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.

Today we had our first HWC in Edmonton. We had four people in attendance; everyone was either building their own personal sites on the university server, or helping people navigate the basics of building a site.

The plan is to have a weekly to bi-weekly meeting where we provide people with the tools to build their own sites. I'm starting with University pages, as it's something people should just have in general, but I'm going to write up some tutorials to motivate and guide people through the hurdles of getting involved in the indieweb community.


Another week of HWC. I think we've moved permanently to Tuesdays and permanently to Bar 50.


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.


I added a nice little counter at the corner of each post on my stream.

It gives a heads-up as to how many people have responded and whether or not it's in response to another post.


Woo, I now have linear navigation. In other words, the older posts button now actually displays older posts!


Okay, I didn't realize how messed up my microformating is.

Tomorrow I'm going to:

  1. go through and make sure that my site is properly microformatted
  2. try to improve readability
  3. do linear navigation

I guess I have things to do for the EDI HWC


HWC Edinburgh

I'm going to try and make it remotely, but I'm still in Edmonton.