↳ In reply to @t’s tweet2.1 for calmness & peace: * good sleep * alone time * (guided) meditation * yoga (slow, stretchy, yin, easy flow) * herbal tea * writing (free-form, personal log, lists) * 20+ minute walk * long run * walk/hike/run outside, trails, with green, trees, views
↳ In reply to @t’s tweet2. evaluate things (as noted) in utility and how they make you feel. evaluating requires calmness. being very happy or sad will affect how you feel about any object you pick up. Like Yoda in ESB: “You will know... when you are calm, at peace, passive.”
↳ In reply to @t’s tweetmore on “moving in” mindset, before unpacking: visualizing & evaluating 1. visualize how you want your space to look and support who you are. get ideas for what resonates (or doesn’t) from stays in hotels & others’s homes, or magazines, even movies
↳ In reply to @t’s tweetMore on this * Fires, smoke, pandemic risks, lockdowns taught us these things matter: + life-support + safety + comfort (perhaps absence of involuntary discomfort) Systems to sustain and tools to maintain these, matter more than does it “spark joy”
Going for a run to move my feet and get more vert for the @Nov_Project_SF #sfhillclimbchallenge https://sfhillclimb.challenges.run, adding reps on top of last month’s 50/50 Grand Slam feat made possible by a 35mile run around SF to get the last 21 hills.
↳ In reply to @t’s tweet* There’s a balance between keeping things that reinforce who you are & want to be (whether joyful, confident, etc.), strict necessity, utility, & preparedness (years of fires & smoke, and pandemic lockdowns taught us this), and efficiency & resiliency.
↳ In reply to @t’s tweet* Minimalism is not the answer (you both miss things and being prepared helps survive emergencies, reduce risks, reduce market/shopping dependencies) * Simplifying is useful and is essential for a good home design & user experience both for you and guests
↳ In reply to @t’s tweet* Not accessing so many of your things for weeks helps question the need for most of those things, and having them turned inside out in piles reveals their full extent (and their context among so many other things) more clearly.
↳ In reply to @t’s tweet* Painting the inside of your home is like moving in again, everything you own ends up packed (mostly in boxes) & piled in the middle of every room. * Rooms can look beautiful when empty (except for the piles in the middle obviously)
↳ In reply to @t’s tweet* The usefulness (even need) of the ability to “live” (sleep, eat, work) in any room (not counting bathrooms), and designing each room accordingly, optimized for its primary purpose, yet adaptable, modular, multipurpose.
Day before Thanksgiving 2019 my hot water heater broke, kicking off a cascade of forking paths still unfolding. For every repair I chose bold options, renovating thru 2020 lockdowns (another story). Most recently, painting the inside of my flat revealed:
Normally I go into the office on Wednesdays but I had worked from home that morning. I took the bus (#5736) inbound to work in the afternoon, the last time I rode a bus. I setup a laptop on the podium in the main community room to show demos on the displays as usual.
Around 17:34 we kicked off our local Homebrew Website Club meetup with four of us which grew to seven before we took a photo. As usual we took turns
taking notes in IRC during the meetup as participants demonstrated their websites, something new they had gotten working, ideas being developed, or inspiring independent websites they’d found.
Can you see the joy (maybe with a little goofiness, a little seriousness) in our faces?
We wrapped up the meeting, and as usual a few (or in this case two) of us decided to grab a bite and keep chatting. I did not even consider the possibility that it would be the last time I would see my office for over a year (still haven’t been back), and left my desk upstairs in whatever condition it happened to be. I remember thinking I’d likely be back in a couple days.
We walked a few blocks to Super Duper Burgers on Mission near Spear. That would be the last time I went to that Super Duper Burgers. Glad I decided to indulge in a chocolate milkshake.
Afterwards Katherine and I went to the Embarcadero MUNI station and took the outbound MUNI N-Judah light rail. I distinctly remember noticing people were quieter than usual on the train. There was a palpable sense of increased anxiety.
