207 Matching Annotations
  1. Last 7 days
    1. I’d be interested in hearing more about the ways oral cultures did their thinking, if you have resources on that handy. Otherwise if you recall your source for that could you pass it on?

      Below are some sources to give you a start on orality. I've arranged them in a suggested watching/reading order with some introductory material before more technical sources which will give you jumping off points for further research.

      • Modern Memory, Ancient Methods. TEDxMelbourne. Melbourne, Australia, 2018. https://www.ted.com/talks/lynne_kelly_modern_memory_ancient_methods.
      • Kelly, Lynne. The Memory Code. Allen & Unwin, 2016.
      • Kelly, Lynne. Knowledge and Power in Prehistoric Societies: Orality, Memory and the Transmission of Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107444973.
      • Ong, Walter J. Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word. Taylor & Francis, 2007.
      • Parry, Milman, and Adam Parry. The Making of Homeric Verse: The Collected Papers of Milman Parry. Oxford University Press, 1971.
      • Neale, Margo, and Lynne Kelly. Songlines: The Power and Promise. First Knowledges, 1.0. Thames & Hudson, 2020.
  2. Aug 2022
    1. Hypothes.is, a web annotation tool, as an off-label zettelkasten?!

      I've started using hypothesis annotation using TrailMarks notation to articulate ideas associated with what I am reading right on the margins

      This is great because, we are also developing ways to integrate hypothesis annotations into our own home grown Tools for Thought. Beyond that we are aiming to ship an opeen, Commons based, Peer produced

      People Centered InterPersonal Mutlitplayer Tool for thought Constellations for exchange and interchange and conversations on the margins, on what we call the IndyWeb.


      If you interested please reply to this annotation. and I can respond in email provided by hypothesis to send the invite.

    2. Who’s up for a public, social zettelkasten practice?

      I'm all in on this and more soon.


    3. Hypothes.idian for Obsidian to do just this.)


  3. Jun 2022
    1. One could go further still and highlight a word or words on one’s browser screen and use these as a custom search query.

      The closest to all of this that I can think of is wikilinks everywhere.

    2. The language of the amendment, Anderson says, was crafted to ensure that slave owners could quickly crush any rebellion or resistance from those whom they’d enslaved.

      holy shit

    3. racial distinctions in Americans’ treatment of gun ownership

      very interesting sentence

    4. https://hypothes.is/stream.rss?wildcard_uri=https://www.example.org/*

      Ah-ha! I hadn't realized that you could generate an RSS feed supporting a wildcard. This is fantastic!

      I don't know if this is specific to my particular setup, but I did find that this syntax only worked for me if I left out the https://www in the wildcard URL I was targeting.

    5. There’s  definitely a way

      Injecting some custom CSS? I went looking in the page shown in the screenshot and searching https://hypothes.is/users/chrisaldrich?q=standby

      So there is a secret door here?

  4. May 2022
    1. As was highlighted (pun intended)

      like so, giving a link to the recording

      https://iannotate.org/2021/program/panel_font.html Description

      • about : Future of Notetaking

      • for : IndyNotes

    2. One thing I have noticed, however, is a dramatic lack of continuity in the history of note taking within the longue durée of Western civilization. (Other cultures including oral cultures have similar traditions, but for our purposes here, I won’t go into them except to say that they’re highly valuable, spectacularly rich, and something of which we should all be aware.)

      Buzz words and marketing seem to drive much of the market, the froth on the surface that everyone sees and which is insubstantial but drives clicks and sales funnels

    3. @chrisaldrich@mastodon.social @chrisaldrich@boffosocko.com @alcinnz your blog is the first place I’ve seen since 2015 that is using hypothes.is I was super passionate about it but when I saw the lack of interest in development by their devs and after few messages with them, I finally let go of my account in 2019. Good to see someone is using it anyways 👍🏼

      This is interesting. Though I don't see it much on blogs, it's my impression that hypothes.is only continues to grow and is in active development. I wonder if this is really more about hypothes.is not being interested in some specific idea(s) or something?

    1. You might have gone down the rabbit hole on note taking practice nerdery

      test note

  5. Apr 2022
    1. I’ll also note that there’s the potential of a reply on Hypothes.is to a prior reply to a canonical URL source. In that case it could be either marked up as a reply to the “parent” on Hypothesis and/or a reply to the canonical source URL, or even both so that webmentions could be sent further upstream.

      You can also "reply" by annotating the standalone (/a/...) page for a given annotation.

    2. Webmention functioning properly will require this canonical URL to exist on the page to be able to send notifications and have them be received properly

      It's also just annoying when trying to get at the original resource (or its URL for reference).

    3. all the data on this particular page seems to be rendered using JavaScript rather than being raw HTML
    4. I suspect that a reasonable WordPress user could probably set up a free Hypothes.is account and use the RSS feed from it (something like https://hypothes.is/stream.atom?user=username) to create an IFTTT.com recipe to post it as a public/draft to their WordPress website.

      This is a note. With an linked video

    5. I created a video overview/walkthrough of how I take highlights and annotations on Hypothes.isHypothes.is and feed them through to my WordPress Website using RSS and IFTTT.com.
    6. What follows may tend toward the jargon-y end of programming, but I’ll endeavor to explain it all and go step-by-step to allow those with little or no programming experience to follow along and use the tools I’m describing in a very powerful way.  I’ll do my best to link the jargon to definitions and examples for those who haven’t run across them before. Hopefully with a bit of explanation, the ability to cut and paste some code, or even make some basic modifications, you’ll be able to do what I and others have done, but without having to puzzle it all out from scratch.

      This is a note.

  6. Mar 2022
    1. It also bears noting that one could view the first stage of Cornell notes in light of the practice of keeping a waste book and then later transferring their more permanent and better formed ideas into their commonplace book.

      Hmmm, this is an idea I need to explore—the waste book. To admit that many of my notes are just not worth going through would be freeing.

    2. TiddlyBlink) and WordPress (it’s way more than a blog.) I’ve also dabbled significantl


  7. Feb 2022
    1. Americanism: Using money you haven’t earned to buy things you don’t need to impress people you don’t like. —Robert Quillen
    2. “If I Had More Time, I Would Have Written a Shorter Letter”.
    3. The ease of use of the UI on Twitter seems to broadly make it a platform for “fast” posting which can too often cause ruffled feathers, sour feelings, anger, and poor communication.
    4. Perhaps it would help more people’s contextual thinking if more sites specifically labeled their posts as fast and slow (or gave a 1-10 rating)?
    5. Wikis allowed multiple users to author and edit pages on the web with a basic web browser.

