IndieWeb folks,

While privacy was not the most common topic at #indiewebcamp earlier this summer, I think the independence of controlling one's own Web presence has a lot in common with freedom from surveillance.

In that spirit, I thought you all might be interested in the 1984 Day rally, taking place (after the Doctor Who live stream, of course) on the Embarcadero. The Web page for the event suggests, apparently without any irony at all, RSVPing on Facebook, but I thought an email/blog post was a more appropriate way to tell you all that I'll be there. Daniel Ellsberg (of the Pentagon Papers) will speak, among others.

Hope you're well and to see you soon,

P.S. Can you RSVP to an event within the description of an event itself? Test case: the paragraph above.

Hi Ben,

Thanks for the invitation to the post-unconference unofficial meetup; I send my post-facto regrets.

Of course, this email slash blog post is also an attempt to RSVP using the proposed microformat and WebMention. We'll see how it goes, of course, as this sort of indieweb interoperability isn't something one can easily test within the isolated safety of one's own environment.

Implementing is of course the best way to find bugs. For example, wouldn't it be great if WebMention explicitly noted that the mention operation is idempotent so that I wouldn't feel bad about repeating the WebMention POST when I re-generated my static site content?

All that aside, nice meeting this week. Let's have more of these RSVP-able events in the Bay.