Does Safari on the Mac still steal the feed:// protocol for Apple News?

I’ve tried using it on iPad and nothing happens. Meanwhile, URLs for feeds (.xml, etc) fail to load the file as a page and throw up this message: “Safari cannot open the page because the address is invalid.”

I recently did a quick calculation of just how much money I have missed out on as a stay-at-home carer. This includes the potential alternative in which, and I know this is crazy, we as a wealthy nation paid all carers.

It’s a lot of money.

Inconvenient digital thing: “OMG THE UTTER SHAME OF THESE DEVILS WHY DOES THIS TAKE EFFORT TO USE”

Inconvenient physical thing: “Welp that’s just the way it is I mean what can you even do”

… humans are weird.

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One of my favourite changes to my behaviour as a writer was massively reducing the amount of qualifiers used whenever I state an opinion.

It’s ok if people disagree with what you say; it is not the end of the world.

It’s ok to choose to use Facebook or to not use Facebook.

It is extra ok to not insult people depending on their choice.

Life is hard enough, ok?

Has the post count in the Mentions tab on iOS Micro.blog always been so small? It must be limited by date or something…

iPad regrets

Re: my realisation that the magic keyboard can not make up for iPad OS limitations

At least with my old Windows machine I could brute-force certain things — you know, like you can when you have an actual functioning browser — but on the iPad that’s either not possible or full of so many little catches that it becomes a fool’s errand.

For all of the things I like about this machine, and that list is long in comparison, the fact remains that my old and busted Windows computer was overall a much better computer.

To that end, I agree with Manton’s incredulity regarding price disparity and now wish that I had chosen a Mac of some kind instead of this iPad.

If Apple doesn’t fix certain things about iPad OS this summer I’m going to sell this magic keyboard. If I had a Mac right now this would still be the case; this machine is a great tablet, however not nearly good enough for anybody remotely interested in the web even as a hobby.

Music library control of any kind on iOS is crap. Apple needs to prove they “love music” or “have it in our DNA” or whatever.

Using the free version of WorkFlowy on Safari for iPad because it’s still the best app for list-based outlining that works for me.

Such a shame they haven’t, or can’t update the iPad app to match the keyboard-based controls from the web.

I look forward to trying out the new Bookshelves feature for Micro.blog. Unfortunately I will have to wait; the idea of multiple accounts doesn’t work well for Safari on the iPad in general, let alone for any particular platform.

What I’ve seen so far looks great. So I’ll wait.

Seeing people request that the new Bookshelves feature on Micro.blog be expanded to include movies, music, and so on.

If that were to happen I hope the feature would become a general “Library”. It’s quite a big addition as is, and feels a little odd next to the other tabs.

Countdown to people requesting the new not-even-out-of-beta Micro.blog Books feature for iOS 😂

To vidya gamer micronauts re: Nintendo 🕹

Is it better to get the physical or digital copy of a game?

There are people who contribute to making things better, and then there are people who choose to run away. I endeavour to be the former much more often than the latter.