      A page/book metaphor instead of a card metaphor.

    6. Slips of paper which were moveable within books or files and later on index cards were a significant innovation in terms of storing and organizing a commonplace book.


    7. collector’s fallacy

      Intrigued for a deeper dive it root cause.

    8. focus on finely honing a small handful of questions and ideas each day from your reading

      Good advice.

    9. It should be recognized that these basic note types are very different than the digital garden framing of 📤 (seedbox), 🌱 (seedling), 🪴 (sapling), 🌲 (evergreen), etc. which are another measure of the growth and expansion of not just one particular idea but potentially multiple ideas over time. These are a project management sort of tool for focusing on the growth of ideas. Within some tools, one might also use graph views and interconnectedness as means of charting this same sort of growth.

      Sönke Ahrens' framing of fleeting note, literature note, and permanent note are a value assignation to the types of each of these notes with respect to generating new ideas and writing.

    10. Introductory Articles
  8. Jan 2022
    1. Hi Chris, I checked Chavigny’s book on the BNF site. He insists on the use of index cards (‘fiches’), how to index them, one idea per card but not how to connect between the cards and allow navigation between them. Mind that it’s written in 1919, in Strasbourg (my hometown) just one year after it returned to France. So between students who used this book and Luhman in Freiburg it’s not far away. My mother taught me how to use cards for my studies back in 1977, I still have the book where she learn the method, as Law student in Strasbourg “Comment se documenter”, by Roland Claude, 1961. Page 25 describes a way to build secondary index to receive all cards relatives to a topic by their number. Still Luhman system seems easier to maintain but very near. I’m not a fan of ZK myself. It was great before computers and Internet but it’s a lot of work and adds a lot of friction.

      Bruno Winck

      Reminder to look up Roland Claude. I couldn't find his work in the usual spaces in English or French.

  9. Dec 2021
    1. Marginalia

      With Webmention support, one could architect a site to allow inline marginalia and highlighting similar to Medium.com’s relatively well-known functionality. With the clever use of URL fragments, which are well supported in major browsers, there are already examples of people who use Webmentions to display word-, sentence-, or paragraph-level marginalia on their sites. After all, aren’t inline annotations just a more targeted version of comments?

      <figure> Screencapture from Medium.com with an example of an inline response. <figcaption>An inline annotation on the text “Hey Ev, what about mentions?” in which Medium began to roll out their @mention functionality.</figcaption> </figure>
    2. Below are a few potential creative “hacks” that some might try.

      Thanks for these ideas.

    3. I already find it difficult to annotate heavily annotated pages that all use the same color, much less a rainbow of others’ colors

      As noted above, one idea could be a mode where everyone else is the same but my annotations are in a different color (of my choosing).

    4. colors may be slightly better indicators of different users’ annotations of a particular text as a means of differentiating one annotator from another more subtly, particularly on texts that are extensively marked up.

      I think this is one of the coolest maybe "default" configurations for colors. In fact, it was this use case that has me wondering if colors can sometimes be a system config, but other times a user config. Maybe first let my chosen colors be preferred, but if there are multiple users, then let different users (at the top level annotation) be different colors, otherwise maybe its one color for me and a different color for everyone else, or... ?

    5. What if your color meanings aren’t the same as those of another?, for example

      Another good observation. If I use different colors in a public group, then perhaps those colors are never reflected to other users, but remain visible but private to me?

    6. if ever.

      No, we'll definitely get to it. It is one of the absolute most requested things.

    7. While colors can be useful for individuals, do they have the same place in a social annotation product?

      Exactly. This doesn't negate the importance of solving for the problem, but it does illustrate a key reason why it hasn't been done yet.

    8. While colored highlights is a seemingly “simple” sounding feature in the analog world where a single document is only annotated by one user, mapping it into a digital shared context is a difficult engineering problem to navigate and solve for

      Thank you for recognizing this.

  10. Nov 2021
    1. A fluorescence of note taking tools

      What is missing in this train of thought is search. The real challenge is recalling of information easily, whether that is traditional search or something more AI-ish that can uncover connections between items that I don't see myself. What I want is a tool that can search across all my repositories, and that requires either APIs for communication or standard data storage formats. I prefer APis.

    2. Antonin Sertillanges’ book The Intellectual Life
  11. Oct 2021
    1. Thoughts:

      • There are different kinds of content: "fast" and "slow". These are often mixed on social media platforms, but each have their own value and purpose.
      • Which type of content a site houses is part result of what the UX incentives, part what the community expects. There's a wide range of possibilities to adjust these factors to get the content you want.
    2. Perhaps it would help more people’s contextual thinking if more sites specifically labeled their posts as fast and slow (or gave a 1-10 rating)?

      There are so many fast, in the moment comments on site like Twitter that I go elsewhere for thoughtful content. It's just too difficult to separate mixed content on the same site.

      I'm wondering if there needs to be a platform which does everything.

  12. Sep 2021
    1. I broke out the URL Forwarder app which uses the ubiquitous share functionality of most phone platforms and adds a thin layer of program-ability.

      [] install url forwarder

    2. Array.from(document.querySelectorAll("li > span")).forEach(e => {if (e.innerText == "(1)" || e.innerText == "(2)") {e.parentNode.remove()}})

  13. Aug 2021
    1. Digital garden design can often use the gardening metaphor to focus attention on an active tending and care of one’s personal knowledge base and building toward new knowledge or creations.

      I wonder where outliners fit within this discussion? Are they a flavour or digital gardening? It has been interesting seeing some of Dave Winer's engagements with Roam Research

    2. I’m using some experimental technology to make my website appear as an instance in the Fediverse


    3. Social Media, Fast and Slow


  14. Jul 2021
    1. For those who don’t have a subscription, Alan has kindly and pleasantly provided a samizdat version on his site in .pdf format.
      • for : samizdat pdf

      escaping paywalls

    2. The Art of Memory

    3. I’ve been researching into the history of mnemotechniques in Western culture.


    4. If you’re generalizing Zettelkasten to “All Non-Linear Knowledge Management Strategies” You should include Mortimer Adler and the Syntopicon, and John Locke’s guide to how to set up a commonplace book

      Let's be honest that these are some of the lowest hanging fruit on the tree of this incredibly deep history.

