@darius In the late 90s while at university in Vancouver, I subscribed to cable TV not for the TV, but to get a Seattle radio station that played 3 hours of electronic music from 9 PM to midnight on Saturdays. The other show I listened to was CBC Radio 2’s Brave New Waves, which would play jungle/drum'n'bass. 90s-style DnB is still alive, I found out last year. Tranquil’s 20 Years Too Late (great album name!) and J Majik’s Full Circle (ditto) are recent releases.

At first I thought this was from @glitchlogos, but in reality, it’s what Twitter shows on the home page when not logged in.

I’ve always wanted social media platforms to pre-register my handle (I am the only person who will ever be known as sillygwailo) and earlyname.com/ might just be the thing that does it.

@darius It only makes sense when considering that the feature was a wholesale copy from Instagram. That said, I did get a DM from someone for the first time in 5 years because I made an excellent Sneakers reference in one of my *Hank Hill shudder* fleets.

I follow over 500 people on Twitter and Stories are a ghost town. Is this the biggest flop of a software feature copied that was from some other software?

The worst part about the idea is that most of the discussion using decentralized threading will be about how to implement it.

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The WordPress-blog-post-to-Twitter-thread feature is interesting, but ultimately lacks imagination. I imagine something a lot more decentralized, where you have threads of posts on your own website, and they co-mingle with replies to/from other websites, including Twitter. I see the downsides, too: a) it would be easy to make it seem like there’s contention or consensus where there is none, and b) what about everybody having to maintain their own content and website?

@brownpau I’ve been repairing my blog (which has been satisfying!) and stumbling upon content I’m embarrassed about. I haven’t unpublished much of it, mainly just excluded it from search engines. (I assume the Russians have a detailed file on me anyway.) I thought I could stand by what I wrote as an accurate reflection of how I felt at the time, but it hasn’t aged well. Any thoughts about what to do about content that doesn’t apply anymore?

I’m not going to say I’m the world’s leading expert on not getting followers on Twitter, but if the world’s leading experts on not getting followers on Twitter are ever too busy to do punditry on how to not get followers on Twitter, I’m ready to step in.

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Boy do I ever know how to not get followers on Twitter.

@brownpau Interesting. I’ve only experienced it from my Icelandic family, who do an inhaled “Já” (pronounced “yow”). They use the Icelandic word when speaking to me in English when it’s a serious response to something I say. I guess it’s a more common thing than I realized: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingressi

@brownpau Still am, and working for a Drupal company no less. I think all software sucks, some less than others. We used to talk about learning curves, but now we talk about sentiment curves. drupal.org/blog/state-of-drupa Beginners hate it, and advanced users (like me) love it. I still love Drupal, because so far I’ve been able to do everything I’ve wanted to do with it. It’s just…a lot of software for some things.

I can’t stop thinking about this. I wish I remembered it when I got into a pointless argument with someone on Twitter after reading it. nickpunt.com/blog/deescalating

The guy who I fully expected to still be using Peach is still using Peach.


I have a theory that I don’t know how to Google for, and can’t find the words to elaborate on, but the other “insight” I had recently is that after Nazi Germany, Germany had to ban extreme right-wing groups because they didn’t want people to assume that if you were a German, you were a Nazi. That’s where I landed with police after George Floyd: They have to ban bastards, otherwise people will will assume they’re all bastards (as many do).

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