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Tantek Çelik

Tantek Çelik is the co-founder of IndieWebCamp and works on open web standards at Mozilla.

inbox

I'm collecting requests from IRC here when they're something I can't handle quickly and immediately. Roughly FIFO, feel free to re-arrange if you have reasons to suggest a specific prioritization

  • blog about, describe, how to do notification first design and text only design
  • ... add here

my indie web setup

silo posting

In general I treat silos as building blocks for my own indie web architecture. They're just another [LEGO] brick in the wall as it were.

However there are some content types that I still post to silos, and am using a PESETAS architecture with two destinations as a stopgap / copying mechanism.

My hope is that by aggregating my silo posting into just two destinations like that, especially Tumblr with a microformats2 supporting theme, that as I add support for content types like photos, video, metrics, jams to my own site, it will be easier to port over past content to my site for historical reference.

Silos I'm using without a copy destination:

  • Foursquare - I treat my Foursquare checkins as semi-private to friends on that silo, and thus I don't have a public PESETAS setup for it. I'm hoping to skip the PESETAS/PESOS step with checkins and implement native checkins directly on my site, and POSSE them out to Foursquare (as Ben Werdmuller does with idno).
  • PBWorks - I have a wiki (AKA PBWiki) hosted there via redirect URL of http://tantek.com/w/ - and again, hope to skip the PESETAS/PESOS step and directly switch to wiki pages on my own site.

Contents


my indie web projects

Stuff I've written to advance the Indie Web (and runs live on tantek.com) some of which you may be able to re-use hopefully for your own IndieWeb site!

need help with

Things I'm either stuck on or have been unable to make progress on.

RelMeAuth PHP library

The RelMeAuth PHP library broke at some point, likely due to Twitter's front-end website changes, maybe t.co encoding people's URLs. I haven't had a chance to work on fixing it.

Here is my demo deployment:

And the open source on GitHub

Any help would be awesome! The open source on GitHub has everything you need to deploy a test demo deployment like my own in case you want to try fixing it and testing it with a complete demo UI.

itches

These are roughly ordered itches, which may/often translate into specific working on items, but may also be large/challenging enough to generate a number of building block working on items.

  1. Taking photos with time/location information (optional manual location) captured/created offline, optional later posting to own site syndicating elsewhere (COOLPOSSE)
    1. Adding notes to such photos, at the time of taking, or later, both offline.
  2. Taking notes with time/location information (optional manual location) same COOLPOSSE.
  3. Tracking running with a series of times/locations (optional manual location) same COOLPOSSE
  4. Tracking venue arrival/departure semi-automatically, with optional manual checkin offline, like COOLPOSSE
  5. Falcon: Itches

working on

Rough order I'm trying to follow when working on things:

  1. Things to wiki
  2. Things to blog
  3. Things to design
  4. Things to code

to enable others, myself

Particular things I'm working on for IndieWebCamp and my own site. As well as Itches.

personal site functionality

Personal indieweb site functionality (adding to tantek.com) using my own personal content publishing software Falcon

High level goals:

indieweb community

Community things I'm working on - which I welcome help and collaboration on, up to and including taking charge, though I'd like to at least contribute

And these too which need to get integrated by priority order into Falcon Working On / Itches sections:

  • citation UI - to provide simple copy/paste UI for citing posts (articles (done), notes, other) from my site.
  • webactions - to achieve and exceed UX parity with Twitter's UI on notes on my own site
  • wiki - I'd like to implement static-file based wiki-like editing/versioning functionality on the static pages on my site, perhaps with explicit "save" edits posted to my updates as d - diff, edit, change posts.

community projects

Other community projects that I contribute to to help enable the Indie Web and everyone owning their own data.

previously

I used to contribute to these too:

  • http://activitystrea.ms/ - formats for sharing "activities", largely defunct except for a low value mailing list (google group). See ActivityStreams on this wiki for latest thinking.
  • http://federatedsocialweb.net/ - community/forum for discussing how to federate among indie web (and other) sites. Started a slow death after W3C took it over. Now just a noisy W3C mailing list populated mostly by armchair architects.

related blog posts

skills

I am comfortable with the following indieweb creator skills:

  • coding (HTML, microformats, CSS, some javascript/PHP)
  • information architecture (taxonomy, hierarchy)
  • URL design
  • interaction design

I am working on learning better:

  • copywriting
  • typography
  • visual design

want to work especially with

  • visual designers - especially those who have an indieweb presence and want to discuss coding and information architecture improvements.
  • UX designers - can never work with too many UX folks.
  • good writers/bloggers
  • type nerds. who doesn't?

figured out

Things I feel like I've figured out pretty well, have shipped on my own site, can depend on, and am available to help explain to others.

related talks