2021-12-21 I’m seriously considering importing all my WordPress postings into Micro.blog and pointing my …

2021-12-17 Google Can't Tell If I'm Alive

2021-12-17 'Distraction-Free' Starts With You, Not a New Purchase

2021-12-15 Email, The Internet's Backyard

2021-12-15 Oh, Kickstarter...

2021-12-15 Web3 Is Going Just Great (yes, that title is sarcastic.)

2021-12-13 A few loose ends tied up today. Deleted my Dropbox account, as I’ve not used it in ages. …

2021-12-12 The Surveillants Surveilled

2021-12-11 As part of my cautiously easing back into social interaction online, I’ve reinstalled the …

2021-12-10 The Same Dark Road

2021-12-09 Pandora's Browser

2021-12-06 The Paradox of 'Tumblogging'

2021-12-05 “Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century: Believing that personal gain is made by …

2021-12-04 'I fear that this contract, once made, has been made for ever'

2021-12-03 Reminders Needs Reminding to Sync

2021-12-02 This is super-cool! A web demo of Townscaper. 🏠

2021-12-01 Automating All The Things using Hazel

2021-11-30 "Any application that could be done on a blockchain could be better done on a centralized database. Except crime."

2021-11-26 The Road to Oblivion (Thanks to Google)

2021-11-26 I’ve been remiss in checking in with Micro.Blog lately. Added my personal feed to NetNewsWire …

2021-11-25 The secret court case 50 years ago that has robbed transgender people of their rights ever since The …

2021-11-24 The fact that the internet reliably breaks and disintegrates and swallows your memories means the …

2021-11-24 I’ve been doing updates on the admin side of this blog. All YouTube and Vimeo embeds have been …

2021-11-22 Tony Blair reconsidered

2021-11-19 On Safari (Again)

2021-11-17 Trying out Safari 15.1 as my primary browser for a while. So far, it’s… okay? The fact …

2021-11-16 Macs & Windows, never to meet again (on Apple Silicon, anyway)

2021-11-16 Use what you use and be happy

2021-11-15 Image File Formats of Yore

2021-11-13 Wherein Apple's Music App Continues to Be a Huge Pile of Poop

2021-11-06 The end goal of software is not to put everything in it, a flight simulator in your spreadsheet …

2021-11-06 Better The (Blogging) Devil You Know

2021-11-06 Monterey Thoughts

2021-11-04 Since upgrading my Mac to Monterey, I’ve discovered that Apple have removed the ability to …

2021-11-01 I’ve been cleaning up my long list of old logins in BitWarden, and where possible my online …

2021-10-30 Someone I know posted a still from the Facebook Meta presentation with Zuck’s head replaced …

2021-10-30 Watched first part of Universe, the new series by Prof. Brian Cox, and my head hurts. 🌌🔭🤯

2021-10-29 Upgraded both iPhone SE and iPad Mini 4 to 15.1, and now Calendar widget on iPad won’t display …

2021-10-28 The Black Dog

2021-10-27 I successfully updated my iMac to Big Sur 11.6.1 last night, and my iPad Mini to iPadOS 14.8.1 this …

2021-10-22 Had an email from Fastmail notifying me that this month’s renewal hadn’t gone through …

2021-10-18 Using Micro.blog in a web panel in Vivaldi is my latest superpower. 💪🏼 In related news, I tried …

2021-10-17 What Am I Thinking??

2021-10-17 Currently listening to Portals: Classic Trance Loops (Hypnotised) and avoiding clicking through to …

2021-10-16 The attention economy is not native to human attention. It’s native to businesses that seek to …

2021-10-16 A rare full blog post from Andy Baio, detailing a very bizarre scam. The takeaway from this (for me) …

2021-10-16 It’s only in the last day or so that I’ve realised just how big a weight my financial …

2021-10-14 Finally worked out how to forward an SMS message on my iPhone. In this case, to report a phishing …

2021-10-14 Thoughts on Analogue Journalling

2021-10-13 You Need A Budget!

