@Miraz I've gone the other way. I enjoyed S1 but S2 hasn't really worked for me.
@fahrni Totally with you! Thanks for bringing the Doctorow post to my attention.
@dancohen why the long face?
@paulrobertlloyd My step-father used to sail these. This picture brings back memories.
@Gaby Dude, sweet!
@rom How long is it?
@stevesnider I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. 🤣
@jean Buying crazy audio interface stuff is always fun!
@jaheppler Save one for me!
@pimoore I love blogging and not until micro.blog have I found an avenue that is frictionless enough to keep it up.
@jthingelstad Nothing beats a fired marshmallow!
@mangochutney It looks good. And a great initiative.
@manton I've never had a model train set (except for some basic kid ones) but there is a part of me that likes going to exhibitions that come around from time to time. There's so much work that gets put into these models, it's amazing.
@jasraj @Burk @martinfeld I started my first podcast on micro.blog. It was easy and affordable. If you are starting out and not sure if it's something you're going to keep up, I would recommend micro.blog. You get affordable hosting, an RSS feed and that's enough. If you get serious about it I think Fireside is great. Dan Benjamin is one of the good guys and I'm happy knowing I'm supporting his business. I wouldn't recommend Audioboom. It's management and features are sparse. You may like to check out Buzzsprout which does seem to have all the features you'd likely ever need and is mainsteam enough to have simple integrations in some software applications.
@HemisphericViews Two questions!
@vincent Curious! Also thinking I might need to change away from the memoji head!
@joshua Something about bock and calls?
@Burk Nice strap.
@alexsavin I ditched Instagram a few months ago and don't miss it.
@superdavey That's awesome!
@JohnPhilpin great writing, brilliant presentation and I agree with the thesis wholeheartedly.
@mcg Touché! I’m sure it was them that really slowed things down the most.
@joshua This was probably the computer I have lusted after the most. Such a design icon.
@Miraz I know JD… that’s another Devonthink database!!
@Burk Solid as a rock!
@odd you need to use https
@tinyroofnail Hi! I found you on the Discover page. Your photos are amazing! Happy to be following you now.
@de I feel much the same.
@ericmwalk Yeah, sorry. We took your sun. 🇦🇺 🌏
@AngeloStavrow I don’t use auto import either. No support for Aussie banks. Totally agree about cmd-tab - I sometimes use two different browsers so I still can!
@joshua well spotted!
@AngeloStavrow I loved the simplicity and style of the native app. Overall though the move to a web app has been a good one.
@AngeloStavrow I started with it on v4 I think. When it was a desktop app.
@Burk Orange, made in Japan and thumb comfy. Winning!
@agilelisa Past-me is a hero right now. Great to discover you as another YNABer too!
@Cheri Lots of activity at Charlie’s!
@jmjordan Screw those guys! 😾
@ridwan The Lumix range really is great.
@kbrice The 1084S was a great monitor. I had the slightly newer version than yours.
@jack I have given up on Instagram and it’s been fine.
@hollyhoneychurch Looks fantastic!
@kimberlyhirsh it’s depressing that you have to think about such things.
@kimberlyhirsh Oh no! That’s horrible. Hope you’re okay. 🤗
@agilelisa Thank you!
@Gaby I can confirm you pay for Pro.
@joshua Nah, they’ve got to wait until you’re in trouble.
@superdavey that is quite epic.
@joshua Look, as long as they get there on the double, I’m not going to intervene in internal management issues.
@ohBananaJoe Yep that’s how they get ya! (I’m on Instapaper Premium)
@vincent I’m so glad we have people like you Vincent, so I don’t have to do that! My eyes glaze just looking at that! 😬
@mjdescy I don’t resent watching it. As a child of the 80’s myself, it was almost nostalgic.
@keithpound Thank you! I’m in!
@keithpound Yes please! I’m still at 4,749! 😂
@Miraz If only we could say the same in Oz. Sigh.
@Miraz Unlimited data... Clearly they didn't realise who they were speaking with. 🤣
@lmika Hang in there!
@maique Did you buy the iOS version?
@Denny you mean those fairy tale mushrooms are real?
@jmjordan That looks fantastic. You should contribute the micro.blog one back to the repository.
@JohnPhilpin I’m not sure there is an answer. The country needed capable self-governance.
@manton I'm excited about this. I see the buzz that Glass has received, and I don't think there's any reason why Sunlit/Micro.blog shouldn't also get some of that. Good luck with the development. I'm on the beta train. 🚆
@MitchWagner That’s great - I love historical reportage photos.
@samgrover That looks very retro-cool. I’ve spent the night watching Physical on Apple TV+ and it fits that vibe.
@pratik Why hasn’t Flickr done this? 🧐
@superdavey I used to do this and fell out of the habit. You’ve reminded me to try again.
@kimberlyhirsh Congratulations on a great presentation.
@jean Great work! Amazing how much can be communicated on a single Post-It Note.
@manton Nice self-burn.
@maique I think Secrets would work for me. My issue is transitioning my wife and Mother-in-law… 😬😬
@maique I’ve gone nuts! I’m disappointed about this.
@JohnPhilpin I can’t believe Flickr hasn’t done this over all these years.
@humdrum Thanks, yes I’ve watched both parts. Longley is from my town, Perth. We love him here.
@manton It was great to be a part of this. Thank you for the opportunity.
@odd Love this reply!
@pratik That is amazing.
@jean what a lovely idea and gesture! 👏
@lmika I appreciate the direct link to The Plumber Problem. I still need to watch the last season of HACF.
@Burk Of course! Bring cake.
@mandaris I’m sure my kid will be the same.
@numericcitizen As am I. I've still got 9 months or so on my existing subscription, so enough time to find an alternative option.
@manton I trust you fellas doing this way more than a venture capital mega corp.
@SteveSawczyn Day One is an app that I’ve used for almost a decade now. It’s great!
@odd To be fair, I am going to struggle as well because both days of the conference run through my Australian night!
@jack It looks very dated, but it still works. And it's still quite charming. I'm tempted to upgrade, especially since the heaviness of DEVONthink has been frustrating me recently.
@Burk Totally agree. I'm sure there are gems in the long tail.
@odd Where’s the commitment? 😆 Our recording will be available afterwards.
@manton USA still the benchmark. KD really set the tone for the team and Holiday's defense was fantastic.
@JohnPhilpin I’ve still got it for 6 more months. Then the free version should be enough. Or I will put my tail between my legs and subscribe again!
@JohnPhilpin Umm, Drafts?
@JohnPhilpin I cancelled my Drafts subscription just last night. I’ve always found the UI/UX baffling but wanted to support the project. But I don’t use it nearly enough anymore.
@mandaris Fire me an email - andrew at andrewcanion dot com and let’s sort things out!
@JohnPhilpin I gave up and have found Craft to be excellent.
@mandaris I’m intrigued. I love the show! Time zones may be an issue.
@SteveSawczyn I love YNAB. I've tracked money my whole life, but only since using YNAB have I felt I truly controlled my money. I don't need accessibility features (yet!) but I agree they are critical. Great to hear they took things seriously and didn't treat it as window-dressing.
@RossA it was the beta that sent me towards Things. It’s like watching your kid grow up and turn into an adult you don’t approve of.
@ArnoldHoogerwerf No Team here. Just little old me. Biggest stumbling block so far appears to be date-based projects over a long-term. I want to be able to set up projects with task elements that have periodic start dates over a year. Not sure how to do that yet.
@manton I am already nervous. I’ll definitely be watching live. For Australian basketball this is a huge moment. We’ve never won a medal before. This is our chance!
@ericmwalk I'm an idiot. It literally says "Disney" on the poster.
@ericmwalk What service is this on? I reckon my kids will like it.
@JohnPhilpin I know! I'm still sure I didn't delete that file, but it was somehow missing...
@stevesnider I bought it.
@pyrmont forget the hot sauce, did somebody say corn puddin’?
@stevesnider That cplay2air looks awesome. Have you tried it? Are we doing too much food talk?
@manton it’s the same here. I diarised the Australian 🏀 games but finding anything else is like spinning a roulette wheel.
@manton Did you see Australia v Italy? Obvious I’m supporting the Aussies, but it was a great game to watch for anybody. Very competitive throughout.
@manton Fournier was awesome. USA need to figure out a pecking order. Meanwhile, Australia won! 👍🏻
@manton I’m sorry for your loss.
@jayeless at the moment the national league streams free on SBS On Demand and Twitch, with a couple of games a week on SBS Viceland.
@Miraz Beautiful. What a lovely part of the world.
@Burk That’s crazy. 😁
@Burk Is that an Eggo? What is an Eggo?
@Burk we must be on the same wavelength. Yesterday I spent time trying to improve my use of Hook for a similar purpose.
@superdavey Congratulations, that is amazing. I’d be proud to drive that far!
@jayeless I’m a basketball junkie, to the extent that I do a podcast about the Australian League - NBL Pocket Podcast.
@desparoz Your photography is already so amazing. How good will it be now you have Acorn too? 😁
@jayeless I like the idea of these Olympics as ‘a distraction’. That’s a nice way to look at it. Mind you, I’m all in on the basketball! Go Boomers!
@superdavey This is crazy!
@chipotle I have Terpstra’s tools installed. I use the heck out of SearchLink. I love that one.
@chipotle Do you have a Text Filter to paste as Markdown in BBEdit? I lack the skill to make one, and can't find one!
@Burk I wouldn’t trust my granny knots.
@chipotle Okay so you’ve now taught me something. I didn’t know about that. What BareBones need is a modern YouTube tutorial series.
@Burk No I watched the YouTube video. It was fun.
@pimoore I did a beard version of myself. I didn’t like it as much.
@chipotle I enjoyed this article. I’m a coder and sometimes blogger. BBEdit 13 is great even though I don’t use 99% of it. Thinking of upgrading just to support Mac-assed apps.
@manton Sorry to hear. That must have been stressful. I didn’t notice the downtime at all! 😬
@amit I’m the same. I have an idea. I smash it out in one take, with maybe a proof read before I publish. For blog-length posts I have no need for outlines, versions, etc. Write once and move on.
@Burk Looks great but why is Australia not in the middle?
@odd Plastic injection moulding is my side hustle.
@numericcitizen I’ve gone back to Pocket Casts again after another dalliance with Overcast. I loved Castro but its lack of sync and no iPad app meant it didn’t last.
@ericmwalk I wore out my DVD of that movie. I watched it so many times I knew every line by heart. Yeeeaaahh.
@maique Kids, I tell ya!
@ajennische it must be a wife thing. Mine loves the one I got her too. 😁
@Miraz Good tip. Probably not enough vegetables at the moment.
@ericmwalk I hope we did your setup justice. Thanks again for sharing it with us. 👍🏻
@stevesnider 😳 I am putting that on my bucket list! I had no idea!
@HemisphericViews Picture checks out.
@amit That article triggers many memories of my own childhood.
@furstenberg Your approach is much more sensible.
@furstenberg Over here they have a double shot of coffee though, so stronger than an ordinary ‘flat white’.
@jean Am I nervous or excited? Who knows? But I’m definitely thrilled.
@devilgate I went with Obsidian for a while. It's impressive, but I don't have the inclination to mess around with plug-ins within an Electron app to get the result I'm looking for. Thanks for the Taio recommendation though - I will take a look.
@Burk What a great bottle and label.
@lmika Your Day One Sync app would scratch my itch.
@jeldo My fancy fan is still doing the job!
@joshsullivan Can confirm it doesn’t seem to work on a Mac!
@joshsullivan I’ve canceled my TE subscription and have moved shortcuts to Keyboard Maestro. I continue to happily pay for 1Password.
@jsonbecker A great article that opened my mind to the problem.
@ericmwalk send it through to hello at hemisphericviews.com
@JohnPhilpin Another 27”. 4K so a lower resolution than the iMac.
@JohnPhilpin The joy of a 27” iMac. I didn’t include the second monitor that I run in portrait mode next to it, though!
@martinfeld Not a big fan of any, really. I hate the round-rect uniformity. Bring back a Transmit truck, please.
@pyrmont I feel Gruber has gone full Bill Simmons at this stage of his career.
@Burk Seeing other people’s desktops is the best.
@Burk I’ve always wanted a cryogenic chamber.
@jthingelstad That’s a beautiful veggie patch in a beautiful location.
@rishabh It isn’t. What am I buying?
@Gaby Aww, cute!
@JohnPhilpin That is worrying.
@Burk Best birthday ever!
@jean Happy Birthday, fellow Junuarian! 🥳
@twelvety Thank you. A very subdued event this year. 😀
@vincode i love Outliners! Looking forward to having a play.
@Alcedine I like that concept!
@crossingthethreshold Thank you!
@Gaby In Australia, yes! The 15th!
@odd Thank you!
@pimoore Thank you! Was a quiet day befitting my age.
@rom Thank you!
@jean The latter, my birthday was yesterday! But I accept your wishes with gratitude irrespective of the day! 🤗
@danielpunkass Thanks for that. Your mission has been a success.
@odd It's also going to give me a chance to be more intentional about what I actually need to have installed. Rather than having a million apps "just in case”.
@odd I'm avoiding iOS 15 until it's properly released. My new iPad hasn't been getting great battery life, so I'm seeing if this improves it. There were certainly layers of cruft from iOS versions past.
@jack I gave it a mini-trial. I couldn’t do it. Sometimes more choices are not better. There is an argument for opinionated design.
@RossA Aha, got it!
@RossA Can you share how you did it?
@martinfeld Damn you Feld!!!
@martinfeld Listen to the pressure-filled way you said that… 😉
@borisyurkevich I have BBEdit. I should investigate the Scratchpad.
@Burk The height of stupidity.
@sku_b I’m a subscriber. I am using it for all work and personal stuff. The one gotcha is you can’t auto-link across spaces. I tried creating a dedicated space for work notes but then because daily notes live in my default space, I couldn’t link back and forth. So now I’m using folders as the basic organisational method.
@stevesnider You are definitely in a bad place there. Thanks for listening!
@danj Wow that is crazy! Is that a keyboard for mice? 🤣
@MitchWagner Brilliant caption.
@jean It’s beautiful.
@RossA I use Launchbar which has snippets, which are kind of average compared with Alfred and Keyboard Maestro.
@Burk What has it done now?
@lukemperez Castro is a single-device app, with no sync. That's why I gave up on it. Used Pocket Casts for about 9 months, then back to Overcast.
@mjdescy I’d forgotten all about that app - thanks! I have had some success getting a Razer to work through open source packages and Better Touch Tool. Will try Steermouse as well.
@Izak ah yes, I know that dishes dilemma.
@rom Windows support only. 🥲
@splinter I find them ungainly and uncomfortable in a desktop situation. I like them on a laptop though.
@vincent Coffee and a giant red wine?
@jean Woohoo! Thanks for your support - and being our original matchmaker!
@jayeless I’m resisting getting politically fired up, but know that I agree with you 💯
@jayeless It would be helpful to have a competent Federal Government vaccine rollout plan, right? 😮💨
@Munish I almost upsized to the fancy-screened 12.9, but ultimately stuck with what I know in the 11” Pro.
@pimoore Yes, that’s a valid perspective.
@Alligator iPad Settings > General > Keyboard > Hardware Keyboard > Modifier Keys you can make reassignments.
@Munish Brand new iPad Pro 11”! M1 all the things!
@adamprime iPad Settings > General > Keyboard > Hardware Keyboard > Modifier Keys you can make reassignments.
@jean Crazy COVID time dilation in effect.
@pdxmph That looks incredible.
@gregmoore Congratulations! Here’s to many more years of community.
@mdrockwell 👍🏻 Simplenote scored a mention in the latest episode. You work for Automattic, am I right?
@mjkaul I don't think so, because Taleb references Kahneman's work in his.
@gpittman I take no responsibility for the $600!
@Gaby Not with the edit needed for this week’s show! 😱
@pimoore Far be it from me to disagree!
@martinfeld That’s a quintessential Australian photo.
@vincent great decision!
@martinfeld 🎙 ❤️ 🌎 🌏
@pimoore Good tip, will do! Thanks!
@kaa Isn’t micro.blog the best?
@Miraz No, that was meant to indicate an explosion of infection. I think it’s a sty or some other physical malady. Nothing wrong with my vision itself, which is good.
@manton Could you add me to the beta test, please?
@vincent Take my money!
@pyrmont Never feel melancholy regarding basketball! It’s a joyous sport.
@Burk I did it with my first Macs then fell out of the habit.
@Burk Wait. Are you telling me that’s not a real lady doing real scheduling with SkedPal?
@joshua Fastmail have refreshed their UI - not sure when you tried it last?
@Miraz Thanks! I will pass it on.
@lmika A considered article. I’m in agreement with you. Mainly I’m surprised by the revelations arising from what I thought was a good and proper company.
@mandaris iPad Pro 11”. 256 Gb with cellular. In space grey.
@ohBananaJoe with you there. For so long I was the same weight, and now bam, I’m way heavier and fatter.
@Burk M1 time!
@Burk I’d never seen TMDB - it’s nice. I track with Letterboxd. I remember using IMDB with a Lynx browser in my University days when it was pure and community driven.
@numericcitizen maybe I should get my AirPort Extreme out from the attic!
@mcg My issues are flaky wifi connection speeds and a terrible management app. Also general wear and tear of the power cables - a bit of fraying at the socket end cable. Plus I’m not a Google household.
@Burk The thing is here in Australia our internet is so crap that my theoretical max speed is 100/40. So that’s the limiter and thus don’t need to get super fast networking gear. We were promised fibre to the home, then the government changed and destroyed that plan.
@odd Yeah, this ruled out Amplifi.
@Burk What networking system do you have?
@klagefall That’s quite profound! 👓
@Miraz Yes my prescription has changed from 2 years ago. I go through this every time - worrying that the optometrist got it wrong.
@jmreekes You sent me on a Wikipedia dive. It's amazing that we have the ability and technology to salvage a ship in the middle of the ocean.
@vincent That looks nice!
@keithpound I’m trying to embrace Craft as well, so I look forward to hearing more about your adventure.
@martinfeld Crazy talk Mr Coreolis!
@ericmwalk It should be noted that if you buy a t-shirt, the words will be printed the right way around.
@martinfeld Everybody on the internet loves you! And Mac.
@maique I don’t even know what Mullvad is! 🧐
@maique I’m really happy with NextDNS. That it works on mobile devices while on the cellular network is a huge win over what I had going on with Pi-Hole.
@jean All the best for the move. Time for some kon mari now? 😁
@martinfeld CONGRATULATIONS! There’s nothing better than a brand new baby. Engage 100% love mode!
@JohnPhilpin There’s an expectation that you will go back to Episode 1, of course.
@muhh Best of both worlds!
@wearsmanyhats I've been using DEVONthink up to now. But I find that I futz with it more than use it.
@Burk Is that a fire pit? It looks nice. And the drink - I had no idea that was a thing.
@Burk Thanks for sharing.
@Portufraise This is a wonderful post. Best wishes to you, B., and the rest of your family.
