Jacob Hall

Student at William & Mary studying geology and coding in his free time

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Connecting to W&M Eduroam WiFi on Linux

William & Mary, as well as many other colleges, has Eduroam WiFi networks. Eduroam is a federation of educational institutions' authentication servers that allows members of each to login to the WiFi access points of others'.

I don't have much of an opinion about Eduroam itself, but the configuration script provided at connect.wm.edu did not work on my laptop running Fedora 34 (kernel 5.13.9, various versions of Python)

I followed the following steps to connect:

  1. I emailed W&M IT asking for a new WiFi certificate.

    The same day, they emailed me back two files: jwhall.crt.pem and jwhall.key.pem, the certificate and private key for my connection.

  2. I connected to the Eduroam WiFi network on campus in Gnome's network settings as follows:

    Screenshot of Network Manager settings
  3. Once logged in to the network, a log-in window to W&M CAS was presented before granting me internet access.

Cheers to W&M IT for their help, though I hope certificate generation can be automated soon!

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↩️ REPLY to Kicks Condor's post:

Hey Kicks, thanks for the thoughtful reply. It's so rewarding to have a working demonstration of whostyles right out the gate like this. Maybe this reply will display on your site using my whostyle? 🀞

If h0p3 has a new style, I might make a new β€˜h0p3_2’ style for him - or might just update the old stuff if it makes sense.

Yes!!1! I'm thinking of adding a table to my database with the hash of each whostyle I receive, and having my webmention endpoint compare incoming whostyles against those hashes to determine if it is unique or not. Critically, the class name of the whostyled element won't differ between versions of the same h-card's whostyles. This will allow my site to automatically assign every post the correct whostyle class for the author, and then load in the appropriate whostylesheet for that post.

I guess, as a bit of additional response, I should also mention that I’ve thought about doing this as a JSON format rather than as CSS.

I'm fascinated by JSON as a storage format for CSS, and it isn't something I've thought about before. My knee-jerk reaction is that it'll have to be converted to CSS somehow, and it might be easier to have our front-facing whostyles in pure CSS. That said, if JSON would allow us to do more with our styles, I'm all-elephant-ears. Whatever we decide on, I'm hopeful we can both walk away from this conversation with interoperable whostyles


I would very much like to interact with Multiverse users via webmention, whostyles and all.


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↩️ REPLY to Joe Jenett's post 08/05/21

It's an honor 😁

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You can now follow me via RSS here. Soon I'll have a /feeds page live that will allow you to select what kinds of posts you'd like to follow.

In other news, I'm posting this to my site using a new script I wrote! Lots of site improvements in the pipeline 🀠

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