2021-10-12 I see some folks here talking about Drummer, Dave Winer’s latest project. My interest stopped …

2021-10-12 I decided to have a look again at Fantastical — unfortunately, it doesn’t fit my use case, …

2021-10-11 Following recommendation from @agilelisa and others, I’ve signed up for the trial of YNAB and …

2021-10-09 Making Space to Do Nothing

2021-10-08 I had a look at my financial situation, and short-term debt will be paid off by end of year. My …

2021-10-07 Actively Excluded

2021-10-07 It's Plausible Deniability All The Way Down

2021-10-07 Women's Body Parts Named After Men Who 'Discovered' Them

2021-10-07 Going Analogue

2021-10-06 It turns out that DEVONthink does a really good job now of converting web pages to Markdown text. …

2021-10-03 🌈🌈!

2021-10-03 Hooked on To-Do Lists

2021-10-02 I’m back to writing my blog posts in the Gutenberg Editor, after a stint using MarsEdit. …

2021-10-02 Want to save the Earth? Then don't buy that shiny new iPhone

2021-10-01 We are serving the wrong masters

2021-09-30 In light of the jelly-scrolling glitch on the iPad Mini 6, and Apple’s disinterest in fixing …

2021-09-28 A Food Critic Reviews the Swedish Chef’s New Restaurant

2021-09-27 Post-Apple-Music

2021-09-19 The Peril of Surrendering Your Music Library to the Cloud

2021-09-16 My Microsoft 365 Personal subscription is due to expire next month. It would cost me £59 from …

2021-09-14 Catching up on the announcements from the Apple event today. The iPad Mini 6 looks pretty sweet, …

2021-09-14 Our energy provider contacted us today to let us know they’re going into administration. :( …

2021-09-13 Getting Better at Getting Things Done

2021-09-11 Twenty Years Ago

2021-09-06 Back when I first started buying music online, artists with their own websites were rare, and those …

2021-09-02 Testing MarsEdit 4.5, and it no longer seems to have a hissy fit with my main WordPress blog. Here’s …

2021-09-02 Falling Out of Love With Apple Music

2021-08-30 I’ve connected iA Writer on Mac to my WordPress blog, but when I try publishing a draft post …

2021-08-30 We Need to Stop Breaking the Software People Use

2021-08-29 Looks like I have a few tracks I’ll need to redownload or rip again from CD. Good job, iCloud …

2021-08-29 I’ve decided to start consciously uncoupling from Apple Music…

2021-08-27 I finished playing Scanner Sombre on Steam last night… and the ending was not what I’d …

2021-08-26 I installed and gave Ulysses another try. Sadly, the lack of keyboard shortcuts for Markdown …

2021-08-25 Final assignment for the copyediting course I’ve been taking the last 5-6 months is done, sent …

2021-08-23 That took a lot less time than I’d thought — migrated from 1Password to Bitwarden this …

2021-08-21 Never Underestimate the Power of Molasses!

2021-08-18 I managed to do something bad to my lower back a few days ago, and have been uncomfortable ever …

2021-08-14 Miscellanea for 2021-08-14

2021-08-12 Sigh, another night interrupted by a panic-dream that had me awake for an hour trying to get my …

2021-08-09 Reluctant Amazon Customer Once Again

2021-08-06 In Memoriam: Canon PIXMA MP610

2021-08-04 RIP, Printer

2021-08-02 Sleep, Lack Thereof

2021-07-30 An Operating System Is Not an App

2021-07-28 Adventures in Full Site Editing

2021-07-25 Sunday Reading 2021-07-25

2021-07-22 The Real Right Stuff

2021-07-22 Well, that’s disappointing but unsurprising. Apple’s Notes app won’t work with …

2021-07-21 Pondering whether a MacBook Air would be a good investment as an upgrade from my current iPad Mini …

2021-07-20 Currently reading Social Warming by Charles Arthur, and about halfway through. A well-researched and …

2021-07-19 Three Seconds

2021-07-18 Since I turned off comments and stripped out all the IndieWeb plugins plus Akismet, my WordPress …