      Adler as an encyclopedist was assuredly more than aware of the commonplace tradition and likely knew or read any/many of the following:

      • Rodolphus Agricola. De formando studio (written 1484, published 1508)
      • Dediderius Erasmus. De ratione studii (1512) and De duplici copia verborum ac rerum (1512)
      • Philp Melanchthon. De locis communibus ratio (1539)

      These were instrumental in popularizing the idea of the commonplace book not only in the Renaissance, but firmly placed them in the foundations of education for the coming centuries.

    5. and bullet journal for more modern take on commonplace books

      Bullet Journals certainly are informed by the commonplace tradition, but are an incredibly specialized version of lists for productivity.

      Perhaps there's more influence by Peter Ramus' outlining tradition here as well?

      I've seen a student's written version of the idea of a Bullet Journal technique which came out of a study habits manual in the 1990's. It didn't quite have the simplicity of the modern BuJo idea or the annotations, but in substance it was the same idea. I'll have to dig up a reference for this.

    6. This isn’t a game of calling “dibs”

      It's definitely not a game of "dibs", but we're all fooling ourselves if we're not taking a look at the incredibly rich history of these ideas.

    7. Your post says nothing at all to suggest Luhman didn’t “invent” “Zettelkasten” (no one says he was only one writing on scraps of paper), you list two names and no links

      My post was more in reaction to the overly common suggestions and statements that Luhmann did invent it and the fact that he's almost always the only quoted user. The link was meant to give some additional context, not proof.

      There are a number of direct predecessors including Hans Blumenberg and Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. For quick/easy reference here try:

      If you want some serious innovation, why not try famous biologist Carl Linnaeus for the invention of the index card? See: http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/history/research/centres/medicalhistory/past/writing/

      (Though even in this space, I suspect that others were already doing similar things.)

    8. Not all the ancients are ancestors.

      I'll definitely grant this and admit that there may be independent invention or re-discovery of ideas.

      However, I'll also mention that it's far, far less likely that any of these people truly invented very much novel along the way, particularly since Western culture has been swimming in the proverbial waters of writing, rhetoric, and the commonplace book tradition for so long that we too often forget that we're actually swimming in water.

      It's incredibly easy to reinvent the wheel when everything around you is made of circles, hubs, and axles.

    9. Would love links to any descriptions of the systems used by Conrad Gessner (1516-1565) or Johann Jacob Moser (1701–1785)

      I'm only halfway down the rabbit hole on some of these sources myself, a task made harder by my lack of facility with German. I am reasonably positive that the Gessner and Moser references are going to spring directly out of the commonplace book tradition, but include some of the innovation of having notes on slips of paper so that they're more easily re-arranged.

      I'm also sitting on a huge trove of unpublished research which provides a lot more evidence and a trail of context which is missing from the short provocative statement I've made. I've added a few snippets to the Wikipedia page on Zettelkasten which outlines pieces for the curious.

      I suspect soon enough I'll have a handful of journal articles and/or a book to cover some of the more modern history of notes and note taking that picks up where Earle Havens' Commonplace Books: A History of Manuscripts and Printed Books from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century (Yale, 2001) leaves off.

    10. I can only presume that modern education is failing us all dramatically. People are “taught” (maybe told is the better verb) to take notes in school, but they’re never told why, what to do with them, or how to leverage them for maximum efficiency.
    11. The Atlantic, 1945

      Worse still. Bush wrote As We May Think in 1939 We? Machines? Yet the Atlantic was quick to spin it with the subtitle "A TOP U.S, SCIENTIST FORESEES A POSSIBLE FUTURE WORLD IN WHICH MAN-MADE MACHINES WILL START TO THINK" We? Machines?


    12. A fluorescence of note taking tools

      Thank you @ChrisAldrich for the overview of the fluoresence of not taking tools. The conversations about the Future of Note Taking, Tools for Thoughts, Personal Knowledge Graph and Knowledge Graph of all these conversations can start right there on the margins https://iannotate.org/2021/program/panel_font.html


    13. Ultimately, my dream—similar to that of Bush’s—is for individual commonplace books to be able to communicate not only with their users in the Luhmann-esqe sense, but also communicate with each other.

      What does "communicate" mean here? I pull in pieces of other texts (similar to transclusion) or more like an API that my PLE interacts with and manipulates? What advantages do we each get from this that I don't have now?

    14. IndieWeb friendly building blocks like Webmention, feeds (RSS, JSON Feed, h-feed), Micropub, and Microsub integrations may come the closest to this ideal.

      I've experimented with some aspects of the IndieWeb, trying to incorporate it into my blog but I still find it too complicated. Maybe that's just me though.

    15. The idea of planting a knowledge “seed” (a note), tending it gradually over time with regular watering and feeding in a progression of Seedlings → Budding → Evergreen is a common feature.

      Just the idea of managing the tags and icons of this process feels exhausting.

    16. Mike Caulfield’s essays including The Garden and the Stream: A Technopastoral

      Such a great read.

    17. Second brain is a marketing term

      Indeed. After having spent some time going through posts and videos produced by this crowd, I realised that none of them use their 'systems' for anything other than telling people about their systems; Forte's Second brain is a product.

    18. one might consider some of the ephemeral social media stream platforms like Twitter to be a digital version of a waste book

      I like the idea of your Tweets being 'captured' in a space that you control, but not of them becoming a fixed part of it. Maybe an archive of your short notes and bookmarks of things you've shared. Would also be interesting to analyse over time.

    19. They have generally been physical books written by hand that contain notes which are categorized by headings (or in a modern context categories or tags. Often they’re created with an index to help their creators find and organize their notes.

      Describes the kind of physical notebooks I kept when I was younger; quotes, pictures, passages of text, etc. Anything that caught my attention.

    20. dates and other taxonomies or serialized numbers as a means of linking them to other cards

      I won't have all the references but what about the methods of putting holes in cards so they could be collated database-like with a rod? Or the edge notching approach https://hackaday.com/2019/06/18/before-computers-notched-card-databases/ I thought Doug Engelbart had done something similar too

  15. Jun 2021
    1. Metacrap: Putting the torch to seven straw-men of the meta-utopia by <img class="u-photo" src="https://i0.wp.com/farm9.staticflickr.com/8366/8537324028_666427ea9f_o.jpg" alt="Cory Doctorow" width= 32 height= 32 />Cory Doctorow (well.com)

    2. Planning for Gardens and Streams II: An IndieWebCamp pop-up session on Wikis, Digital Gardens, online Commonplace Books, and note taking

    3. Who else at #I⁠Anno21 has a practice of public annotation using Hypothes.is? Or perhaps on your own website, or other platform? Please share your usernames, URLs, and feeds so we can all have a richer group of examples.

