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Be the kind and compassionate adult who you wished was available when you were younger.

Don’t be that person who judges younger people and blames them for societal ills.

We can work at being better people and give young people the space they need to do the same thing.

I’m looking back on this month of Micro.blog updates and just wow @manton, @macgenie, and @cheesemaker you should all be god damned proud having delivered that collection of features all in the space of a few weeks, especially on the back of such a productive summer. 👏🏻

A very late night working on @til is much more enjoyable than feeling bad about not working on the project. The Micro.blog community just makes everything easier. 🌟🙌🏻❤

For the first time in my life I just saw somebody post the US version of the word endeavour and honestly you’re all monsters every last one of you.

The aforementioned chromecast and lyrics features for Apple Music on Android (middle and left icons, below the playback controls):

Dark Mode for Apple Music… on Android. Also: built-in chromecast support and the new lyrics feature.

Spaced is now 20 years old… <oldmanyellsatcloud.jpg>

Things I Am Highly Unlikely To Encounter On A Micro.blog Hosted Site; a list:

  • javascript bloat
  • sidebar bloat
  • cookie bloat
  • pop-up bloat
  • advert bloat
  • plugin bloat

A checklist of features is no way to measure the quality of anything, website hosting included.

CGP Grey was locked out of his YouTube account – you know, the thing that literally defines his career – and the reason given was because it tripped up the YouTube robots on the condition of:

Impersonation of CGP Grey

Mark off another win for silos, I guess.

I need to find a good piece of software for re-using snippets of text, specifically with markdown support. Definitely going to try TextExpander but is there anything else I should take a look at?

(Note: I use Windows as my primary work machine but web support is also a plus.)

One of my big wishes for the web is that people who publish professionally can find ways to host independently of silos; even if it is behind a paywall. Example: you can use Patreon to support your YouTube channel but the videos are usually still only available on YouTube.

A thing I wish I could teach my younger self:

Proper hydration, posture, and movement will make your life immeasurably better.

Endgame continues to be amazing on multiple viewings. 🎥

My wife and I went to the Apple store yesterday to properly look at some of the shinies together for the first time. It was pretty nice, the staff were super helpful even though it was busy, and of course now we want the shinies.

The Leap of Faith scene from Into the Spider-Verse is my favourite from the past year. 📽

I really wish it was easier to manage my following list on Micro.blog. It’s one of very few conventional social features I actually want.

Pretty close to two years on Micro.blog and my favourite number 1 feature continues to be:

No tracking.

twitter is not a good platform for discourse

Sarah Z

Lack of clarity and context is best for shallow, lightweight statements. Got something big to say as part of a possibly public discussion? Post it to your blog.

Big goals for the immediate future;

  • finish removing all politics from my online life (progress has been quick and wow do I feel better);
  • make everything I contribute to the web have substantive value to others, myself, or both.