@dejus that is epic.
@jsonbecker I use Screens but Jump is good too.
@Portufraise yes! As I was with him yesterday I was thinking that I hope he’s over this by the time he is 16. Otherwise I’m toast! 💪🏻
@maique Thank you! 🙏
@de Thank you. Sometimes I think the sharing helps me, and I hope it helps others. I'm sure I'm not alone in this particular battle.
@mandaris Thank you. I keep telling myself, “this too shall pass”.
@jpayne You boost me up... then smash me down. 😆
@tgray I like this photo.
@colinwalker It does what I’ve often wanted from a blog engine. Great work!
@colinwalker what platform are you using for this? It’s impressive.
@ohbananajoe Should I be messaging you about Inkl? My trial has been interesting in that I like the service, but many of its Australian sources are already government-funded and thus free to access.
@chipotle Would I participate in such blatant self-promotion? Yes, yes I would. 😂
@Burk Do I dare mention my sore calf muscles today? 👴🏻
@twelvety Two years of thinking time is plenty. Purchase without guilt! 😛
@rom I’m on my second trial of Hey and can confirm that Fastmail (with SaneBox) is better.
@jeannie you’re right; my mistake.
@Burk If you create an "About" page on micro.blog it takes precedence over the about box.
@rishabh I used Overcast for years, then Castro for one year. Now I'm on Pocket Casts. Pocket Casts is my favourite in terms of features and interface, but the Overcast (smart speed) playback engine is better than all the others.
@stevesnider I've pushed an update. 😰
@stevesnider Whoops! Totally valid to be that guy in this instance. Thanks for the correction - I will update and give credit!
@mjdescy The algorithm.
@devilgate All iCloud links to shared Shortcuts are borked. Your existing ones should be fine, but accessing third party built shortcuts probably won’t work.
@JeffPerry Nah, you’re topical!
@JeffPerry The one that still loads from iCloud? (Sorry, too soon? 😂)
@gpittman Looks to be a pretty significant cluster 🦆
@Chirag I’ve been waiting on BIG Mail for ages - is it actually going to release soon? 😱
@maique yeah, I’ve tried Canary today and was underwhelmed.
@mdrockwell I’ve tried Spark so many times and I just don’t like it.
@jack A rule of the internet is that you only ever see the typo after publishing.
@numericcitizen But MarsEdit lets you edit - don’t think Ulysses permits that (for micro.blog).
@ohBananaJoe Now I’m trying Inkl!
@maique Not a problem, my friend! Thank you.
@jack Thanks. My rule was set correctly. Then I remembered that I hadn't disabled SaneBox, which might have been causing the issue. I've paused it now, so let's see if forwarding now works.
@gpittman You’re welcome!
@numericcitizen I love it. Combined with Instapaper, I’m doing the same amount of reading as normal, but way more absorbing. I find myself bringing up Readwise knowledge in conversations in real life.
@Gaby I did the trial, didn’t like it, and am happy with Fastmail. Yet I’m still feeling FOMO!
@Gaby Everybody is doing the Hey thing all of a sudden!
@jasraj I’m not into the NBA. I love Australia’s NBL. In that league, the Perth Wildcats are my team.
@maique It would become the great “Battle of Canion”, as two online armies fight it out over something entirely inconsequential. How very 2021. 😂
@maique I’m sure the Wikipedians would delete me in a flash for “lack of notability”!
@RossA That is now a false narrative!
@DiplomaticDiva oh yeah, we are doing great!
@Miraz Brilliant word I’d never heard before. My 9-year old approves of boiling oil for defensive measures.
@jack Is that why I had to reinstall them? Annoying!
@DiplomaticDiva Natalie gets ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
@JohnPhilpin I’ve been using it for a while. I’ve built many links but always forget to use it to recall them. I like the premise and promise of the app though.
@jasraj I’ve got a few Mac Discourse forums I frequent. I don’t like Slack. I don’t have a Facebook account. I use Twitter for basketball conversations.
@numericcitizen I’ve subscribed to your RSS feed. I don’t use Medium so you would never have gotten me there.
@jack I’m digging this. It ticks many of my own OCD boxes.
@Burk You really have crafted all the things.
@cm Screens is what I use to connect to my iMac from iOS.
@gpittman 🤣🤣 I guess it does!!!
@gpittman Thank you! I feel honoured; it’s kind of you to share your free time with us.
@Burk What’s NFT? I feel I probably should know the answer.
@ericmwalk That looks amazing. Wrong hemisphere, of course, but I’ll make an exception.
@Munish They had a Christmas coupon code.
@patrickrhone thanks! Great answer.
@patrickrhone What's your separation between Drafts, Simplenote and Notes?
@numericcitizen Sorry to hear this; take time and enjoy his memory.
@jack I've resisted TinderBox for so many years, because it's expensive, confusing and I don't have a clear use case. You're not helping.
@Munish I got Dynalist on a 50% off saw and before Craft hit the big time. But I really love an outline.
@Munish I’ve become a Dynalist guy this year and am really enjoying it.
@toddgrotenhuis No offence taken! Probably would be classified as that. 😁
@toddgrotenhuis Have you tried Hemispheric Views? An amazing podcast!
@mdrockwell I am sure you will be happy. I love Fastmail.
@ChrisHannah I understand what you mean. I have it and use it for notes and jottings, and a few OmniFocus templates. But it does tick all your requirements. It’s made me think I should try it more seriously myself. Only downside is it keeps files in its own library so editing published files in place wouldn’t work.
@ericmwalk My day-to-day posting is done on micro.blog (I have a paid hosted account with them). I publish to Blot separately, but have it's RSS feed connected to micro.blog so it gets added to the feed when I publish something new there.
@kitt there are some very old books on those shelves.
@lmika Please do!
@colinwalker sorry! 😁
@ericmwalk They don’t! I tried to develop some sort of rationale but it doesn’t seem to work very well. I have two because I love both micro.blog and Blot.im. Then I have my homepage which is just a basic static site. It’s a genuine hodgepodge.
@canion Well that didn’t render as I anticipated. But it gives the general idea!
@numericcitizen I have a Textexpander snippet to create a YAML front matter template.
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@numericcitizen Yep, this hit my Blot blog.
@gregmoore some people collect baseball cards. I seem to collect text editors.
@Munish I chose to buy a subscription to Dynalist, rather than Workflowy. It has a lot more features, plus the Whitney font.
@numericcitizen Testing my memory because it was so long ago that I set this all up! I have micro.blog connected to the RSS feed of my Blot site so it posts new entries. Is that what you mean?
@gregmoore I also remembered I own 1Writer as well, which can also do it. I have too many notes apps!
@gregmoore Wow, I bought Byword years ago but had long since given up on it as I moved onto iA Writer and others. I’ve reinstalled it and yes, wow, it connects directly to Dropbox, unlike the other apps. That could be a good option. Thanks!
@lmika I used Blot with git for a year or so but have switched back to Dropbox. Git created too much friction. But I refuse to install the Dropbox client either so I still have to essentially FTP into it to upload.
@TheDimPause Excellent - I am sure I will help your ranking.
@lmika The closest I've gotten to no-impact publishing to Blot is by using Drafts. But it still feels rickety.
@joelhamill I've never heard of mltshp.com. I've gone to it, but I still don't get it!
@TheDimPause Who are you on Chess.com? I'm andrewcanion. Want a game? I suck, though.
@mdrockwell Zendesk. That makes me feel a little sad for you! 🤣
@cliffordbeshers wow, that’s gorgeous.
@mdrockwell Micro.blog is the best! We own our content, so we treat it with respect.
@Burk I think that’s the million dollar question.
@Gaby Thanks for making me hungry for steak at 8am.
@jean We’re teaching him now that even crime fighters work in teams, and that you need to make sure you have backup when you go on a mission!
@mcg I saw that as more an Instapaper clone. Although that’s probably my perception than anything else.
@numericcitizen Readwise has improved a lot over the past few months. It brings up stuff I highlight in Instapaper which helps me learn and memorise. This makes me look smarter when I deal with business clients in my consulting capacity.
@numericcitizen I bought a subscription. Now I have to shoehorn it in somewhere between Instapaper and Readwise...
@jemostrom That’s been my best work for some time.
@rom That’s an awesome article.
@Burk Wow. I still have mine but never use it.
@vincent I’d suggest there's still room in the world for your idea. They HEY World system will always be in support of HEY email, whereas you could offer something more open.
@rom Awesome, thank you. I have the Flickr app.
@rom Is this full script available in a shareable format somewhere?
@numericcitizen You can have micro.blog subscribe to the Blot RSS feed so it posts when you update the blot site.
@martinfeld Fusilli Mac Martin doesn’t have the same shredded abs as the real Martin.
@jpayne Incredibly generous, thank you kind sir!
@Alcedine Legendary post, on so many levels!
@jeroensangers Haha, don't you know it!
@Burk A ceiling fan that needs some cleaning!
@mandaris I assume a photo was intended; test failed!! 😄
@Burk How would I (or anybody else, for that matter) go about getting something like that?
@danielpunkass I need to figure out where FastScripts fits between the system Scripts menu and Keyboard Maestro. What am I missing?
@gannonnordberg That’s very sporgy.
@danielpunkass Fantastic! Enjoy yourself!
@odd Nick is exactly right.
@ericmwalk We said that ourselves!
@joelmearig Thinking of you at this difficult time. COVID is a horrible beast.
@maique Great photo.
@ericmwalk No. You can keep that.
@Alcedine 600mm x 300mm x 300mm. So about 50 Litres.
@ericmwalk Wow. I’m never complaining about 35°C weather again.
@mandaris It was an image-only post, but it doesn’t seem to have worked. 🤔
@numericcitizen I’ve been having this problem as well, and it’s not restricted to the M1. I see it on an Intel iMac as well.
@Burk I like this one. Lacie, right?
@jemostrom I cannot fathom that much snow.
@jmreekes I don’t know!
@Burk Don’t let that cheeky smile deceive you. He’s razor sharp.
@adoran2 And I assume Dropbox bought it as an acqui-hire because I’ve not seen anything from them that would appear to leverage the technology.
@adoran2 Out of curiosity, does Readwise.io scratch your Readmill itch? I pay for Readwise and have been happy it’s it.
@vincent I like that first screenshot. 😉
@maique What third-party app do you use?
@maique it’s a bit like Windows 10. Looks new and pretty on the surface but you quickly end up back at old Flickr like the Organizr which is akin to the Windows XP Control Panel.
@maique That’s weird. No idea what is going on there. Thanks for putting in the effort though. 🖐🏻
@adders 🤣 No problem , it’s fine!
@maique I have 16.5k of photos but most of them are also private at the moment. I’ve been a Flickr member since 2005 which is almost hard to believe.
@rom Who are you on Flickr?
@desparoz I've been following you for a while on Flickr. You do great work.
@adders I'm one of your followers. 😀
@adders I'm a member of it!
@cliffordbeshers Yes! This is the perfect description!
@ericmwalk I’m here to help!
@odd I suppose. I envision storage on Flickr with all the detailed EXIF information available, but the social element living on a micro.blog. Probably pipe dreams.
@ohBananaJoe wow you can do some crazy fun stuff with Android.
@jsonbecker I’m with you on this one. I don’t have a contact with a first name of “Mom”.
@Burk You da real MVP. That is incredible. No wonder I lost our fitness challenges…
@Munish My wife does. I don't understand it.
@martinfeld it goes beyond diversion and distraction, though. Today I needed some information out of DevonThink. It wasn’t working, so I had to figure out a fix. I downloaded an app to help diagnose, at which point my Mac died. So I had to remind myself how to boot to recovery mode, then do that, then run First Aid. Eventually I diagnosed the DevonThink problem and could ultimately get back to my original task!
@kordumb What's @HemisphericViews gotta do to make the list? 😅
@Gaby I need to use this more often.
@jthingelstad I endorse your post.
@JohnPhilpin Where have you found a use for Craft? I want to like and use it, but don’t have a place where stylish semi-word processor documents are useful...
@jean That time flew by.
@ian_whitney That’s a lovely idea and implementation.
@ohBananaJoe I’ve not come across Bearable. Looks interesting.
@ericmwalk I’m all about managing the spend. 😆
@rishabh It's my understanding that it will work with a VPN, but I haven't tried it myself.
@jmreekes No such luck - I’m using Google wifi mesh pucks.
@jmreekes I don’t quite understand the value of separate profiles in NextDNS yet.
@mjdescy Do you have a static IP? I don’t but have no idea how often my IP actually changes. I’ve set the DNS at the router but it appears if my IP address changes this will result in NextDNS failing. Not sure if I now also need to setup either a static IP or a Dynamic DNS service.
@RogueAmoeba Thank you for making awesome apps. Also, that neon style in this article’s graphics is brilliant.
@odd Now I want to see Iron Sky.
@odd yep the original movie. There’s a guide on the internet somewhere, but basically if you start the album about when the film company logo fades out, and turn the movie volume down, you should get two plays of the album through the film. It all syncs up amazingly well - the music is the perfect soundtrack to the film.
@stevesnider That’s a good age for that music. Mine are still too young (9 & 5). Thanks for listening to our show! It means a lot!
@stevesnider An important part of their education! How old are they?
@Burk Apparently the new version, the September Lock, has fixed the issue.
@petebrown I’ve never listened to that. Playing it now.
@odd I always think about it linked with The Wizard of Oz. If you’ve never watched it synced, you should.
@furstenberg I am sorry to hear this. Hang in there.
@lmika Thank you, that’s an incredibly good response. I appreciate you taking the time to lay that out for me.
@vincent On the other hand, my car’s air conditioner broke and I’m waiting on a part. Every day I’m melting as I enter a car interior that is about 60°+... 😓
@rom My dumb question: are PWA apps the same as Electron ones? Different word for same thing, or meaningfully different?
@Burk Electron can go to hell. I hate it.
@SteveSawczyn I liked the triage but you can do the same thing in Pocket Casts relatively easily.
@SteveSawczyn I’ve tried all the big ones. Used Overcast for years. Had a Castro sub for a year. Now paying for Pocket Casts. I like that it has an iPad app and the sync is fast.
@Gaby Instagram is the only place I get to see friends, family, babies, etc. without that I’d be locked out from so many people I know.
@pratik Congratulations 🎉
@vishae I’ve had a bit more success. Transitioned my main non-need friend group and my family group. We moved to Signal.
@joshua Yeah, my 1-year old iMac is trash now. I wish I could use it as a screen for my M1 Air.
@joshua I keep forgetting what runs what, and where Universal matters between my Intel iMac and M1 MacBook Air.
@joshua Yeah, he be crazy.
@Burk Is it wrong that I spent more time looking at your Dock than the desktop picture?
@philly Of course I don’t know what you are talking about.
@philly Problem is that you can't read Kindle books on it... DRM.
@antonzuiker I didn’t realise that service was still a thing.
@jeroensangers As I have a Dynalist account, I've been experimenting with that in a similar way. Not exactly ideal, but a start.
@Munish I never have connection issues. And its been fine browsing around the different workouts then choosing one.
@yatil That’s true. It’s just not as easy as it could be. What I liked about the forum approach was it allowed for development of ideas on a topic over time as well.
@martinfeld in-built decency bias. I would prefer for blogging systems to allow prioritisation based on author determination not just newest is better and on top.
@pratik Yes that would be awesome. Is it on David’s roadmap?
@jean Your macgenie handle still appears in the footer of micro.blog help ticket emails.
@Burk that looks great!
@Alcedine Birds of the world, unite! 🦅
@petebrown Apparently not.
@cheesemaker That is a sweet floor/court you've got going on there.
@cygnoir Ooh, exciting! What's in the box?
@ohBananaJoe That looks amazing. Meanwhile I’m sweltering in 40° days. 😩
@jack I remap Caps Lock to all the modifiers at once.
@kordumb I've published a blog post outlining my Daily Note structure in Dynalist.
@scientifics The iOS is good enough for quick notes and reference but it does feel like an app wrapper around a web view rather than a native experience.
@scientifics Afraid so. 🙁
@Gaby I tried Roam but didn’t like the price or the lack of access on iOS.
@Gaby I’ve set up a template outline that has an entry for every day of the year which gives the same effect as the Roam daily note. You can also cross/back link to your heart’s content.
@luca Tell me about it. CRIMP is dangerous!
@Gaby Yes but with less cult and more nested bullets.
@dejus Wow! I haven’t watched those for a long time. I used to have the fancy box set on DVD. Now I don’t know how to watch them even if I wanted to?
@maique Haha! Sorry! Also remember to option-click the software update button to get the bleeding edge releases that come out on a very regular basis.
@frostedechoes It was for our son too. He hadn’t played it yet, so after his bedtime Dad took control of the situation!
@JMaxB Hey, if it works for you! I’ve got blank notecards here that I bought thinking I would use them... they’re still blank. 😂
@Gaby Hipster PDA!
@twelvety I know you used Dynalist - I read all your Tiddlers before buying! 😄
@Alcedine Yes! Pyjama buckets are now an international phenomenon!
@maique A totally reasonable outcome.
@maique @gpittman I’m happy having SaneBox and MailMate. MailMate relies on Smart Folders for everything so you could theoretically build enough criteria to replicate SaneBox features - but it would be manual and I ain’t got no time for that. So SaneBox splits out my important mail, bacon and spam. I like MailMate for its blazing search, ability to compose in markdown and a bunch of other niceties - such as easily copying out email addresses, replying as a new message, and a bunch of other things that are there when I need them.
@maique It’s productivity... just of a different kind? 🤞🏻
@maique Sorry! 😁
@maique I agree. I hate monthly transactions. I’m contemplating getting OmniGraffle and I think the subscription probably works out as better deal.
@crossingthethreshold I actually don’t know, but I would assume yes.
@jonkit Yeah, that's cool, right? I like the music mixes as well - seem well suited to the activity on screen.
@jessekelber I have a 2019 iMac that I've been really happy with... until I got this new M1 MacBook Air. Now the iMac feels so slow in comparison. I'm certain that you would be happy with an Air. The power of this M1 chip is crazy.
@joshua Fascinating. Thanks for sharing these.
@Alcedine This news is reassuring to me.
@HemisphericViews This was simply amazing. This video brand extension is outstanding!
@vishae This is really clever!
@Alcedine Wow, they’re amazing. You’re a talent!
@khurtwilliams Thanks for listening. We try to exist in harmony with the arachnids and other bugs, but it’s definitely their land that we are merely renting from them.
@wearsmanyhats Thanks. I’ve followed all those steps but the URL generated doesn’t seem to work. It also failed as a local subscription on my Mac.
@vincent I’m looking forward to giving it a go. I do have 3-months free access from buying a new Watch, after all.
@vincent Oh we know what the button is. It's how you dispose of your enemies.
@vincent we need the truth about that button.
@jack Thanks for once again being my gateway drug. 😛
@Burk I haven’t looked at Tumblr in years.
@joshua That’s a good one.
@jthingelstad Thanks for this link. I’m going to do some testing.
@Gabz It’s pretty funny.
