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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.

More than a day since I got the big PC up and running again. Still much relieved to be back onboard, yet have noticed something: between my time going iPad-only and then iPhone + Watch-only for a short time, I think I’m better prepared to see if the Mac is better than Windows.

Using an actual desktop-class browser again is like re-growing limbs.

It feels good to be back at my desktop, with the best keyboard, the best mouse, and a machine capable of everything I want to do with it. 😁

Good news — the PC fits into the reorganised utility room!

Valiant Disney, protecting all of the children.

We’re currently in the midst of a number of simultaneous mini-renovations, including the gardens. I’m hopeful that we can fit the big PC back into the office-turned-utility room. Turns out™ the desktop set-up is ingrained into my working mindset.

First post via the web app on a computer for many weeks… 👀

I miss making things. I’m going to do some writing on the one computer to which I have access, since even in its relatively old age it should still be fine with just writing.

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If all of the people who spent so much of their resources shouting angrily about FACEBOOK instead chose to talk about the alternatives they use, and especially why they are better, then we would have a much better chance of toppling the behemoth.

Computer Tolerances

I have been without a PC for a number or days now, having actively removed PC activity from my daily routines weeks ago. Essentially, my phone and my watch are my only computers.

As a result, I have learned that I never had a tolerance for lengthy reading on a small screen in the first place let alone having not developed such a thing ever since owning my first smartphone.

This is the first time in over a decade that I have not used a PC on a daily basis, and whilst I yearn for a tool with which to work on @til the fact remains that this process has cleared my mind of an unhealthy reliance on the web as my only source for information and, well, just about everything else.

I am looking forward to the continued rediscovering of the good habits from my pre-online life and developing a much better balance of my time and energy in the future, should I ever own a PC again.

(Note: either way, iOS remains an unreliable tool for lengthy writing and I doubt that will ever change for me, for a whole host of reasons)

macOS 11.0. They did that for @manton and @danielpunkass 😂

Just finished my first proper exercise session for months. After an hour of walking in summer heat it feels so very good to just feel my body doing what is needed. Also — water tastes even better! 💪🚶‍♂️

Somebody fetch the wrist physio for @cheri because 10k in a single session is a stunning feat of writing. 💪

I’m going to spend some time planning out my blogging over the weekend. There are specific ideas and subjects about which I would like to write, and it has become clear to me that I need to put some intentional effort into said writing if I’m going to publish anything at all.

I can’t get over that letter from Apple to Hey, especially that particular paragraph. It reeks of the worst accusations from Apple’s detractors; egotistical, cruel, deluded, almost dystopian in fact.

Baffled as to how that copy passed even a basic standard of editing.

I have a single hardware wish for the Apple keynote on Monday:

  • The rumoured 10.8 inch iPad Air. subscribers:

If Hey email was priced closer to subscriptions, would you consider it an appropriate value?

Imagine defending a $1.5 trillion company against the villainous behaviour of… /squints/ … independent developers?

I’ve thought of an ending for my book… ‘And he lived happily ever after… to the end of his days.’


Turns out it was a good thing for that Warren Ellis lost interest in the platform.

This is exactly why I was relieved to see the recent updates for stronger user-controlled moderation.

Safety + privacy controls on the timeline are table stakes.

Just quit Facebook.

— People for whom absolutist positions carry few, if any real consequences.

Definitely can’t rely on the iPad as my primary computer. Now begins the wait for the ability to afford a MacBook.