Imagine have the utter lack of shame to call yourself a journalist of any stripe and then go on to chase migrants in boats.

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Today is a Can’t Stop Me kinda day. 💪🎶

I am no longer blogging about things that are going to happen and choose instead to blog about things that have happened.

Unfortunately, Wendy is not coming to stay with us. She can no longer be an Assistance Dog.

Fuck this god-damn virus.

I remember disagreeing with @adamprocter during the last World Cup re: VAR in football.

Turns out he was right and I was wrong. The technology and the system in which it exists might be a good idea in theory but it is a long way from being ready, if it ever will be.

One of the things I’ve come to understand and accept about myself is just how intolerant I am of advertising. I mean, in general, since the examples of good advertising are in such a minority of the media ecosystems.

I even have memories of disliking it as a child. 😂

There is an underlying global issue that enables the devastation wrought by COVID-19 and other such diseases:

An entirely sub-par infrastructure throughout all of our society.

If any idea or proposal fails to address this then they are utterly worthless words.

I thought I could stomach having accounts with FACEBOOK from a pragmatic POV; I was wrong.

For the people in my life with whom I have communicated via this platform (including the likes of Instagram and WhatsApp): we’ll stay in touch in other ways.

Flow into flow.

Tempo is an interesting idea for email. As soon as they support more than just Google and the Mac I’ll happily try it out.

I wish all account-based newsletters came with a “choose which email address to send to” option. It would be great to have one address for the account, then a separate address for the newsletter.

Peace in the kingdom?

Bug hunter, hard at work.

Web forms that steal your key control should be made illegal. It’s so god-damn stupid.

The floating bag, soothing Darjeeling within.

Did blogs fade from prominence because they did not have a sufficently attractive “app for that”?

From 2005-10 (ish) was there a “Twitter app for blogs” alternative, such as Micro.blog, Mastodon, 10Centuries, and Pine.blog? (other than just Tumblr)

Lina Khan has her Twitter account set to private – for which I am not surprised and yet that fact does speak volumes about the state of discourse on the web – but her website is up and running perfectly fine.

One of the issues unquestionably brought to light by the Tech Ceo Hearing is the horrific state of the advertising industry, especially on the web.

This industry should also be a priority target of regulators and other relevant parts of the government.

I was hoping that my next post on @til would be exactly this: Today I Learned will soon return to full activity.

Feels good to be in a much better place, overall, so that I can get back to this part of my life. 💪

Oooh Indigenous is on the desktop now as well. Awesome!

Look up…

Cat lying down on desk, looking up.

  1. News of US economy tanking.
  2. Timed release of Super Controversial Opinion from POTUS.
  3. Entire media ecosystem eats up the second point, whilst basically ignoring the first.
  4. Destruction of democracy continues unhindered.

Boom… as somebody once said.

Of course Apple sold more of the iPad compared to this time a year ago; they made it more like a computer. 😇