Imagine a flavour of Webmentions, that was rock-solid and worked especially well with Like how Safari is different from WebKit.

Now that could be an attractive alternative to the network effect of Meta.

Listening to ATP and Marco is harping on this point again, which is also shared with other tech podcasters:

Older device looks old (as in, badly).

I don’t like this mentality. It stinks of wealthy people sneering at those who aren’t interested in breathlessly spending money.

Have something more than a vague opinion.

Speaking in general terms and avoiding specifics means you’re pretending to say something. What a waste of free speech.

Do not build new companies because you will not be able to sell them

– Meta’s lawyers, arguing against a ruling by the CMA

Apparently the only reason to build your own company these days is so that you can eventually sell it to a monopolistic megacorp.

Now it feels like we’ve moved in.

… although not everybody is as impressed.

People need to stop pretending like they’re suprised that a nuanced idea they attempted to convey on Twitter got twisted in the interpretation.

Twitter has worked this way since day 1 and that is correct per design. You’re not allowed to cry foul when the obvious happens.

Seeing the panic about the PS5 as a 36-year-old who still remembers playing the first PlayStation really helps me keep things in perspective. This machine will be ridiculously good in two years time, let alone before then.

Seriously. It can wait. It is not worth the stress.

Every now and then I’ll come across a blog post by DHH, and more often than not he sounds like an angry teenage boy who just discovered message boards.

PCR results for my wife and I: negative

Either we had it and are now in recovery or this is in fact the most horrible cough/flu either of us have ever had. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that it happened this year.

So still: fuck this god-damn virus.

  • migration to Basecamp ✔️
  • back-up MindNode ✔️

Now set to go with Workflowy so that I can do my outline-based note taking on the computer.

Need to finish setting up my calendar switch from Fantastical to and the core of the TIL workstation is back up and running.

Took and sent off our PCR tests earlier today. If it’s not COVID, it’s been a fucking awful flu, worst we’ve ever had.

Fuck this god-damn virus.






Seeing the latest mess concerning TV rights, via Star Trek, has reminded me of why it is that I spend increasing amounts of energy dwelling on the notion of cutting traditional TV from my attention entirely.

I’m busy as it is and the alternatives are often free of these concerns.

One of the reasons I didn’t get onboard the hype train for Literal is that I can’t find any sign of how they make money, what their goals and intentions are, and what history their developers have with regard to previous work.

TIL 1.9.1: Retiring features

After last week’s bundle of new additions, I realised over the following days that there was another part to those changes; the other shoe as it were. Let’s take a look at the release notes to see the complimentary updates:

… not quite so many 🆕 badges, huh.

However the intent, and I hope effect, remain the same. I am making TIL the best possible companion to pair with the official support for and think that role is best fulfilled by providing much more direct, tangible resources. And that no longer includes custom tracking of updates from a third-party perspective.

Between the continued growth of and the team’s official records of updates, you can keep abreast of such news in a few different places. Plus, Manton has recently hinted at providing yet another source of this information.

When it comes to Post Haste, another hint from Manton says more than I really need to. Whilst I am going to publish the last few issues of the special bumper edition The Macro Report, the weekly catch-up log ICYMI will become mostly, if not entirely redundant and so my time is better spent elsewhere.

Overall it’s fair to say that the recent significant events of my personal life – moving home to a completely different part of the country – have inspired my focus in ways that I expected to a certain degree, yet not quite as much as they actually have. I’m excited to see TIL change in these ways because it should be the best companion within context of whatever needs and that’s exactly where my efforts are now focused.

Thanks for reading.

⏤ Simon

  • Claire’s powered wheelchair repair ✔️
  • Book COVID booster for Saturday ✔️
  • Book flu vaccine for Monday ✔️
  • Finish preparing @TIL for the future ✔️
  • Leave plenty of time in the day for unpacking + working on new things for TIL ✔️