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  • Writing an IndieWeb-Compatible Resume

    Posted on: 05 September 2020 | IndieWeb

    I used to rely on services like LinkedIn and AngelList as a resume. I quickly gave up on them because I did not use those platforms much and it was a burden for me to have to change my information on so many silos. That’s the thing about silos: you’ve got to learn their way of doing things. I never felt attached to my profiles on those sites.

  • How I Use Webmentions

    Posted on: 04 September 2020 | IndieWeb

    I sent my first webmention yesterday. Well, that’s not completely true. I have sent one or two in the past but they were just test-runs. Yesterday was the real deal. I had some thoughts on a blog post I read and I decided that I’d share them with a webmention.

  • My First Homebrew Website Club Meeting

    Posted on: 03 September 2020 | IndieWeb

    A Zoom call with eight participants of the Homebrew Website Club meeting posing for a picture, featuring James.

  • Scratching My Itches

    Posted on: 02 September 2020 | IndieWeb

    As a programmer, I often feel tempted to brainstorm ideas for “projects.” What is my next project going to be? How am I going to make it interesting? I’ve come to find that all of the best projects I work on are those that scratch the itches that I am facing. If I look back on the projects I have built that have lasted the longest, they all have one thing in common: they are related to my personal website.

  • My Experience With Jekyll

    Posted on: 01 September 2020 | IndieWeb

    If I do say so myself, I’m becoming somewhat of a Jekyll aficionado. I decided to use Jekyll to build this site on what I would say was a whim. I didn’t have a clear idea in mind of what structure I wanted to use. I knew one thing: I wanted the site to be static. My initial idea was to write all the HTML myself but then I realized that would not be practical given how many blog posts I write.

  • Writing on the IndieWeb Wiki

    Posted on: 31 August 2020 | IndieWeb

    A day or two ago, a fellow IndieWebber 1 recommended that I contribute to the IndieWeb wiki. The IndieWeb wiki is at the heart of the community. It is a live and growing repository of information about all things IndieWeb.

    1. I am unsure whether this is official terminology. I hope the community does not mind this term. 

  • Adventures on the IndieWeb

    Posted on: 30 August 2020 | IndieWeb

    I have been interested in the IndieWeb for a while. I took a break a few months ago because it was just something I had discovered. I didn’t realize that it could become something bigger. Recently, I’ve been diving back into the IndieWeb as a source of inspiration for this website. I have found an excellent community of people who are all passionate about the web and programming.

  • Why I Do What I Do

    Posted on: 20 August 2020

    Every so often it becomes necessary for me to re-evaluate why I do the things that I do. On a walk with my mother a few weeks ago, I said that one of my greatest strengths and weaknesses is being self-aware. I can spend days pondering my life, just like Epicurus would have wanted if I had been a student in his school of life. On some days, such pondering is necessary. On others, it becomes ardous; a mental burden.

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