Hallelujah! The latest version of the Dropbox client for Mac now has an option to never show the Dock icon at startup. Ironically, however, the Dock icon reappears when you go into Preferences to change that setting. 🤦♂️Continue reading
3 Troubling Trends We See in iOS Email Apps I’ve tried a few different email apps over the years, but ended up back with Apple’s Mail app. It Just Works.Continue reading
“It’s not your fault, mom.” I’ve been through variations of this with my mum over the years, and it makes me angry that websites are still failing those whose eyesight or hand coordination isn’t perfect.Continue reading
Linkedin to libraries: drop dead Bad move, LinkedIn. You mess with librarians at your peril!Continue reading
People Tell Us How QAnon Destroyed Their Relationships While maybe it’s funny for those outside peering in, what is it like for those who are close to them, the people who experience their loved one’s brain being rotted by YouTubers breaking down 8chan posts in real time?Continue reading
I’m not a fan of the Royal Family, but I pity the Queen having Boris Johnson inflicted on her person later today. Sadly, I don’t thing she’s allowed to tell him to sling his hook, go write an actual plan for governance, and put it to the people at a General Election.Continue reading
Paul Krassner, RIP (1932 – 2019) Author, activist, and self-described “investigative satirist” Paul Krassner died at the age of 87 today in Desert Hot Springs, California. He was a personal friend and an early supporter of Boing Boing when it was a zine. Here are a few highlights of his long, active life: That’s a …Continue reading "‘Farewell to the OG Happy Mutant’"
Plans to increase fairness for mobile customers outlined by Ofcom On the face of it, this sounds like a good thing. But I agree somewhat with Three’s response that it’s at best a token effort which doesn’t encourage people to find the best deal for their needs. Given Ofcom’s track record of ‘regulating’ the UK …Continue reading "‘Fairness’"
Why the ‘Weird Internet’ of the GeoCities Era Had to Die There are plenty of memes about how basic and boring the internet has become, after initially feeling like an infinite, wonderful canvas anyone could play with. But the internet became boring because it was the only way to make it work for everyone. The …Continue reading "Why the ‘Weird Internet’ Had To Die"
The Most Neglected & Powerful Act of Self-Care Something I definitely need to do more of…Continue reading