2021-07-18 Sunday Reading 2021-07-18

2021-07-17 Political Habit

2021-07-15 Moving my RSS reading from Inoreader to NetNewsWire

2021-07-13 "But if a plague couldn’t accomplish this, I shudder to think what it might take"

2021-07-12 Ugh, I’d forgotten how much of a pain it is to bulk-edit WordPress posts, having to do them in …

2021-07-12 (Mix for NTS Radio) Getting Warmer Episode 57: Harp Special - this afternoon’s listening, …

2021-07-12 I’m seriously considering disabling comments on this blog and just putting a link to email me …

2021-07-08 Fifty Three

2021-07-07 The coming lifting of all remaining pandemic restrictions across England has sent my anxiety …

2021-07-06 Quick update to my WordPress site — now that I’m using the Twenty Ten theme, I’ve made …

2021-07-05 I’m down to under 130 RSS feeds now. Turns out there were a lot of blogs that I don’t …

2021-07-05 RSS feed culling in progress. If I’m having to do a lot of filtering with Inoreader to improve …

2021-07-05 Dear Google: Public domain compositions exist

2021-07-03 Jack Wellborn makes the case that Windows 11 is less about swiping at Apple and much more about …

2021-07-02 Good news: Google no longer requires publishers to use the AMP format. Bad news: What replaces it might be worse

2021-07-01 I got my hardback copy of Social Warming by Charles Arthur today. I’ve been following his …

2021-06-30 Barriers to Commenting

2021-06-28 Party Like It's 2010!

2021-06-28 Use Plaintext Email

2021-06-28 Owww, still feeling the strain in my leg and shoulder muscles from yesterday’s fruit-picking …

2021-06-27 Jam making today. Four jars of gooseberry & wild strawberry jam, plus one jar of gooseberry …

2021-06-26 Diverse, But Not Equal

2021-06-25 Goodbye, GoodTask

2021-06-24 Does Windows Really Need to Go Up to 11?

2021-06-23 Looking through old photos I’ve taken with my old (2007) Canon Powershot G9, and still …

2021-06-23 Amazon destroying millions of items of unsold stock in one of its UK warehouses every year, ITV News investigation finds

2021-06-21 How's Brexit Going?

2021-06-20 Father's Day

2021-06-19 My blogging has slowed down lately, mainly because I’m not finding anything in the news that …

2021-06-17 Thoughts on Password Managers

2021-06-12 Does Email Need Fixing, or Do You Just Need to Learn How to Use Email?

2021-06-11 People Are Infrastructure

2021-06-10 Fastmail Signups Blocked in Russia

2021-06-09 Types of Blogs

2021-06-08 Not So Fastly

2021-06-08 My Mobile Phone Journey

2021-06-07 RemovedFromMyMac

2021-06-06 Wait, What??

2021-06-06 Mixmaster Morris - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - 63 minute mix of just about every version …

2021-06-05 The Danger of Hero Worship

2021-06-03 Firefox vs Vivaldi

2021-06-03 I don’t make use of the synching features of Vivaldi on the Mac, but the default persona icon …

2021-06-02 Considering giving the new Firefox a try, but at this point it’ll take a lot to make me switch from …

2021-06-01 How a month without computers changed me Andrey Sitnik took his digital fast, in late 2013, to the …

2021-05-31 Colour Me (Pun Intended) Unsurprised

2021-05-30 Google has never not been Evil

2021-05-28 Cryptocurrency Will Ruin Everything: Hard Disk Edition

2021-05-27 I just got an email offering me the opportunity to buy NFTs of original hand-drawn artwork from a …

2021-05-27 Inching Towards Veganism

2021-05-22 Apparently, Google is back in love with RSS. I wonder why?

