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

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.


Goodbye Scotland.


Walking up the royal mile asking for flyers is a good way to elicit surprise.

It's like people don't know what to do when you want their fliers, like they've not gotten that far.


Anna and I went to pekoe tea the other day. For the first time I was able to sit down and enjoy tea there. We both had a couple of green oolong teas which were served gong-fu style.


Brainstorming how to improve use of small closes. #WalkHack #EDI


It's happened, I've turned into a robot. Or, rhiaro was nice and gave me a tele-presence so I could pretend to be in Edinburgh.

Things I did:

  • Added linear navigation
  • Did some refactoring
  • Added a reply-counter on my stream
  • Added a mention-counter on my stream
  • Broke self-webmentioning...
  • Forgot I was still on-camera when I started a lab discussion on Asimov.

I hope we have more HWC when I'm back in Edinburgh for the winter...


Me pretending I'm actually at the Homebrew Web Camp in Edinburgh.