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: Wordle 1,065 X/6 🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟨⬜🟨⬜⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 Well that was something.

: The new Conversation features on MB have brought me around to Manton’s thinking. I no longer …

: That’s four Micro Camps now…

: Micro.blog State of the Platform is happening on YouTube. A surprise demo is currently happening!

: Micro Camp links YouTube Micro.camp @camp Questions form Chat

: Getting some chores done and preparing for Micro Camp. Working out my window set-up, between Zoom, …

: Wordle 1,063 3/6 🟨🟨🟨⬜⬜ ⬜🟩🟨⬜🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 💪

: It’s good to see txt.fyi up and running.

: Another Micro Camp, another chance to win an awesome prize: All the prizes are amazing, so you …

: Such good news to see Kimberly Hirsh joining the Micro.blog team! 🎉 Also fantastic news from the …

: Wordle 1,057 3/6 🟩⬜🟨⬜⬜ 🟩⬜🟨⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The start I needed. 💪

: As somebody who now lives in a wonderfully human-friendly place with regard to weather, and that …

: I have been using both Epilogue and the Waterstones wish-lists for taking note of books I’d …

: Connections Puzzle #330 🟦🟦🟦🟦 🟪🟨🟨🟨 🟨🟨🟨🟨 🟪🟩🟩🟩 🟪🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟪🟪🟪🟪 Super close!

: Wordle 1,052 6/6 ⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜ 🟩⬜⬜⬜🟩 🟩⬜⬜⬜🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I was chuckling by the end — they got me good!

: “Everyone must have an opinion!” has recently been the calling card of certain parts of …

: It has taken longer than I would like, yet I have remembered a lesson I was taught in my youth: The …

: I’ve noticed that a certain number of people use Google Search as a way to put accents over …

: Connections Puzzle #326 🟨🟨🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟦🟦🟦🟦 🟪🟪🟪🟪 Initially I struggled with this game. Feels good to be …

: Dune: Part Two was amazing. Villeneuve and Zimmer are a phenomenal pair. 🎥

: I’m in the “wordy” stage of my gradual return to the social web. Need to keep on …

: Brad Enslen has made a new linkblog. An easy choice to follow.

: Manton: Uploading photos to Micro.blog? Don’t forget about Mimi Uploader. 10/10 would recommend

: Connections Puzzle #323 🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟨🟨🟨🟨 🟪🟦🟪🟦 🟪🟪🟪🟪 🟦🟦🟦🟦 So close!

: Wordle 1,045 6/6 ⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ ⬜🟩🟩⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Sixth row is always much more satisfying than …

: I blew it all up and started again! — A Person; who will, inevitably, blow it all up and start …

: Wordle 1,042 3/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟩⬜⬜🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Feels like a good way to start the weekend, after a week of rest …

: I have set my plan: Wait to see what Apple do in September. Assuming there are no more small phones …

: Connections Puzzle #316 🟨🟨🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟪🟪🟪🟪 🟦🟦🟦🟦 💪

: Wordle 1,035 2/6 🟩⬜⬜🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ☺️

: When I reveal this book the mood quickly changes.

: Tonight’s D&D was another great one. It’s like drinking a late coffee — honestly it …

: Kismet was seemingly in a transcendental state this morning.

: Connections Puzzle #312 🟨🟨🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟦🟦🟦🟦 🟪🟪🟪🟪 First time!

: It was in some ways a small step. My first entry in five weeks feels very good, however, and much …

: The unexpected October days of summer from last year found us, by serendipity, at Towan beach. It …

: Connections Puzzle #311 🟪🟪🟪🟪 🟦🟩🟦🟦 🟩🟦🟦🟦 🟨🟨🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟦 🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟦🟦🟦🟦 Off to a good start!

: Wordle 1,033 2/6 ⬜🟨⬜⬜🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 😎

: An alternative viewpoint: I like the MB editors a lot. Maybe I’m weird but the bloat of …

: For new users who join Micro.blog starting today, it’s turned on by default. — Manton Reece, New AI …

: Today’s NYT Mini Crossword messed me up. Three American Football entries.

: Gregory Alvarez said a lot in Living Like It’s 99: No Social Media, No Smartphone, and …

: Wordle 1,031 5/6 ⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ ⬜🟨🟩⬜⬜ 🟩⬜🟩⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 That took me forever. I was sure I was about to learn …

: Though she can at times be as spiky as a cactus, Kismet will always be our sweet little girl. In her …

: I should probably take a page out of Hogan’s book and learn to enjoy the water. This certainly …

: Plenty of magic in my current bedroom reading list.

: The Cornish sky holds its lingering mood everyday, and we love it. Of course the approaching Tigger …

: I’m going to need a train to make these visits!

: The crisp brown paper is pleasant enough, and particularly exciting to feel when you receive a …

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: It’s a basic method of prevention but it works; no writing visible, no attention required.

: Wordle 1,024 X/6 ⬜⬜🟩🟩🟨 ⬜🟩🟩🟩⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 That was wild.

: Coffee often has a good chance of making a constructive contribution to my well-being. This evening …

: I’ve noticed that as the weather has become much more pleasant — here in the northern …

: Looking forward to these. Had Parfit’s on my to-buy list for some time.

: When it is windy, inevitably there will be rain.

: A well-equipped good boy is a serene sight for us. Despite the cold and the rain, the local park has …

: Sometimes the foliage is as distracting as the ball.

: Yes, he has a “cute” card and he’s not afraid to use it.

: Scheduled my catching up on the photo-challenge. Feels good — I’m going to go a few days past …

: These flowers have appeared in the wake of the storms. We’re already seeing life unlike …

: Wordle 1,020 5/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ 🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟨🟨🟨⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 That was fun!

: Gibberish doesn’t have those features, it’s meant to be easy to understand. I want my users to use …

: The newest video from the folks at Lux, about the latest update regarding their upcoming video app, …

: It’s a competitive field but the ball is probably his favourite toy.

: Wordle 1,017 6/6 ⬜🟩⬜🟩⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Today I learned a new word.

: Today I am drinking coffee and can taste it, for the first time in a week. Fuck you, flu-ey …

: Wordle 1,015 3/6 🟨⬜⬜⬜🟩 ⬜🟩🟩⬜🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Been flu-ey for a few days so this feels satisfying. My brain is …

: I’ve come to realise that I am the type of person who prefers to use 1,000 apps, all of which …

: I’m doing well with Spelling Bee as well. Related: TIL you can use the letters more than once. …

: Connections Puzzle #286 🟨🟨🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟦🟦🟦🟦 🟪🟪🟪🟪 This is a nice little run. Also been enjoying …

: Strands #20 “Romeo and Juliet” 🔵🔵🔵🔵 🟡🔵🔵🔵 Somehow tore through this one. Been enjoying Strands a lot.

: Wordle 1,008 3/6 ⬜🟩⬜🟩🟨 🟨🟩⬜🟩⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Best result yet. That felt good.

: Wordle 1,007 5/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ ⬜🟩⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟩🟨⬜🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Pretty tough.

: It’s 1:30am and I am wide awake. In other words; D&D night.

: Wordle 1,006 5/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨 🟨⬜🟨⬜⬜ 🟩🟨⬜🟩⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 That was so mean!

: Misread carton as cartoon in today’s NYT Mini. Looks like one coffee isn’t getting the …

: Dealing with the dregs of the move today. We’re so close to having exactly 0 moving boxes in …

: Wordle 1,003 6/6 ⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨 🟩🟨⬜⬜⬜ 🟩⬜⬜🟨⬜ 🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Third guess was a waste. Starting to feel good …

: Wordle 1,002 6/6 ⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ 🟨⬜⬜⬜🟩 ⬜⬜⬜🟩🟩 🟩⬜🟩🟩🟩 🟩⬜🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Rollercoaster.

: TIL the word “canard”, thanks to Puzzmo.

: Making sense and maintaining perspective In Manners Maketh Man, Davey Craney states: This bitter growing rumbling spiteful hosepiped rage …

: Improved a few things with the recommendations page linked from a Micro.blog profile. Now includes …

: Currently in an anti-big-tech kinda mode. It comes and goes in waves.

: Seen some indie-bashing going on Micro.blog lately. Bit disappointing to see a lack of perspective …

: Indie devs: I hope you can stop using “we” when there’s only one of you. I hope …

: Idea: Use the new MB Recommendations feature to make an expanded version of Micro Monday.

: It’s a way to curate a list of favorite sites to link to from your blog. — Manton, Recommendations …

: I think my dislike for banking websites is becoming greater than that which I have for ad farms.

: In a few months The Fellowship will be seventy-years old.

: The big wigs at Apple should take a leaf out of Jen Simmons’ book. It would be a much wiser …

: D&D session zero tonight 😎🐉🎲

: I’m not a fan of the approach: “lol I used the Accessibility Description to tell more of …

: Rambling about health of the MB community I wrote a short post which I’m half-regretting and was then inspired by the ensuing …

: Muted somebody on MB whom I had previously un-muted. There is a type of trolling that is most …

: … custom menu commands for web apps on Mac — Jen Simmons, Safari 17.4 is here! 👀

: The bug in the MB app for Mac in which Conversations do not load properly (it just shows a blank …

: I wonder how that AI messaging app is doing… Wavelength, I think it’s called?

: I can’t pick a particular line to quote from It’s Okay to Not Write so I suggest you …

: Having fun with iCloud breaking my web browsing. Had to do a bunch of restarts and signing out and …

: I think Lady Madonna is my favourite Beatles song. 🎶

: Listening to Eight Days A Week 🎶

: Added muting words or phrases to the timeline! On the web, click Account → Edit Muted and Blocked …

: When replies go missing in a Micro.blog conversation, I worry I’m hallucinating.

: Too much of getting Mastodon and those similar platforms to work are “Welcome to my TED …

: Looks like Paramount is getting ready to be sold. Time to get used to Disney having both Star Wars …

: It says “Micro.blog Help Centre”. Starting to think “+ Mastodon” should be …

: I am forever stopping myself from calling them podcats.

: Currently listening to a 1 hour loop of the main theme from Shadow Of War. 🎶 It is soothing like a …

: £80 -> £110 Good grief, Bob Iger.

: I think I’m Weird Online: I don’t feel the need to catch up. I don’t feel the …

: Missed the latest Analog Tools meetup, which appears to have been a lot of fun. This is why, …

: Just saw an advert for “Your child’s personal AI tutor.” Welp time to go jump off …

: We are now into year eight of Micro.blog. Feels like a good time for certain weak spots to be …

: Going on a purge of notifications. Thankfully I don’t have to do this often, however this …

: testing for Annie h/t miljko

: Listening to Come Together and it still sounds fresh enough to have been recorded this morning. 🎶

: Strata as second brain.

: Strata as paste bin.

: Strata as password manager.

: Notes are private by default, end-to-end encrypted across all platforms, with a special companion …

: Given the excellent launch of the new Notes feature for MB, with the companion Strata app for iOS …

: One of my favourite parts of a big new MB feature is adding a whole new section in Bike for stuff to …

: The new features, “single-page web site” and Notes, would look good on the MB homepage.

: Doing better than popular social networks Vincent asked: I am still very much of the same opinion that replacing “insert popular social …

: It’s fair to say our recent move has been a success. We both feel better, the pets are quickly …

: Starting the day off with Morricone and some Gold. 🎶

: I just lost a comment I made on a WordPress site because it recognised the email I gave and was all …

: There have been some interesting posts circulating on “self-censorship”. They’ve …

: I would like to have a separate experience for following travel blogs. Off the top of my head; a …

: Getting all sorts of important tasks complete with this cosy lofi mix providing the perfect …

: petition to clone @jean

: I’ve come to realise the main drive of what I’m doing with @TIL — beyond the mission …

: IN TRANSIT - HUB SCAN A delayed order, now on the move. 🥹

: When shared outside of Glass, your friends, family, or followers will see your photos laid out in …

: I’ve decided I don’t have time for overly contentious Mastodon people. It’s …

: Huh… the web site field in my MB profile got changed without my input or notice; …

: Firefox now supports creating and using passkeys stored in the iCloud Keychain on macOS. 👀

: WIP post: “Why Micro.blog does more than you think, with less than you remember, whilst …

: The MB Help forums look different…

: Maybe I’m just an old man but I find announcements for exclusive software to be much less …

: Reminders has been dog-shit for me lately, so: Reminders -> Due for my non-shared tasks. …

: The house is in better condition. Piece by piece…

: I woke up in a Bill & Ted frame of mind…? Ok then.

: Know how to mess with a millennial? Show them a mirror.

: Is Kobo the only good non-Amazon e-reader?

: he’s perfect💫

: Not only do I want to build a Micro.blog browser extension; I want it to include whatever that …

: Per the awesome new feature for MB, I am immediately using this for TIL. Will be included in the …

: The brand new One Page feature for Micro.blog is pretty fucking sweet.

: Added an OPML export option for who you’re following, under Posts → “…” → Export. Finally! This is …

: I’ve been on the web for over twenty years and my brain still struggles to think of bread as …

: I continue to struggle with the limit-less nature of the MB timeline. Moving through paragraphs of …

: Replies vs Conversation on Micro.blog A new feature on Micro.blog inspired a discussion over what I think of as the ongoing friction …

: Never judge software by the number, or regularity of updates.

: I went to one MB meet-up about analogue tools and now I’m wondering if I could fit a writing …

: Need to make a note of Charlie Monroe’s upcoming video player so that I have some chance of …

: busy week ☕️

: The MB Analogue Meet-up, aka The Patrick Rhone Appreciation Hour was fun! I came away with some ink …

: All is well with the world. 🥲

: Started my day by getting stabbed in the hand — fun!

: ICYMI: The Analogue Tools Meet-up is due to take place tomorrow. Follow Halsted’s instructions …

: Missed the coffee delivery whilst we were out. 😫

: Catching up on a winter’s worth of Core Intution. 🎙️

: One of my decisions about becoming a software developer was whether to put my effort into native …

: You know that Clicks keyboard case would work well with the phablet. At that point it is very much a …

: Rambling: politics, us vs them, pragmatism in progressives The US is a continent that votes in this thing, and the election is ridiculous with regard to …

: TIL that Punkt. have made a smart phone, which runs on an operating system called Apostrophy. …

: The latest @effinbirds looked directly into my soul.

: The conclusion to CGP Grey’s Rock-Paper-Scissors game is not only my favourite video of his, I …

: It’s great to more Micro.blog community groups starting up. As well as the Analogue Tools …

: Here we go again. ☕️☕️☕️

: Regarding the case for .bar, @leonp asks: … but how do you get everyone using it? For …

: As a result of work being done to improve stability, the exciting new Micro.blog feature will now be …

: DuckDuckGo appears to have dragged itself into a position in which it has become less useful whilst …

: I’m listening to Myke Hurley’s first impressions of Apple Vision. The use of your eyes …

: The meta conversation about Micro.blog often provides me with such insight for free, specifically …

: Riffing on @numericcitizen’s recent post about Micro.blog taglines: Micro.blog: Write. And …

: I just played CGP Grey’s One-in-a-Million Game. Super fun!

: Echo is a very good show. 📺

: I am still angry about what happened on Micro.blog the other day. I am going to refrain from using a …

: Historical note: Mac OS X Snow Leopard did in fact include new features and significant changes …

: The pinned profiles feature of Gluon is so good that it should be part of the official Micro.blog …

: Micro.blog plug-in idea: A “Follow box” in which you get a page, or widget for embedding …

: A new feature for Fastmail: Manage your incoming mail by email address. Set up your address to file …

: They don’t gotta burn the books, they just remove ’em — Rage Against the Machine, Bulls …

: I need to find a source of physical lyrics.

: Okay now I’m done with the small updates to TIL. So worth it for having category pages back, …

: … oh. That’s new.

: Deleted my Shopify “Shop” account. That thing was annoying.

: After 18 months of being broken, the category pages for @TIL are now working again! This is all …

: ☕️☕️☕️

: The inherent good of archiving I think one of the reasons I am drawn to archiving — and the little human world created around that …

: Since I’ve put effort into no longer making feature requests for Micro.blog — I used to do …

: Nirvana’s Nevermind but with the Crash Bandicoot soundfont Genius.

: -> GP appointment for treatment cancelled before Christmas -> Pain and difficulties worsen …

: New year, new notebooks.

: Every now and then I take a step back and consider the whole of Micro.blog, especially from the …

: Unread for the Mac 👀👀👀

: I’m pretty sure I’m done with maintenance updates for TIL now. Next up: some off-site …

: I’m also super thankful that we didn’t grow by some scary massive number. Hooray for more …

: Is the Micro.blog CSS editor working for everybody else? The progress spinner just keeps going round …

: TIL Firefox will accept underline CSS for an element in a certain situation whilst Safari will not. …

: Ow mynnas termyn marthys ha Bledhen Nowydh da dhy’hwi oll.

: Giving Secrets a try thanks to Indie App Santa. Going to work out if it’s worth having a …

: Is it me or has slowed performance of Micro.blog become increasingly common as of late?

: My tech future (part two) Now a very short way into the future, an update; a basic phone; an MP3 player; [own] maybe a laptop; …

: One of the things I’m determined to learn about Hugo is the design of templates, specifically …

: Films I’ve never seen: It’s a Wonderful Life A Christmas Carol Scrooge Godfather, parts …

: Now and then I’ll remember cmd-U on the Micro.blog app for the Mac, and it’s always a …

: May peace and prosperity find you, and your days become filled with the joy your heart seeks. 🍻

: Time to start my holiday break. I’ll still be around, mostly for short posts and existing …

: testing 2022 🇺🇦 and 🇷🇺 2023 🇮🇱 and 🇵🇸 2024 🇻🇪 and 🇬🇾

: People hoping for good open web experiences with Threads is a perfect example of how easily we …

: Better sleep. Woke up well. ☕️

: It’s a shame the collaborative playlist feature for Apple Music didn’t make it into the …

: I should have put money on it.

: Post-move progress report: Finding it easier with each day to continue my previous work which had …

: Listening to Jeff Bezos talk about stress helps me to better understand at least some of his …

: I started the process of fixing a broken book cover for Micro.blog Books and just gave up; there are …

: Hire more writers. — Giles Turnbull

: Adam Newbold in day 2 of 25 Days of omg.lol: But, it turns out, there is a special beauty in the …

: I used to be all “ew that link is more than one place, how gross” and now I’m …

: When you’re working on six things at once and in one moment they go from your head as a …

: Well, how about being really appalling when he was fifty. When discussing David Cameron on Have I …

: My Micro.blog timeline is an ambience of its own. A pleasant read-through even when I’m taking …

: The Apple clone of Wrapped is awkward enough to access on my computer that I gave up.

: Breaking news from the village. (testing the fancy new image uploader @danielpunkass put into the …

: The imminent death of TinyLetter (h/t @ablaze@mastodon.social) inevitably causes me to think about …

: The latest product from the folks at Good Enough, Chicken, looks good. It reminds me of ambient …

: TIL Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are now known as National Landscapes. Meh.

: Past Me was too cheap to get ethernet included in the iMac and now I am motivated by the desire to …

: Happy Turkey Day, US friendos ✌️

: I am surprised to learn that you can’t easily copy and/or duplicate posts and pages in …

: Time for some changes 👀 First: coffee.

: The idea that people will pay to support a free product is very nice, but largely unrealistic. Most …

: And my antihistamine has also returned. That was two awful days without it. Phew!

: Coffee is back 😌

: For the first time since first publishing TIL five years ago, I have created the necessary folder …

: testing the latest update…

: The coffee is gone… the tea is nearly gone… we don’t quite have the money to replenish. Ooh boy.

: I gave Pixelfed a whirl for my little video and it was fine. Unfortunately the app doesn’t …

: I was looking at the Indie App Sales shared by @maique, found ephemera and immediately thought of …

: Here I am searching for “save as mp4 on mac” because Apple is allergic to assuming some …

: I’m overdue a viewing of Pan’s Labyrinth.

: I want to share a tiny video, and even this almost-idle motivation quickly reminded me the degree to …

: This has easily been the best move we’ve ever made, including the logistics. However, I am …

: You know that thing where you move home and then do way too much of the physical moving yourself and …

: In new home. Cell coverage is terrible — not that I’m terribly disappointed by that fact! — and the …

: Fruit is a weird word to look at.

: Looking at the original introduction to TIL and I am struck that everything included has changed, to …

: Between the rude person playing their music out loud on the bus — whilst singing along! — and the …

: There are multiple companies who offer high-speed broadband packages for our new home 👀

: A cup of coffee and a cup of tea later, and I still feel half-awake. Time for a walk!

: Oh… I am now in my seventh year of Micro.blog.

: Am I wrong that in most cases I find it weird broken account access isn’t given some sort of …

: I have reserved eightten books at one of our libraries. You know; priorities.

: Another day, another new town, another new café, another new library. I regret not bringing coffee.

: Work is progressing. The Sidekick is gorgeous and works so well for how I like to work; a wonderful …

: Started a new entry in my work journal for the first time in two months. We’ve not even moved …

: 1Password 7 is still really good.

: Next in line for my jabs. This pharmacy is in a church…

: I tripped up iCloud with a demanding sync task: Small plain text files. Now testing out Dropbox, and …

: Today I sat next to Truro cathedral. It was nice.

: Covid jab booked. I hope they’ll bundle in the flu jab as well.

: Using Micro.blog on the Mac: 1.9.3

: Beach visit. Hogan approves.

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: An unexpected gift whilst I was gone; Patrick Rhone started a new blog and it is of course …

: I failed to participate in the photoblogging challenge — it was a hilariously short-sighted goal tbh …

: So nice to see Akamai continuing the good work of destroying Linode’s reputation.

: One of the best things about this move — the end is in sight — is that, as a result of our goal to …

: The internet has now become a much less reliable fixture of our life. My early thoughts are mostly …

: Pro tip: when opening a shipping container, you open one door first. Because science.

: Turns out I should have brought at least some of my coffee tools to our temporary home. It’s a much …

: £215 million for a football player? Utter nonsense.

: Absence and Changelog Myself, Claire, and the beasties are moving… again! It’s an exciting opportunity, and …

: “Those who speak, don’t know; and those who know, don’t speak.”

: Just went to Google Maps and suddenly North Wessex Downs has disappeared.

: Michael Parkinson died!?

: It’s frustrating to feel good about the new photo challenge and then be met with two broken …

: A September heatwave just before we leave. One last “fuck you” from the inlands.

: Using the same trick as last time and bookmarking the Photoblogging Prompts to give me quick access …

: It’s great to see that the folks at Hobinichi have expanded their ordering system to include …

: I’ve been looking at some of the Hello pages linked to by Alastair Johnston. It’s been …

: 10-degree night forecast for Thursday into Friday. Autumn is keen to get here and I am so happy …

: I’m feeling chatty on the timeline because I’m about to post an away note — as ever.

: What the actual fuck, Paddle? This is the kind of developer-hostile nonsense that too many customers …

: Pixelfed has a whole separate website for a blog and yet I still can’t easily find who it …

: Between the third episode of The Last of Us, the tenth episode of Andor, and the finale of Stranger …

: Every now and then my mind tells me, “Look! We have An Opinion. Quick, tell everybody!” …

: 🎵 Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God) - 2018 Remaster - Kate Bush Because of course I am.

: Finished season 4 of Stranger Things. Like a punch to the chest. Excellent television, from top to …

: Catching up on Stranger Things. The end of episode 4, of season 4, “Dear Billy” is …

: The “Focus Mode” for iA Writer is pretty good, and in fullscreen on this 24-inch monitor …

: After the four-month gap in journalling, which was bad, it has become increasingly clear that any …

: I have a text file open in iA Writer, “Digital planning”. In it is a list of various …

: I wrote in my journal last night and this morning. Having not done so for four months I can confirm: …

: -> make quick to-do list for right now -> anxiety recedes

: Today we met a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Frank. He is 13 years-old, living with arthritis, and the …

: Much prefer the weather compared to last year’s. Given our current set-up, extreme heat is the …

: Finally added some shortcuts to the Micro.blog Mac app. It was handy to have the new Help document. …

: Not feeling great about the fact that Apple charges £1400 for my computer and yet it’s …

: I have observed that a number of people do not know about “internet weather”. I’m …

: The problem with working on stuff for Micro.blog is that I’m looking at the timeline- and …

: I wonder if there’s something to a Micro.blog community meet-up in the week leading to …

: 🆕🎙⏺😬🤞

: Good Omens is back on Friday; what a lovely treat! 📺

: Been catching up on TV recently. That includes Werewolf By Night, which was damned good; Marvel …

: The way people used to think about the skill involved with the 140 limit of characters is exactly …

: Two episodes into Secret Invasion. Olivia Colman is such an upgrade for Marvel. 📺

: The more I use TaskPaper, the happier I become. Plain text… after all of these years, it has …

: It should be illegal for estate agents to describe 80Mbps as “Super-fast”.

: Finally completed switching the publishing schedule for @TIL from Fantastical to TaskPaper. This …

: Kudos to the brilliant indie developers who have to tolerate the terrible words of people who seem …

: Pro tip: do not miss the last step of your stairs, fall, and damage your toes. Turns out you need …

: Claire got a job offer for her dream location! um… now we need to move again

: I am “Famous internet people who I have looked up to are starting to get diagnosed with …

: … why? — the very definition of life with a cat.

: It’s been fifteen months since Hogan became a part of the family. Can confirm we’ll …

: Joel’s “baby girl” in episode 8 still knocks me out. Oof. 📺

: I’ve gone from being somebody who has multiple CARROT widgets on my phone to being somebody …

: We recently watched John Wick 4, Dungeons & Dragons, and Guardians of the Galaxy 3. All very …

: Today is a very Monday day.

: Updated my MB bio: “herder of small beasts” -> “herder of beasts” Hogan …

: testing mentions: after a bracket (@challenges before a bracket @challenges) with a comma …

: One of the things I miss about the old social web is how much easier it was to avoid spoilers for …

: via Micro.blog News: Fixed an issue processing some Substack feeds. Also now prefers the full-length …

: Ideas inspire the work. The work inspires ideas.

: A 30-minute nap at midday is just what I needed 😌

: I’ve been comfortable on Micro.blog basically since the day I joined. That’s over 5 …

: The sudden presence of Threads, and its use by people who are literally saying “I never had …

: My brain is wired up… wrong/right: I never cared about the “live” aspect of …

: I’m definitely getting older. Whilst I continue to dislike certain aspects of Meta, I am also …

: This new Threads app seems like a way for Meta to attempt to improve its reputation for the people …

: Why are these trendy social networks launching with URLs for their website that don’t actually …

: Ended yesterday in Pixelmator; started today in Pixelmator. Work on @TIL continues…

: I watched a video of the PM being “grilled” by a committee. Eh. The man clearly …

: It feels good to be back: It has been both a lot of fun and a relief to work on TIL again. The …

: Tomorrow, belatedly, a new post on @TIL… 😮‍💨

: One of the great lies told by the US corporate overlords of the web is that everything should be …

: “TRANSFERRED TO PARTNER CARRIER” My favourite message of yours so far, Fedex 🙏

: The new 1Password experience: Start saving login -> Awkwardly find the generator via browser …

: The problem with welcoming a Lab-Retriever into our home for the past year is that I now would like …

: A “lifetime” subscription offer should never exist.

: I just lost track of a password thanks to 1Password and… that feels counter-intuitive.

: TODAY I MET A BERNESE-LAB AND IT IS A GOOD DAY

: For those who are concerned about Micro.blog’s involvement with Meta, you can now post any …

: I’m certain the topic of how Micro.blog operates alongside, and sometimes with massive …

: Racism, sexism, classism and elitism is “widespread” in English and Welsh cricket S H O …

: A big drop in temperature just happened… phew.

: Always nice to hear Ben Elton describe the current PM. I think “mendacious narcissistic …

: DuckDuckGo has started to feel bloated lately. I really don’t have the capacity to be fiddling …

: The “Personal Journals” sub-category in Apple Podcasts has been made more prominent by …

: Here comes the darkness. Thus ends the longest day of the year.

: I need to watch The Grand Budapest Hotel again.

: It isn’t just about a website, or a protocol, or a protest by an Instance here and there. …

: I’ve decided to avoid the type of nasty people on the web who are very good at dishing out …

: I would happily watch a 10-hour documentary about how they made the Battle of Helm’s Deep. 🍿

: So. We’re in Cornwall. It is amazing; even though we’ve only been here together on two …

: Trying the Typewriter Focus mode in iA Writer. It’s nice.

: On holiday. Internet scarce. Phone out of battery. Suddenly realised just how important it …

: I was glad to see, at WWDC, Apple spent seemingly no time saying anything about “AI”. It …

: I’ve stopped saying “Micro dot Blog”. Trying instead “Microblog” and …

: TIL Reddit CEO Steve Huffman is a piece of shit.

