Taylor Lorenz "Twitter Should Kill the Retweet" theatlantic.com/technology/arc

[Applies to the "alternatives" as well. Which is quite obvious as social media are oral media, only in the guise of writing.]

My dear three year old MacBook is heading in to get a battery change tomorrow. For a couple of hundred quid, it will go from being a pretty terrible two hours of use to maybe six. And given it's more than powerful enough to do everything i need to do, that probably gives it another couple of years life.

It's really weird that Chrome on iOS has a (very nice) reading list feature, which isn't the same as the one on Android, and which doesn't exist at all on desktop.

"Hey Ian, how are you?" you ask.

I'm actually pretty good at the moment, thank you. I think the daily meditation is going me a lot of good. How about you?

I realised a while ago that I can basically do 80% of my job using a phone and a paper notebook. For some reason, I find this incredibly pleasing.

its so sad google+ couldnt afford to run their instance anymore

Going from the Pixelbook keyboard to the MacBook one is like going from a modern car to a mid-70's Lada.

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


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