A big lie of the closed web is that you can have a frictionless experience in there. You can’t. It’s pure PR spin from corporations in an attempt to misdirect people’s attention from the pile of crap they are peddling, and nothing else.

Micro Monday? How about the Micro.blog slack. It’s more than a simple source of help; different members of the community are in there, passionate about Micro.blog, and often willing to enjoy a good chat.

Availability of trackpads (whatever variation) for Windows 10 is a shit show. Hopefully Microsoft are interested in genuinely competing with Apple; in that scenario I’m sure they’d have to seriously consider producing such hardware.

Between @vishae, @matigo, and myself all talking about new homes I think we need a Micro.blog Moving Club where we can all vent about things, heh. Actually, maybe a hashmoji will do… 🏠🏡🏘️

Hah, coincidence: I’m catching up on Core Intuition and recently listened to Manton and Daniel talk about people who react to product updates with “but what about this other thing” and then in my tl I see people complaining in the aftermath of Micro.blog support for microcasts.

Wavelength for Micro.blog

I can’t use the app (hi 👋 third-party devs) but native support for microcasts is just the right opportunity for people like me, having stopped short of producing audio.

Bravo, Manton. 👏

Why I Don't Use Twitter

I recently talked about my discontent with Twitter, having been on-and-off again with the whole thing for years. Not only has that feeling intensified since joining Micro.blog a few months ago but it has in fact thoroughly swung into the off part of the cycle, which has happened before now only I did not have the same stable set-up that is now available to me when it comes to my own site and other blogging.

I have more to say about exactly what it is that I am doing but now is not the time for it. Instead, this is why I’m leaving my Twitter account as an archive and withdrawing entirely from it:

  1. Incompetent product development: leaders who are either unwilling or incapable of curtailing the foul parts of their service, from abuse through to soulless spam and the intersection therein.
  2. Hostile product development: a first-party environment that is all about using you up for advertisers with very little reward.
  3. Inferior product: the alternative, whether via IndieWeb initiatives and ideas built with open standards in mind (such as Micro.blog) or simply using RSS readers for consumption and email for feedback, are made with the idea that using the web is a good thing and should not be punitive.

As such I’ll be here, with updates and all sorts of other activity forthcoming.

Goodbye Twitter, and hello Micro.blog. 👋

So we’re all clear:

If Jack Dorsey could be Mark Zuckerberg he would take that deal in a fucking hearbeat.

Weighing up the £200 lump-sum cost of yearly WP-hosted (to get access to plugins) against the cost (monetary, time, energy) of self-hosted WP. 🤔

(Seriously, as soon as MB has just a few more features I’ll be ready to switch my site right over, even if the monthly cost goes up.)

Tonight is the night I begin my binge-catch up on Micro.blog-focused podcasts:

  • Micro Monday
  • Timetable
  • Core Intuition