: Right now if I was asking for help on the Micro.blog forums I would automatically @-mention the …

: Adjusted for inflation, the original Mac cost $7000. I think Ben Thompson is correct insofar as the …

: HEIC support in Safari is an interesting development.

: Damn it… there are an increasing number of actual-very-good-things-I-use updates to …

: WWDC is always a good opportunity for me to further learn about how to make and release something …

: Sad but unsurprising to see that Instagram came down hard on Ryan Barrett’s Atom app. …

: If they don’t let you change Siri’s voice to Paul Bettany then they’re fools.

: “Clumsy hardware controllers” – now there’s the fun part of Apple.

: Iger and Kojima in one event. Apple have come a long way from computers.

: Share items in Find My. Shared Passwords Safari Containers. Web apps. Let’s. Fucking. Go.

: “juicy news” is not a phrase any organisation should ever use. ugh.

: Got a battery case for my phone. This was the only problem I have come across with the device as …

: Listening to 3005, by Childish Gambino 🎶

: “A quick reminder to review-” -> delete email

: Given the latest of desperate scrambles from a “free” platform, I guess the question now …

: Yesterday I learned about Sydney Smith, due to use of the following quote: It is the greatest of all …

: I’ll save the effort of a full blog post: Where Have I Been England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 …

: I thought the Discourse chat worked very well for Micro Camp. I wonder if anybody else thinks they …

: Most of us use language like an awkward and crude tool to gesture vaguely at the inexpressible …

: Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Vestibulum id ligula porta felis euismod semper. Etiam …

: Had a fun, short chat with @jean, @jsonbecker, and @check during Jean’s first “office …

: It’s weird how we classify books; children’s fiction, crime, history, etc. As if …

: I enjoy the individual style of people’s writing. I have zero interest in what is produced …

: It was time for an upgrade. And for scale:

: A new Rothfuss novella being announced for later this year is phenomenal news. :D

: Got my Gluon Green t-shirt on for day two of Micro Camp 😎

: Live in 87 minutes

: My gravestone will read: He tried to update his blog.

: I just needed to add a keyboard shortcut to a Drafts action and it was ridiculously easy. Such a …

: Day one of Micro Camp was brilliant — looking forward to day two!

: Enjoying the photography chat at @camp. Interesting discussion about how much we “take …

: So nice to be at Micro Camp without the stress of moving and other such big problems 😌

: Micro Camp time! Micro Camp site Chat via the Help Center YouTube stream @camp

: TIL a brilliant new word.

: Today is Jamaica Blue Mountain day. 😌

: Every now and then I’ll think about the third episode of The Last of Us and have to just stop …

: Getting so excited about Micro Camp that the thought appeared of making an early announcement …

: Since the accessibility-focused update to Discover has now been made, there is no better time for …

: Photos are a different story. A single photo with no text can convey a lot that others might …

: 🎵 Blood In The Cut - K.Flay

: 🎵 Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck - Grinspoon

: Got proper sleep for the first time in far too long. Currently cleaning and tidying three rooms …

: test (no posts on the Micro.blog timeline, via the Mac app, for the past 6.5 hours)

: Twenty years ago people were talking on the web about how we need to be better; to be kinder; to …

: Role-playing games truly are a cultural phenomenon. They’ve played a significant role in …

: My big “tech hobbyist” feature request right now is: Cotton Bureau but for outside of …

: 🎵 Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas

: TIL about Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

: If you wouldn’t take someone’s guide cane to show off how well you can twirl it about, …

: Registering a domain through your phone’s Settings app is the ultimate competitor to domain …

: It is the year 2023 and here I am having to print out some bills.

: Practising the art of ignoring the stupid shit people say. Feeling grateful that other people have …

: The solution to please a lot of people: Apple buys 1Password. “But what about non-Apple …

: testing auto-complete on the web, @vincent 👀

: Whenever I see people talk about Ticketmaster, it is never about how it is a good experience. Yet …

: Feeling qualified to teach a course on procrastination.

: The “AI” thing is not new; as a species, we have always spent our energy on improving …

: Quote tweets are happening but you can’t block anyone and muting doesn’t work. (emphasis mine) — …

: TIL how to hide extension icons in Safari.

: Given the ability to do so, I would make Private Eye freely available in all libraries, GPs, at bus …

: The number of pyramid schemes you see via adverts on YouTube is staggering. The web is awash with …

: Can self-reporting make Micro.blog seem less muddled? The following is mostly in response to John Philpin’s comment in a Micro.blog conversation, …

: Still catching up on ATP. I forgot how much I enjoy listening to @siracusa@mastodon.social talk …

: The level of denial I continue to see in people with regard to the pandemic is amazing. I’m …

: Having inflicted pointless distractions upon myself over the past few days, I turned the corner by …

: The archive download for my Twitter account failed (“Something went wrong”) and so I was …

: Super jealous of the folks going to the maique-cro meetup. Have fun everyone! ⭐️☀️🕶🎉

: lol @ Warner Bros. Max

: Person A: “Here is a link to a post about a topic.” Person B: “What about X issue …

: I’m starting to actively dislike Substack. I wanted to sign up to your newsletter, and support …

: “RESTACK” Fuck. Off.

: Want to read: Bullingdon Club Britain: The Ransacking of a Nation by Sam Bright 📚

: Catching up on ATP. You know, I’ve been on and off with that and The Talk Show but I think it …

: Listening to No Cars Go, by Maxence Cyrin 🎶

: test

: Glorious walk with Hogan today. Bumped into some of his best friends for an impromptu play-date …

: That is two and a half times as much as Covent Garden and English National Opera put together. …

: If you use an iPhone and care about these things for your music: A local library. Album playlists …

: Substack making their move into social networking. Yikes.

: In a couple of hours we’re taking Hogan on his first evening run of the year. And so our …

: ERB said it best: You pulled out of Paris Should of pulled out of Stormy Daniels

: Listening to Dreaming by Mr. Heiwa, via BLNDR. 🎶

: The more I think about, the more annoyed I am that the new music app from Apple is not as good as it …

: Apple Music Classical and Poor Standards I am no expert on Classical Music - but I don’t see it as ‘junk’ and as novice, I have …

: … the data is badly entered and there’s no way for listeners to edit it, even locally. You …

: After updating to 16.4 on the iPhone I was being presented with a heavily emphasised option to …

: A pun made in latin about latin concerning cats, in a reply is probably one of the ways I’d …

: Posting to @TIL without posting to TIL is a strange feeling.

: Years later and I’m still in love with Bear McCreary’s theme for Black Sails. 🎶

: I was just prompted to remember that Micro.blog doesn’t have a category editor for posts. Huh, …

: When you upload a picture, it will remain hidden until you add a description (this ensures that …

: Does Mac OS Venture finally let you remove that stupid default clock in the menu bar? Asking for a …

: Pixelmator Pro now includes device mockups… The value added in this version alone is …

: TIL the term “material weakness”. God we’re good at creating utter bullshit.

: It’s weird when, you’re working on something new, and no matter how many times you do …

: I just watched a trailer for a new video-based publication and one of the selling points they …

: There’s a Speedmaster in the local jewellers… First time I’ve ever seen one.

: I found about the updates to Bike thanks to an email Jesse publishes, which he offers as part of the …

: Typewriter mode is a brilliant addition to Jesse Grosjean’s Bike Outliner, whilst it’s …

: I think I fail the photoblogging challenge at about the ten-day mark each time; need to build the …

: Hans Zimmer’s score for Dune is wedged into my brain.

: Giving BBEdit a go for HTML and CSS. Also, per my previously mentioned spoiling by my darling wife I …

: I’m in a rambling mood… should probably make sure I set aside the time for free …

: Now that I’ve remembered the folks at reMarkable are European, or at least European-based, I …

: None of them have walked away yet, though this is still early days for this part of the experiment.

: After a whole day of exhausting cat work, a well earned rest.

: Glass now has in-app announcements and community features, including notification controls for when …

: This has quickly become one of my favourites, for a variety of common note-taking and specifically …

: Fixed something in the theme for TIL that had been bothering me for a long time. I would never think …

: After an unintentional ten-day break, I’m back on my daily bullshit. I’ve been enjoying …

: Jumped on the Micro.blog iOS beta train. I was going to wait, for @TIL, however it’s become …

: I have just, for the first time, seen the Orson Welles champagne outtakes. The look he gives the …

: I’m making this post for myself, since I will Bookmark it in Micro.blog, so that I have quick …

: I was spoiled rotten yet again by Claire for my birthday. These Trakke slings have different lengths …

: The solitude of the office is mitigated by my desk buddies.

: 🎵 Listening: Isolé - Les Gordon This song is one of my current favourites. Had his work in rotation …

: She was much more interested in claiming the new toy than going out, and given the weather I …

: I can’t believe we’re still exposing people to DNS records. This is one of those issues …

: The new pen for Hogan’s journal, now secure.

: Those full posts don’t have a limit. It’s the Micro.blog timeline that encourages the 280-character …

: 🎵 Touch the Sky (feat. Lupe Fiasco) - Kanye West From back when Ye just made great music, minus a …

: My favourite thing about the pre-digital era of music was how I would get a record and I got the …

: Currently reading: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik 📚 Eight pages in and wow… I missed her …

: Feels like “Feeds” should be a top-level item in the Micro.blog menu. When I know I want …

: Sometimes a 15-minute nap is equivalent to an espresso. ☕️

: Apple needs to stop dicking around with their utility services like autofill on Safari. It …

: Signing up for 90 free days of MUBI, thanks to Letterboxd. Before completing sign up I am required …

: Mac apps are so damn good. It’s been over a year and I feel like I’m still just getting …

: Listening to On and On, Pt. 2 (feat. Ty) by Hocus Pocus 🎶

: Solved a small and relatively simple puzzle in CSS. Getting back into the rhythm of this work and it …

: I think DVD is going to have the same revival as vinyl.

: I think I’m ready to put Linkin Park and Audioslave back into rotation. Didn’t realise …

: I love the fact that my Micro.blog timeline still worked for plain text even when there was an issue …

: Our long national nightmare is over 😮‍💨

: Red Dwarf is 35… what

: Since I’m apparently in Micro.blog feature request mode: Given how Epilogue can auto-install …

: Amit’s test blog per theme idea is great. Also, the same thing for theme creation and editing. …

: I’ve realised one of the reasons that I dislike the unlimited reply limit on Micro.blog: …

: Fastmail 🤝 omg.lol And so: til.omg.lol -> omg.today-i-learned.net

: On the BBC news website, under the Cornwall category there is an article about a train station …

: Just added a custom sub-domain to a blog on Micro.blog and it worked immediately. I wonder if CNAME …

: 🎵 Boom Bap - Todd Siesel

: Since ActivityPub is now opt-out on Micro.blog does this mean we should think of the protocol as an …

: oh… it’s thursday

: Making the Mastodon posts and pages for @TIL is becoming a project unto itself 😂

: My favourite apps are starting to release Ventura-only features. … damn it.

: Started the day with a Spanish omelette and a great cup of coffee. Good to go. ☕️

: Planning directions from a city centre to a major hospital. Two significant locations, both of which …

: Would an invite-only Mastodon server be better than Discord 🤔 Did somebody already set up an …

: Experts sharing their knowledge freely on the big social silos over years has now created a sense of …

: So the third episode of The Last of Us is… a thing. Oof.

: Feels good to have joined our very own Vincent’s membership on Buy Me A Coffee! 🎉 You can read …

: Quotebacks are better than timeline quote-posts because, above all else, they look great on a …

: Quote-posting… interesting. The “convenience at all costs” crowd is really …

: what the fuck… Audible doesn’t keep your place in a book? I can leave a paper bookmark …

: I miss buttons in UI.

: The two clothing revelations that have had an immediate positive effect on my daily life and already …

: Got a really good set of new clothes a couple of days ago. Not only perfect for the current weather …

: I do like “micronauts” a lot as a nickname for members of the Micro.blog community. …

: Dune is so good that I enjoy the bagpipes. I mean, it’s Zimmer so it was probably always going …

: Referring to Elon Musk as “Space Karen” only makes me think you’re no better than …

: TIL our GP has all but removed the capacity to order medication via the small paper forms. The …

: til.omg.lol 💖

: For a business run by two people based in London, the delivery costs for Cortex Merch are painful. …

: til @ lol 👀

: Turns out Goldeneye for Nintendo Switch Online was enough to persuade me into opting for the …

: To do: Set up my YouTube subscriptions in a reader. Test iCloud as a replacement for Gmail. …

: Now that Mastodon usernames on Micro.blog no longer show the hostname, let’s see… …

: Today I realised I need to stop tracking deliveries.

: … it’s important that Micro.blog stays true to its blogging roots and unique take on social …

: The alleviated weight from triaging important paperwork is quite something. Suddenly so many things …

: I only had one more book to add to a shelf for tonight and then Micro.blog… just fails. Darn.

: Mozilla are now forcing a button into the toolbar for Firefox. One of the main reasons I use this …

: I don’t think personal bloggers owe their audiences anything. It is almost irrelevant if you …

: Between the behaviour of Nadella and Musk re; layoffs, I know which company I’d consider for …

: Stationery is much more attractive than any slab of glass or metal. There are times when software is …

: The updated Micro.blog homepage is brilliant. Great job, @jean, @vincent, and @manton!

: Apple being the first tech company of the year to announce new hardware feels weird. It probably …

: I’ve increasingly made use of the word “publishing” whenever I talk about actions …

: Listening to Draw (Dorian Concept Remix), by Cid Rim. 🎵

: TIL the Statue of Liberty is not in New York.

: 1 coffee down

: Infrequent reminder that Manton Reece was angry about this 11 years ago, and then did something …

: Can you imagine the size of the file containing project names at Google?

: Re-watched Dune… Villeneuve is a force unto himself.

: The best way to travel around the web is to always remember one thing: Not everything is for you.

: I tapped a button on Overcast and have no idea what happened. Had a look on the website and Marco …

: 🎮 Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018) - ★★★★★ (posted via Lantern)

: One day the Micro.blog team will include a Mastodon Developer, for sure. 😂

: testing the new bookmarklet

: TIL about Whoop and now I know that I definitely lack any interest in getting a new Apple Watch. A …

: I like Letterboxd — it is a great example of how a modern social network should behave, from what …

: The great thing about the new UI for the Micro.blog Mac app is that I can now train myself out of …

: I enjoyed reading the first week of Jason Becker’s new project, “Letters”. …

: When people complain about “the long dark cold nights of winter” I’m over here …

: Last night, thanks to TaskPaper, I used the Mac’s Script Editor for the first time. Between …

: Tiffany White has organised a fundraiser, having been left in a bad situation thanks to… …

: Now that we live much closer to London and life here is definitively much better when compared to …

: I’ve been thinking about the Twitter account for TIL, especially in light of the work …

: Can anybody confirm that it is the year 2023 and Apple Calendar has no Mark All As Read for the …

: As well as the 2.7 release of the Mac app today, there are a couple of other very nice touches to …

: One of the things I am most looking forward to learning about Micro.blog themes is Hugo templating. …

: 🥃

: Time to spend the last hour of the year putting away festive decorations and preparing a glass of …

: Enjoyed Andy Nicolaides’ post Being An Introvert. I’m unsure if I would call myself an …

: Jamie Thingelstad’s post On Audience Capture is well worth a read. This is a good example as …

: We didn’t buy Flickr because we thought it was an amazing business opportunity—it was losing …

: Mastodon posts above 300 characters make my timeline worse. I hope there will be ways to limit such …

: Judging by the number of people using omg.lol in this conversation alone I’ve gone from maybe …

: Cruyff, Maradona, and now Pele… the touchpoints of modern football are gone.

: Maybe I’m hopelessly naive, or too generous towards developers but the Release notes section …

: Anyways, dozens, and all with their unique handwriting. And today, for whatever reason, that was all …

: The packaging for the Midori is made to a higher standard than practically all of the physical …

: There is an episode in the final series of His Dark Materials, in which a traumatic separation …

: TIL Norah Jones’ father is Ravi Shankar.

: I need to not get into lego, ok Micro.blog. I’m already in the rabbit hole of pen and paper …

: You don’t need to “bring back blogging”. You don’t need to harp on about …

: It is Christmas my dudes

: Hogan took his first trip with us on a bus today. It was a short journey but everything went well, …

: I heard my second LP song this year. I have yet to hear more but I’m confident that I’ll …

: Tenth day of consecutive journalling complete. The positive consequences are potentially endless. 💪 …

: Just used my dictionary for the first time in nearly two years. Feels good to be back in that space, …

: Indiekit is firmly of the opinion that everyone should be able to enjoy the full benefits of …

: the coffee got here 😭

: It’s interesting to see how angry some people get when others say “I don’t want a …

: Journalling has immediately become a relief valve. I need to try longer form writing and maybe even …

: Anything before January of 2020 feels like it’s literally from another world.

: For the past four days I have marked the beginning and end of my day by writing in my journal. This …

: Work for @TIL 2.0 continues and I am looking forward to talking about it closer to the release date. …

: It’s good to see Matter announce their pricing plans. A subscription makes sense. I’ve …

: Grant Wahl died? Fuck…

: Time to get the house sorted for festive decorations and the like…

: A Micro.blog festive get-together… 🤔 Like Micro Camp but just the free-form chatty bits. …

: Internet Drama 🥱

: I’m watching and listening to Terry Grier and Page Weber talk. Their conversation has me …

: I’ve stopped using Maps apps. I started by gradually relying on them less and now I no longer …

: I’ve come to realise the reason I have been ambivalent about the potential of a …

: Just discovered Nero’s Notes and now I’m really in trouble. Further down the rabbit hole …

: I see Getty have ruined Unsplash. The no free lunch idea holds firm.

: Failed to start my journalling this morning. Going to spend time with the journal this …

: The word relief looks odd. I never think I’ve spelled it correctly.

: Nice one, Tim 😂

: I love the website for Sandwich.

: Festive coffee and tea order made :)

: Lost On You, by LP, might be my favourite song of the past year…

: I’ve just started using the new Pinned Profiles feature in @gluon and it is another great …

: … or rebelled against the increasingly unattainable aesthetic standards and unsustainable …

: I now have my Instagram feed in my web reader, thanks to Instagram Atom, by Ryan Barrett. Much …

: Filled in the first page of my Theme System journal just now, preparing to start tomorrow morning. …

: This well observed comment from Anna Havron is why I made @TIL. I’m attempting to be much more …

: Who Said It: Kanye or Hitler? Garfunkel And Oates accidentally saw it in 2009.

: … there’s a lot more recourse if there is a specific lie in mainstream media than there …

: This year we’re adding a movie to the holiday season rotation: School of Rock. Unsure if it …

: I just took my AirPods, connected to my Mac, out and rather than keep the song paused — via Apple …

: lol Apple’s nagging notification about updating my iPhone’s software caused the device …

: TIL that Basecamp made their editor available as open source.

: Let’s see if I understand: The ActivityPub feature enables a version of your Micro.blog …

: With each day I feel an increasing attraction towards people who respect the importance of context. …

: ActivityPub support for Flickr would be an interesting idea, however the last I checked their native …

: Just fucking do it. — Terry Grier with some honesty This is how I’ve been feeling more and …

: One of my favourite things about Micro.blog is the blog part. I know lots of people have become …

: The “it’s too complicated” complaints about Mastodon are the same as the …

: We spent four hours outside today. First Hogan’s free-run, followed by the festive market. It …

: Pared down the apps on my phone… creating an environment that is much less reliant on the …

: Listening to MMHHMM, by LiamLRY 🎵

: Listening to Boom Bap, by Todd Siesel 🎵

: Per my last post, what a fantastic reminder that @kocienda is on Micro.blog.

: Does that mean that any future famous business-owning government official will have a row of badges? …

: The Pick-Me-Apps bundle from the folks at Unclutter is pretty damned good.

: Listening to Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man (Lo-Fi), by Lunar Beats 🎵

: More Robin Sloan: settling on definitions for “influencer” and “creator”. // …

: Robin Sloan’s The lost thread is magical. Brilliant, up and down.

: Woke up to the wonderful sight of @heyloura’s one-off amongst the falling emoji 😂

: Frankly, Apple should have the balls to say okay, we’re moving to two-year macOS major version …

: Less-panicked living In the past year we moved for work (my wife got opportunities that were not available in our …

: YouTube and iMessage are the social networks very few Commenters seem to consider to be social …

: I used “Writer” as the job title for a LinkedIn alert and it threw up an error saying …

: Didn’t realise that Glass for Android is now a thing. So it’s now available on; the web; …

: Now actively doing the Glass thing. Figuring out where and when I want to publish photos has been in …

: Listening to Kanagawa Waves 1831, by The Geek x VRV, Fakear & Balkan Bump 🎵

: “I was able to be a Mum,” she added. “And my kids could be kids, not just …

: Zara McDermott has a rule book for her social media publishing I’ve been thinking about doing …

: Two things: A hello page is such a good idea. I miss seeing Colin’s posts. Hope all is well.

: The fewer requirements we have, the less of a burden these requirements become. The more often we …

: The scope of digital life is often underplayed or entirely misunderstood by a lot of people, whether …

: Another day, another meal cooked for the first time in my life. 💪

: Listening to Budapest by George Ezra 🎵

: Listening to Oil and Water by Incubus 🎵

: Listening to Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs 🎵

: The Qatar World Cup is not a festival of sport. It is the endorsement of what Human Rights Watch has …

: Since 2010, thousands of migrant workers have died suddenly and unexpectedly in Qatar, despite …

: I was not involved in the wider web, the world of blogs, or the tech hobbyist communities of the …

: Perhaps Procter & Gamble doesn’t care of their making us into a nation of fat slobs, but there’s …

: TIL that Mastodon posts bypass the Micro.blog timeline character limit.

: I love this story about Jerome Gence.

: Our sweet precious angel is at the salon for the first time and he immediately got excited, behaving …

: I’ve made more meals in the past 2 months than the entirety of my life before then. Also, …

: Small networks, large web. … mainstream levels of ease of use … — Jason Becker, on his blog When I read the words …

: You think you’ve seen gross poop, and then a dog joins your family.

: Do we let creators/influencers/web projects end? An important question being asked by Jason Becker. …

: People: “Twitter is great because I get to follow the news in real time” Me, thinking …

: How is it half-way through November already…

: The greatest trick YouTube ever pulled was convincing the world it wasn’t a social network.

: I think it’s time for the pro-web people (yep that includes those of us who like Micro.blog) …

: The return of inessential is my highlight of the week.

: They should change it to “God Save the Adulterer”

: Is it me or is iOS 16.1 still buggy with parts of the system, such as keeping your place in Messages …

: Finding something other than a stream on literally two websites is unreasonably difficult. I …

: The “Engage” page for the Bylines Network is a good example of an information hub; …

: While it may be more fun and exciting to develop new features than fix bugs, and may even bring in …

: I remembered why I like the concepts used on Mastodon, specifically the idea of a “local …

: Stephen Fry leaves Twitter was not on my bingo card for 2022.

: The conversation about increasing the character limit for the Micro.blog timeline is interesting. …

: Now that I’ve failed another challenge, I can go back to rambling about tech purchases that I …

: “Just pick a server” is not the life-changing advice some people seem to think of it as …

: The fun part about spikes in activity on Micro.blog is all of the new feature requests that people …

: I just learned that Riley Hawk — son of Tony — is 29 and my immediate reaction was “oh fuck …

: I almost posted the dictionary definition of the word exempt. That is how much of a non-web day …

: The admiration I have for people who do hard work for free will never lessen.

: Between the increased volume of emails and now Substack’s new Chat feature, it’s fair to …

: Today I took Claire’s driver’s licence with me to deposit a cheque. Fortunately I …

: Currently listening to the soundtrack for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 and suddenly I’m a …

: When a tagmoji appears in the Micro.blog timeline it would be cool if it automagically became a link …

: Over the summer we watched two films close together, both of which were phenomenal; …

: There are times when showing people alternative platforms like Micro.blog and Glass, that it feels …

: I’ve yet to figure out how to get myself into the healthier sleeping routine that I already …

: It’s Micro Monday! My pick for this week is our beloved community manager, @jean, who amongst …

: A piece of wisdom I have come across in different forms, which holds greater truth the older I get: …

: I have had difficulty working on @TIL. The majority of that stems from my life, and that of my …

: We now have Homepods in the house. The primary reason is to help the animals with the impending …

: Ever since Claire started her new job last month we have been able to regain the rhythm that comes …

: To the Twitter evacuees: Welcome to a timeline in which our most shallow, instant, and entirely …

: TIL that if you click on a GIF in the Micro.blog Mac app, to open it in a separate window as you …

: I’m “Wondering just how viable an amateur radio set-up would be at the moment 🤔” …

: Listening to To My Soul, by Jerry Folk 🎵

: Trying out the free version of Bike, with an eye on replacing Workflowy. I’ve found that …

: huh… I posted using Sunlit and two things happened: the text had to be above the photo but in …

: Double dog day is best day. Hogan is on the right, with his new friend Arlo on the left.

: Watching Steve Jobs describe the screen of the original iPhone as “really big” and …

: lol @ Eddie Howe talking about “the right way” of anything. What an absolute moron.

: One of the reasons I dislike when people say, with great alarm, “I miss the old days of …

: The current emergency in Shetland is exactly why I’ve come to draw a cynical eye towards not …

: I wonder if Gruber will ask Federighi about the absolute shit-show that is Apple’s current …

: Listening to some cryptex like it’s 2016. 🎵

: Most excellent news: the return of Annie Mueller to Micro.blog 🎉

: I’ve seen people on the web get offended when others are merely asking for help. It’s …

: I must be old. I’m confused by the fact that I when I search for the soundtrack to a video …

: Planning out my new analogue-based system for different kinds of notes in full and it feels good. A …

: My thought: “wow I love the variety of blogging here on Micro.blog” My action: yet more …

: I, being of a mature and reasonable disposition have decided to take one of two contrasting paths …

: Woke up at 6 and stayed awake, despite sleeping far too late. Made some progress with the day so …

: flu jab ✓

: Missed the photo challenge. Birthdays and Hogan-centred visits have a way of making the social web …

: Relying on online grocery shopping deliveries is one hell of a motivator for; organising the food …

: The recent updates to ActivityPub on Micro.blog are further proof of the strength of the non-silo …

: I’m going to try to replace the batteries of my watches. This feels like a slippery …

: TIL the post preview feature on the Micro.blog Mac app is live. That’s a nice touch.

: Craig Mod’s page for his SPECIAL PROJECTS program is very good.

: In today’s You Know You Need Coffee When: -> use cmd-tab -> type the word …

: Listening: D.A.N.C.E., by Justice 🎵

: Listening: New Lands, by Justice 🎵

: The remarks from senior coroner Andrew Walker re, the death of Molly Russell are both heartbreaking …

: Listening: This Is Why, by Paramore 🎵

: Listening: Misty, by Floppy Circus 🎵

: I should go for a job in government. Clearly they’ll let anybody in.

: Thanks Bosch washing machine. — Cole Henley

: Listening: Deep Inside, by Safakash via Bad Faith Records 🎵

: Every single time I dismiss the lock screen, my iPhone shows the “AirPods connected” …

: Making the Mentions timeline more capable in the apps means that Micro.blog conversations become …

: Yesterday’s updates to Micro.blog are bloody great.

: As the initial heat from iPhone season dies down, I’ve returned to my previous plan and feel …

: I drank my coffee whilst making coffee. This is the only way it works, eh, @JohnPhilpin.

: I give a thumbs-down to any “lifetime” subscription that costs less than 10× the annual plan, and …

: Another incomplete feature from Apple: AirPods connectivity. Allow me to connect the devices per …

: exercise -> shower = good to go

: I don’t feel comfortable with some of the conveniences of the smartphone. Sure, as a back-up …

: test (micro.blog seems to having issues with posts and the timeline)

: … the authors speculate that the therapy led to a “rebooting of the immune system”. — Ian …

: The Neistats are back in New York… the world is gradually recovering some of its former …

: re, Needless ratings Do you know what happens when we buy something from our local shops? we finish …

: As a result of the move from last year, we are no longer using a TV anywhere in the house and I no …

: When it comes to technology, my knowledge largely comes from my lack of fear over trying new things …

: Well I’m never going to Center Parcs. Utter madness.

: I’ve just read How to Write a Blog Post for the first time. Wow.

: A great developer can come from anywhere is one of my favourite pieces of writing. Whenever I …

: Lock-screen widgets from third-party developers — the main reason I updated so quickly — are not …

: I think I’m ready — once the money is available — to get a traditional phone and keep my …

: If you pay for Apple Music Family for, say, 10 years. That is £1,800. Now say the price of the …

: New Apple workout idea: Home-making. I can work at a fair clip when I’m getting a bunch of …

: Doppler for Mac 2.1 is a damned good update.

