A reader pointed out that Narrative First lacked an RSS feed 🙄 Forgot to reinstall after the upgrade in January. It’s all good now, you can find the RSS feed here.
TIL: If you pass
nil from Swift to an Obj-C method that expects a
nonnull id, it becomes an
NSNull *. See also nshipster.com/nil/
“Infinite Loop” was a poor choice from the start. In the shadow of Apple Park, it should be renamed “Apple Playground.” bitsplitting.org/2018/03/0…
My coffee machine has been working flawlessly for over 13 years – and yesterday it started to make weird noises. I’m slightly concerned.
Vero left ads and algorithms aside as a differentiator and people flock to it from IG & FB in droves. It’s remarkable and encouraging, even if Vero fails. Once you enjoyed your timeline without the fuzz will you go back and like it as much as you once did? Don’t think so.handrow.micro.blog
Oldpub. I just completed the first “working” version of my Wordpress XML-RPC server. It is far from perfect, and far from complete. But it works with MarsEdit for plain text posts.
Loved THE SHAPE OF WATER even more the second time seeing it. So beautifully-crafted with wonderful performances with del Toro’s unique vision clearly on display. 🎬
This classic article on source lists from 2005 by Sven-S. Porst is a good reminder that Mac UI has gotten more self-consistent since those days.
Too busy to put time into a discussion, but yeah I’m with Dave. HTTP has its place and shouldn’t be bullied out of the web by anyone. this.how/googleAnd…
But of course they didn’t put the same level of care into how the screen flows around the notch. Details matter.
Who on Micro.blog has a podcast? I’ve love to listen. I’ll even gather and post a list.
I’ll start with mine: The Omni Show.
How long do you think I should post on Tablet Habit?
1.) Once a day
2.) Every 2-4 days
3.) Once a week
4.) Less than once a week
5.) When you can
I understand the app is in beta but Vero is a nightmare to use. Having to post things two or three times before they actually hit the feed, assuming you can even get the app to open, is brutal. It’s another silo for content and leaves a bad first impression to say the least.
No, no, no, no and really no.
It never ends does it? The cross platform pipe dream. Is this how Google created the amazing AppleTV YouTube app?
So how does it make money? The short answer is that it doesn’t — at least, not yet.
It’s sad to see users leave one silo for another. Vero too will follow the same path, as it focuses primarily on engagement.
Looks like the inevitable bursting of the Facebook Live bubble is upon us.
What a waste of effort.
I love that @om coined “micro-pubs” in 2003 for the wave of professional media blogs, and now #micropub is the #indieweb standard for posting on your own small b blog https://om.co/2018/02/26/small-b-blogging-vs-big-b-blogging/
Drove through Boron, CA, last week: world capital of Borax, and I guess one of the few towns named after an element of the periodic table other than gold or silver.
Is Sharing Bad? Since the most outrageous and provocative things tend to be the most “viral,” they are the ones that explode across the social network, riling us up. Maybe sharing is the problem.
The web is a social agreement not to break things. It’s served us for 25 years. I don’t want to give it up because a bunch of nerds at Google think they know best.
With a few hundred words, Winer has completely changed my mind.
On the latest episode of the Accidental Tech Podcast, the hosts discuss a “tweet storm” by ex-Microsoft Windows president Steven Sinofski. His storm was 44 tweets long. Assuming Sinofski used all 280 characters per tweet, that’s 12,320 characters of tweetstorming. Ridiculous.
“Yes, that’s it: spiritual connectedness is unlikely to happen in hyperdrive.” — Julian Summerhayes on Slowing Down
In 2014 my wife and I walked over 600 miles of the Camino de’ Santiago in northern Spain. Aside from being a life changing couple of months, I also came away with a walking a practice that I’ve stuck to ever since. thaddeushunt.com/slowing-d… 🚶🏻♂️
If I had an iPad, I’d also have an Apple Pencil.
If I had an Apple Pencil, I’d also have a Kaweco Apple Pencil Sleeve (in black or Anthracite).
A blog post regarding a bug that I think affects numerous iPad apps, along with code to fix it: