How to visit Pompei by Jeremy CherfasJeremy Cherfas (jeremycherfas.net)
Vesuvius from Pompei Plenty of places will tell you why you should visit Pompei (and Herculaneum), what you should look out for, and what it all signifies. Not so many tell you how to visit. This is an attempt to fill that gap. Crucially, Pompei and Herculaneum are both pretty exposed; there is shad...

My family longs to travel again.  And if we could, we would travel back to Italy and visit Pompei, perhaps using Jeremy’s tips.  Next year!

Following People on Hypothes.is by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (boffosocko.com)
I get a LOT of value out of using Hypothes.is, but one of my favorite parts is having the RSS feeds of about a dozen interesting peoples’ H feeds piped into my reader. I get not only interesting things to read, but highlights and annotations of the best of it all. The general format for feeds to s...

This is a terrific post for those of us, like myself, who have used Hypothes.is but who aren’t as familiar with the RSS-related features.  I have a related question that may be better asked elsewhere but here goes:  Are you using a Microsub server to read these RSS/Atom streams from Hypothes.is?  If so, which one?  The Microsub server I use, Aperture, does not seem to recognize the RSS/Atom streams.

Features I Want In My Social Reader by Jamie TannaJamie Tanna (jvt.me)
What sort of functionality do I want in my social reader, so I can follow awesome people's thoughts more easily?

Jamie, this post gave me a lot to think about.  In your blogroll, you mention that you are able to follow your full Twitter feed in Aperture.  Have you documented this anywhere?  Or have you seen any guides that explain this?  By the way, I also appreciated the presentation you shared, The IndieWeb Movement: Owning Your Data and Being the Change You Want to See in the Web.

Domain of One's Own Meetup (September 2020) (events.indieweb.org)
Everyone who is interested in the topic is welcome to attend. We expect there will be students, teachers, designers, web developers, technologists, and people of all ages and ranges of ability from those just starting out with a domain to those running DoOO programs at colleges or even people runnin...

I was lucky to find out about and have the time to attend the Domain of One’s Own Meetup (September 2020) meeting that was organized by Chris Aldrich. The two meetings I have attended so far have put me in touch with a very friendly group of folks who are deeply knowledgable about the technologies used to support domain of one’s own (DoOO) projects.

I, on the other hand, am not deeply knowledgable about the technologies that support DoOO projects that are scaled for an entire campus. My interest in DoOO projects stems from my work as an adjunct instructor in undergraduate/graduate educational technology courses at my university. And my experience has mostly been using Google Sites to support undergraduate students who are pre-service teachers as they develop their first “professional” website. It has been a fun class to share with students over the last few years. But I’d like to take a step forward. My undergraduate students are all arriving to my class with much stronger expectations that an online presence will be crucial for their interactions with their future students’ parents and their own colleagues. Their impressions of pandemic-era remote teaching and learning also seem to inform their views.

When I have considered DoOO and its relevance to our course, I have been preoccupied with the technologies. Most often, I have started by considering how we could use WordPress instead of Google Sites and then stopped when I realized that the learning curve might be a bit steep. However, perhaps it makes more sense to focus on encouraging students to “own” their own domain first. Indieweb.org has a helpful list of domain name registrars including Hover and Google Domains. I have used Hover been very happy with their service even though I use Reclaim Hosting’s shared hosting with domain registration now.

But the DoOO Meetup was worthwhile and I look forward to attending again as I am able.

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