This is a complicated subject, and so I understand why it doesn’t get spoken about in public as often as other issues and ideas.

However, I feel the need to admit that I am utterly jealous of the people who get paid to work. It is one difficult aspect of being a carer.

Watching Cartoon Network get thrown into the memory hole is yet another sign that the plans we have in this house to create as much of a traditional media system as possible are correct.

  • Buy as much stuff as possible.
  • Keep and maintain local back-ups.
  • Exclude the internet.

I wish I could more easily share conversations on Micro.blog. Even this manual process of hand-picked highlighting is difficult, to the point that it might as well be considered impossible.

It’s as if only the Micro.blog team are allowed to easily share Micro.blog activity.

I’ve just opened the Micro.blog Help Centre to find that I’ve been logged out of my account. I have done literally nothing to make this happen, and as far as I’m aware there is nothing from the side of Manton or Discourse.

Probable cause; Safari’s bullshit at work yet again.

Gruber’s latest post regarding the new version of the Mac’s System Settings and SwiftUI made me immediately think about @manton’s insistence that Apple should have chosen to further improve development of their existing technologies.

Change for the sake of change is never good.

Sometimes I’ll thread my posts as replies, whilst other times I’ll make a separate short post or a long post. Micro.blog provides me with the flexibility to do this and I never have to think about algorithms, anonymous hate, or dysfunctional updates.

DOG PARK WAS FULL OF LITTLE ANGELS ALL JUST COPING WITH THE HEAT

✨blessed morning walk✨

Slept through the high temperature of the day. Eh… a little extreme; I think half as much would get the trick done.

I’ve become wary of people who justify every single feature request for software with the “table stakes” argument.

This is a tired good boy, who passed his qualification as an assistance companion today and is now a permanent member of our family. 🥳

A golden retriever dog, lying down on a carpeted floor with some of his soft toys in the background.

Putting Music in its Place

Just now, over my morning coffee, I’ve been listening to an album from the 70s, deep in the Era of LPs. Fortyish minutes long, twenty-odd minutes to a side.

Robert has been considering the language used between LP and CD, and it immediately made me think of a conversation within this household as of late.

My wife and I have been talking about our plans for music; we’re both in agreement that we need to get CDs back into the home, and she even surprised me by suggesting the addition of vinyl. My memories of the latter are much weaker, though we do have a five-year age gap and she grew up in more of an affluent environment.

My feeling of resistance against streaming and all of its internet-dependent and closed infrastructure has only grown. Given how digital music removes the enforced structure of physical storage (there are no sides in bits, of course) and yet there are still people who apply arbitrary limits on the web, I feel even less inclined to include streaming at all; it just feels dishonest, you know?

At this point I have Apple Music but have set it as no-download, stream online only; it is entirely an option only available whenever I happened to have access to a decent internet connection, and I think that works well since it is now in a distinct and appropriate context.

I’m confident that, at least for now, we’re ready to stay clear of what is bound to be an absolute mess of phrasing within the ever-muddled world of streaming and online music.

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.

— Douglas Adams

I searched for “Stationery near me” on Apple Maps and one of the results was for a bookkeeper who happens to have the word “pen” in the name of their company.

There are times when it feels like you could fool Apple software with the trick, “Look! Over there!”

A new tab for Micro.blog profiles: Recommended

Posts from the timeline that you flag for sharing (via button alongside “Bookmark”, et al), which can then be seen from your profile.

Essentially an individual version of the Discover timeline.