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It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.

– Maurice Switzer; Mrs. Goose, her book

All better than arguments on the internet;

  • hydrating;
  • fresh air;
  • reading;
  • face-to-face conversations, whether physical or digital.

Talking past one another contributes nothing constructive to the world and is in fact more likely to ruin somebody’s mental health.

Working on @til makes me happy. Missed my own deadline (for returning to full activity) but still excited about the various things I’m lining up for imminent release.

This always makes me feel better. So very grateful to have found Micro.blog and everybody therein. 😊

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 exception of a few, protected sites
  • use bookmarks as a temporary space
    • with links moved ASAP to their relevant place (to-do, shared with people, etc)
    • the rest are forgotten

Looking at replies on Twitter, in the browser, logged out, might just be the worst possible way to spend my time.

Maybe it’ll help to remind me to not use it?

Maybe I’m just procrastinating for other reasons?

Maybe I should try to start a sentence with a different word?

lol @ people who think edits by Apple to the App Store Review Guidelines will mean they will no longer receive marketing push notifications

Twitter adding a “stories” feature is about right. Look at those image-based posts with the replies next to it; it’s an almost exact copy of Facebook’s years-old design.

Every online community platform that prioritises money above all else will inevitably trend towards Facebook.

Every time I see a screenshot of these security pop-ups from Catalina, I feel my desire to buy a Mac lessen.

This is the same as Windows; with this kind of thing happening there is no significant difference.

At this point I’m better keeping my iOS + Windows combination.

Seeing complaints about Whole Foods since the Amazon acquisition makes me think about my youth.

In 1999, one of our grocery companies (yes, an age when they weren’t all soulless “retail companies”), Asda, was bought by Walmart. It soon went to shit and continues to be terrible.

When talking about making things (literally anything) face-to-face, the first person to say to me “just do this to make it work” will get a stare that will make them uncomfortable.

just is a shitty word in this context. Don’t fucking use it.

Looks like 5G!!! is the new Big Phones!!! for the Apple Is Doomed™ crowd.

The lack of Firefox Containers on iOS is annoying. What’s the point in having these powerful iPads if you’re going to hobble web technology that enables people to protect their own privacy?

I love the spirit of the indepedent web.

I am, however, frustrated by the feeling of wasting my time. It’s an undercurrent, a nagging sensation; that I will regret the time I spent fiddling with the quirks of independently created and maintained technologies.

The Social Media Morass – Frosted Echoes

I can’t pick a quote. Just read the whole thing because it is all entirely accurate.

Whilst online debate of real issues may be a source of positivity for some people the fact remains that it contributes nothing to the world.

Comment sections (whether silo or not) remain the worst possible place for multi-post replies. Full blog posts – including anything as small as 300 characters – are vastly superior as a form of reply for any conversation that is worth reading.

If it turns out the folks at The Iconfactory have made a contribution to re-adjusting the value of iOS apps, to them I say bravo.