I enjoyed this episode just as much as I’ve enjoyed the other six. I’m not much of a podcast listener, and if this were any other podcast I’d be gone after thirty minutes, maybe an hour, but this one always gives me things to think about, no matter how long it goes.

With regard to newsletters within WordPress, there’s a plugin called MailPoet that (I think) does everything that was talked about in this episode concerning newsletters and storing subscribers in the WordPress database. It might be something with some code you could look at to implement at least some of the pieces.

Since Simple Location got a bit of time in this episode, I’ll take the time to thank you for this plugin, because you actually solved a totally unrelated problem for me. Well, I suppose it’s partly related. I downloaded an app for my phone a couple of years ago called Day One. The idea behind the app is that you can keep a journal and add photos, location data and weather for context to each day’s entry. Only problem is, the app’s interface is mostly inaccessible with VoiceOver, which ultimately makes journaling in this way very hard. But I like being able to add context to journal entries instead of just keeping everything in simple text files. Now that we have Simple Location for WordPress, I can use it, with a combination of private and password-protected posts, to do journaling while adding context. So, huge thanks for all you do, and especially for the Simple Location plugin. Looking forward to the next episode of An Indieweb Podcast.

Listened An Indieweb Podcast: Episode 7: The Reverse Salmention by David ShanskeDavid Shanske from David Shanske
In this last episode before Chris Aldrich and I head to the Indieweb Summit in Portland, Oregon, he and I discuss my continual messing up of people’s Indieweb experience, little things I’ve hidden in plugins, web-signin vs IndieAuth, etc. We’re both looking forward to seeing those of you who c...
There’s a tweet making the rounds by a woman who claims to have asked her five-year-old if she wants to go to a protest, only to have the five-year-old start crying and asking “What if they take me away too?” As someone on the left, and as someone who likely agrees with this woman when it comes to politics, let’s just get this out of the way right now. Child abuse for political gain is never, ever, ever OK, and this is just as much child abuse as the bullshit going on at the border that’s being implemented by the president and his administration, and defended by his supporters. My patience is at an end with this shit, and I have zero qualms about publicly calling it out, especially when it’s my side doing it. So, one more time for the folks in the back: Child abuse is never OK, and is never defensible. I don’t care how laudable your end-goal is, the ends do not justify the means. And if you have to resort to implementing child abuse, or supporting and defending those who do, you are a complete piece of shit, and I hope there’s a hell waiting for you when you die just so you can burn in the hottest part of it.
Adding my first “Watch” post. I’m currently watching Season Two, Episode 7 of this. I watched the first episode of this season and told myself I wasn’t going to watch any more of it, because it was actually traumatic, but I ended up watching Eps. 2 through the rest and, once the plot started to take some shape, I found myself cheering for some characters and hating others. Don’t want to spoil it for anyone else. I need to log into Hulu and connect the TV app on my phone to my account, because I hate the Hulu native app.
Watched The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series 2017– ) from IMDb
Created by Bruce Miller. With Elisabeth Moss, Max Minghella, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes. Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.
I think this may be my first RSVP post. I will be attending my first Indieweb Summit remotely. I hope to be able to attend in person next year. I’m really looking forward to this. Aso, Hulu is being incredibly judgy and not allowing me to binge watch.
RSVPed Attending IndieWeb Summit - June 26-27, 2018 - Portland, Oregon
The eighth annual gathering for independent web creators of all kinds, from graphic artists, to designers, UX engineers, coders, hackers, to share ideas, actively work on creating for their own personal websites, and build upon each others creations.
Finished both Ilium and Olympos by Dan Simmons. Definite re-reads for these on the horizon. Will update Goodreads shortly. Need to figure out what I would consider a proper display for “reading” posts, and I’m reading through the Post Kinds plugin code so I can learn how post kinds are created and mapped, so I can then come up with a way to create functionality for both Genesis child themes as well as updating the MF2 plugin, both of which will enable WordPress users to use whichever theme they like while benefiting from microformats 2, without having to learn to code. Of course the Genesis additions will go in a plugin that others can simply install, as previously noted in an earlier post.