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Vine in maintenance mode > every version of Twitter for the past 3 years

Today is a coffee kinda day.

Increased tax… I thought the Tories didn’t want to “nag people.”

Spent a bunch of time trying to set-up my Proton email with Thunderbird, only to eventually discover that there is a bug.

Nothing in the Thunderbird app or on the relevant parts of the Protonmail website have even a hint that there is a known problem.

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Oh look. It’s me, an idiot:

Micro.blog will very likely be the last online community for which I create an account for something approaching personal use.

Saw a lot more people wearing masks today, even outside of shops, and that was on a brief trip.

When you might think that nobody pays attention to the law, to the government, and to the news just remember that people are often very good at filtering what they consider important.

Keychron? Keychron. Nice.

Whenever I see and hear people maintaining narrow taste in music I just feel sad. I can’t imagine discarding entire genres based on a small set of samples. Music is so much more than just a handful of artists per genre.

omg i miss v i n e πŸ˜‚

I’ve just downloaded the QuickLook variant for Windows.

um… where the hell as this thing been for my entire computing life? Seriously, this is built into the Mac?

One of the things I wish we could take back as a result of the web: Hype culture. I much prefer being unaware of when something is being made until it is actually done. Release dates, months-long campaigns of hype, and a laser focus on the process are all bad for our culture.

Patrick Rothfuss is back to blogging:

Just a little thing to remind me that not everything is covid. That there’s still joy to be had in the world.

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The Story of An Artist by Daniel Johnston is somehow increasingly heartbreaking on repeat listening. 🎢

Looking for a list of the music used by Apple in commercials, at events, and so on? There’s a website for that. 🎢

I hope likes, dislikes, +, -, up-voting, down-voting, or any other form of general button-based metric operator never comes to Micro.blog. I remain convinced they do little more than poison the public well of discourse.

They do simple but helpful things, like adding open graph and Twitter cards for rich previews of content on various platforms, site search and footnote popups.

Testing the Quotebacks add-on for Firefox

I forgot how much I like Things. A great example of how much of the appeal of iOS is derived from third-party apps.

Any parent who seriously says “Schools should re-open ASAP.” needs to immediately be investigated for child neglect and abuse.

I don’t know if it is the fault of Apple, Mozilla, or a combination of both but the fact that “Open in Store” links do not work from Firefox on iOS is one of a number of reasons why the very concept of iOS browsers is laughable.

Ah, system-debilitating pending updates. To think I almost missed you, Windows.

‘No DSS’ letting bans ‘ruled unlawful’ by court, via the BBC.

Finally.

Adblockers are a bad solution that only serve to further distract us from reaching the best solutions.

Getting updates for free just feels good, you know πŸ‘€

One of my favourite things about Micro.blog:

Manton Reece doesn’t waste his time constantly rambling on about silos. Instead, he makes considered, clear statements as to his opinion, within the context of his philosophy, on an irregular basis…

… and then gets back to work.