A blip of a blogroll

So, Twan has included me in his blogroll, which is nice, thanks Twan! It is a minor historical note of this blog, since this is the first “mention” of this blog of any sort. Twan also decided than using his blogroll is too much work for him, so the whole thing is gone again. Which […]

Bringing people together

I dig what Tantek has to say at IndieWeb Summit. I am not there, all I have are his slides he posted online, directly after giving his speech, I suppose. I get one major point: We are not just a set of individuals, we are a community work to empower ourselves collaborate to empower each […]

Design URLs with care

I wanted to post this old post about unambiguous URLs. It explains briefly the technological importance of having a trailing slash in your URLs. Here’s the irony: the old bookmark didn’t work! Because Tumblr changed the URL format. They weren’t anymore. They changed from this: http://blog.simonwillison.net//2007/Feb/4/urls/ to this: http://blog.simonwillison.net/post/57956831532/urls . But because I had the old URL and […]

Linking to Facebook and other mistakes

Last week’s outspoken adversity against linking to content on Facebook wasn’t the only instance I could sense an increased feel of urgency for doing something about the matter recently. While that exchange certainly has it’s own strong side, it remains trapped in what Brett Slatkin saw even in 2012 as a mistake: I think we’ve made […]