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Micro.blog is slower, but also more considered.

@frostedechoes, Social Decay

@macgenie has often spoken about Micro.blog being “the slow social media” and the benefits to this become clearer as more people write about the platform.

What’s beef?

Beef is when you murder motherfuckers on a beat, kill ‘em all, kill ‘em all

Nah, nah, what’s beef?

Beef is brothers dyin’ over shit that never mattered in the first place, lyin’ in the street

ISIS – Joyner Lucas ft. Logic

So so good.

Theresa May getting the boot the same week British Steel enters insolvency.

Strong and stable.

hashtag stop websites from vomiting their newsletter sign-ups at people 2019

The older I get the more I appreciate focused media publications. Not those who decide they must write about the trending topics in a desparate scramble to support their poorly constructed business plan. Specialist writing is just so good.

My favourite Game of Thrones character: Drogon. A very good boy.

Having lots of work to do makes avoiding Game of Thrones spoilers so much easier.

For all of my Micro.blog friends: please do not post spoilers for at least a few days. Not everybody has the chance to watch it live or even soon thereafter. 🙏🏻

See, the thing with John Wick is that I saw the first one and because of a particular scene early in the film I found it difficult to enjoy the majority of what was left, and do not have any inclination to enjoy the other parts of any of the films.

Seriously. Fuck that scene.

Bloomberg: “End to end encryption is pointless.”

Also Bloomberg: “Use our website so we can harvest your fucking soul, pleb.”

I just used calc in CSS for the first time and in the immortal words of Mr. Reeves: woah.

There is currently a technical problem on Micro.blog, specifically with regard to photos. I’m going to take this opportunity, by way of two @til Tips, to remind members of the best places to get info in times like this:

The line between “I hate these silos and everything they represent” and “I like being part of the conversation with big groups and value the space where everybody can be found” continues to be a line upon which I stare.

Ugh. This is at the core of my neuroticism.

One of my favourite things about Micro.blog as an independent, opinionated platform is the team’s attitude toward the work.

Manton, Jean, and Jonathan do not spend time just talking about the work.

They do not fetishise the idea of work.

They just do the work.

Apple could do a lot worse than ripping off the Pixel with two things:

  • Unlimited photos taken with the iPhone and saved in iCloud.
  • Night Sight.

If you’re going to brag about your camera, then let’s see the practical side of things sorted for the average customer.

The statement went against everything I had experienced as a person who stutters.

– Pratik Mhatré, Self-Disclosure Statement

I like this speech a lot. It’s like a warm greeting in written form. Nice work, @pratik!

A part of the knowledge-based industry is its adoption of the same mindset from older industries:

The work must look impossibly easy to implement, so hide away the realities of making and maintaining goods at scale.

This is in the rotten core of silos, of the mainstream web.

Motion to move Wednesday to Friday, Your Honour.