@jemostrom Pickle Rick!
@Munish No it doesn’t. That’s weird. Sorry!
@Burk The best feeling! Well done, mate!
@martinfeld So this becomes the baseline emotional level for any future photos involving holding a baby. No pressure.
@odd Thank you for taking the time to listen, and so glad you enjoyed it! Great to have you on-board.
@vincent Are those eyes cute... or creepy? 🤔
@ohBananaJoe Okay, that’s brilliant!
@sexyhermit Clever one.
@cleverdevil good shopping! If nothing else, I can confirm it should last you a decade!
@cleverdevil That's a good name. Has the Roomba tech moved forward at all? We have one that's about 8 years old and has had brushes and batteries replaced. Tempted to get a new one but it seems they haven't technically improved over this time?
@mariovillalobos I got halfway through that video last night before bed. I intend to finish it. Amazing levels of computing wizardry. Humans can be incredibly smart.
@joshua This is the news I needed.
@Burk I think that might violate a number of international trade agreements.
@Alcedine @Burk @martinfeld Great effort! Deconstructing your photo and comments, and considering your rookie status, I’d suggest the following: spread with butter first. And ideally butter, not margarine. Then just a wisp of Vegemite such that you can still see the butter. It might create a slight yellow/black mix and that’s okay. That combo will soften the tartness of the Vegemite, and add a sweetness to offset the bitter. As you build experience you can increase he Vegemite ratio. Don’t give up! But keep the hot sauce for eggs! 😀
@ohBananaJoe Nice story and you’ve taken a positive mindset to the situation as well. Thanks for sharing.
@joshua That was my choice, also.
@walter oh yum! One of my favourites amd that particular pie looks delish! 🥧 🤤
@joshua I know that debate! Where did you land?
@mcg Wow. It’s interesting but I can’t see it taking off. It’s hard enough to get people to browse websites beyond Facebook. I can’t see people using this. I admire it though.
@ChrisJWilson Agreed. I tried to explain the benefits at one point but it went over their heads. The idea of separating content from style is not obvious for most people.
@Alcedine What's that you’re watching? My son is into anime at the moment, so if it's good and appropriate for a 9 year old, can you let me know? 😀
@greghiggins I love it. It should be taught in schools and become the de facto lingua franca of the Internet.
@Gabz Glad you stuck with it and I agree about Ulysses. While they're at it, it would be great for them to sort out their markdown support as well.
@Munish Pretty certain it’s not possible. I know you can pull an archive from Instagram into m.b.
@cygnoir Thank you for listening!
@Burk Impressive stuff!
@Miraz Hahaha! I’ll blow some dust off it as well, just to be sure!
@maique Pocket Casts has a Mac app…
@maique Thanks for listening. Of course, later today I saw a tweet from Castro saying they’re developing an iPad app and device sync. 🤷♂️
@purisubzi Oh no, not you too. I’ve got my friends railing on me to watch that as well! I saw Season 1 and didn’t enjoy it. Apparently I have to keep watching?
@cygnoir I used Overcast for years. It’s a great app. Hard to find much wrong with it.
@purisubzi I agree - we love watching them back to back as our 'sci-fi night'.
@mcg I’ve been playing with Pocket Casts and I like it! Good combo of power and simplicity.
@joshua He still talks about it too.
@mcg It’s gone in-app purchase since last I checked. That’s good, because now I’m happy to be able to trial it first.
@cams You learn from everything you do. Congratulations for what you achieved.
@Burk Look at that beautiful colour-coordinated QR code!
@Burk I emailed Castro about multi-device and they gave some kind of hand-wavey answer about future and roadmaps. I think the lack of sync is going to cost them my annual subscription.
@Burk Just for fun. I take no credit though; it was my wife’s idea!
@Gabz That’ll work!
@cdevroe I’m not a gamer either. That is what makes this great. It’s welcoming for rank amateurs.
@andreww Thanks. I removed the accidentally periods. Hopefully that solves it.
@pyrmont My avatar needs to shave his beard!
@Burk Your desk wins the award for creative expression.
@Gabz That’s an Airedale Terrier. We had a real one of those until last year. Her name was Indi.
@jack we have great Energy speakers in a 3.1 config. They sound great but they’re big.
@aa I have visited Washington DC a few times and taken the Amtrak to New York. It travels past Baltimore and each time I would peer out the window, my imagination linking my view with The Wire.
@Burk It lives!
@Burk Unfortunately it’s +1. I don’t know how I got so old so fast. Last time I checked I was 28 and could still dunk a basketball.
@aa I’ve seen all the seasons, but it was some years ago now. Still one of the best shows ever, along with Breaking Bad.
@Burk So close!
@Gabz Dave Grohl is a music legend!!
@Gabz They don’t count but you’re not wrong!
@Burk That is the way.
@hutaffe I am loving it too. Hard to believe it’s been so long since Down and Around.
@Gabz That sucks my friend. It’s hard for me to relate directly because I was lucky enough to be born white. It’s stupid that that should make any difference at all. The measure should be who you are, not what skin you happen to own. For what it’s worth, I like you.
@jack I was going to go Pro. Now I’ve got two people saying Air. 🤨
@Munish I intend to keep it for more than 3 years. Usage is a secondary machine that I can take to the office and do work away from the desk. I honestly think the Air would be fine, but I’m thinking spending a bit more for a better screen/mic/speakers is worth it? I’ve never had a Touch Bar so I’m opinionless on that.
@Munish Oops, I should have been more clear. I was thinking MacBook.
@martinfeld Nothing to justify because everybody can see it’s perfect. 🤥
@mariovillalobos Was it difficult? I’d be tempted to try the same.
@jayeless A Hello World post and a cat picture? I think you’re doing this right. 😂👍🏻
@Burk If nothing else, subscribe for the insanely high-quality show notes! 📝
@Gabz I have a vision of you smashing the side of your phone, old TV style. "What's wrong with this stupid thing?”
@mariovillalobos It looks good! Great work. 👍🏻
@sgarrity I appreciate all the hoops you jumped through! It worked though, because I’ve received your message. I enjoy your blog. Hopefully you’ll stick around here on micro.blog too. It’s a nice place.
@martinfeld Fired up? Ready to go!
@martinfeld We’ve got questions. You attempt to provide answers.
@cams You live in a nicer place in the world than I.
@Burk Season 2 is even better, so far!
@Portufraise I hope the mystics are right!
@martinfeld Looking forward to listening to this.
@jack I didn’t have to ‘fess up to $500 Roam bill! 😂
@PaulGit Bahahaha! It’s not easy to keep track of all this stuff.
@PaulGit Clearly we both have good taste.
@frostedechoes Awesome! Thank you!
@CTD That game looks intriguing.
@ChuckJordan smart cat!
@jonkit no, afraid not.
@frostedechoes Awesome, thanks! Feedback is welcome.
@Burk Big day!
@mcg Thank you!
@odd ooh I see what you mean!
@toddgrotenhuis Great visualisation. It really is city v country.
@mcg As you say you live in the south it must be even more difficult to deal with. I hoped this would be a moment where the USA would rise above. I thought this would be a demonstration of what is good about the country.
@MitchWagner I needed that laugh.
@jeffmueller It makes zero sense.
@MitchWagner I love it!
@amit I'm not in the US either, so no problem! But when the US coughs, Australia catches a cold.
@amit I think the amount of voter intimidation and systemic voter suppression has already undermined trust. Plus the electoral college system undermines one vote-one value.
@amit Yes it’s very bad. I can relate with Winer.
@MitchWagner So cute!
@Mikehendley Amazing work.
@ohBananaJoe Yes, the idea of ‘owning software’ is a lost cause, so we may as well just enjoy the benefits that the new model offers.
@ohBananaJoe I’ll keep looking and keep my fingers crossed.
@ohBananaJoe Is this US only? I can't find it in my Australian Nintendo eShop.
@pyrmont Thanks mate!
@cams Best wishes!
@Alcedine Without a watch at school how else could you know when the period would end. Without a countdown, science class would feel interminable.
@adoran2 That looks very nice. Thanks for the tip about USB-C power - I hadn’t considered that.
@jsonbecker I’ve got one or two on my website which have been there for a couple of years. If I do get spam, it’s filtered before I see it. So I don’t think it’s a major issue.
@jsonbecker do those still get harvested for spam?
@philly Thanks! Looks good but I’m already getting feature creep from the client who has now discovered curved monitors! 😂
@odd Haha! I have no idea about Barrymore! Good question.
@danielpunkass For the good of the world, please! I’ve never wished I could vote in another country’s election like this one.
@ericmwalk Brilliant! This is where all the cool people hang out!
@ChrisJWilson Yes! Me too!
@chrispederick Thank you! It’s a shame we are all white (and me whiter than most - don’t put me in the sun) because I agree we need more diversity. Hopefully, though, we win you over with our esprit de corps!
@martinfeld You have band colours to match? Amazing! I’ve been rocking this watch face all day. It looks good.
@Burk what was the pricing model?
@frankm Thank you Frank, that's great guidance. It will probably be a week or so before I get a chance to do this, but I've added it to my list of projects!
@Miraz That ad brings back the memories! I loved it. Still holds up, too.
@jack I’m intrigued by TheBrain 12. Still not sure if it’s too clunky to input nodes, though. The price is now reasonable in comparison with Roam, though.
@Burk Appreciate the public calendar link.
@frankm Csn you point me towards where I can find info on publishing from Little Outliner to the web? I’m thinking about copying your /now setup.
@twelvety Phil makes a compelling argument. I’m still resisting but I don’t know for how long.
@martinfeld Sounds alright by me.
@gannonnordberg Pretty certain you’d have good wifi.
@rnv I agree. With two young kids in our house silent time is the one element of life I lack. And I miss it greatly.
@jordanbrock A fellow Perthite I recognise from my former Twitter life!
@florentin I would expect the train to be running on time.
@mroutley Beautiful colours.
@gannonnordberg They built an entire house set!
@Burk A bleary, rainy day. You must be in Portland. 😀
@metcalfjohn Hey, I've been there!
@purisubzi Spectacular photo.
@jafish I'm so hungry right now and this is not helping.
@mejh I don't understand what I'm looking at, but I like it.
@lmika I can spot Australian bush quickly. It's such a difference to some of the other photos of Wales and England.
@stevelloyd What an impressive view.
@Munyard Middle left?
@johnpeterharvey Wow, so much green. Looks idyllic.
@cdevroe You gotta do what you gotta do.
@jeroensangers I love European streetscapes. Always so much activity and visual interest.
@rnv That looks cosy and inviting.
@hutaffe Very nice setup, but what's this Dock on the bottom business?! 😯
@vincent Pretty certain that I'm not the target market, but I have to say that this looks nice.
@johnjohnston Wow. That is incredible.
@martinfeld Too scary for me! 🏃♂️
@maique @macgenie I enjoyed your micro.Monday podcast. Ended too quickly!
@gregmoore It's always Facebook with the oldies, isn't it?
@philly It looks nothing like a Blot site - I would never guess. Well done! I hope the business itself goes well also.
@philly What’s the URL?
@Miraz Thank you for giving your time to listen.
@Burk I’ve got a Blot too. I have no idea what differentiates it from my micro.blog anymore.
@agilelisa I’ve played with Obsidian but I’m certainly no power user of it. I shall have a deeper look.
@MitchWagner Move along... Nothing to see here...
@frankm Seems like we're on similar wavelengths at the moment. I'm going through an outliner phase right now as well.
@Burk Nailed it! 🔥
@Gabz A nice Australian wallet, with a ballot to improve America. I like it!
@scientifics Thanks mate! You’re such an enabler. 🤣🤣
@scientifics Obviously OmniOutliner. I’ve had a quick play with Workflowy. Ruled out Roam due to cost. I use Obsidian and The Archive somewhat already. That’s about it (so far).
@peroty I’m going to have him give me a demo. Then I can report back.
@sarcassem Also, it’s this kind of thing that makes micro.blog a wonderful community. Cc: @macgenie
@sarcassem Thank you! I will show this to David and Benji when they wake up in the morning. They’ll be stoked. 😊
@Gabz So how did you do it?
@Gabz is that screen done with Widgetsmith?
@sarcassem We did enjoy them; thank you! You have been a solid part of our bedtime routine for a long time. I appreciate your work in putting them all together.
@Mikehendley I love your art! Look forward to the rest of the month.
@manton What determines whether an archive will be created or not? I’ve been playing, and some articles have a cached version built, but others do not. What is the trigger? Also, I’d love two share extensions for bookmark and post.
@Gabz That’s just weird, man.
@twelvety So a Roam database is free if it’s public, is that the deal?
@twelvety I look at your Roam database and immediately see you mention Mackie monitor speakers which I was researching last night. Thinking I might get JBL 104s though. Roam is nice but I’m using DevonThink with Wiki links enabled instead.
@jthingelstad That looks amazing. Plus the view out your window is so pretty and calming.
@bitdepth I don’t understand how that rock is possible.
@Gabz And I thought I couldn’t love him any more than I already do. The Rock is going to lay the smack down.
@agilelisa That’s wonderful. Such a great community here.
@dancohen Great article. Thanks for sharing it.
@twelvety Thanks for taking the time to listen. The podcast has been a fun new project.
@Burk That looks sweet. I love the channel doe the cable in the arm. And is that a FocusRite Scarlett I see in that background? 🧐
@Burk My iMac is called “Central”. When I have a MacBook it’s called “DrewBook”.
@martinfeld His iPad says “Hello, I’m your pet rat” when he charges it. 😂
@Burk Look Ma, no hands!
@Burk We gave ourselves training wheels by doing solo podcasts first. You’ve jumped in at the deep end.
@adders Free money! 🤗
@amongthestones It's funny, I use Reeder everyday and I’ve trialled its Read Later feature in the context of the RSS feeds within the app. But I never thought to use it as a place to send random articles from the web using its share sheet extension. Silly me!
@LJPUK Cool! I didn’t realise I could build my own custom Smart Stack.
@nikokultalahti Please do - and feel free to nominate a game. Cc: @burk
@joshua It’s the Prisoner’s Dilemma, writ large.
@MitchWagner Thank you!
@MitchWagner How did you get a comment box on your micro.blog posts?
@joshua That is an amazing and entertaining read.
@mjdescy I really like ChilledCow. About the only thing I can listen to when I’m focusing. No lyrics to distract, just smoothing beats. Helps me get in the flow.
@cote Is that a ring light and camera between the monitors? Also glad to see I’m not the only one who struggles with cable management. 😬
@Burk Duplo? You know they’ve come to destroy you, right?
@joshua I want to go there. And get some really good things.
@lmika Thanks for committing your time to listen!
@Gabz Awesome! Thanks mate. Welcome all feedback.
@Burk Are you a safe distance away?
@Burk Get it done.
@manton Thanks mate. We were heading out on a date night and were looking for a movie to put on for the kids with a babysitter. Too rich for that purpose!
@manton We got scared off by the price. Is there anything else you get besides access to that one movie?
@joshua Points for at least using Drafts? 😂
@MitchWagner I received guidance on how to create a new file from this post at the DT forum. It’s starts as a blank file which I use as a bullet journal for anything that happens or I might need to remember about the day. Predominantly work notes. I leave the file open in a separate window so it’s always quickly available.
As for rich text, it does have some benefits but I’m finicky about visual consistency and I end up futzing too much with styles, etc. ensuring perfect consistency with rich text.
@twelvety @jack V3 is a lot better. I’ve got it setup to automatically create a daily note. I edit in Markdown and it has a side by side rendered preview. I can also use wiki links within the markdown note for reference to others notes and reference files. Essentially replicating what NotePlan offers (except calendar integration).
@mjdescy Me too! It’s the best version of Sudoku I’ve ever seen.
@ayjay Global leader no more. The US have exited the playing field.
@greghiggins A very small amount. Just a few drops to start.
@greghiggins That’s the beauty. Do this and it’s not vanilla anymore. 🤗 I look forward to your report.
@greghiggins Definitely worth trying.
@jemostrom May be old but it’s beautiful.
@leah We've found the location for the next micro.blog meetup! 😀
@Gabz Beautiful photo but I would hate to be responsible for ironing that dress!
@numericcitizen Drat. There goes my nefarious plan to cash in on work already done.
@numericcitizen So it’s as easy as 1. Duplicate existing blog post; 2. Profit; 3. There is no step 3. Is that correct?
@sarcassem My boy is sad to hear that you’re wrapping up Three Facts. Thank you for all the enjoyment you’ve provided us!
@Burk Two jars! Hardcore optimism!
@Burk Unify receiver dongle.
@pratik Haha, that's a great line.
@cm We all need silly shows sometimes. Especially now, as you say. It helps to see good people being kind.
@Gabz Can relate.
@pratik Aww, you didn't choose us! 🇦🇺
@bitdepth Good Lord. I want one too.
@johnjohnston Thanks for listening!
@TheDimPause what a great idea!
@joshua Great photo!
@pratik Yeah, I’m embracing that.
@donovanwatts Share and share alike. Just remind me later, okay?
@Burk probably Games Morning for me! I’m a rubbish gamer but still interested.
@numericcitizen Whereas computers were new to us and so we tinkered, it seems this generation takes computing devices as appliances. Much like I don’t care how a toaster works, they don’t care about Windows configuration. And I hope never to have to deal with that PC maze of options!
@adders That is a very Japanese idea and implementation. A hard no in Australia!
@joshua What’s this flying you speak of?
@jemostrom What pushed me to my comment was the new Inoreader extension. I like Firefox containers as well. Plus Toolkit for YNAB. To be honest I haven’t gone deep into extensions because I’ve been on Safari, but I can’t help but think I’m missing some good stuff.
@vincent Really just extensions. Everything else about Safari I’m okay with. In fact I prefer it’s UI/UX over the others.
@Burk Is this for real? They should see if SAP is interested, while they’re at it.
@MereCivilian As the others have said, thanks for listening! It’s an honour for anybody to give up their free time to listen to us.
@martinfeld I remember, and I need to see that impersonation.
@martinfeld Like you think you own the entire country!
@martinfeld @macgenie Queenslanders have the most “rural” accent whereas you are right about South Australians who all sound like they’d prefer to be eating jam and scones back in the motherland.
@martinfeld The only thing this app needs is window shading.
@martinfeld Looks amazing. Giving off that Don Johnson Miami Vice vibe. Let me roll up the sleeves on my white blazer and have a listen.
@MitchWagner wow. The 15 seconds was enough to drive me crazy. How do they deal with that?
@Burk I’ve been journaling for years but never that consistently!
@artkavanagh “because I fetishised productivity” - I have been guilty of this in the past. Now, I value productivity tools because they keep me on the straight and narrow - not because I can extract another unit of labour in an equivalent time period. Thanks for listening!
@jack Brilliant, I love it.
@hall Thanks mate! Appreciate the listen.
@samgrover I’ve been working through a similar thought process. I think I’ll stay for another year. But they’re on notice!
@Burk I agree! I feel sorry for everybody that has to listen to me.
@Cheri That looks cool.
