphy


In reply to a post on tomcritchlow.com:

A lot of interesting ideas here! The individual book entries appear to be a hybrid of a citation and a review, so I wonder about using microformats2 h-cite and h-review.

On my list of reading posts I use h-cite to mark up the books with the uid being the ISBN or DOI. Check out the parsed result of that page. My list isn’t really a bookshelf since each post has its own read-status, but take a look at the parsed h-cite within each post.

This gets more hypothetical since I have not posted a lot of reviews, but an h-review post could have the item be the book’s h-cite. A bookshelf would then be a stream of h-cite and h-review posts. A nice benefit of that is social readers are already able to subscribe to and display those streams.