The “whole of Britain” is in fact not concerned with events regarding the royal family.

Many of us have actual lives to live.

TIL about audiobooks available via public domain with LibriVox.

AnkiDroid is exactly the type of app I didn’t realise I needed when I was using Android. It’s great to see that the developers finance the project via Open Collective.

I made a Discord server last year for people on Micro.blog. Since the service for Micro.blog is currently a little unreliable, I re-upped the invite link: <discord.gg/3v4rvgKn>

Oh, Craft hides syntax? That’s a shame. I’m with Snell and Gruber on this one.

(h/t Colin Walker)

Been re-watching some Steve Jobs videos. Palate cleanser.

Every single time somebody opposes Google by saying “use a different Chromium browser” the people making decisions at Google get a bump in their bonus pay.

What a clever trick they’ve pulled on seemingly attentive and capable people.

My favourite thing about Hey so far is the degree to which it’s encouraging people to think about alternatives to big social media.

I wish Fried had not declared blogging to be difficult due to having to choose a system or whatever. As if paying $100 per year for email is “easy”.

Going to try my hand at CJ Chilvers’ interpretation of GTD.

I don’t feel confident in using software as my reliable capturing system. I’ll trial a notebook and see how it goes.

TIL the etymology of Objective-C.

I see the “lifetime” label for subscriptions has come back to bite the Weather Line devs on the arse.

No doubt the people who are angry will choose to only direct their ire at the indie devs, rather than the massive platform.

If the folks at Proton can offer a free product, which I assume is possible at least in part due to the business made with the paid product, does that mean Hey will also be available for free one day?

  • Apple Music subscription expires tonight ->
  • Tomorrow I rebuild and finish the reclaimation of my library ->
  • I can then properly sync my iPod with playlists and all ->
  • Choose a day to find the best hardware player (first thought is Sony).

Love the iPod but it’s a dead product.

The problem with using a computer a lot is that it is easy to forget how to set something down.

This activity is what enables us to find the right state for focus on any number of tasks.

It’s OK if you leave your computer, whatever form it takes. Nothing bad will happen.

November by Max Richter (from Memoryhouse) is a piece of music I could listen to at any time of the day. 🎶

Patrick Rhone inadvertently provides a succinct explanation as to why I dislike roadmaps, pre-announcements, and hype culture in general.


  • Make the thing.
  • Don’t talk about it.
  • When it’s ready; show and tell.

Vaccine part 1: done. 💪

Tip: Listen to all of Daft Punk. At least the studio albums.

All adults being offered the vaccine by August proves that centralised government still has an important role to play in our democracy. However, it’s more important than ever that every concerned citizen does more than just get angry on the internet about our collective failings.

I’m spending this weekend setting up a new system for using my computers. It’s time for me to both strip things down where needed and have an actual considered approach to this; with greater intention I believe I can finally lay the technology foundation for my healthier lifestyle.

We just think that surfing the web with a decent screen and physical keyboard is simply more productive and comfortable.

The folks at Mudita are saying the right things. The Pure phone looks promising but I’m definitely waiting for reviews before even considering it.

The Stages of Joining Micro.blog

  1. What even…
  2. Oh this is nice…
  3. But it’s missing this…
  4. Actually wow this is really nice…
  5. … turns out it doesn’t really need that. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(much later: … wow where did all these hobbies come from)