djcev.com // 2021-06


Receiving Webmentions with Blogofile and a little scripting

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: meta, python, software, website. 3 responses.

A common downside to static websites (like this one) is that there's no easy way to handle user interaction. Comments, likes, trackback / pingback / mention, etc. . A bunch of third-party systems exist that solve this problem, the most popular probably being Disqus. Disqus relies on browser javascript (which I strongly dislike) and has a rocky history with user privacy, so it's not something I'm willing to use. Most of the other comment systems available also require javascript so, again, not willing to use.

But I still kind of want a way for visitors to leave comments and, more broadly, for my site to interact with other websites. Enter the IndieWeb community of web developers and their associated standards and projects, notably Webmentions.

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MTT 226 / Island Platform

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: ambient, audio download, demoscene, dj mix, downtempo, dub, mixcloud, movement through thought, music. Fediverse thread.

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Slow downtempo and dub this week, a heavy sound. Illbient. Most of this selection is older, '90s and early 2000s, with the exception of one track by Hong Kong Express and one track by Mikron.

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MTT 225 / Nobody Home

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: ambient, audio download, dj mix, electro, idm, mixcloud, movement through thought, music. Fediverse thread.

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An hour of relaxed melancholic electro and IDM floating around 120 BPM. This set features new tracks from Brokntoys, CPU Records, and another piece from Mariska Neerman's Finding Our Way Back Home EP.

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MTT 224 / Out At Night

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Tags: audio download, breaks, dj mix, electro, mixcloud, movement through thought, music. Fediverse thread.

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Playing mostly familiar tracks this week, although there are a couple new ones. Electro, standard 130, spacey stuff. New music from Silicon Scally's Revelations EP on CPU, London Modular Alliance's Cracked Dice EP also on CPU, and Mariska Neerman's Finding Our Way Back Home EP on HC Records.

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MTT 223 / Crossed Mind

Posted by Cameron Vanderzanden on . Updated . Tags: audio download, dj mix, electro, mixcloud, movement through thought, music, techno. Fediverse thread.

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Electro, techno; Technobass. This mix features new music by Dvidevat, Nulla, and DJ Di'jital as well as a newly remastered track from the excellent label Southern Outpost.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download this mix. This mix is also available at mixcloud.

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