Sunday, June 19th, 2022
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Monday, April 25th, 2022
I use NetNewsWire by @BrentSimmons and I love it.
Wednesday, April 13th, 2022
This is going to make me sound like an old man in his rocking chair on the front porch, but let me tell you about the early days of Twitter…
The first time I mentioned Twitter on here was back in November 2006:
I’ve been playing around with Twitter, a neat little service from the people who brought you Odeo. You send it little text updates via SMS, the website, or Jabber.
A few weeks later, I wrote about some of its emergent properties:
Overall, Twitter is full of trivial little messages that sometimes merge into a coherent conversation before disintegrating again. I like it. Instant messaging is too intrusive. Email takes too much effort. Twittering feels just right for the little things: where I am, what I’m doing, what I’m thinking.
That’s right; back then we didn’t have the verb “tweeting” yet.
In those early days, some of the now-ubiquitous interactions had yet to emerge. Chris hadn’t yet proposed hashtags. And if you wanted to address a message to a specific person—or reply to a tweet of theirs—the @ symbol hadn’t been repurposed for that. There were still few enough people on Twitter that you could just address someone by name and they’d probably see your message.
That’s what I was doing when I posted:
I’m assuming Simon Willison got a haircut or something.
In any case, it’s an innocuous and fairly pointless tweet. And yet, in the intervening years, that tweet has received many replies. Weirdly, most of the replies consisted of one word:
Then a little while back, I realised what was happening. This is the URL for my tweet:
Pesky kids with their stoner sexual-innuendo numerology!
Saturday, February 26th, 2022
Friday, February 11th, 2022
Be conservative in what you send, be liberal in what you accept.
— Jon Postel, 1943 – 1998
Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.
— Marcus Aurelius, 121 – 180
Thursday, October 21st, 2021
Sunday, September 26th, 2021
@WeAreNew_Public I’m loving the magazine!
Any chance of providing an RSS feed for the articles published there? 🙏
Thursday, July 29th, 2021
I looked into some alternatives back in 2018:
Monday, July 26th, 2021
Monday, March 1st, 2021
I was wondering the same thing a while back:
Still haven’t got an answer though.
Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
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Friday, April 24th, 2020
Thursday, April 16th, 2020
But files stored using the Cache API are less likely to be deleted than files stored in the browser cache.
More worrying is the announcement from Apple to only store files for a week of browser use:
Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
Monday, March 23rd, 2020
Ugh! Mondays! Am I right?
Thursday, February 13th, 2020
You should demand a refund! 😉