Instinctually I felt compelled to put on my mask, despite only two cases of Covid having been reported in San Francisco (of course now we know that it was already spreading, especially by the asymptomatic, undetected in the community). Later that night the
total reported would be 6.
Yes I was carrying a mask in March of 2020. Since the previous 2+ years of seasonal fires and subsequent unpredictable days of unbreathable smoke in the Bay Area, I’ve traveled with a compact N-95 respirator in my backpack.
Side note: the CDC had yet to recommend that people wear masks. However I had been reading and watching enough global media to know that the accepted practice and recommendation in the East was quite different. It seemed people in Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong were already regularly wearing masks (including N95 respirators) in close public quarters such as transit. Since
SARS had hit those regions much harder
than the U.S. I figured they had learned from the experience and thus it made sense to follow their lead, not the CDC (which was already under pressure from a criminally incompetent neglectful administration to not scare people). Turned out my instinct (and analysis and conclusions based on watching & reading global behaviors) was more correct than the U.S. CDC at the time (they eventually got there).
Shortly after the train doors closed I donned my mask and checked the seals. The other useful advantage of a properly fitted N95 is that it won’t (shouldn’t) let in any funky public transit smells (perfume, patchouli, or worse), like none of it. No one blinked at seeing someone put on a mask.
We reached our disembarkation stop and stepped off. I put my mask away. We hugged and said our goodbyes. Didn’t think it would be the last time I’d ride MUNI light rail. Or hug a friend without a second thought.
“Life Happens” is an acknowledgement that there are numerous things that people experience in their actual physical lives that suddenly take higher priority than nearly anything else (like participation in volunteer-based communities), and those communities (like the IndieWeb) should acknowledge, accept, and be supportive of community members experiencing such events.
What kind of events? Off the top of my head I came up with several that I’ve witnessed community members (including a few myself) experience, like:
getting married — not having experienced this myself, I can only imagine that for some folks it causes a priorities reset
having a child — from what I've seen this pretty much causes nearly everything else that isn’t essential to get dropped, acknowledging that there are many family shapes, without judgment of any
going through a bad breakup or divorce — the trauma, depression etc. experienced can make you want to not show up for anything, sometimes not even get out of bed
starting a new job — that takes up all your time, and/or polices what you can say online, or where you may participate
becoming an essential caregiver — caring for an aging, sick, or critically ill parent, family member, or other person
buying a house — often associated with a shift in focus of personal project time
(hat tip: Marty McGuire)
home repairs or renovations — similar to “new house” project time, or urgent repairs. This is one that I’ve been personally both “dealing with” and somewhat embracing since December 2019 (with maybe a few weeks off at times), due to an infrastructure failure the previous month, which turned into an inspired series of renovations
When these things happen, as a community, I feel we should respond with kindness, support, and understanding when someone steps back from community participation or projects. We should not shame or guilt them in any way, and ideally act in such a way that welcomes their return whenever they are able to do so.
Many projects (especially open source software) often talk about their
“bus factor” (or more positively worded “lottery factor”). However that framing focuses on the robustness of the project (or company) rather than those contributing to it. Right there in IndieWeb’s motto is an encouragement to reframe: be a “people-focused alternative to the corporate […]”.
The point of “life happens” is to decenter the corporation or project when it comes to such matters, and instead focus on the good of the people in the community. Resiliency of humanity over resiliency of any particular project or organization.
Adopting such values and practices explicitly is more robust than depending on accidental good faith or informal cultural support. Such emotional care should be the clearly written default, rather than something everyone has to notice and figure out on their own. I want to encourage more mutual care-taking as a form of community-based resiliency, and make it less work for folks experiencing “life happens” moments. Through such care, I believe you get actually sustainable community resiliency, without having to sacrifice or burn people out.
