Rachel Andrew writing for the The Pastry Box Project:
Formal education gives you words and technical understanding, it helps you interact with other people on a level where you can all assume you have the same starting point. It isn’t everything, and perhaps my hard-won knowledge, learned from trying and failing and figuring things out alone is my greatest strength.
— Read on the-pastry-box-project.net/rachel-andrew/2018-april-4
The Story of WordPress – The History of the Web
It was January of 2003, and 19 year old blogger and amateur programmer Matt Mullenweg was distraught. In a post on his blog titled The Blogging Software Dilemma, Mullenweg wrote:
My logging software hasn’t been updated for months, and the main developer has disappeared, and I can only hope that he’s okay.
Mullenweg’s “logging software” was called b2. It was created in 2001 by developer Michel Valdrighi. At the time, Valdrighi was still pretty new to programming. But the web was full of bright-eyed new programmers looking to hack together solutions for themselves. So he created b2 as an alternative to other popular blogging platforms like Movable Type and Greymatter.
— Read on thehistoryoftheweb.com/the-story-of-wordpress/
iOS update. watchOS update. audioOS update. tvOS update. No love for macOS today though.
Great post by Daryl Koopersmith over at Medium about the history of the internet and domain names.
Before the internet, before domain names, and before I was born, there was the ARPANET — the little network that could. What started as a network that bridged four research centers in the western United States became the foundations of the internet we know today.
The ARPANET connected computers called hosts together using giant, wired routers called Interface Message Processors (IMPs). These routers served as the nodes of the network, and allowed the research centers to communicate with one another.
— Read on medium.engineering/use-a-dev-domain-not-anymore-95219778e6fd
Destroyed my Keybase account today by losing my passphrase and not having the Mac app installed to prove my identity. No other option but to completely reset the account and prove all of my identities again.
Lesson learned. Keep a backup of important information that can’t be recovered.
“The Don” 8oz burger wrapped in pizza dough with cheese and pepperoni @ The Ferret, Preston
Small b blogging is learning to write and think with the network. Small b blogging is writing content designed for small deliberate audiences and showing it to them. Small b blogging is deliberately chasing interesting ideas over pageviews and scale.
— Read on tomcritchlow.com/2018/02/23/small-b-blogging/
Every time you share a link, or a piece of news, you are actually telling people to look at it. You are asking them to spend their biggest resource — attention (and time) — on what you are sharing.
— Read on om.co/2018/01/27/social-share-but-with-care/
Oliver Reichenstein at ia.net
The answer to the passive consumption of trash is the active formulation of questions, the active search for answers and the active work of putting complex knowledge and diffuse feelings into clear words. Unlike getting fed from those feeds, searching, researching, reflecting, and concise writing has the power to clear the mind. We need to write on our own domains. Don’t post thoughts on Facebook. Use it to get traffic. Drop Medium for blogging. Own your writing. Use Twitter carefully. And on your domain, send people to other domains you like, outside the usual black holes, if possible.
— Read on ia.net/topics/take-the-power-back/
Still having problems. Signed out of Sunlit on my iPhone just test I could sign back in and I’m getting the same XML-RPC error. Micro.blog for iOS is still working, so I’m not signing out until I can figure out the problem.