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Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.

— Patrick Rothfuss, The Wiseman’s Fear 💬

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 to be … But when you’re confronted with that fact, you can either crawl into a hole and quit, or you can get out there, take off your shoes, and Bilbo it up.

— Patrick Rothfuss 💬

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, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

— J. R. R. Tolkien 💬

It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.

— Neil Gaiman, Good Omens 💬

Accounts update:

  • Delete Google ✔️
  • Delete FACEBOOK
  • Delete Microsoft
  • Delete Amazon

Phew. Feels weird to not have a Google account. The Amazon account is currently the toughest to delete. I also have low confidence that I’ll be able to maintain this forever.

One of the reasons I’ve been enjoying my time away from The Internet, I’ve realised, is because there are no random hot takes in my corner of the physical world.

Terrible opinions from unqualified know-it-alls are bad for your health and thus should be avoided.

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 of every film from the studio fits nicely with the Micro Challenge Sprints. 📽

This is a great way to start writing more often about the things I enjoy. Thanks, @macgenie! 😊

The way Contacts jumps about on my iPad is more than a little disconcerting. One of those “little details” I had hoped Apple would prove to be as genuinely interested in as the fans like to say.

Oh. Have we Brits now remembered that we have care homes, where we send those people about whom we no longer actually care? Oh, that’s nice.

Anyway yeah the move to Apple-only, iPad-first computing has been… more hassle than I was expecting.

I wonder if I would be able to avoid the PC chores even if I went with MacBook Air instead of iPad Pro, and just keep the Mac super lightweight. 🤔

To move from Google Calendar to Apple Calendar on an iPad:

  1. Subscribe to your Google calendars via the Account system in the Settings app.
  2. Check to make sure they’re all in there.
  3. Remove Google account from the Account system.
  4. Check to see if they’re still there.
  5. Done?

Moving from Windows + Google -> Apple involves a lot of manual work. Effectively transcribing.

I suppose Apple was lying when they said “Windows users LOVE iPad!”

No wonder they lean hard into “What’s a computer?”

Domain squatters are a great example of the great extent to which we have fucked up the web.

For me, the only good iOS apps left on a 4-inch screen are those made by Apple. Even then it’s hit and miss.