When I look at how much people are accomplishing and they then share personally via mainstream social media, silos and all, I have doubts about my decision to treat them as little more than a broadcast tool whilst rejecting them for personal use.

Need to think about this more.

I hope Automattic doesn’t add paid plans to Tumblr. Ads are bad but there’s something about the spirit of Tumblr, as an aspect of web culture, that doesn’t fit into the enterprise spirit of paywalls. It’s bad enough that it became SFW-only.

Oh I’ll bet Sajid Javid is “a low tax guy”. In more ways than one.

How is it legal for delivery people to use both the buzzer and knocker on your front door?

per month, billed annually

This is what it says for WordPress hosted plans and yet some people continue to refer to their product as “monthly web hosting”. If you do this you are effectively marketing for WordPress, utilising spin to make their product seem better than it is.

Apple has sort of remembered the web exists. Those App Previews can’t be found via any sort of navigation I can find on the Apple website itself. I know I’m old-fashioned, using a website to find published items but I’m confident it is a reasonable method of sharing on the web.

I wonder how long it’ll take Automattic to de-Verizon Tumblr. 🤔

Sometimes I have a moment when I’m just like: Freddie Mercury… howwwwwwwwwww

My unpopular opinion: it’s a testimony to the Clintons’ extraordinarily hardball political acumen that they’ve been subjected to these fever dream theories for 30 years and go-along-to-get-along Obama never was.

John Gruber


Recently watched Dunkirk for the first time. That’s another one I can already tell is going to stay with me for a while. 📽

I’ve been catching up on the different shows from The Economist, and today listened to the In the sharenthood episode of The world ahead. Thoroughly recommended for people interested in privacy, generational culture, and where those issues meet. 🎙

I have played video games for the vast majority of my life.

I have never once killed a person.

Weird, huh.

Enquiring about a Software Engineering course at a university was not one of my expectations for this year but here we are.

As I get older, and hopefully that will be possible, if I am asked about The Great Troubles of our time I will only be able to say one true thing:

We watched.

One of my absolutely favourite things about music is just how good it is at destroying limited thinking built on prejudice and false assumptions.

Threaded tweets as a replacement for blog posts feels like fetch literally happened.

I’m like:

I’ll never ruin my blog by even using the words Boris Johnson!

And then I’m like:

ah shit who am I kidding