@samgrover That looks so relaxing; sun rays onto that warm wood colour.
@joshua It’s my American heritage!
@fardles I have and it was that which pushed me over the edge to buy a second microphone.
@peroty There’s bo reason at all. But you should. 😅
@LJPUK Beautiful location.
@JacksonOfTrades It’s a classic Perth angle. Hope it brought back some happy memories for you.
@AngeloStavrow Go get it!
@Mtt Drat. I used the share feature from inside the app. Not a huge deal because it was just a random puzzle I built. Maybe there’s a bug.
@Mtt Check out this puzzle in GoodSudoku! playgoodsudoku.com/puzzle/$ZwAhBZgAMAAAAgAAMAIACAYAMAQAlwBQcAAAEAAAWEAAWQAAQAAAAGA=
@burk Thank you! You are too kind! Post-COVID get on a plane and let’s watch some wrestling. 💪
@chipotle Wow. That is a “swimming upstream” move!
@martinfeld Further evidence that in Australia - a country with a population of 25m - somehow everybody knows everybody.
@danielpunkass Awesome, thank you!
@Mtt Yes! I happily paid the small in-app purchase for this one. It’s brilliant.
@billbennettnz I feel like a genius for having bought an iMac just a couple of months prior to COVID-19. I can’t imagine having to use a laptop over the last few months. 😬
@sarcassem Thank you! That was kind of you, and entirely unexpected. You’ve brought some happiness to my day. ☕️
@jack I prefer the Blot version.
@pratik what did you think of it? Lack of character development disappointed me.
@lmika Excellent, another Australian!
@rishabh You should be fine then. I’m 6’3” and have hands that can palm a basketball so I’m probably above average!
@rishabh I hope your thumbs are smaller than mine!
@donovanwatts Interesting. I’ve had the opposite. My trial of Hey has convinced me that Sanebox and Fastmail are a better combo. To each their own!
@Burk I am terrible at that job. Can you come to my house please? I need some upgraded runs.
@jthingelstad You’ve reminded me that I need to do my first migration from June to July, after buying the book recently. I generally prefer digital, but I’m giving this a red-hot go!
@moritz @jack It’s very chunky. The key caps are a bit smaller than what I would have liked. That’s probably because I’ve been spoiled by the large chiclets on the Magic Keyboard. The typing sensation is satisfying though. It reminds me of the old IBM keyboards - but they were still better because the mechanism felt less ‘plasticy’.
@amit I’ve been trialling Hey but find it more laborious than my current SaneBox setup. I’m making notes on my experience and will write it up soon. But so far, the value proposition isn’t there (for me).
@rishabh It was cheaper than a cup of coffee, so purchased. Thank goodness for Boot Camp though because Catalina has destroyed Mac gaming.
@canion I did, but I still want to see what the real thing is all about. Curiosity killing the cat!
@vincent I wondered about that when they used it in their video promo during the keynote. Awesome news!
@numericcitizen what’s the amazing hey.com address they set aside... 🤭
@martinfeld Sounds the same as KM then. I have been enjoying it though. I have it on the left side at the bottom, and have moved my dock to the bottom but hidden.
@MitchWagner Thanks - haven't watched that movie in about 20 years so didn't pick it!
@martinfeld I've been using the Application palette in Keyboard Maestro and linking it. However I don't seem to be able to sort application order. Does SwitchGlass allow custom icon ordering?
@jack I like ‘em too. I would like to take daily notes but I struggle with discipline and original ideas.
@rexbarrett I think it’s been 20 years since I saw that movie. Thanks!
@MitchWagner What is the story with this photo?
@ajennische Your Dad has an epic beard. 👍🏻
@twelvety I’ll be interested to hear your take on Hey.
@jeroensangers Not sure there is one. I’ve always got a natural bias toward using a Mac over the iPad. It does have easier to use audio effects like compression, etc. It’s waveform display is a bit odd too. If you’re happy with Ferrite I don’t think it’s worth switching.
@twelvety Welcome to the club!
@JohnPhilpin Haha, yeah I’m sure he’ll be committed to that for a month or two before becoming bored by it!
@Cheri “Throwing their tech panties on stage”. Gold! 🤣🤣
@Burk The only downside with Fastmail is that third party services don’t make integrations for it. Everything supports Gmail and O365 but not everything supports standard IMAP/JMAP.
@kordumb @jack You’ve piqued my interest.
@news I missed Micro.blog today. Hope all is okay.
@MDonaldson That was a fun read.
@numericcitizen Kids these days. 👨🏻🦳
@susan Thank you! Also to your earlier point about government, in Australia we have strict rules about email retention for the purposes of freedom of information where citizens can request the release of information. This leads to government email systems being strict, archaic, siloed and heavily governed. Hey would never pass muster for government use here.
@JohnPhilpin Good stuff!
@hutaffe I would do that, if I could figure out how to create a BBEdit text factory or some other automation to do it for me!
@twelvety You know you want to! Think of the tinkering potential... 😁
@manton And now they’ve picked a fight with Basecamp and DHH over Hey on the App Store. 🍿
@Vittorino My article, or their website?
@Vittorino Hang on - I thought you meant I hadn’t linked to Preside, which I have. Do you mean a link on their website? They do - at the top right corner.
@Vittorino Inadvertent author omission. I shall make the edit!
@PaulGit You’re welcome. Preside is an acquired taste. Not pretty and a million options, but once tuned to your liking it’s very good.
@maique I didn’t notice, and it’s my first (only) language! 🤔
@maique Thanks all 'round. i appreciate you chiming in at any time!
@hutaffe Own your embarrassing history!
@JohnPhilpin I used the micro.blog website. I favourited Manton’s post. Then in my favourites list I clicked the embed link. Then create a new post and paste. Not a smooth workflow yet, but good for a proof of concept.
@patrickrhone I'm watching the demo video and building equivalent rules in MailMate as I go. MailMate offers IMAP tags that can be used to faciliate Smart Searches. It's working well.
@patrickrhone No IMAP, no custom domain, it's not for me. I'll stick with Fastmail + Sanebox for the time being.
@mjkaul They look pretty pumped with the new beds! Very cute.
@colinwalker Glad you made it through safely and can only hope the deer can say the same.
@martinfeld Profit is the only motivation!
@JohnPhilpin Thank you so much.
@maique Thanks, and sorry for my somewhat dark tone in that posting. I too hope things improve!
@Gabz Thanks mate! Very kind of you.
@help Add it to the backlog! Always more to do, right?
@martinfeld Thanks mate! Definitely the weirdest birthday reflection I've ever written.
@canion Whoops, I confused myself looking at the post in the posts dashboard, which doesn't render the code. All good on the published HTML page!
@jack It already feels fast. This is not the Microsoft of my youth.
@sarcassem Thank you so much, I'll be sure to tell him. He'll be blown away that somebody in another country heard him.
@jack This has prompted me to try it. I've been using Firefox as my alternate browser - Safari as primary - but I've noticed Safari having more issues and Firefox always seems kind of slow.
@jack I haven't used it, but it is now based on Chromium.
@jack You could try Edge?!?! 😲
@sarcassem My kid loves your podcast. He’s into learning facts, so your shows scratches his itch.
@chaitanya Thank you. Fingers crossed I get it right!
@chaitanya That backlog graph is spot-on.
@Burk I love the skull and crossbones icons!
@greghiggins Thanks. The issue for me is that my podcast is indexed as/titled “Andrew Canion” rather than the name of my podcast, “Keep Practising”.
@greghiggins For your The Unnamed Podcast, did you set up an entirely separate micro.blog account to your personal one?
@joshua That’s a hard pass.
@joejenett I got an error when attempting to submit the form.
@MDonaldson Where in the world is Lake Holden? It’s pretty!
@joejenett I shall check it out.
@joejenett no problem!
@joejenett database connection error?
@MDonaldson Knocking from the cell next door. I hope you stay.
@JohnPhilpin This content was great and it made me think. 👍🏻 Audio quality was not great though - sounds distant and maybe too low a bitrate? I love your accent though.
@StephenZ I've had no issues at all with spam and micro.blog. Are you sure it's linked?
@burk Your latest blog was brilliant. I’m an Australian but born of an American Dad and my 3 siblings were also born in the USA. My father-in-law is a previous Australian Ambassador to the US. It saddens me to see how Trump has led the country down the wrong path. Please vote!
@macgenie @martinfeld It really is terrible; and is a clear demonstration of how leadership can enable behaviours. My heart aches for the USA.
@StephenZ Good to see you here. Hope you stick around!
@yorrike That's good. You know how in the moment you think you're being hilarious... then you reflect...
@yorrike Just to be clear, because Internet text plus cultural variations are weird, I was teasing.
@yorrike Hey man, FU! 🖕🏻
@JohnPhilpin That Jonathan Pie piece is amazing. I’ve never heard of him; he’s brilliant.
@canion Thanks mate! Look closely at the next episode - I’ve gone full niche tech-nerd podcast and included chapter markers with custom artwork, links, etc. Ties in with your most recent episode.
@MitchWagner You’ve inspired me to look at living out of DevonThink again. I’ve set up some buttons on my Stream Deck for common actions and that is already helping.
@MitchWagner I paid for Agenda because of the premise but it frustrates me every time I try to use it. NotePlan is a much better implementation of a similar idea. I rely on DevonThink too but rarely create content directly within it, for no clear reason.
@RogueAmoeba I love SoundSource, Loopback and Audio Hijack. Thanks for making great software.
@MitchWagner Nah, my Facebook activity was pretty light. I never got involved in groups or whatnot. And the comments were all fairly benign. And my feed was mainly reposts rshter than original content. I don’t miss Facebook at all.
@MitchWagner @manton what a great post. I think your ideas about providing a commenting platform are great. I have ditched Facebook and don’t miss it, but I have set up a rule in Inoreader to forward each of my micro.blog posts via email to my wife and mother. That’s the only way either of them will see them. My mom will occasionally reply back to me via the email but if there was a way for her to follow and comment directly via the site I reckon she would do it.
@samgrover That sounds great. Thanks for clarifying!
@samgrover Regarding Mimi, is it possible to interleave text and photos, or do photos go as a block, and additional text as a separate block above/below the photos?
@frostedechoes Great post and you’ve reassured me that I’m not the only one who struggles with Drafts’ mystery meat interface. I’m continuously clicking random icons hoping I get the right one.
@klandwehr So do I. Great minds once again. 🙂
@colinwalker I saw this too, and noticed there was no mention of micro.blog which I think has the potential to be this sort of discovery/hosting solution.
@klandwehr Copycat! 😝
@chet Roam seems to be going that direction too.
@JohnPhilpin That’s one heck of an excellent, thoughtful response.
@MitchWagner I can report that the Inoreader web app on a 10.5” iPad, in expanded view, is great! Marks as read on scroll. Why have I never tried this before?
@MitchWagner I’ve never given that much of a try. I imagine with the new Safari engine in the latest IPadOS it would be good. I’ll give it a try.
@joshuapsteele I use Inoreader with Reeder on iOS. On my Mac the Inoreader web app in the browser is great. As soon as NetNewsWire syncs with Inoreader I am going to try using that on all platforms.
@Jimdab The world replies hi!
@vincent I have had Pi-hole running on a Raspberry Pi for ages and I couldn’t live without it now. Crazy to think my entire network traffic is dependent on a $35 Pi.
@martinfeld I’ll have to give it a listen.
@martinfeld I’ve been going through this thought experiment recently. 6 months ago I switched to an iMac from a MacBook Pro. I don’t think I want to get another laptop for the foreseeable future - although again - if I were, I couldn’t choose between the Air and the (new) 13” Pro. So if I make the iPad the centre of my mobile computing, I’ve been thinking about configurations. When I bought this one, I almost chose the 12.9”, but didn’t. I have always bought cellular versions as well.
Now, looking to the next upgrade cycle I’m really tempted to get the 12.9” WiFi only. But keep that as my “home” laptop and keep this current 10.5” in service as the out-of-office option as it has cellular.
The thing that puts me off is the upgrade cost though - specifically the keyboard. It would be really cool to get the new iPad Keyboard, but man that thing is >$500! And if I get the 12.0” it’s more expensive.
So I am in this quandary where I don’t know what to do. And really, I don’t need to do anything because apart from a battery that isn’t as good as it was, this 10.5” is just fine.
@martinfeld I have an almost identical setup. I have the same iPad stand (bought after I heard about it from Jason Snell), the same Trackpad that I disassociated from my iMac, I recently upgraded to the Logitech MX3 mouse, and I use a 2017 10.5” iPad with keyboard case. Brothers in arms!
@klandwehr So vibrant.
@desparoz What an amazing photo.
@Applegeek That's exactly my experience too. But I'm putting it down to my 'hobby outlet’. Some people do woodworking, others jazz their cars up. Me, I invest in unnecessary computer activities.
@cm I love the graphic presentation. It looks great.
@ryanboren OmniFocus! How did I forget OmniFocus!
@ryanboren I don’t have empirical data but I would guess MailMate, YNAB web app, DEVONthink, BusyCal, Ulysses, Word. And during COVID, Steam.
@Burk comedy gold.
@martinfeld Thanks for the podcast review on Apple Podcasts!
@Burk I won't be jealous, I won't be jealous, I won't be jealous…
@tones “Yay, yummy ice cream!!” Nek minnit...
@JohnPhilpin wow. I know of them from all their podcast advertising.
@JohnPhilpin @macgenie Agreed - it was good to put faces to personas. So many beards! If you want to trial the paid version of Zoom before committing, I have a paid account which we could use for another meetup in the future.
@greghiggins I enjoyed listening. I've subscribed to future shows.
@Gabz Good stuff! Embrace the random!
@sarcassem Your bear seems a lot happier!
@kaa That was cute. Limpets have small legs!
@tones I bugger up voice tone in communication all the time. Great to hear the Kiwi accent.
@NTKF Grumpy Frog!
@ChrisJWilson If your meme goes viral, just drink some disinfectant. It’ll be fine after that.
@Gabz That would be cool.
@jeroensangers That’s a great way to look at it! 👊🏻
@danielpunkass Your older boy is a chip straight off the old block.
@sarcassem I just found your three things podcast. Subscribed!
@sarcassem Thanks! You’re my Number 1️⃣ fan! 👊🏻
@Miraz A micro.blog roundtable podcast with a whole group of us!
@kapsa You should hear my broken French, bon ami!
@billbennettnz Just a quick ping to tell you that I really enjoy your writing. It’s a great blog.
@Gabz I backup all my data to Backblaze, and also to a giant local disk. Additionally my system drive gets a nightly clone with SuperDuper.
@colinwalker I’m on the hunt as well. Please share if you find some good stuff.
@martinfeld He is! 👦🏼 I'm just old. 👴🏻
@martinfeld We need less US-centricity (not easy), more gender diversity (doable?), and less tech enthusiasts (unlikely). I'd love to hear about what life is like in other regions that are less well known. Funny that even the UK doesn’t seem to pop up much.
@martinfeld My biggest worry for micro.blog is that it seems like growth has slowed - I haven't seen too many new users recently. I think it is finding a place as a blog host and aggregator; but not so much as a social network. That means the social tools of liking, etc. aren't so important - but I think Discovery becomes more vital. I want to find the interesting voices on the network - and that is the challenge.
@martinfeld Definitely the white cockatoos/galahs. Then crows, magpies. Pigeons bringing up the rear.
@sarcassem Thanks! It was fun figuring out how to add in the music elements. I’m also discovering how much I say “um” and I know exactly how it looks in a waveform now. Lots of snipping needed.
@MitchWagner Have you been Zoombombing our family catchups?
@sarcassem As soon as I can find a time that isn’t already taken up with work or kids! I hope soon because I want to have another play with my new hobby!
@zap Airplay is a nice idea. I have noticed the app seems to use constant network traffic and eat my battery life.
@Miraz regarding Crosswords, I ended up subscribing to NYTimes. Their iPad app is good though so I am not sure if I need Black Ink. 🧐
@sarcassem Speaking of podcasts... how did your baking turn out?
@sarcassem That’s some great advice. Thanks again. I’ve ordered a pop filter!
@sarcassem Thank you! Probably like most people I hate the sound of my own voice, so it’s hard to get used to. The mic I got - Rode Podcaster - has a pop filter built into it, but I might look into getting an additional one. Once my boom arm finally arrives and I can get things set up properly!
@pat Your mockup looks great. Awesome idea to feature people. I’d love to see this design concept become a reality.
@prologic Intriguing. Where do the shared files get uploaded to? Or is it peer to peer?
@greghiggins Watch for another 30 years or so and you’ll just about know them all. 😆
@greghiggins My team, the Fremantle Dockers, continue their long-running tradition of being hopeless.
@manton we use the free edition of Basecamp to manage our family. I like it but wish they’d offer a mid-tier paid option. I’d snap it up.
@Miraz I’m a jealous Australian. NZ is doing so well, with this issue and many others.
@chet Very cute. Sounds like you have your hands full!
@odd Sounds luxurious.
@martinfeld I hope I can make it happen. Yes my big kid is 8 and he wants to be a YouTube star, so I’m telling him this will be great training!
@martinfeld I mainly want to explore a hobby, having listened to podcasts since the mid-2000s but only ever recorded two of them. I am thinking about using it for a father/son project.
@martinfeld That looks nice but I’m learning that for my environment a dynamic microphone will probably work best. Your audio quality is 💯 though.
@jeroensangers Whoops, I’m looking at the Rode Podcaster - not Procaster. Their product naming needs a rethink!
@jeroensangers Thanks, that’s the mic I’m interested in. Seems like it’s necessary to buy a boom and shock mount as well, though?
@martinfeld What is your podcasting setup? What microphone do you use and do you go straight in with USB, or connect through XLR? Recording onto a Mac or iPad with Ferrite? Inquiring minds...
@kjaymiller Great post. I looked at (Australian) political Twitter the other day for the first time in ages, and after only a few minutes I was angry/sad/depressed/anxious. It’s not good.
@Miraz Thank you!
@miraz What source do you use for your Black Ink puzzles? (I saw your comment on the Tidbits review.)
@vincent Which controller did you get?
@martinfeld I did enjoy the challenge. Some days led to better results than others. Happy to get the pin!
@sexyhermit Love it. Hang time!
@greghiggins Congratulations, you legitimately showed some hurdles! 👍
@mcg Don’t mind if I do!
@pratik I hope Sameer comes back. This is not good.
@vasta I’m pulling an RSS feed of my starred items on Inoreader, and using Goodreads’ HTML widget. Put together on a page built with RapidWeaver.
@vincent I’m no music aficionado. I reckon I’d be pretty nearly in the fat bit of the curve. So why can’t they figure out my tastes better?
@vincent I agree that Spotify is better. But I’ve got a HomePod, and a houseful of iOS devices...
@jemostrom Of course!
@martinfeld He is loving it! Feels like a real big kid now, at the same school as his older brother.
@martinfeld Likewise! My youngest who started kindy this year made a best friend after the first day. 😁
@martinfeld I enjoyed your podcast about friendship-making. It’s a conundrum for sure.
