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There is currently a technical problem on Micro.blog, specifically with regard to photos. I’m going to take this opportunity, by way of two @til Tips, to remind members of the best places to get info in times like this:

Apple User Documentation or the Lack Thereof

There’s an interesting conversation here regarding Apple and support documentation, specifically with regard to what is missing.

This is embarrassing. “It Just Works” should more than cover documentation. I don’t know how many people I’ve read and heard in revered tone about “The Most Holy HIG” and so on… seriously, they are a trillion dollar company and don’t have the resources to make comprehensive guidance across ALL formats? That is utter bullshit and completely user hostile.

Oh, also, don’t forget that “you’re doing it wrong” will make an appearance from time-to-time whenever the executives have been lowered to our level in response to something on which the company has fucked up.

I see a lot of “they’re premium” whenever somebody brings up Apple being expensive. Irrespective of the realities of premium or not, Apple certainly screams premium with everything they do but the deep holes in their user documentation, whatever the format, is terrible and counter to even the slightest notion of a premium experience.

The statement went against everything I had experienced as a person who stutters.

– Pratik MhatrΓ©, Self-Disclosure Statement

I like this speech a lot. It’s like a warm greeting in written form. Nice work, @pratik!

It’s interesting to see the replies to Gabriel Santiago’s post, in which a group of iOS users are strongly requesting a feature for Micro.blog. Does the web app not work on iOS? Or is the app-centric model so strong that people forget, or never even think, about workarounds?

On the Wisdom of Ents

Don’t be hasty!

I was getting ahead of myself. Today I Learned is not going to stop – to be fair, that seemed unlikely anyway – but I did need to take a break, to take a few steps back and think about why it was that I felt the way I did; I was tired and in pain, generally feeling down, and none of it had anything to do with a need for TIL to stop.

Rather, I need to do two things;

  • be patient with myself;
  • be kinder to myself.

I may or may not elaborate further on this in some form or another but I think that’s enough for now. The core of this post is to say that TIL is very much back on track, with updates and all, and I am committed to it – barring any major life-altering events – for at least another 12 months.

The ten days that were my unplanned break were illuminating to say the least. It feels good to be back.

It’s been great to see the recent development of Indigenous, by Kristof De Jaegar. My Micro.blog timeline loaded in the app for the first time just yesterday.

This means there are now four ways to access Micro.blog on Android: Web app, Diaolog, Indigenous, and Gluon.

We always credit sources for news, tutorials, and other articles; we link to other websites profusely because the Open Web is a beauitful thing and because it’s the right thing to do;

@viticci, 10 Years of MacStories

MacStories is one of the few sources of news I read.

Video hosting in Micro.blog

This is a fantastic update. Not only does it open up the possibility for a whole new type of blog, and site even, it also makes the subscription offerings much more valuable.

In good news:

  • @til is not going to stop.

In better news:

  • I am feeling much better.

Longer posts forthcoming.