Onyx CommunicatorMy first question about the Onyx Communicator was “Why?”.

However, after some additional thought, I warmed up to the idea. While I don’t foresee people wearing these around town every day, there are numerous use cases for this Star Trekish communicator. Now if I can just find a friend willing to drop $99 so I have someone to test with…

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I’ve been following the IndieWeb movement for a while now. I won’t get into all of the reasons why right now, but I agree with and want to support what they are doing. While I was very curious, I hadn’t done anything. Dave Slusher’s in-depth post on his experience, This Blog Has a POSSE, helped push me over the edge–partially due to the Andre the Giant reference.

Today, I spent some time configuring this site so that it can participate in the IndieWeb ecosystem. This means that publishing to silos such as Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook is easier. More interestingly, likes, comments and such made on those silos should make it back to this site–that’s the idea anyway. This is the inaugural post, so we’ll see how things go.

Here’s the short story of what I did (a more detailed write-up is in the offing):

These resources were very helpful in getting things set up:

This is the first post I’m making with these new components in place. After I see how well things are or are not working, I’ll write a more detailed follow-up.