: It’s amazing to me how easily people misunderstood the scale of Apple’s operations. The …

: The new AirPods Pro have better battery? That’s enough for me.

: This is a complicated subject, and so I understand why it doesn’t get spoken about in public …

: Vincent has an interesting posts on keeping things simple, with some good advice for people like …

: Watching Cartoon Network get thrown into the memory hole is yet another sign that the plans we have …

: I wish I could more easily share conversations on Micro.blog. Even this manual process of …

: Changes to Apple’s podcasting hosting requirements means there’s a chance of more work …

: I’ve just opened the Micro.blog Help Centre to find that I’ve been logged out of my …

: Later this year Save Tonight will be 25 years-old. 🎵

: Federico Viticci’s damning conclusion with regard to the state of Stage Manager is the latest …

: Gruber’s latest post regarding the new version of the Mac’s System Settings and SwiftUI …

: Sometimes I’ll thread my posts as replies, whilst other times I’ll make a separate short …

: Per my cloud-fist-shaking regarding the disatisfying experience of music via streaming and social …

: Currently listening: To My Soul by Jerry Folk 🎵

: DOG PARK WAS FULL OF LITTLE ANGELS ALL JUST COPING WITH THE HEAT ✨blessed morning walk✨

: I find the tools and gadgets of the web interesting, however I can only get excited if they serve a …

: Slept through the high temperature of the day. Eh… a little extreme; I think half as much …

: The Play app, by Marcos Tanaka, now includes support for Vimeo and for YouTube playlists. A very …

: I’ve become wary of people who justify every single feature request for software with the …

: This is a tired good boy, who passed his qualification as an assistance companion today and is now a …

: We’re in a boat, rowing together, & we cross the finish line together or not at all. — Kent …

: People are not machines. Writers and artists aren’t machines. Neil Gaiman’s Entitlement …

: 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 …

: I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. — Douglas Adams

: A drink for @vincent who is currently handling a lot of feedback for the new Micro.blog profile …

: I searched for “Stationery near me” on Apple Maps and one of the results was for a …

: A new tab for Micro.blog profiles: Recommended Posts from the timeline that you flag for sharing …

: Profile changelog: added “Writer, coffee-drinker, and herder of small beasts.”

: My blog’s changelog: simonwoods.online —> swoods.net

: One of the fun things about working on 2.0 for TIL is finding website tech that might just work well …

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

: 1 day no soda

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

: Weezer’s Keep Fishin’ is probably still the best music video I have ever seen 🎵

: Semi-Charmed Life, by Third Eye Blind is 25 years-old 🎵

: I miss @smokey a lot. With that in mind, I’m going to return to posting @monday …

: Unpaid, but productive. — Anna Havron, absolutely fucking nailing it. For those people who are …

: You Don’t Want a Gas Stovetop

: Blessed normal summer heat has returned 😭

: Wildfires in England… THIS IS FINE

: TIL Hugo Conf is a thing.

: One of my favourite parts of Micro.blog are the photos. Sunlit is on my home screen, alongside Glass …

: send help I’m turning into a snob for Mac apps

: Very happy to see Ludovico Einaudi at NPR’s tiny desk 🎵

: I love the choral moments from The Lord of the Rings soundtracks… — Holly Honeychurch, …

: When I find myself in better moments, rediscovering the good routines that not only make me happy …

:

: Hi 👋 If you’re looking at the reply box to an announcement from a software developer, and they …

: Crabulo.us is the best new social network I’ve seen. 10/10 would recommend

: huh… can’t publish image-only posts from the Mac app. I thought this was an older issue …

: big boy grillin on the roof

: It is past time to stop talking to random people on the internet about serious issues. Especially if …

: Seeing more instances of people asking a question on Micro.blog, including a cross-post to Twitter, …

: A Micro.blog messaging app; mentions only; layered thread design; reply-all; auto-fill usernames; …

: testing for new publishing status on the web

: If we truly care about serious issues I’m afraid we’ll have to do more than just post on …

: They really shouldn’t call it a mute switch whilst also bragging about how advanced the haptic …

: Look @manton I found a way for you to use SwiftUI 😂

: That I am taken by surprise when playing my music locally at the instantaneous nature of the …

: The rain is here. The temperature has dropped. Cool air is passing through the house and it feels …

: heatwave + clean bathroom + cold shower + coffee = pure joy

: I am working on TIL 2.0, like I’ve mentioned a few times now, but I am also working on 1.9.8. …

: You Know You’ve Been On The Internet For A While When: you instinctively use Select All + Copy …

: I took the right week for a break from publishing TIL 🥵

: I use iA Writer for writing @TIL. It is the core of text creation for the entire project. So… …

: Seeing people engage in the same miserable, moaning, repetitive dialogue about other social …

: This is the next set-up I’m looking at (in the future because lol money): MacBook Pro 14" …

: Haptic feedback for the iPhone keyboard 🤔

: One of things I’m working on for @TIL 2.0 is making the site easier to use. Better access via …

: I’d love to work for Royal Mail; apparently you can just do a poor job and get paid for it …

: I’ve reset my Apple Watch and put it away. I’ll go back to it if they ever improve the battery life …

: I see Wirecutter has solidified its fall from grace.

: Ben Thompson insits “The online world of social media is great because now when you meet up …

: I’m grateful for the Micro.blog timelines being open and available. Account-based barriers for …

: It’s a shame the live edition of The Talk Show won’t be streamed. That would have been …

: I like that Bandcamp is the best supported music platform in the Micro.blog plug-ins directory.

: Me: I’m going to stop using Apple’s apps because boo Apple: Announces actual meaningful …

: Since there’s a new pin for WWDC, I’ll take this opportunity to share the Pins guide I …

: The new issue of ICYMI is ready to go. Will be released in approximately 6 minutes.

: I think it says a lot that writers and bloggers are finding a home in podcasts and on platforms like …

: testing Draft prompt on closing compose window

: Fixed a handful of bugs this morning, little things that no one notices and bigger things like push …

: Safari is probably the most frustrating app I use; some websites and web tech inexplicably breaks …

: I don’t like this thing and will now quit it, and then later fail to stop myself from going …

: For people with the spare energy and time: youtube-dl. For people with the spare money and time: …

: How the hell is it June already

: Is post scheduling on Micro.blog broken for anybody else? The editor just submits from the Schedule …

: This week’s issue of ICYMI is ready to go and will be sent in approximately 91 minutes. 📨

: Have some stirring Einaudi to start your day :)

: The reason I’m going to continue to use DuckDuckGo is the same reason I use Apple products — …

: I was going to post something in a vague and sarcastic manner, then I decided against that idea. …

: How Micro.blog threads could work: Publish original post, either long or micro. Make edits to post. …

: I think of quoting in blogging as a social feature, in a good way. As such today’s Tip on TIL …

: When I’m using the Micro.blog scheduler for @TIL, I feel like I’m having a good day.

: I don’t understand it, or why you would do it. Maybe one day I will do it, but I don’t …

: Nice work, Dunfermline 😂

: Truro is calming 😌

: “New post on launch” is a phenomenal feature in @gluon. Mix with “Focus …

: But why go through the effort of blogging at all? If you like to engage with the world of ideas, …

: Happy to see more major news organisations push against the influence of Twitter. We need clearer …

: We met a border collie puppy today during Hogan’s walk 🥹

: 8 gigs of RAM was a mistake…

: lol @ losing Westminster

: To all of those who have fought against the pandemic: thank you. You have performed miracles and …

: Earlier tonight was the third session of a new D&D campaign. Oof I forgot how rough level 1 can …

: Google got YouTube for an absolute steal.

: What would happen if we didn’t tweet? — Leon Paternoster, Just step sideways round this grubby world

: Making private promises. Remove the performance and all you have left is truth. Tiring but …

: Looking to improve your fitness? Get a golden lab. 🤯

: Metal detectors in the subway? I mean, sure, that makes sense.

: The administration of running a home is like putting infinite scroll into a task manager.

: Feature-less Progress I’m happy that Micro.blog doesn’t embed certain types of media in the timeline. …

: To this day, Four Candles still has me in hysterics.

: With the continuing decline of the BBC and the forthcoming decline of Channel 4, my interest in TV …

: I always enjoy spotting new things on the Micro.blog web app.

: … I’m a private person … I think if you do something and it turns out pretty …

: I believe that our interactions online should be worth something, should be more meaningful than …

: 11 days with Hogan. He is… well, we will forever know the time before Hogan and the time …

: Rare item. +1 Productivity.

: I wish there was a separated “design mode” for Micro.blog. Switching between blogs …

: The Micro.blog community remains both the best and worst thing for your wallet 😂

: Fretting about “the world” or “people” won’t help you to solve any …

: Super glad to be personally invested in a social network that doesn’t have a billionaire …

: The newest member of our family: Hogan.

: I subscribed to Kermode & Mayo’s Take quicker than any other podcast.

: One of my favourite things about the Micro.blog community is the proactive energy throughout. …

: ha ha i get it its april fools good one

: I like the differences between the official Micro.blog apps. A browser is not a Mac is not an iPhone …

: Ode to Odd – 20syl 🎶

: “The government wants to snoop on you!” … a person says, whilst giving a …

: One of my favourite things on the internet is when somebody makes the comment “That’s …

: Issue 11 of ICYMI is scheduled for release. If you subscribe now you’ll get all of last …

: Where Did You Sleep Last Night – Leadbelly 🎶

: There’s one more post set to be published this evening, and that’s the end of the week …

: Some days are the best days.

: Flickr are putting more features behind the Pro membership and further limiting free accounts. I am …

: NFTs and Instagram are the perfect pairing.

: Continental Europe successful synchronisation with Ukraine and Moldova power systems Excellent news. …

: Finally, an emoji I understand: 🫤

: Micro.boot

: There’s a major update to Nova, mostly because the folks at Panic clearly knew that @vincent …

: oh no my nft 🥲

: The Themes and Plugins Panel from yesterday is great. Loved seeing a well-deserved mention for …

: The quality of Micro Camp: my podcast-listening habit of simultaneous work is utterly defeated. If I …

: I’ve been ill for the past couple of weeks, and it sucks. It’s fair to say this move was …

: One of the reasons web feed tech is so good: reliability. My site currently doesn’t work in …

: Enjoy Micro Camp everybody! 🎉 I can’t make it this time but I hope to be available for the …

: The last item of a batch of adaptations has just been installed. A big step completed in making the …

: It’s nice to see that Apple is interested in making good computers again.

: “Putin the disruptor” The BBC with a lesson in how to be spineless.

: Apple are going to announce the Classical subscription at this event aren’t they.

: Glass for iPad looks pretty damn good The list of strong reasons for replacing the device I sold (to …

: Made the mistake of watching a few minutes of this video on the new iMac in 4K 60FPS HDR… and …

: Chatbots as replacements for human customer service agents should be made illegal.

: Just used the Doppler Transfer app for the first time. Almost 800 songs and no problems, over Wi-Fi. …

: It is the year 2022 and Siri still thinks fifty is fifteen. Turning over my egg-timer 13 times would …

: I mean, you could just talk. – Ian Hislop absolutely nailing the pointless nature of Twitter …

: Reminder: It is not our job to arbitrate the status of our species. You do nothing but waste your …

: Middle Earth | Rivendell - Music & Ambience More time travel. Only now I have something to …

: Doug Theme Live - Fred Newman and Dan Sawyer Time travel is real.

: As well as The West Wing becoming an elusive animal of the wilds, the final season of Brooklyn …

: The irony of not being able to buy the box set of The West Wing digitally, or currently stream it in …

: Just saw a clip of the Kanye doc. I’m going to watch this thing as soon as I can. Seeing him …

: What is Avatar? – David Chen saves you a web search.

: To-do: regular blogging update site microcasting Micro.blog community groups

: I’ve stopped trying to customise the icons on my iPhone Home Screen. It’s too awkward …

: Forced labour eh, James Dyson.

: When I see comments from people who haven’t realised that a photo they’re looking at is …

: I never realised Write.as was doing so much… look at all that. It’s so good to see …

: The other life-long hobby that has recently come to a halt: football. From playing when I was …

: I’ve played video games for… 3 decades? At least? Most of my life. That has gradually …

: One of my favourite Micro.bloggers returned and I totally missed it: See London through the eyes of …

: Mac App Store not showing updates when one my most used apps does in fact have an update. Thanks …

: I’m not commenting on performance improvements to Micro.blog. I feel we’re at the point …

: Warmest day of the year so far here. A nice reprieve from the frost.

: Let’s see how quickly this appears in the timeline…

: Update for @TIL: full return next week. Also: Would it be good if there was a Facebook page for TIL, …

: Oh, NFTs from the British Museum. Just as Dr. Sloane envisioned, I’m sure.

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: Waiting for iCloud to sync 2 very basic jpeg scans and wondering about the people at Apple who have …

: Homescreen: February, 2022 (Thought Detox; Doppler; Camera; Messages)

: I’m going to Micro Camp 2022 📅

: We’re Thinking About Facebook Wrong Hank Green with 20 minutes that are worth your time.

: Thinking about the crappy replies to Josh Wardle’s news. This doesn’t help the web at …

: I feel like there was something I wanted to communicate about the seemingly illusory nature of human …

: The moment Kurt Cobain exhales during “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”

: Is Micro.blog struggling to publish at the minute or is that just me? The post was from Sunlit, …

:

: Mac OS 12.2: Music app is still junk.

: New Kid on the Blog – Ulysses in 2021 Great to see Micro.blog included in the yearly review …

: Four months since my first Mac, and a month since the new Mac: on my phone I’ve started typing …

: 0.91 + plug-ins: the new hotness 0.54 + custom theme: it just works

: Ah I see Twitter Blue just lost yet another mark against Micro.blog. The blissful lack of adverts …

: Time to give iCloud passwords a proper test-run. Huh… export is not available for me in the …

: Trying to use Apple Reminders in the same way I would Due and… yikes. With the likes of Due …

: We’ve barely been living here, on the edge of the country, and already I find myself more and …

: The inability to remove Apple Music from the Music app is bad enough. That you can’t do it …

: Published another batch of updates for TIL earlier on, including a new post type and filter. The …

: Micro.blog, expectations, and communication Clearly need to communicate this better. – Manton Reece Some rambling thoughts: The homepage …

: Last week I brought @TIL back after the holiday break, which means in 20 minutes the weekly catch-up …

: The bloke’s an arsehole 😂

: I spotted a Ghost blog without any labels on it. Unsure if I should list that as a skill or problem.

: The Pinebook Pro looks interesting…

: I miss my iPad… it was still too limited for what I need in a primary machine but as a …

: To the people defending the thievery of Wordle by saying “but Lingo the TV show”: Apps …

: As soon as Micro.blog has account-switching on the web, I’ll be back on Safari. Firefox …

: Searched for “wordle” on the App Store. Have no idea which one is real and which ones …

: Been catching up on Seth Godin’s podcast. Good stuff.

: Today I Learned returned yesterday, and now I have released a new update that includes the new …

: The Prices of the Free Web Google search isn’t as good as it used to be—I suspect foul play through SEO – Rene van Belzen …

: I’m relieved to see that Doppler made it onto the Mac. I’m going to get it as soon as I …

: I’m going to work on my blog and make it look better. However, I’m also going to …

: Why do I blog? Why do I share? What is the point? https://colinwalker.blog I read this and all I can …

: I made this terrible post yesterday, in which I expressed myself with toxic words and an awful …

: Looks like you can’t upload HEIC to Flickr in Firefox for Mac 😬

: My biggest fear for Micro.blog is that it will turn into Facebook for bloggers. Authenticity is …

: Films are great because they’re enclosed stories. They end. They try to say something. They …

: If all you do is talk about apps and services, you’re not really blogging. I couldn’t …

: That thing wherein you’re struggling for sleep, feeling unhealthy, have miserable …

: I’m thinking more about blogging and small businesses. I know a lot of people – …

: The universe is both expanding and has no edge.

: There are times when I think “you know that iPhone video camera is for sure a good enough …

: System prefs -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Keyboard -> Tick “Use keyboard navigation …

: Looking forward to the final season of His Dark Materials.

: A large advert for an Apple Watch Series 7; in the middle of the News app; from a health insurance …

: The About page for Glass is pretty good. It’s clear, lightweight, and covers the broader …

: “Care” will be the word of our current age.

: This might be the year that I binge-watch Golden Girls.

: Twitter should have stayed at 140 characters.

: End of the year is a dangerous time for the Micro.blog community. Of course you need that new gear …

: The feedback system for Glass is the best I’ve seen for representing feature requests; simple, …

: Some @TIL news to start the new year: Today I Learned will return on Monday the 10th of January. As …

: 😉

: First episode of Bobba 👍

: 13 hours of sleep 😵‍💫

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: Wait… Micro Camp was this year?

: Apparently the me of 3 years ago had a lot to say in the space of 1 month… Given the recent …

: I’ve noticed people making feature requests on the timeline lately. With that in mind, I now …

: Got a new category for my blog. Now waiting for it to show up; as good a time as any to give the …

: It’s that time of year when I think about this post from tones.

: It was great to get to know Ridwan on Micro Monday. Something that leapt out to me was how he and …

: Starting to have second thoughts about the Glass “Appreciation” feature. Maybe this is …

: Happy holidays! ❤️

: Callay

: Callooh

: Me and Likes

: Excited for Monday 👀 Christmas here is… different. Things are so different now, in such a …

: Feature request for @monday: Post quotes from the interviews. Give some quick micro-insight into the …

: This reply is what happens when I’m tired and hungry. Don’t get me wrong, I think there …

: How can I invite someone into a community that doesn’t recognize the power and violence of language, …

: Time for a break. It’s been… a year. Happy holidays everyone. Please be nice to each …

: Glass now has likes. Oh well. It was nice whilst it lasted.

: The feeling of reading and writing with paper and knowing that some idiot from a tech company …

: Big fan of the About section of Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ website.

: I wonder if I stopped blogging about TIL it would change anything. I mean, the new newsletter …

: Micro.blog Awake Way Too Fucking Late Anonymous club

: I’m going to write fiction again.

: I am back on the train of thought regarding “feature phones”. I find the idea of …

: I like people who put in the hard work of focus. It is oh so easy to throw a thousand things a day …

: Today my account logs are full of notification errors.

: Maybe there should be a ranting podcast for the Micro.blog community… we all get a chance to …

: The new Micro.blog feature is now public on @TIL: ICYMI is back! Enjoyed putting this together in a …

: Early morning Incubus, coffee, and lots of clickety clacking 😌

: Scheduled posts for @TIL for the first time 😎

: The new email subscription feature for Micro.blog is very good.

: I’ll make email subscriptions available for @TIL as soon as I can. That’ll be the …

: The new Micro.blog feature looks awesome.

: Chocolate-chip cookies are the favored kind of cookie. Raisin cookies are for people who secretly …

: I look forward to the day that Micro.blog plug-ins and themes are less of a black box of mystery. …

: get flu jab ✔️

: I am so happy that I was 17 years-old when Audioslave was released.

: The sound of Patrick Rothfuss typing away on his Model M keyboard soothes me, like a reset for …

: get COVID booster ✔️

: Anybody else having issues with undo in the Micro.blog editor? (on a Mac -> browser)

: Imagine a Micro.blog flavour of Webmentions, that was rock-solid and worked especially well with …

: Listening to ATP and Marco is harping on this point again, which is also shared with other tech …

: Have something more than a vague opinion. Speaking in general terms and avoiding specifics means …

: 🔄 swoods.net

: Do not build new companies because you will not be able to sell them – Meta’s lawyers, …

: Now it feels like we’ve moved in. … although not everybody is as impressed.

: People need to stop pretending like they’re suprised that a nuanced idea they attempted to …

: Concatenation is a fun word.

: Seeing the panic about the PS5 as a 36-year-old who still remembers playing the first PlayStation …

: Every now and then I’ll come across a blog post by DHH, and more often than not he sounds like …

: Fully working on posts and updates for @TIL again. Publishing will resume on Monday.

: PCR results for my wife and I: negative Either we had it and are now in recovery or this is in fact …

: migration to Basecamp ✔️ back-up MindNode ✔️ Now set to go with Workflowy so that I can do my …

: Took and sent off our PCR tests earlier today. If it’s not COVID, it’s been a fucking …

: HI FAM, THIS IS OUR NEW CALENDAR APP FOR SUPER PROS AND TEAMS. ARE YOU ON GOOGLE AND APPLE OK COOL. …

: Seeing the latest mess concerning TV rights, via Star Trek, has reminded me of why it is that I …

: One of the reasons I didn’t get onboard the Micro.blog hype train for Literal is that I …

: Thank god for antibiotics.

: Marco Polo looks like TikTok for real life. 🤔

: Words are easy because they’re free.

: TIL 1.9.1: Retiring features After last week’s bundle of new additions, I realised over the following days that there was …

: Claire’s powered wheelchair repair ✔️ Book COVID booster for Saturday ✔️ Book flu vaccine for …

: Bourne > Bond

: Now that the Buy me a coffee page for TIL has been saved I can deactivate it (BMAC don’t …

: Skyrim is 10 years-old.

: I miss my AirPods

: Change is such a polarising process. Some things are new and shiny and exciting, and then other …

: Basecamp is such a nice app. I can’t believe I can use this for free. … I also regret …

: Having declared no more features for any updates to @TIL between now and 2.0, my mind is of course …

: Just posted a short update on the last post for the @TIL Buy me a coffee page. It’ll be closed …

: Apple subscription for small business tools, huh. Hey @jack it looks like everybody is about to …

: ICYMI: I started this week with TIL 1.9, a major release 👀

: Making new things is so. much. fun.

: TIL 1.9: Design, Insight, and the Future With the release of the newest set of updates to @TIL, I am happy to say that the unofficial …

: There were no posts from @TIL on Friday. Been finishing up the updates I mentioned previously in the …

: First time in the coffee shop in a few weeks. Let’s see what I can do in the next 80 minutes.

: Why does BBEdit start with a dark background as a default… and can you change it? …

: 🎵 Calling Crows (Instrumental) - AllttA MKBHD should be a music label.

: Between the new publishing progress indicator and the (practically) live CSS refresh, Micro.blog on …

: FastMail > ProtonMail And I’m just comparing their web apps.

: Who else is ready to ship this pandemic right into the fucking sun?

: Both the first Harry Potter film and Monsters, Inc. are 20 years old. 😬

: So that’s the regular posts for @TIL done for the day. Second day back, I think I’m back …

: Want to read: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing 📚 (posted with Epilogue)

: One of the things I’m going to work on is the viability of backporting apps for Micro.blog. I …

: Good morning. Winter is on the way 👀

: Our dishwasher is now working again 😭

: Yes, @TIL is back. Yes, to full activity. Yes, there is more to come tonight. 👀

: Cleanup. Then, done. – Patrick Rhone, When Things Are Done I’d like this on a t-shirt, …

: Make fewer complaints. Create more solutions.

: Looks like Fastmail is having problems again.

: I will be so much happier if I can ever use my previously mentioned combination of Micro.blog apps …

: Our new home is going to be an interesting test of my gradual movement away from the big social …

: Another day, another conversation on Micro.blog in which I cannot even tell for whom the latest …

: The “Is this…” meme was three years ago.

: Apps I wish I could make myself: Micro.blog with filters. So that I can have a non-photo version to …

: TIL how to read binary. Thanks @neatnik!

: Because I have an actual computer I’ve found it easier to work on different parts of @TIL. I …

: Definitely getting an iPad again. The best way to work on design with instant access. I mean, …

: They never tell you that the time after the move is in fact the one that will kick your arse.

: There are so many websites that are hostile to older computers. Shameful behaviour from us, the …

: I’m working on a general update post about TIL. Time to be open about the exact state it is …

: The one thing that did work with ProtonMail was DNS records for custom domains and Buttondown …

: Issues like this are exactly why I appreciate Micro.blog so much. Manton has repeatedly spoken about …

: Only now that I’m changing my email host from ProtonMail that I can see how …

: I am nowhere near being able to afford those super MBPs… buuuut there is an iMac going for …

: I’m quite happy with how v1.8 of the TIL site has ended up. Feels like the small improvements …

: Water hardness. These are the things that occupy your time when you move to a whole new part of the …

: Have yet to spend time learning Hugo; evenso I enjoy working on the theme for @TIL with some HTML …

: Bokeh is dead. Long live Glass.

: Noise-cancelling is sneaky. Once you have become comfortable with the benefits of isolated sound, it …

: Today the coffee shop is not conducive to longer form writing. I tend to favour that work either …

: 👀

: Neighbour wins privacy row over smart doorbell and cameras – Jane Wakefield The judgment reads …

: I don’t care how much you hide the Likes, or how private people think they are. It won’t …

: I started wearing my analogue watch again today. I forgot just how good this feels.

: The smaller – and responsive – reply box on the Micro.blog website is giving me hope …

: Every task completed for the move opens up more energy and time for the things I want to do, and …

: The Internet has arrived 🎉

: Our new kitchen has room for a SodaStream 👀

: 20 years since MGS2…

: Can confirm: TodayPoster works like a charm.

: Number of browser tabs I’ve accidentally closed since getting my new Mac: 0 That is much less …

: My 10-year old MBP is better than your M1 Machine Of The Future because I know which tab I’m …

: Hoping we still get a day’s worth of wiggle room for late entries in the photo challenge 🙏 …

: YouTube -> “good mood lofi” -> queue on queue on queue -> 😎

: Between the coffee and catching up on Core Intuition it looks like Finish Friday is a reality for me …

: Got a message from Openreach regarding the broadband. It included a link to a video with help for …

: So very thankful for web apps. Without them I couldn’t post this right now!

: I find it so easy to forget that Tenor is owned by Google and Giphy is owned by Facebook.

: Every now and then I think about the things I can do with this computer, the kinds of things that …

: Doppler is on the Mac 🥳 … but requires Big Sur 😬

: LABRADOR ON THE BUS. THIS IS NOT A DRILL ❗️❗️❗️ They’re so damn adorable 😭

: Yet another random magical encounter on a street. I won’t grow tired of meeting these neighbours 😻

: The folks at iA have made a new Twitter account 👀

: When you enjoy your work it can be easy to forget that these are tools and not toys.

: Now that the History page for TIL is up to date I have no doubt that the team is about to drop a big …

: What you can’t see: the sharp reminders that not everything is always as it seems with these …

: First day of the return of @TIL 🎉 Now in the new house, with a computer that is so very good, and a …

: A Beta Way to Help @TIL There is now a beta program for Today I Learned! You can take part via the …

: Aaaannnnd… we’re back 😎

:

: I’m looking at these screenshots of the new Safari UI on Daring Fireball, and am reminded of …

: Today is the First Day With Coffee Since The Move… day. 😌

: “Now you can focus on the CoNtEnT! 🤪” Nah. I’ll keep calling them websites, or …

: Is the majority of the heat escaping through the keyboard 😂

: I wonder if I can get pumpkin spice latte around here 🤔

: The new @challenges feed is great. 👍

: That glow is from a light literally next to the door at which I was standing. Other than that, at …

: Project codenames are fun.

: Unpacking > Packing

: An approaching touch 👀

: Earlier today I announced the return of Today I Learned. This Monday @TIL will be back, including …

: 📣 Today I Learned will return Monday, 4th October Regular posts 💪 Updated pages ℹ️ Post Haste 📪 …

: Interesting… earlier on I switched my domain back on for this blog and new posts did not …

: 12 days until broadband ⌚️👀

: The new auto-https for Micro.blog is ridiculous. Practically instant. Related: swoods.net is back 🎉

: The problem with good free hobbyist websites is that some people misunderstand; just because these …

: Move✔️

: Pay house movers✔️ Pay pet movers✔️ Pay first month’s rent on the new house✔️ Tomorrow… …

: Today’s a standing desk kind of day.

: Want to read: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande 📚

: 30.9.21 👀

: The one thing the latest round of iPhones has made me realise is that I should consider buying …

: Big day for the move. Confirming big parts of it with messages and payments and so on. The best …

: I have a Mac now. It is 11 years-old. My 2016-HP Windows PC fails in comparison. … touché, …

: When we’ve fully moved in, I’ll be happy to never seen another train in my life.

: As a man once said: Boom.

: My package is out for delivery 👀

: Keyboard shortcuts for iPad OS 15: finally.

: Apple Maps updated design 👍 Apple Maps info (still) 👎

: Brand new part of @TIL is prepared and ready to go 😎

: I either want a minimalist phone or the latest iPhone Pro Max. There is nothing in between.

: I was Today Years Old when I learned that you cannot manage contact groups on an iPhone.

: Me and new social networks.

: Every single time I think “bah I don’t want a new phone I’m all anti-digital addiction” I then …

: Killer feature in Discord: hide muted channels.

