Tantek Çelik

Independent technologist, writer, teacher

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  2. going to Homebrew Website Club 17:30 @MozSF 2015-02-25. Indie event kylewm.com/2015/02/homebrew-website-club-2015-february-25 silo fb.com/events/1579077165643006

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  3. @fbonacci no, no joker. Normally that would be a lap or stadium stairs, but not with today’s legs.

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  4. This morning: legs too tired to sprint, did a deck instead. 33 cards of ♣ leglift ♦ sideplank ♥ pushup ♠ sergeant lunge 2-10 J=11 Q=12 K=13 A=14 For the sideplank and lunges, I did the count from the card on both sides/legs. Took a photo with the rest of the Trackish Tuesday crew and then watched the sunrise in Golden Gate Park afterwards on my way home. https://instagram.com/p/zfSACaA9b7 a photo

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  5. New @W3C TR snapshot of @CSS3UI published. Focus on implemented features, most issues resolved: http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/WD-css3-ui-20150224/

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  7. @davewiner you're using Twitter. @benwerd & I use our indieweb sites for all notes & replies, copied to feeds+Twitter

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  9. @benwerd @davewiner indeed. And hence “diversity of approaches & implementations” principle: indiewebcamp.com/principles#Plurality

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  10. @davewiner disagree. critiques of tech “XML is fragile” useful, of people/groups “problem with the IndieWeb guys” not

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  11. 2 more IndieWebCamp translations started Spanish indiewebcamp.com/Main_Page-es Catalon indiewebcamp.com/Main_Page-ca Thanks @badosa!

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  12. November Project Book Survey Answers #NP_Book

    The November Project recently wrapped up a survey for a book project. I had the tab open and finally submitted my answers, but figured why not post them on my own site as well. Some of this I've blogged about before, some of it is new.

    The basics

    Tribe Location
    San Francisco
    Member Name
    Tantek Çelik
    Date of Birth
    March 11th
    Profession
    Internet
    Date and Location of First NP Workout
    2013-10-30 Alamo Square, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Contact Info
    tantek.com

    Pre-NP fitness

    Describe your pre-NP fitness background and routine.

    • 2011 started mixed running/jogging/walking every week, short distances 0.5-3 miles.
    • 2008 started bicycling regularly around SF
    • 2007 started rock climbing, eventually 3x a week
    • 1998 started regular yoga and pilates as part of recovering from a back injury

    First hear about NP

    How did you first hear about the group?

    I saw chalkmarks in Golden Gate Park for "NovemberProject 6:30am Kezar!" and thought what the heck is that? 6:30am? Sounds crazy. More: Learning About NP

    First NP workout

    Recount your first workout, along with the vibe, and how they may have differed from your expectations.

    My first NovemberProject workout was a 2013 NPSF PR Wednesday workout, and it was the hardest physical workout I'd ever done. However before it destroyed me, I held my hand up as a newbie, and was warmly welcomed and hugged. My first NP made a strong positive impression. More: My First Year at NP: Newbie

    Meeting BG and Bojan

    For those who've crossed paths, what was your first impression of BG? Of Bojan?

    I first met BG and Bojan at a traverbal Boston destination deck workout. BG and Bojan were (are!) larger than life, with voices to match. Yet their booming matched with self-deprecating humor got everyone laughing and feeling like they belonged.

    First Harvard Stadium workout

    Boston Only: If you had a particularly memorable newbie meeting and virgin workout at Harvard Stadium, I'd like to know about it for a possible separate section. If so, please describe.

    My first Boston Harvard Stadium workout was one to remember. Two days after my traverbal Boston destination deck workout, I joined the newbie orientation since I hadn't done the stadium before. I couldn't believe how many newbies there were. By the time we got to the starting steps I was ready to bolt. I completed 26 sections, far more than I thought I would.

    Elevated my fitness

    How has NP elevated your fitness level? How have you measured this?

    NP has made me a lot faster. After a little over 6 months of NPSF, I cut over 16 minutes in my Bay To Breakers 12km personal record.

    Affected personal life

    Give an example of how NP has affected your personal life and/or helped you overcome a challenge.

    NP turned me from a night person to a morning person, with different activities, and different people. NP inspired me to push myself to overcome my inability to run hills, one house at a time until I could run half a block uphill, then I started running NPSF hills. More: My First Year at NP: Scared of Hills

    Impacted relationship with my city

    How has NP impacted your relationship with your city?

    I would often run into NPSF regulars on my runs to and from the workout, so I teamed up with a couple of them and started an unofficial "rungang". We posted times and corners of our running routes, including to hills. NPSF founder Laura challenged our rungang to run ~4 miles (more than halfway across San Francisco) south to a destination hills workout at Bernal Heights and a few of us did. After similar pre-workout runs North to the Marina, and East to the Embarcadero, I feel like I can confidently run to anywhere in the city, which is an amazing feeling.

    Why rapid traction?

    Why do you think NP has gained such traction so rapidly?

