Posting this guide for anyone who happens to follow me from the bird app:
I'm a computer science student, a small-city digital journalist, and a web developer (ostensibly).
I'm approaching the dark side of my 40s and I'm working to make a transition out of journalism into tech. Wish me luck!
I love making websites and I'm very interested in learning more about #IndieWeb.
Also, I hope you're having a fulfilling, if not relaxing, day.
I'm an older, (older than a lot of people learning to program, at least), guy and, while I enjoy coding I'm looking for something a little deeper when I actually (hopefully) start working.
I don't know what that is, but I listened to a podcast that made me think about the prominent web developers and web designers I look up to. They're people who are not only capable and smart but also seem to have a stronger guiding principle in their work.
I'm going to have to write about it soon.
Oh, haha, I forgot the use Bridgy.
After a few weeks off school, I finally got my site (more or less) going.
Now I'm testing out #WebMentions:
WOW. Yeah I've been on mastadon for like only five days now but I'm already flabbergasted at the world that should have been... https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/#Overview
Like literally how did we all agree to just NOT have interoperable social networks??? Looking at the activity pub docs makes it clear how ridiculously easy that would have been. You want my content? Just GET my outbox. Want to send me something? Just POST to my inbox. The server can be anything you want, just format your messages in this (VERY INTUITIVE!) way. It's so simple it's STUPID.
I'm very new to all of this, so I'll admit that there's a lot I don't know, but what is painfully obvious right now is how, yet again, the tendrils of Capitalism have fundamentally altered the STRUCTURE of the Internet to make it less open, less empowering and generally WORSE for most users. However, what's also becoming clear is that it does not have to be that way, and being here is in some small way, bringing about that better possible future.
Before reading more about #IndieWeb, I read a bit about blockchains.
Things like distributed ledgers and IPFS seemed to have a lot of potential for serving lots of people information via low-power devices.
The most exciting thing about learning #IndieWeb for me right now is seeing that we pretty much have everything we need to do that without having to listen to insane libertarians.
To the moon indeed.
I'm a computer science student, web developer, and small-city journalist who really doesn't have enough time.
I am absolutely a follow-back boy.
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