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A Member of the Federation

2022-11-06 23:22:53 - by AlisonW Tech News People

Whether it is Star Trek, Blakes 7, Star Wars, or somewhere else, "The Federation" is a thing to be acknowledged, and maybe respected too. In this case though I'm referring to the Mastodon network, where many people are signing up as a Social Media site which isn't Twitter but is similar.

I'm running an instance myself, in part to learn, in part because data protection and privacy rules matter. The data is protected by being on hardware which I have direct personal and physical control over, and not off in someone else's datacentre.

This doesn't mean I'm _leaving_ Twitter immediately, but I'll be massively cutting down there and replacing my 'tweets' with 'toots'. To add me I'm at @AlisonW@fedimon.uk - hope to see you soon!

BarCamp London XII

2020-02-13 17:00:00 - by alisonw Tech News

Designed to Last

2020-02-08 17:00:00 - by alisonw Tech News

From This Page is Designed to Last: A Manifesto for Preserving Content on the Web:

This Page is Designed to Last: A Manifesto for Preserving Content on the Web

Massive agreement from me re his noting that "First came jquery, then bootstrap, npm, angular, grunt, webpack, and more." - one reason I try to roll my own scaffolding is I don't want to be reliant on any of these, plus they add bloat if I only want a single feature.

Dead links

2020-01-31 13:04:28 - by alisonw Tech Design

Because I'm currently in a redevelopment phase here, moving code between domains and services, I can see from my Apache logs that there are many 404s being sent out as pages — temporarily — move around.

I've also got an issue to solve in that whilst most of my blogging over the years has used a permalink of site-date-title, for a while I used site-title-date. I'm sure I had a good reason at the time, but I can't recall it now.

Edent has some ideas on how to deal with one's own outbound dead links though which are worth reviewing.

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