2021-05-21 Dev builds powerful blogging setup, suddenly realizes he hates writing It’s funny because …

2021-05-21 Just a heads-up to WordPress users who’ve added IndieWeb to their sites - the IndieAuth plugin …

2021-05-21 Fancy-Pants

2021-05-20 'Fecosystem'

2021-05-20 Never Underestimate the Microbe

2021-05-20 Slept better last night, where better means I woke up once and was able to get back to sleep again. …

2021-05-19 A Few Site Updates

2021-05-19 There Are No Good Tech Giants, Only Degrees of Badness

2021-05-19 Had my first full-on nightmare in quite a while last night — people entering our house and attacking …

2021-05-18 Visiting the TLD Graveyard raises so many questions in my mind, the chief one being “WTF were …

2021-05-18 All it takes is a link tag

2021-05-18 Why can’t we just use 'trans'?

2021-05-16 A Paean to Hipmunk — sadly, an all-too-common fate for most online sites with any personality or …

2021-05-16 Business Unintelligence

2021-05-15 11 Reasons to Keep Wearing a Mask After You’re Vaccinated and the Pandemic is “Over” Most of these …

2021-05-15 After all, everyone is distracted once in a while — while I don’t have ADHD, I do appreciate …

2021-05-15 Why OpenDoc failed, and then failed 3 more times? A trip down memory lane, to when component-based …

2021-05-14 I made my desktop browser pink, because reasons. :D

2021-05-14 Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam...

2021-05-13 Windowed in Name Only

2021-05-13 Clearer

2021-05-12 Apple Podcasts app niggles

2021-05-12 I just switched back to Overcast for my podcasts, after becoming more and more annoyed at Apple’s …

2021-05-10 Before the App Stores

2021-05-10 Clear

2021-05-09 Pour One Out for Windows 95

2021-05-08 Stumbling Once More!

2021-05-07 Checking “Under the Hood” of Code The Web would be a very different place indeed if these tools …

2021-05-07 Naming (Tech) Things

2021-05-05 Night Shifted

2021-05-05 Vivaldi 3.8

2021-05-04 10 PRINT "BASIC ROCKS!"

2021-05-03 With 5G!

2021-05-02 Cryptocurrency is one of the worst inventions of the 21st century. I am ashamed to share an industry …

2021-04-30 Impersonal Computer

2021-04-30 It's Leaches All The Way Down

2021-04-29 It’s Ibuprofen O’Clock. 💊🚰

2021-04-29 Not A Good Day

2021-04-28 Forward to A Better World

2021-04-27 Dev surprised his perfect vim/tmux/bash/xmonad setup doesn’t alleviate existential crisis …

2021-04-27 Dev becomes rich by stopping buying domain names for never materialized side projects I’ve …

2021-04-27 Attack of The Robocalls

2021-04-27 I’ve been having fun playing Townscaper, building little (and not-so-little) buildings on …

2021-04-24 'Free' As In Windows

2021-04-23 Good Hardware, Okay-At-Best Software

2021-04-23 Administrivia: Change To The Blogroll Page

2021-04-22 Take your personal website, for example. Your writing might not appeal to others. People might find …

2021-04-22 FTP Soldiers On

2021-04-22 This week has been the first time in years that I’ve felt mentally and physically …

2021-04-21 Death by Paywall

2021-04-21 The Netbook Delusion

2021-04-21 Thoughts on The New iMacs

2021-04-20 The Wired website really knows how to give me typographer eye-twitch. They’ve tried to be …

2021-04-20 There is every reason to believe that vaccination is making short work of the pandemic in the UK, …

2021-04-20 The idea that a focus group might have good ideas when no one has had the courage to put them out …

2021-04-20 CAPTCHA!!!

2021-04-19 New Uses for Old Devices

2021-04-17 Embrace the Grind

2021-04-17 Let’s Not Dumb Down the History of Computer Science

2021-04-17 What We Believe In

2021-04-16 Not All Keyboards Are The Same

2021-04-15 Letting Go Of The Past

2021-04-15 Ageing Naturally

2021-04-15 Comments Desired

2021-04-14 The Wrong Solution to The Wrong Problem

2021-04-14 Back To Normal?

