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Sora README - Sora is a web-based static site generator. Posts can be created and updated through the web browser. The app creates static HTML files that readers access. Sora is built with the Lua programming language. Sora is based upon my Wren web publishing app that was created with Perl. Test site: http://sor ... more>>
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Critiquing the Letter about Google AMP - created on Jan 11, 2018 Earlier this week, I read the AMP Letter, and I perused some of the 300-plus comments in the related Hacker News thread. The essay of complaints about Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages is noble. I'm no fan of AMP, but I like the spirit of AMP, which is producing lightweight, ... more>>
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Rebooting the Blogosphere in 2018 - We can combine early blogging practices, open standards, the IndieWeb, and today's social media to build new, decentralized communities. By JR Published Jan 8, 2018 The title implies that the Blogosphere vanished, but I don't believe that happened. Since about 2008, the Blogosphere got pushed down t ... more>>
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Moving Toward a More Independent Web in 2018 - created Jan 3, 2018 In 2017, the most interesting new website/app that I encountered was micro.blog. It incorporates numerous standards-based features to create a social networking-like service that provides discovery and discussions while giving users the option to host their content on their own w ... more>>
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Mid-December 2017 Snow Photos - created Dec 19, 2017 On Wed, Dec 13, 2017, we received a small snowfall of 3.5 inches with most of the snow falling in the afternoon and evening hours. My wife Debbie, our dog Barney, and I went for neighborhood walks to enjoy the snow. I had a feeling that the snow and cold would not stay around lo ... more>>
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Tweetstorms Harm the Open Web - Blogger launched in 1999. The ability to craft lengthy posts easily was solved about 20 years ago if not sooner by other web publishers. Tweetstorms are an abomination of the web publishing and reading experiences. And in my opinion, tweetstorms encourage less content to be produced on the open web. ... more>>
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Keep-it-Simple Ideas for Content Creation, Distribution, and Consumption - created Oct 10, 2017 - updated Nov 30, 2017 Definitely use Publishing : Web. I'll use my web-based, static site generator called Wren. I'm able to create, update, and search posts through the web browser on desktop, laptop, tablet, and phone. Readers view static HTML files. Communication : Email. I ... more>>
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Social Media Could be Making People Dumber - created Nov 5, 2017 I don't understand this type of user activity for consuming news. What's wrong with visiting media websites directly? Mediagazer headline: Pew: 26% of US adults get news from two or more social media sites, up from 15% in 2013 and 18% in 2016; 50% of Facebook news users get news ... more>>
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More Ideas About Managing a Local News Startup - created Nov 5, 2017 In my opinion, I think that local media orgs need to create a simple set of products. Users may get confused and irritated with too many products. Initially, I would start the org as digital-only, online. But I would leave open the option of producing some kind of print publicati ... more>>
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Notes about Creating an Alexa Flash Briefing Skill for Amazon Echo - Diary notes from zilch to certification created Sep 16, 2017 Oct 3, 2017 update: Creating and configuring a skill and getting it certified is an easy process. The key is knowing that SSL/TLS is NOT required for the Flash Briefing type of Alexa skill. For custom skills, then the URL must point to an ... more>>
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Simplify Websites for Longevity - created Oct 3, 2017 Sep 28, 2017 NiemanLab.org story titled The internet isn’t forever. Is there an effective way to preserve great online interactives and news apps? Maybe the goal should be to create simple, static HTML pages with some CSS and little to no JavaScript. If at all possible, do ... more>>
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Toledo Blade's New Mobile News App - created Oct 2, 2017 Interesting Sep 29, 2017 Toledo Blade story about their new, forthcoming media product, which may be more of an advertising network. The Blade to launch NewsSlide in October The Blade early next month will of­fer a dy­namic new way of get­ting the news, one that is de ... more>>
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Massive King Pumpkin at the 2017 Barnesville Pumpkin Festival sets new Ohio - state record at 2,150 pounds. It broke the festival record of 1,739 pounds set in 2016. [IMG] Local media stories: http://wtov9.com/news/local/king-pumpkin-smashes-record-at-2150-pounds http://www.heraldstaronline.com/news/l ... more>>
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The future of reading on the web may require rebooting gopher - Did JavaScript ruin the web? I would say that unfortunate, inventive, hostile uses of JavaScript have created abusive web reading experiences. Web publishers, stakeholders, designers, and programmers must hate readers. Or the website's business model relies too much on web advertising, meaning that ... more>>
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Decentralized Social Networks Do Work - created Sep 14, 2017 The following Sep 8, 2017 wired.com article contains a clickbait-inducing headline that I'm guessing was created by someone at Wired and not by the three MIT people who authored the article. Of course, Wired claimed years ago that the web was dead. I wonder if Wired announced th ... more>>
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