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Greg McVerry

I need to play Battleship with my son but here is an example of a webmention badge form the wiki back to my blog: and then displayed:
think there is mad potential for community and wikis with webmention badges

Greg McVerry

Trying to make an HTML Note update for @WithKnown. Sometimes use just need a box for plain text. Wondering if this is the reason micropub clients can't publish notes:

"Apart from the htmlspecialchars() and (int) parts, it should be obvious what this does. htmlspecialchars() makes sure any characters that are special in html are properly encoded so people can't inject HTML tags or Javascript into your page."

htmlspecialchars() Is this getting in the way? Totally understand why you should have it....well I learned about three seconds totally is a little strong...

Greg McVerry

Can we declare the need for an apostrophe in contractions dead. Whats difference between can't and cant. Only matters for its and it's which folks use incorrectly anyways.

Greg McVerry

There isn't an easy way for all the blogs of to talk.

We can build really cool classroom spaces using post types like read, listen, watch, reply and bookmark.

can credential using webmention badges.

can export xAPI with a tiny bit of work

Greg McVerry

The state of learning tools, well there isn't a state, there is a kick ass team and all t by e teachers behind Moodle and a bunch of bloggers.

has already built most of the tools the second group needs and the first is more than welcome to use.

Greg McVerry

Dashboard creation on the microformats side pretty well developed and unlike other learning vocabularies thousands of people use the metadata every day to consume and create texts.

It is for this reason we are building the future of learning on the

Greg McVerry

xAPI development paid for by the Department of Defense.

Go ask ten sergeants if they want their lieutenants carrying data that can only be reassembled using government provided devices or data packaged in human readable text.

See what they say.

Greg McVerry

I think the affinity group stuff better kept to a credentialing spec. Gonna play nice with xAPI just gonna encourage smallest metadata set possible to ensure data portability.

Learning vocabularies are already bandied about massive. No one really uses them.

Greg McVerry

I like for teaching because microformats makes sense for learning. Teachers know how to write paragraphs and look for evidence in text structure.

Thus if evidence exists at text level then metadata should to. Plain as Chekov's gun or Occam's razor?

You decide.

Greg McVerry

A native plugin would be best and quite doable. But folks are working on Bridgy Fed and Pixelfed