      Hi Chris! We met yesterday at the Show & Tell of IAnno21. I would like to leave some information here to stay in touch with you and others who are interested. You can find me at https://axel-duerkop.de/en/ where I wrote about the motivation for my tool Zocurelia.

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  16. May 2021
    1. Perhaps if everyone reads and writes from their own home on the web, they’re less likely to desecrate their neighbor’s blog because it sticks to their own identity? There’s lots of work to be done certainly, but perhaps we’ll get there by expanding things, opening them up, and giving ourselves some more space to communicate?

      Chris, I like your point about companies opening up, it reminds me Cory Doctorow's discussion of interoperability as a means of fixing the internet.

  17. Apr 2021
    1. one can subscribe to an RSS/ATOM feed of annotations

      Awesome. Thanks!

    2. I’ve come across some scholarship of commonplace books that attempt to contextualize notes

      The key idea is to add to annotations ways of linking to related contexts and deep conversations. As Dan said have wiki-links everywhere and in everything as portals to each other's deep context of work


    3. Is anyone studying these contextual aspects of digital annotation?

      I do. With https://social.coop/@indiehub want to allow people to be able to take the annotations on any page into their own world ofextensible tinkereable inter personal indyverse of knowledge and link to additional born tinkerable capabilities.

    4. A reflection on annotations and context at OLC Innovate & Liquid Margins

    5. Hypothes.is UI had some better means of indicating time periods of annotation.

      time periods of annotations

  18. Mar 2021
    1. The Post Kinds plugin, essentially an extended version of WordPress’s core Post Formats functionality, allows one to make a variety of types of posts on one’s website that mirrors the functionality provided in a huge variety of social media platforms. This is useful if you’re owning all of your own data and syndicating it out to social silos, but it’s also great for providing others better user interface for reading and consuming what you’re posting.

      The advantage of using Post Kins in Wordpress

    2. It works exceptionally well for both web pages and when reading .pdf texts within a browser window.

      I didn't know Hypothes.is works with PDFs too!

  19. Feb 2021
    1. Web Annotation as Conversation and Interruption.

      checkit out

    2. How can I also connect this to the Jeremy Dean‘s idea of it helping to facilitate a conversation with texts.

      helping conversation with text

    3. ThreadReaderApp now has beta support for the Micropub Spec so you can publish Twitter threads directly to your blog
    4. Examples of this in the wild

      test in the wild

    5. There are definitely ways around this


    6. Genius or Hypothes.is.

      Nice that you have this added by default ;-)

    7. The Webmention spec allows for resending notifications and thus subsequent re-parsing and updating of content. This could be a signal sent to any links to the content that it had been updated and allow any translcuded pages to update if they wished.

      I also considered webmentions for transclusions, but more appropriately it's microformats that would allow proper, bi-directional transcluion of text.

  20. Dec 2020
    1. I can easily process them all at a later date/time if necessary.

      I'm not convinced that this is better than just processing them directly from Hypothesis, which seems like a legitimate step in the process of tending notes in the zettelkasten process.

    2. aggregating my note data

      Readwise does this, I think. There's also a hack for Roam (https://github.com/houshuang/hypothesis-to-bullet)

    3. mobile

      Really? I just shifted from iPad to Macbook to annotate this. Maybe I'll try it on mobile...

    4. time and effort

      This week I have a BUNCH of tagged pages in an ILL book (which I wasn't able to write in) that I need to get into my notes. Might try voice memos because I'm too cheap to keep the Drafts app -- although if my subscription hasn't expired I might use Drafts.

    5. quick methods

      Notability? Otter.ai?

    6. Livescribe pen

      OMG! I had one of those! Just threw it away in my most recent pass through box of abandoned tech.

    7. going through my notes, reformatting them (if necessary), tagging them and expanding on them

      Agreed. But surprised. Isn't this what you were objecting to in the intro?

    8. highlights, annotations, and notes

      Readwise scoops these up really well too.

    9. tool that treats this method the same as the general online modality.

      I've been using Hypothesis for that too, and I've even had my students annotate pdf journal articles and scanned monograph chapters after opening them in chrome. It seems to work pretty well. I'm also enjoying MarginNote 3 for that, and especially for the graphical mindmap. However, I'm only using free tools with my students.

    10. I’d rather be able to highlight, type some thoughts and have it appear in my notebook.

      I just saved this article to Instapaper and then highlighted and commented on this line in it. That will get saved up to Readwise and find its way into my notes workflow. I think this note I'm making here may also find its way into that workflow via Readwise. I'll let you know, Chris, if it does.

    11. too painful

      It's time-consuming, especially starting. But I'm hoping that as I get the workflow down it will become much more streamlined and convenient.

  21. Nov 2020
    1. One thing I find myself wanting is a discovery-based follow button for Microsub that would allow me to input either my own following list or even my Twitter account

      discovery-based follow

    2. OPML files for categories within WordPress’s Links Manager

    3. Matthias Pfefferle - A weblog about the open, portable, interoperable, social, synaptic, semantic, structured, distributed, decentralized, independent, microformatted and federated social web

      microformatted and federated social web

  22. Oct 2020
    1. I use all the data I capture online using Hypothes.is to port my annotations, highlights, and notes I make online into my commonplace book.

      Four years after I first found Hypothes.is, I still haven't worked it into my workflow. Posts like this rekindle the early sparks of interest I felt, though. I'm inspired to try it out again and see if anything's changed...

