Notes

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Replying to a tweet from @radogado

We’ll never know if it’s possible if it’s never allowed.

Safari is the fastest browser on iOS.

Safari is also the slowest browser on iOS.

(Safari is the only browser on iOS.)

Replying to a tweet from @radogado

But you’d prefer it Apple users weren’t able to install their browser of choice on their Apple computers?

Replying to a tweet from @radogado

You’re asking me to name a browser that literally can’t exist because it’s not allowed to exist.

How can a browser for iOS perform better or worse than Safari if no other browsers are allowed on iOS?

Replying to a tweet from @radogado

Are you angry at Apple that they allow Google’s web browser to be installed on their macOS devices?

If not, why not?

Replying to a tweet from @radogado

I would love it if the app store rules banned any browser that performed worse than Safari.

But they don’t.

They ban any browser, full stop.

Replying to a tweet from @danielCK

Opera, Edge and all the others Blink-based apps on Windows/macOS are skinned versions of Chromium.

(I agree that the skin can include important user-facing features.)

Replying to a tweet from @radogado

How does limiting web access to one browser give the web special attention other than in a negative sense?

Can you honestly not conceive that a browser other than Safari could be better for performance and features?

Replying to a tweet from @radogado

Are you honestly saying that browsers are the only kind of apps that can be bad for battery life? (and therefore it’s reasonable to ban them …but not other apps)

Replying to a tweet from @radogado

Then why don’t the app store rules ban battery-draining apps instead of specifically banning web browsers?

Playing Gallagher’s Frolics (jig) on mandolin:

https://thesession.org/tunes/160

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwNQ64fIEGc

Gallagher’s Frolics (jig) on mandolin

Replying to a tweet from @radogado

I raise an eyebrow in your general direction.

Replying to a tweet from @radogado

Why does Apple allow battery-draining browsers to be installed on their laptops?

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Playing The Drunken Landlady (reel) on mandolin:

https://thesession.org/tunes/363

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIQj3uF_Js8

The Drunken Landlady (reel) on mandolin

Replying to a tweet from @brendandawes

Replying to a tweet from @textfiles

Thanks, Jason.

(The owner of that site passed away recently; I want to make sure all the work he put into it doesn’t disappear..)

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Replying to a tweet from @dburka

Commisulations!

Replying to a tweet from @caitlynmayers

Thanks, Caitlyn—very kind of you!

Playing The Humours Of Whiskey (slip jig) on mandolin:

https://thesession.org/tunes/46

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMf0y6-9KX8

The Humours Of Whiskey (slip jig) on mandolin

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

Replying to a tweet from @jina

This is an excellent selfie!