@rosscatrow Brutal. 🏢
@pilch That looks to be an amazing place.
@sarcassem That is a good feature. I already miss Castro’s ability to deselect chapters for playback. Great for ad skipping!
@jack Thanks! Some food for thought. And another rabbit hole for me to fall down...
@jack If I wanted to play with Wallabag and other self-hosted solutions, would I go with something like Linode? Or is there a cheaper/simpler option for a novice?
@martinfeld I do enjoy the building.
@kusters That looks like something out of Star Wars.
@braker1nine I’ve enjoyed the content. Give Little America a go; it grabbed me.
@martinfeld Please don’t take this the wrong way, but little you looks like Alfred E. Neuman.
@martinfeld We clearly love the red/green colour combo.
@martinfeld Hazard alert - blocking’s access tool fire extinguisher!
@AJgloe I can see my house from here.
@sexyhermit That is a beautiful location.
@jeroensangers Thanks! I’ll check it out as well.
@martinfeld I’ve never been a swimmer - only a basketballer. But now I’m of an age where swimming is the only body-friendly option so I’m trying to do it more often.
@martinfeld They’re a new pair, and my first ever! I’ve always just opened my eyes. Goggles are so much better!
@Burk Thanks for the calendar. Beats my text list sitting in Drafts.
@Burk I like this one.
@pratik I really enjoyed the first and have seen it a number of times. This one didn’t have as many laughs. It felt lacking in soul. Sequelitis?
@jack It makes me happy too. That couple looks like they know how to have fun. Doesn't it make you hungry to know more?
@devilgate It still creates .plist files but does provide an option to hide them in the file system. The biggest downside for me is it relies on Dropbox for continuous sync. I don’t use Dropbox anymore. I have it set as it’s own WebDAV server but that requires manual syncing.
@devilgate That’s the direction I’m leaning too. Only thing is that it can’t store files. Which is where NoteBooks could come in handy.
@pyrmont I hate that ‘feature’.
@simonwoods The iCloud sync is a bit janky. It’s not going to replace Day One but I think it can offer some fun.
@simonwoods That DayGram app is beautiful. I had never heard of it but just bought it. I’ve used Day One for years, but the minimalism of DayGram is great.
@martinfeld Not yet but definitely on the agenda.
@martinfeld Good luck with that!
@adders Well, that’s not creepy at all.
@canion Why does Flickr make it so hard to embed an image?
@jack I’m still reading it!
@Gabz I like that analogy of Twitter being like people on a highway! What a great comparison.
@jack That looks great. Printing photos is a lost endeavour, but there’s still something better about it than just looking at them on a screen. It’s probably the permanence.
@martinfeld Happy travels, mate!
@AlanRalph Yours sounds a bit more sane than mine!
@bennorris I really like this. If I could draw I might do the same.
@vasta I hope for your sake you have less app conflict!
@Ron I’m doing it purely for the love - there is no financial imperative whatsoever. So I can let things stew with only my own guilt pushing me forward.
@Miraz what an amazing location. Merry Christmas!
@jack Stop trying to get me to try out another app, Jack! 😬
@smokey I really appreciate these recaps. Thank you for the effort.
@odd I think we kept it up for about a month. It was a fun team to be a part of.
@smokey I’ve sent a join request.
@smokey I remember getting a bookmarklet to grab a link. Is that what you are thinking of?
@BestofTimes did you ever find a way to get a Flickr embed link?
@gannonburgett Agreed! I went in not expecting much given the so-so critical response, but I loved it.
@pratik Your tree looks amazing. Also love the winter weather outside.
@sarcassem I can take no credit for it other than the link. I could never make something like this.
@smokey You got it!
@pratik I did have a beard until about a month ago.
@mdhughes Key decision makers are old out of touch white guys, one may guess?
@mdhughes Well said. First thing I tried to do on that site was subscribe via RSS. I grew up on those comics, I bought books and desk calendars. But I’ll be fucked if I’m going to visit that site daily like an animal. I’m so conditioned to having Pi-Hole plus Safari blockers I just thought it was a nice clean white website. Of course not!
@martinfeld So far, Pixelmator Photo is working best. In-place editing, reasonable filters backed by deeper editing. Plus it has the Machine Learning editing stuff.
@NTKF He peaked with The Price is Right.
@macgenie @pratik The [Australian Morning Show](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheMorningShow(TVprogram) is complete garbage, by the way.
@macgenie @pratik I think we have an actual network TV show called The Morning Show. Maybe there was a copyright/trademark issue?
@pratik It is actually called Morning Wars! The fictional show is called The Morning Show.
@NTKF That is cute.
@prologic It will be interesting to see how the streaming services competition works out.
@prologic $0.00 for 12 months because I bought some new Apple hardware.
@pratik I assumed because it was a Google product I’d have to share my living history with the app.
@martinfeld That’s what I meant. 😞 (How embarrassing)
@martinfeld Work. To be honest I’ll probably see the airport, a hote room and a conference room. 😩
@martinfeld I’m there for two days in January.
@martinfeld Thanks mate. Knowing me, I’ll probably end up rotating through all of them and never settling on any one. Kind of how I deal with notetaking apps…
@odd Pretty certain all micro.blog accounts have the About Me section in the Account page?
@martinfeld Doesn't that need a lot of skill & artistic talent? I want less Photoshop; more Lightroom.
@martinfeld I’ve got that one. It has just never stuck. Maybe I should give it another try.
@Gabz Do you pay for VSCO? I don’t see any value in its social network.
@manton Could micro.blog add a location field on user pages, then have a filter function based on that to support localised discovery?
@blair That’s hilarious! What additional extra occurs in the corners?
@jeroensangers Impressive archiving! I’d be far too embarrassed to consider what I would have been writing back then.
@dancohen I remember playing “office” as a child and wanting one of those so badly. I would see them in movies on the boss man’s desk. They exuded power.
@Gabz and multitasking no less!
@colinwalker Sorry! My bad. You’re welcome to come down anytime, of course.
@prologic That should work but I don’t think it will automatically hit the timeline each time it’s updated.
@prologic Outsourcing!!! 🤗
@prologic so I’ve found another Australian? Excellent!
@prologic Is that an Australian tree? That photo looks as though it could have been taken from outside my lounge room.
@prologic Nailed the colours!
@Mtt For a low $3 (Australian) it sounds like it might be worth a try.
@Mtt I’m a long time user of 1Blocker. Have tried Better. Would Wipr be an upgrade on those?
@zap Please let me know your impression. FF does have some great features and is customisable to no end.
@zap My biggest unsubstantiated gripe with Fiery Feeds is that I felt it ate my battery. But I have no evidence.
@bradenslen Absolutely, well put.
@martinfeld You’re big time now. First Gruber, now ATP. Don’t forget us little people, okay?
@martinfeld Is that you getting a shout out on ATP? The Mac Pro episode, no less!
@odd I needed you with me yesterday.
@martinfeld All the Twitter clones: Pownce, Jaikuu, Path, foursquare, etc. My 1Password vault is probably a wasteland of dead logins. I deleted my original Twitter account but now have a new one primarily focused on NBL basketball.
@martinfeld Enjoyed your latest podcast. My journey mirrors yours. I was a joiner of networks but now I have wound right back.
@philly I use 1Password for Families, but I can't use it on the work network. I can't imagine my online life without 1Password!
@martinfeld Can you speak to my wife please?
@martinfeld Now I want to get a stereo pair set up. 💸
@Gabz that place looks fun. And I’m always amazed about the low cost of American restaurant dining.
@Gabz Thanks - I’m curious!
@Gabz Your random place link isn’t working.
@simonwoods Finder is quick but fiddly. My solution is Launchbar. Blazing fast file access and navigation via the keyboard.
@cygnoir Holidailies - what a great play on words! I look forward to reading.
@martinfeld Added to the top of my queue in Castro.
@macgenie @rosemaryorchard Has anybody heard from WhenWorks about why they are closing down? I assume lack of revenue, but it's a shame they haven't shared any insights. I've moved to Harmonizely since it supports Fastmail but it is more expensive than WhenWorks.
@vasta Thank you my friend!
@pratik That is a nice looking theme. Also well-done for the curated transfer. That’s a good approach although labour intensive!
@martinfeld Fresh Ruminator content just seems to land in your lap.
@adoran2 Thanks so much! It was fun to do as my first ever podcast.
@Miraz @macgenie That’s probably right. We might add in a “yeah, nah” as a prefix.
@bradenslen I will take a look at all of those. Safari stupidly locks down its default search engine list to preselected entries in a preferences drop down. The closest you can get is to set an alternative engine as a home page, but it's not nearly as good.
@bradenslen I think DDG has gotten worse over the year I’ve been using it. In fact, just a couple of days ago I changed my default back to Google. I’d use Startpage if I could set it as a Safari default.
@adders Yes! I finally got mine too!
@joejenett I've rewritten my post to provide references and add a bit more of my own actual thinking - not what I thought was my own thinking!
@joejenett I have to confess a mea culpa. The article component was not my work. My introduction was, and the point about me having emailed into the show was correct. But the reason I had a hard time recalling that post was because it wasn't mine - it was something I clipped from Shawn Blanc. My bad. So embarrassing.
@joejenett Based on the notification I got for your message, I thought for a moment that micro.blog had introduced likes.
@philly Haha! I figured we’d be in flow by the end of the month, so finish it with some challenging stuff.
@JohnPhilpin After I completed Inktober I realised I needed another challenge, so I created a Blogvember prompt list. Then I was gazumped by @macgenie 😜
@vasta I’m sticking with Day One for memories because the UX is so well-tuned for exactly that purpose.
@BestofTimes I’m not sure it does stand out. I think it’s just my general addiction searching for the perfect notes app. Yesterday I built a mind map of all my notes apps!
@jmreekes What do you use Standard Notes for? I have so many Notes apps. How does it fit in your workflow?
@joshsullivan I've been using Day One for years, but I'm always a little bit frightened that my data will either be lost or revealed. I don't store anything in it that would be damaging if released and I do make regular PDF backups. I bought the DevonThink 3 upgrade so I'm trying to use that as much as possible to get my money's worth.
@joshsullivan Sounds intriguing. I don’t think I personally have a direct use for Standard Notes, but now I’m curious about it anyway. I have too many note taking options already! I’m addicted!
@joshsullivan That should keep you going. Do you use it alongside The Brain etc.? Or is it more like a Day One replacement?
@philly I am loving your Blogvember posts - you are producing better pieces than me!
@martinfeld I liked the adventure and gadgets stuff; rock walls, secret paths etc. We’ve got a weasely character to hate. Some of the elements we need to hand-wave past, like why priests bother dressing in a uniform way. Ironically I find the seeing baby stuff the least interesting aspect.
@smokey present company included. 💯
@martinfeld Oh yeah, of course! Sometimes I forget about Internet culture.
@smokey Thanks. I did some research but it seems my UPS doesn’t identify itself as such to the Mac so that element of the preference pane doesn’t appear. So it seems I’m stuck with their ugly (but to be fair, effective) software.
@frankm Thanks for the info. It’s making me think 🤔 if I weren’t around, there is a lot of home stuff (particularly tech) that would quickly fall into disrepair!
@frankm I’ve got a Pi3 running Pi-hole. I’m curious about your mention of a family wiki. Can you elaborate? What sort of stuff do you keep in it?
@johnjohnston Haha, nice take on the unrequited challenge!
@martinfeld Playing it now. I like the first track.
@martinfeld I’ve listen to spoken word radio to fall asleep since I was a kid. First stories on tape, then AM talk radio, then BBC. Now it’s usually a BBC podcast.
@martinfeld I like falling asleep to BBC World Service programs.
@cleverdevil I can never figure out when something should be a thread versus in the main channel. So no, they suck.
@gr36 Like a linear mind map. i.e. 1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1, etc. Infinite nested rows that can be folded up, reorganised, etc.
@wreing Thanks for that. They both sound good. D’oh!
@chet I have mine set up through git - not Dropbox - so I write in iA Writer and then publish using Working Copy, coordinated through Files integration.
@ohthatcourtney Welcome aboard.
@SteveSawczyn I don’t know anybody who cares that much about security, can get over the implementation hump, and doesn’t think iMessage is fine.
@colinwalker I’m challenged by this as well. Having to attend the Perth Royal Show this year I particularly noticed it - an increasing heartbeat and the feeling of being compressed from all sides. I used to fight it; now I accept it and listen to what my mind/body needs and worry less about negative judgement if I decide to step away.
@cdevroe Konnichi wa
@atetlaw Perth represent!
@jeannie So you don’t think I should have an A record for www?
@jeannie I’ve got A records for www.andrewcanion.com and *.andrewcanion.com. I tried creating an .htaccess file to create a 301 redirect but that was what caused things to break.
@jeannie Such a similar technology history! I had a C64, then Amiga, then Packard Bell! My step-dad also brought home a suitcase phone!!
@danielpunkass Thanks Daniel - status bar enabled now!
@colinwalker Well said. 👏🏻
@Miraz I love that you have a community blog. Usually this sort of stuff all just goes to Facebook.
@chet what is your reasoning for that?
@danielpunkass Off the top of my head (from my iPhone without looking at MarsEdit!): styled markdown; visual indicator of posts <280 characters versus longer titled posts; some method of tracking/linking/cross-referencing @usernames; markdown image management (unless this exists already?); character counter in editor.
@martinfeld Both options look amazing. I'm guessing that is not from a chain restaurant that I would find here in Perth?
@vasta Congratulations! Marriage is like a fine wine.
@Mtt Sounds like he deserves a prize! What a champ.
@AngeloStavrow Thanks for the video link. I’ve added it to my reading(?) queue.
@smokey That’s exactly what it stands for. They are independently owned supermarkets, backed by a centralised supply organisation.
@smokey You Americans, thinking the world revolves around you! 😛
@pratik Our minds went in the same direction with this prompt.
@martinfeld Oh yeah, I’ve had huntsman spiders in my car before. Pro tip: don’t park under gum trees. I think they move out of the tree in favour of the car.
@hutaffe I used DokuWiki for a while, but found it needed a lot of gardening. Also it’s incompatibility with Markdown was annoying. While there are plugins, they often created more friction than it was worth. I’ve gone back to plain text notes and DEVONThink.
@pratik It’s funny now you explain it!!!
@smokey Thanks mate! Those links have given me some options to work with.
@help I am trying to figure a good workflow for managing image uploads that are part of a longer post. Currently relying on MarsEdit to get the image uploaded and included within the body of the post. Is that the best way? Is there a way to browse uploaded files?
@twelvety Especially when each one of those terrible RAW photos takes >20Mb disk space!
@johnjohnston Interesting to see how our minds took a somewhat similar approach to the prompt, considering the place of technology as a memory support. Also, why is my site blocked? I’m innocuous!
@twelvety I have about 15 years of RAW files on my NAS (and backed up elsewhere). Many of them are terrible. Most of the good ones had a jpg buddy which now live in Apple Photos. Now I seem to just shoot HEIC/HEIF. The efforts of RAW seems like something from another time.
@amit It’s easy. Just buy a cabin in the woods.
@philly Thanks for sharing my Blogvember prompt list. Nice to see it gaining momentum! I look forward to reading other's entries.
@martinfeld Skinny flat white with one, thanks mate.
@galexa That is excellent!
@Gabz This is great. I self-edit before I start writing and end up not publishing at all. I shouldn’t take it so seriously.
@jeannie In Australia?
@jeannie These are public (i.e. government operated) schools, so I don’t believe they supply devices.
@joshsullivan They’re so expensive though!
@Mikehendley Thanks! As a rank amateur I had no idea how long a drawing took for a real artist.
@Mikehendley How long does it take you to draw something like this?
@vasta some great article links this week, thanks.
@galexa I’ve not thought through implementation details... I was blogging a couple of times a month but I’ve done nothing over the past couple of months.
@kaa I’ve done Movember before but no way am I willing to try Nanowrimo
@adders That was an interesting post. Also a good reminder as I tend to fall into the trap of overthinking my blogging efforts.
@jeannie Happy Birthday!
@manton I love the outliner approach. I would be happy to have such a setup.
@Mikehendley You’re a great artist, Mike.
@amit I read the whole thing but I can’t imagine getting through it on audio. There were periods where it was a grind.
@galexa if it’s out, that’s just artistic license.
@galexa I haven’t done perspective drawing since I was in high school. We used to set vanishing points and then draw streetscapes with set squares and pencils. I loved doing them.
@becky So cute! I love it.
@galexa This was exactly what I wanted to draw for Frail, but I lacked the requisite skill.
@jemostrom That weird reply button; the action buttons scroll with the message; when I delete a mail it takes me back to a weird thread view.
@klandwehr I know that problem. My mind’s eye is a great artist, but my hands let the team down.
@Mikehendley This is incredible!
@smokey Thanks! I’m no artist, but I’m enjoying this daily challenge.
@joshsullivan I look forward to your reports on The Brain 11. I never did buy it, and today I’ve dropped AU$250 on DEVONthink Pro 3, so probably won’t, but I’m still intrigued by it.
@jack I can relate.
@jack The one thing I can't find with respect to Curio are great examples of how others use it. I'd love to gain inspiration from others.
@galexa That’s a fun interpretation.
@AJgloe As a Sandgroper I love this map!
@manton I struggled to enjoy WCF. Played a few levels, got frustrated, and deleted it.
@w3bk3rn3l I just “favourited” your post but if I hadn’t told you, you wouldn’t know. That, I think, is also good!
@cm Wow, a one guy show? I assumed it was a group searching for that sweet VC cash.
@cm Nice website. Carrd seems interesting but how does it differ from about.me? The pitch looks similar.
@smokey Haha! I certainly didn’t see any!
@bradenslen You’re a glass half-full kind of guy!
@hjertnes I’m going the other way and about to give up my Flickr Pro because I never use it. I seem to never go beyond iCloud Photo Sharing these days.
@robertbrook when you’ve got a good parking spot it’s really hard to give it up.
@matthewlang I sent Basecamp a support request asking them to consider an individual/family paid option, but I’ve not had a response.
@matthewlang it’s new. Ive been using it for our family and it’s great. Now I just want a paid family plan that offers a bit more, but for less than the business pricing.
@vasta You are such a good writer. I never saw you on Jaiku or Pownce, but glad to have found you here on micro.blog.
@smokey Yeah, I think it is a kind of banksia. Plenty of types of them around Australia. It’s pretty big - about the size of a large fist.
@martinfeld Ok, that’s pretty cute.
@vincent I use the YNAB philosophy. Here in Australia an author named Scott Pape, aka “The Barefoot Investor” has sold millions of copies of his book teaching families about sensible saving. It is highly regarded.
@smokey I'm ready for it to be our turn. Tired of being cold.
@martinfeld I like that they haven’t implemented any safety measures. No nanny state!
@cdevroe Unrelated: I find it jarring that you don't have a Scottish accent, like I imagine. I mean, c'mon, your name is Colin Devroe! Surely you see where my imagination is coming from!? 😁
@cdevroe Golf. I spent 3 years playing it consistently - but now I haven't touched the clubs for about 18 months.
