I always find it really challenging to explain Dota to anyone who hasn’t played it. Even if they play other video games, what can you say about it that’s specific enough to give them an idea of what it’s like, while also being generic enough for them to understand without having spent the last few years living and breathing it?
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but this week has been a great week for my daily Apple news roundups. Most of the time it's pretty standard stuff, and it can all get a bit same-y, but I dunno, I'm really happy with how this week's news turned out, likely helped in part by new Apple products. Have a read, and let me know what you think? https://appletalk.com.au/
I was thinking about it, and maybe joining an instance that is relevant to your interests makes a lot of sense, if only because then the local timeline has stuff that is even half relevant. I’d never read the public timeline, but if it was mostly fellow Australians, as it would be if I joined aus.social? Maybe I would.
I’m using this colourful watercolour-like wallpaper for my iPhone X at the moment and it’s honestly so wonderful, makes the iPhone look amazing every time I pick it up. It’s one of the default OnePlus 6 walls, get it here: http://hampusolsson.com/blog/2018/5/16/oneplus-6-wallpapers
I’m now beta testing Tusk (iOS Mastodon client) by @pcperini, and as per usual, I both like and dislike a number of things about it. Really should put some serious thought into writing my own client (or just wait until Tootbot comes out).
Mastodon zeitgeist after first week:
10% Telling new users that this isn’t twitter
10% Talking about how wonderful it is that this place isn’t Twitter
10% Telling new users about how they shouldn’t care about their personal brand or something
10% Talking about moving to a new instance.
10% Telling people they’ve moved to a new instance.
10% Talking about the Mastodon client you're writing but will never finish
10% Telling new users to put food and/or politics behind CW
Pocket Weather AU is going away and I am sad the best iOS weather apps for Australians will eventually no longer work https://blog.shiftyjelly.com/2018/08/31/everything-that-begins-must-also-end/
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