1. News of US economy tanking.
  2. Timed release of Super Controversial Opinion from POTUS.
  3. Entire media ecosystem eats up the second point, whilst basically ignoring the first.
  4. Destruction of democracy continues unhindered.

Boom… as somebody once said.

Of course Apple sold more of the iPad compared to this time a year ago; they made it more like a computer. πŸ˜‡

Seeing random people use their access to the web to stake their reputation on defense of massive corporations is a hell of a thing.

Vine in maintenance mode > every version of Twitter for the past 3 years

Increased tax… I thought the Tories didn’t want to “nag people.”

Spent a bunch of time trying to set-up my Proton email with Thunderbird, only to eventually discover that there is a bug.

Nothing in the Thunderbird app or on the relevant parts of the Protonmail website have even a hint that there is a known problem.

πŸ‘Ž

Saw a lot more people wearing masks today, even outside of shops, and that was on a brief trip.

When you might think that nobody pays attention to the law, to the government, and to the news just remember that people are often very good at filtering what they consider important.

Whenever I see and hear people maintaining narrow taste in music I just feel sad. I can’t imagine discarding entire genres based on a small set of samples. Music is so much more than just a handful of artists per genre.

One of the things I wish we could take back as a result of the web: Hype culture. I much prefer being unaware of when something is being made until it is actually done. Release dates, months-long campaigns of hype, and a laser focus on the process are all bad for our culture.

I hope likes, dislikes, +, -, up-voting, down-voting, or any other form of general button-based metric operator never comes to Micro.blog. I remain convinced they do little more than poison the public well of discourse.

I forgot how much I like Things. A great example of how much of the appeal of iOS is derived from third-party apps.

Any parent who seriously says “Schools should re-open ASAP.” needs to immediately be investigated for child neglect and abuse.

I don’t know if it is the fault of Apple, Mozilla, or a combination of both but the fact that “Open in Store” links do not work from Firefox on iOS is one of a number of reasons why the very concept of iOS browsers is laughable.