I’m back. Microblogging will now resume. Update forthcoming.

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Temporary Archive

SUPER MEGA FINAL EDIT: This post was used during a transitional phase of my site, when I didn’t have my domain.

EDIT: I have resumed regular blogging here:Β simonsmumblings.wordpress.com

This site will be inactive.

Considered Haste is usually set to simonwoods.net but due to unforseen circumstances I cannot maintain it at that URL for the foreseeable future. As such it will stay here, without any posts.

This is also true for my personal blog, Mumblings.

Until this situation can be resolved I will remain active on my social feeds and I am hoping to continue pushing activity to my projects; I’ll post about any such activityΒ on Twitter.

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UPDATE (26th July 2018): I am no longer using Twitter or Medium. This post is now my temporary station (via edits) for updates to projects. I look forward to returning to posting on Micro.blog as my only online social network and my personal blog; in the meantime I check it daily and make replies every now and then.

Status:

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Recent updates tested:

  • IndieBookClub βœ”οΈ
  • IndieAuth βœ”οΈ
  • Footer HTML βœ”οΈ
  • Redirect links βœ”οΈ
  • IndieWeb Ring βœ”οΈ

That includes external support for IndieAuth. Nice work, @manton. πŸ‘Œ

Still interesting to see people talking passionately about the Open Web and how bad silos are (which is good) whilst simultaneously linking only to Apple things and app-locked things in general; the web is still here and it damned sure isn’t exclusive to Apple and your phone.

Writing software I’ve tried:

  • Typora (Windows only)
  • iA Writer (no web app)
  • Writer (web only)
  • Standard Notes (limited)

Decision: use Google Docs

It’s this kinda stuff that keeps active the long term plan of attempting all-in Apple. 3rd party support is crucial.

Being a writer with multiple projects on a Windows machine and Chromebook currently feels like taking a thousand cuts. :/

Minor Impressions

Over the past month I’ve learned yet another lesson in just how fragile momentum can be, especially when it is put under the strain of anxiety and the often chaotic nature of people in groups. Basically: fuck guns, fuck immoral politicians and their supporters, and fuck this shitty heatwave.

With that out of the way, my recent mental foray into the social web was followed by three weeks of decision making I am finally comfortable enough to consider stable… well, about as stable as you can get when it comes to the world of the web. With that in mind I have a few new profiles up and running:

  • On VSCO;
    • a gallery for my general photography experiments.
  • On Vimeo;
    • a record of my video photography experiments + host for embeds.
  • On Instagram;
    • a gallery for limited posting of photos + network of photographers and non-enthusiast friends and family.

I’ve been reconsidering Instagram and Facebook, specifically wihin the context of a simple realisation: protesting the world by leaving it is not necessarily the most effective strategy to take.

Yes, I know for plenty of people you are not “leaving the world” or any such thing if you do not happen to use popular web platforms. But it is, in some part, true for me. Even if, in the future, I reduce my usage to basic status updates and linking only to that which I post elsewhere.

Consider this: not everybody lives the life you live, neither do you live theirs, and that is perfectly OK.

Anyway I have not returned to Facebook. Given the chance I will not be doing so, though I am far less willing to fight against that if it turns out I would be more effective at reaching my goals by returning to that place.

In the meantime, I have also applied a few updates to my two blog-based sites (this site and Mumblings):

  • About page has been given minor tweaks, including slight design changes and updates to make it more useful and relevant.
  • Now page has been edited into Markdown, making it even easier for me to update. Also updated to bring it up-to-date.
  • Navigation updated with a 'social' menu, at the top of the site.

(Info about Mumblings can be found over there.)

That’s all for now. See you soon. :)

To,

The men who are uncomfortable about buying tampons and other such products for a woman:

Grow the fuck up.

Sincerely,

Other Men