    Two words: community positivity. Yes there's a workout too, but there are lots of workout groups. What makes NP different (beyond that it's free), are the values of community and barrier-breaking positivity that the leaders instill into every single workout. More: My First Year at NP: Positive Community — Just Show Up

    Most memorable moment

    Describe your most memorable workout or a quintessential NP moment.

    Catching the positivity award when it was thrown at me across half of NPSF. Tantek holding up the NPSF positivity award backlit by the rising sun.

    Weirdest thing

    Weirdest thing about NP?

    That so many people get up before sunrise, nevermind in sub-freezing temperatures in many cities, to go to a workout. Describe that to anyone who isn't in NP, and it sounds beyond weird.

    NP and regular life

    How has NP bled into your "regular" life? (Do you inadvertently go in for a hug when meeting a new client? Do you drop F-bombs at inopportune times? Have you gone from a cubicle brooder to the meeting goofball? Are you kinder to strangers?)

    I was already a bit of a hugger, but NP has taught me to better recognize when people might quietly want (or be ok with) a hug, even outside of NP. #huglife

    The Positivity Award

    If you've ever won the Positivity Award, please describe that moment and what it meant to you.

    It's hard to describe. I certainly was not expecting it. I couldn't believe how excited people were that I was getting it. There was a brief moment of fear when Braden tossed it at me over dozens of my friends, all the sound suddenly muted while I watched it flying, hands outstretched. Caught it solidly with both hands, and I could hear again. It was a beautiful day, the sun had just risen, and I could see everyone's smiling faces. More than the award itself, it meant a lot to me to see the joy in people's faces.

    Non-NP friends and family

    What do your non-NP friends and family think of your involvement?

    My family is incredibly supportive and ecstatic with my increased fitness. My non-NP friends are anywhere from curious (at best), to wary or downright worried that it's a cult, which they only half-jokingly admit.

    NP in one word

    Describe NP in one word.

    Community

    Additional Thoughts

    Additional thoughts? Include them here.

    You can follow my additional thoughts on NP, fitness, and other things on my site & blog: tantek.com.

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  13. In today’s episode of the blind leading the blind, I offer advice & support to a single guy friend, 10+ years younger.

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  14. Appreciating design touches, e.g. @NikePlus app’s after-run voice congrats like: “This is @ShalaneFlanagan. Wow! That’s three days in a row. Boom.” What if we could record such congrats ourselves and share them for friends to hear after they completed their runs?

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  15. Excellent Trackish Tuesday this morning. Did warmup, 6 of 7 laps. Getting faster at 200s. Thanks @butteronadonut. http://instagram.com/p/zNZ4Tbg9Tp/ a photo

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  16. youtu.be/hqxbSggZ-vI “One of these mornings […] you will look for me, and I’ll be gone.” Trackish Tuesday 0600 @CalAcademy.

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  18. @kidehen negative reasoning: “a person doesn't” “you shouldn't need” begets procrastination, not building. More: indiewebcamp.com/FAQ#Is_everyone_going_to_want_to_run_their_own_website

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  19. likes @schnarfed’s tweet.

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  20. @julien51 please add your tweets to your own site, in both h-entry & your RSS feed too. Yummier than non-RSS tweets :)

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  21. @hmans I wish I could reply-to, like, and send a webmention to your wish at an #IndieWeb permalink on hmans.io :)

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  22. @kevinmarks @marcoarment great post. “build what we want” core to #indieweb. indiewebcamp.com/principles Let’s work together.

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  23. @elfpavlik #IndieWeb focuses on: #ownyourdata, own notes > tweets #UX #design > protocols More: indiewebcamp.com/principles

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  25. Still working on figuring out a good design to collapse presentation of likes of same type of thing from same source.

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  27. likes Katharine Otis’s yoga page at and post at .

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  28. Learned a new arm balance in yoga class @MissionCliffs today. Held Dragonfly pose several seconds. Thanks Katharine.

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  29. going to BOOTIE SF: Valentine’s Party https://www.facebook.com/events/334639810064851/

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  30. not going to make it to @Nov_Project_SF take on the #Sunrise6K. Free race, great people. Get it fb.com/events/1540673402878317

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  31. likes @benwerd’s tweet at , @tef’s tweet at , @benwerd’s tweet at , @aaronpk’s tweet at , and @kevinmarks’s tweet at .

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  32. might remotely attend Homebrew Website Club TONIGHT! Indie event: kylewm.com/2015/02/homebrew-website-club-2015-february-11 silo: fb.com/events/788946017847062

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  33. likes @shepazu’s tweet.

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  34. “[…] cats with hiding boxes had lower CSS scores on average […]” Not your usual boxes and CSS: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/boxes-really-do-reduce-cat-stress

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  35. likes Stephen Luntz’s “Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much?” at , Kartik Prabhu’s note: “Hey Google+ STOP ‘auto-awesome’ing […]” at , aaronparecki.com’s post at , and David Mead’s “This is why I love #indieweb. Starring @microformats...” at .