@martinfeld And she lets you buy a second HomePod. Can she have a chat with my wife?
@martinfeld She sounds like a good woman. 🤗
@martinfeld Stop tempting me to shell out money, Feld.
@gerwitz missed opportunity!
@gerwitz which nation is that?
@seishonagon when capital and neoliberalism outweigh labour this kind of thing can happen.
@vasta Thanks mate.
@vasta Utilising my holidays helps me manage my mental health, which is an ongoing battle I face.
@ryanboren Thank you for this post, full of great resources. As a parent of a child with autism who is in early primary school, so much of this is relevant to his experience. The noise, the overwhelm, the constancy of things happening through the day is a challenge for him.
@Ron I'm guilty of the nerdy tech-talk, but bravo for your commentary here. It is great to have more diversity here at micro.blog. You've made me think about what I can add to my posts to bring more life and variability of content. Thanks!
@joshsullivan I get that. I’m still annoyed that iA doesn’t even support TextExpander.
@joshsullivan They are quite interchangeable but I use iA for writing blogs, drafts, etc and I have 1Writer linked to my notes that feed into The Archive on the Mac. I like them both but I know it’s so redundant.
@DazeEnd I tried that but it was so slow compared with Safari that I gave up.
@adders They are ready to seat a lot of customers.
@jmreekes I love seeing how different people configure their screens and what apps get prominence. Thanks for sharing.
@ulysse That looks a lovely location.
@mrbeefy I used to subscribe. You mentioning it has got me tempted to bring it back.
@BestofTimes I never used Mailsmith but I imagine I would have liked it.
@hollyhoneychurch Well that's something I've never seen before. Very cool!
@joshsullivan I was lucky enough to be within the free upgrade window.
@peroty Thanks for the shout-out!
@LJPUK This annoys me too. They’ve got the username framework, it seems an obvious improvement.
@cm Thank you, but I’m no expert either. We’re all learning through life together!
@hjertnes do you have a favoured philosophical approach? What don’t you like about stoicism?
@macsparky mentions meeting somebody from my hometown - Perth, Australia at MacStock. I want to know who that was!
@jemostrom “Functional Design” 😂
@joshsullivan My work also uses Exchange/O365. I have been able to use Mailmate to access their server via IMAP.
@oyam That is the exact same setup I had before travelling down this particular rabbit hole.
@oyam What do you use now? I'm undecided about SpamSieve - it does seem to be an 'old fashioned' way of managing this problem now that the cloud and mobile devices are so prevalent.
@gerwitz I still strongly recommend Fastmail so you are in the clear!
@gerwitz Not at all. Just bored and tinkering. The typical nerd dilemma. I started enjoying MailMate and it sent me down this particular rabbit-hole.
@Blot Sleep is important. I'm not in any rush! Thanks for investigating.
@Burk Blot's had a bit of downtime recently, hasn't it. I'm not too fussed by it, but still interesting to note.
@Gabz Put me down for Fastmail as well. I've been a customer for a few years now. It's web app is solid, but I mainly use it through IMAP (and CalDAV/CardDAV).
@klandwehr I recently changed my Blot host to git. I edit posts in iA Writer, then sync with git using SourceTree by Atlassian. I used git at the command line to learn it, then used GitHub Desktop for a while, but SourceTree was the nicest native experience. The whole process is more manual than Dropbox because you have to intentionally commit and push changes to the server, but it's not that hard. On iOS, I even went ahead and got the app Working Copy, which provides a git sync into the Files app so that I can use iA Writer on the iPad and access my full history of Blot posts there too.
@manton This is a great feature that I didn't know I wanted, but now I'm glad to have it.
@Mattfinlayson I don’t have a template or anything. I just write short reflections on how I felt, things my kids did, events, etc. I add photos and use the activity feed to add geolocation.
@eli Living large!
@bennorris Sydney I presume? I’m curious as I’m a management consultant (but in Perth) and I sometimes work with companies who need this kind of product.
@bennorris Nice post. Your business seems a great place to work. I’ve not heard of OC Tanner, but interesting to see they are working with Aussie companies.
@johnbrayton I’m going to miss this podcast and their accents.
@jack Congratulations! I hope you had a wonderful day, and enjoy your life together. 🥂
@flexnib Insomnia is the worst, especially when you start ruminating about not being able to sleep. The anxiety around the need to sleep grows... Argh!
@Burk Both still have 🦋 keyboards. 👎🏻
@cdevroe You must have fast hands.
@handy Wherever additional signs exist, the design has failed. This seems to happen in hospitals most often. Why would they not replace the '1' button with an 'L' button?
@aa I can relate to the LEGO background.
@Blot Life would be boring if everything just worked, right?
@jamesdasher I have them each on a separate domain, with the RSS for my Blot site feeding into my micro.blog feed. I have recently transferred a previous Wordpress install to micro.blog. I probably need to restructure my setup, because now my ‘professional’ writing is mixed in with my micro posts. Blot is great for long posts that you want to integrate media into in specific ways and places.
@Blot No problem mate. Well done getting it fixed.
@Burk My Blot site is down as well.
@bradenslen Bloglines! I used that for ages until Google Reader lured me away. Wow, I’m old.
@Miraz That is one sweet ride. NZ does such a great job with business innovation.
@bradenslen I remember IceRocket!
@joejenett I enjoy your links. I wish there was a search engine just for blogs (maybe there is one?) but without that, human curation and sharing is the best way to discover interesting, independent thoughts.
@Ron I know nothing about Bob Dylan, but I know that I liked this post, Ron. Thanks for sharing.
@rnv I like this idea. Tagging everybody in a micro.blog conversation is tedious as the app doesn’t support this automatically, so you have to remember all the names to include. I also like the idea of micro.blog creating a tent pole around conversations which is a nice point of difference from Twitter, etc. and it highlights the community nature of this service.
@ayjay When have the Nets ever shown any trade smarts? How much did they pay Deron Williams?
@pratik I'm going to have to watch that now. I'm not a Bollywood regular, but when I do watch, I generally enjoy them.
@mangochutney That would have to be the nerdiest flame war of all time. Inoreader FTW! 🔥🔥🔥
@bgrinter All those stickers, and I literally applied my first ever one today. I decided my 2013 MacBook was old enough that I could risk doing it!
@jack How the heck did I miss that? Thank you!
@Miraz It just keeps getting better! Well done on your work with this site. It will be a great resource for people.
@matpacker Try NoteBooks by Alfons Schmidt. That might work for you - but be aware it needs Dropbox for sync.
@amit I was hoping MarsEdit might solve this itch for me as it integrates with micro.blog. But it doesn’t work well with Markdown, and doesn’t even render it in its preview pane.
@amit My wife put me onto this podcast this morning. I’m halfway through the first episode and it is as riveting as the show - which I’ve only watched two episodes of, so no spoilers please!
@Miraz This is a good one! I’m going to play along with this one, because the lack of pagination has been annoying me.
@danielpunkass You just made my wife and I hungry.
@aa Great stuff, looks nice out.
@jamesshelley That is good news. I'm pleased that you are still active and writing. I try to do the same but perhaps not quite as well.
@martinfeld Congratulations. That straw situation has rumination written all over it. Almost like they knew you needed content.
@aa They go on your timeline but by the date it was posted to Instagram. So they mix in with existing posts - not all at the top of the feed.
@camiel I just checked one of them now. It is 1080 x 1080.
@manton I appreciate the great work you are doing. Thank you.
@cz Ha! So you’re either two better, or two worse, than me!
@jack Wow, that's a game changer. Thank you so much for sharing that.
@jack Thanks for that screenshot. So it stores it as a package file - not as folders/files?
@jack I need to figure out that cloud to NAS workflow.
@galexa It was slow to move between photos for editing, its low light performance introduced noise and it changed my mouse pointer into a really ugly shape.
@jack @oyam @galexa @Bruce I might have to eat humble pie. I’ve tried so hard with On1 but it sucks compared to Lightroom. The others are too expensive for my hobbyist budget. This might mean I have to pay the Adobe tax. I also created a new Lightroom library and it is much snappier without 60k photos.
@jack Haha, well that’s a tall glass of reality you just served me! 😝
@joshsullivan Sorry it didn’t work out for you. I e never had those problems, but I’ve never pushed it to the extent you have either.
@joejenett Thanks Joe, that’s beautifully put. Hannah appreciated your words.
@joshsullivan Good shopping, and well done getting it configured. I set mine up so long ago that I can’t remember how to do it now. I have continued to use Resilio for cold storage - not yet as a complete Dropbox replacement. That is the job of iCloud Drive at the moment. I do like that Resilio on iOS acts as a file provider.
@mattbirchler Nice video. I’m only half-way through my first play through. I’m not a gamer, and I’m taking it slow to enjoy the ride.
@twelvety Your post about the Field Notes folio appeared in my feed reader. Now that you mention it, that was old, wasn’t it?!
@twelvety That’s some Australian made Bellroy quality right there!
@danielpunkass what could it possibly be? 🤔
@twelvety I tried Typora a while ago, but it seemed buggy. I imagine things have progressed since then.
@joshsullivan I had found a KM macro for BBEdit to support markdown bold, italics and links - but not this one. Thanks!
@smokey thanks for putting this together; it’s really great. 👏🏻
@jack He looks an org-mode kind of guy.
@klandwehr This is a much healthier place.
@rmcrob Great post. I love your line “Every doctrine needs some error bars around it.”
@joejenett Ah, treat it like a markdown link. Clearly I’m the thick-skulled one. I was offput by the fact that 1Writer sees it as a link when it is included stand-alone. Thank you!
@rmcrob No extra files from NotePlan for me. It’s been rock solid. Sorry I can’t help with that one.
@joejenett I just want the link to open the document. So I can use it as a system-wide hyperlink.
@gerwitz I have actually just configured iA Writer on my iPad in the same way. Looks like I might be swinging towards iA. One thing I have noticed, is that iA Writer doesn’t seem to respect x-callback URLs as clickable in its Markdown Preview. I have documents with links to DEVONthink files. In 1Writer they become clickable, but in iA Writer they are not so.
@amit I was so unexcited to watch that movie, then ended up loving it. The animation was captivating. A good level of fan service as well, such as incorporating Spider Ham.
@amit Apparently David at Blot has received a lot of requests for different clients since the Dropbox changes. I think he is going to work on Google Drive / OneDrive / FTP options. Unfortunately iCloud doesn’t offer the necessary APIs.
@grayareas @kaa I love the look of iA Writer. I own it for iOS. But every time I try to use, I feel like it is fighting me. For instance, no support for TextExpander on iOS. I end up going back to 1Writer on iOS and not wanting to spend $50 for it on macOS, in the fear I will confront the same sort of challenges.
@amit That's exactly what I'm looking to use git for. Blot is the only reason I have Dropbox. It’s recent bloat has pushed me over the edge and I want it removed from my system.
@odd Thank you, and you’re welcome!
@joshsullivan Thanks mate!
@martinfeld I love mine and if I had the spare cash would love to have another.
@martinfeld No shame in that, cheese grater-head!
@martinfeld having kids is a motivator.
@twelvety Thank you!
@martinfeld Not often enough. Maybe once a month, if that?
@aa I like this post, and I agree with your philosophy. And you’re right, the community here is great. I still feel like I’ve only scratched the surface in terms of finding all the interesting people on the platform.
@joshsullivan I bought it a few years ago when it was BitTorrent Sync. I have now somehow ended up with a perpetual single user licence running Sync Home Pro.
@joshsullivan The interface is definitely “unique”. Once you get it set up though, it just runs quietly with no problems. I’ve had it running on my NAS for years with no issues. I occasionally load it on my Mac to offload data and leave just the file stubs, then quit it again.
@joshsullivan Thanks for that, which all sounds extremely reasonable. You also answered a question I hadn’t yet asked, about Drafts. I had already looked for a git action in the directory and come up blank, so you have confirmed for me that that is a no go.
@jack So it seems that git was a gateway drug. I feel like I have a million scratch pads already, but while I bet I would never use a text factory, the name is cool!
@Blot I have accounts for both but don't actually use either of them for desktop syncing. I'm going to have a real go at using git - it will keep my brain active and flexible!
@joejenett I’ve not been updating mine either. I’ve been capturing notes and information into DEVONthink again.
@pratik That is gorgeous. I’m energising the transporter!
@joshsullivan That’s a good workaround. I’ve been trying to use their default workflow to see if I could come to grips with it, but I think your smart groups solution might be necessary.
@aa I use it for work and personal with multiple databases. I’ve probably been using it for 7-8 years?? I’ve tried other software from time-to-time, but always comes back to DEVONthink.
@aa I live in DEVONthink. It almost replaces the Finder for me.
@jack I was a three-pane guy. I just don’t like the separation of the Inboxes from the database. I end up ‘losing’ documents far too often.
@smokey I think you are right - you've got to follow the money to find the incentives. Also, many of the webhosts are focused on selling to businesses which results in them offering different 'plans'. Hence you have the tyrrany of choice introduced. And legacy systems abound also - billing systems, cPanel and Plesk systems, etc. etc. all with a dash of lipstick on the homepages to make them seem slick and ‘responsive’. But under it all, the SSL certificate is a commodity good.
@Litzabel Hi! Welcome aboard. 🙋♂️
@manton Has the swipe gesture to follow conversations been deprecated in favour of the pop-up? (I could swipe on mac, couldn’t I? I'm sure I could, but now having doubts as to my memory)
@joejenett Thank you. I did have an automatic method setup but I recently changed my theme, which I think has broken the hack. I shall have to investigate. Thanks again!
@joshsullivan I noodled around with my WebDAV server and got it sort of working. But I didn't have a lot of confidence in it. Then I realised I am a Fastmail customer and they offer 10Gb of WebDAV storage! Rate limiting is making initial upload a little frustrating, but once I get the initial sync done it should work well. And it seems faster than Dropbox. Not as fast as local, of course, but not bad. And easy configuration.
@joshsullivan Thanks for that, I might have to give it another try. Does it still work when you are back on the home network? I recall some troubles I had with trying to get a port forwarded connection to work while on the LAN.
@joshsullivan Do you use WebDAV outside the home? I couldn’t get it to work, plus the security risks worried me. This does mean that I get consistent WebDAV sync errors when my iPad can’t connect when not on my home wifi though.
@canion I’ve just noticed that Safari Reading List has a “save for offline” feature, at least in iOS. Surprising!
@matpacker Dropbox for all-hours access, NAS with WebDAV for at-home sync of non-mission critical databases.
@matpacker it’s still a work in progress. I might try writing something up on my blog.
@vasta I only have the free version of Instapaper so don’t have full-text search. I own DEVONthink which is awesome at finding serendipitous connections between documents. It’s really hard to get articles out of Instapaper so best not to put them in in the first place.
@martinfeld I’m going to watch on delay! I’m too old for 1am Perth time.
@tones Easy win for the Eagles today. But I’m actually a Dockers fan!
@pratik That makes sense. Some things are not for automating.
@bgrinter I was the same in the early 1980s. About the only difference now are a lot more “toys included” and online ordering!
@pratik I take it that this is a manual process then? There aren’t any automations available to help?
@JohnPhilpin You’re welcome. I read the first edition and it is right in my wheelhouse.
@JohnPhilpin I hope it isn’t done via Marzipan. I’m an old curmudgeon who likes his Mac running ‘traditional’ apps; not a newfangled mishmash.
@galexa Not late - just corroboration! Thank you for your input.
@vasta Good point! I occasionally try to bring Drafts into my workflow, and then promptly forget about it again. You are right, this sort of problem is exactly what Drafts has been designed to solve.
@smokey I do have a memory of looking into this once before and I think it might have something to do with http versus https
@smokey Glad to be of service. The way links work has me baffled, though.
@ChrisJWilson I think it is better than Agenda, but doesn’t seem to get the same level of attention.
@rmcrob I’m also enjoying it. Putting low effort tasks in it instead of OmniFocus. It has replaced an OmniOutliner file I was using for a daily log.
@Ron Not the national result we wanted with our Conservative party winning. For my wife it is very tight but seems like it might just fall the wrong way.
@martinfeld Thanks mate. She has the family heritage but she is also brilliant in her own right!
@joshsullivan Thanks mate. A national election is a big day.
@jack I couldn’t go with iA Writer and Ulysses for the same reasons as you, but MMDC is a great option that doesn’t get the same fanfare.
@jack you should try Multimarkdown Composer.
@jack So you’ve ditched DEVONthink just as they release a sparkling new version?
@martinfeld My kid played with their kid, which led to mutual parent chat, which led to genuine honest conversation.
@twelvety Sometimes you've just gotta buy! And Bellroy is an Australian company, so I'm good with it.
@jack That’s a great photo.
@jeremycherfas I would recommend you reach out to their support team with that question.
@joshsullivan Yeah, that shallow link gets me every time.
@joshsullivan I find the micro.blog notifications to be unreliable also.
@jack I haven’t seen LumaFusion - I will take a look. Like all my video projects though, this is a once-off, so I won’t be subscribing to Rush for any length of time.
@amit The Inoreader web app is really good.
@amit it’s actually a pretty cool feature if you dig into it, though. It’s all on-device machine learning.
@nitinkhanna I think it was about $4.50 (Australian). It wasn’t much.
@nitinkhanna I’ve bought it for iOS and also bought the PDF reader IAP. I’m currently using the beta version of the upcoming new Mac release which I will also buy.
@nitinkhanna What about Notebooks by Alfons Schmidt? Like DEVONthink Jr. it syncs with Dropbox and can save in PDF or web archives. It supports highlighting and markup.
@nitinkhanna I’ve turned off background sync within the app, and have the interval set to 240 minutes anyway, so don’t think it’s that.
@nitinkhanna I use Inoreader. The problem I noticed with Fiery Feeds was that it seemed very heavy on my battery. It’s endlessly customisable though.
@Miraz That is gorgeous.
@brenton No reliance on butterfly keyboard switches there!
@martinfeld Almost at the end of her life. She is 14.
@klandwehr That’s what I keep trying to tell myself between bouts of sadness!
@martinfeld I’m lucky enough to not have to travel for work, so I’m a bit out of the loop. Our commutes are generally shorter than Sydney though, so there’s not as much of it over here. Mainly pay to play games and social media use.
@adrianizq The Fastmail spam filtering improves over time as its Bayesian filter improves.
@beck I'm not a Tinderbox user (yet!).
@jack I’m not clever enough for that, but I do like and use RapidWeaver.
@cleverangel I love that your boy is wearing a Mario t-shirt!
@rmcrob I’m still using Notebooks as well. I like it as a “mini Devonthink” that has faster cloud syncing.
@petebrown I’ve put all my text files in iCloud and linked them into iA Writer on iOS, and The Archive on my Mac.
@joshsullivan You’re welcome! Financial acumen for the win.
@joejenett The Tiddly Gang. The least fearsome gang ever. 🤣
@phill The Archive would be the app you probably want.
