✨blessed morning walk✨

Slept through the high temperature of the day. Eh… a little extreme; I think half as much would get the trick done.

I’ve become wary of people who justify every single feature request for software with the “table stakes” argument.

This is a tired good boy, who passed his qualification as an assistance companion today and is now a permanent member of our family. 🥳

A golden retriever dog, lying down on a carpeted floor with some of his soft toys in the background.

Putting Music in its Place

Just now, over my morning coffee, I’ve been listening to an album from the 70s, deep in the Era of LPs. Fortyish minutes long, twenty-odd minutes to a side.

Robert has been considering the language used between LP and CD, and it immediately made me think of a conversation within this household as of late.

My wife and I have been talking about our plans for music; we’re both in agreement that we need to get CDs back into the home, and she even surprised me by suggesting the addition of vinyl. My memories of the latter are much weaker, though we do have a five-year age gap and she grew up in more of an affluent environment.

My feeling of resistance against streaming and all of its internet-dependent and closed infrastructure has only grown. Given how digital music removes the enforced structure of physical storage (there are no sides in bits, of course) and yet there are still people who apply arbitrary limits on the web, I feel even less inclined to include streaming at all; it just feels dishonest, you know?

At this point I have Apple Music but have set it as no-download, stream online only; it is entirely an option only available whenever I happened to have access to a decent internet connection, and I think that works well since it is now in a distinct and appropriate context.

I’m confident that, at least for now, we’re ready to stay clear of what is bound to be an absolute mess of phrasing within the ever-muddled world of streaming and online music.

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.

— Douglas Adams

I searched for “Stationery near me” on Apple Maps and one of the results was for a bookkeeper who happens to have the word “pen” in the name of their company.

There are times when it feels like you could fool Apple software with the trick, “Look! Over there!”

A new tab for profiles: Recommended

Posts from the timeline that you flag for sharing (via button alongside “Bookmark”, et al), which can then be seen from your profile.

Essentially an individual version of the Discover timeline.

Profile changelog:

  • added “Writer, coffee-drinker, and herder of small beasts.”

One of the fun things about working on 2.0 for TIL is finding website tech that might just work well with hosted blogs.

oh… tumblr does the gross account sign-up wall now as well? And look, an advert for… jobs at Automattic.


We now live in “people leave the roof of their convertible down in a public car park” territory.

Honestly, I’m not sure I’ll ever be a city person again.

I miss @smokey a lot. With that in mind, I’m going to return to posting @monday recommendations and begin publishing another of his regular posts: “Unpublished Drafts”.

Unpaid, but productive.

Anna Havron, absolutely fucking nailing it.

For those people who are gainfully employed; remember the power you have, for which some of us can only wish.