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Do not build new companies because you will not be able to sell them

– Meta’s lawyers, arguing against a ruling by the CMA

Apparently the only reason to build your own company these days is so that you can eventually sell it to a monopolistic megacorp.

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 convey on Twitter got twisted in the interpretation.

Twitter has worked this way since day 1 and that is correct per design. You’re not allowed to cry foul when the obvious happens.

Seeing the panic about the PS5 as a 36-year-old who still remembers playing the first PlayStation really helps me keep things in perspective. This machine will be ridiculously good in two years time, let alone before then.

Seriously. It can wait. It is not worth the stress.

Every now and then I’ll come across a blog post by DHH, and more often than not he sounds like an angry teenage boy who just discovered message boards.

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 the most horrible cough/flu either of us have ever had. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that it happened this year.

So still: fuck this god-damn virus.

  • migration to Basecamp ✔️
  • back-up MindNode ✔️

Now set to go with Workflowy so that I can do my outline-based note taking on the computer.

Need to finish setting up my calendar switch from Fantastical to calendar.app and the core of the TIL workstation is back up and running.

Took and sent off our PCR tests earlier today. If it’s not COVID, it’s been a fucking awful flu, worst we’ve ever had.

Fuck this god-damn virus.

HI FAM,

THIS IS OUR NEW CALENDAR APP FOR SUPER PROS AND TEAMS.

ARE YOU ON GOOGLE AND APPLE OK COOL.

- OTHERWISE FUCK OFF.

LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE ON PH 😎

Seeing the latest mess concerning TV rights, via Star Trek, has reminded me of why it is that I spend increasing amounts of energy dwelling on the notion of cutting traditional TV from my attention entirely.

I’m busy as it is and the alternatives are often free of these concerns.

One of the reasons I didn’t get onboard the Micro.blog hype train for Literal is that I can’t find any sign of how they make money, what their goals and intentions are, and what history their developers have with regard to previous work.

  • Claire’s powered wheelchair repair ✔️
  • Book COVID booster for Saturday ✔️
  • Book flu vaccine for Monday ✔️
  • Finish preparing @TIL for the future ✔️
  • Leave plenty of time in the day for unpacking + working on new things for TIL ✔️

Change is such a polarising process. Some things are new and shiny and exciting, and then other things are suddenly… no longer needed.

Basecamp is such a nice app. I can’t believe I can use this for free.

… I also regret moving away from it in the first place 😬

Having declared no more features for any updates to @TIL between now and 2.0, my mind is of course finding it oh-so-easy to think of nice small features.