@cheri Best movie ever. I’ve watched it so many times, and it never gets old.
@martinfeld @macgenie I’m looking forward to listening to this one. #teamaustralia
@joejenett I’m following along with your wiki(s) already!
@collin Nice colour! I hope you’ve loaded up on bandaids to help with the blisters during the break-in process! Doc Martens are super comfortable... after week 2!
@matpacker Excellent! Be sure to share your URL if you are going public with it!
@johnjohnston I get this too. My guess is it has something to do with HEIF/HEIC image formats that Apple has adopted.
@vasta That’s a wonderful mosque. What a terrible week. Intolerance and hatred has no place in my life.
@jack Definitely good for Windows. The default email client is not great.
@syneryder Thanks. It was the Thunderbird roots that put me off v3. I guess one file per email is more flexible for an interoperability point of view?
@martinfeld Oh my. A dyslexic’s nightmare.
@pyrmont Privacy is paramount, right? 🤔
@joshsullivan I’ve had that Nikon for years, and it replaced a previous Nikon body I had. Nowadays, I wouldn’t bother with a dSLR due to bulk and sensor dust. My sensor is filthy but it’s too hard to clean! Picture quality is so good on smaller cameras now I’d get one of those.
@rmcrob Fair enough. It would be good if it supported iCloud.
@rmcrob I hadn’t noticed an issue with Notebooks syncing. I’m just using the Dropbox option.
@rmcrob Do you just create a single file per day?
@nathanrhale Think about all the free time you are getting back!
@billbennettnz Australia’s destroyed NBN opportunity says 👋
@jack I’ve got over a decade of photos on my NAS and organised nearly into linked folders on LR Classic. I have no idea what to do when LR New just throws shit into the cloud in a big ol’ bucket.
@vishae I’m giving up on Bear. I don’t like the tagging, and the lack of typewriter mode is a killer. Mind you, now I’m in a state of confusion about where to keep my random notes, a so haven’t found my ideal replacement.
@kaa I didn’t see those - I have a Raspberry Pi running Pi-hole ad blocker so it must have taken care of them!
@kordumb @jack Ooh, I am going to have to try this as well.
@martinfeld I bought Carrot. It’s already making me question my own existence.
@martinfeld Thanks! That might be enough to finally convince me to try it. It hardly ever rains in Perth, anyway. 😅
@martinfeld How does Carrot do with Australian weather? I know it doesn’t use BOM data - does it still get the forecast right?
@oyam Achievement unlocked!
@mrbeefy Thanks for sharing this link. It’s a great article about an issue of growing concern. It's for this reason that I am generally happy to pay for my services now, and avoid the "free" providers.
@jack For years it was built on a literal wiki platform. He had namespaces, updated entries as required, etc. He has rebuilt it and it’s still some kind of wiki under the covers. But it definitely reads more like a blog.
@pratik That’s a nice photo. I’ve long wanted to visit Oregon.
@frankm Amen! I invested in a Steelcase Gesture last year and it is so much better than what I was using before. Expensive, but worth it.
@pratik Yes, it's Blot and I didn't do anything special. I just used the standard 'sharing' embed code that Flickr provides on its page where the photo details can be seen.
@rmcrob Ha! To be fair, that photo - while taken in Perth - is not representative of this region in general. It’s a place called Araluen that due to its particular location has a very unique microclimate that allows for more greenery than generally grows in these parts.
@eli Typos only ever appear after publishing.
@rmcrob Only my YNAB budget and trying to squeeze in another subscription.
@smokey Thanks for reading my post. I forgot about Blot’s live publishing and I created this file by duplicating last month’s file. I wonder if that messed up the feed link?
@joshsullivan I think they’re taking “opinionated design” a little too literally.
@chet I just finished mine!
@petebrown That’s a very sensible approach. Thanks for suggesting that.
@joshsullivan I really enjoy The Brain, but I didn’t particularly like using it as a daily journal. I think I spent too much time fiddling with connections!
@joshsullivan I’ve requested TextExpander support as well. I hold out little hope. I also wish they’d stop trying to be purists about Dropbox integration on iOS.
@grassdog Better late than never! 🙃
@Burk Cool, thank you. I have a 27” Cinema Display from about 2011. While it’s still great for what it is, it isn’t retina. So I definitely need a new screen.
@vanessa That’s amazing!
@Burk Does that include the cost of the monitor, keyboard, etc? I’ve got to make a similar decision soon and I don’t want to get it wrong!
@jack Wow. Although I think the laptop walking pack is a bridge too far!
@Burk My wife and I each have 2013 MacBook Pros. I use an iPad Pro extensively. Whenever I do the calculations on a new Mac, I end up with the iMac being a better deal. What made you choose an mini over an iMac?
@jack Oh, I believe you will. 😀
@joshsullivan Thanks, I was curious as to whether I was missing out on some cool tech that TW offers, but seems not. 🙌🏻
@kalmir Is your Wiki public?
@jack Yeah, I like this TW feature. My DokuWiki has a 'recent changes' page, but it's a little buried.
@twelvety I love the wikitown name. At this rate we are going to need a wiki meetup. Just out of interest, are you able to find my changes easily? I like how TW makes those easy to see. Dokuwiki has a change log and I publish an RSS feed. How do you find my changes?
@joshsullivan It had always been an annoyance for me, but it would always bother me when I was in the middle of something else and never in a frame of mind to find a solution. So thanks!
@joshsullivan I stole your tip about the defaults write command for TextEdit from your wiki today. That open file dialogue has annoyed me for so long.
@dhe Isn't this just the same as paying a company to manage your email? Or your Wordpress site? Pay money to manage the service, not to own and monetise your data.
@joshsullivan It's more DevonThink than Tinderbox - don't want to get your hopes up!
@beck More just played with it, and only on iOS where it is at least optimised for Retina.
@beck Nice artwork! Just wondering, have you every used CmapTools for concept mapping? Tinderbox seems to have some similarities.
@patrickrhone That sounds promising! Remember, pics or it didn't happen! 😁
@patrickrhone wow that looks amazing. A combination of Jetsons and Incredibles.
@adders The lost time is totally worth it.
@herself Oh my!
@rmcrob Thanks for the recommendation, I've just taken your advice and installed Karabiner. I think I'm only going to use it to create that ‘hyper' key, but it's worth it because I never use Caps Lock.
@cm I've just been exploring such a thing, not with Spotlight, but with my chosen replacement, LaunchBar. I am guessing the same could be achieved with Alfred or Quicksilver.
@twelvety Am I drunk? I was sure I could append and prepend with LaunchBar. Maybe not, it seems. I didn't even realise Quicksilver was still a thing.
@teisam Haha, I thought about Stickies! Unreasonable reason: it's Stickies. Reasonable reason: no global hotkey to create a new sticky.
@cm I use Drafts on iOS but always feel like I’m fighting it, rather than it working for me. Weird, I know.
@kaa Maybe when Drafts come to Mac I’ll be happy. But I don’t love Drafts on iOS even though it should be the perfect candidate.
@kaa That’s reassuring. I can’t believe I might have to get another note taking app!!! They’re like tribbles!
@kaa thanks. I trialled this a while ago and used to use NValt.
@jack I honestly think I’m going around in circles. I just need to pick and commit.
@twelvety She definitely seems like the type who should be on micro.blog. 😊
@klandwehr I made the mistake of watching that on an airplane. It's weird to be a middle-aged man crying, all by himself.
@cmckinstry it’s a great place. I hope you stay.
@eli Oh wow that is amazing. Blink tags!
@twelvety Haha, you're welcome! Part of me just enjoys watching these for Beck's accent - is it mid-western? I find it very calming.
@twelvety That Steven Berlin Johnson piece is a seminal work for so much thinking on note-taking, zettels, etc. It was exciting for me to also be able to leverage your notes. Thank you. The thing is, now [I’m hoping you will start to write on other topics of my interest](andrewcanion.com/wiki/doku...
@jack oh my gosh this is me. So me.
@hiro I like search term highlighting, similar feed filtering, and the ability to subscribe to email newsletters and some Facebook pages I have to monitor. Also love the keyboard shortcuts - j,k,space, etc.You can also 'boost' polling frequency of selected feeds.
@hiro I used to use FeedWrangler, but more recently switched to InoReader which offers more power. It is very similar to the old Google Reader (RIP).
@craigmcclellan I have paid for TunnelBear in the past, but tend to use ProtonVPN now. What changed about Cloak/encrypt.me to become terrible?
@donmacdonald I guess it’s always about the money.
@kaa Great product. I like the sandalwood too.
@donmacdonald Yes, that movie seemed all set to be an anthology, but it never happened. I wonder why?
@klandwehr I have my feeds grouped. I alternate between reading sections, then just going through as a complete timeline. The groupings help with my reading mood and context. I generally read articles as I go, but will sometimes save to Instapaper.
@alans Oh my, that is so cute. But sad for him not being able to sleep!
@frankm I guess you could write into a text editor? But I’ve always worked online. I think it has an XML-RPC connection but I haven’t tried it.
@amit Thank you - knowing how good you are at technology platforms, that is high praise! It is a really fun project… you would like it…
@jemostrom I'm also a paying user of WhenWorks, and I love it. It saves me lots of time and I've had plenty of praise for it. People like digital solutions that make life easy.
@tones This was fun - thanks for sharing!
@martinfeld It’s not too late to buy one now. 😕
@cb I’m just starting with DokuWiki. I’m curious about how you organise your home page and the theme you are using. Do you worry about orphans? Or just trust search?
@Mattfinlayson Have fun! But I’m Team Dokuwiki.
@vishae The best thing about this is that i discovered I could add my eftpos card to Apple Pay. I’ve been using an ANZ Visa card since launch.
@twelvety Hiding in plain sight. It’s great.
@jack That’s a great article.
@joshsullivan I used to have a subscription through work and rated it highly.
@brentsimmons can I vote for Inoreader?
@Burk I use FastMail. They annoyed me with a support ticket recently, but they’re still the best IMAP provider.
@jack My Grandad had an old English barometer that used to mesmerise me as a kid. I’d check it every time I visited. Why didn’t I get to inherit that?! 🤔
@herself Only briefly. I’ve heard it’s massive. I need to check it out.
@twelvety I hope you find a chance to post about your experience with it. It’s an app that looks full of potential, but I have no idea how I would actually use it.
@herself I think it doesn’t permit file attachments? But I think it can use DevonThink URL item links, so you can keep stuff in DevonThink and link to it in TheBrain.
@herself I am still on the trial, but I will no doubt revert to the free version at the end of it. I think their pricing model is all wrong, IMO. I would happily pay if there was a cheaper/personal offering.
@herself TheBrain is cross platform, and I think it is probably better on Windows than Mac.
@herself Me too. That’s what started me down this path. I’m still trialling TheBrain which is another good option. It’s easier than a wiki but very ‘clicky’ and also expensive. I use DEVONthink as well. I wish VoodooPad was a viable option.
@nitinkhanna I like your ‘then' page. Did you hand code that, or is it a plugin?
@nitinkhanna RSS subscription confirmed. 👍
@nitinkhanna Yes, Day One is great for that. I've fallen off the Day One wagon recently. I need to jump back on.
@nitinkhanna it’s probably too early to tell, but I’m guessing no, other than using search.
@nitinkhanna I'm just looking for a thought organiser to use in conjunction with DevonThink. TheBrain would be good, but it’s expensive and Java. I tried a Markdown plugin with DokuWiki but it was too buggy, so I've gone back to using standard wiki syntax. Editing the wiki is definitely more fiddly than some local tools with automated sharing options, but the benefit of that is it makes me think and edit - not just capture.
@amit I'm still figuring that out. Partly for noting lists - reviews, books, etc. Partly for tracking IT thoughts. Partly for developing personal thoughts.
@vishae I want it. It's only 21 here, which is not the Perth summer I've grown up with.
@vishae This is Perth calling. We want our summer back. Thanks.
@twelvety I'm enjoying reading your work, though!
It’s been many, many, years since I last wrote a piece of fiction. Writing this (very) short story was an enjoyable experience.
@bennorris That is fantastic.
@vasta I’ve visited Washington 3 times in the past decade. My father-in-law was Australia’s ambassador to the US. I wish I had known you then and we had a chance to meet.
@adrianizq I switched to Castro as well. The audio processing on Overcast is definitely better, though. I mainly switched because boredom.
@kaa I like the plan. But my Arrow Down button is already wonky!
@amit I can’t work with Windows 10, but I’ve been hanging onto my 2013 MacBook Pro for the same hardware reasons. This year I might buy the new iMac, but I’m not touching an Apple notebook until they redesign them.
@Gabz I am solving it by using Ulysses for work, and iA Writer for personal. Living the bifurcated life.
@tones But we didn’t create basketball?
@herself I love that quote! As an Australian, I'd also appreciate it if you could recognise our superiority over you. 🤭😂
@twelvety I think I will decide The Brain is too expensive for me as well. I will probably revert to the free version and continue to focus on using DEVONthink. Also, The Brain kills my laptop battery!
@joshsullivan it’s just so weird. Still no response from FastMail support, either!
@oyam That’s not it, but thanks for suggesting. They are literally not ever arriving into the FastMail servers, whether I use web interface, IMAP or CalDAV.
@twelvety I have had those same thoughts. I’m using DEVONthink for private stuff. Also trialling The Brain.
@BestofTimes I’ve been trialling MultiMarkdown Composer and it’s really nice.
@Blot I’m happy I’m paying $20, but it’s definitely worth $30.
@joshsullivan Yes, exactly. I get invitations from Office 365 users fine. Do you have a tip? 🤞🏻
@fcy yes I have an apple tv on the network. It works fine but as I mainly use it for infuse I don't really see any impact on ads.
@rosskimes that's fantastic!
@joshsullivan That is all fantastic information, thanks. I will only use 1 Mac and maybe iOS devices (non-critical). I use a Windows machine occasionally but it’s locked down by an IT department so it’s a no-go zone.
@jack I'm scared of emacs. I have PTSD of trying to use it pre-internet when I was about 9 years old, and no access to 3rd party help!
@jack I hadn't seen that page. Their free version is actually not a bad deal? I was considering going for the Pro License but that seems more limited re. sync. File attachments I could live without, as I can make links back to DevonThink.
@syneryder I had downloaded Sublime Text, but hadn't checked it out yet.
@johnjohnston Thanks, I've got that loaded up now. I've never used TextMate before; but wasn't it everybody's darling about a decade ago?
@paulrobertlloyd That is really great. Well done!
@garciabuxton Cymbals. Definitely the cymbals.
@joshsullivan That’s an interesting write up, thanks for sharing it.
@joshsullivan Now I'm exploring The Brain! Have you written a review, or anything similar, about it online anywhere?
@twelvety Amen brother.
@joshsullivan 😮 That’s amazing. I also admire your discipline to log daily. Your description makes me very intrigued. Although you are adding another software option! I already can’t decide whether to store information in DEVONthink, my wiki, my blog(s)...
@frankm I’ve played with DEVONthink linking, both with Item Links and Wiki Links, but it never seems fluid. So I haven’t built an effective process around it.
@twelvety After saying I used Markdown, I have just gone through and converted everything back to wiki syntax. There were some rendering bugs and some index automation didn’t work with Markdown. Plus I figure it will be handy to learn wiki syntax.
@joshsullivan How do you go with The Brain? I have often looked at it but never bought it.
@twelvety I installed a Markdown plugin. I’m actually using a mix of Wiki syntax and Markdown as I play around with it.
@twelvety Thanks for commenting on this, because now I’ve discovered you and your content, which is excellent!
@jack I feel you and I are simpatico. I don’t know anybody else who would share my interests in workflow, knowledge management, and understand these methods and software choices!
@jack I didn’t realise you were a DevonThink guy too. I’m probably being influenced because I’ve been reading about zettelkasten recently, and have transitioned my working notes out of Bear into DevonThink. I’ve traditionally used DT as a database for storing the work of others.
@amit I just downloaded and tried the app. It’s nice! With my first effort I pumped out 506 words in 9 minutes. I wonder if this might become a new element of my days?
@macgenie @jack I’m looking forward to listening to this one.
@adders That look is priceless.
@EddieHinkle I love XCOM so the Rabbids game is right up my alley. It was on sale on the Nintendo store so I couldn’t resist. I am desperate to play Zelda, but I need to buy it first!
@jack The OCD in me finds that challenging. 😳
@jack I will, if I can figure it out! My stumbling block with wikis is always the front page. What to put on it? I know I’m meant to a lid creating orphan pages so having some kind of index seems sensible, but it’s hard to visualise that structure at the outset.
@craigmcclellan Haha, that's our job today as well. Not fun.
@frankm This is making my brain hurt. I’m trying to grok the concept of a Federated wiki, and I think the software looks cool, but it’s confusing!
@cleverdevil That looks awesome! I'd love to know how you have managed to get all of that on the page.
@MrHenko I gave it a try, but trying to get the Pi to connect to my NAS via the network was way too much hassle so I have given up! Plex can continue to exist on my MacBook for the time being.
@MrHenko Does the Raspberry Pi cope with the rigours of being a Plex server? Obviously it couldn’t transcode, but is it fast enough for other purposes? I have a Pi I use to run Pi-hole, but maybe it could be my Plex server too.
@khurtwilliams My point is I paid $8 for the iOS version of iA Writer, but the Mac version will cost me $47. Same app, essentially same functionality but a huge price variance. Maybe I should just mentally average the total cost and say each one cost $27.
@JohnPhilpin ironically I own most of Setapp’s key apps already as well: Busycal, iThoughts, Marked, Bartender, etc. I do get value from RapidWeaver, Timing and a few others, such as Ulysses.
@khurtwilliams Looks like it is - the Mac version is more expensive and it has a bigger screen! I think the real situation is volume (way more on iOS), and that Mac users have a tolerance for higher prices than the iOS market.
@JohnPhilpin I get Ulysses through Setapp so I’m not paying their subscription. I know that value is more important than price. It’s just annoying that the same app is 3x more on Mac than iOS.
@JohnPhilpin I keep getting sticker shock looking at the price of iA Writer on Mac compared with what I paid on iOS.
@syneryder I have Setapp, so have Ulysses. I use it for other writing purposes but I don’t like how it obfuscates Markdown behind its tags.
@bennorris Thanks. I use iA Writer on iOS but haven't got it for Mac because it is expensive, and I'm not sure how well it integrates with Dropbox. That is its key flaw on Mac, especially as I publish to Blot.
@smokey Thanks for the help. It was the change of theme. You also provided the impetus for me to find a plugin that had destroyed my theme editor. I hate Wordpress.
@smokey Thanks, that's it! Saving to DEVONthink now so I don't lose it again. I did change to the Independent Publisher theme, so it might have been that. Of course, there's also been the Wordpress 5/Gutenburg junk.
@amit Sure! andrew at andrewcanion dot com
@amit Seems like I'm getting a "Can't find variable: $" error against the second line of the script?
@canion One more webmention test.