2021-04-13 Un-normalising The Climate Crisis

2021-04-12 Today I finished reading Take Control of DEVONthink 3 by Joe Kissell — I highly recommend it to …

2021-04-11 Oracle Out-Googles Google... In Shady Behaviour

2021-04-10 No Takesie-backsies

2021-04-10 Alas, Poor LG...

2021-04-09 Had to turn off the radio — can’t face 24–48 hours or ‘reflective’ music just …

2021-04-09 Look After Your Eyes

2021-04-07 What's Left of Yahoo?

2021-04-06 Just had my 2nd Covid-19 vaccine shot. 💉💪

2021-04-04 Move Fast, Break Things, Not Our Problem

2021-04-03 The Compulink Information eXchange

2021-04-03 Yay, brain fog decided to pay me another visit. :(

2021-04-02 Recent fractal exploration using Frax app on my iPad.

2021-04-02 Social Media is Eating Art Communities

2021-04-01 A Little Too Secure...

2021-03-31 It turns out that the current WordPress theme I’m using — Velox — does have an option to not …

2021-03-30 How to stop Mac App Store notifications I’d honestly never clocked that the App Store …

2021-03-29 Well, That's An Hour I Won't Be Getting Back...

2021-03-29 First lawn-mowing of the year completed, now having a well-earned rest.

2021-03-28 Safari vs Vivaldi

2021-03-27 Rethinking my Personal Journal

2021-03-27 Do Not Disturb

2021-03-26 Woohoo, 2nd Covid-19 vaccine shot is booked! 💉💪

2021-03-26 Over-Clean My Mac

2021-03-25 Enhance!

2021-03-24 Life hacks in old age: we too can prioritise activities with the Urgent Important Matrix Applicable …

2021-03-24 Photoshop Un-Plugin'd

2021-03-23 CMS of Yore

2021-03-22 Inside ‘Black Market’ Where Artists Can Pay for Millions of Streams Payola is alive and well, and …

2021-03-21 Detritus

2021-03-20 Big Sur, anyone?

2021-03-19 Too Good To Be True: Substack Edition

2021-03-18 Today I decided to create a WordPress.org account and start giving feedback on the plugins I use on …

2021-03-17 Yay, IDG decided to revamp the Macworld website. Sadly, that also means they changed the (still …

2021-03-17 Plastic doc Bust

2021-03-17 I’ve reinstalled the Micro.blog app on my iPad, solely to get notification of mentions and …

2021-03-16 Trying out trial of GoodTask, following a positive review by @ChrisHannah — really liking it as a …

2021-03-16 Blogrolling!

2021-03-15 IDG, the publishers of Macworld, only supply the one RSS feed, so I have to tell Inoreader to filter …

2021-03-15 My blogroll page is now live. :) Still needs some descriptions added, but it’s a start. Pretty …

2021-03-15 A Change of Scenery

2021-03-14 I’ve started the process of synching my OPML list from Inoreader to my self-hosted WordPress …

2021-03-14 Quick health update — throat is still sore, but at least I managed to get about seven hours of sleep …

2021-03-14 Nothing Lasts Forever: MIPS Edition

2021-03-13 Keeping Ahead of The Login Bots

2021-03-13 Death isn't the end

2021-03-12 I just installed the Edit Author Slug plugin to (hopefully) obfuscate my WordPress username on this …

2021-03-12 I’ve not been sleeping well lately, I keep waking up during the night. Consequently, …

2021-03-11 People who are really serious about the web should make their own websites. Mike Rockwell Own your …

2021-03-11 Inheritance

2021-03-11 The Six Month Gap

2021-03-10 I’m adding IndieWeb support to this site once more. Let’s see how things work out. …

2021-03-10 "It's not our problem, it's your problem": Google Edition

2021-03-08 Iä! Iä! Microsoft Exchange fhtagn!

2021-03-08 ZX81’s sleek plastic case shows no sign of middle-aged spread This was my first home computer, …

2021-03-08 Inconceivable!