Acknowledging Life Happens And You Should Take Care
It’s important to communicate to community members, and especially new community members that a community believes in mutual care-taking. That yes, if and when “life happens” to you that:
we want you to take care of what you need to take care of
you are encouraged to prioritize those things most important to you, and that the community will not judge or shame you in any way
you should not feel guilty about being absent, or abruptly having to stop participating
it is ok to ask for help in the community with any of your community projects or areas of participation, no matter what size or importance
the community will be here for you when you’re able to and want to return
It’s an incomplete & imperfect list, yet hopefully captures the values and general feeling of support. More suggestions welcome.
How to Help
Similarly, if you notice someone active in the community is missing, if you feel you know them well enough, you’re encouraged to reach out and unobtrusively check on them, and ask (within your capacity) if there’s anything you can do to help out with any community projects or areas of participation.
for expanding upon
How to help and encouraging folks to Keep in mind that on top of these life changes and stresses, the need to make changes to social activities (like decreasing or ceasing participation in the IndieWeb community) can be an added additional compounding stress on top of the others. Our goal should be to mitigate this additional stress as much as possible.
How to Repair
Absence(s) from the community can result in shared resources or projects falling behind or breaking. It’s important to provide guidance to the community with how to help repair such things, especially in a caring way without any shame or guilt. Speaking to a second person voice:
You might notice that one or more projects, wiki pages, or sections appear to be abandoned or in disrepair. This could be for any number of reasons, so it’s best to ask about it in a
channel to see if anyone knows what’s going on. If it appears someone is missing (for any reason), you may do kind and respectful repairs on related pages
in a manner that attempts to minimize or avoid any guilt or shame, and ideally makes it clear they are welcome back any time.
If you come across an
IndieWeb Examples section on a page where the links either don’t work (404, broken in some other way, or support appears to have been dropped), move that specific IndieWeb Example to a “Past Examples” section, and fix the links with Internet Archive versions, perhaps at a point in time of when the links were published (e.g. permalinks with dates in their paths), or by viewing history on the wiki page and determining when the broken links were added.
Encouraging More Communities To Be Supportive When Life Happens
When I shared these thoughts with the IndieWeb chat and wiki a couple of weeks ago, no one knew of any other open (source, standards, etc.) communities that had such an explicit “Life Happens” statement or otherwise explicitly captured such a sentiment.
My hope is that the IndieWeb community can set a good example here for making a community more humane and caring (rather than the “just work harder” capitalist default, or quiet unemotional detached neglect of an abandoned GitHub repo).
That being said, we’re definitely interested in knowing about other intentional creative communities with any similar explicit sentiments or statements of community care, especially those that acknowledge that members of a community may experience things which are more important to them than their participation in that community, and being supportive of that.
This blog post is a snapshot in time and my own expression, most of which is shared freely on the IndieWeb wiki.
If this kind of statement resonates with you and your communities, you’re encouraged to write one of your own, borrowing freely from the latest (and CC0 licensed) version on the wiki: life happens. Attribution optional. Either way, let us know, as it would be great to collect other examples of communities with explicit “life happens” statements.
There's a lot I like about the IndieWeb community, but one of the best elements is a constant determination to strive to be better. Their recent adoption of an official "Life Happens" policy is a great example. It's a commitment to recognise that, well, life happens and that being part of an online community, or volunteering time/effort, is never a requirement. That slipping out for a bit is not just okay, but encouraged, whatever the reason. And providing a framework for supporting individuals in the community to whom life is happening.
Being in a “life happens” moment myself (finishing my dissertation), I originally missed Tantek Çelik’s chat conversations & blog post about developing a “life happens” approach to community participation & care on the IndieWeb. I love this idea.
#trailTuesdayThrowback to Saturday’s first Marin #trailRun of the year, masked & distanced on a beautiful #Junuary day. Chilly in Tennessee Valley as the sun crested the hills, poking through the eucalyptus. After ascending Fox trail, it was warmer than any winter’s day. Nice breeze running down Coastal Fire Road[1 📷 @BryanTing] to Muir beach.