: If you can hear god laugh it’s because I’m making plans.

: I now have an inkling of life with only a phone for a computer. How anybody lives in this hell I’ll …

: Buttondown is very good.

: Goodbye little buddy 👋

: I have been stunned by the outpouring of support from the Micro.blog community, having asked for …

: Glass launched a month ago.

: A last message about my request for donations: Yesterday I posted a Plea For Help. My wife and I are …

: Maybe Apple should introduce a Trusted Payment Program for the likes of Stripe and Paypal as a way …

: Reminders for my future self, when I have disposable income: This was very difficult. Lots of people …

: Tomorrow is the day I’m going to sell the iPad Pro. Once we settle into the new place, …

: (Final timezone bump) Yesterday I posted my Plea For Help. My wife and I are currently struggling to …

: (Timezone bump) Earlier on I posted my Plea For Help. My wife and I are currently struggling to make …

: It’s fair to say they are having… mixed reactions to the move 😂

: A Plea for Help Earlier today I put out a short post to ask for help. Unfortunately my wife and I have discovered …

: I hate to ask, since TIL is currently on a break, but now would be an awesome time for you to send …

: I wish the house moving companies were as good at communicating as the pet moving services 😬

: A micropub just opened in our new town 👀

: It’s always interesting to see people who like to talk about how they’re “sad to …

: After we move I’m going to set aside time for work in the community, local activism, etc. …

: ✅ Sign and submit tenancy agreement

: Lots of train travel = time for catching up on sleep + time for working on TIL

: Until I can afford to renew my custom domain, my blog is still available at the Micro.blog domain: …

: The latest iteration of the Sunlit beta is slick. Quick question for @cheesemaker and @manton: are …

: This was lunchtime today. 10/10 would recommend

: En route to Claire’s new job. This place really is something else…

: I’ve managed to fit in little bits of work for @TIL here and there during the move. I probably …

: The big announcements from the MacStories team are fantastic. I especially enjoy seeing RSS getting …

: Timezone bump for @TIL: I’ve put Today I Learned on a break. All of my time and energy is …

: Testing the upgraded Micro.blog hosting. 👀

: TIL On a Break As of today @TIL is on a break, and will return as soon as possible. The move is …

: Not renewing Apple Music. Going back to my local library, with possible sharing if there is a good …

: A few months ago I countered Manton Reece’s concern over iPad pricing with the notion that the …

: Question for @jean: approximately how much alcohol is required to get through all of this moving …

: Timezone-shifted prompt: After a busy week on @TIL, the recently named newsletter Post Haste will …

: Well that was a pretty good week for @TIL. If you missed it or like getting letters, there is a …

: Windows > iPad OS

: Say hello to the redesigned @TIL. 😎

: Welcome to TIL Hi 👋 Today I Learned is the Micro.blog companion and guide, and I am the author. With @TIL you can …

: First batch for months. The dark times are over. 😌

: Looking forward to releasing some @TIL updates tomorrow. I nearly pushed the button on a few things …

: One of the things I like a lot about the community on Micro.blog is that people can get all hyped up …

: 👀

: Make Blogs Legible Again

: Just took a quick look in Discover and saw a bunch of people who either haven’t presented at Micro …

: For the folks who haven’t been able to attend Micro Camp: don’t worry! Neither have I. Sometimes …

: I need some coffee…

: Testing out a new post type for @TIL with this post for Micro Camp. What do you think; link-blogging …

: Tried to make an OPML file. Yet another thing the iPad can’t do as easily as a computer.

: Maybe one of the reasons RSS doesn’t seem to be as popular as we would like is because we’re all …

: Now that I’m getting to grips with Micro.blog theming it would be a good time to make a move on that …

: Better understanding of Micro.blog templates and Hugo means that @TIL has had its first design-based …

: The Micro.blog template editor update from… uh, last year?… is so much better than the before times. …

: iA Writer -> Library -> “til” folder -> New Folder -> “design”

: I’ve been thinking of ways to use Micro.blog’s granular URL structure for pages for quite some time. …

: Home Screen: August, 2021

: Deleting apps from my phone and it feels so so good. 10/10 would recommend

: Looking at @pratik’s photos as they go by and super jealous not only of the magnificent shots but …

: Pinch-to-zoom should be universally available on the iPad, in every single app, no matter what part …

: Yesterday was a good day for @TIL: A new page. Big update to an existing page. This week’s Tip. The …

: And there it goes! This week’s issue of ICYMI has been sent to subscribers. It covers the past …

: I’m writing the new issue of ICYMI at the moment. Today was a little hectic, so you can catch up via …

: Ok. Posts done for the day on @TIL. Time to go for a walk.

: I’ve put the link to the Unofficial Micro.blog Discord back up into my blog’s menu. If you’re making …

: Reminder that your average popular tech podcaster is likely to dismiss ideas such as Micro.blog …

: During my recent break I watched Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, and Kiki’s Delivery …

: The first iPhone without a Home button was discontinued 3 years ago.

: One way to fix Safari is to stop making phablets.

: Now back to Google Maps for the next couple of years. 🙃

: Couple updates: My dramatically announced hiatus is over. Instead, I’ll be a little quiet especially …

: This hiatus is turning into a break that is less about doing less and more about deciding on exactly …

: Should I Continue? Regarding Today I Learned: The project is currently on hiatus (covered in the latest update). Whilst …

: Ta-ra! A quick update to say that I’m putting Today I Learned on hiatus as of this post. The aforementioned …

: Summer hiatus I didn’t think I would be writing this kind of message again but life is funny that way. tl;dr — …

: The older I get, the more I prefer tennis over football. Although the video technology in both …

: What’s a good alternative to Discord and Slack? Let’s talk about the alternatives and bring …

: Greg’s latest post about logging off has further inspired some recent throughts of my own. I have …

: I’ve just found Practical Typography by Matthew Butterick and, uh, wow.

: The past week has been… a lot (in a good way!). Unfortunately that meant @TIL took a hit to regular …

: People who are 15 years younger than me are starting, from my POV, to look 25 years younger than me. …

: That “violence” chart on CNN is amazing.

: It appears to be Twitter Quitting season. Stay safe out there.

: 🇺🇸🇦🇽🇦🇱🇩🇿🇦🇸🇦🇩🇦🇴🇦🇬🇦🇷🇦🇼🇦🇺🇦🇹🇧🇸🇧🇭🇧🇩🇧🇧🇧🇾🇧🇪🇧🇿🇧🇯🇧🇲🇧🇹🇧🇴🇧🇦🇧🇼🇧🇷🇧🇳🇧🇬🇧🇫🇧🇮🇰🇭🇨🇲🇨🇦🇨🇻🇰🇾🇨🇱🇨🇳🇨🇴🇨🇬🇨🇩🇨🇷🇨🇮🇭🇷🇨🇾🇨🇿🇩🇰🇩🇲🇩🇴🇪🇨🇪🇬 …

: When I say I’m “enjoying Trying”, what I mean to say is that I adore it. If you like Ted Lasso, you …

: Enjoying Trying. Great selection of songs, which is made even better by the fact that somebody at …

: Rick and Morty on Monday. Hell. Yes.

: Testing the new Micro.blog iPad keyboard shortcut for publishing a post!

: Turns out™ walking shoes are terrible for driving.

: I see the people of Hungary are continuing to see a reprise of evil. Lovely.

: Gutenberg in your diary!

: The four-week delay to our lockdown easing is for all of you “lol the pandemic is over” people. 🍻

: I have learned two things over the past 18 months; people do not know how to wear a mask; people do …

: One of the advantages of Micro.blog replies being limited to 280 characters is that people will be …

: iPad Pro w/keyboard: Custom text fields on the web are… challenging.

: Globe key as a modifier is a good idea. TIL we’ll also be able to use arrow keys to navigate through …

: The new SharePlay feature from Apple is nice and all but unfortunately I only ever want to share …

: Just had my second driving lesson. Brain feels like it’s been used in a blender.

: Listening to the WWDC Connected. The criticism of “late” features because apparently the pandemic is …

: The weirdness of re-discovering one of your favourite albums from years ago, then looking for the …

: iPad improvements from the WWDC keynote are welcome. Unsure if anything has changed about background …

: <img src=“http://simonmumbles.micro.blog/uploads/2021/a95d27cb83.png" alt=“Screenshot …

: As always, with WWDC I’m going to just watch it with nothing else happening. Even if I don’t get …

: One of many examples of how absurdly bad the hardware keyboard support for the iPad truly is. What …

: WWDC wish-list: Major iPad OS upgrade. desktop-level usability; navigation, keyboard support, etc. …

: The day after a heatwave always feels strange.

: Quick update for @TIL: Per this announcement, all posts, updates, newsletter issues, and anything …

: I keep seeing people push for new features on Micro.blog that would make it more complicated. This …

: I just used youtube-dl on the iPad and it feels like I got away with something I shouldn’t have. 🤫

: Using hardware keyboard with iPad: Settings —> search “cursor” —> select “Gliding Cursor” …

: I have backed precisely one Kickstarter in my life, and every time I get an update about it I feel …

: Quick reminder regarding @TIL: Today I Learned is back! 🎉 Regular post types are returning …

: 🙌☕️🙌

: Bob Dylan: 80 things you may not know about him on his 80th birthday — Paul Glynn, the BBC I wonder …

: Opinions are easy. Working is difficult.

: Does Safari on the Mac still steal the feed:// protocol for Apple News? I’ve tried using it on iPad …

: I recently did a quick calculation of just how much money I have missed out on as a stay-at-home …

: Inconvenient digital thing: “OMG THE UTTER SHAME OF THESE DEVILS WHY DOES THIS TAKE EFFORT TO USE” …

: 😮‍💨—>☕️—>✨👨‍💻✨

: Sitting in a coffee shop, working on Today I learned… novel and yet mundane. And wonderful.

: The Today I Learned newsletter returned last week! The third issue will be released tonight. If you …

: Apple Announces New Audio Features for Apple Music Subscribers - MacStories … which Apple confirmed …

: All Day by Girl Talk continues to get the job done. 🧑‍💻🎶

: One of my favourite changes to my behaviour as a writer was massively reducing the amount of …

: It’s ok to choose to use Facebook or to not use Facebook. It is extra ok to not insult people …

: Open Twitter -> Settings -> Data usage -> Video autoplay -> Never

: “Discover America’s National Parks” says Apple Maps. 🙄

: Has the post count in the Mentions tab on iOS Micro.blog always been so small? It must be limited by …

: iPad regrets Re: my realisation that the magic keyboard can not make up for iPad OS limitations At least with my …

: If Apple doesn’t fix certain things about iPad OS this summer I’m going to sell this magic keyboard. …

: Music library control of any kind on iOS is crap. Apple needs to prove they “love music” or “have it …

: Using the free version of WorkFlowy on Safari for iPad because it’s still the best app for …

: I look forward to trying out the new Bookshelves feature for Micro.blog. Unfortunately I will have …

: Seeing people request that the new Bookshelves feature on Micro.blog be expanded to include movies, …

: Countdown to people requesting the new not-even-out-of-beta Micro.blog Books feature for iOS 😂

: 💉2️⃣✅💪

: The first issue of the new Today I Learned newsletter has been released. 😌

: Re-introducing Today I Learned I am delighted to say that Today I Learned is back! The main post …

: To vidya gamer micronauts re: Nintendo 🕹 Is it better to get the physical or digital copy of a game?

: There are people who contribute to making things better, and then there are people who choose to run …

: When our younger kitty turns on the charm she really turns on the charm. It’s like stepping into a …

: I’m looking forward to posting things in the evenings again. There’s something about evening …

: Taking regular breaks has become an important part of my working schedule.

: Got my email address back up and running: simon@today-i-learned.net

: I’ve just marked down my hours for the first ever Micro Camp. This is such a good idea!

: A year’s worth of updates in a single edit: the soft return of Today I Learned.

: Would it be weird if there was a Micro.blog working group? Like, a shared private space for those of …

: No favicons in the bookmarks bar in Safari? What in the actual fuck.

: Listening to Tazawako by Les Gordon (feat Rosalie Dubois) and like so much of his music it just fits …

: I wonder how much of my wishlist will leap onto Bandcamp once Apple kills the iTunes store.

: The messy implementation of custom domains for Hey is why two things are true; as a customer, never …

: No better feeling than building something.

: The trackpad gesture for slide-over on iPad is much better than the screen version.

: Do want: The new iMac iPhone Mini (eventually) TV remote(!) AirTags… I think? Also, the M1 …

: 💙 #005799

: Apple events are so much more interesting when you scrub the rumours from your web feeds.

: I am often caught off guard by the posts I read on Micro.blog. In a good way. The more I find things …

: I need an app in which I can select a set of date-based items (events, tasks, etc) and edit all of …

: Unless it is literally your job to do so, I can promise you that all of that energy you’re expending …

: Recent development activity on Micro.blog Over on the Micro.blog Help forums, @numericcitizen said: Is MB a side-line for Manton ? Is there …

: BBC headline: “PM says easy and cheap” What the PM actually said: “ … as easy as we possibly …

: For some reason convenience and using as little effort as possible have become the most desirable …

: The new big consent page blocking YouTube has certainly been helpful since I deleted my Google …

: Seeing the disparity of access to vaccination, the contrast between those in the mega rich world of …

: Auto-completing text fields for search are literally the work of the devil.

: The moment a note-taking app shoves a form for account registration in your face as the first action …

: Trello on iPad is not good 😬

: I’m not going to recommend Basecamp to people anymore. Exporting has been horrible. Such (loud) …

: Posting things to The Internet does not have to be treated like a career by people who want to have …

: Tech fans: “We need opinionated software!” Developer: “Here is some opinionated software.” Tech …

: I recently switched back to making my iPad my main computer. Even if I end up using Windows again — …

: I really want to work on Today I Learned and get more involved with Micro.blog things. Hopefully my …

: It’s not about the app or the service or the platform. It’s about what you want to do.

: Testing Ulysses…

: I’m starting to realise the extent of power in productivity apps on iOS, and more importantly the …

: I hate the slanted subscibe box on Hey blogs.

: I keep seeing people asserting with great confidence that: blogging = inconvenient and social media …

: I suppose “Follow” being used for podcasts in place of “Subscribe” makes …

: Gonna send some emails over the next few days. … no, I cannot possibly justify the cost of …

: With my gradual return to the web complete, it’s time to get back to making things. …

: The electric grinder is glorious. 😭

: I just took an interactive quiz to test my readiness for a degree in computer science. Aced it, …

: test

: Note: The “whole of Britain” is in fact not concerned with events regarding the royal …

: TIL about audiobooks available via public domain with LibriVox.

: AnkiDroid is exactly the type of app I didn’t realise I needed when I was using Android. …

: I made a Discord server last year for people on Micro.blog. Since the service for Micro.blog is …

: Oh, Craft hides syntax? That’s a shame. I’m with Snell and Gruber on this one. (h/t …

: Been re-watching some Steve Jobs videos. Palate cleanser.

: Every single time somebody opposes Google by saying “use a different Chromium browser” …

: My favourite thing about Hey so far is the degree to which it’s encouraging people to think …

: Going to try my hand at CJ Chilvers’ interpretation of GTD. I don’t feel confident in …

: TIL the etymology of Objective-C.

: I see the “lifetime” label for subscriptions has come back to bite the Weather Line devs …

: If the folks at Proton can offer a free product, which I assume is possible at least in part due to …

: And Now Here We Are by Sam Schäfer

: Apple Music subscription expires tonight -> Tomorrow I rebuild and finish the reclaimation of my …

: The problem with using a computer a lot is that it is easy to forget how to set something down. This …

: November by Max Richter (from Memoryhouse) is a piece of music I could listen to at any time of the …

: Patrick Rhone inadvertently provides a succinct explanation as to why I dislike roadmaps, …

: Vaccine part 1: done. 💪

: Tip: Listen to all of Daft Punk. At least the studio albums.

: All adults being offered the vaccine by August proves that centralised government still has an …

: I’m spending this weekend setting up a new system for using my computers. It’s time for …

: TIL you can liberate your audiobooks from Amazon.

: We just think that surfing the web with a decent screen and physical keyboard is simply more …

: The Stages of Joining Micro.blog What even… Oh this is nice… But it’s missing …

: My tech future One day, in the future, I will have; a basic phone; an MP3 player; maybe a laptop; a few reliable …

: Maique’s indecision regarding which photo service to use both makes me feel better about my …

: Yelling and lecturing at people to not use Facebook is about as useful as posting your political …

: Uh oh. Obsidian is now available on Windows 👀

: That Revue acquisition by Twitter is a surprisingly slick move. Certainly adds food for thought when …

: Password security is far too important to me to be so easily swayed by how cheap the software might …

: If people could stop posting photos of their reMarkable tablet, that’d be great.

: With the current freezing temperatures in mind; I don’t know if it will return but I was lucky …

: Cynicism in the Apple fan community Listening to James Nestor talk about the importance of breathing well took my mind, again, to my …

: Each day I’m getting closer to having dedicated time set aside for blogging and project work. The …

: Hostile language might feel good to use in the moment. But it doesn’t convince anybody to do …

: I hate how easily we excuse the shitty behaviour of other people.

: The thing about living with pets; you never know where they’ll appear.

: Adverts in podcasts There are two types: Invasive; almost always delivered by somebody from outside of the show; rarely …

: I’ve reached my limit on dealing with website pop-ups. The moment it appears, I leave the website …

: Layers of joy.

: I understand that Signal is safer than SMS. However, it is such a shame that they have yet to …

: We’re relieved that she approves of the new furniture, in enough comfort to drape her paw thus.

: This was my second cup of tea for the day. The first, my morning beverage, was sadly due to a lack …

: Close up with the most important part of the day.

: This iPad Pro is great, such an excellent computer for the majority of the needs of the average …

: 👀

: Damn it that iPhone Mini looks good. Shit.

: We will provide your information to you as soon as we can. Usually, this should take no more than a …

: I understand home ownership comes with a lot of stress and problems of its own but right now I want …

: I’ve reached the stage in life when you decide to try lots of Radio 4 podcasts all at once.

: I miss when message boards were much more popular than timelines.

: Every single time you want to post about a celebrity politician (you know, the national types who …

: Understanding The Behemoths I’ve returned to thinking about the internet and what it is, in light of working on what it …

: Very quickly realised that avoiding Google on the web is practically impossible. Specifically, the …

: The main reason I’m attempting to live a life without technology built around invasive …

: Twitter doesn’t work in my browser at the moment. I think a lot of people could benefit from …

: One of the great things about the internet is that it’s easier for us all to learn about that …

: Reminders about subscriptions for software, especially for iPhone and iPad: The business model in …

: Protests and Power – Idle Words h/t @jeremycherfas Maciej Cegłowski has done it again. …

: I wish there were tracker-less, open-web-friendly versions of SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple, and …

: For those of us who enjoy Micro.blog a lot (I love it tbh) but really don’t want the noise of …

: I need noise-cancelling wired headphones, for use sitting at a desk. Has anybody with a similar …

: Is there anybody out there who uses OmniFocus without a Mac? I’m wondering if it can work just …

: Turns out fabric softener is essentially a lie. 🤯

: Too much of my blogging has focused on the negative side of events. Time to put some effort into …

: Televised debate =/= progress of a democratic nation Remember: there are bad people who want you to …

: The big updates to Micro.blog are brilliant. Amongst the many things I am still processing, the …

: Normalization is one hell of a drug.

: TIL I’ve been using fabric softener wrong 😬

: The more I try to use my iPad for basic web-based tasks, the less impressed I am buy this expensive …

: You seriously can’t manage email aliases for Apple Mail on iOS natively?

: So Apple Pay is only available in Safari 🧐

: I am no longer sharing links to websites with the following: Cookie managers blocking the site. …

: Feature request for Apple Watch Fitness: A “free day”. You can choose a day in which …

: If your family lived in a corrosive swamp-land, would you say “welp what can I do!”? …

: Starting to think we need a very public list of every website that has such awful tracking …

: There are days when I think about my choices to opt-out of Google and Android, and “smart …

: With regard to improving the world, if we only ever accept what we consider 100% purely good efforts …

: One of the smaller notes of this preview for the upcoming Micro.blog updates that has me as excited …

: Just downloaded a film from Vimeo and it was super quick, despite the size. Yet more reasons to use …

: Hi, person who runs an online store. 👋 So you know, the various pop-ups for browser notifications …

: I see Brexit is going well.

: Now that I’m getting used to Apple keyboard shortcuts (cmd, etc), it has become frustrating to only …

: And for my third tech gripe of the day: iPad hardware support, especially for keyboard …

: I was feeling good about Quotebacks as a generic web tool but the fact that the keyboard shortcut …

: I am baffled by the fact that Apple hasn’t made exceptions for Mozilla, so that Firefox can …

: There should be some sort of fine-based punishment for companies who make product-related …

: Re-reconsidering my email situation. Going to give the rules and filters for Proton a good go before …

: Time to entirely retreat back to my blog, with Micro.blog being my only social media. As soon as …

: The mute tool for Micro.blog is great. 👍

: Lockdown restrictions on Tuesday 😬

: This morning I have exercised more for one day than has been the case for years. Very much on track …

: The Home Office has frighteningly little grasp of the impact of its activities in managing …

: CLAP

: Apple: Developers dare to not use IAP and freeload. Also Apple: Here, have 24 hours notice for the …

: I know that I have blood on my hands by now. – Sophie Zhang A data scientist formerly employed …

: An AI captain just sounds cool.

: Looks like the foldable device revolution is still going well.

: Thinking of going back to Fastmail. Protonmail is good but I can’t use it with a different app …

: A heatwave in September… yep, totally normal.

: Reminders; staying informed and live-blogging collective misery are not the same thing; if …

: 🤨

: Looking at my local gyms. If I could just rent out a treadmill that’d be great…

: It was impossible to speak to a human at Instagram … It is like they don’t want to be …

: If you are cloned, take a photo of yourself with some official ID and email Facebook – advice …

: I would, without hesitation, pay an extra $60 each year if Apple made it possible for Marco Arment …

: As each day passes I feel less secure in my position that Apple is the easy recommendation for most …

: BOOM

: The big design update for the Mac sure as shit doesn’t look like it would be right on a …

: Right now I am happy with my tech set-up. An alternative scenario involves something I trialled over …

: Previously: People use control of their computers to make the web work in the way they want. Now: …

: I’ve finally hit the very last stop on my interest in celebrity politics. For the record, it …

: The lack of search in every blog continues to be a big mark against the open web. It’s …

: There’s a lot of value in slow thinking. You use the non-lizard side of your brain. You make more …

: I love autumn but I think the size of the seasonal change – from generally hot to cold – …

: If we could throw “follow-back” culture into a deep pit, that’d be grand.

: A bland life is not worth living. If you’re going to have an opinion, actually have a fucking …

: B R A N D A B I L I T Y

: How To Make Twitter Bearable Delete your account. Delete the app. Do something better with your …

: … a good idea isn’t good unless it’s gonna do good. – Hank Green, I …

: X-Men: The Animated Series for 8 cellos by Samara Ginsberg 🎶 😍😍😍

: Every single time you use any part of Facebook Every time you use Instagram Every time you use …

: Another reason to quit Facebook: Facebook found to actively promote Holocaust denial

: For @kimberlyhirsh and all of us: You be you. Don’t concern yourself with work or “being productive” …

: Hashtags for Micro.blog This is a reply to @vivianlee: You’ll have to excuse my ignorance here, but you could elaborate on …

: Autumn is kinda here 👀

: Before I get Today I Learned back up and running, I’m going to leave these links here: …

: TIL that Tom Holland’s dad is in-fact Dominic Holland. 🤯

: “MP of the Year”? Good grief.

: Oh look, another new productivity app to distract from work. 😇

: Always be careful of people who breathlessly critique something, especially something being built on …

: I wonder if there is a UK version of the Lawfare blog 🤔

: Further to my last post: If I was forced to use the iOS version of Firefox, Today I Learned would be …

: This why I have a difficult time with even the concept of comments: Francisco Tolmasky brings …

: The Picture-in-Picture feature in Firefox is pretty good. As such I expect Google to break it pretty …

: Wait… is it true that you can buy ads on Facebook within the iOS app, using Facebook’s …

: Apple: We love rule-breakers 😍 Also Apple: No not like that

: Apple forcing Automattic to ruin the WordPress app with IAP is a great example of how hard you can …

: I… think I have my GitHub copy all ready to go. Guess I’ll wait a week to see if it …

: I’ve just spent less than an hour reorganising my iPhone home screen. Apple have nailed these …

: 📸➡🕸🔃🌐 😎😎😎

: We’re so lonely in our modern world that we are willing to corrupt the foundations upon which …

: Just found Tei by Ooyy. Ooyy appears to be very much in the realm of ProleteR, a nice ambient sound …

: Note: if you’re using Ghost hosting make sure you don’t criticise the company or …

: Let’s see what happens With the new editor in Sunlit That’s pretty nice!

: Somebody needs to tell me why I shouldn’t be using the iOS beta. 😬

: If somebody could find a way to oblterate the “slack bot”, that’d be great. Piss …

: It’s weird that we don’t talk about Aaron Swartz anymore.

: I need a bigger dictionary.

: One of the things I’ve been delaying is setting up my own server. Getting to the point where …

: The physical form of the 11-inch iPad Pro is to laptops as the original iPhone SE to phones. 🤤

: Happy with the completion of my new set-up. 😎

: The heat as finally returned to a reasonable level. 😌

: If Mozilla falls apart, and Firefox inevitably follows suit, I genuinely don’t know what …

: Rarely as crestfallen when realising that smart people make a podcast together for the mainstream …

: The ADVERT biggest ADVERT problem ADVERT with ADVERT Instagram ADVERT and ADVERT silos ADVERT in …

: The fall of Mozilla would be a huge blow to the open web. For many people, the internet would become …

: I can’t wait for this heat to go away.

: The new custom reply feature on Twitter looks good. Between this and the feature for limiting who …

: Imagine have the utter lack of shame to call yourself a journalist of any stripe and then go on to …

: um – an unofficial discord server for microdotblog Say hello! Find micro.bloggers! Look at pet …

: 👋 👀

: Today is a Can’t Stop Me kinda day. 💪🎶

: I am no longer blogging about things that are going to happen and choose instead to blog about …

: Unfortunately, Wendy is not coming to stay with us. She can no longer be an Assistance Dog. Fuck …

: I remember disagreeing with @adamprocter during the last World Cup re: VAR in football. Turns out he …

: One of the things I’ve come to understand and accept about myself is just how intolerant I am …

: There is an underlying global issue that enables the devastation wrought by COVID-19 and other such …

: I thought I could stomach having accounts with FACEBOOK from a pragmatic POV; I was wrong. For the …

: Flow into flow.

: Tempo is an interesting idea for email. As soon as they support more than just Google and the Mac …

: I wish all account-based newsletters came with a “choose which email address to send to” …

: Peace in the kingdom?

: Bug hunter, hard at work.

: Web forms that steal your key control should be made illegal. It’s so god-damn stupid.

: The floating bag, soothing Darjeeling within.

: Did blogs fade from prominence because they did not have a sufficently attractive “app for …

: Lina Khan has her Twitter account set to private – for which I am not surprised and yet that …

: One of the issues unquestionably brought to light by the Tech Ceo Hearing is the horrific state of …

: I was hoping that my next post on @til would be exactly this: Today I Learned will soon return to …

: Oooh Indigenous is on the desktop now as well. Awesome!

: Look up…

: News of US economy tanking. Timed release of Super Controversial Opinion from POTUS. Entire media …

: Of course Apple sold more of the iPad compared to this time a year ago; they made it more like a …

: opinions on the internet

: Seeing random people use their access to the web to stake their reputation on defense of massive …

: 🤔

: social media feeds

: Vine in maintenance mode > every version of Twitter for the past 3 years

: Today is a coffee kinda day.

: Increased tax… I thought the Tories didn’t want to “nag people.”

: Spent a bunch of time trying to set-up my Proton email with Thunderbird, only to eventually discover …

: Oh look. It’s me, an idiot: Micro.blog will very likely be the last online community for which …

: Saw a lot more people wearing masks today, even outside of shops, and that was on a brief trip. When …

: Keychron? Keychron. Nice.