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  37. @Nov_Project_SF #flexingforsam #FastAsSam https://www.facebook.com/NovemberProjectSF/photos/a.586864678116696.1073742002.276430682493432/586867854783045/

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  39. likes Jamie Lovett’s “Lego Doctor Who Set Officially Announced”.

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  40. @html5cat yes, permashortcitation. 14 chars incl ()s instead of 23 from Twitter tco URLs. Also: http://indiewebcamp.com/permashortcitation#Why

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  41. Life is short. Appreciate it. Smile. Be kind. Breathe. Be impatient. Actions over talk. Be patient with the kind ones.

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  43. likes Doc Searls’s “You're the Boss with UBOS”.

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  44. likes Chris Coyier’s tweet: “There should be a test for new startups: Is this better than a text file? […]” at and Dan Lyke’s “Vim from 1993 where you'd have a 486 with 1MB of RAM vs Atom from today opening a 104MB text file” at .

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  45. Disable Flash NOW. Unpatched Flash plugin vulnerability (#zeroday) http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/flash-greets-2015-with-new-zero-day/ Steps to disable: Summaries for each browser * Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/108086?hl=en * Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-or-remove-add-ons#w_how-to-disable-plugins * Disable (Never Activate) all "Flash", "Shockwave", * consider disabling any other closed-source binary-only plugins. * At a minimum, choose (Ask to Activate). * Safari - use http://clicktoflash.com/ if you can, otherwise: * "Safari" menu, "Preferences…", "Security" (lock icon) tab, "Manage Website Settings…", choose "Adobe Flash Player", choose "Block" (or "Ask") from the popup menu next to "When visiting other websites:" Typo fixes thanks to: https://kylewm.com/2015/02/edit-of-a-href-http-tantek-com-2015-033-t1-disable

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  46. Finished #SurfCity half marathon in 2:18:32, >3.5min PR. Happy to run with dad, Nicole, & @Nov_Project_LAX friends. Everytime I felt tired all I had to do was close my eyes, remember Sam Dweck's smile, try to copy her smile, and moments later I'd pick up the pace. Still missing you Sam. Still would rather run with you. http://instagram.com/p/ylYgysg9UW a photo I might have slowed and posed for a few photographers along the way with my backwards cap #HalfAsCool as Sam, maybe even grinning & flexing. I also missed all my @Nov_Project_SF friends running and/or cheering the Kaiser half marathon up in San Francisco today, but I kept them close to heart and could hear their voices as I ran. It was a beautiful Sunday in California, remembering a beautiful person. Previously: * http://tantek.com/2014/313/t1/finished-berkeley-half-marathon

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  47. Keeping Sam in mind kept me going all the way to PR: 2:18:32! Thanks @Nov_Project_LAX cheerstation for a mile 10 push!

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  48. It’s the night before I #RunSurfCity and I’m thinking about Sam Dweck, the friend we lost last Sunday. Closing my eyes I can see her smiling, no matter how intense our November Project workouts. fb.com/NovemberProjectSF/photos/fp.214611.1234260440/556426371160527 a photo That’s her with her signature backwards trucker cap, grinning and doing tricep dips while I’m concentrating intensely on something, probably breathing. In addition to NPSF (November Project San Francisco), I got to know Sam during our TrackTuesday workouts which brought out a different kind of intensity. http://instagram.com/p/sNaCAIg1Qg/ a photo Sam was always there, always smiling, always kind, always encouraging. Tomorrow I’m running the Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach, my 5th overall, first of 2015, second with my dad, first with my good friend Nicole, and first race with November Project LAX friends as well. I’m grateful I get to race with friends & family. I’ll be keeping Sam Dweck in mind the entire time, and honoring her memory by going as fast as I can (even if not quite as #FastAsSam), and smile doing it. That’s what she would have done.

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  49. likes Ben Dickens’s post at and “The Basic Human Right to Fitness and Community: The November Project Experience” at .

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  51. @ciberch @kevinmarks @apparentlymart use this http://indiewebcamp.com/next-hwc We update it to auto-redirect to the next meetup.

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  52. SWAT0 A posts+tags mobile photo of B B photo notified C(follows A) sees it; replies A&B comment notified Prev: http://tantek.com/2010/199/t3/fsws-social-web-acid-test-swat-v0

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  53. going to Homebrew Website Club 17:30 @MozSF 2015-01-28. Indie event kylewm.com/2015/01/homebrew-website-club-28-january-2015 silo fb.com/events/387249418101711

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  54. likes @glazou’s tweet at , @cameronmoll’s tweet at , @dinasporer’s tweet at , @andymcmillan’s tweet at , @ThatEmil’s tweet at , @iboxifoo’s tweet at , @_Lance_Leonard’s tweet at , @w3cmemes’s tweet at , and tweet at .

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  55. @glazou my condolensces. It’s hard to make sense. I'm sorry. You have my sympathies also.

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  56. @_Lance_Leonard @iboxifoo @ThatEmil @andymcmillan @dinasporer @cameronmoll Thank you. She was too young. Accident.

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