My favourite thing about Hey so far is the degree to which it’s encouraging people to think about alternatives to big social media.

I wish Fried had not declared blogging to be difficult due to having to choose a system or whatever. As if paying $100 per year for email is “easy”.

I see the “lifetime” label for subscriptions has come back to bite the Weather Line devs on the arse.

No doubt the people who are angry will choose to only direct their ire at the indie devs, rather than the massive platform.

If the folks at Proton can offer a free product, which I assume is possible at least in part due to the business made with the paid product, does that mean Hey will also be available for free one day?

  • Apple Music subscription expires tonight ->
  • Tomorrow I rebuild and finish the reclaimation of my library ->
  • I can then properly sync my iPod with playlists and all ->
  • Choose a day to find the best hardware player (first thought is Sony).

Love the iPod but it’s a dead product.

The problem with using a computer a lot is that it is easy to forget how to set something down.

This activity is what enables us to find the right state for focus on any number of tasks.

It’s OK if you leave your computer, whatever form it takes. Nothing bad will happen.

All adults being offered the vaccine by August proves that centralised government still has an important role to play in our democracy. However, it’s more important than ever that every concerned citizen does more than just get angry on the internet about our collective failings.

I’m spending this weekend setting up a new system for using my computers. It’s time for me to both strip things down where needed and have an actual considered approach to this; with greater intention I believe I can finally lay the technology foundation for my healthier lifestyle.

We just think that surfing the web with a decent screen and physical keyboard is simply more productive and comfortable.

The folks at Mudita are saying the right things. The Pure phone looks promising but I’m definitely waiting for reviews before even considering it.

The Stages of Joining Micro.blog

  1. What even…
  2. Oh this is nice…
  3. But it’s missing this…
  4. Actually wow this is really nice…
  5. … turns out it doesn’t really need that. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(much later: … wow where did all these hobbies come from)

My tech future

One day, in the future, I will have;

  • a basic phone;
  • an MP3 player;
  • maybe a laptop;
  • a few reliable notebooks;
  • a selection of analogue watches;
  • and a camera.

At this point I will have abandoned the world of personal branding and influencers and whatnot, and will likely post dispatches from my dusty old blog.

And I will be oh so happy.

(inspired by Jack’s astute observation)

Yelling and lecturing at people to not use Facebook is about as useful as posting your political opinion.

That Revue acquisition by Twitter is a surprisingly slick move. Certainly adds food for thought when it comes to considering new projects that best suit the “largest audience possible” strategy.

Password security is far too important to me to be so easily swayed by how cheap the software might be. I also understand this is often not a simple choice; it wasn’t that long ago that we could never dream of even a single recurring subscription for anything.

If people could stop posting photos of their reMarkable tablet, that’d be great.