Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

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In reply to Johan K. Jensen Johan K. Jensen’s post on Twitter
@barryf I’ve been looking into microblogs and IndieWeb, and I gotta say that Transformative looks really nice. :) W… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/961369461222727680

@johankj Thanks! Yes, although it’s open-source (MIT licence), it’s probably a bit specific to my needs/design to be plug-and-play. I’d be happy to accept patches/issues though.

While posting an article here earlier I reminded myself how clunky I’ve made things unless I’m writing plain-text notes. Manually hacking the content in a JSON document is unnecessarily cumbersome. And syntax-highlighted code blocks would be nice. Some itches to scratch!

A couple of recent site/Transformative changes:

  1. I’m now using Acquiescence, my new IndieAuth server for auth/tokens, on this domain.
  2. You can subscribe to a new JSON feed for homepage content. The RSS feed hasn’t gone away but I thought I’d also support the new JSON Feed format.

Transformative

I’m happy to say this site is now running my new IndieWeb microblogging software, Transformative, which I’ve open-sourced on GitHub.

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Colophon

Transformative is a microblogging engine that powers my personal website barryfrost.com. It’s written in Ruby and supports several key IndieWeb technologies as detailed below.

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So I’ve been hacking away for a couple of months but I think I’m almost there with my new personal website/engine.

My aim has been to rebuild to support the latest Micropub draft specification, including full edits and deletes/undeletes via JSON, and pass the Micropub.rocks and Webmention.rocks test suites.

I’m now at 100% for both and I suppose all that’s left is to refactor a tiny bit, import my content, write it up and then push it live. It’s tempting to keep tinkering but I think I’ll learn more from selfdogfooding and getting it out in the wild.

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