    2. They both obviously point to the same specific page, and their beginnings are identical. The second one has a # followed by the words “I’m not looking” with some code for blank spaces and an apostrophe. Clicking on the fragmention URL will take you to the root page which then triggers a snippet of JavaScript on my site that causes the closest container with the text following the hash to be highlighted in a bright yellow color. The browser also automatically scrolls down to the location of the highlight.
    3. Create an IFTTT.com recipe to port your Hypothesis RSS feed into WordPress posts. Generally chose an “If RSS, then WordPress” setup and use the following data to build the recipe: Input feed: https://hypothes.is/stream.atom?user=username (change username to your user name) Optional title: {{EntryTitle}} Body: {{EntryContent}} from {{EntryUrl}} <br />{{EntryPublished}} Categories: Highlight (use whatever categories you prefer, but be aware they’ll apply to all your future posts from this feed) Tags: hypothes.is Post status (optional): I set mine to “Draft” so I have the option to keep it privately or to publish it publicly at a later date.

      Posting this solely to compare my Hypothes.is highlights and annotations on my website with Will's version.

      I'm still tinkering with mine and should have a Micropub based version using IFTTT and Webhooks done soon.

    4. I’ll get you something Chris. That’s the old logo
    5. I’m not looking for just a “hipster-web”, but a new and demonstrably better web.
    6. So today, as a somewhat limited experiment, I played around with my Hypothes.is atom feed (https://hypothes.is/stream.atom?user=chrisaldrich, because you know you want to subscribe to this) and piped it into IFTTT. Each post creates a new document in a OneDrive file which I can convert to a markdown .md file that can be picked up by my Obsidian client.

      Trying to see if this work for me when linking with google drive. Unsure how to convert to markdown.

    1. Two key constituencies for social movements are also early adopters: activists and journalists
    2. Plurality, diversity, and tolerance were celebrated

      IndieWeb principles

    3. Rather than a complete totalitarianism based on fear and blocking of information the newer methods include demonizing online mediums, and mobilizing armies of supporters or paid employees who muddy the online waters with misinformation, information glut, doubt, confusion, harrasment, and dis-traction, making it hard for ordinary people to navigate the networked pub-lic sphere, and sort facts from fiction, truth from hoaxes.

      Sometimes it seems like Trump does this as a one man band.

    4. His weak-tie networks had been politically activated

      This makes me wonder if she's cited Mark Granovetter or any of similar sociologists yet?

      Apparently she did in footnote 32 in chapter 1. Ha!

    5. Only a segment of the population needs to be connected digitally to affect the entire environment. In Egypt in 2011, only 25 percent of the population of the country was on-line, with a smaller portion of those on Facebook, but these people still managed to change the wholesale public discussion, including conversa-tions among people who had never been on the site.

      There's some definite connection to this to network theory of those like Stuart Kaufmann. You don't need every node to be directly connected to create a robust network, particularly when there are other layers--here interpersonal connections, cellular, etc.

    6. hanks to a Facebook page, perhaps for the first time in history, an in-ternet user could click yes on an electronic invitation to a revolution
    7. As Ali explained it to me, for him, January 25, 2011, was in many ways an ordinary January 25—officially a “police celebration day,” but traditionally a day of protest. Although he was young, he was a veteran activist. He and a small group of fellow activists gathered each year in Tahrir on January 25 to protest police brutality. January 25, 2011, was not their first January 25 pro-test, and many of them expected something of a repeat of their earlier protests—perhaps a bit larger this year.

      This mirrors the story of the rape that preceded the Rosa Parks protests in Alabama several years prior and helped set the stage for that being successful.

      It's often frequent that bigger protests are staged to take place on dates/times that have historical meaning.

    8.  turned on the television only once, wanting to see how networks were covering the historic moment of Mubarak’s resignation. CNN was broad-casting an aerial shot of the square. The camera shot from far above the square was jarring because I had been following it all on Twitter, person by person, each view necessarily incomplete but also intimate. On television, all I could see was an undifferentiated mass of people, an indistinct crowd. It felt cold and alienating. The television pictures did not convey how today’s networked protests operate or feel
    9. Clay Shirky’s influential book on collective action in the digital age, Here Comes Everybody, had an important subtitle: The Power of Organizing without Organizations.
    10. As sociologist Doug McAdam and others have explored, tactical innovation is crucial for movements over the long term.
    11. These others may challenge the de facto spokespersons, but the movements have few means to resolve their issues or make deci-sions. In some ways, digital technologies deepen the ever-existing tension between collective will and individual expression within movements, and between expressive moments of rebellion and the longer-term strategies requiring instrumental and tactical shifts.
    12. Similar-looking moments and activities—large marches, big protests, occu-pations—do not represent the same points in the trajectories of the net-worked movements as they did in movements organized along traditional models and without digital tools.
    13. adho-cratic,


    14. Political scientist Benedict An-derson called this phenomenon of unification “imagined communities.”
    15. They also found themselves unable to sustain and organize in the long term in a manner proportional to the energy they had been able to attract initially and the legitimacy they enjoyed in their demands.

      This reminds me of an excellent example I heard recently on Scene on Radio's Men series which tells the story of a rape which occurred several years prior to the bus boycott that helped to rally the community and make the bus boycott far more successful than it would have been without the prior incident and local reportage.

      The relevant audio begins (with some background) at approximately 22:40 into the episode.

    1. If anyone is aware of people or groups working on the potential integration of the IndieWeb movement (webmentions) and web annotation/highlighting, please include them in the comments below–I’d really appreciate it.

      The IndieWebCamp.com site lists a small handful of people with Hypothes.is affiliations who had websites, but none of the seem to be active any longer. Perhaps we can track some of them down via twitter?

    2. Boffo Socko Now Supports Hypothes.is Annotations


    1. Therefore it is a great valuefor fixing a memory-image that when we read books, we strive to impress onour memory through the power of forming our mental images not only thenumber and order of verses or ideas, but at the same time the color, shape,position, and placement of the letters, where we have seen this or that writ-ten, in what part, in what location (at the top, the middle, or the bottom)we saw it positioned, in what color we observed the trace of the letter or theornamented surface of the parchment

      I've always been able to generally remember how far into a book and on what part of the page (left/right; top/middle/bottom) the thing was. This obviously is not a new phenomenon, though obviously the printing of texts in the modern age helps standardize this for students in comparison with this particular example which discusses different versions of the same text.

    2. Having learned the Psalms [as a whole], I then devise the same sort ofscheme for each separate psalm, starting with the beginning words of theverses just as I did for the whole Psalter starting with the first words of thepsalms, and I can thereafter easily retain in my heart the whole series one verseat a time; first by dividing and marking off the book by [whole] psalms andthen each psalm by verses, I have reduced a large amount of material to suchconciseness and brevity

      The repeated uses of knowing and keeping things in the heart in this text along with the overlap of memory makes me wonder where the initial phrase "to know by heart" originated. This 12th century text certainly is a reasonably old one, though certainly others may have likely existed before.