2021-03-07 My reading list system in DEVONthink is working out pretty well, but I know I’m not yet making …

2021-03-07 Taming the YouTube Monster

2021-03-06 That New App/Platform Smell... Mmm

2021-03-05 Musical Bit-Rot

2021-03-05 A Little Too Well-Automated

2021-03-04 Reminder: Be Sparing in Trusting Browser Extensions

2021-03-04 Reasons I hate Google: Drive Edition

2021-03-03 Nothing Lasts Forever: Aircraft Edition

2021-03-02 As of today, I’m no longer a Zoom virgin… 🎦

2021-03-01 Mini-Review: 'Digital Minimalism' by Cal Newport

2021-03-01 Magnificently Detailed Porcelain Ceramics

2021-02-28 I'm a Type-aholic

2021-02-27 Follow-up to my most recent post over on my WordPress site — I’ve now switched over to …

2021-02-27 FYI, I have Micro.blog set up as a web panel in Vivaldi on the Mac, and can have it open on the left …

2021-02-27 No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

2021-02-26 "Being Cancelled"

2021-02-25 Why there’s no such thing as lost learning

2021-02-25 Browser Tab Mastery in Vivaldi

2021-02-25 Bandcamp should be Substack for musicians

2021-02-23 Life Without Social Media

2021-02-23 Tolerating Microsoft Word & Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

2021-02-22 Facebook's alternate reality

2021-02-22 VLC turns 20

2021-02-22 'Out Of The Matrix'

2021-02-21 Sunday Reading: John Perry Barlow

2021-02-20 Derp, helps if I add the Micro.blog feed here so those three posts show up! :P

2021-02-20 I also had a separate account for my Second Life avatar Spiffy Voxel for a time last year, but now …

2021-02-20 This is actually my 3rd time around with Micro.blog – first was as a Kickstarter backer, second was …

2021-02-20 I’ve decided to reactivate my Micro.blog hosting – partly so I can mention folks here and …

2021-02-20 Further Adventures in DEVONthink

2021-02-20 I’m currently down to 43 apps on my iPad, 73 (excluding built-in) apps on my Mac. Over the last year …

2021-02-19 Using DEVONthink as a Bookmark Manager

2021-02-19 Putting Things in Perspective

2021-02-18 Link to the source (whenever possible)

2021-02-18 DEVONthink + iA Writer = 😍

2021-02-17 A retrospective look at Mac OS X Snow Leopard

2021-02-17 Creating a Personal Journal in DEVONthink

2021-02-16 Designed for Discrimination

2021-02-16 Abandon Hope, All Ye Hoping to Opt-Out of Tracking

2021-02-15 From the Archive: Oh iTunes, why do you have to suck so hard?

2021-02-15 I just added this blog to The Big List of Personal Websites. Because blogrolls are cool again. :) …

2021-02-15 It’s supposedly 8°C outside, but I’m still having to wear hat and gloves at the …

2021-02-14 Inoculating against Post-Truth

2021-02-13 Adios Firefox, for now...

2021-02-13 ‘I Miss My Mom’: Children Of QAnon Believers Are Desperately Trying To Deradicalize Their Own …

2021-02-13 My Blogging Workflow

2021-02-13 Charlie Stross on Corporations

2021-02-13 Unplugged

2021-02-11 For the second morning in a row, I’ve woken up to find my iPhone SE nearly out of power. Not …

2021-02-10 DEVONthink is GO!

2021-02-10 I had to break out my special gloves to keep my hands warm while using the computer. They’re …

2021-02-09 Can't RTFM is there's no M to RTF!

