πŸ“ NOTE

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

Multiverse

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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πŸ“ NOTE

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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πŸ–‹οΈ ARTICLE

πŸ–ŒοΈ Horton Hears a Whostyle

Back in 2018, Kicks Condor, sphygmus, and others came up with "whostyles." The idea is that when a website displays a post reply that was written by someone else, the reply is displayed using the style (i.e. CSS rules) of that person's website. A couple weeks ago, I was chatting with Angelo and Maxwell at a Homebrew Website Club meeting, and we came across this idea. I feel like it would fit right in to our webmention dreams at the IndieWeb, and I thought it would be fun to implement whostyles on my own site. This is my attempt to do so!

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Luca (2021)

⭐⭐⭐½

This film doesn't stand out among the Pixar classics, but it was still wonderful!

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πŸ”– BOOKMARK

Gently Down the Stream

A gentle introduction to Apache Kafka by Mitch Seymour

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πŸ“ NOTE

I've been using GNU Stow to manage my dotfiles and loving it. I'll write a complete post about my system soon, inspired by Alex Pearce and Bastian Rieck

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Shrek 2 (2004)

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Watched on Saturday June 12, 2021.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

⭐½

By the end of this movie I didn't care about any of the characters except Nate. Every punchline was either about how awful Andy's work environment was, or about her weight.

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πŸ“ NOTE

This is a demonstration post from Homebrew Website Club!

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πŸ”– BOOKMARK

THE ANGEL YOU DON'T KNOW by amaarae

This is one of my favorite albums of late!

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tags: music
πŸ”– BOOKMARK

mango.pdf.zone

This is an example of a site I'll want to follow once I've implemented a Microsub server

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↩️ REPLY to Maxwell Joslyn's post Let's Homebrew that Website

My favorite part was when πŸ‘€Tantek showed up at like 2am EST to find us chatting away πŸ˜‚

That night's conversation helped shape the plan I have to develop an online community inspired by tilde communities using IndieWeb technologies. I've written about it at farm.jacobhall.net

(P.S. It was amusing to look up how to properly markup person tags, to find Tantek used as the example!)

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πŸ“Ž FILE

Polaroid Inkscape Template

My boss asked me to make a fake polaroid for a film shoot he was doing. I found the dimensions of a polaroid here and made a template in Inkscape that matches the standard dimensions of a Polaroid (3.5 x 4.2 in). Attached is an Inkscape SVG file with guides that mark where to paste in your image.

πŸ“Ž Polaroid Inkscape Template

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πŸ“· PHOTO

I played spikeball with Katherine Rowe today!

πŸ“ William & Mary Ancient Campus
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↩️ REPLY to Jacob Hall's post Lessons Learned FOIA Requesting Over One Hundred Universities

This is a test reply to myself, that I will use to test my webmention capabilities.

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↩️ REPLY to creichenbach's post CRO – Easy

I love CRO! And now you've gotten this song stuck in my head 😝

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↩️ REPLY to Maxwell Joslyn's post The Drongo, Interview #5: Nick LeFlohic

A true Drongo indeed! Glad to see another Letterboxd user out in the wild, if you see this Nick I LOVE It's Such a Beautiful Day, and I just added all of your other recommendations to my watchlist :)

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πŸ“ NOTE

This is my first note, soon to be marked up with a valid h-entry so that my IndieWeb friends can interact with it!

Update: testing to see if I can update an entry, and adding <p> tags!

πŸ“ Williamsburg, Virginia
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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Jojo Rabbit (2019)

⭐⭐⭐⭐

this movie is so unflinching

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED The Muppets (2011)

⭐⭐⭐½

Honestly, this movie was a best-case scenario for a 2011 Muppet movie. I loved The Muppets as a kid, but even if you've never watched them before you'd probably enjoy this lighthearted movie. Celebrity cameos all over the place, a very goofy plot, and Disney doing their best to be self-aware in the 2010s.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Soul (2020)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Watched on Thursday February 25, 2021.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED The Lighthouse (2019)

⭐⭐⭐⭐½

Willem Dafoe is so hot

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Closet Monster (2015)

⭐⭐½

This really wasn't a bad movie! But in the end I didn't really feel like it all came together. A lot of the symbolism felt pretty forced and the supporting characters didn't really keep me interested.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED This Is Not a Film (2011)

⭐⭐⭐½

It's funny to think this review will sit between the other films on my watchlist; it's unlike anything I've ever watched before. Don't expect distinguished cinematography or audio mixing, but do expect a very raw glimpse through the eyes of a filmmaker who will not give up his craft for anything. The more I think about this film the more it grows on me.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED The Disaster Artist (2017)

⭐⭐⭐⭐

I watched this movie hoping I'd better understand The Room, and instead just came out more confused. I'll be watching it next!