    3. Now indeed endeavor to imprintin this fashion in your memory the matters which are written out below, ac-cording to the method and diagram for learning by heart demonstrated toyou earlier, so that by experience you can know the truth of my words, whenyou perceive how valuable it is to devote study and labor not just to havingheard the lectures on the Scriptures or to discussion, but to memory-work.

      here's the phrase "learning by heart" translated more familiarly

      I'm curious what the original Latin was?

    1. Further, as stated, by merely glancing at the pictorially indicated recipe of the present invention the cook can ascertain at a glance the required ingredients, can ascertain whether such ingredients are on hand, and, if not, the needed articles will be more easily remembered in purchasing the days supply of groceries, etc.

      an example in the wild of visual memory being stronger than other forms.

    2. Fourteenth-century recipe collections that have survived to today, such as Viandier pour appareiller toutes manières de viandes, Libre de sent sovi, Daz bûch von gûter spîse, and Forme of Cury, were written by professional cooks to use as an aide-mémoire for themselves or other professional cooks.
    3. Mount: A cooking technique where small pieces of butter are quickly incorporated in a hot, but not boiling, sauce to give bulk and a glossy appearance.

      A definition I don't recall having ever seen before.

  23. Sep 2020
    1. Earlier today I created a read post with some highlights and marginalia related to a post by Ian O’Bryne. In addition to posting it and the data for my own purposes, I’m also did it as a manual test of sorts, particularly since it seemed apropos in reply to Ian’s particular post. I thought I’d take a stab at continuing to refine my work at owning and controlling my own highlights, notes, and annotations on the web. I suspect that being able to better support this will also help to bring more self-publishing and its benefits to the halls of academe.

      Just a test

  24. Aug 2020
    1. Publishing Let our relationships with and knowledge of physical printers and ebook distribution platforms help maximize your book’s success.

      Just a #test

    1. Hypothes.is really is one of the best tools available for taking notes live where you find them. This could definitely be representative of a toolchain to rapidly get note content into personal information management.

  25. Jun 2020
    1. What follows may tend toward the jargon-y end of programming, but I’ll endeavor to explain it all and go step-by-step to allow those with little or no programming experience to follow along and use the tools I’m describing in a very powerful way.

      <br> Testing Hypothes.is to post annotations to micro.blog part four.

    2. This concludes the list of things that might commonly be included in the Body portion of the IFTTT applet.

      Testing Hypothes.is to post annotations to micro.blog part three.

    3. The first thing you’ll want in the Body will be your access token. This is similar to a password that allows the webhook to publish from IFTTT to your website.

      Testing Hypothes.is to post annotations to micro.blog.

    4. hack

      Acá una adaptación al español de esta simple e ingeniosa idea: https://anotacionweb.com/truco-anotar-hypothesis-celular/

    5. a new filter

      The settings below seem to fail with urls with special characters, such as https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deforestación. Disabling the "Url Encode forwarded url" option seems to solve the problem.

  26. May 2020
    1. hosting it somewhere on the web that is easily accessible may be best

      One such place is docdrop.org

    2. Go to https://tiddlywiki.com/ and click on the “Download Empty” button on their homepage. This will allow you to save a file called index.html to a convenient place on your computer.

      Theoretically, this should also work for TiddlyRoam, Stroll, etc.

  27. Jan 2020
    1. I’d be a lot happier with a WordPress portfolio plugin, but I haven’t found one that’s designed specifically for writing portfolios,

      Would love to see this too.

    2. Perhaps with some elbow grease and coding skill, sometime in the future, we’ll have a simple way to implement a POSSE workflow that will allow you to post your annotations to your own website and syndicate them to services like Hypothesis

      We may or may not be working on something like this. Well, we were going to build the whole system, but I recently found hypothesis, and now we are looking at integrating with the functionality.

      The idea would be to allow users to add an end destination for their annotations which would allow them to feed a CMS with not only the annotations, but with structured data as well. This would syndicate to their website, leave a note in the browser, and post a clipping inside of an activity feed. Stay tuned for more updates as we plan to release a first version before summer this year.

    3. Syndicated copies: GitHub icon Published by <img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/d5fb4e498fe609cc29b04e5b7ad688c4?s=56&#038;d=identicon&#038;r=pg' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/d5fb4e498fe609cc29b04e5b7ad688c4?s=112&#038;d=identicon&#038;r=pg 2x' class='avatar avatar-56 photo' height='56' width='56' /> Chris Aldrich I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media. View all posts by Chris Aldrich P

      First sighting of: a canonical web page that has a list of copies of its content.

      • Is this a feature of Wordpress or whatever CMS powers this site?
    4. Over the past several years I’ve written a broad number of pieces about the IndieWeb. I find that many people are now actively searching for, reading, and implementing various versions of what I’ve done, particularly on the WordPress Platform.

      A reminder to review Chris Aldrich's collection of articles, tutorials, presentations and podcasts. I've modeled my Wordpress site after his to better appreciate how I can use Indieweb technologies.

    5. Create an IFTTT.com recipe to port your Hypothesis RSS feed into WordPress posts. Generally chose an “If RSS, then WordPress” setup and use the following data to build the recipe: Input feed: https://hypothes.is/stream.atom?user=username (change username to your user name) Optional title: 📑 {{EntryTitle}} Body: {{EntryContent}} from {{EntryUrl}} <br />{{EntryPublished}} Categories: Highlight (use whatever categories you prefer, but be aware they’ll apply to all your future posts from this feed) Tags: hypothes.is Post status (optional): I set mine to “Draft” so I have the option to keep it privately or to publish it publicly at a later date.

      This is my first attempt to get Hypothes.is highlights and annotations to display on my WordPress blog.

  28. Dec 2019
    1. For most of my bookmarks, likes, reads, etc. I use a plugin that scrapes my post and saves a copy of the contents of all the URLs on my page to the Internet Archive so that even in the event of a site death, a copy of the content is saved for me for a later date.

      Chris, I was wondering what plugin you use to store copies of the links to Archive.org?

    2. I love the highlighting, annotation, and bookmarking features of Hypothes.is, but desperately wish I had more direct access to own this sort of data on my own website in a more straightforward manner. (I’ve already got a PESOS method, specifically I wish I had a POSSE method.)

