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Andrés Cárdenas


Hello 👋 I'm kandr3s

A Colombian Autodidact interested in Free software, online privacy, Football (soccer), Rock music, Philosophy, Classic novels and documenting my life.

I don't use popular social media so I built this website as my personal space online. Here I share articles, social notes, playlists and 🖭Tinta en las Cintas.

Reach me at 📧 hi@kandr3s.co

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IndieWeb is the way

Two months ago I started implementing IndieWeb principles on my website. I use started because it has been a long process of tinkering with different tools and learning to use technologies I never expected to be using.

Naturally, the progress has been slow as I’m often running into problems beyond my skillset. However, by reaching out to other community members I’ve been able to slowly setup things kind of the way I want. Because it’s true that on the IndieWeb everyone assumes you’re a developer, but most people are nice enough to open source their code and even go the extra mile helping with one’s particular use cases.

This website’s original goal was for me to have an online presence that was fully controlled by me, but thanks to the IndieWeb it’s turning into my single Internet channel. And how can it not progress in that direction when there’s many inspiring websites on the IndieWebring alone?

What started as moving my content back to Jekyll from Tumblr, resulted in personal website that implemented microformats, used a Heroku-hosted micropub endpoint and relied on Quill to post updates. Right now everything I need to post or read online is hosted on my personal domain.

I’m using a slightly modified version of this micropub endpoint hosted on Netlify and I’m customizing a micropub client, it’s fully functional at the moment, but I’m still trying to figure out how to get it to store sessions longer (or indefinitely), it deletes them automatically after x time. Self-hosting a social reader like Together or Monocle sounds like the next reasonable step but I love yarr! too much to give up on it, so I finally put everything on a subdomain and this is how I’m posting and reading on the Internet these days:

I know there’s a lot to improve in this setup, and who knows, maybe some day, I can build implementations of IndieAuth, Webmentions, etc… or build something as cool as Tanzawa or Eagle, but as of right now, this is something I’m kind of proud of and felt like that was worth sharing here.

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Books I've read recently.

12 Rules for Life
Jordan B. Peterson
October 2021
The Undiscovered Self
C. G. Jung
September 2021
Skin in the Game
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
September 2021
The Longing For Less
Kyle Chayka
August 2021
The Yage Letters
William S. Burroughs
April 2021
Meditations on First Philosophy
René Descartes
March 2021



This Month's Jams (songs I've been playing non-stop)

  1. Where Is My Mind? 🎧
  2. Automatic Mojo 🎧
    Meat Puppets
  3. Fruit 🎧
    Meat Puppets
  4. Sexy Music 🎧
    Meat Puppets
  5. Missiles 🎧
    The Sound

The Chart (albums I'm digging lately)

Meat Puppets
Foxbase Alpha
Saint Etienne
Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats?
The Residents

🎶Personal Charts🎧Playlists


Movies I watched recently.

The Sparks Brothers, 2021 - ★★½

Watched on Tuesday November 30, 2021.

Shadow of a Doubt, 1943 - ★★★

Watched on Thursday November 25, 2021.

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Blog posts, Tinta en las Cintas articles and Playlists I've shared over the years.