I’ve updated my Micro.blog settings per Manton’s recent post. One nice side effect is that I get conversation streams showing up in the friends feed that I’ve got plugged into Inoreader. 👍Continue reading
Today, the Trident Era Ends A history of the render engine behind Internet Explorer, and the various ‘innovations’ that Microsoft introduced back in the day, some more successful than others.Continue reading
I Don’t Feel Interesting Enough This post by Greg Morris really chimed with me. I’ve battled with imposter syndrome for years, decades even. It’s only in the last year or so that I’ve finally started to overcome it.Continue reading
Social networks like Facebook and Instagram and Twitter constitute “the internet” for many people, but they are not. They are only a pale version of what was and what could have been. The social-network-internet of today is best understood when you hold in your mind the image of a faceless person scrolling down a screen …Continue reading "“A faceless person scrolling down a screen endlessly for all of eternity”"
Ooh! I’d not realised that the desktop version of Hemingway Editor now supports publishing to WordPress. Hmm, I can see myself rejigging my blogging workflow as a result of this discovery… 🙂Continue reading
Reverberations Linus Akesson: It struck me that, at least in theory, organ pipes should generate quite primitive sound waves. If so, how come a church organ doesn’t sound like a chip tune, which is also built up from simple waveforms? Well, actually it will, if you remove the church. And if you connect a Commodore …Continue reading "C64 + Church Acoustics = Organ Music"
Gmail’s “Smart Compose” feature is terrible at helping freelancers negotiate Somehow, I’m getting the impression that there isn’t nearly as much machine learning going on as Google and others may claim, but plenty of lazy assumptions.Continue reading
Since I set up email authentication for the domains I own, using SPF, DKIM and DMARC, the amount of spam I receive has dropped markedly. The only stuff I do get is addressed directly to my FastMail account or an alias, meaning I know where they scraped my info.Continue reading
Mulling over ideas for a podcast. Micro.blog is definitely an option I’m considering for hosting and publishing. More details soon… 🙂Continue reading
The commons we’ve enclosed Terence Eden: I don’t claim to be any good at user experience – far from it. But I despair at some of the redecentralised efforts I see springing up. They are technically brilliant, and follow the open-source philosophy of scratching one’s own itch. And they all – without fail – are …Continue reading "Thought on Redecentralisation"