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Homebrew Website Club is meeting again next Wednesday in Nuremberg! The place to meet like-minded nice people who all share a passion for publishing their own websites. Join in!


Matthias Ott started the newsletter "Own Your Web" about publishing your personal website. We definitely need helpful outlets like this. Issue #2 is out now!


Of course I will be at border:none next Thursday and Friday. So many great speakers right in Nuremberg, how could I not? I attended Beyond Tellerrand in Hamburg last year and have been dying to go again. Tickets are still available, join us if you can!


My Now page is a Now POST

While considering additions to this website, I recalled the recent trend of publishing "Now pages" on personal websites. It is popular in the IndieWeb community. The concept aims to bridge the gap between the typical "About" page and regular updates on a specific topic. A "Now page" answers the question of what the author is up to at the moment. This concept has gained significant popularity. Derek Sivers curates nownownow.com*, where he thoroughly explains the idea and provides links to over 2,800 Now pages. I find reading these pages highly enjoyable. When I first meet people on the web, it is great to read something (relatively) recent about them.

I would also like to create a Now page for myself here – Surprise! But for me it does not have to be a static page that is constantly being overwritten by updates. I am not only interested in what an author is doing now, but also in what he or she has done in the past. This is why I will not publish a Now PAGE, but instead a Now POST that is marked with the publication time and a special "Now" tag for easy filtering.

I‘m not sure whether the Knot Site module currently supports this tag filtering, so I think I will have to manually hard-code the link to the sidebar for the time being.

Knot Home as a web app in macOS Sonoma

Thanks to Apple’s new macOS 14.0 every web app can be pulled into its own window and run like a native app. Which works perfectly well with our Knot Home prototype!