We took Redwood Creek to Miwok into the cool forest canopy, paused for a moment, then continued on our way.[5 📷 @BryanTing]
Seven years ago today I showed up to my first #hillsforbreakfast workout @Nov_Project_SF and ran up & down a few blocks for 25min. In memory of #NPSF hills I ran to Twin Peaks today, 25min (or a bit less) of all uphill just to start — something that was beyond my reach back then.
Starting at Oak Street I caught a sign in a window I hadn’t seen before, encouraging folks to: * see black women * hear black women * trust black women * love black women * protect black women * pay black women
After running up Ashbury to Clayton to Twin Peaks Boulevard and climbing to the summit & both peaks, I turned around to see a clear view of Sutro Tower, Mt Tam, and the Golden Gate Bridge from the South Peak. On the return run, I spotted a pair of apparent princesses in pink dresses strolling along, brightly lit by the brilliant setting sun, along the adjacent road blocked to motor traffic. As I climbed the North Peak, I saw them again up ahead, strolling in the middle of the road without a care in the world.
Reaching the top of the North Peak, I noticed Market Street’s streetlamps had been lit, the sunset barely lighting up a few blocks of downtown. Made it back to the Twin Peaks Summit as the sun dropped toward the Pacific Ocean, bathing everything nearby in orange light.
Ran down the hill at an easy pace, legs & feet tired after yesterday’s longer run. Grateful for regular runs up Twin Peaks, where 25 minutes is the start, rather than the whole workout.
🗓 More than half way through #January 2021. Since last month’s calendar post: Electoral college results finalized in the middle of the night despite a violent insurrection. Millions received their first vaccine doses, though new cases grew by many millions more.
And yet, Georgia’s Senate seats flipped, and with them the US Senate. 3 days til our next president snaps his fingers with executive orders, undoing damage or putting a stop to bad ideas, like the Keystone XL pipeline.
Finally, as of this morning, 2021-01-17, we’ve entered the future of Johnny Mnemonic (1995), as noted by a wake-up call in its opening scene. Time to pop in that USB stick and view it in today’s contexts.
⭕🏃🏻♂️ Last track workout of the year and third #trackTuesday in a row. Spotted new #streetArt #heart by @kate_tova(1) a block before #Kezar. Blue sky and a dry track this morning(2,3) for a warmup, 6x progressively faster 400s with a 200walk+200jog in between. Cooldown jog/walk in the area, noting a #BlackLivesMatter sign in a window(4) & BLM stencil artwork on a plywood covering(5).
Last week the rain had left the track quite wet(6), glistening in the low sun(7), lanes in the shade still wet(8) from rain the night before. Completed a “broken 600s” workout: several sets of alternating fast and slow 400 200 200 400. On my cooldown jog back I spotted a BLACK LIVES MATTER sign leaning against lavender siding, behind a few potted plants(9).
Happy to finish 2020 with a return to regular track workouts, and looking forward to continuing them in the new year.
⛰ Tam summit #13 of 2020. Started(1) just before Emma & Olivia’s time trial. Barely made it up the first road before Nick caught up leading the speed train with Paddy bringing up the caboose(2). #BlackLivesMatter signs are present in many of the yards(3) on roads up to Tam.
Part way up #Temelpa #trail *someone(s)* had decorated a fir tree with holiday ornaments!(4). The views from the summit were the haziest I’d ever seen, SF(5) and Mount Diablo(6) barely visible. Despite the haze and cold (42F), it was one of my quicker recent ascents(7). On the way down I checked PurpleAir and the AQI was 100+(8) which would normally make it too hard to run. Perhaps the trees & bushes filtered the air along the trail. I could smell wood burning stoves & fireplaces as I ran back down the road to Mill Valley. Finished my 9th Tam ascent & descent on the same steep route (AKA H.A.M. on Tam) and returned to the Mill Valley depot where I started.
Congrats @emmakayemccune on a new Tam Ascent Course Record! And Olivia on a new PR! Well done you two!