      This is something I've too thought about with Hypothes.is. On an annotation level it appears tricky to do, but things look more tenable when you go one step above annotations.

      Hypothes.is allows you to create page notes - annotations on the page level. So, technically speaking, you could write a blog post on your own site, grab the Markdown, and push it into Hypothes.is as a page note. Would it be redundant for longer posts? Sure, but I think it could work for smaller ones where you are generally replying to a piece of content rather than annotating passages.

      This is something I'll try out starting with this post. (view original blog post)

  29. Nov 2019
    1. The technical term for the zest is the flavedo.

      flavedo is a new word to me

    2. In reality, most authors fail to meet the above conditions. It would probably be better if authors tried to match the writing of earlier recipe authors from the first half of the twentieth century when less space was given to fancy illustrations and more words were given to how to cook.
    3. to fix it. And when you’ve finished, this is what it should look and taste like, this is what to eat it with. But above all, take joy in what you do
    4. Most modern cookbook authors claim to meet the conditions for a ‘good recipe’ as described by Elisabeth Luard:42A good recipe is one that first encourages the reader to cook, and then delivers what it promises. A well-written recipe takes you by the hand and says, don’t worry, it’ll all be okay, this is what you’re looking for, this is what happens when you chop or slice or apply heat, and if it goes wrong, this is how
    5. At least one, somewhat successful, cookbook has been published claiming to teach cooking without recipes.40

      Glynn Christian, How to Cook Without Recipes(London: Portico Books, 2008).

      The numbering of the annotations is slightly off here....

    6. The book goes closer to teaching the reader to cook than most modern books.

      My thoughts as well. Ratio is a fantastic cooking book.

    7. This is to say, the ingredients and the quantities thereof are indicated by pictures which most illiterate persons can understand and persons with poor vision can see; and which are readily grasped by the minds of those who are not in the above classes.

      an early example of accessibility UI in a cook book.

    8. Kosher salt: This salt should in practice be referred to as koshering salt, its original purpose. U.S. chefs started using Diamond Crystal-brand Kosher Salt in the 1990s because it was the only coarse salt commonly available to them. Rather than specify a brand or coarseness in their cookbooks, they chose the unfortunate term of ‘kosher salt’. Kosher salt is not purer than other salts, and all kosher salts are not equal. When measured volumetrically, all kosher salts have different amounts of salt. Nonetheless, many authors insist on specifying a volumetric amount of kosher salt—‘1 teaspoon kosher salt’—but do not identify the brand being used.36

      The only author I've known to differentiate has been Michael Ruhlman, but even he didn't specify the brand and essentially said that when using "Kosher salt" to use twice as much as specified compared to standard table salt, presumably to account for the densities involved.

    9. Lincoln suggested that all volumetric measurements required an adjective such as heaping, rounded, or level.2

      I've heard of these, but not seen them as descriptors in quite a while and they always seemed "fluffy" to me anyway.

    10. The suggested alternative cooking technique ignores that braising is performed slowly, with low heat, and in a steam environment.
    11. Le Ménagier de Paris, written near the end of the century was arguably the first cookbook written as a set of instructions for a second party to use when managing a third party, in this case, for the young wife of an elderly gentleman to use as a guide for household management including supervising the cook.

      It's not indicated well here in the text, but this was written in 1393 according to the footnote.

      Le Ménagier de Paris, 2 vols (Paris: the author, 1393; repr. Paris: Jerome Pichon, 1846)

    12. recipe is simply ‘a statement of the ingredients and procedure required for making something’.2 There is no guarantee implied or stated that the cook will understand either the statement of ingredients or the procedure.
  30. Jun 2019
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  32. Dec 2018
    1. Only a segment of the population needs to be connected digitally

      Don't forget the power of the "sneakernet"!

    2. Social scientists refer to the feeling of imagining oneself to be a lonely minority when in fact there are many people who agree with you, maybe even a majority, as “pluralistic ignorance.”39 Pluralistic ignorance is thinking that one is the only person bored at a class lecture and not knowing that the sentiment is shared, or that dissent and discontent are rare feelings in a country when in fact they are common but remain unspoken.
    3. owever, that desire to belong, reflecting what a person perceives to be the views of the majority, is also used by those in power to control large numbers of people, especially if it is paired with heavy punishments for the visible troublemakers who might set a diff erent example to follow. In fact, for many repressive governments, fostering a sense of loneliness among dissidents while making an example of them to scare off everyone else has long been a trusted method of ruling.
    4. or example, it has been repeatedly found that in most emergencies, disasters, and protests, ordinary people are often helpful and altruistic.
    5. Social scientists call the person connecting these two otherwise separate clusters a “bridge tie.” Research shows that weak ties are more likely to be bridges between disparate groups.
    6. Ethan Zuckerman calls this the “cute cat theory” of activism and the public sphere. Platforms that have nonpolitical functions can become more politically powerful because it is harder to censor their large num-bers of users who are eager to connect with one another or to share their latest “cute cat” pictures.
    7. Another line of reasoning has been that internet is a minority of the pop-ulation. This is true; even as late as 2009, the internet was limited to a small minority of households in the Middle East.
    8. In his influential book The Net Delusion and in earlier essays, Morozov argued that “slacktivism” was distracting people from productive activism, and that people who were clicking on political topics online were turning away from other forms of activism for the same cause.
    9. The residents’ lack of success in drawing attention and widespread support to their struggle is a scenario that has been repeated the world over for decades in coun-tries led by dictators: rebellions are drowned out through silencing and censorship.
    10. If you cannot find people, you cannot form a community with them
    11. homophily
    12. Governments and powerful people also expend great efforts to control the public sphere in their own favor because doing so is a key method through which they rule and exercise power.
    13. movements, among other things, are attempts to intervene in the public sphere through collective, coordinated action. A social movement is both a type of (counter)public itself and a claim made to a public that a wrong should be righted or a change should be made.13 Regardless of whether movements are attempt-ing to change people’s minds, a set of policies, or even a government, they strive to reach and intervene in public life, which is centered on the public sphere of their time.

      a solid definition of what a movement is

    14. In her lifetime, my grandmother journeyed from a world confined to her immediate physical community to one where she now carries out video conversations over the internet with her grandchildren on the other side of the world, cheaply enough that we do not think about their cost at all. She found her first train trip to Istanbul as a teenager—something her peers would have done rarely—to be a bewildering experience, but in her later years she flew around the world. Both the public sphere and our imagined communities operate differently now than they did even a few decades ago, let alone a century.

