Things I’m transferring manually since the built-in import/export functions aren’t playing well with each other:

  • iTunes music -> Spotify
  • Overcast podcasts -> Pocket Casts
  • TickTick to-do -> Wunderlist

Annoyingly the move to Wunderlist is temporary. :/

Trying Spotify for the first time. So far it’s much better than music via Apple, especially as a Windows user. 🎢

Elon Musk can send a car into space but people in his country still don’t have access to clean water.

You know, for a (relatively) long time I’ve been planning on going all in on Apple. The repeated anecdotal evidence of software decline has me thinking twice; if Google’s hardware is good enough why shouldn’t I go to where the best software (and therefore experience) is?

Normal people need help setting up a blog-centred website whilst retaining a decent level of control and ownership. Unfortunately indie developers generally don’t have the ability to truly help. However, @manton is, with He’s my Micro Monday. πŸ‘

The Day After Failing At An Attempt To Do Something New is usually difficult. Fortunately tomorrow comes with an exciting house viewing, the perfect distraction.

That was a fun day. It’s fair to say I’m not hosting my own site, certainly not for the foreseeable future. Sometimes the only option you have to discover whether you have the personality suited for something, is to try it. I’ll continue with WP-Hosted.

I just remembered people mentioning they host Jekyll on GitHub Pages and now think maybe… I should have done that all along. πŸ™ƒ

Well that was fun. Tried Linode, using PuTTY to get a website going. Totally failed since I really don’t have room in my life for investing in all of that time and effort; probably never will, unless the alternative efforts I’m putting into writing don’t work out.

Nothing like a stalled Apache install to maintain my serious doubts about going deep into indie web. πŸ‘

I ran into a problem with getting my server going and… I solved it. I forgot just how good that feels.

I wonder if @gruber has seen the latest pop-up based bullshit from Medium. Coercing people to create an account with “Hey, you’ve come back to us so let’s make it official.” and other such phrasing is bad enough but to push it via pop-up is gross.

Started planning out my site’s move from WordPress Hosted to a self-hosted option. Seem to be settling on Sunday as the likely day for this kind of work, planning and such.

Closed Means Closed

Ed Cormany recently shared a link to a step-by-step tutorial for the Apple-owned Workflow app.

Not only was Ed interested in the existence of such tutorials at all but when I saw what the specific editorial was about I perked up; as a (happy) Apple Music subscriber I would definitely be interested in learning how to get quicker access, especially if the instructions are written out in what is likely an easily consumable manner.

Well, I can only assume.

Federico Viticci recently shared a link to a tip for the Apple-owned Workflow app.

Federico, like Ed, was interested – enthused even – to see such information being produced by Apple. It is in fact for the same thing and so, again, I thought this was good only this time I was hesitant to put much more effort into investigating.

You see, this editorial is only available to read in the App Store app on iOS. Whilst it’s enough of a shame to see such interesting and potentially valuable information locked behind such a closed door, it was also interesting to me to see that it was shared in both cases behind another closed door: Twitter. Whilst Federico owns and writes for the excellent Macstories, there might not be much that can be realistically done to stop Apple – or anybody else – from hiding such excellent writing and help away within their own closed spaces. Meanwhile Twitter continues to be the deeply flawed vessel through which this information is carried and given to… some people who would find it useful.

Yet another sign of just how limiting and limited the modern web is.