One of my favourite things about Ben Thompson’s site, Stratechery is that he chooses to not shout at you about his subscription offering. No pop-ups or banners or whatever. Classy. πŸ‘Œ

(Image: screenshot of Stratechery website)

Oh don’t mind me, just watching manipulative tear-jerking moments from reality TV on YouTube whilst stuffing my face full of croissants NBD

When @macgenie talks about the Microblog Academy all I want in the world is for there to be a beta of the platform and that is the name Manton chooses. AND WE GET A STAR TREK UNIFORM-INSPIRED PIN UPON BEING ACCEPTED INTO THE BETA. BEST IDEA OR VERY BEST IDEA?

It’s not just a matter of interface design. Apple has built an entire ecosystem to support and enrich the iPad for both customers and developers.

Marco Arment

In the past five months I have found Google’s efforts to compete against Apple’s ecosystem, uh, shall we say… lacking.

Not only do I agree with @cheri’s suggestion for photo labelling in, I think it’s important for the implementation to go beyond basic functionality. I believe users ought to be prompted to add a label to their photograph.

Quick update on my Pixel 2 XL after 5 months of use:

Google should be ashamed of Oreo.

It’s amazing how many “progressive Americans” are just Germans from the 1930’s.

Casual reminder that Apple have their own closed ecosystem with an influence on the web and has been said, they are not your friend.

Oh look, it’s C-A-SΒ  E-Y-LΒ  I-S-S (that’s @liss), hopping onboard the MB train.


I’m back. Microblogging will now resume. Update forthcoming.


Recent updates tested:

  • IndieBookClub βœ”οΈ
  • IndieAuth βœ”οΈ
  • Footer HTML βœ”οΈ
  • Redirect links βœ”οΈ
  • IndieWeb Ring βœ”οΈ

That includes external support for IndieAuth. Nice work, @manton. πŸ‘Œ

Want to read: Infinite Loop by Michael S. Malone πŸ“š

Testing Omnibear via authentication.