🗓 Winter solstice, #December 2020. Took a break from posting photos since June. Sat with a lot. Listened. Focused inward, on essentials, on sheltering, and being sustainably supportive of others.
This month feels different. The U.S. Electoral college voted, shifting a critical mass of support for moving forward with election results. The Pfizer vaccine shipped and first doses have been administered.
Daily cases & tragedies continue, nearly ignored by the U.S. government, cruel obstructions of aid for months, only recently offering up mere crumbs for those in need.
As individuals there’s only so much we can do by ourselves. What we can do we should, putting on our own masks, filling our own cups so we’re not pouring from emptiness. 2020 has laid bare layers of challenges, individual entitlement & irresponsibility, masses succumbing to misinformation, systemic biases against those least privileged, racist idolatory of a narcissistic president.
And yet there’s bits of hope. 15 days until the chance of flipping Georgia’s Senate seats. 30 days until our next president can snap his fingers with day 1 executive orders to undo so much damage.
Balance work & joy while staying safe friends. Take care of yourselves, your loved ones, and let’s make it to 2021.
One year & one week ago, I finished my first #ultramarathon race @theNorthFaceECS #ECSCA 50k (actually 53km), my second-to-last race before everything was canceled (last: #TNFECS #halfmarathon the next day).
As a place for bringing together interested and concerned parties about browser engine diversity and standards, this repo would be useful for considering web standards in general beyond W3C, and the impact upon them by the participation (or lack thereof) of one or more browser engine implementations. How different orgs (IETF, WHATWG, TC39, etc.) approach these challenges and questions may help provide common approaches worth considering.
While the origin of this repo is from a W3C TPAC session, it was clear from the broad and diverse participation in that session that this is an area that goes beyond W3C, and thus we should consider expanding the README accordingly, noting browser engine diversity issues and opportunities across multiple standards organizations, and leave the W3C-specific parts as part of the origin (but not any restriction in scope) of this repo. If this general approach is non-controversial, I can make pull requests to update the README accordingly for specifics.
↳ In reply to issue 60 of GitHub project “w3process”This is not an “editorial mistake” from the perspective of those that carefully reviewed the Process document with the voting changes and in particular interpreted the only logical way that the election could be implemented given the text of the document (literally STV per seat for the number of seats in an election), and only approved the process accordingly. Several AC reps would have filed formal objections to the process had this been dropped before the Process went to review, and before that, in the AB.
The Process also doesn’t say, implement whatever voting experiments were run, so the excuses that have been made to justify running the subsequent elections as they have been run (“but the experiments!”) also hold no justification in the Process document.
Both of those are deemed objectionable enough to not remove this text from the Process and yes that leaves us at an impasse that the AB must take-up to resolve, especially towards a future where we may/will be relying even more on elected bodies to resolve conflicts rather than a BDFL “Director”.
As illustrated by the
2020-10-02 draft newsletter,
the Top Edited Wiki Pages includes User: pages which are more personal projects or bot updates and don't really add significant information to the This Week newsletter. User: pages should be omitted from the Top Edited Wiki Pages section.
h-entry change control process
does not specify how to update the definition of a proposed feature, which means it falls back to being as strict as updating a stable feature which is more strict that desired for proposals. This issue is for considering a proposal for updating the definition of a proposed feature, as discussed during the
recent Microformats Issue Resolution pop-up.
Proposal: the definition of a proposed feature may be updated to be more consistent with one or more real world public web sites publishing and or consuming the feature, by citing URLs for those examples in an edit summary. New proposed property or value definitions may also be added for consideration per the existing requirements for adding a proposed feature. If you’re not sure whether to update an existing definition or add a new definition, try to work with the proposer(s) of an existing definition to come to a consensus to update it. Lacking consensus, add a new definition for consideration, retaining any previous definition(s).
