Apple: Developers dare to not use IAP and freeload.

Also Apple: Here, have 24 hours notice for the full release of the new version of iOS.

The degree to which Tim Cook is an under-reported asshole with regard to developer releations is astonishing.

I know that I have blood on my hands by now.

– Sophie Zhang

A data scientist formerly employed by Facebook as part of its moderation efforts against corruption has spoken out. If you’re going to keep using Facebook, at least read about the cost of that decision.

An AI captain just sounds cool.

Looks like the foldable device revolution is still going well.

Thinking of going back to Fastmail. Protonmail is good but I can’t use it with a different app and their own app is meh at best.

A heatwave in September… yep, totally normal.


  • staying informed and live-blogging collective misery are not the same thing;
  • if you’re un-well you are not at your full capacity to help other people;
  • you will not regret having spent less time feeling miserable because of the fucking internet.



Looking at my local gyms. If I could just rent out a treadmill that’d be great…

It was impossible to speak to a human at Instagram … It is like they don’t want to be contacted.

– Emma Heathcote-James, via the BBC: ‘Scammer clone my business on Instagram’

A frightening and depressingly familiar story.

If you are cloned, take a photo of yourself with some official ID and email Facebook

– advice from Jake Moore, security specialist at anti-virus company ESET

I loathe the degree to which so much of our society has surrendered its power to shitty companies.

I would, without hesitation, pay an extra $60 each year if Apple made it possible for Marco Arment to make Overcast a good app on the Watch.

As each day passes I feel less secure in my position that Apple is the easy recommendation for most people with regard to tech in general. If they’re going to use Sign in with Apple as a weapon then its primary virtue is no longer as a competitor on the web.


The big design update for the Mac sure as shit doesn’t look like it would be right on a multi-thousand dollar computer.

Right now I am happy with my tech set-up. An alternative scenario involves something I trialled over the summer, wherein I limit my exposure to the web:

  • a computer (iPad Pro/laptop of some kind)
  • a simple phone
  • analogue watch

Got my back-up plan set. 👍

Previously: People use control of their computers to make the web work in the way they want.

Now: Companies use control of the web to ruin people’s computers.

I’ve finally hit the very last stop on my interest in celebrity politics. For the record, it was seeing the tweet from my Prime Minister in which he promoted his LinkedIn profile.

I’m out. 👋

The lack of search in every blog continues to be a big mark against the open web. It’s frustrating to know that there was a post you now really want to find but the blog doesn’t have search built into it.

It’s even worse when there is also no good archive.

There’s a lot of value in slow thinking. You use the non-lizard side of your brain. You make more deliberate decisions. You prioritize design over instant gratification. You can “check” your gut instincts …

I love autumn but I think the size of the seasonal change – from generally hot to cold – has a larger impact on me than I ever remember. And I mean beyond basic physical effects, straight to the point where suddenly it’s time for some existential thoughts.

If we could throw “follow-back” culture into a deep pit, that’d be grand.

A bland life is not worth living. If you’re going to have an opinion, actually have a fucking opinion.

We are people, with flaws all over the place, not some stupid corporation with work-shopped statements.

If you have something to say, feel free to just say it.


How To Make Twitter Bearable

  1. Delete your account.
  2. Delete the app.
  3. Do something better with your time.