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ℹī¸ About page: updated

I have de-emphasised my profiles on Twitter and Mastodon because I don’t pour any real effort into posting on either of them. More often than not it’ll be throwaway comments or links to the rest of my stuff.

I eagerly await the day Mastodon is much easier to use.

The apps I miss most from iOS:

  • Due
  • Overcast
  • Drafts
  • Unread
  • Micro.blog
  • Ipsum
  • Remind Me
  • Tweetbot
  • Fantastical
  • Messages
  • Safari
  • Apple Music (Android version is OK but nowhere near close to the iOS version)

Whilst its true that Micro.blog has the superior app offerings on iOS, there is quite a gap with Mastodon when it comes to Windows and Android. There are so many options. Feels weird!

Instead of Micro.blog vs Mastodon, how about:

Micro.blog AND Mastodon vs the bullshit closed corporate web

These platforms should be Open Web allies. 😎

Working through some confusion about Mastodon – literal “how does this work” type of confusion – has actually helped me to think about @til and how it can help non-MB peeps.

Also, whilst I’m on it is there a MB instance on Mastodon? Might be useful.

Not everybody has to jump to Twitter/Facebook alternatives right now, since those behemoths have made it clear any true alternative will take time to develop to a point where you can just swap them out. No need for the mental acrobatics to justify your continued use of them.

Rewatching: Steve Jobs at WWDC 1997

From this point (14 minutes) on for the next 5 or so minutes he describes his network-based set up and it is everything people like to hype about Google, and with it bash Apple.

Windows is a service

Do you think whoever wrote this for the updater immediately felt sad about it? (assuming it was a person of course)

Instances & Toots, the Trump-Clinton fanfic you always wanted.

Looks like people leaving Twitter just want their Twitter replacement right now without any waiting. That’s fine, go to Mastodon or stay on Twitter, and when you are inevitably fully disappointed by them Micro.blog will still be here; a patiently built, well considered option.

I took a look at Mastodon and wanted to vomit. That thing is destined for two things: the obscurity of IRC and the same Facebook cloning as Twitter and Instagram.

I continue to adore the focus on blogs in Micro.blog, specifically the culture of blogging as opposed to the established culture of social media. Metrics have become a spoiled thing, whether fans of Likes and Followers want to admit that or not.

A modern web design decision I wish I could force to change: keeping the sign out/log out button away from the main page. Just feels like you’re hiding the exit.

You: I can’t believe they’re blatantly copying the iPhone! Me: I can’t believe Apple don’t simply reuse the iPod strategy and make a cheaper phone.