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED The Godfather (1972)

⭐⭐⭐⭐½

I can see why this is such a well-regarded film, and it was fun to catch references I've heard my whole life. It's not really the type of story that appeals much to me, but i respect how carefully this film told it.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Midsommar (2019)

⭐⭐⭐½

This review may contain spoilers.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Don (2006)

⭐⭐⭐½

This review may contain spoilers.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

⭐⭐⭐⭐

This movie is one of the most unique I've ever seen. It has such a hairy plot and pulls it off so well. Everything about it feels early 2000s to me. There are so many visually amusing scenes.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

⭐⭐⭐½

This is a well-produced film about insanity.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED 3 Idiots (2009)

⭐⭐⭐⭐½

ALL IS WELL!

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Ford v Ferrari (2019)

⭐⭐½

If you are a Car Guy and know the story of Ken Miles, I can honestly recommend this movie. It made me laugh a few times, the cinematography is tight, and there are so many cuts to pedals gettin STOMPED gears getting SWITCHED cars going VROOM

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED AmΓ©lie (2001)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This movie had been recommended to me so many times, and it was still better than I expected 😊

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Soul (2020)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I love a movie that takes risks. Pixar developed a character in their classic style, and then killed him! In the first few minutes of the story! What followed was a wildin plot, beautifully animated in New York City!? With Tina Fey voicing the supporting role?! In my eyes, these were big risks, and Soul brought them together as a beautifully human animation.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Bottle Rocket (1996)

⭐⭐½

Watched on Sunday December 27, 2020.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED A Serious Man (2009)

⭐⭐⭐⭐

This didn't feel as polished as other Coen Brothers films, but that's a very high bar. I do like the premise that nothing goes right for Larry, right up through the end of the movie.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Spotlight (2015)

⭐⭐⭐⭐

There's a dead rat in the corner

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Γ€ Nos Amours (1983)

⭐⭐⭐½

Watched on Tuesday December 22, 2020.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Starlet (2012)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This film takes so many risks. It goes to yard sales, Saturday bingo competitions, and Jane's gigs as an adult film star. There's a chihuahua in nearly every scene. Yet the entire time I felt engaged by a well-paced plot, and the insanity of life through Jane's eyes.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Climax (2018)

⭐⭐

Honestly, I didn't love it. I don't feel like I connected with these humans before they turned inhuman. Maybe if I were to watch it again I would pick up on more of the intricacies of these relationships, but doing so would entail sitting through such a boring intro again...

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Redline (2009)

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mr. President, we can't let Funky Boy destroy Roboworld!

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Paper Moon (1973)

⭐⭐⭐⭐

There's something about this movie that makes it feel perfect for what it is. It was also really fun to watch a father/daughter acting duo

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Parasite (2019)

⭐⭐⭐⭐½

You can always tell things are getting crazy when you shave some peaches to take out a housekeeper in order to get your mom a job...

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED The Queen's Gambit (2020)

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow I wonder what the ceiling would look like if I took that many tranquilizers...

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED American Beauty (1999)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Still one of my favorite movies!

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Die Hard (1988)

⭐⭐⭐

Wow I really wish I was a NYPD cop

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED You've Got Mail (1998)

⭐⭐⭐

There's a lot to love about this movie, but neither Tom nor Meg's performances blew me away. For a romantic movie with a hard-to-believe plot I need to at least believe the characters love each other.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

⭐⭐⭐⭐

A very sweet film that lived up to the Ghibli Studio hype. I recommend!

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Big Night (1996)

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Still waiting for Louis Prima

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

⭐⭐⭐

Oh how I dream to be one of Jeff Goldblum's research turtles...

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED The Graduate (1967)

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Incredible

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Halloween (1978)

⭐½

I can see how this is a classic, but it really didn't keep me interested or horrified. Really impressed that Mr. Myers got that tombstone upstairs however.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)

⭐⭐⭐

Honestly all I could ask for in the sequel to Borat. If you loved the first moviefilm this is a must-see!

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I love this movie just as much as I did when I was small.

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Das Boot (1981)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Watched the directors cut, and drank every time they got depth charged. I am now thoroughly plastered β˜ƒοΈ what a movie

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Fight Club (1999)

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Do I like this movie? I'm not sure. But it is fun to watch!

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Science Fair (2018)

⭐⭐⭐

I can appreciate the effort National Geographic put into this film, but I didn't come out of it feeling like they fully captured the fair nor any of the individuals they followed. Best part about this movie was being in it for a second 😝

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED The Florida Project (2017)

⭐⭐⭐⭐½

A beautiful, quietly powerful snapshot of childhood

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πŸ“Ί WATCHED Knives Out (2019)

⭐⭐⭐⭐

A really fun whodunit!

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