      It's nice to consider the impact of the technologies around us and this paragraph does a solid job of showing just that in the span of a single generation's lifetime.

    15. For example, in a society that is solely oral or not very literate, older people (who have more knowledge since knowledge is acquired over time and is kept in one’s mind) have more power relative to young people who cannot simply acquire new learning by reading.

      To a large extent, this is also part of the reason we respect our elders so much today, although this is starting to weaken as older people are increasingly seen as "behind the times" or don't understand new technologies..

    16. As technologies change, and as they alter the societal architectures of visi-bility, access, and community, they also affect the contours of the public sphere, which in turn affects social norms and political structures.
    17. Te c h nolo-gies alter our ability to preserve and circulate ideas and stories, the ways in which we connect and converse, the people with whom we can interact, the things that we can see, and the structures of power that oversee the means of contact.
    18. IntroductIonxxixWhereas a social movement has to persuade people to act, a government or a powerful group defending the status quo only has to create enough confusion to paralyze people into inaction. The internet’s relatively chaotic nature, with too much information and weak gatekeepers, can asymmetri-cally empower governments by allowing them to develop new forms of cen-sorship based not on blocking information, but on making available information unusable.

      This is something we need to be able to overcome.

  33. Nov 2018
    1. Digital connectivity reshapes how movements connect, organize, and evolve during their lifespan.
    2. I have published a more extensive bibliography on the website for this book, http://www.twitterandteargas.com.

      I wish more books did this...

    3. My goal in this book was above all to develop theories and to present a conceptual analysis of what digital technologies mean for how social move-ments, power and society interact, rather than provide a complete empirical descriptive account of any one movement.
    4. The Za-patista solidarity networks marked the beginning of a new phase, the emer-gence of networked movements as the internet and digital tools began to spread to activists, and general populations.
    5. Globalization from below had arrived.

      an interesting turn of phrase here

    6. “tactical freeze,” the inability of these movements to adjust tactics, negotiate demands, and push for tangi-ble policy changes, something that grows out of the leaderless nature of these movements (“horizontalism”) and the way digital technologies strengthen their ability to form without much early planning, dealing with issues only as they come up, and by people who show up (“adhocracy”).
    7. I had begun to think of social movements’ abilities in terms of “capacities”—like the muscles one develops while exercising but could be used for other purposes like carrying groceries or walking long distances—and their repertoire of pro-test, like marches, rallies, and occupations as “signals” of those capacities.

      I find it interesting that she's using words from information theory like "capacities" and "signals" here. It reminds me of the thesis of Caesar Hidalgo's Why Information Grows and his ideas about links. While within the social milieu, links may be easier to break with new modes of communication, what most protesters won't grasp or have the time and patience for is the recreation of new links to create new institutions for rule. As seen in many war torn countries, this is the most difficult part. Similarly campaigning is easy, governing is much harder.

      As an example: The US government's breaking of the links of military and police forces in post-war Iraq made their recovery process far more difficult because all those links within the social hierarchy and political landscape proved harder to reconstruct.

    8. Finally, 2011 seemed to herald the true beginning of a new era, with a transformed communication landscape.

      There are some commonly reported misconceptions about revolutions and coups, particularly with respect to military take overs of television and newspapers, that the average reader may wish to familiarize themselves with as they enter this area. One of the best resources I've seen for this is a recent recap by On The Media.

    9. peoples rising up and shaking off aging autocracies, modes of rule on which history had already seemingly rendered its verdict long before, seemed unstoppable, even irreversible.

      Hidden here, though I highly suspect she'll cover it later, there is a huge value to the building and maintenance of institutions with respect to government and building into the future.

    10. As regime after regime fell, the world watched transfixed, glued to the social media feeds of thousands of young people from the region who had taken to tweeting, streaming, and reporting from the ground.

      I'm reminded of Gil Scott-Heron's seminal 1970 song The Revolution Will Not Be Televised


    11. enrolled

      Perhaps not the best technical word here as one couldn't really enroll in the internet, but figuratively, particularly with respect to the decades of learning how and why to use it, it certainly has an interesting place in this setting.

    12. The author has made an online version of this work available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License. It can be accessed through the author’s website at http://www.twitterandteargas.com.

      A great example of academic samizdat on Zeynep Tufekci's part.

      The free creative commons version is available in the footer link at https://www.twitterandteargas.org/

  34. Aug 2018
    1. Aggregating lots of annotations on a single page

      This is what we seek:


    2. Create an IFTTT.com recipe to port your Hypothesis RSS feed into WordPress posts. Generally chose an “If RSS, then WordPress” setup and use the following data to build the recipe:

      I disconnected my IFTT. I ended up breaking my pocket integration and started worrying about data leakage.

      The less third parties the better IMO

    3. I was taken with Ian O’Byrne’s righteous excitement in his video the other day

      Yes we have all been playing with this idea we need to figure a way to build in a page

  35. Jul 2018
    1. Micro.blog can certainly be many things to many people–possibly too many. In large part, what it is depends on what tools you’re bringing into it and how you’d like to use it. It can be: a web host a Twitter replacement a Twitter client that allows you to own your own data a Instagram replacement a microcasting platform a full blogging platform a new, well-curated community with a strong code of conduct a customized feed reader for a new community a syndication platform for one’s personal blog a low barrier entryway to having your own IndieWeb-capable blog on your own domain. a first class IndieWeb citizen with support for multiple types of posts, IndieAuth, Webmention, Micropub, and Microsub.

      Best set of definitions I've seen for micro.blog!

    2. I’ve written up a bunch of details on how and what I did (as well as why), so hopefully it’ll give you a solid start including some custom code snippets and reasonably explicit directions to make some small improvements for those that may be a bit code-averse. Hint: I changed it from being a sidebar widget to making it a full page. Let us know if you need help making some of the small code related changes to get yourself sorted.

      I have been wondering about your following page / blogroll lately. I looked into Colin Walker's plugin, but really did not want to rewrite all my links.

      I have also been looking into archive page templates and assume that just as an archive can be incorporated into a widget or within a template, you have done the same thing with your 'blogroll', therefore when you add somebody new (seemingly weekly, if not daily) then your page automatically updates?