Reminder: Homebrew Website Club San Diego and San Francisco are online tonight at 6pm Pacific. Join us if you're interested in creating or updating your personal website!

Check the event page 15 minutes before for the Zoom link:

I’m hanging out on Beatsense playing some music if anyone wants to join in:

Given all the social distancing (you're doing that, right?!), anxiety, and whatnot... how about we have a @winetoreach? Let's say tomorrow, Sunday at 4pm Pacific until whenever. I can send out a Hangouts link shortly before. Spread the word.

Hey everyone, out of an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), we have decided to switch this March 18th meetup to an online-only meetup.

We will provide a Zoom video conference link 20 minutes before the meetup on the event page and in the IndieWeb chat.

Want to read: Lateral Thinking: A Textbook of Creativity by Edward de Bono (ISBN 9780241257548)

via You can't actually run out of ideas

A canvasser for a Democrat running for Congress came by. They asked where I was leaning and I said “leftist.” They responded “ooh boy” and paused. I laughed a bit and asked if that was a good or bad reaction. They said “well, change is hard.” They didn't sound judgmental, but I’m not sure what this means about the candidate or my answer.

I was watching the beginning of Bang Bang Con (!!Con) and they talked about their code of conduct. I liked these three tips they gave to stay in line with their values:

  • “Avoid feigning surprise.” When someone says something like “I’ve never heard that you can do x,” instead of replying “You’ve never heard that?!” take a moment to revel in the fact the person is about to learn something new and cool. Let that frame your response.
  • Avoid “well, actually...” if someone says something not quite correct.
  • Avoid subtle -isms like “so easy my grandmother could do it.” That’s a subtle exclusion of women and older people.

Edit: these are based on the Recurse Center’s social rules.

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Hey Brian, hope you can make the next Homebrew Website Club San Diego meetup:

I’m attending Homebrew Website Club San Diego on 2020-03-18.

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What a small indieweb. I'm in Austin for IndieWebCamp and another attendee, Brian, is from San Diego and lives in my neighborhood. Another person for the SD meetups!

Edit: fixed name and URL, oops!

Currently reading: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (ISBN 9780440335160)

Finished reading: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (ISBN 9781451645859)

Joe Masilotti Joe Masilotti on
@indiewebcamp hi there! I’m
excited to participate this weekend. What qualifies as a “personal website”? I have a personal blog and a website that I’m trying to make into a real business (that I am the only contributor towards). Which, if either, qualify?

Hi, Joe. Both! Trends more towards personal sites but we have some IndieWeb for business examples:

I'll be there this weekend, too. Look forward to meeting you!

Jamie Tanna Jamie Tanna on
Birds of Prey Review (No Spoilers)

Agree wholeheartedly. I'm looking forward to seeing it again.

Card and envelope which had a smaller card inside. Smaller card reads ‘Are you a magician??? Because abraca-DAYUM’

Yo dawg, we heard you like cards so we put a card inside your card.

The small card is about 3 inches and was inside its own tiny envelope. Many thanks to Isha for these. <3


I’m hanging out on Beatsense playing some music if anyone wants to join in:

cc @jdragz @girlvsplanet @Scandalous @indiana_mama @Skirts

katherine katherine on
Worst Chris.

Aside (or not?) — screw this white nonsense from the author:

“This is not Colin Kaepernick’s brand of entertainment. Pratt’s endeavor boasts a uniting message.”