: Whenever I see and hear people maintaining narrow taste in music I just feel sad. I can’t …

: omg i miss v i n e 😂

: I’ve just downloaded the QuickLook variant for Windows. um… where the hell as this …

: One of the things I wish we could take back as a result of the web: Hype culture. I much prefer …

: Patrick Rothfuss is back to blogging: Just a little thing to remind me that not everything is covid. …

: The Story of An Artist by Daniel Johnston is somehow increasingly heartbreaking on repeat listening. …

: Looking for a list of the music used by Apple in commercials, at events, and so on? There’s a …

: I hope likes, dislikes, +, -, up-voting, down-voting, or any other form of general button-based …

: They do simple but helpful things, like adding open graph and Twitter cards for rich previews of …

: I forgot how much I like Things. A great example of how much of the appeal of iOS is derived from …

: Any parent who seriously says “Schools should re-open ASAP.” needs to immediately be …

: I don’t know if it is the fault of Apple, Mozilla, or a combination of both but the fact that …

: Ah, system-debilitating pending updates. To think I almost missed you, Windows.

: ‘No DSS’ letting bans ‘ruled unlawful’ by court, via the BBC. Finally.

: Adblockers are a bad solution that only serve to further distract us from reaching the best …

: Getting updates for free just feels good, you know 👀

: One of my favourite things about Micro.blog: Manton Reece doesn’t waste his time constantly …

: More than a day since I got the big PC up and running again. Still much relieved to be back onboard, …

: Using an actual desktop-class browser again is like re-growing limbs.

: It feels good to be back at my desktop, with the best keyboard, the best mouse, and a machine …

: Good news — the PC fits into the reorganised utility room!

: Valiant Disney, protecting all of the children.

: We’re currently in the midst of a number of simultaneous mini-renovations, including the …

: First post via the Micro.blog web app on a computer for many weeks… 👀

: I miss making things. I’m going to do some writing on the one computer to which I have access, since …

: 🔗 Podcasts In Color

: If all of the people who spent so much of their resources shouting angrily about FACEBOOK instead …

: Computer Tolerances I have been without a PC for a number or days now, having actively removed PC activity from my daily …

: macOS 11.0. They did that for @manton and @danielpunkass 😂

: Just finished my first proper exercise session for months. After an hour of walking in summer heat …

: Somebody fetch the wrist physio for @cheri because 10k in a single session is a stunning feat of …

: I’m going to spend some time planning out my blogging over the weekend. There are specific ideas and …

: I can’t get over that letter from Apple to Hey, especially that particular paragraph. It reeks of …

: I have a single hardware wish for the Apple keynote on Monday: The rumoured 10.8 inch iPad Air.

: Micro.blog subscribers: If Hey email was priced closer to Micro.blog subscriptions, would you …

: Imagine defending a $1.5 trillion company against the villainous behaviour of… /squints/ …

: I’ve thought of an ending for my book… ‘And he lived happily ever after… to the end of his days.’ 😔

: Turns out it was a good thing for Micro.blog that Warren Ellis lost interest in the platform. This …

: Just quit Facebook. — People for whom absolutist positions carry few, if any real consequences.

: Definitely can’t rely on the iPad as my primary computer. Now begins the wait for the ability to …

: “What are we going to do, just change everything because some people got offended!?” Yes. That’s …

: As somebody who doesn’t have a particularly strong connection with Apple, it’s fascinating to see …

: It was interesting to see this conversation re: use of the ‘Master and Slave’ concept. Look at how …

: Black Lives Matter CSS — Allison Valiquette A t-shirt well suited for the tech crowd on Micro.blog! …

: I miss working on Today I Learned. However, I’ve finally made progress on re-shaping my schedule for …

: Me: I’m likely to stop playing video games pretty soon tbh. Annapurna: We’re publishing a game in …

: One of the reasons the independent web will fail against FACEBOOK is that too many of its loudest …

: 🎮 Video game confession (h/t @zorn): Apart from Uncharted 4, I doubt we’ll buy anymore games. …

: Imagine putting more effort into caring about keeping a statue standing than, you know, questioning …

: I just copied text from my iPhone to my iPad. ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED.

: The USA frightens me more than the pandemic.

: schedule test (with new Schedule Post button)

: Over the past two months I’ve transitioned from a desktop-PC computer user to an iPad-only computer …

: Putting Things On Hold Today I Learned is now in maintenance mode. I am currently sitting at our desk in what we once …

: You don’t have a real blog until you spend at least one day per month talking about how blogs are …

: Hope. 📷 (What do you think, @macgenie, one photo for the week? 😜)

: Here’s to the people concerned about their privacy when it comes to contact tracing apps, whilst …

: Red 📷

: Shit dog! — Morty 💬

: Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times. — Patrick Rothfuss, The …

: Rick and Morty is amazing. 📺

: Apple Podcasts just needs controls for managing multiple episodes and it would be surprisingly good.

: The truth is that the world is full of dragons, and none of us are as powerful or cool as we’d like …

: Sandra: You didn’t have to sell us this house. Martin: Didn’t we? — Bait 💬

: I’m just about ready for another re-watch of Parks and Recreation. 📺

: I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, …

: It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of …

: Accounts update: Delete Google ✔️ Delete FACEBOOK Delete Microsoft Delete Amazon Phew. Feels weird …

: One of the reasons I’ve been enjoying my time away from The Internet, I’ve realised, is because …

: I had no idea Letterboxd had paid accounts…

: I wonder which cities will be renamed Zuckerburg.

: Recently watched my first Studio Ghibli film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. My planned viewing …

: The way Contacts jumps about on my iPad is more than a little disconcerting. One of those “little …

: Oh. Have we Brits now remembered that we have care homes, where we send those people about whom we …

: Anyway yeah the move to Apple-only, iPad-first computing has been… more hassle than I was …

: To move from Google Calendar to Apple Calendar on an iPad: Subscribe to your Google calendars via …

: Moving from Windows + Google -> Apple involves a lot of manual work. Effectively transcribing. I …

: Domain squatters are a great example of the great extent to which we have fucked up the web.

: Paprika is a very good app.

: For me, the only good iOS apps left on a 4-inch screen are those made by Apple. Even then it’s hit …

: 🙃

: For people who are getting on the Microsoft hype train: Satya Nadella should be doing much better …

: Haven’t so much as glanced at the news for a few days. 10/10 would recommend.

: I’m back here again.

: I would love to read the Halide blog but in choosing Medium as a host, Sebastiaan de With and Ben …

: Having an extended weekend off was good, and necessary. I was completely away from the computer and …

: The new SE is too big. Thankfully my original model is holding up fine. If I am pressed into a newer …

: I need some more time to adjust to the pandemic and the impact it has had on our lives. I should …

: It’s still weird for me to see people not adhering to social distancing, and not taking the …

: It took me all day to figure out the pun in Watchsmith.

: put me in coach

: The introductory video for Descript is really good.

: Today’s gripes: Pricing your service product based solely on my IP and not letting me change …

: Firefox is… not good on iOS. Not good at all.

: Yesterday I was barely on The Internet at all. 10/10 would recommend.

: ✅ publish a newsletter 😊

: Quick reminder! 🙋‍♂️ I launched the new newsletter for Today I Learned earlier this week. 🎉 Issue 1 …

: The next time you wonder why it is that Manton Reece doesn’t submit the Micro.blog Mac app to …

: > try to load TechCrunch > thirst for whisky intensifies

: 🌈

: I’m not one of those people. Just @brentsimmons being classy as fuck again. 😎

: Late last night I launched the Today I Learned newsletter. Woke up this morning still feeling that …

: But excuse me, I’m not going to write about it anymore. Instead I’m going to do my best to do what I …

: Reward. 🍻

: Making a new thing is so much fun. 😎 (bonus: promise fulfilled)

: Today is a very good day to be listening to Zoë Keating, whose music is always a welcome campanion …

: So that Zoom, eh… that is working out well, huh.

: I’m Rene Ritchie and This… Is Rene Ritchie. It’s great to see Rene building his …

: The lack of PWAs on Firefox makes me sad.

: TIL there are people who dislike Mary Poppins. I mean… wow.

: Seeing people abuse pandemic-related hashtags and search on social media to literally endanger lives …

: The New York Times uses lots of cookies, of course. Of the many they are willing to admit exist, …

: I’ve come to a realisation: Micro.blog will very likely be the last online community for which …

: Riot looks like a nice option for chat. It is even the chosen partner of Mozilla as their IRC …

: I hope people use more independent web technology, such as Micro.blog, and it helps them change …

: The screenshot app I was relying on doesn’t have a proper iPad app. 😒 Also can’t easily …

: Quick update for @til: Have mostly caught up with the Update posts. They’re now back on a good …

: You know those jokes people make about Windows and updates? It’s all true. 😒

: Another Who story being published tomorrow, this time from Russell T. Davies 😱😱😱 cc: @macgenie

: I just wrote the @til Update post for the teacher-specific hosting subscription and it felt pretty …

: “testing”

: Speaking of chill, everybody is super cool on the NetNewsWire #socializing Slack channel.

: Will Smith posted a 90-minute Lo-fi video to his YouTube channel and it’s pretty nice.

: This is great: 1997.chat – AIM is back! 😂 I grabbed swoods85. When in Rome and all that. (h/t …

: Bravo, Aotearoa.

: Jodie Whittaker; the Doctor we need.

: To be clear, for the UK: This virus is providing a look at our future. Even if we minimise death and …

: People who ignore social distancing, self-isolation, and all of the other measures need to be …

: I now have a reason to buy an Apple trackpad. 😏

: Not every post on The Internet requires everybody who reads it to decide they all know The Answer …

: Feeling particularly proud of the general tone of discourse on Micro.blog, at least with regard to …

: You can’t just ask “when does it stop” because you don’t like the feeling of …

: Disney+ has both the X-Men and Spider-Man cartoons from the nineties. So I’ll see you all in a few …

: Reminder: Twitter is an especially bad social network to rely on in times of crisis. It has zero …

: Maybe I’m weird, or old, or probably just both, but the way you pause video on Instagram is …

: Full black background for Dark Mode looks pretty sweet in the Micro.blog iOS app. 😎

: The lack of account authentication (2FA, etc) on Flickr didn’t bother me too much; after all, …

: Right now I’ve never been more relieved to be British. Multiple decades of a national health …

: One of my idle web browsing habits is to use Google Maps to look at remote islands. As a species, we …

: MAYBE IT’S TIME TO TURN THE INTERNET INTO ONE BIG PRATCHETT NOVEL. I’LL START.

: I live in a country in which the manager for our national football team legitimately sounds more …

: Damn it, Jerry.

: I wish people wouldn’t use Micro.blog to give feedback about Micro.blog.

: This is such an important time for us all to try to remember that we can change only that with which …

: Never worry about “appearing to be cool.” It’s pointless since you’ll never …

: We’ve watched the last two coronavirus briefings from the PM live. That’s more than …

: Today I am grateful for coffee. I am looking forward to my imminent cup of coffee. ☕

: Working From Home: WFH Tips, from Sameer Vasta Remote Work series, from Jonathan Hays A thread of …

: SSD in PS5 🤤

: Gonna be extra sad using my little iPad with the Logitech keyboard.

: Tip for media streamers: Download as much stuff as you can, even if it’s for “offline …

: Fuck this virus.

: And now coronavirus has delayed the arrival of Wendy. Fuck.

: Universities are cancelling face-to-face classrooms and yet the schools are still open. 🤔🤔🤔

: I wonder if, here on Micro.blog, there are people who would like to share their Spotify playlists? 🤔 …

: Today I am grateful for the powers of recovery to which I owe my body more thanks than I can …

: Close the schools, you fucking cowards.

: I wonder if Micro.blog would work well as an internal blogging tool. Specifically for small groups …

: I’m starting to think that showing up once every 4-5 years to have an opinon might not be the …

: Not sure we can call them “Conservatives” anymore with spending like that.

: Basecamp are giving away their book about remote work for free. They don’t own the publishing …

: Apple fan: “It’s just easier to go with Apple defaults.” Apple: “No, not …

: As I’m trying to use most websites less often (they are generally terrible, in every way), …

: Pending OS updates slowing down the browser is exactly the type of thing that makes me want to use …

: Today feels like a good day for @til to return. 😎

: 👋 to the non-US micronauts out there! Hope everybody has had, or will have a good day! 🙌

: 👀

: One of my new conditions for working on a project, especially as an indie: No public deadlines.

: Wish more indie developers would sign their web apps. It doesn’t feel good when I have to go …

: The app is designed to be stable and fast. – @brentsimmons, emphasising the most important …

: Cocooning actually doesn’t help us acquire or retain the necessary skills for interacting with …

: Looking forward to the day Google kills Blogger and the resulting deluge of takes declaring that …

: I’ve got Can’t stop me by ProleteR on a loop. 🎶

: Got my first pair of Audio-Technica headphones today. So far, so good. 👍

: Maybe we could have a sub-timeline on Micro.blog just for politics. micro.blog/t/politics That way I …

: A young person doesn’t turn 18 and realise ‘oh, my voting location is …

: It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt …

: go to hell samantha and take your bloody sister with you

: All better than arguments on the internet; hydrating; fresh air; reading; face-to-face …

: Thanks to the latest feature release from the Micro.blog team I can look forward to seeing nice, …

: Working on @til makes me happy. Missed my own deadline (for returning to full activity) but still …

: Looks like Automattic got rid of the annoying GDPR page cover on Tumblr.

: Thinking about how I use bookmarks and considering: regularly delete all bookmarks with the …

: Wow Drafts is so damned quick! @kaa you weren’t kidding

: Testing Drafts action

: Water is good.

: Looking at replies on Twitter, in the browser, logged out, might just be the worst possible way to …

: lol @ people who think edits by Apple to the App Store Review Guidelines will mean they will no …

: Twitter adding a “stories” feature is about right. Look at those image-based posts with …

: Every time I see a screenshot of these security pop-ups from Catalina, I feel my desire to buy a Mac …

: Seeing complaints about Whole Foods since the Amazon acquisition makes me think about my youth. In …

: When talking about making things (literally anything) face-to-face, the first person to say to me …

: Looks like 5G!!! is the new Big Phones!!! for the Apple Is Doomed™ crowd.

: One of the positive consequences of generally stepping away from life as a usable asset on the web …

: The lack of Firefox Containers on iOS is annoying. What’s the point in having these powerful …

: I love the spirit of the indepedent web. I am, however, frustrated by the feeling of wasting my …

: The Social Media Morass – Frosted Echoes I can’t pick a quote. Just read the whole thing …

: When I read this hilariously bad piece from Mark Wilson at Fast Company and see in the bio at the …

: Comment sections (whether silo or not) remain the worst possible place for multi-post replies. Full …

: If it turns out the folks at The Iconfactory have made a contribution to re-adjusting the value of …

: No WWDC with attendees this year, for sure.

: Face masks play a very important role in places like hospitals, but there is very little evidence of …

: More than past time for a formal introduction; good people of Micro.blog, my wonderful wife recently …

: Limiting the Web in My Life The literal cost of using the modern web slapped me in the face just now. It got me thinking… …

: With Firefox alone there are 1.1 GB of cookies stored on my computer. Why can’t we all just …

: We got the official documentation for Wendy’s training. Everyone, seriously, this includes a …

: I’ve taken some time to consider the issue and can confirm: His Dark Materials > Game of …

: A skill for the web that is worth taking your time to learn and improve upon: asking questions. Many …

: Something we all must simply come to terms with is that when you choose “agree” or …

: Since the new iOS app is close to the public launch, it is a good time to remember that @NetNewsWire …

: The floating animoji video from WWDC last year is hypnotic.

: One of the things we don’t talk about enough is how easily your activity on the web can be …

: This kind of “security feature” in Catalina only makes me less sure of buying a Mac. It …

: The Social Web As Background Noise It feels, at some level, that it lets the people in charge off the hook. Thoughts? – Adam …

: Sometimes it’s ok to slow down. When we slow down, it becomes much easier to avoid mistakes …

: My most recently gained anxiety, borne entirely as a result of friction; the incredible form of my …

: My anxiety re: open vs closed web has turned into background noise. I now just live with this demon.

: With regard to app pricing, I see a lot of anti-subscription people who offer praise and thanks for …

: Unfortunately our friend Sameer Vasta appears to have left Micro.blog. Don’t forget: You can …

: With the open web, all of this scraping and embedding and the like… feels so invasive and …

: One of my biggest problems with the IndieWeb movement is how the DIY nature of it is often paired …

: Every website of a podcast show should have a broadly-agreed set of information. If I can’t …

: Currently resisting the urge to become a font nerd. Unsure how long that’ll last. 😬

: I see foldable phones turned out to be a very serious product category and not a gimmick at all.

: CONFIRMED: Wendy is coming to stay with us in April, for the next stage of the …

: “It’s going to look pretty good, then, isn’t it,” said War testily, …

: You know that thing where we don’t rely on soul-crushingly awful corporations to do that thing …

: I tried to use a feature in Instagram but it doesn’t work on the SE. The screen is literally …

: > sees WhatsApp banner on Netflix > immediately takes a much more critical eye to everything …

: Current version of my profile for the web: <swoods.net> My blog stays where it has been for a …

: I’m going to spend a lot of time investigating if it is possible to do the following: Use …

: I have yet to find a network that is as nearly as bullet-proof as bookmarks+feeds.

: Instead of trying that shiny new app or service or platform, which you inevitably not use very much …

: Why couldn’t Keybase stay away from the platform disease? Why ruin an authenticator by trying …

: Red Dwarf is 32 years old. 😱

: I’m gonna drop WorkFlowy, for good this time. The way they hijack the keyboard when …

: SHE IS PRECIOUS 😭😭😭

: WENDY IS HERE 😍😍😍😍

: Email newsletters should be text-only. Y/N?

: I miss @smokey. I hope everything is ok, buddy.

: I’m starting to think The Internet isn’t the best place in which to make jokes.

: We have a special visitor stopping by tomorrow; a golden labrador by the name of Wendy! Today I am …

: First imagine the person about whom you are talking is in fact the most important person in the …

: Windows: “Select a time to restart” Me: “How about no”

: Basecamp is easily one of the best Windows apps I have used.

: Substack has a built-in PO Box, you say. 🤔

: Naming things is fun. 😃

: Woodkid - Run Boy Run - Live at Montreux 15.07.2016 🔥

: Me: I am eschewing this streaming trash and managing my MP3s! Me, five seconds into dealing with …

: I forgot just how nice Basecamp is to use.

: … the more a writer attributes the actions of Apple, an enormous corporation with thousands …

: When even people like John Gruber, who have lent full-throated support for blog feed technology, are …

: I feel so sorry for the people at Fantastical. The mob mentality of Twitter is going to damage the …

: Speaking of CAH, the website for their new restaurant is classy as fuck.

: Comedy Website ClickHole to Become Independent and Employee-Owned in Partnership with Cards Against …

: I have a visceral reaction to sites that block “open in new tab” and force pop-ups as an …

: Two of my favourite things about my iPhone SE are; the lack of a stupid bump; the shape and size for …

: Today I am grateful for @manton, @macgenie, @cheesemaker and all of the work they do to make …

: Why did I say thoughtful so many times? Because there is value in infusing everything we do and say …

: It’ll be interesting to see who, if anyone, Gruber gets access to at this years WWDC. Lot of …

: Foiled by the Micro.blog (web) post blog switcher again. Curses!

: Using a web service to host your photos has never been a good idea. There’s no point getting …

: Thinking about the independent web being friendlier to the average person – which is true …

: Reading user feedback on the web via the filter of offering support is an exercise in patience, and …

: When Apple inevitably closes the iTunes Store it’ll be interesting to see if somebody else …

: I need people with annual subscription offerings to listen to me: You need to show the god-damn …

: Confirmed: gotten is not a word. You can all stop using it now.

: Finding new keyboard shortcuts that halve your workload feels so damn good.

: And it runs at less than 1% CPU usage on an iPhone SE. – Marco Arment, Introducing Voice Boost …

: My tolerance for advertising – especially that of low quality – has sunk to almost zero.

: Un-following accounts on Micro.blog is much more difficult than doing the same on the silos. …

: Now would be a good time to learn Hugo and the ins and outs of Micro.blog themes, huh.

: TIL about ARS-based programming.

: Enjoying nothing but Les Gordon right now. So damn good. 🎶

: Do you know what’s better than a “Carer’s Awareness Day”? Pay the fucking …

: Just because something is in “the News” doesn’t mean you are duty-bound to pay it …

: There’s something to be said for piss & vinegar.

: Entirely done with shallow Influencers and people who lack the courage to commit truly to their …

: If you think switching social networks can mask the basic fact that a lot of humans are terrible to …

: POSSE is one of the biggest negative forces actively maintained by the IndieWeb. Cross-posted items …

: If Viticci doesn’t appear on The Talk Show, now of all times, then what even is the point.

: I’m fascinated by the perception of touch-based technology, specifically iOS on the iPad. I …

: In 10 years from now, will functional websites still exist? (“functional” = useful and …

: Replies hosted at your own blog – Manton Reece It’s a good job I’m getting back to …

: Final site update: Back to work

: In conjunction with my new post questioning the value of the independent web, I’ve just read …

: I’ve stopped manually creating excerpts of my personal posts for Micro.blog. It’s too …

: What's the point in the independent web? The firmer I become in my convictions that the independent web is the neccessary alternative to …

: Some people say they like social media because it’s made real-life interactions with people …

: I need a new keyboard and it’s going to be much smaller than my current das. As such this …

: Micro.blog is a place ripe for blog-based projects. So many people who at the very least have …

: Am I blind or have Anker yet to release a USB-C to USB-C (3.1) braided charge cable (preferably …

: DuckDuckGo but even faster

: vine’s back

: Weirdly, clever quips on The Internet don’t actually fix problems in your country.

: Batman will never be better on film than when Nolan was in charge. Ever.

: Too many people like to talk about being into blogging and then do no blogging at all, choosing …

: He’s not the messiah! 😔

: Sia’s voice… howwwww???

: The Bokeh landing page is looking pretty damn good

: Most people can’t get enough of those trees. Now the forest, oh boy, that is a sight to …

: Inspired by @macgenie, I’m going to state that for which I am currently grateful: The new …

: Yesterday’s xkcd is a good one.

: My first camera: And my first camera bag: So far I’ve only taken a couple of photos but …

: I’ve basically given up on the idea that, whilst there is plenty of great film to be found …

: 16 gigs of RAM, i7 CPU, recently used the built-in “reset” option… still the …

: I do love this SE… but uh… performance sure is becoming an issue. I guess this makes …

: First new books of the year. 📚

: Can we destroy hashtags? If I say please maybe it’ll happen.

: Much happier with my site now. Just need two fixes; the Home menu link doesn’t appear on the …

: So iCloud Family Sharing seriously doesn’t include Notes? Wow.

: WorkFlowy is my brainstorming space. It’s so good I often accidentally start using it for …

: Email is awful. – Allen Pike, Human-Only Inboxes This continues to be my favourite post …

: … spending time on Twitter isn’t doing something about the bad stuff. – Sara Winge I …

: Reminder to self re: the web; it is more than ok to have a social profile and not post to it for …

: When a service restricted to the USA does not include this piece of information on their website, I …

: Of course I decided to stay away from Twitter. Of course I did. (reason for the conclusion: …

: I forgot how scummy Spotify tend to be. Maybe I’ll just drop streaming music altogether. I …

: 📁Wishlist➡📁Apple➡📁Mac➡[34 items] 😬

: Imagine what a comprehensive, open library could be! Open Library Vision Now this is a social …

: Couple of resources for escaping Amazon for reading: Ethical alternatives to Amazon Books, Kindle, …

: You know you’ve listened to a lot of The Talk Show when you see a SodaStream and wonder just …

: Me: I regret to announce that I will not use a third-party app for twitter dot com Also me: ohhhhh …

: Never Ending Saga Of The Stupid Conundrum (I’m getting this bullshit out of my system.) Potential Twitter set-up: Tiny follow list, …

: I suppose this is a stupid question but: has the pinned list feature been made available for third …

: I can confirm that, yes, Ricky Gervais has always been a miserable, horrible little shit.

: Me: Micro.blog is amazing because it encourages actual replies with actual words! Also me: single …

: Back on my bullshit.

: Solving the Conundrum Lately I continue to think about my social network conundrum. I have wittled down my indecision to …

: Facebook used a popular, ostensibly teen-oriented magazine as a tool to lie about the …

: 👀

: One of my potential Amazon replacements: Hive

: If your blogs aren’t freely accessible via feeds and your podcasts aren’t freely …

: Should a first-time watch of the US Office start from season 2? I’ve heard that season 1 …

: Learning just how inconsistent the experience is when it comes to posting an image to Micro.blog on …

: I’m starting to think the part of me that adores albums and binge-listening to discographies …

: The day has now turned into a Mountain Goats kinda day. 🎶

: It’s a Beatles kinda day. 🕺🎶

: One of the benefits of not just using Google (including YouTube) or Twitter for search is that I am …

: Every day, regarding the web, is a walk along two lines: Must try to make the web better, in any way …

: I love Panic’s website.

: The Mac Mini is priced in a weird way. For the same specs, and including the cost of the LG …

: My SE, even with software that is increasingly hostile to the screen size, is the best tech-buying …

: The sooner Safari on iPad gets better (Apple should be doing everything they can to make it easy for …

: Reminder: Calibre is the thing you want for e-books with less Amazon.

: Turns out I’m still really into Micro.blog*. * I could easily add more along the same lines of …

: Is there really no such thing as currently playing in Overcast? Trying to get Play Next to make …

: I’m going to try something: I will take all of the online shopping I do (it’s not that …

: The problem isn’t that I want a dog. The problem is that I want all of the dogs.

: oK

: Home screen: January, 2020 (null)

: Neither is it for the weak in Spirit. For, being Black in America oftentimes means living in and …

: 😒 (h/t Leo Ji)

: Super sad to see Omnibear missing from Firefox.

: ProtonMail’s calendar is now in beta. This a piece of software for which I would be willing to …

: Days since last Facebook scandal One for your bookmarks. A reminder that no amount of good things …

: For 2020, I will embrace the power of sleep.

: Developing your thoughts and a clear position in a written form that you are comfortable with people …

: A quick New Years Eve note regarding TIL. Looking forward to doing more, and doing it better. 🍻

: yas

: Reddit is finally eating itself alive. In the real world, free web services cannot be sustained …

: Steve Jobs used to talk about Apple being uncomfortable working with orifices. I feel comfortable …

: Slack’s composer really is terrible now, isn’t it.

: I would very much like to upgrade to Flickr Pro but how can anyone trust this page?

: One of the cruellest things the ambient culture can teach people is that criticism is bad and any …

: The music you listen to when you fall in love… now that is magic.

: This is my favourite week of the year.

: Plain text > all of your proprietary faves

: Just like with Today I Learned, I’m going to disappear for the holidays. Bye!

: Updated Windows -> Chrome session destroyed Fuck it. This is my opportunity to demote Chrome to a …

: For the price of four Mac Pro wheels I could buy two of my current laptop and I’d have money …

: Making things for the web as if the hyper-surveillance era never began is important. It’s one …

: People need to stop expecting their tech podcasters to change toxic culture in tech companies and …

: I thought Keybase looked like a good idea. I noticed people on Micro.blog getting excited about it. …

: One of the reasons I dislike Apple’s change to the strict annual schedule for major releases …

: The older I get, the less inclined I am to watch TV. Too much hassle for not a lot of quality.

: “Priority! Mud room!” – Merlin Mann, Mud Rooms, Red Letters, and Real Priorities I …

: Something is screwed up with my Google/Android settings to the point where the web is convinced …

: Students had arrived legally in the US on student visas, but the school they were lured into was a …

: I see everybody on the internet is continuing to waste collective energy over big, centralised …

: This job board on Techmeme reads like a list of threats. (Note: Automattic has… ambitions.)

: Is the Finder quick? Using File Explorer on Windows feels like death by a thousand cuts in and of …

: She likes the new rug. A lot.

: The icons in Safari’s toolbar on the iPad are terrible. Obscure nonsense. Also, I thought it …

: Idea: Podcast Library

: Apple: Look at all these monies. Also Apple: Just gotta take the store down to update some prices …

: iOS looks so good on a 4-inch screen.

: Home Screen: December, 2019

: Hey Google, translate everybody’s use of the word “Instagram” on the web to …

: I wonder if a lot of the conjecture about RSS – including the boring refrain of “RIP …

: I miss Vine.

: It is 8 years later and I still can’t believe they made Skyrim.

: Succesfully cropped a photo in Photoshop. Ready for my career in design.

: what they do in the shadows

: I forgot just how good a smartphone with a 4 inch screen is. These companies are seriously missing a …

: Got my new phone.

: Some markdown apps to justify your procrastination: Mark Text Notable Boostnote

: 🙏🏻 = high-five

: Holiday — The Surprise

: treat day

: Slippery slope.

: Is Dropbox the best option for automatic syncing between computers? Example: take photo on phone …

: Koalas are functionally extinct. Good job, everyone.

: What do you think, for @til; Short: tilmb.net OR Descriptive: today-i-learned.net

: There are good things on Facebook! Sure. The trains run on time.

