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Made a little bit of progress on the photo posts. Mostly progress in understanding how they work, not so much actually changed in the output of my site. The BDD approach worked OK too. A long way off from a solid development process, but again a good learning experience.

Great interview with Carne Ross (‘The Accidental Anarchist’). He gives a very articulate account of his views on anarchism, which are given an interesting perspective given he was previously fully ensconced in the present power system as a British diplomat. I found very interesting the discussion around the suggestion that anarchism fosters a more loving society.

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Hats off to the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin to opening up their exhibition on the October Revolution for free on November 7th. (Got lucky and strolled past that day while on holiday.)

Statue of Lenin

Trying to figure out what would be good microformats for a jam post. Running examples from indieweb.org/jam through micrometa.jkphl.is. So far, the default output from the WordPress post kinds plugin seems like the most structured.

OK. First round of yak shaving completed – getting local wordpress development environment to a stage where I can actually start doing what I want hack on.

Great first day at IndieWebCamp Berlin. Lots of cool sessions. My plan so far for tomorrow is to hack on my ‘jam’ implementation, to test that the microformats markup look as they should, and to add some kind of automated test around the feature so I can know if I regress from this at some point in future.

Every now and then, I get a sublime moment, a flash of how things could be. Another world; a better place for us all to live. A little taste, if only in my head, and all too fleeting. Intoxicating, though. Thanks to all the peeps out there making those moments happen a bit more regularly.

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Wow, I never played Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, but I wish I had.  It sounds absolutely epic.

Each faction excels at one or two important aspects of the game and follows a distinct philosophical belief, such as technological utopianism, Conclave Christianity, “free-market” capitalism, militarist survivalism, Chinese Legalism, U.N. Charter humanitarianism, or Environmentalist Gaia philosophy.

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Popped into the local electronics shop for a battery, caught a successful fix in action. Old radio with a very simple fix, and a very happy punter. If I heard right, he said the radio was about 20 years old. Good #repairday vibes!

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Wow. That killed me. Struggling to get letsencrypt set up. Was getting ‘Error getting validation data’. Quite a bit of wild goose chasing, but eventually turns out it was because OpenVPN was listening on port 443, not Apache.

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