#indieweb 2022-06-25

2022-06-25 UTC
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[chrisaldrich]
extermihire, snuffemploy, suppressihire, extirployed, distractihired, saltified (salary is from the root salt, which when poured on productive land can destroy its productivity)?
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[chrisaldrich]
what is naming?
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Loqi
Naming is hard, yes, even, especially for a personal site since you have to pick both a name you like as a representation of yourself, and one that hasn’t been already taken, though sometimes you can ask nicely (or pay a lot) for domains that are registered but unused https://indieweb.org/naming
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[chrisaldrich]
I recently got an email from Goodreads saying that they're removing/changing some functionality and as a result some of one's prior data will disappear. They're recommending downloading it now if you want to keep or back it up. Have we seen this pattern before? Is there a name for this pattern? Its not a silo death because they're still there, but some of users data will disappear.
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AramZ-S[m]
That's very frustrating.
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AramZ-S[m]
Time to really get around to homebrewing an alternative.
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[chrisaldrich]
What is read?
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Loqi
To read or reading is the act of viewing and interpreting posts or other documents; on the IndieWeb, a read post expresses that something has been read, like a book or section thereof https://indieweb.org/read
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[chrisaldrich]
What is personal library?
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Loqi
A personal library is an online collection of books and other media that reflects either physical or digital items one owns, wants to acquire, has bookmarked to read/watch/listen to, is currently doing so, or has in the past https://indieweb.org/personal_library
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[chrisaldrich]
Some of us have a start, but there's a lot more work hiding behind these patterns.
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[chrisaldrich]
I'll try to document some of the specifics, but it looks like there's a late July deadline iirc.
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[chrisaldrich]
What is Goodreads?
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Loqi
Goodreads is a silo for keeping track of books, reviews, and reading progress https://indieweb.org/Goodreads
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[tw2113_Slack_]
they say "not to" but I manually copy/paste book descriptions from them still
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gRegor
Thanks for the heads up, had missed their email
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gRegor
Weird subset of things they're removing: favorite authors, who recommended the book / who you recommend to, and details of books you own like condition, purchase date
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AramZ-S[m]
For the interested I put together a very badly documented, but last I checked functional, Goodreads exporter for a hackathon project a year or so ago that built on the Library.JSON proposal from https://tomcritchlow.com/2020/04/15/library-json/
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AramZ-S[m]
It's over on Glitch - https://glitch.com/edit/#!/goodreads-exporter
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Loqi
Library JSON - A Proposal for a Decentralized Goodreads
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AramZ-S[m]
Prob should take some time to clean it up and add some more data capture to the export process since it might be useful to people other than I
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AramZ-S[m]
I think a big part of why I built it was that their data export was missing some major fields when I tried it out
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