: … the great social network (the web itself) – Brent Simmons

:

: Starter video for learning about mental health: How Big a Problem is Mental Illness?

: I’m going to stop posting for now. It’s too difficult to post to my blog in a way that …

: The elder-blog is a direct contrast to the idea of truly blogging for now where posts are of the …

: Blogging on Windows is frustrating. So many times I want to quickly share a quote, a basic link, …

: If you say something in the written word, do not repeat it in audio or video. If you say something …

: Today’s soundtrack: The Beatles.

: Social Network Conundrum When it comes to mainstream silos vs the independent web and the growing options, this is my …

: Instagram is undoubtedly Facebook’s strongest shield against becoming the next Myspace.

: People Will Not Join Your New Social Network We should be careful before copying everything from Twitter. – Manton Reece, The way out …

: Does anybody in the UK use a service for renting a PO box? The only option I’ve seen that …

: For today’s Word That Will Always Look Incorrectly Spelled: relief.

: Does anybody read/use Today I Learned?

: One of my favourite things about Micro.blog is the spirit of maintaining a lightweight strucutre. …

: The people who make silo social networks unironically use the word content.

: Reminder: Checking your Google app permissions is a healthy digital habit

: Youtube’s new Don’t recommend channel option might be its best feature… ever?

: Armored ICE Vehicle Sparks Panic In Queens During Firearms Bust cool

: 👀

: We met an akita today. It’s the first time I’ve ever met one and she was big and strong …

: I will never not misspell occasion.

: Ass.lol

: Reminders for Microblogvember: Just post once per day with the prompt word. Hashtags are irrelevant. …

: One of my current goals with regard to changing my consumption habits is to get back to reading. …

: Lizzo is AMAZING

: It’s always gratifying to see creative work become the catalyst for more work. Determined to …

: When in the middle of a significant yet lengthy piece of work it’s always important to …

: I truly wish the IndieWeb movement was much less of a hobby for the few who can afford to indulge in …

: Lot of people out for Halloween in the city this evening. I always enjoy the costumes, the …

: Breaking News: #Influencer Network Maker Mantan Roice Bans Ads In Controversial Move

: 👀

: A great feature of Micro.blog: No scrolljacking.

: When you break things up, you do this because you want to update things idenpenent of each other. …

: The feature Apply Text Transform in BBEdit 13 makes me want to buy a Mac. 🤯

: Reminder: British Daylight Savings has started so we’re back at GMT.

: Hozier performed a surprise show in a New York City subway and sounded as good as, if not better, …

: Whenever I watch clips of Queen live I just… ugh Freddie was the definition of superstar.

: A skill I would like to develop a lot more: critical thinking and the expression thereof. If I ever …

: It’s cold outside.

: When people talk about something they love, I am happy. When people talk about something in which …

: For the watch nerds out there: Are Skagen reliable?

: Google have messed around with tab controls in Chrome. … sigh

: Why are any journalists determined to declare RSS “dead” when it could in fact be a …

: Apple needs a solid two years of working on its software with one underlying philosophy guiding all …

: MKBHD x Will Smith

: LOOK AT THE OTTER EMOJI. LOOK AT ITS LITTLE FACE.

: Not that I expect it’ll be much of a balm to those Apple users who are currently struggling …

: If you’re using silo networks, aka “social media”, such as Twitter, Facebook, and …

: Gonna go ahead and pass on Joker. Tip for those who are unsure: it’s made by the same person …

: It’s that day again.

: oh no wikipedia changed

: Damn it 2 minutes into Seinfeld and I’m already into it. Whole multiple seasons of TV I now …

: Be the kind and compassionate adult who you wished was available when you were younger. Don’t …

: I’m looking back on this month of Micro.blog updates and just wow @manton, @macgenie, and …

: A very late night working on @til is much more enjoyable than feeling bad about not working on the …

: Emoji in 👉🏻the bio👈🏻.

: For the first time in my life I just saw somebody post the US version of the word endeavour and …

: The aforementioned chromecast and lyrics features for Apple Music on Android (middle and left icons, …

: Dark Mode for Apple Music… on Android. Also: built-in chromecast support and the new lyrics …

: This is my favourite Ted Talk.

: Spaced is now 20 years old… <oldmanyellsatcloud.jpg>

: Things I Am Highly Unlikely To Encounter On A Micro.blog Hosted Site; a list: javascript bloat …

: CGP Grey was locked out of his YouTube account – you know, the thing that literally defines …

: I need to find a good piece of software for re-using snippets of text, specifically with markdown …

: One of my big wishes for the web is that people who publish professionally can find ways to host …

: 9/21/19

: A thing I wish I could teach my younger self: Proper hydration, posture, and movement will make your …

: Endgame continues to be amazing on multiple viewings. 🎥

: My wife and I went to the Apple store yesterday to properly look at some of the shinies together for …

: The Leap of Faith scene from Into the Spider-Verse is my favourite from the past year. 📽

: I really wish it was easier to manage my following list on Micro.blog. It’s one of very few …

: Pretty close to two years on Micro.blog and my favourite number 1 feature continues to be: No …

: Want. That. Watch.

: twitter is not a good platform for discourse – Sarah Z Lack of clarity and context is best for …

: With regard to Micro.blog updates, it’s fair to say that @manton has been on a roll this …

: One of the best things about football that I miss are people like Eric Cantona. 🤣🤣🤣

: Regarding my contact details Quick technical note: I have changed my email address. My details can be found on my contact page, …

: Big goals for the immediate future; finish removing all politics from my online life (progress has …

: no RSS no party

: My blog is now mirrored to Twitter, if you’re into that kind of thing. This feels like the …

: Apple Maps in DuckDuckGo, Bing Maps, and OpenStreetMap are all inferior to Google Maps. Does anybody …

: Search on Pocket Casts needs a lot of work. Makes the app frustrating to use and just adds another …

: An incoming Harvard freshman, a 17 year old Palestinian boy, had his visa cancelled & was …

: The weird thing about Brexit for me, personally, is that it coincides with big changes for my wife …

: More than two years of an “indiscriminate iPhone attack”, centring on both websites and …

: The colours in the new Apple invite are just lovely.

: Home Screen: August, 2019 As part of my move away from Google, I’m now trying (and enjoying) …

: The success of social media is especially confusing in light of technological progress; we have made …

: Of all of the issues people have with Google, when I think about the potential they have squandered …

: Replies on Micro.blog A reply to the ongoing discussion about replies Going back to at least earlier this year it seemed …

: Of the many things I have attempted to change in my life, it’s fair to say transitioning to a …

: One of the phrases I hate to hear: “Bad language.” How about we all stop trying to …

: One of the reasons I trust @manton and @macgenie and @cheesemaker more than, say, the latest …

: She barely knew how to Google, and yet here she was, browsing Wikipedia articles and D&D …

: Bad Reading on the Broken Web I’ve just been reading twitter in my browser – it’s a bad procrastination habit …

: Conversations like this are why I am looking to leave Google once and for all. Jeremy Keith does a …

: Google’s auto-complete in search is horrible. One of many significant examples of how they are …

: Missy Elliott - Throw It Back 🔥🔥🔥

: It’s amazing how easily we allow sensational, transparently dishonest crap into our lives. Our …

: Perception is unquestionably one of the most difficult barriers faced by the independent web. Even …

: Twitter would be infinitely improved if they just banned all politicians.

: ‘My Instagram got hacked and I lost my business’ I think about events like this a lot. …

: Sony buying Insomniac… wow. And Kojima RT’d the announcement. 🤔

: App Launch Map – Spend more time developing your app This goes right onto my wishlist and the …

: Welp. No university course this year. Time for a new plan.

: The correlation between “tech advocate” and junky feeds has to be high positive. I know …

: When I look at how much people are accomplishing and they then share personally via mainstream …

: I hope Automattic doesn’t add paid plans to Tumblr. Ads are bad but there’s something …

: BBC: Media giants Viacom and CBS to merge in latest mega-deal This video will never get old.

: We should expect Apple to lead the industry on this front, but in fact, they’re far behind. – …

: Oh I’ll bet Sajid Javid is “a low tax guy”. In more ways than one.

: How is it legal for delivery people to use both the buzzer and knocker on your front door?

: per month, billed annually This is what it says for WordPress hosted plans and yet some people …

: Apple has sort of remembered the web exists. Those App Previews can’t be found via any sort of …

: Tumblr > Gutenberg

: I wonder how long it’ll take Automattic to de-Verizon Tumblr. 🤔

: Sometimes I have a moment when I’m just like: Freddie Mercury… howwwwwwwwwww

: Clearly Micro.blog has inspired the folks at WordPress.

: My unpopular opinion: it’s a testimony to the Clintons’ extraordinarily hardball political acumen …

: Still relevant: This Is America

: Recently watched Dunkirk for the first time. That’s another one I can already tell is going to …

: I’ve been catching up on the different shows from The Economist, and today listened to the In …

: I have played video games for the vast majority of my life. I have never once killed a person. …

: Enquiring about a Software Engineering course at a university was not one of my expectations for …

: Instagram, from Facebook

: As I get older, and hopefully that will be possible, if I am asked about The Great Troubles of our …

: One of my absolutely favourite things about music is just how good it is at destroying limited …

: Must watch for, well, anybody: I, Daniel Blake 📽

: Songlink is a nice alternative to providing links to music streaming silos.

: Threaded tweets as a replacement for blog posts feels like fetch literally happened.

: I’m like: I’ll never ruin my blog by even using the words Boris Johnson! And then …

: I’m going to try something over the next few years; create and maintain a sustainable …

: Passport approved! 🙌🏻

: Finally stopped adding milk to my tea. Next up: finding higher quality tea.

: We finally watched Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse last week and I’m still thinking about it …

: haha thanks heatwave I didn’t need sleep anyway 😒

: It is July, in the year 2019, and there are still people requesting an Android version of Overcast. …

: Spoilers… spoilers everywhere. I need to improve my browsing habits to avoid sites where the …

: I’d like to thank Marina Hyde and every other so-called progressive author for using my job …

: Been a while since I posted any kaomoji. This’ll do: ಠ_ಠ

: The more I think about the news vs punditry and expertise, the more I agree with @JohnPhilpin re: …

: Blep. For @macgenie. 💛

: To think, the planet used to tolerate our species. Soon enough it will be rid of us, then hopefully …

: i wonder what would happen if i started writing all of my posts like this 🤔

: The customer-based Amazon Strike is unlikely to help the people who work for Amazon in their fight …

: Capitalism is one hell of a drug.

: I am now seriously looking at analogue watches and it’s all @collin’s fault.

: Welp. There goes Apple’s position as the benevolent dictator of podcasts. It’ll be …

: Taika Waititi is returning to the many worlds of Thor. – Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter A …

: Nationwide raids to sweep up undocumented families for deportation are scheduled to begin Sunday, …

: Still not sure about removing Facebook* from your life? They embed tracking data inside photos you …

: Reminder: pundits are not experts.

: For all of the negative things I have to say about Zuckerberg, his posed photos still make me laugh …

: That so-called fine for Facebook is just another brick to be thrown by non-voters. It’s not …

: Long form writing on the web is like anything else that has the most value; it might not be the …

: TIL about the American Community Survey. I know “the” census gets the vast majority of …

: A vulnerability in the Mac Zoom Client allows any malicious website to enable your camera without …

: Welp Spider-Man spoilers happened. It was inevitable, I guess.

: … small groups of deeply passionate people can often be more productive than large groups of …

: Since videos cannot be played on Twitter unless you are signed into an account, we can now …

: I’ve just read a post in which somebody shortened Liverpool to ‘Pool. 🤔

: More than ever, I value local storage. The alternative – “the Cloud” – is …

: You know, for a while there I forgot about tracking pixels. It was a happier time in my life.

: Naming poll: Concentration camps Concentration Camps concentration camps Happy (early) 4th of July! …

: Ever since getting involved with Micro.blog I can’t stop thinking about: Thanks to the open …

: TIL Quidditch has become a real sport.

: There’s no doubt that the Russians did interfere in the election. And I think the …

: Here’s to the clever people at Google who decided the useless Security Alert notifications on …

: THE RAIN IS HERE PRAISE JEEBUS

: Whenever there are big changes with Apple, if there’s anything as predictable as “hot …

: Yesterday I used a phone call to cancel my TV Licence. Yep. Your highest chance for success is with …

: Do By Friday: The Kill Zone This was, as they say, a good one.

: In my 22 years of doing visits with children in detention, I have never heard of this level of …

: You can spec an iPad Pro up to £1869 but still can’t directly use web development tools on …

: There are a number of different third-party Micro.blog projects in development. Using Today I …

: The new community-based projects have made me think about one of my favourite things about …

: Quick list of recent additions to the Micro.blog community: Micro Monday newsletter Film Festival …

: Language and the New Social Web (Note: I originally wrote this on Slack, as part of a thread about Micro.blog as a name.) I know …

: Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders, and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress. Sick …

: Starting my day with a combination of Life and Experience, from the master himself. Looking forward …

: I don’t have a recommendation for Micro Monday but I do have suggestions: Discover Including …

: They should isolate the Apple Music or News team and force them to go through App Review, pay 30%, …

: Up to 3.7 million pensioners who previously received a free TV licence will now have to pay for it. …

: As I’ve just said in this conversation, think about it, those who are cynical with regard to …

: TIL there are people who think of Elon Musk as “real life Iron Man” and now I want to …

: One of the changes to WWDC this year – at least I think it’s from this year since I …

: I would like to create cat sanctuaries all over the world for all of the strays and rescues, and …

: Gay couple beaten up for refusing to kiss for men’s entertainment A news headline. Go ahead …

: Here’s to all of the people genuinely complaining that Apple didn’t return to the Mac …

: I’ve got beta 4 of Android Q and immediately switched to the gesture based navigation. …

: Apple also revamped bug reporting for WWDC. There’s so much stuff this year.

: One of the social skills I’m working on at the moment is remembering to ask questions in a …

: D&D… just wow.

: Comments is the new issue of xkcd and yet again Randall Munroe is right on the money. 😘👌🏻

: Taika Waititi’s intro for his commentary on Thor: Ragnarok is probably the best thing …

: Tim Smith’s Bokeh has been funded, which is great news! There’s still time to back it …

: Starting to eye up YouTube as the next silo to drop for personal use. It’s the last one left …

: Piss off, ghost!

: OK. That’s enough WWDC excitement for now. Back to work on @til and a bunch of shamefully late …

: We don’t answer to advertisers or venture capitalists. We answer to you. – @smith, …

: iOS 13 support for iPhone starts at the 6S. This means no new features for 5 and 5S. SE should be …

: Find My is a really bad name. The app, however, is a good idea (the previous structure of two …

: That was one hell of a keynote. Now for the blog posts, podcasts, and so on! Also… Swift sure …

: That Mac Pro looks fucking hot.

: Apple login + random email address niiiice 🔥

: The UPLOAD DATE filter for YouTube used to have a date picker, you could choose a range. Now …

: Remember when you praisin’ the butterfly Don’t you ever disrespect the fucking …

: One of the reasons I miss iOS so much is YouTube, specifically with regard to how genuinely bad it …

: I really miss iOS on my 5S. It was so good, especially when I first got it – with iOS 8 …

: USA now considers its gas exports to be freedom gas “Molecules of US freedom” is …

: It’s a two-part blockbuster from @smokey with This Week on Micro.blog: Part 1 Part 2 Yes, …

: We Need to Talk About the Larger Scope No one is forcing these game developers to take these jobs – @frostedechoes, on the effects …

: Significant parts of Facebook and Twitter run unattended. – @manton, Unattended Algorithms …

: Micro.blog is slower, but also more considered. – @frostedechoes, Social Decay @macgenie has …

: We don’t need probable cause, sir. We can stop and search whoever we want. – US border …

: What’s beef? Beef is when you murder motherfuckers on a beat, kill ’em all, kill …

: Theresa May getting the boot the same week British Steel enters insolvency. Strong and stable.

: Blog a Lot I think people neglect to write blog posts because the feedback loop is not as tangible as the …

: hashtag stop websites from vomiting their newsletter sign-ups at people 2019

: I don’t have a recommendation for Micro Monday but I do have suggestions: Discover Including …

: The older I get the more I appreciate focused media publications. Not those who decide they must …

: My favourite Game of Thrones character: Drogon. A very good boy.

: The development of Micro.blog has been steady and thorough from the day the Kickstarter campaign …

: Boom. Front page. Not bad eh, @manton.

: Having lots of work to do makes avoiding Game of Thrones spoilers so much easier. For all of my …

: See, the thing with John Wick is that I saw the first one and because of a particular scene early in …

: A blur at night.

: Bloomberg: “End to end encryption is pointless.” Also Bloomberg: “Use our website …

: Strahd von Zarovich is a dick.

: I just used calc in CSS for the first time and in the immortal words of Mr. Reeves: woah.

: There is currently a technical problem on Micro.blog, specifically with regard to photos. I’m …

: The line between “I hate these silos and everything they represent” and “I like …

: One of my favourite things about Micro.blog as an independent, opinionated platform is the …

: Bokeh will be ad-free, have a chronological timeline, and will be private by default. That means …

: Apple could do a lot worse than ripping off the Pixel with two things: Unlimited photos taken with …

: Apple User Documentation or the Lack Thereof There’s an interesting conversation here regarding Apple and support documentation, …

: The statement went against everything I had experienced as a person who stutters. – Pratik …

: For now, Spotify is only focused on content promotion within its own service — not anything outside …

: A part of the knowledge-based industry is its adoption of the same mindset from older industries: …

: Motion to move Wednesday to Friday, Your Honour.

: It’s been a year already: First of May

: This month was maybe three days long.

: Person: “Ah this thing I’m trying to do is difficult.” The Internet: “Oh …

: The baby is born. The mother meets with the doctor. They take care of the baby. They wrap the baby …

: Life is too short for paying attention to the words of miserable strangers.

: It’s interesting to see the replies to Gabriel Santiago’s post, in which a group of iOS …

: On the Wisdom of Ents Don’t be hasty! I was getting ahead of myself. Today I Learned is not going to stop – to …

: 👀

: Apple spends $30 million per month on Amazon Web Services, huh? I’m sure that’s super …

: I’m sure I would eventually get used to working in a library but everytime I am in here I …

: Still confused by all the fuss over today. Plus you’ve all got it the wrong way around; …

: It’s been great to see the recent development of Indigenous, by Kristof De Jaegar. My …

: It’s test-driven space adventuring. – @macgenie, re: Star Trek Voyager on The Weekly …

: Reminder that last week President Trump’s ban on transgender people in the military became the …

: this pocket of wind resistance – @bsag, Micro Monday: Episode 56 BSAG hit the nail directly on …

: If Apple are (rightfully) taking shit for broken keyboards, Samsung can also (rightfully) take shit …

: Spikes on trees in Oxford to ‘stop bird poo’ The height of English civilisation on …

: Girls/Girls/Boys by Panic! At The Disco is great but my favourite thing is this: Two years ago i …

: We always credit sources for news, tutorials, and other articles; we link to other websites …

: My recent announcement regarding the non-cancellation of TIL was soon followed by a bout of flu-like …

: I see the annual release of I Don’t Watch Game Of Thrones Aren’t I Special posts are …

: More than 141,000 girls in all Welsh primary and secondary schools will be given access to free …

: The Swiss supreme court overturns referendum result due to “incomplete” information …

: Video hosting in Micro.blog This is a fantastic update. Not only does it open up the possibility for …

: A microblog dedicated to maps? That’ll do nicely. Bonus; it is in fact a Hosted Micro.blog …

: Go back to LonDON! Classic. 😂

: Despite my reasons for returning to iPhone, there is one thing in particular I wish Apple would …

: But everything about the presentation of release notes in this sheet is obviously bad. – John …

: Spark for Android It’ll be interesting to see if it’s worth dumping the Gmail app.

: In good news: @til is not going to stop. In better news: I am feeling much better. Longer posts …

: Goodbye, Internet. I am no longer maintaining Today I Learned. Having given the project a lot of thought, specifically …

: That new iPad Air might become my Chromebook replacement. 🤔 I wonder if this is part of Apple …

: Big week.

: I’m going to go ahead and break up my current blitz of replies on Micro.blog by saying: sorry! …

: I continue to feel great relief at the lack of a traditional commenting system in place on my Hosted …

: Sorry, the customizing tools did not load correctly Go fuck yourself, WordPress.

: Noise Reduction Only I have the key, and only I get to decide what’s allowed inside. – Cheri Baker, My New …

: Nothing quite like some music from the wonderful Zoë Keating to hit that perfect spot where calm …

: No, seriously, tell me about your “Euroskeptic” bullshit whilst I sit here frightened …

: I miss Vine.

: I’m like “I should start a Brexit podcast!” and then I’m like “wait …

: FOUR YEARS TO THE DAY. REST IN PEACE, SIR TERRY PRATCHETT OBE.

: Torn between two choices: Continue ramping up Today I Learned, publish longer writing to my blog …

: The more you learn about the modern web, the more you have to admit the reality; a handful of …

: Oh look, it’s Micro Monday! I need to talk about @hollyhoneychurch for a minute. Between the …

: Maps are cool.

: I have two aims regarding my opposition to the corporate web; establish alternative means of …

: Three different recommendations for your consideration: Le onde, by Ludovico Einaudi O, by Damien …

: Considering getting a paper dictionary for my desk, since web dictionaries are as awful as so many …

: Perhaps I am well and truly getting old – or maybe ageism continues to influence my thought …

: Pirates of the Caribbean Theme but it’s played on two calculators This was the whole point of …

: Today is another day in which I am grateful to live in a country where guns are difficult to obtain …

: Looking back on Dean Allen’s Twitter feed and thinking yep, that’s how it should have …

: “Just” is a dangerous word. – Brad Frost, a man after my own heart

: Just writing is more important than your choice of software, platform of choice, or even your …

: Make Blog Posts Readable Again

: Human culture is one hell of a drug.

: Going to keep my eye out for reviews of the MP02 by Punkt., which is the best looking model …

: You can get to grips with Micro.blog by using the resource I have created: @til. Today I Learned is …

: “This item is free*!” * not including taxes, shipping, and other costs we don’t …

: “Tim Apple” or as we like to call him tApple

: What people think programming is vs. how it actually is

: You: “People who work at Facebook and Uber should quit because they’re super …

: I’ll never not spell it Waterstone’s. You’ll pry that apostrophe from my cold, …

: The depth of (attainable) 3rd party software remains the leading factor attracting me to the Mac and …

: Finally listening to Hozier and wondering why it took me five years. 🎶

: But does all social media use consist of these projections? No. – @cheri, Is Social Media a …

: If you have listened to the latest episode of Micro Monday, the Q&A special with Manton and were …

: Super Pro Tips for Life: delete distracting apps from your phone; restrict access to them on all of …

: My 1000th Micro.blog post.

: Senator John Cornyn, representing “the great state of Texas”, is quoting Mussolini. Yep.

: The people of the USB-IF can go fuck themselves. Arrogant dickweeds.

: One of my favourite parts of making @til is when I have to use the different versions of Micro.blog. …

: Apparently a square phablet with a crease in the screen is what we now think of as impressive.

: Reminder: IndieWebCamp has been happening in Austin, Texas, and you can see everything on YouTube, …

: It’s amazing just how civil people can be online when you are discussing… well, nothing …

: The words “David”, “Tennant”, and “podcast” are all I needed to …

: Reminder: Core Assistance is a good website and you should check to see if any of the resources can …

: Measles… fucking measles in the so-called developed part of this planet in 20-fucking-19.

: Now completely done with this Chromebook. It is officially significantly inferior to my basic …

: One of my favourite things about Micro.blog is the early-morning version of my timeline, made up of …

: Don Cheadle hosted SNL, wearing a PROTECT TRANS KIDS shirt and a jersey with CCCP on the front and …

: I’ve just witnessed the marvels of our technological world. Tried to use Facebook Messenger on …

: testing categories with Omnibear

: As Amazon buys Eero, the only advice I have for Hot Take Season is to delete your Twitter and …

: Here’s a tip for particularly effective self-care: watch all of Parks and Recreation. Every …

: FREEDOM OF PRESS IS FOR THE BIRDS

: Meowing, chirping, yowling! NOISY Bengal cats talking! why yes my blog is now exclusively the realm …

: Cats Welcoming Owners Home Compilation This is why we made the web.

: Hi people on Micro.blog, Just wanted to say it’s been great getting to know everybody, and …

: There are some days when all I can think about is how the USA was founded by people claiming to want …

: Huh… Maps products from tech companies sure were a great way to accelerate the subjugation of …

: Before I even begin to build a website for a client, I engage in a deep conversation around two …

: Microsoft should stop trying to make apps A question I have has been previously asked by somebody else on the Microsoft support forum thing, …

: I’m trying to create a new calendar in the Windows Calendar app and I swear to fucking god …

: Listening to Too Dry to Cry by Willis Earl Beal and it’s just so good. Need to not just listen …

: Just looking at my Micro.blog timeline you’d think it was Christmas morning or something. Nah; …

: The latest customisation-based updates to Micro.blog make the case for moving your blog over even …

: I can’t imagine a sadder way of living life than analysing art before you’ve had a …

: Not entirely sure what purpose a website would serve someone like me so this page is here to …

: This conversation is a perfect example of why stronger muting tools would be good for Micro.blog. …

: Children: “I need to use the internet to get advice on getting vaccinated because my parents …

: The News: “So uh… our children are being murdered more easily via guns.” Some …

: It’s weird how none of the people I follow in the tech punditry crowd talk about the actual …

: The crushing weight of dangerously low standards in society is a real thing.

: I hate relying on the bus. -_-

: A few months ago I posted a short introduction, which even though I still think could be a good …

: Micro.blog As A Social Layer To note: Apologies to people who follow my Micro.blog feed. That was … a lot of replies. …

: I wonder how many people know that if you’re not signed into an account on the Twitter website …

: Dithering About The Mac I keep going back and forth on this but as somebody who needs a computer – even in the case of a …

: I keep seeing “this technology is bad” and “this technology has done that” …

: Wondering if the Update On posts in Updates are necessary. You can see the release notes for the iOS …

: Every product on the web should have a newsletter just for product updates. I don’t want to …

: A Spark, A Beginning is one of those pieces of music I can come back to, time and again. It is …

: Found a way to make hosted drafts for my blog, at least on my phone: Indigenous. It looks like a …

: I don’t have a recommendation for Micro Monday but I do have suggestions: Discover Including …

: Cutting The Cord I no longer want to be tied up in various accounts for platforms and services, to be tied to …

: As soon as Flickr launches their independent login I’m getting an account.

: Monorail.

: littleletterBIGLETTER is not the most egregious decision made by Apple in recent times but …

: My favourite news this week involved the words “Michelle”, “Yeoh”, …

: Added setting alt text on photos for accessibility. Click the photo thumbnail before posting to your …

: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become …

: TIL Returns Today I Learned is back for 2019, including: A new page; The Phrasebook. A new tip. A variety of …

: The now fully released Micro.blog Android app Dialog is looking pretty damned good. Mike Haynes and …

: Some quick updates: New URLs for Firebyrd (firebyrd.uk) and They Chose Us (theychoseus.firebyrd.uk). …

: Currently playing around with Ko-fi. 🤔

: ohai @theguardian 👀

: 100% proof Apple needs to bring back smaller phones

: Man beaten after trying to rob UFC fighter Polyana Viana in Rio de Janeiro Early contender for news …

: Ya’ll is my favourite piece of US slang.

: Finally settled on a music set-up for my computer: iTunes for playing music I own, minus Apple …

: Them: Get rid of your books to truly embrace joy! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Me: You will pry my books out of my …

: I don’t have a recommendation for Micro Monday but I do have suggestions: Discover Including …

: To all of the Micro.blog community! Today is the last day wherein you can invite people to …

: We can’t do it, we just can’t ship junk. – Steve Jobs, August 2007 Look who is …

: Don’t use swear words on your blog. I’ve seen this floating around. Again. Listen, say …

: For The Weekend: Fourteen A few things for you: Blocking Domains in webmention.io. Aaron Parecki has significantly improved …

: The Mainstream Conundrum … I have always thought of Facebook as a necessary evil. – Luis Gabriel Santiago …

: Reminder that taking a break from mainstream social media is not that different from taking a break …

: My Micro.blog Non-Wishlist List Last month I posted my wishlist for Micro.blog, outlining a number of items should they be …

: Let’s see how @dialog handles posting. Ooh that’s a Markdown preview. Sweet! 😁

: 2019 Sometimes things don’t turn out the way you think they will. Life can be full of surprises …

: Random Thoughts: Blog, Tweet, Instagram, or otherwise? During my downtime over Christmas I’ve been thinking a lot about the time I am spending on …

: 2018 It’s been… well, one hell of a year. There are plenty of things I can’t remember …

: Donald Moffat had a guest role in my favourite episode of The West Wing. Rest in peace, sir.

