This weekend I attended the first Oxford Indieweb camp, kindly organised by Garrett.

Day 1

Due to an early start, and not enough coffee, I had left my phone at home, and so couldn’t log into anything. Two factor auth on things is great, but I think I’ve just spotted a flaw.

Anyway.

I didn’t go with much of a plan, except to meet some techy folk. So that much I achieved.

I had some thoughts about maybe looking into federalisation – cross user login, friend/follow etc. But I also sensed this was going to likely be more than was achievable in the time I had.

During introductions, I mentioned to folk that I was a contributor to Known and gave the project a bit of a shill, since I figured it might be interesting to folk by way of giving them a head start on a few things. So, spent the day helping one of the attendees write their first plugin for it.

After a day of discussion and coding, we retired to a local pub for some more relaxed conversation.

Day 2

Rain stopped play, which was a shame. Many folk decided to stay home. Nevertheless, had a pleasant morning chat over coffee and bagel with Beverley, hiding from the rain.

After braving the shops, and meeting up with a catch up with other friends, I went home and started sketching out some federation / Vouch ideas I had after some interesting discussions.

Great weekend of techy fun, more again soon, please!

It was about time I got to grips with Redis, so I put together a quick plugin for Known to add Redis support.

It provides a PersistentCache derived cache, suitable for using with Known, and also
makes it easier for you to use Redis from your code.

Installation

Drop the Redis folder into the IndoPlugins folder of your idno installation.

Due to the way Known loads classes, you don’t need to activate the plugin in order to be able to use the class.

If you want to use the Cache system wide, modify your config.ini as follows:

Note, you need to use at least Known build 20180630.

Have fun!

» Visit the project on Github...

This is just a quick one, someone in the Known IRC channel recently mentioned that it’d be really nice to get the version of Font Awesome Known uses upgraded to the latest version (version 5 at time of writing).

This seemed like it was probably a good idea, not least because we could take advantage of a few new branding logos for people’s profiles.

I had a bit of time between gigs, so I pushed a quick patch.

Enjoy!