I'm starting to get really irritated with email-only 'passwordless' authentication. I guess it says something about me that this comes up so frequently. Every time you change browsers, operating systems, apps -- you have to do it again. Sometimes you get to do it again because you waited too long to log back in!
Case in point - just had to recompile my linux kernel because the new laptop had a newer trackpad which lacked driver support. In the meantime I did not set up my email client because I had no mouse and it's a pain. Tried to sign on to micro.blog - sent me an email - no way to check it! Gave up, used phone. I run into this email-only thing at least once a day, sometimes more. It is one of the main reasons I no longer use Medium.
The IndieWeb is moving in the right direction. I can log in with just a few clicks, even if I am using a friend's PC. No email, no 2FA (another rant for another day).
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Giving up on IndieWeb - Again!
I have a long, tortured history with the IndieWeb. It's like social media - each time I think I'm over it I rage-quit and then I later return. I forget all the bad things and remember only the good and I tell myself this time it will be different. In other words, I never...READ MORE
Reconnected with micro.blog
Finished with the basic migration to eleventy and adding Indieweb microformats and webmentions. I think I have all this working now. Time to connect back to micro.blog and test it out!READ MORE
Built with Eleventy
I'll write up the details later, but this site is now being created/parsed/compiled, etc. using Eleventy. I'm still pushing it to GitHub, and Netlify is grabbing it and serving it. That part's the same. Just different under the hood. Also a new design/theme, and redoing...READ MORE
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