@amit Thanks for writing this up. I've followed along, and believe I have everything set up correctly - but I'm not seeing webmentions displayed on my Blot pages. They are being received, as I see them in the Webmentions.io dashboard. Can you offer any thoughts?
@canion Testing a webmention feature.
@EddieHinkle Thanks for reading. By all means, “steal” the format. Consider it Creative Commons! 😃
@amit I loved the game when I was younger, but it’s hard to get behind the current Australian team.
@amit This is a great post. Once I get home from my Christmas holiday I’m going to give it a go. Thank you for taking the effort to discover and document.
@EddieHinkle Daytime naps are the best. Enjoy your “me” time!
@EddieHinkle My 7 year old got one too. I’m hoping Dad will have time to play too. I will follow this thread closely.
@martinfeld I hope you fizzed it until the Soda Stream farted.
@vasta I thought I had a lot of subscriptions, but you’ve doubled me.
@dan\_hill @johnjohnston Good points about triage assisting a move towards being a non-completionist. I’m definitely going to have to give Castro a red-hot go.
@JohnPhilpin anything particular you like about it?
@amit You use Castro on iPad - but it doesn’t have an iPad native app, right?
@BestofTimes That is a good point. I tend to feel ‘guilty’ when a delete an episode in Overcast. Maybe Castro’s inbox will alleviate that.
@Blot Thanks for the info. I don’t know anything about that world, but I trust you to do whatever is best!
@Blot This makes me intrigued as to what hardware Blot is running on. Just complete curiosity on my part!
@jhull No, it reached its highest point! It’s all downhill from here. #australia
@pyrmont This annoys me so much about iA Writer as well. If they fix that, it'll pretty much be perfect.
@Blot Just saw this fix for the image caching not working across micro.blog. Thanks! I've re-enabled caching on my account now.
@desparoz Beautiful photos. Japan is awesome.
@cdevroe mine seem to have the same problem these days.
@Blot Hello! Thanks for joining this great community.
@syneryder Unrelated, but we are both from (still in?) Perth. Represent!
@amit I agree with you about the keyboard. Yuck.
@ChrisJWilson My approach was one of realism, which is why I end up waiting for a machine that doesn’t yet exist. My current MacBook, while a bit old, is still fine. It does all the things I want to do on it.
@amit I can’t stand Windows. I mainly use my MacBook now as a desktop connected to a 27” (non-retina) Cinema Display. Figure an iMac will do that well. The Air isn’t enough of a speed jump from what I have now. The mini would be good, but I want to upgrade to a Retina big screen.
@petebrown Wow, I'm only at 16.4% blocked with the same blocklist.
@martinfeld Not really. Probably my least-favourite city. Too big, too cold and always feels dark in some strange way. Hard to put my finger on it. Give me Melbourne any day!
@martinfeld Yep, spot on. First chance this year to get my body clock destroyed by the 3 hour time difference.
@amit I used to be a huge Flickr user and was a paying member. I have 7,000+ photos on it. But times have changed, and I don't see myself paying for this in the future.
@martinfeld Exactly where I will be next week.
@jack I bought VoodooPad years ago when it was still a Flying Meat product. Never managed to find a use either. I like the concept of wikis more than the actual implementation.
@vasta Thank you. Every now and then I get struck by the web design bug; so have to take advantage when it happens.
@mjdescy That’s good to hear. I currently use 1Blocker at a device level, but this seems like it might be a better option.
@martinfeld I understand Keurig is the American equivalent of Nespresso. Focused more on making Americano style coffee, I think.
@TheDimPause I shall add this to my list of reasons to get a Raspberry Pi!
@amit I haven’t visited it in ages either. Thanks for the reminder.
@manton So high scoring. Amazing how much offenses have changed over the past few years.
@jack I hadn’t come across this theme before; now I want to install it on my Wordpress as well.
@EddieHinkle Thanks! Good tip. I’ve been reading on my ancient Kindle (pre-paper white) and wondering whether I should/need to upgrade, given this device still works.
@EddieHinkle Thanks mate! It’s fun to have some luxury from time to time.
@Burk Blot is fun!
@JohnPhilpin Neat stuff. My Day One content is all too personal to publish, but a cool feature nonetheless.
@EddieHinkle Thanks! First time I’ve ever been that organised in my 10+ years of OmniFocus use.
@martinfeld It’s definitely “aitch”. Anybody who thinks it’s okay to say “heytch” is wrong - whatever nationality you are!
@brentsimmons Excellent! Aligned motivation will surely equal rapid development! 😁
@brentsimmons I am looking forward hopefully to syncing capability (Inoreader). I love the interface already, but without a sync system, I can't use NNW full-time.
@mrkrndvs You are right. This is a cool idea.
@JohnPhilpin Yeah, I hate dealing with DNS. I always seem to bugger it up and then not find out until propagation, and have to start over again.
@amit your site looks a lot less “blotty”. Well done on the customisation.
@JohnPhilpin Thanks. Surprised it didn’t automatically redirect. I didn’t even know I needed the ‘www’!
@canion I meant Blot site. #damnyouautocorrect
@craigmcclellan I use a series (a Siri’s? ☺️) of Shortcuts from the widget but I think I would spend a heap of time getting Shortcuts set up for a home screen, but then not build the muscle memory to make it work.
@craigmcclellan I’m trying to resist the same.
@pyrmont Haha, yeah after all the positive press I was expecting more. I think I was hoping for more driving, like a modern Italian Job.
@Mtt I’ve got the 100 degrees covered, but rain can be a challenge...
@danielpunkass Much better than “productivity”!
@Mtt I'm jealous of your lawn. That is some nice looking grass.
@vasta Yay! Great to have you back in my feed. Don't let the haters get you down.
@JacksonOfTrades Thank you for that well-written, considered reply. It resonates with me, actually. I maintain a 'proper/professional' blog on my site. I also have micro.blog as a category, which is hidden from the main feed, but accessible via navigation. I've also recently set up canion.me for other blog/link stuff that I want away from my main site.
I'm an iOS user, so I have been well supported with apps, but I appreciate the Apple centricity here and it is a problem.
Good luck with your writing. Follow your passion, but work at it. Rarely is the road to success easy!
@danielpunkass Never change, New York. Never change.
@JacksonOfTrades Why the move? I’m not criticising, just genuinely interested given that micro.blog can support both long and short form posts.
@jemostrom Well part of their pitch was having long-lived devices to reduce the impact on Earth. So you’re doing the right thing by not upgrading. 🤗
@brentsimmons I would! NNW was my first experience with RSS subscriptions years ago and I still miss it. But please sync with Inoreader.
@martinfeld I hate Windows 10 UI with a passion. It’s so hard to figure out what is going on, and everything has a million buttons.
@brentsimmons He was one of the very early boosters of Twitter. I remember on TWiT they used to talk about nothing else for a period of time.
@JacksonOfTrades probably a bit quieter than when you left now mining has slowed. Some new buildings but generally the same.
@jack Great minds. I did the same analysis today as my subscription will be renewing soon. Unfortunately(?) I own some of the big apps already (Clean My Mac, BusyCal, Forklift, Marked) but decided it was worth it for RapidWeaver and Ulysses alone. If the apps I own get paid version bumps then Setapp will increase its value as I can switch over to their version from my individual licenses.
@rnv I look forward to reading it! That would have to be the nerdiest cage match ever, right? 😂
@pyrmont Haha thanks!
@smokey I'm impressed!
@belle And there seems to be no way to get in touch with them - no contact details on their website, anyway.
@mrbeefy Thanks! I trialled MarsEdit a while ago, but I couldn't get it to fit my workflow, and it seemed much more suitable for rich text, as opposed to Markdown, editing (I know it does have Markdown support, though).
@mrbeefy Do you do all your writing in MarsEdit? How do you go with it being Mac only?
@martinfeld Is this using iOS 12?
@TheDimPause Well that is exactly what I want to do, so I should probably get it.
@TheDimPause Thanks. 1Writer is next on my hit list, but it seems silly to continue to buy all these text editors!
@pyrmont I’m glad I’m not the only one who is struggling!
@jack I’ve been trawling the forums actively during my trial. George appears to be the most responsive developer ever!
@jack I bought Curio today. I’d love to know “how” you use it. Limitless potential is daunting!
@pyrmont I was in an Uber yesterday and he had the radio on playing hits from 1986. I was totally rocking out to it.
@pyrmont I've got the same problem. Spotify is better at recommendations, but it doesn't have the ecosystem of Apple.
@vasta Good reminder. I use Libby for printed books from my library - had forgotten it does audio as well.
@FrankRamblings Haha, I’ve been there!
@40Tech I’m @firstname.lastname@example.org
@jonkit that’s a good question, to which I do not have the answer. Too early in my explorations to know. I hope somebody else might notice this thread and inform us both!
@taramann Hiya! 🤝
@hjertnes I've gotta make Inoreader earn their money!
@hjertnes This is a great suggestion. Being in Australia, my feed is pretty dead during the day, then heats up when I sleep. Your RSS feed idea will let me keep track of things better.
@jack I really need to get my head around how to use 1Password for this.
@manton Such a downer when batteries do that. I’m already nervous about my Series 1.
@40Tech Yes. If you find any please let me know!
@40Tech Visual thinking isn’t my default; so Curio has been a challenging (but worthwhile) exploration. I still don’t feel like I’m using it ‘right’, if there is such a thing.
@vasta That’s a great photo of you and your brother.
@mrbeefy Can you come over and do mine?
@martinfeld great photos! I like kookaburras, myself.
@JohnPhilpin That’s looking good. A nice resource for yourself and others. I’ve added the RSS feed to my reader.
@amit Thanks for that overview. Good to see I’m not missing some obvious step for an iOS iCloud->Dropbox workflow.
@oyam Good point about total cost of ownership in comparison with subscription - I hadn’t done that mental math.
@amit How do you push to Dropbox for Blot publishing? Do you just keep in iCloud until the last moment, then use the export command (on iOS)? Using Dropbox on iA Writer for iOS is convoluted!
@fancythatamanda Not even your own car! I guess that effectively transfers the risk to your neighbour, at least.
@jack excellent tip, thank you.
@Ron Great post, Ron! (And yes, I'm another Apple nerd - but I'm not a programmer!)
@martinfeld Strewth cobber!
@martinfeld The more 🇦🇺 representation, the better!
@moritz This photo makes me sad.
@dgold Twitter has well and truly jumped the shark.
@jack I get that. Totally reasonable approach.
@amit It probably doesn’t. I’ve been an Instapaper guy forever and have occasionally tried Pocket. As much as Pocket seems to have more features, I always end up back with Instapaper. Although these days I find myself saving less in general.
@adders I have that keyboard as well and it is great. Such a nice feel and it doesn’t take long to get used to the fold. It’s better than current MacBook Keyboards!
@help Great, I thought it was just me!
@jack I’ve heard so much about Blot over the last few days. I have no need for another blog, but it’s like the universe is telling me to subscribe.
@benhager I love the look of American houses, and yours and the landscaping is beautiful!
@amit whoops, sorry! I’m trying to establish a relationship with Inoreader now.
@vasta I enjoyed reading this post, and many others. You are a very good writer. I’ve subscribed to your feed and wish I found it sooner.
@MrHenko I had forgotten all about that service. Ah, memories.
@vasta That’s quite brilliant, using Drafts and automation to post.
@kaa Wow, Blot is elegantly simple.
@kaa Thanks. This discussion is leading me to think that I probably need to stay with Wordpress for the time being, to support my ‘work' homepage.
@smokey Don't be too hard on yourself; you've provided a great tool to the non-coder community!
@smokey I recall trying to set up your filter earlier - I must not have actually done it!
@desparoz Cool, thanks! FYI Seems you have a Markdown misinterpretation on your "Around the web" heading on your about page. 😃
@JohnPhilpin An idea for your MB Wishes page: in the Mac app (and maybe iOS) let me see the post I am replying to above the text field I am typing my reply.
@JohnPhilpin Thanks John. I'm trying to determine whether Micro.blog can replace my entire Wordpress hosted site or not.
@pyrmont Thanks - the bad link was probably an error at my end! I appreciate your answer.
@jack Is there anything particularly better about the subscription app? I don’t mind paying if it’s going to be an upgrade over what I have now, but I have no use at all for sharing snippets with others.
@amit I have one for my first kid, but haven’t got one for my second (yet).
@amit I used to use Feedwrangler, then went with Feedly. Now I’m with Inoreader.
@manton 🐶 🌭 chomp chomp! Congratulations on the move.
@jsorge So funny! 🧔🔫🌊
@gb I haven’t got to my iPhone yet. I saw your screenshot though and it looks pretty.
@JohnPhilpin That’s a beautiful building.
@adoran2 Same first name as well. Are we doppelgangers?
@adoran2 Thanks! The best age!
@oyam I’m usually fussy about emptying the trash, but in Drafts I just accept I’m forever going to have a giant list of files in its trash forever.
@hjertnes Cool; thanks for that!
@hjertnes But why not Drafts?
@eli Retraining required!
@cheesemaker I haven’t used Twitter in months since deleting my account and going cold turkey. I don’t miss it a bit.
@brentsimmons As an Australian, the US has always felt like an awesome big brother. Nowadays it feels like our brother has lost his job, become addicted to crack, and is determined on self-harm. Little bro will wait until you get your life back on track in a couple of years.
@gb Haha, I just switched from Fantastical to Readdle Calendars!
@gb It’s an embarrassment of riches. Of these number of brilliant apps, which should I use? 😲
@jack Org Mode seems amazing, but I don't do Emacs.
@jack I've quite uBar. No major problems with it; but just couldn't bear the Windows aesthetic.
@benhager That’s a lovely family photo.
@colinwalker Launchbar forever!
@mpospese That is beautiful.
@pyrmont aiuOPLPpP)PPO0. That very same boy just rushed my iPad and typed that, as I was responding to say thank you. So I will leave his comment in as a reference.
@rishabh Thank you for that link. Maybe I need to give VoodooPad another chance.
@gerwitz I just realised autocorrect changed my ‘preemptive’ to ‘preemotive’. Damn autocorrect.
@phiali I was taking to my Mom about my Grandma’s cinnamon scrolls yesterday, which I miss! Do you have a good recipe?
@joshua That looks cool.
@gerwitz I bought BeOS as well. It was so cool, and I was mightily disappointed when it didn’t work out. It was pre-emotive multitasking that was its claim to fame, right? I remember it was very efficient. Awesome window tabs too.
@decarbonization I was one of the very few that bought a 128D, and it came with that.
@decarbonization I remember driving GEOS using my joystick when I was a kid; thinking it was cooler than any game.
@rishabh I gave up on VP after Gus sold it. I still love the concept, but have to admit I still don’t think I have a good ‘system’ for using it. I’ve pretty much moved everything over to Bear and DevonThink now. Would love to know how you use it in terms of structure.
@vasta Now you know how Cleveland feel about Jordan. 😀
@vasta Sad that a quality guy like that gets fired, just because LeBron exists.
@hartlco I’m using it in Australia. Congratulations!
@manton I had no idea Tweet Marker was yours. I’m off Twitter now, but for your years of service, I thank you, sir.
@rick Me too. I think the bad press it has received is harsh. It sound amazing.
@davidm That I understand this reference brings my age into full relief.
@matthewlang I just wish it could publish to Wordpress like Ulysses can.
@jemostrom This was really interesting. Thank you for documenting and sharing it.
@brandontreb Wow, living off YouTube income? I can but dream! As for the ocean, yes it is nice - that I have to admit. 😁
@brandontreb Micro.blog is so much fun for stuff like this. I am also a bit jealous of your lifestyle; sometimes I wish I could be a nomad. Except I'm not very handy and Australia is limited in terms of places to visit (but with huge distances between each of them!)
@jack You helped convince me to buy one, so thank you!
@brandontreb Here's me interacting with a random person that I found in the Discover feed. Hope you're enjoying micro.blog!
@cheri Now that’s how you do a library!
@craigmcclellan That was pretty great. Is that the most catchy boy-band song ever?
@oyam Yes, the business/money side was an area left hanging in general. I want to know what kind of laundering was going on to fund the lavish lifestyle, and how was the commune’s economy managed? They mentioned a Rajneesh bank, but I wanted more info!
@40Tech I’ve always been a Safari user for the same reasons, and will probably stay with it.
@oyam Haha, thank you. It stretched my creative ability to the max!
@jack I’d love to hear more about how you use Tinderbox and The Brain. I use DevonThink, but haven’t gotten onboard with the others, despite an occasional trial.
@adders It worked!
@joshua I was a middle class woman.
@alans There’s not a way to say no to that!
@manton I’m pumped!
@brentsimmons This is great, Brent.
@EddieHinkle I definitely recommend both of them, based on my enjoyment so far.
@jsorge Just pure water can’t be beat. I’m not a big fan of their flavours to be honest.
@EddieHinkle Brings back memories of my own. This time 3 years ago I was enjoying cherry blossoms in DC. That time has gone quickly.
@grassdog I’ve found another WA-based micro blogger. Achievement unlocked.
@toddgrotenhuis I am too. It’s well-written. I have had to put it on pause though, to read “Thinking, Fast and Slow” which arrived through my public library reserve system.
@amit That’s the review that has pushed me over. I’m going to watch it now.
@mjdescy I’m happier just to give Inoreader 30 bucks and be done with it.
@jack Linux will be ready for the desktop next year!
@pyrmont Did you see that footage of sugar being put in a pocket during a tea break?
@pyrmont Stupid and ill-conceived. Financially suicidal too, when you think how many sponsorships and endorsements they just destroyed.
@decarbonization that’s excellent! How long until you have to switch to C64 mode for game compatibility? 😂
@craigmcclellan Sanebox is a product I wish I needed. I love the concept, but I don’t get enough email to justify it. Which maybe is a good thing, actually!
@pyrmont Much the same with me. I remember thinking it was pronounced Verba-Tim.
@chrispederick thanks for this. This issue had been annoying me, but I didn’t understand the root cause to be able to implement a fix. Now I have!
@mrbeefy You find enough use for OmniOutliner that it’s in your dock? That’s an app that I always want to use but it has so much friction involved that I always revert to Bear or Ulysses.
@rosskimes Oh okay, I didn’t realise that. That’s definitely a good feature.
@curt Thank you. I use your script all the time, so very kind of you to fix it!
@matthewlang Agree with you there. I’m actually using the new Firefox, whereas I didn’t even have the old one installed. I prefer using Firefox to Chrome now.
@matthewlang Firefox still feels slow. It might pass speed tests, but definitely feels worse than Safari and Chrome to me.
@aaronpk That is pretty amazing work. Well done!
@patrickrhone That’s a great article. The news spin cycle is too much.
@jsorge Looks good. Now I want one. 🍸
@hjertnes I keep trying Spark, and it never sticks. Mainly because of battery consumption, to be honest, but the UI doesn’t really work for me either.
@jack My 6 year old did better on his first play of Alto's Odyssey than I have after playing for 30 minutes.
@amit That is very interesting, I like it!
@colinwalker Thank you! I just need to find some topics of interest, and keep working on my technique.