I'm Alex Kearney, a PhD student studying Computer Science at the University of Alberta. I focus on Artificial Intelligence and prosthetics.

When I'm not playing with robots, I hang out with the indieweb community, drink tea, and scubadive.

Reflections on Two Years of #Indieweb

Today marks two years of #indieweb for me. I've been reflecting on my experience joining the community and my plans for the future.


On Posting images

I talk about albums, photo management, and the sleek way I now post collections of photos.


West Grid | Jasper

I've been running some scripts on west-grid recently, so I've collated the information I've gathered from reading through the guides.


9 Weeks of Indieweb

A discussion of my first nine weeks in the indieweb community.


Albums!

Here's an example of a collection of images, or an album. So I've started this as a means of collating a group of related items.

I wanted the extension to be as minimal as possible. As a result, I treat a collection post the same way as any other post: there's no additional information or details associated with a collection. I manage this by making albums that are simply 'responses' to other posts on the site with the in-reply-to field. This lets me give all the individual images additional information, by letting them be their own posts. It's a bit of a hack and I'm kind-of using in-reply-to fields for something other than what they were originally intended for.

It's just a mock up, really, but it does what I need it to do. I still need to figure out what the most sensible way to display all this is. :/