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Face masks play a very important role in places like hospitals, but there is very little evidence of widespread benefit for members of the public.

The NHS

More than past time for a formal introduction; good people of Micro.blog, my wonderful wife recently joined us: @clairewoods. Apparently my never-ending rambling about the platform had an effect. 😋

With Firefox alone there are 1.1 GB of cookies stored on my computer.

Why can’t we all just agree to share information without the filthy entanglements of corrupt economic mechanisms?

We got the official documentation for Wendy’s training.

Everyone, seriously, this includes a guide about body language and THERE IS A SAD DOGGO AND IT SAYS “I’M SCARED” 😭😭😭

I’ve taken some time to consider the issue and can confirm:

His Dark Materials > Game of Thrones

A skill for the web that is worth taking your time to learn and improve upon: asking questions.

Many people seem to easily stray into the area of demanding something, and I would guess it’s mostly because they don’t stop to read aloud their question before hitting ‘send’.

Since the new iOS app is close to the public launch, it is a good time to remember that @NetNewsWire is on Micro.blog. 🙌

One of the things we don’t talk about enough is how easily your activity on the web can be used for a background check when you’re going for that new job.

If everybody remembered that before making accounts and posting and liking, then maybe our activity would be different.

Sometimes it’s ok to slow down.

When we slow down, it becomes much easier to avoid mistakes and hurt people. We can take a breath, take more than a single look at something, and consider different points of view.

So. Seriously.

Just… slow… down. Everything will be ok. 👍

My most recently gained anxiety, borne entirely as a result of friction; the incredible form of my SE, and the decreasing functionality of the apps therein.

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 the “lifetime” option.

Questions;

  • do you believe that literally means you are guaranteed to use it for the rest of your life?
  • how do you define “lifetime”?

With the open web, all of this scraping and embedding and the like… feels so invasive and violent.

Also feels like the horse has very much bolted at this point. Maybe this is why people concentrate on making things for closed, locked-down systems instead of the web… 🤔

One of my biggest problems with the IndieWeb movement is how the DIY nature of it is often paired with a reckless, entitled attitude.

If you’re going to touch my website with sharing-based technology, you had better make sure it doesn’t turn into theft.

Every website of a podcast show should have a broadly-agreed set of information. If I can’t take a quick look at your episode list and easily see the length of each episode then your website is not fit for purpose.

Seriously. Get your fucking shit together.

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 “matching” process. 😁

“It’s going to look pretty good, then, isn’t it,” said War testily, “the One Horseman and Three Pedestrians of the Apocralypse.”

– Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

You know that thing where we don’t rely on soul-crushingly awful corporations to do that thing where we, you know, find information?

Yeah, let’s bring that back.

I tried to use a feature in Instagram but it doesn’t work on the SE. The screen is literally not designed for this size.

What is the feature? Oh, just one that makes it easier for you to take control of a profile. Nothing important. 🙄