I've been testing Tusk on iPhone and I tell you what it's a really bloody nice Mastodon client.

One thing I have definitely noticed: Instagram ads are by far the most relevant to my actual interests. They’re usually for stuff that I’m genuinely interested in rather than just stuff I might have browsed for at some point.

I think today is when all the new students arrive uni, or as we call it “The day when lots of lost parents circle around our street looking for the university”, or “Oh shit don’t go to Sainsbury’s” Day

Better, simpler, and more affordable


Today, I submitted a radical redesign of Better Blocker for iOS to the App Store for approval in time for the launch of iOS 12…

I think this is the first iPhone release event where I've felt beforehand that I want to wait and see what Google brings out.

I finished two pieces of research today which had been hanging around in my todo list for ages, and now I feel like some kind of EPIC GOD.

Hi! I'm making Tusk, a rather nice Mastodon client for iOS. If you want to test, sign up at tusk-boarding.herokuapp.com 😁

“Disable replies” feature

It's like an enforced :dont_at_me:, basically!

"If someone is posting something personal/controversial/etc in order shoutout/vent/etc about without the aim of starting a conversation, it could be useful."

If you're into it and you have a Github account, go add your 👍. If you don't have a Github account, give it a boost. ✨

(This is not one of my feature requests, just one that I liked.)

#mastodon #meta #github

In my day, we called “drones” “remote control planes” and they were a proper nerdy old bloke hobby.

So cool. Leonardo da Vinci’s Earliest Notebooks Now Digitized and Made Free Online: Explore His Ingenious Drawings, Diagrams, Mirror Writing & More


If someone says to you "of course, algorithms don't have any biases", write their name down in a little book and never let them near any critical task again.

Techbros deprofessionalized moderation and we're all paying for it. Moderation should be as good of a job as SWE - it's just as hard and important (I've been both)

“Maybe,” he whispers, “the problem is actually you”

Has #Mastodon seen any invasions of toxic communities? I’m talking like a notable, targeted, real-world setup by alt-right/Nazi/4chan stuff where they’re persistent and technically savvy.

Are there any writeups of how it went? Did they set up their own instance(s)? Was moderation successful? Was it domain whack-a-mole?

Thanks for any help/links/advice etc.

It might be heresy to say so, but Facebook is getting REALLY good at local events.

Listening to Robert Calvert's "Freq" - an album about the Miner's Strike - and thinking about how the world has changed, and yet it hasn't.

You know I was complaining it was too hot? Yeah, about that...

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