When our younger kitty turns on the charm she really turns on the charm. It’s like stepping into a Disney movie.

I’m looking forward to posting things in the evenings again. There’s something about evening blogging, something in the air even.

Taking regular breaks has become an important part of my working schedule.

Would it be weird if there was a Micro.blog working group? Like, a shared private space for those of us working in an unofficial capacity on Micro.blog things to get together and talk about stuff, work on stuff, etc…

Maybe this already exists and I haven’t found it?

No favicons in the bookmarks bar in Safari? What in the actual fuck.

Listening to Tazawako by Les Gordon (feat Rosalie Dubois) and like so much of his music it just fits perfectly with warm Spring-through-Summer.🎵

I wonder how much of my wishlist will leap onto Bandcamp once Apple kills the iTunes store.

The messy implementation of custom domains for Hey is why two things are true;

  • as a customer, never purchase based on future expectation;
  • as a developer, never use hype and promises to sell your product.

The trackpad gesture for slide-over on iPad is much better than the screen version.

Do want:

  • The new iMac
  • iPhone Mini (eventually)
  • TV remote(!)
  • AirTags… I think?

Also, the M1 iPad is ridiculous.

Apple events are so much more interesting when you scrub the rumours from your web feeds.

I am often caught off guard by the posts I read on Micro.blog. In a good way.

The more I find things on the web that cause contemplation, the better I feel.

I need an app in which I can select a set of date-based items (events, tasks, etc) and edit all of them so that the attached dates all move forwards by whatever length of time I choose.

Basically: mass edit date for a schedule. This includes items from the past.

Unless it is literally your job to do so, I can promise you that all of that energy you’re expending in the act of getting frustrated over a website not working properly does nothing good for your life.

Life is too short to let The Internet have such power over your life.

Recent development activity on Micro.blog

Over on the Micro.blog Help forums, @numericcitizen said:

Is MB a side-line for Manton ? Is there other people involved in maintaining this platform? I wasn’t expecting the pandemic to be an issue for an internet-only business like MB. I could be wrong, for sure.

From what I understand:

  • Manton does large amounts of the work for the tech side of things (servers, new code, etc). That’s on top of support, marketing, long-term planning, being the most visible part of the platform, and you know, having a life.
  • The pandemic literally affected every part of our lives. A virus doesn’t care what type of business you have.
  • Texas, where Manton lives, was hit badly by a ridiculous weather event, only further compacting the pandemic.

Also, where I definitely think you are wrong is the scope of Micro.blog and how it differs from other such platforms. Guess what? We don’t want the team to work themselves to the bone in a terrible environment and thus inevitably burn-out.

Have you listened to Manton on the Micro Monday podcast? Between every episode on which he has featured, including the latest, and the way he writes about Micro.blog it shouldn’t be too difficult to understand how this works. In fact in that most recent episode (the 100th, with Patrick Rhone) there was a discussion about Micro.blog taking on new people. Not only that but Manton’s own development podcast, Timetable, also covers some of these issues.

Maybe some of these things aren’t obvious enough and it would be good to make it explicit in some way. However, I could be completely wrong about all of it. 🤷

(Aside: @-mentioning Manton in your reply was an odd choice, as if you’re trying to call him out. I hope that wasn’t your intent.)

BBC headline: “PM says easy and cheap”

What the PM actually said: “ … as easy as we possibly can.” and “ … as affordable as possible.”

Oh look at that, no byline or anything.

For some reason convenience and using as little effort as possible have become the most desirable outcomes of our efforts to live, even though they obviously come with lots of serious costs; you know, to those who bother to think about it for longer than a few moments.

The new big consent page blocking YouTube has certainly been helpful since I deleted my Google account; it has become easy to immediately close the tab and never choose to use it as a search engine.

If I ever need to use it I’ll do so separately from my personal data.

Seeing the disparity of access to vaccination, the contrast between those in the mega rich world of the US and UK, and then everybody else… it’s sobering, should you choose to care about other people.

I then think of my own life since becoming a carer. Familiarity.

Auto-completing text fields for search are literally the work of the devil.