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Marinersway wrote on 24 Dec 2020:
Found your blog, really pleased I have. Some very interesting posts, really like the one about Jekyll. I Will definitely be looking into that. I also enjoyed reading through some of your newsletters. Pleased you will be keeping them going.

Have a Merry Christmas and keep safe. Looking forward to catching up in the new year.
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Anonymous wrote on 19 Dec 2020:
Totally retro =) Angelfire, GeoCities.. etc!
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Anonymous wrote on 16 Dec 2020:
Haven't seen guestbook in a while. Very nice site design btw
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Anonymous wrote on 15 Dec 2020:
Thanks for you article about Nextcloud vs Synology. I have the same doubt with my new asustor nas, Nexcloud seems "cool" but I haven't time to investigate and repair home problems...so I think I'll use native apps. ๐Ÿ™‚
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Anonymous wrote on 11 Dec 2020:
Digging the new site. Nice job as usual! I also appreciate you dropping GitHub comments!

What do you think of the "public inbox" feature some folks set up (eg: Drew Devault)?
Admin Reply by: Kev Quirk
Thanks, Iโ€™m really happy with the result and for the most part, my desire to mess about with it is gone. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hmmm the โ€œpublic inboxโ€ thing is interesting. Itโ€™s basically a mailing list, right? Not something I would do personally, as I think it would mean people who have subscribed seeing every โ€œcommentโ€ thatโ€™s posted. That would get annoying quick.
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Anonymous wrote on 11 Dec 2020:
Now that you've moved to Jekyll, are you reconsidering IndieWeb support? It seems one of the main issues you had with it was managing 7+ WP plugins. Adding the necessary metadata to the jekyll templates should be much easier. On the other hand, your other complaint (nobody is using it) stands, although, compared to mainstream social media nobody uses Mastodon either. I'm personally in two minds about the IndieWeb stuff, because I want to like it, but they seem to have over-engineered a lot of it and ignored pre-existing work in the same area.
Admin Reply by: Kev Quirk
Hey Jonathan.

For all the reasons you raised above, I'm not sure. It's something I've considered, but to your point, even though I wouldn't be managing a load of plugins, the IndieWeb still feels over-engineered so I'm not sure the effort is worth the time investment.

I need to look at how much work is involved in integrating it to the site. There's also the technical considerations of whether I trigger a rebuild every time someone "comments" or if I do it on a regular basis. Also, how much will those comments add to the build time/complexity of the site.

I'm really not sure to be honest.
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Anonymous wrote on 10 Dec 2020:
Thank you for creating your site, it's an inspiration!
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Anonymous wrote on 10 Dec 2020:
Thanks for the hint about duckduckgoโ€™s โ€œsitesโ€ input key. I use them for my site search too, but I didnโ€™t know about that key so I had to inject โ€œsite:jmtd.netโ€ into the search field (originally using JavaScript, but Iโ€™ve ditched that to become JS free). The โ€œsitesโ€ key neatly addresses this problem.
Admin Reply by: Kev Quirk
No problem, Jon. Glad it helped. ?
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Anonymous wrote on 7 Dec 2020:
Ah, moving from WP to Jekyll would explain why I got old news marked as new in my RSS reader. Nice!
Admin Reply by: Kev Quirk
Yeah, sorry about that. ๐Ÿ™‚
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