On becoming an Indie Socialite

July 18th, 2020

On becoming an Indie Socialite

In April, I saw Brian Wisti’s tutorial on Indieweb h-cards pop up, gave it a quick read, thought “hey, neat!”, and filed it under stuff to add to the Galuga as time allows.

Then I kept seeing his other Indieweb blog entries appear, and although the movement is still small and the tooling in its first stages, it’s something that feels like it should be right up my alley. Control over my data? Publish things at a central location and let technomancy propagrate it all over? Color me intrigued.

And then The Perl Conference in the Cloud happened, and Jason McIntosh introduced his Web::Mention module, as well as whim, the multitool built on top of it.

A guy can only take so much before caving in…

So behold, as my author box is now a shiny little h-card. Well, technically, it ain’t shiny at all, as most of the markup is invisible to human readers. But anyway, it’s there.

Equaly invisible is the whim service now running on good ol’ Babyl.

And, powered by it, is the new webmentions section that — if there are any — sits below blog entries. Obviously, at the time of me writing this there is no comment for this blog entry, but my previous entry has a few comments, if you want to see what it looks like).

Now, if you excuse me, I have to go and see if brid.gy can really auto-send tweets from pages…