This proposal also adds a convergence requirement for moving a feature from proposed to draft. If there are multiple definitions for a proposed feature, an issue must be opened to discuss how to converge the definitions by consensus agreement among those with real world public web sites publishing and or implementations consuming the feature.
This is a rough first draft, feel free to propose alternatives, simplifications, editorial suggestions.
Runair is awesome! Would be great to give an explicit open source license like CC0 (preferred), or BSD, MIT, Apache etc. of your preference and mention it in README.md.
For example, the IndieWeb newBase60py library uses CC0: https://github.com/indieweb/newBase60py and you could copy this LICENSE file in its entirety https://github.com/indieweb/newBase60py/blob/master/LICENSE
This issue is not the place to make pitches for use-cases.
While we (Mozilla) are definitely sympathetic to use-cases that help users, a better place to capture those is either on your own blog with blog posts, or perhaps as pull-requests to add them to the respective Explainer, e.g. in this case:
Better yet both, so you can fully express the use-cases yourself and then cite them with a brief summary in the Explainer.
On the specific medical use-cases provided, if anything these are great examples both in terms of greater potential harm to users, and more vulnerable infrastructure due to systemic IT process issues. Those are both good reasons to expose fewer potentially risky features, not more.
↳ In reply to @slbedard’s tweet@slbedard or a Shazam for #birdsong, showing both which bird(s) and map of where heard, with optional contribution of location, naturally with @SwarmApp checkin integration for the obvious birds & bees mashup, and Twitter to tweet your #twitching 🐦🎶
On GitHub, project team members are able to add labels to your issues on a project. If your issue is a POSSE copy of an original post on your site, Bridgy should backfeed these as "tag-of" responses to the original post. cc: @dshanske
This is similar to
which is the same backfeed feature request but for Flickr.
This is also the “labeled” specific subfeature of
which documents many more backfeed for GitHub requests.
And similar to
this comment on #811
requesting Bridgy Publish untag-of support,
it’s worth considering Bridgy Backfeed untag-of support
(the “unlabeled” specific subfeature of #833),
so when someone removes a label from your issue, your original issue post is notified. However, the
brainstorming of how to markup untagging
is still ongoing, and thus may need to wait for more discussion before implementing.
There has been some past brainstorming about possible MIME types for the JSON resulting from a compliant microformats2 parsing implementation:
It seems one in particular, application/mf2+json, has seen some adoption in the wild: https://indieweb.org/application/mf2+json.
Should we specify an explicit MIME type for the parsed JSON result of an mf2 parser? And if so, should we adopt application/mf2+json or some other alternative?
This feature is both a useful declarative presentational feature for web developers and one that formerly had a non-standard -moz prefixed value (-moz-hidden-unscrollable). Thus we should consider giving it an explicit status of "important".
* 17k+ #Berlin anti-mask/anti-vax protesters gathered without masks (#COVID19 surge coming) * "Day X" preppers infiltrate German state institutions (@kbennhold), like a real-life MCU Hydra * Ware State Prison riot * Murder Hornet trapped, <2 mo. to find their nest
2wks "virtual" @W3C F2Fs: Prev: MTW 06:00-09:30 @W3CAB, first as a returning AB member This: MT1-5p ThF7-11a @CSSWG Long Zoom/gMeet hrs, missed in-person time & break chats. Though I could reference 30yo typography books for ::first-letter issues, like The Elements of Typographic Style, and How to Spec Type.
@solarpunk_girl still reflecting on https://twitter.com/solarpunk_girl/status/1261196542519672834, how to design modern multi-generational housing? E.g. with care-sharing & support as primary goals, and COVID persisting: create quarantine split levels/sections with separate BRs/BA. Healthy half could provide food etc. for those in quarantine. Would work both for traveler / suspected exposure quarantine (like many countries requiring 14 days), and confirmed cases recuperating. If there were both (suspected and confirmed cases), they would need to be split apart as well, both sections accessible for care-providing without intersecting the other. We need new architectures of local sustainable support for a post-pandemic world.