: The WinterFest page on Eastgate is one of the reasons I want to give the Mac a try. I hope this …

: I haven’t written anything of consequence for 48 hours. This is… odd.

: Quick update: Issue 13 of For The Weekend is the last one of the year. I look forward to get it back …

: I’m too old for senseless cynicism. We need to be constructive, direct, and more efficiently …

: Die Hard is the only Christmas movie worth watching every year. Fight me.

: I’m tired of managing plugins. I’m tired of managing themes. I’m tired of wrangling metadata. I’m …

: Over the past couple of years I’ve seen and heard people use the word “socials”, …

: I don’t have a recommendation for Micro Monday but I do have suggestions: Discover Including …

: Moderation on Micro.blog What tools are missing? I think it helps to talk about specific feature requests here. The current …

: I’d pay for a non-ad-based, privacy-protecting social network that was tightly curated to …

: I’ll be doing nothing in particular and suddenly thoughts of What We Do in the Shadows will …

: The snap! of the AirPods case is my favourite sound of the year.

: Why I Made Today I Learned In September of 2017 I had encountered a dilemma. The one all-encompassing hobby project to which I …

: Diversity on Micro.bog This is partially in reply to Jonathan LaCour’s tagmoji suggestion and about the issue in …

: For The Weekend: Thirteen A few things for you: Blogging Your Breakfast. Patrick Rhone recently linked to this 5 year-old …

: Updates! Edited Mumblings and Snapshot using Manton’s shared CSS edits and some other tweaks; …

: Material Design is to UX that which AMP is to websites in general.

: Creative Commons is a thing I keep meaning to spend more time on, researching, thinking, writing …

: Starting to think social networks ought to be regulated to such an extent as to block them from …

: Lots to do. Today is a Ludovico Einaudi kind of day.

: Blue is a fun colour.

: YESSSSS Firefox finally has multi-tab handling

: Steve Jobs would hate the trade-in banner on apple.com! – idiots everywhere Reminder: Steve …

: Very happy to get two posts out at the end of last week, especially after losing a few days to a …

: This is the Micro.blog news blog. We’ll include blog posts here about recent changes or to highlight …

: I don’t have a recommendation for Micro Monday but I do have suggestions: Discover Including …

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: Now that I have put the Twitter account for Today I Learned on hold until the New Year I will not be …

: Interesting reactions to the linkblogging part of the 12 days of microblogging.

: Elon Musk vs Mark Zuckerberg - Epic Rap Battles of History Fuck. Yes.

: Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word is in 2 hours. You can watch it for free but need to first …

: For The Weekend: Twelve A few things for you: Big Data versus Humanity. Brewster Kahle wrote this in February but it has …

: In the past month: Lion King teaser Toy Story 4 teaser Game of Thrones teaser Dragon Age teaser …

: I’ve just realised; the recent Questions and Answers episode of Micro Monday ought to be …

: T-shirt idea for Micro.blog: I ONLY LISTEN TO MICROCASTS NOW

: My bet on the next web-publishing company to fuck up: Squarespace. Between their disconcerting deal …

: Further to the Gutenberg editor and the inadequacies of WordPress for those of us who are focused …

: I have written about Gutenberg before now and I’ll say this much for people who do not like …

: Here is the thing a lot of people, especially those in Apple-centric circles ought to understand …

: My Micro.blog Wishlist I have been taking notes for this wishlist for some time. Two things have stopped me from writing it …

: GitHub questions: I was thinking about using it for somewhere to post the custom CSS for my blog …

: Never been happier to use Firefox.

: You know what’s super fun when you’ve got momentum with work across different projects …

: Perhaps if Apple had the courage to reject Facebook, Twitter, and Uber we’d also see changes …

: Finally, the blog post we’ve all been waiting for: Why write about lunch? by Brent Simmons Oh, …

: Oh, it’s Micro Monday again! I’d like to point you to @Miraz, who posts about a variety …

: I just counted M&M’s. Can confirm am a super serious adult.

: Five decades of Met publications on art history, available to read, download, and/or search for …

: HOW MANY FAHRENHEIT ARE IN A CUP – Innes McKendrick, encountering the imperial system of …

: I often forget the Internet Archive is more than just the Wayback Machine. In fact, it is a …

: Advent Calendar of Compliments @mandaris has a great idea for the holiday season. This is such a …

: … there’s no fallback to a web page … – John Gruber, I’m Ping Pong King …

: LOL somebody asked a question about why Apple software doesn’t work a certain way and you, the …

: For The Weekend: Eleven A few things for you: Meet Cambodia’s First LGBTQ Dance Company is a beautiful short …

: I have… in-laws. Like, that’s a thing that happened.

: Apple and the Halo This is kind of an “iTunes on Windows” moment. – Manton Reece on Apple Music coming to Alexa …

: I too easily forget about the Acknowledgements page on MacStories. It is heartening to see such a …

: Hosted Micro.blog Comments In reply to: I really think hosted Micro.blogs need an on-blog comment system so non-blogging …

: The new design for the Micro.blog Help home page is looking… mighty fine. 😉

: Mira Sorvino makes an observation about the US with President Trump, then some rando decides …

: The UK would be significantly worse off under all possible Brexit scenarios in 15 years’ time, …

: Patrick Rothfuss has started the 10th Annual Worldbuilders End of year Fundraiser. And he’s …

: Apparent Apple Failure In reply to: so unless apple delivers something as successful as a product that repeats the success …

: Made some minor edits to @til pages. The one page that will be continuously updated is Links, which …

: Never underestimate the power of AlternativeTo.

: Apple: the friendly marketplace landlord I’ve been saying for years that the 30% cut is completely out of line with the value that Apple …

: Finding Your Place I recently stumbled across I don’t hang out on the internet by Ryan Barrett and it hit a few …

: Finally got my own domain set up: swoods.net is my Home page. blog.swoods.net is Mumblings, my blog. …

: I see the holiday season has brought about the cheery, joyful, Christianity of the jackbooted thugs …

: One Year on Micro.blog This is a previous version of my About page on my hosted Micro.blog site: Simon Woods is a man of …

: The blogging mood really hit me – not surprising considering how much progress I’ve just …

: Apple Anxiety One of my reasons for feeling trepidation at giving Apple a try beyond iPhone and iPad is that there …

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: For The Weekend: Ten A few things for you: The Pudding is a growing collection of visual essays. Journalism funded in new …

: Of the recent updates made to @til, I am happiest to get the new History page for the Updates blog …

: There’s something so satisfying about completing the hardest part of a job, especially when …

: Piece of the day: Experience by Ludovico Einaudi 🎶

: So, Apple removes Tumblr from the App Store because of pornographic content whilst Facebook and …

: #BeBest, Donny.

: Changes to The Web The Web As It Was: 90% porn 10% cats The Web As It Is: 90% porn 5% shitty opinions about the web of …

: ICYMI: I posted a guide to pins on Micro.blog over at @til, the first of its kind for the project.

: This advert for Amazon Prime Video is brilliant. 😂

: After the launch of the Gluon beta there is more good news for people attempting to use Micro.blog …

: My favourite thing about the FiveThirtyEight election forecast is the part of the label for …

: They did it with a small team and weren’t afraid to grow slowly. – Manton Reece Reminder to …

: You’ll need Oreo (Android 8.1) or higher and I will only support the app on the most recent …

: I don’t have a recommendation for Micro Monday but I do have suggestions: Discover Including …

: 2014: The most extreme right-wing one-sided government in KS history is elected. – Davis …

: In response to the latest thinly-veiled criticism from Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg ordered his …

: More people cared about Stan Lee’s death than care about Bill Maher alive. – Neil Gaiman 😂😂😂 …

: A few recent updates for Mumblings: Page updates: Now refreshed. Couple of additions to Subscribe. …

: Commenting on Commentors I still don’t get how they keep getting away with it. – John Philpin, Facebook’s Dirty …

: You know, Bill Maher brought up a good point you guys! – Idiots, everywhere.

: For The Weekend: Nine A few things for you: Patrick Rhone’s One More Thing… newsletter is back. I was not a …

: John Gruber wants the option to delete apps from the Updates tab and I totally agree. This would …

: Dogs are so fucking cool.

: I’m producing a number to try to illustrate what I believe. – Justice Minister Rory …

: We Must Build for the Future I think pushback against Instagram is coming, as more people who have already left Facebook also …

: It’s good to see Brexit is going well. Congratulations to all of the idiots who voted Leave.

: Now that it seems SoundCloud is on the road to recovery I am again tempted to consider their …

: When I see deputy editors for large news organisations casually sharing AMP links it’s more …

: I would like to point you in the direction of @DiplomaticDiva for Micro Monday, who since the …

: Excelsior.

: Pro tip for the Micro.blog timeline; if you want use the One True Shrug Emoji, insert extra slashes, …

: Sharing things on Twitter is so much more fun when it is for the purpose of convincing people to use …

: Home Screen: November, 2018

: While I’m complaining about stuff: 1. I don’t like Medium.com, 2. I hate autoplay 3. I’m not signing …

: For The Weekend: Eight A few things for you: To sin by silence, when we should protest, Makes cowards out of men. Jean …

: “Gun control” is a funny phrase. It’s the kind of thing I’d say with …

: Leaving Twitter for personal use has become a form of self-care: Exhibit …

: Oh, I see verification via website has made its way into Mastodon. It’s fair to say I agree …

: I feel good about getting the first issue of the new series from the @til Updates blog out today: …

: Seeing a lot of “the iPad Pro is being held back by iOS” and it’s hardly …

: I missed a whole god-damn batch of updates for TIL last month. 😐

: Replying to one of these usernames will send a Webmention to that user’s external web site. – …

: Testing IndieWeb username. Hi, @eli!

: The photography on display across Micro.blog is fantastic. You can see a selection of it in the …

: I wonder if it’s possible to remove Pocket from Firefox and modify the context menu. 🤔 This is …

: Between the Hacker News post and the brand new feature for connecting your Micro.blog account with …

: Got my On This Day page up and running. I hit 1 year on Micro.blog just under 3 weeks ago, on the …

: It’s great to see another third-party Micro.blog app in the works, for both iOS and Android no …

: Feeling relieved to have a project keeping my hands full. At least there will be progress on @til as …

: I’ve hit my limit for junk on the web; ad-infested websites; shallow people with small …

: Hi, US folks. 👋🏻 I wrote a thing about voting a couple of weeks ago. Go. Fucking. Vote. 🇺🇸

: US soldiers carrying out orders as fake border patrol is literally a rejected sub-plot for Team …

: It is a lot easier to make a thing for the web and use the silos to share it. That’s where …

: It’s interesting to see a Goldilocks effect of sorts upon which the large, silo web companies …

: I don’t have a recommendation for Micro Monday but I do have suggestions: Discover Including …

: Testing the Micro.blog timeline (last post on my timeline is from 13 hours ago).

: I’d like to thank Google for the sudden inexplicable shitty quality of the photos taken with …

: Whoever brought the words Fair Use to prominence via comment sections has to live with the misery of …

: In the latest round of Microsoft’s Magical Touch: I am now getting notification sounds from …

: Just used the new Discover search on Micro.blog for the first time and it worked really well. ⭐

: Now that NaNoWriMo has begun proper, it’s worth remembering the special Discover feed for …

: For The Weekend: Seven A few things for you: My Life In Black And White. Sameer Vasta partook in a Twitter challenge …

: /* insert witty line about married life */

: Some weeks are busier than others. Of the many goings-on of my life right now, it’s fair to …

: It’s too easy to dismiss Donald Trump as a buffoon – to point and laugh at a man whose worldview is …

: Finally. This most sacred of weekends, when we steal back that hour.

: For The Weekend: Six A few things for you: Selma Blair has Multiple Sclerosis. The greater a light we shine on the …

: TF(eeling)W you finish a piece of work as early as possible. 😎

: The Gutenberg Promise As I test Gutenberg, I keep coming back to one question: is it good for blogging? – Manton …

: In anticipation of impending changes I’m preparing to delete some more items from my WIP …

: Is it no wonder people choose to pirate so much stuff when the official websites – if they …

: Today’s piece: Welcome to Wildemount (CRITICAL ROLE MUSIC) by Colm McGuinness 🎶

: Explaining his decision in a speech to Parliament, Mr Abiy said women were “less corrupt than …

: Be Counted In my thirty-five years of teaching college students, I’ve not encountered a generation as dedicated …

: For The Weekend: Five A few things for you: Upcase from Thoughtbot and Quality from Code Climate are dev tools newly made …

: Podcasts are Awesome I’m kind of lonely. Initially this was largely a matter of choice; even though I am …

: Twitter can keep the thought leaders.

: The music filter for Discover on Micro.blog is basically a timeline full of recommendations, a …

: My Thoughts on Google+ by Emma Blackery 🎶

: Today’s song: Heaven’s Gate by Fall Out Boy 🎶

: Autumn Falls This is a post about updates in a number of ways. Let’s start with the overview: Theme: Dark …

: Replies on Micro.blog are so damn quick, as @smokey says I thought something was broken for half a …

: For The Weekend: Four A few things for you: I Choose, in which Cheri Baker delivers thoughtful and simple advice. …

: THINLY VEILED METAPHOR ABOUT VOTING

: Regular blogging is such a good hobby for writers. Focus, discipline, and repeated practise all …

: You can buy all 145 digital editions of Hellboy and wow do I wish I had more money right now.

: In which Alex Kingston reacts to finding out Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor.

: It’s great to see the JSON Feed plugin for WordPress being maintained. David Shanske does a …

: I have now watched and listened to the introduction of Pumat Sol on Critical Role a few times each. …

: For The Weekend: Three A few things for you: Preparing for the fall is a meditation of sorts on the inevitable change …

: New emoji set for iOS inlcudes animals but still no guinea pig for @macgenie. 😬

: testing dat preview goodness on Micro.blog

: ‘Show More’ WORKS IN MOTHER.FUCKING MENTIONS !

: Mood: Clicking ‘Show More’ again and again and again and again and again…

: We finally, somewhat inevitably started watching Critical Role. How is traditional TV still in …

: Is there a German word for that feeling you get when you realise you have forgotten the colour hex …

: For the first Micro Monday of October let’s talk about @vasta. Sameer writes with …

: Today’s track: The Apple Tree feat. The Glitch Mob by Khameleon808 🎶

: For The Weekend: Two A few things for you: Reuters RSS is the feeds collection of the wire service all on one page. h/t …

: False news is 70% more likely to be tweeted than true stories. It takes true stories about six times …

: Micro.blog looks pretty damn good in the dark.

: Today’s piece: Time by Hans Zimmer 🎶

: Home Screen: September, 2018

: Pro tip: if you’re even .01% happy with decisions you make about colour, save the god damned …

: That’s capital S, sir.

: My favourite thing about Google’s partnerships with legacy media companies is how they can …

: For anybody who might feel uncomfortable about direct language: In even the wealthy parts of the …

: Today’s song: BagBak by Vince Staples 🎶

: Kohan Ikin has proof of his Micro.blog app, working on MacOS, Windows, and Linux. 🎉

: … hello from a Windows desktop Micro Blog app. – Kohan Ikin (@syneryder) Kohan is also …

: Today’s song: AllttA (feat. 20syl & Mr. J. Medeiros) by AllttA 🎶

: Be constructive, be helpful, be kind. Make your blog posts not too long, not too short, not too …

: When people refer to blog posts as “blogs”. 😬

: In other Microsoft behaviour any reasonable person would object to, is stealth bloatware(woo!) Being …

: Microsoft’s emoji support is really really sad.

: PetPhoto Micro.blog both adds to and sometimes creates the positive parts of my mood. 🙌🏻😍🐶😍🐱😍🐹😍🐰😍🙌🏻

: For Micro Monday I’m making it two image-centric GMT-located people in a row by pointing you …

: Compared to hosting your own blog and auto-posting it to Micro.blog, which won’t cost you and …

: Brutal

: You know winter is well on truly on the way when the only spiders left are the big ones. ❄️🕷

: Micro.blog, thoughts thereon There’s a lot of good spirit in this conversation but so far I’ve only seen a suggestion …

: The iPhone XS is faster than an iMac Pro on the Speedometer 2.0 JavaScript benchmark. – David …

: The “good old days” were never that. It’s OK if people behave differently than …

: The Builder’s High is a near-five year post I just read. It’s another piece of …

: You can’t post your performance of Bach on media platforms because Sony owns his …

: Hey Google, I’d like to know what apps I’m using the most, you know, the feature Apple …

: My favourite thing about John Siracusa is his honesty. He doesn’t hide his critical nature …

: Some weekend late night motivation: Marco Arment at XOXO, 2013 26 minutes well spent.

: Curious

: iPhone XShallow I haven’t read the reviews or much of anything about the iPhone, only listened to a few …

: The thing I miss the most from Feedbin; the newsletter address. Such a good idea that I can’t …

: One of the big positives of using a voice-controlled robot to set your alarm; the moment you yell at …

: The last line in this piece by @brentsimmons hits the nail on the head. If you ever find yourself in …

: When we talk about a week starting particularly well, we talk about the return to Micro.blog of …

: Please keep this Twitter. Please! – Colin Devroe on Twitter seemingly fixing the timeline …

: I was on a podcast! 🎉 For the first time. 😅 It was a great experience being on @monday with …

: Oh look, Micro Monday time! I love it when artists join our community and @skysandison is the latest …

: Some updates: @til is finally back! There is plenty more where that came from. Started my first ever …

: TIL there is no typewriter emoji. 😲

: Red

: Path is dying. Yet more proof that when it comes to the closed, privacy invasive web you cannot …

: I’m looking forward to the character restriction on Micro.blog replies. My tendency to ramble …

: If we’re telling people to not use AMP we also HAVE to tell them to make their websites …

: Today’s song: I Got… (Beats Antique remix) by Mix n Blend & Narch 🎶

: USA: “Look how we can ruin the internet!” EU: “Hold my beer.”

: This article on Politico has a terrible headline but I consider it another big item in the case …

: I binged a lot of Casey Neistat’s vlog and ended up running into a wall. You can have too much …

: If I get an iPod Touch I’m going to be confused by the feelings I have for the smaller form …

: Next Thursday, FEMA will do its first test of a system that allows the president to send a message …

: TIL Windows 10 now has a shortcut for an emoji picker.🤯

: For The Weekend: One A few things for you: Mailbird was recently updated. It’s the email app I use most and has …

: Loving my tl with Nintendo hype all over it right now. 🎮🎉

: Micro.blog has grown unevenly, likely against expectations from different quarters, and is now in a …

: If you’ve tried to send me a message at contact@swoods.net it probably didn’t go …

: It’s unsurprising but still disheartening to see so many people leap from “Fall …

: The big update to Omnibear is really good. I look forward to better support of non-Note types from …

: Advertising In reply to: Why I hate Advertisements by @vishae Here’s a thing I think is important; now we …

: Time for Apple to introduce the Pro moniker for top-end iPhones. They’re no longer what most …

: A thing from the past few weeks of chaotic things happeing “in the Real World”. Turns …

: All of Apple Event Twitter can be swapped out in favour of this excellent post from Walt Mossberg. …

: I am so much happier on Micro.blog than I ever was on the mass market social networks.

: They’re saving Hair Force One for October.

: 1st person Elder Scrolls on a phone is unreal. Also, the camera improvements for iPhone X are …

:

: You: “Google is evil!” Me: “OK. Offer alternatives.” You: “Here, make …

: 🎙 The latest epsiode of Under The Radar was really good.

: Welp. (Image: An iPad in its box, yet to be opened.)

: Testing Pico since my phone decided it was OK to download it after an update. cc @belle

: Having recently got a healthy reply about private/semi-private online conversations I’ve been …

: One thing I have yet to talk about on here (at all, I think) is the NHS. I’m used to avoiding …

: The new Spider-Man game looks fucking hot.

: 👀 Vimeo have released a royalty-free stock footage feature

: It feels cold in the evening; all is right with the world. 😊

: I’m going to play with some Micro.blog toys over the next few days: ADN Finder indiebookclub …

: Beware people who like to dress as “serious thinkers” or “academics”, when …

: The special double bill of @monday was a lot of fun. Seeing the tech development side of things for …

: My favourite new podcast is @joncast. This Podcast Is Cool 😎 🎙

: I care about history, but not at the expense of the future. – Brent Simmons, Decision: Not …

: One of the many reasons I massively prefer Micro.blog to Twitter is that Manton Reece has shown no …

: lol Malcolm Gladwell has opinions about Steve Bannon. OK Malcolm.

: ⭐️ Micro Monday! My question is this: Why aren’t you reading @JohnPhilpin’s posts? …

: The latest episode of @TheWeeklyReview (That’s Too Devious, Jean) was great. At one point I …

: Merlin’s special timeline is easily one of my favourite podcast moments this year. 😂 🎙

: Going into the next (two) Apple event(s) this is my to-buy plan: MacBook Pro (no Touch Bar) iPad 9.7 …

: People who complain about “needing a rest” or whatever from Marvel movies. Like… …

: Updates: New email address; something I found and couldn’t help myself: contact@swoods.net …

: Today’s album: Islands by Ludovico Einaudi (It’s like a starter pack for one of my …

: I keep going back and forth on MacBook vs iPad. At one point I recently thought my preference for …

: One of my favourite things about the Marfa theme is that the search, though external, is run through …

: bIrDsItE🐘

: What Micro.blog Needs The sky is falling on Twitter. Maybe. Probably. Nobody knows for sure but we do know one thing: …

: 👀 (Image: A screenshot of the Micro.blog upgrade page for the Today I Learned account.)

: TIL, thanks to @rosemaryorchard, the one-port MacBook has a 480p camera. 480p. £1200. 😐

: That 9to5 leak is something else. Wouldn’t be surprised if Apple made that happen.

: App not installed. – Android’s reaction as a result of an accidental tap I made. Feels …

: We can’t make a headline feature from WWDC work on time but here’s a firmware update for …

: Submitting your legal ID to Instagram… what could go wrong.

: 👋 An Introduction: Hi! I’m Simon, a 33 year-old cis male. I enjoy blogs about the arts, …

: We need a word for that feeling you get when you’ve just posted to Micro.blog a lot.

: Today’s song: Jumpsuit by twenty one pilots 🎶

: One of the changes it made was to stop third-parties from being able to post to Facebook as the …

: Today’s song: Mama’s Gun by Glass Animals 🎶

: For Micro Monday let me tell you about the awesome @belle. Between her fun and multi-faceted …

: Esoteric weeds are crunchy.

: I asked a question recently and got 10 replies within 12 hours, all worth reading. I am not, I hope, …

: Update: About page edited to swap out some links and fix the Contact link. If you’ve sent a …

: I caught up and listened to the latest episode of Analogue, wherein Twitter alternatives are spoken …

: In fun news for Android users, Google: Released the beta for Digital Wellbeing, only for Pixel …

: Micro Blog Core A lot of the ideas in this thread are almost identical to what the closed web monoliths have been …

: Gandalf’d

: Last year, the BBC was all lol omg have you guys heard about POD-CASTING and then this year they …

: We do not currently have information on how many of those journals used end-to-end encryption, but …

: A good tip from @abbey regarding the fragility of the Micro.blog post editor. For longer form …

: It’s National Dog Day and the Micro.blog community is full of GOOD DOGGOS.

: Today’s song: Tear in My Heart (feat. MUTEMATH) by twenty one pilots 🎶

: You know you’re listening to too much Do By Friday when your (internal) reaction to people …

: Trump Hate Syndrome is my Clarence Clemons cover band.

: If you wanted to talk with a group of people in a private, or at least semi-private online place …

: A photo post via Pico, in honour of National Dog Day.

: Another Pico post!

: So My Brother, My Brother and Me has 421 episodes… I wonder how long it will take for me to …

: Ugh. Mastodon has PITA linux people because of course it does.

: Testing Pico!

: Home Screen: August, 2018

: Today’s song: Heathens (feat. MUTEMATH) by twenty one pilots 🎶

: Bad Tweets (Image: man appreciating his onions, with captions about twitter; “me” “bad …

: Exciting times for those of us using Android: Belle B. Cooper (@belle) has released an APK of a …

: Got my Podstand profile set up. It’s a work in progress. I like this idea a lot. Thanks, …

: ℹ️ About page: updated I have de-emphasised my profiles on Twitter and Mastodon because I …

: I eagerly await the day Mastodon is much easier to use.

: The apps I miss most from iOS: Due Overcast Drafts Unread Micro.blog Ipsum Remind Me Tweetbot …

: Whilst its true that Micro.blog has the superior app offerings on iOS, there is quite a gap with …

: Instead of Micro.blog vs Mastodon, how about: Micro.blog AND Mastodon vs the bullshit closed …

: Working through some confusion about Mastodon – literal “how does this work” type …

: Twitter, thoughts thereon … because why else do I have a blog. I replied to Cheri Baker’s excellent post and …

: cool story bro

: PodStand is a website to share your podcast subscriptions. Without Twitter I would not have seen …

: Maybe I’m just not into the original idea behind status-post SMS-esque based networks but when …

: I Don't Always Write Full Blog Posts Sometimes I end up creating a thread using the Micro.blog Conversation view and I actually did so …

: Not everybody has to jump to Twitter/Facebook alternatives right now, since those behemoths have …

: Rewatching: Steve Jobs at WWDC 1997 From this point (14 minutes) on for the next 5 or so minutes he …

: Windows is a service Do you think whoever wrote this for the updater immediately felt sad about it? …

: Instances & Toots, the Trump-Clinton fanfic you always wanted.

: Looks like people leaving Twitter just want their Twitter replacement right now without any waiting. …

: THIS GOD DAMNED DOG MADE ME CRY SO HERE YOU GO

: THAT MUTE THING User-based moderating tools are beginning to arrive, a very good step for Micro.blog …

: Can you create threads with Micro.blog? (👉 micro.blog/simonwood…)

: I took a look at Mastodon and wanted to vomit. That thing is destined for two things: the obscurity …

: 🔙 2️⃣ ⌨️

: I continue to adore the focus on blogs in Micro.blog, specifically the culture of blogging as …

: I missed the big update to the Micro.blog wiki. Awesome work by @eli. 👏

: A modern web design decision I wish I could force to change: keeping the sign out/log out button …

: You: I can’t believe they’re blatantly copying the iPhone! Me: I can’t believe …

: Oh shit. @Moltz is here. Welp it was fun while it lasted.

: One of my favourite things about Ben Thompson’s site, Stratechery is that he chooses to not …

: Hi, new people! Feel free to @ me. ✌️

: Oh don’t mind me, just watching manipulative tear-jerking moments from reality TV on YouTube …

: Summer Update Redux Three days ago I posted about my return to blogging. Today I have returned to Micro.blog in a …

: When @macgenie talks about the Microblog Academy all I want in the world is for there to be a beta …

: It’s not just a matter of interface design. Apple has built an entire ecosystem to support and …

: Not only do I agree with @cheri’s suggestion for photo labelling in Micro.blog, I think …

: John Paczkowski, writing at some website today – John Gruber, The iPad’s Dominance of …

: Quick update on my Pixel 2 XL after 5 months of use: Google should be ashamed of Oreo.

: It’s amazing how many “progressive Americans” are just Germans from the …

: Casual reminder that Apple have their own closed ecosystem with an influence on the web and has been …

: Britain’s Richest Man Runs Away Like the Brexit Supporting Coward He Is This one’s for …

: Micro.blog is not an attempt to duplicate or replace Twitter. – Jean MacDonald welcomes …

: That looks better.

: Oh look, it’s C-A-S E-Y-L I-S-S (that’s @liss), hopping onboard the MB train.

: Today’s song: Ride by twenty one pilots 🎶

: ¯_(ツ)_/¯

: Summer Update I’m back!… ish. About a month ago I moved my main site to a WordPress Hosted site and …

: I’m back. Microblogging will now resume. Update forthcoming. 👋

: Testing cross-posting to Micro.blog

: Testing cross-posting.

: Temporary Archive SUPER MEGA FINAL EDIT: This post was used during a transitional phase of my site, when I …

: Want to read: Brain On Fire by Susannah Cahalan 📚

: Recent updates tested: IndieBookClub ✔️ IndieAuth ✔️ Footer HTML ✔️ Redirect links ✔️ IndieWeb Ring …

: Want to read: Infinite Loop by Michael S. Malone 📚

: MEPs have voted to reject a controversial copyright law in its current form, deciding to return to …

: Testing Omnibear via Micro.blog authentication.

