Micro.blog

simonwoods
simonwoods

@eli I could definitely see myself trying it with a self-hosted site, for sure. Good to know it works as well it does should I ever properly take on that commitment.

kerim
kerim

@eli no, it can’t talk to chrome. @manton says he doesn’t know of anything that does this.

eli
eli

@kerim ah. Sorry, missed that detail 😬 I’m not at a computer right now, but I wonder if the micro.blog macOS app can do that? If you aren’t on macOS...hmmm. This’ll take some noodling 🤔

kerim
kerim

@eli those are iOS apps. The iOS micro.blog extension works just fine, but there is no equivalent for the chrome on the desktop.

eli
eli

@kerim ah. Gotchya. I don’t think micro.blog supports any micropub posting contexts other than standard blog posts and notes (posts without a title). I wonder if the workflow app, or maybe drafts could fill this roll for you? I’ve seen other folks talk about using those to post to micro.blog directly.

kerim
kerim

@eli I want to share a markdown formatted link to the current webpage on my micro blog, just like I can do on iOS from the share extension.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@dgold I have mentioned it a few times. One of many tiny projects :)

eli
eli

@kerim what do you mean custom bookmarklets? What are you hoping to do? At the bottom, directly above the footer of some posting contexts, there is a bookmarklet link.

kerim
kerim

@eli is it possible to make custom bookmarklets for Quill? I couldn’t find any documentation on that…

dgold
dgold
Oh. Wow, @hjertnes, I didn’t know you were doing this. Excellent gravy.
eli
eli

@hjertnes nailed it!

ThanksI put my semicolon in the wrong place 😬

hjertnes
hjertnes

@eli where you enable the layer; something like (micropub :variables key "value" key "value)

eli
eli

@hjertnes how could I forget! Also, q: re configuration. Where exactly do I add the config? I think I may be confused because I always get the message: Symbol’s value as variable is void: endpoint but I think I've got everything configured properly

hjertnes
hjertnes

@eli and github.com/hjertnes/...

eli
eli

@simonmumbles drat. Omnibear works great in Firefox 😭 Quill rocks, though! It is my primary posting interface. I even run a self hosted instance that I’ve slightly tweaked the UI of. Been dreaming of doing more, though.

simonwoods
simonwoods

@eli I'm getting the same problem as @kerim so it must be on the end of the Omnibear developer. Gonna give Quill a go. Another glorious day for indie tech...

eli
eli

@kerim I highly suggest looking into Quill. It supports a number of bookmarklets, which make posting likes/replies and that sort of thing a dream.

kerim
kerim

@eli Thanks. I was really looking for something that would streamline sharing webpages in chrome as easily as the micro.blog sharing extensions works on iOS… Thought this would do the trick! I’ll file a bug report when I have time.

eli
eli

@kerim ah, woof, alas, that doesn't feel like a micropub issue, that seems like a bug in Omnibear itself. I only ever use it form Firefox. The app is open sourced on Github, you could try filing an issue about this to see if you can get any further insight into what is going on. In the meantime, there are a HEAP of other micropub clients to play with: Quill, the Micro.Blog macOS app, the Micro.Blog iOS app, Sunlit 2.0, and Indigenous to name a few.

kerim
kerim

@eli It authenticates, but when I click on the icon in the menubar the window that opens up is just a narrow blank bar without any user interface. No error messages.

eli
eli

@kerim hmmm, does it provide any error messages of any sort? Does it fail at auth, or during post creation? If at post creation, do any posting contexts work, or do they all fail? Also, if at post, do other micropub clients seem to work?

kerim
kerim

@eli But Omnibear doesn't seem to work right in Chrome… disabled all other extensions and it still doesn't seem to work 😭

eli
eli

@kerim WAHOOOOOOO! 🎉👾

kerim
kerim

@manton @eli Finally got indieauth working. Thanks!

manton
manton

@kerim Adding Twitter cross-posting doesn't automatically set things up for IndieAuth. Maybe it should, but in the meantime see Account → Edit Apps. This help page has some more tips.

eli
eli

@kerim check out indieweb.org/IndieAuth and indieauth.com/setup they’ll hopefully offer some more insight about the key pieces that need to be in place.

kerim
kerim

@eli thanks

kerim
kerim

@manton I used Micro.oxus.net, but that’s still what the error message reads. Also I have twitter integration enabled already, so not sure if there is anything else I’m missing?

manton
manton

@kerim As @eli said, first make sure you're entering your web site URL: kerim.micro.blog. Also, you have to link your Twitter or GitHub accounts which it will use for authentication. That's under Account → Edit apps on the web.

eli
eli

@kerim in order to log in to quill your site needs to be IndieAuth enabled. @manton, please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think only payed micro.blog accounts play nice with IndieAuth. SO, rather than use micro.blog/kerim as your URL, try kerim.micro.blog

kerim
kerim

@eli I don't understand how to login to Quill or Omnibear? It says "micro.blog/kerim This is not a supported authentication provider." There are instructions, but they don't make sense to me... Thanks for your help.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@eli Hmm. It looks like I designed it aka shit.

kaa
kaa

@eli If you know what needs to be done, absolutely :).

eli
eli

@kaa I love the look of todayposter, but alas, it doesn’t support micropub, so isn’t compatible with my site. 🤔 perhaps I should fork it?

kaa
kaa

@eli @hjertnes I finally got Quill working. Looking good as a means to publish things quickly. Although my favourite is TodayPoster.

eli
eli

@hjertnes I used to love tumblr’s posting interface. Micropub brings most of those feelings back for me.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@eli I just got started using it as well. Because I got around to supporting more micropub stuff yesterday :)

eli
eli

@hjertnes i use quill the most, mostly using its like context bookmarlet.

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eli
eli

@hjertnes I post to my website using either Quill, Omnibear, the Micro.Blog macOS app, the Micro.Blog iOS app, Sunlit 2.0, or Indigenous. I think they’re all pretty solid.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@eli What’s the best micropub clients?

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