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Sunday, June 19th, 2022

Cameron smiling in front of Brighton’s futuristic-looking i360, a moving torus on a tall steel tower. Cameron clutching his cutlery and grinning over an overloaded plate of Sunday roast in a very British pub.

Giving @TheManInBlue a whistle-stop tour of Brighton.

Monday, May 9th, 2022

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Ah, memories!

It was 18 years ago that @Clagnut introduced the idea:

https://clagnut.com/blog/348/

(Not that he—or anyone else—would recommend it these days!)

Monday, April 25th, 2022

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I use NetNewsWire by @BrentSimmons and I love it.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

69420

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:

It takes years off you, Simon.

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:

nice

Very puzzling.

Then a little while back, I realised what was happening. This is the URL for my tweet:

twitter.com/adactio/status/69420

69420.

69.

420.

Pesky kids with their stoner sexual-innuendo numerology!

Saturday, February 26th, 2022

Checked in at The Crane Bar. Even more tunes! — with Jessica map

Checked in at The Crane Bar. Even more tunes! — with Jessica

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

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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

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I looked into some alternatives back in 2018:

https://adactio.com/journal/13853

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Walking from Brighton to Lewes with @wordridden and @t.

Walking from Brighton to Lewes with @wordridden and @t.

Monday, March 1st, 2021

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I was wondering the same thing a while back:

https://adactio.com/journal/17480

Still haven’t got an answer though.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Fluffy sheep grazing on the hillside in the low winter sunlight.

Fluffy sheep grazing on the hillside in the low winter sunlight.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Monday, June 1st, 2020

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Summertime meals.

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Playing The Glen Of Aherlow (reel) on bouzouki:

https://thesession.org/tunes/496

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzj5Hz4PKvs

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

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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:

https://adactio.com/journal/16619

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Playing The Lilting Fisherman (reel) on mandolin: https://thesession.org/tunes/345 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvuw3tmLdHU

Playing The Lilting Fisherman (reel) on mandolin:

https://thesession.org/tunes/345

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvuw3tmLdHU

Ugh! Mondays! Am I right?

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

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You should demand a refund! 😉