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Currently watching Google’s Ocotober event and, well, I’m impressed. Certainly looking forward to getting my hands on this stuff.

I recently started running the app for Google import and backups again. It got stuck on the amount of storage for my account (I’m still deciding exactly what I want to use it for) so I changed some settings, gave it time, and it worked it all out. It just worked. :)

Can confirm: Spotify’s (not even great) desktop app puts both iTunes and Apple Music to shame. Apparently their mobile apps are really where they shine so that’s another mark against Apple’s software – reminder: they unveiled Apple Music three years ago.

Currently testing out a return to Google’s software, with an eye toward going back to Android for my next phone (currently without one) and avoiding Apple; the only part of Apple we’re likely to touch is via my partner’s desire to get an iPad.

Things I’m transferring manually since the built-in import/export functions aren’t playing well with each other:

  • iTunes music -> Spotify
  • Overcast podcasts -> Pocket Casts
  • TickTick to-do -> Wunderlist

Annoyingly the move to Wunderlist is temporary. :/

Trying Spotify for the first time. So far it’s much better than music via Apple, especially as a Windows user. 🎶

Elon Musk can send a car into space but people in his country still don’t have access to clean water.

You know, for a (relatively) long time I’ve been planning on going all in on Apple. The repeated anecdotal evidence of software decline has me thinking twice; if Google’s hardware is good enough why shouldn’t I go to where the best software (and therefore experience) is?

Normal people need help setting up a blog-centred website whilst retaining a decent level of control and ownership. Unfortunately indie developers generally don’t have the ability to truly help. However, @manton is, with Micro.blog. He’s my Micro Monday. 👏

The Day After Failing At An Attempt To Do Something New is usually difficult. Fortunately tomorrow comes with an exciting house viewing, the perfect distraction.

That was a fun day. It’s fair to say I’m not hosting my own site, certainly not for the foreseeable future. Sometimes the only option you have to discover whether you have the personality suited for something, is to try it. I’ll continue with WP-Hosted.

I just remembered people mentioning they host Jekyll on GitHub Pages and now think maybe… I should have done that all along. 🙃

Well that was fun. Tried Linode, using PuTTY to get a website going. Totally failed since I really don’t have room in my life for investing in all of that time and effort; probably never will, unless the alternative efforts I’m putting into writing don’t work out.

Nothing like a stalled Apache install to maintain my serious doubts about going deep into indie web. 👍

I ran into a problem with getting my server going and… I solved it. I forgot just how good that feels.

I wonder if @gruber has seen the latest pop-up based bullshit from Medium. Coercing people to create an account with “Hey, you’ve come back to us so let’s make it official.” and other such phrasing is bad enough but to push it via pop-up is gross.

I am full of 👏 for the beginning to this week’s atp. Siracusa on fire.