: Still interesting to see people talking passionately about the Open Web and how bad silos are (which …

: IndieWeb Activate! I can’t wait to try out these updates. Improvements to the hosted part of …

: Writing software I’ve tried: Typora (Windows only) iA Writer (no web app) Writer (web only) …

: Being a writer with multiple projects on a Windows machine and Chromebook currently feels like …

: A woman mentioning her period shouldn’t be such huge news – Danielle Rowley, a Scottish …

: Snowmelt is the new EP from Zoe Keating 😎

: It’s been an… interesting month. Now is the time to get momentum going again so with …

: Minor Impressions Over the past month I’ve learned yet another lesson in just how fragile momentum can be, …

: Manton has released a preview of Sunlit 2.2 and it looks pretty damned good. If I go back to iPhone …

: Another day, another chance to say: Fuck guns.

: Don’t eat the paper. – a white woman to Patti Labelle We white people have an overflow …

: The heatwave is winding down. The cruel sun recedes.

: To, The men who are uncomfortable about buying tampons and other such products for a woman: Grow the …

: Today’s song: All The Stars by Kendrick Lamar & SZA 🎶

: Technology at its very best These onions, yikes…

: The Laura Ingalls Wilder award, a prize for “substantial and lasting contributions to …

: Between yet another white woman attempting to use the police as a weapon against POC – in this …

: Today’s song: APESHIT by The Carters 🎶

: 1,521 days That’s how long parts of the most powerful country on the planet can go without …

: Today’s song: Caterpillar feat. Eminem, King Green 🎶

: Compassion is A W E S O M E

: That awesome new T. Rex on your iPhone could be a total lie.

: (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*: ・゚R E P L I E S

: Instagram didn’t just release ‘IGTV’, they also updated the layout of their …

: Vertical Video TV 🙃

: Finally realised it was foolish to expect tech pundit-based media to put any serious effort into …

: Today’s song: Love by Maxzwell 🎶

: RAICES is hiring lawyers thanks to massive support over the past four days

: YouTube Music is going to destroy Spotify. As for Apple, well, let’s just say that most people …

: YouTube without ads? I will take that offer, please and thank you.

: I’m also trying out Inoreader. I hear good things from a power user POV.

: I’m giving feedly another try. Feedbin’s web app lacks both batch editing controls and …

: In the internment camps of the United States of America migrant children are attempting suicide.

: When a stranger resides with you in your land…

: … federal authorities, in conjunction with contracted private partners, have signed a lease …

: The problem with listening to episode 5 of Originality – 73 Million Blank Notebooks – is …

: Hey, US citizens! You can use money to battle the evil assholes in charge of your country by …

: THE ART OF CONVERSATION

: Reading stuff posted on the web from before Brexit is… ugh so sad.

: Currently trying Workflowy in place of TickTick. Was already using the former for some note-taking …

: About Twitter… (I’m super good at spending my time efficiently on things that matter) …

: Today’s song: PYNK by Janelle Monáe 🎶

: Finding it difficult to give a shit about fucking Siri Shortcuts when the USA is fully engaged in …

: Eternal feature request for Micro.blog: Don’t pull this bullshit

: Today’s song: Invincible (feat. iDA HAWK) by Big Wild 🎶

: So we watched Moonlight last night. Just… wow.

: Listed, the hosted blog/newsletter service from Standard Notes has just gained custom domain …

: Today’s song: Day-Glow by Panthurr 🎶

: USA liberals are in for a shock

: So we watched Black Panther last night. Whew.

: Another day has passed and thus another round of: Enough Swearing OR Not Enough Swearing

: (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*: ・゚I N S P I R A T I O N

: I’m sure the North Korean flag is exactly what many USA citizens wanted to see alongside their …

: Today’s song: I’ll Keep Coming by Low Roar 🎶

: Burger King, rebrand.

: The next time you find yourself thinking “the web has failed” or “we can’t …

: hideo kojima is fucking weird

: Currently playing Middle Earth: Shadow of War and uh wow. This game is stunning. 🎮

: Woo new project! Launching things is… uh, fun. 😅 Today I Learned is a blog about Micro.blog, …

: Welcome to Micro.blog There is no doubt that the siloed, social web has been revealed for the limiting, sometimes …

: I like the new system menu in Chrome OS. It’s availabe on 67 via …

: Today’s song: Pumped up Kicks by Foster The People 🎶

: Then I took a deep breath and went off-script… – Liz Marley, Next Conference This is one of my …

: I made a snarky comment about Twitter (I know, I’m super original) in the Micro.blog slack …

: Tip: when contacting somebody for the first time, absent an established relationship or dynamic, …

: Today’s song: Bloom by Troye Sivan 🎶

: I have never seen nor read any of Anthony Bourdain’s work and yet both my Micro.blog and …

: We care about your privacy – Every company that does in fact not care.

: Fleas and Armpits This is phenomenal.

: I’ll never get over this untidy fact so many tech and web enthusiasts like to forget: Sharing …

: We haven’t yet had the in depth sessions, but the even Platform State of the Union is ripe with …

: Elon Musk

: It is his business. He should have the opportunity to run his business the way he wants. If he wants …

: But what really changed? Not much. – @danielpunkass pours cold water on the hype surrounding …

: We want to be clear that while we are not developing AI for use in weapons, we will continue our …

: Today’s album: My Head Is An Animal by Of Monsters and Men 🎶

: Signs You're Really Into Micro.blog You can’t stop writing about it. You care more about news-based commentary on here than, say, …

: Children hide as part of a lockdown, in the dark with the sound of helicopters to accompany them. …

: Current writing subjects: Micro.blog The Web Google Myself Twitter

: (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*: ・゚ M I C R O D O T B L O G

: Presidential Succession 😂😂😂

: There are times when it is easy for me to forget that the USA is in fact less of a country and more …

: Free trials coming to iOS and Cabel Sasser confirms also to MacOS

: Live stream of The Talk Show This came out of nowhere.

: Jared Leto gets his own Joker movie.

: Do you know what I don’t see on my Micro.blog timeline? #Posts that are #full #of #engaging …

: Today’s song: Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen 🎶

: The “vocal minority” is a useless statement Yep.

: “Don’t Feed The Trolls” is a terrible ideology Yep.

: I dislike Twitter threads as a replacement for blog posts and other longform web writing. However, …

: I/O and WWDC always look like so much fun… look at all you nerdy people being nerdy. ❤️

: I love Star Wars but the fans of Star Wars… ugh seriously so many of you do not deserve it. …

: Must admit that Apple dogfooding Marzipan makes me feel better about the Mac. The apparent neglect …

: Been thinking about WWDC some more… the updates to iOS notifications certainly are …

: As a potential future Apple user, today’s WWDC was OK… if they balance out the …

: All set for WWDC, as I’m sure a lot of folks on here are. May we be here for less than 2 …

: It’s time

: In the world of Twitter, a woman will be silenced for posting crime statistics from the FBI. …

: Hi GitHub users. 👋 Enjoy networking your code with fellow LinkedIn professionals. Regards, Microsoft

: Suffice to say I am quite jealous of all the WWDC adventures, much like I was of the I/O adventures. …

: Today’s album: Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe 🎶

: I want to oppose Trump BUT the other side shouldn’t be mean to me! – Idiots Everywhere

: My Actual Face I have big news! Claire has been discharged from both the physio and occupational therapist whom she …

: God I just love Micro.blog. Look at all of you, just… doing things. 💪

: Today’s song: How You Feeling? by Superfruit 🎶

: There were so many people, including nurses and doctors, out there to support her. – Leanne …

: Where People Are Twitter. Facebook. Instagram. YouTube. There are times in the day when I simply think "Why the am I …

: I know that, on my death bed, I would regret not giving this a shot. – Casey Liss, Taking …

: Sometimes I just stop and think about the people who on one hand get super angry about Changing That …

: It makes me sad every time I see statements posted as attached images or tweetstorms. A basic free …

: Listening to Merlin Mann and John Siracusa talk about Apple’s problems with attracting …

: Have you tried turning it off and on again? Apple continues to justify that premium label.

: Calling the Steam Link app rejection curious is like saying “Hey my buddy shit on a bunch of …

: This is an issue that has gone unheeded for too long. – Gillian Kynoch, head of FareShare in …

: Stay And Leave

: We will be removing the Yahoo login requirement, yes. Don MacAskill, CEO of SmugMug Talk about …

: Today’s piece: Theme from Black Sails, by Bear McCreary 🎶

: The move immediately triggered vows of retaliation from Mexico and the EU, which called the tariffs …

: It’s also unclear what might happen to podcasts that don’t update to secure feeds. – Dan …

: I’m looking for the “Vimeo version” of photo platforms: clear business model would …

: I feel sympathy for whomever follows both @Bruce and me. Although, the ability to waffle on about …

: I wonder if AirPower is the canary for Apple’s coal mine.

: This interactive Happy-o-meter for the Connected podcast by @rosemaryorchard is great. As for the …

: I Don’t Care

: Twitter finds a lot of horrible things permissible, is what I’m saying, and it doesn’t want you to …

: Opting out of the Tracking-Industrial Complex is so much fucking work. I am keen to investigate what …

: 🤔

: Today’s artist: The Glitch Mob On: Spotify Apple Music YouTube SoundCloud 🎶

: A thread on Micro.blog about “smart home” technology and voice-based technology as a …

: Today’s song: Day 1 by HONNE 🎶

: President Donald Trump using dead soldiers to promote himself via Twitter just about sums up where …

: Twitter: where you go to react to news headlines.

: Micro Monday time! It’s got to be @Bruce who has so thoroughly thrown himself into the …

: Illegitimi Non Carborundum

: That part in the project when you are Building. The. Thing. 👌

: Not in its entirety no – Caroline Nokes, immigration minister responsible for the Irish border …

: Parks and Recreation That is all.

: Alternatives to “this is unAmerican”

: The Decline Of Snapchat, by Helena Fitzgerald An interesting look at how the increase in the …

: Today’s piece: A Spark, A Beginning by Corre 🎶

: I’ve gone back to using Typora and, uh, damn this thing is going to make me seriously consider …

: Apple charges its MacBook Pro customers $871.42 to fix the keyboard Premium products. 😂😂😂🤣

: I hope the tech podcasts I listen to cover Elon Musk’s latest round of fuckery. Definitely …

: From a reply in a Twitter thread: Thanks for doing the work on maintaining this as a thread. 😬

: There are so many reports about the vile activities of the USA terrorist organisation ICE but I want …

: Why are you sending me all these emails… GDPR is so much fun.

: “What haven’t I been reading lately!?” Books! Why haven’t I been reading …

: My concern with introducing a version of the timeline that excludes replies is that Micro.blog …

: Today we were blessed by a visitor. 😍

: Your mouse will break because GDPR 😂

: In Karma Today, George Zimmerman’s life is falling apart.

: Tomorrow is a day in which there will be CANINE VISITORS 🙏🙌😍😄

: Welp the folks at Instapaper made that decision for me. Bye!

: The owl might just be a predator

: TickTick are on a roll lately with expansion of their cross-platform approach. Whilst I like the …

: There are days when I just fucking hate chores.

: Claire and I recently moved into our first house, a change that has inspired thoughts of exactly how …

: In this tweet are the reasons for my change of heart over the past two decades, from: I’m …

: It is 2018 and people continue to use black text on a red background for their professional identity …

: One Trick To Universal Healthcare Nailed it.

: In the wake of Twitter’s latest shameful treatment of third-party developers, this …

: We watched The Big Sick for the first time last night. Whew.

: I strongly support traditional family values Vickers Cunningham, a former criminal district judge …

: I miss Black Sails…

: We have to pay for being a woman in so many ways. All humans pay for toilet roll but only women have …

: The thought of public money paying for this wedding when people are actually hungry in this country …

: That was deliberate. They lured us away from the public view, down a little side street, and then …

: Kudos to @gruber for his latest posts re: the general situation in the US. Too many prominent tech …

: Full disclosure: you shouldn’t follow this blog or me on Micro.blog if you are “trying …

: Home Screen: May, 2018 (part 2)

: Removed a third-party Twitter app from my phone for the last time. No more avoiding that which …

: Today’s piece: Heart-Shaped Box, by Ramin Djawadi 🎶

: No Way To Prevent This

: She personally wrote the order to destroy 92 tapes of CIA torture. The new CIA Director is a …

: A young Aragorn? Really Amazon? Pass.

: Bruce Steinberg, ladies and gentlemen. 👏👏👏

: I won’t be happy until I see a Micro.blog-branded beer.

: After the first few episodes of Runaways (we’re behind over here 😒) and seeing Infinity War it …

: Do you hear Yan- Let me stop you. There are literal pieces of shit about which I care more.

: Bleeding Cool Adverts

: Today’s song: Say Amen (Saturday Night), by Panic! At The Disco 🎶

: Our goal was to make the device as adaptable as possible, so gamers can create a setup that works …

: The world’s biggest soybean importer, China has nearly tripled its imports from Russia, …

: Good on Framer for this message re: a Windows version. It’ll be interesting to see if many …

: Can’t wait for the fix that applies to conversations with people who have underscores in their …

: I’ll be going through my RSS feeds soon and one rule I am definitely going to apply is this: …

: Dialog early impressions: Dark theme is awesome. Scrolling is very good. Navigation is intuitive and …

: Treating leaks as facts isn’t a great idea Couldn’t agree more with @mikedotfm. The …

: Hm, regret posting that home screen now. Going to switch Talon for Messages.

: Home screen: May, 2018

: Woodkid - Run Boy Run - Live at Montreux 15.07.2016 I love this whole performance but from 8:40 on …

: a turd of the highest quality Om Malik describes Skype perfectly

: There is a need for a device built for teams and designed for these new environments. Microsoft …

: Today’s piece: Seven Nation Army, by Ramin Djawadi 🎶

: I got a few sentences into this “Authenticity” thing and stopped. The website is fucking …

: There is a genuine belief from people in 2018 that pre-2008 internet was much better. It’s the …

: I still can’t read twitter threads. (no that website doesn’t help)

: I would think Google would want to kick Apple’s ass here. – John Gruber on Google’s …

: It’s Micro Monday time and it’s gotta be @vishae, whose feed makes me feel a whole lot …

: What a day: Dialog beta imminent Micro Monday incoming Webmentions updated NEW GLITCH MOB (I just …

: … Israel has now killed more than 90 Palestinians in the past six weeks for approaching the …

: Micro.blog inspires blog posts, whilst social media encourages spam posts.

: I still can’t vouch for omnibear as much as I would like. Anything but a basic note post does …

: My current writing software collection: Writer (Chrome app) Typora (Windows app) Quill (Web app) iA …

: Now for Quill...

: testing omnibear

: BEST NEWS EVER Beta version of first non-Apple Micro.blog app is almost here!

: I’ve noticed a pattern with regard to British comedians: The moment they have “made …

: The junkyard of settings menus is one of many reasons as to why Twitter’s first-party …

: Open Live Writer (predictably) has… issues. Let’s see what iA Writer has to offer on …

: 🙃

: Standard Notes is a privacy-focused alternative to Day One if you’re comfortable with a less …

: I wonder if we could have some official requests/suggestions channels for Micro.blog. I enjoy …

: Today’s piece: A Spark, A Beginning, by Corre 🎶

: I don’t think writing about tech is the thing for me, at least not in the midst of the popular …

: Day One are currently having problems with their sync. They’re working on it and providing as …

: My week: ✔️Main site settled with a substantial update ✔️Personal blog settled as a substantial …

: Upgrade Welcome to Considered Haste, version 2 of swoods.net. Let’s start with the changes: Theme Switched …

: Reminder for when you’re being cynical about digital assistants helping people to do things: …

: Google are providing proof that their digital assistant is becoming an actual assistant. I look …

: Google’s robots are using “Uh” and “Umm” in conversations on your …

: I keep going back and forward on whether to cut out Twitter altogether. There are some important …

: A big mark against the IndieWeb is just how damned awful DNS is. Nobody should ever be exposed to …

: Every year there is an unexpected rise in temperatures I spend at least some time not doing …

: Childish Gambino is a genius. – LK covers the imagery in This Is America

: It saw an incredible rate of evolution, being revised every nine months or so for its entire run …

: How somebody who works at Automattic hasn’t taken the Visual Editor and thrown it into the Sun …

: Today’s song: This Is America, by Childish Gambino 🎶 (Wow)

: Core Assistance is my new favourite website, full of good ideas presented in a way that, you know, …

: Rene Ritchie discovered that sometimes untrue things are published in the media.

: Accessible is a fortnightly podcast about accessibility in tech. – Accessible, from Steven …

: Counting down the days to Micro.blog’s MySpace importer.

: The President of the United States of America calls a London hospital a “warzone”, which …

: Feels so good to have completed the process of establishing my hosted MB as a blog in its own right. …

: No, nothing is changing. Same app you know and love, same team working on it but now with more …

: Today’s song: Miseria Cantare (The Beginning), by AFI 🎶

: Why would you give a dishonest opinion? Lol. Let’s all pretend that the world of US and UK …

: Mumblings Over the past few months I have become more serious about maintaining my own site, with my own …

: Happy Disney Day!

: The Last Jedi is really good.

: Today’s piece: Anakin’s Symphony, by Lucas King 🎶

: Right now a lack of both a password option and “social stats” are my two killer …

: Get more done with the Google Assistant on Wear OS by Google Oh look, Wear OS updates in the run-up …

: On the 18th of May a city-wide free arts festival takes place in Liverpool. I love living here.

: John Gruber, artisinal URL craftsman.

: Verizon will force its struggling Oath products onto Galaxy S9s Bloat with a capital …

: It’s interesting to see people struggling with discovery on Micro.blog. Genuinely feels like …

: What was old is now new again.

: Looking through URL shortening options is enough to create a headache. I would gladly pay more for …

: Today’s album: Future Friends, by Superfruit 🎶

: Jesus. Fucking. Christ.

: Students at a high school in Dearborn will be evaluated by teachers before prom. If their dresses …

: Apple’s financial results. Yaaaaaay. 😐

: The more I use voice to use my computers the more I’m convinced that Keyboard + Cursor is …

: I see GitHub have decided to join us in this decade.

: A new @monday. Yay! Hi @Sergio_101 👋

: … Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus owners have a variety of ways to keep their content close. – …

: Follow-up to the arrival of the Home robots: I also got a Chromecast today. (:

: Testing the improvements.

: Welp!

: The United States has accepted only 11 Syrian refugees this year. – Adrienne Mahsa Varkiani …

: Rising property prices have made it harder for millions of people to buy a home and the number of …

: Grief is an unpredictable companion. Gary Andrews offers insight into his life as a widower; it is …

: I can plug it directly into my MacBook Pro, no dongle. – Colin Devroe reviews the Pixel 2 I …

: at the very least, there will be a chronological timeline – Dom Hofmann is building the …

: adding gender pronouns as a top level profile feature to everything i work on moving forward. …

: Tesla-owning asshole is an asshole in his Tesla, calls it “amazing”

: I’ve had content warnings in my browser when trying to access Flickr and Tumblr in the past …

: Don’t feed the trolls. – Priveleged Person From A Position Of Safety

: Emoji thumbs-up > Facebook thumbs-up

: Past Shadow

: Today’s piece: Choo Choo { fg. III } - Instru, by 20syl (Original by AllttA) 🎶

: Another move is happening, whilst one is close to completion. Seriously, we should have a Micro.blog …

: Turns Out™ … April has been infrastructure month. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

: One of the goals for my work on the web is to make things as simple as possible as often as …

: I had no idea there was a (seemingly) robust open source, self-hosted URL shortener.

: Many nerds like to shit on the official Twitter app for being an abomination, mainly due to the …

: Curled

: 3rd vet appointment in a month. Phew!

: It works fine for me. – Apple Defenders

: WRITERS! This is the stuff I’ll miss about Twitter.

: I wonder if the furore over “Electron is the new Native” is mostly a Mac issue. I have a …

: Tucked

: … revenues rose to $11.9bn in the first three months of the year, compared to $8bn …

: Food, Glorious Food The Pink Lady Food Photography competition has its winners and they are all just …

: Today’s piece: Star Trek Main Theme, by Michael Giacchino 🎶

: Curiosity In Motion

: Google Tasks is a new to-do list app The ramp up to I/O continues apace. It’s about time they …

: In the last few years, Google has also made emoji worker characters less gender specific and …

: Home Screen: April, 2018

: A Google update centred around podcasts New podcast functionality in Search and Assistant. Podcasts …

: UK council giving out Amazon Echo devices to elderly and disabled by C. Scott Brown No Scott, it is …

: Listening to the latest Core Intuition (all caught up; yay!) was… interesting. It’s …

: Jack Dorsey, David Karp, Mark Zuckerberg… it’s like Marvel’s obsessions with …

: Looking forward to this.

: I’d love to see an experiment wherein Apple tech pundits are forced to use Google Assistant …

: VuePress: Vue-powered Static Site Generator I’m going to leave this here for those of you with …

: I’m a fan. No. You are not. Rather you are aware of the subject in question, have maybe even …

: Today’s piece: Looped, by Kiasmos 🎶

: Wake Up

: Apple cares about your security and whatnot? Well, they need to do better than leave their customers …

: Something that early employees (and investors) argued to me when I was reporting out that story was …

: If you swear on Microsoft’s platform you could be kicked out.

: Yawn.

: GIF support?

: Google have updated the design of their physical products store. 🤔

: Today’s song: Animals, by Muse 🎶

: I’ve started to notice a correlation between defending Facebook and having shit like …

: Cat & Shadow

: … simply hit the Emoji button on the virtual keyboard, find the one you like, and add it …

: Today’s song: Happy Little Pill, by Troye Sivan 🎶

: Assuming I can link it to a blog, Flickr’s possible bright future means I now have a viable …

: Theresa May leads a gross, deeply bigoted, and hateful government. It’s OK though because …

: iPhone Ten: CUSTOMER SAT is good. Great job everybody. 👍

: Spending time in Workflowy makes me happy. It is the thin layer atop all of my organisational tools, …

: Two pieces of great Micro.blog news: Manton’s work continues apace. 👏 Mike Hayne’s …

: Wherever the beam landed, there was a sound like wind blowing through leaves. – A government …

: There are so many things I both like and love about being British but repeated lack of access to the …

: Sometimes it’s difficult to explain just how sad I am that Robin Williams died. And then …

: Apple’s five thousand dollar computer chokes on Logic 🍎🤑

: Kottke’s post about the health of blogging has (predictably) fared well on my tl. My favourite …

: Gruber agrees wholeheartedly with Jack Wellborn’s case for the menu bar. I learned how to use …

: Welp, I can no longer tolerate the taste of milk or artificial sweetner in coffee. That’s a …

: I am 3 minutes into this conversation between MBKHD and Neil deGrasse Tyson and already loving it.

: Bixby Speaker is here and it could care less.

: Coffee… coffee is the thing.

: Today’s song: BFD by Mike Diva 🎶

: Today we’ve had cold cider weather and I am so happy. Now to actually acquire some …

: Chrome now mutes auto-playing videos by default … ish.

: Google’s I/O event site has a giant countdown clock. I don’t think you have to worry …

: We do want Blogging to be as Easy and Simple as Tweeting Now imagine all of the fake news, trolling, and negativity amplified a 100 times. – Rajiv …

: Well I know what I’ve got on my to-do list…

: Well I know what I’ve got on my to-do list…

: Top 5 Android P Features! MBKHD, my favourite tech pundit, goes over the changes in the developer …

: … because my content belongs to me, gosh dang it. – Cheri Baker, from “What is …

: I’ve been reading a decent number of “quitting social media” posts lately (as well …

: Quick Micro.blog wishlist for web-based enhancements: Greater access to your timeline. Username …

: I recently spoke about how good the Micro.blog slack is. It’s being awesome yet again after …

: Move Fast and Break You – Literally Mark Zuckerberg

: Arcane Tech Tip: When using YouTube, specifically on the browser, pressing ‘k’ will …

: I went from 33.6kbps dial-up to speeds of 1Mb/s on Rogers Wave. Incredible! – James Koole, …

: Google-backed startup Mobvoi just announced TicPods Free – TicPods Free are like AirPods for …

: Want to use the canonical shrug? @kitt has you covered: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

: A big lie of the closed web is that you can have a frictionless experience in there. You …

: Who Do Tax Breaks Benefit? – John Green (Hint: not poor people.)

: I always underestimate how long something is going to take. – Hank Green in How to Stop Being …

: Part 1.b of improving my health: my skin does not react well to the material the Flex is made of. Oh …

: One of my favourite things about Casey Neistat’s vlog is the music he uses in the videos. I …

: The official Micro.blog metal band shall be called Apolacyptic. Thanks, @JacksonOfTrades. 🤘

: Two tracks on Bandcamp that I’ve been meaning to share: Blog Vrothers by Michael Aranda i r …

: Micro Monday? How about the Micro.blog slack. It’s more than a simple source of help; …

: Availability of trackpads (whatever variation) for Windows 10 is a shit show. Hopefully Microsoft …

: Between @vishae, @matigo, and myself all talking about new homes I think we need a Micro.blog Moving …

: ASCII shrug is the canonical web shrug.

: There’s a pretty good conversation regarding multi-platform support for Micro.blog and related …

: Part 1 of improving and better maintaining my health.

: Hah, coincidence: I’m catching up on Core Intuition and recently listened to Manton and Daniel …

: Wavelength for Micro.blog I can’t use the app (hi 👋 third-party devs) but native support for …

: app.net is on the way … 🤔

: A particularly good post from Jason Kottke about why we do things. It pairs nicely with his recent …

: Why I Don't Use Twitter I recently talked about my discontent with Twitter, having been on-and-off again with the whole …

: Inspired by Marcelo’s latest edition of his homescreen experiment, here’s my latest …

: So we’re all clear: If Jack Dorsey could be Mark Zuckerberg he would take that deal in a …

: Weighing up the £200 lump-sum cost of yearly WP-hosted (to get access to plugins) against the cost …

: HP are about to release the Chromebook x2, a Chrome OS tablet. Considering how happy I am with my …

: Tonight is the night I begin my binge-catch up on Micro.blog-focused podcasts: Micro Monday …

: Jack's Clusterfuck Sandwich If my preferred Twitter client on Android (Flamingo) is made worse by the continued work of Jack and …

: I’ve been using the official Twitter client as my only access on mobile and, honestly, …

: Coolest use of colors to actually help people. – Jen Scharl stumbled upon brilliant design in …

: Systemic Racism at Work Imagine shitting on a child for having the gall to be excellent. Assholes.

: Pro Tip: yelling at people to leave established social media services for something that is not as …

: One of my biggest hopes for MB is that non-Apple alternative apps are developed at an accelerated …

: Podcasters have sold Squarespace HARD for years and it turns out they have a limit on their podcast …

: Twitch gamer teams up with his son This is like the beginning of Up. 😭

: Top of my Web Wishlist of Small Things: Every company that makes something in the arts stops …

: A week without home internet is like being slowly choked by an invisible version of Superman; you …

: I’m listening to the latest ATP, speficially the discussion about Apple’s education …

: … in city centers, buses and trains are often the best way to get around, which presents a …

: Shearing The Sheep Sarah Andersen’s latest comic is brilliant.

: Between Marcelo Marfil’s love letter and Allen Pike’s guide for your inbox it’s …

: Ramin Djawadi’s cover of Heart-Shaped Box is all I can listen to right now. Oh, also, the new …

: Do I Wanna Know? is a particularly good song late into the night. 🎶

: ZTE Tempo Go is the US’s first Android Go phone, on sale today for $80 Could be: a back-up device, a …

: … Glitch has delivered an easier way for coders to create on the web right from the start, …

: If you get tired of just looking at the Internet, the Chromebook Tab 10 can also run Android apps. …

: Looks like we need a MB support group for flakey CMS users. I’m definitely in this boat and …

: OK – The Most Popular Word in the World

: At first glance micro.blog is like Twitter — a micro blogging service (clever name, eh?). But that …

: Catching up on MB feels like a reward. 😄

: I made a ‘faves’ playlist on Pocket Casts (incidentally, Shifty Jelly just released a …

: Last year, Elon Musk personally urged workers not to unionize, and promised to provide them with …

: In an excellent Twitter thread, Seanan McGuire talks about fanfic, gender, power in society, and …

: Messages in iCloud appears to be vapourware.

: Tonight’s fun involves seeing Labyrinth at the British Music Experience, along with a display …

: Can’t Stop continues to contain my favourite intro to a song. 🎶

: Open Live Writer looks like the only genuine piece of software that can provide Windows users with …

: I’m currently catching up on my podcasts, having been out of the loop for six weeks, and …

: Is it just me or did the web used to use on more to refer to a subject; they made a post on the …

: Astonishing selection of photographs from this year’s Sony World Photography Awards Open …

: Watched Atomic Blonde a couple of nights ago. Was a lot of fun, and refreshing to see an action …

: Underfunded, lacking adequate training, and lead by people who operate within a shamefully sub-par …