1. The “good old days” were never that.
  2. It’s OK if people behave differently than what you consider to be “correct” or “appropriate”.
  3. If you think a particular set of voices are missing from a place, be that voice.

Hey Google,

I’d like to know what apps I’m using the most, you know, the feature Apple have had for a while now on the most expensive and prioritised device you make yourself.

Yours,

An Android User Who Shouldn’t Have To Wait For A Fucking Beta Program For This Shit

My favourite thing about John Siracusa is his honesty. He doesn’t hide his critical nature behind “just telling it like it is” or some other bullshit; he actually explains why he approaches things the way he does. The other trendy critical pundits are generally terrible.

iPhone XShallow

I haven’t read the reviews or much of anything about the iPhone, only listened to a few podcast episodes about it but even then there hasn’t been any great depth with regard to the bigger picture; this makes sense since the XS line has literally just been released.

Before I dive into the variety of voices who are more likely to at least touch on the big picture issues, I have been thinking about it a little. This is odd since I don’t have one and won’t have the opportunity for at least another 12 months but hey, I’m odd like that.

It’s inevitable that the yearly upgrade loses value, at least from an upfront and obvious perspective. Even a three-year cycle now feels like the best thing to suggest to most people; I mean, are any of the X series that much better than the 7?

Obviously there is something of a culture around the yearly upgrade cycle – as well as billions of dollars therein – and it has been interesting to see a number of people clashing with the changing reality of these devices but the fact remains; most people don’t need a pro computer, and as the smallest computers capable of a variety of tasks become more powerful they inevitably become pro. At some point the calls for Apple to use the ‘Pro’ moniker become justified, in fact they might have missed an opportunity with this generation, and that comes along with something even the most resistant pundit will have to admit:

The brand new iPhone is in fact not for most people.

The thing I miss the most from Feedbin; the newsletter address. Such a good idea that I can’t wait to get back.

One of the big positives of using a voice-controlled robot to set your alarm; the moment you yell at it to stop, you’re totally waking up now!

I was on a podcast! 🎉 For the first time. 😅

It was a great experience being on @monday with @macgenie who is so good at making things easy and a joy to talk to. Thanks Jean!

Here’s the epsiode, including a guest appearance from my early autumn cold. 🍂🤒

Oh look, Micro Monday time!

I love it when artists join our community and @skysandison is the latest to grace us with their presence. Love their work, it’s only making Edinburgh more tempting than ever, and yay another GMT member!

Awesome. ✌

Path is dying.

Yet more proof that when it comes to the closed, privacy invasive web you cannot compete against Facebook. Also @manton continues to be right with increasing certainty; the only viable alternative is the open web.

I’m looking forward to the character restriction on Micro.blog replies. My tendency to ramble is bad for my ambitions to better study and write about a variety of topics.

If we’re telling people to not use AMP we also HAVE to tell them to make their websites usable;

  • As light as possible. You are not allowed to spend people’s data with your bullshit scripts.
  • Free of invasive tracking. You are not allowed to destroy people’s privacy.

I binged a lot of Casey Neistat’s vlog and ended up running into a wall. You can have too much of a good thing, however!, I’m now back on that Neistat train and re-watched this video. This is great, I just forgot how great he is at what he does.