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  1. Nov 2018
  2. Apr 2018
  3. Nov 2017
  4. Mar 2017
  5. Apr 2016
    1. People want to own their data and their namespace but they don’t want to run servers to do it. What’s the solution? Separate the elements. Treat your personal server as a BDS (Big Dumb Server), there to answer API calls and file requests.  Move the admin interfaces up towards the client, and maintain them centrally the way apps are maintained. Eventually, move the presentation layer towards the client too, allowing readers power over how they consume the data on your server.
      • Database:
        • provided by host
        • general purpose
        • accessible by http or https API
      • Database administration:
        • Native app or Web interface making privileged API calls.
        • GUI file browser for web server folders and files.
      • Presentation Layer
        • Pull pages (or other data) from multiple databases.
        • Customizable: the data you want, in the way you want to display it or otherwise use it.
  6. Mar 2016
  7. Feb 2016
    1. Part 3, Pressbooks dependencies:

      I skipped this section for now, wanting to just have my book(s) on the Web for starters. Looks like we are definitely chaning .php files below though.

    2. Navigate to: My Books → YOUR_SITE → Dashboard

      I believe the names of these categories has changed in the current UI: "My Catalog" has replaced "My Books."

    3. Part 1, WordPress generic:

      But for starting another WP install, skip this section entirely if following my lead, enabling Reclaim/Instrallatron's automatic configuration of multisite at installation.

    4. Pressbooks works with PHP 5.6.x and WordPress 4.4.1.

      I was working in 5.5 but Tim Owens quickly allowed me the ability to upgrade within the cPanel.

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    5. Network Enable "Pressbooks."

      All I did of the above was download the PB plugin. You can "Network activate" from the plugin installed page.

    6. Do not install Pressbooks on an existing WordPress blog -- create a new WordPress install instead.

      This is pretty important. But it's easy to add a second WP install in Reclaim's Installatron. In fact, you can select "multisite" in the process and skip all of Part 1 below, including editing php files.

  8. Dec 2015
    1. Learn to take ownership and control over the content you put on the web instead of handing it to third-party publishers.

      Such an admirable principle/mission. I wonder though whether this will ever be part of a larger cultural turn? Or even if it will be a major part of 21st century digital pedagogy?...

  9. May 2015
  10. Apr 2015
  11. Mar 2015
    1. You can expect to pay 50 cents a day. Or try DIY. This is where you will own your content.

      Rent to own?

      There is no ownership while we rent.

      We either own or increase our freedom of movement in and out of rental environments...or both.