• WebMonetization 10 second test

    Talking to my friend Ross about WebMonetization for musicians the obvious question came up - how does $5 cover all the payments, so I thought I’d do a little experiment.

  • Debugging GitHub Actions

    I’ve built a few github actions recently. They’re a nice & powerful feature, but debugging them is a bit awkward, because they’re running on someone elses computer. I thought I’d write down a few notes while the experience was fresh in my mind.

  • WebMonetization for musicians

    It’s no secret that streaming platforms are kind of broken today when it comes to paying artists for their plays. While they know exactly who has listened to what, the way pay is allocated favours established artists, especially those signed to major labels. It’s got to the point that people recommend being on streaming platforms solely to raise awareness, and use those platforms to drive sales or merchandise and physical media.

  • Jekyll & web monetisation

    As you may have noticed, I’ve been playing with WebMonetisation a bit recently. It’s an interesting idea, and the kind of thing I’d like to see take off. I’ve updated this site to be “web monetised” and thought I’d explain how I’d done it.

  • PayID & Cloud Functions live coding Twitch, part 2

    Part two pulled together all the things into a working demo, Matt is indeed a big spender! Even the docker gods smiled on us…

  • PayID & Cloud Functions live coding Twitch

    Yesterday I got on a Twitch video stream with my friend & colleague Matt Hamilton. He’s been talking about micropayments, interledger, XRP etc. for some time, and with lockdown I’ve been thinking about it a bit more. It seems like a nice way to address “the original sin” of the web, and let people pay for what they consume without giving away their entire online selves (and that of the rest of their social network, too…).

  • Visualising graphs

    with Python and IBM Graph Data Store

  • On blockquote

    Someone tweeted about how responsive designs should include different sized images for different devices the other day. For some reason this made me think about Blockquotes this morning.

  • Delayed Gratification

  • How was your day?

  • sacred geometry

  • Web Monetisation counter