Thank you for your design and communications help @hannahrhoslyn
So I’ve been experimenting with microblogging on Mastadon, micro.blog and Tumblr. I decided it’s time we have our own self-hosted WordPress microblog…
Unintentional coffee art experiment. Oh Friday. No humans or cats were hurt to do this art. Luckily cc @palmerpa1mer
Sunday is drawing day lately. Good church for atheists and others. (@gildashannon) #buttdrawingforthewin #sherwindraws
Some more information here on microformats for microblogging: micropub. Also, here’s my outpost on micro.blog.
A good read on microblogging, and how to set up WordPress for microblogging using post formats. Good points.
Here we go. Microblogging tools: Custom post type Plugin to help with custom URLs Function to help with auto generating titles from content Function to help with auto generating URLs from titles Optional plugin to clean editor interface including titles For display: microtopic-taxonomy.php ?? single-microblog.php archive-microblog.php Hmm, here’s an alternative method: https://torquemag.io/2015/05/adding-microblog-within-wordpress-blog/
Testing publishing a microblog with no title. :) Works great: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/52896/force-post-slug-to-be-auto-generated-from-title-on-save Now I just need to figure out how to move the title down in interface.
First, autogenerate title from post content with a function. Then, autogenerate permalink from title with a function (plugin). Then, heh heh, hide the title.
What happens when I publish with no title? Titles are friction. http://help.micro.blog/2018/setting-up-wordpress/ But titles from the post title in the head. And title also form a meaningful permalink. This is interesting how micro.blog handles titles: https://sherwin.micro.blog/2018/02/22/check-testing-squrrk.html This makes sense to me; the first few words form the permalink and the page title. Hmm, permalinks should include year…
How a heartwarming news story about an interesting linguistic phenomenon widely mislead people that there are no words to describe that spell different words when they’re reversed…
Best socks ever. Thanks friends. Dobby is a free elf.
The Sun is Setting on the British Empire. #CarolTheverge #MarianneNicholson #AGGV #YYJ #VictoriaBC #LkwungenLand #BritishEmpire
I hope everyone (UVic students) votes and votes yes! Yay violence prevention and yay supporting survivors! Yay @anti.violence.project! #UVic #UVSS #uvicpix #victoriabc #letsgetconsensual
Trick or treat
Who wouldn’t want to drop by and talk about all the cool free events happening this fall on campus by @anti.violence.project
Managed to take this photo of the waning eclipse today after figuring out how to set my phone to manual and squishing it up against a pair of community eclipse-glasses at the coffee shop I was at today. I loved how everyone came out and gathered around and told stories and took turns sharing the glasses. It also helped that the folks I was meeting with were also out looking at the eclipse. See you again in 2024 @wulfnbearhugger
A good theory of journalism helps us understand what media are not journalistic. And, equally important, a theory helps us understand what unconventional kinds of media are journalistic…
Picnic with @soumya.n @beckycory @oliveridley @happyapsu and more. (Nandan and Jae
Republished with permission: “Canada150” is not representative of the history of our lands and territories, or of our present realities as Indigenous Peoples. We, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), cannot, in all good conscience, participate in, and will not celebrate…
Last year I used TimelineJS to create a nice interactive timeline of some misogynist tweets by Colby Cosh. After we added HTTPS to our website, the article never properly encrypted…
What does an Auto Trader, a phone book, a card catalog, a post office, a mall map, Google and a newspaper all have in common…