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.



Michael Ignatieff does an analysis of Nick Clegg's memoir, discussing the current plight of moderate rationalists.


By far the best course I've taken was Design for Informatics: I keep finding ways to use #design thinking in interdisciplinary ways.


computers are pretty neat.


@ChrisAldrich I'm glad you enjoyed it! Coming up with something that's easy enough to use consistently is kind of tricky. #indieweb

It worked though! I recently used it to put up two weeks of photos!


Going through some of the boxes my parents packed for me during the move I found not one, not two, but three cork screws.

Clearly my parents have great expectations.


Hello, Canada.


Goodbye Scotland.


Are there any #indieweb people in #yeg ? Are there any local meetups?


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.


Stop one on my post-university adventures: Sofia.


Favourite things: when airport security decides to open sanitary napkins when searching luggage.