2021-02-08 Reminder: Do Not Rely on Google

2021-02-08 Continuous Personal Development

2021-02-07 We Can Be The Solution

2021-02-06 TIL that I can subscribe to Subreddits as RSS feeds. Mind = blown! 🤯

2021-02-06 I fell off my book-reading streak, so I’m setting a daily prompt to remind me to sit down and …

2021-02-06 Pop! And I leave your site

2021-02-06 The App Compulsion

2021-02-06 Moon Trees

2021-02-05 The Cassandra of the Internet Age

2021-02-05 Inside a COVID Ward

2021-02-05 Bad News for Font Nerds

2021-02-05 I upped my command-line game again today, by getting the latest version of Ruby installed on my Mac. …

2021-02-05 A Little Clarity

2021-02-04 Revenge With Statistic

2021-02-04 Your online identity is a lifelong asset. If you invest in it foolishly you’ll regret that. But …

2021-02-04 UK government accused of covering up ‘national scandal’ over Grenfell-style cladding …

2021-02-04 UK Test and Trace chief Dido Harding tries to convince MPs that £14m for canned mobile app was money …

2021-02-03 Sounds like a good plan to me...

2021-02-03 Sticking with WordPress for now

2021-02-02 Banking apps (and websites) have annoyed me no end today… 😡

2021-02-01 Thoughts on the Internet

2021-02-01 And maybe, just maybe, the best things standing in their way of their spite and their avarice and …

2021-02-01 The point is that the problems we perceive with “Big Tech” aren’t tech problems. They’re human …

2021-02-01 Use it or lose it

2021-01-30 Start of a new career path

2021-01-29 The Guardian view on Britain’s pandemic record: a monument to failure The terrible scale of …

2021-01-28 'C is for Crystal'

2021-01-28 I purchased these lovely Aqueux dynamic wallpapers for my Mac yesterday, a steal at just $3. :) They …

2021-01-28 Newsletters; or, an enormous rant about writing on the web that doesn’t really go anywhere and …

2021-01-26 Well, I guess the vaccine is working. Last night I was shivering in bed, then sweating, and aching a …

2021-01-25 One of the biggest reasons why I’m sticking with Vivaldi as my primary Mac browser? Web …

2021-01-25 Brandon has joined the digital purge party, big time! Admittedly, mine has been at a more pedestrian …

2021-01-25 Smartphones are becoming like white goods, says analyst, with users only upgrading when their …

2021-01-25 Got my 1st Covid-19 vaccination this morning, was in and out very fast. I got given the Oxford / …

2021-01-24 Support the Internet Archive If You Can Ton Zijlstra makes the case for why you should consider …

2021-01-24 I have an appointment booked tomorrow for my first Covid-19 vaccination shot. 🤞😷

2021-01-23 I’ve reinstalled Firefox on my Mac and restored my settings from my Mozilla account, but after …

2021-01-22 Attack of the TLAs

2021-01-22 'Run screaming from Bitcoin'

2021-01-22 Ageing≠old. Ageing=living.

2021-01-22 It's pronounced "two cows" btw

2021-01-21 Kubler-Ross, Grief and the Pandemic

2021-01-21 I was apprehensive yesterday about what might happen in Washington DC. Breathing easier this …

2021-01-20 I installed a plugin for this site to limit login attempts and lock out attackers, and it has been …

2021-01-19 September 10,000, 1993

2021-01-19 Covid: Intensive care matron tells of ‘soul-destroying’ experience of watching …

2021-01-18 All Quiet on the WordPress Front

2021-01-17 WordPress Woes

2021-01-16 The War on Browser Extensions

2021-01-15 Without a story, statistics are cemeteries of facts. Doc Searls, Where Journalism Fails

2021-01-15 Autism is a spectrum, not a binary

2021-01-15 This week I’ve been paying more attention to my posture, particularly when I’m working …

2021-01-14 Fear Of A Notifications Badge

2021-01-13 Why am *I* the weird one?

2021-01-13 Silo To Silo

2021-01-12 My iMac is now living on borrowed time, it seems...

2021-01-11 Slow Down & Read!

2021-01-11 Learning By Doing

2021-01-10 Reasons Why I Love My RSS Feeds

2021-01-09 I’ve tried using auto-switching between light and dark UI mode on all my devices the last few …

2021-01-08 January 20th cannot come soon enough. 😰

2021-01-07 Why the heck can't I put widgets on my iPad home screen?

2021-01-06 Focus Screen

2021-01-05 Life After Jetpack

2021-01-04 Did you think that PDF files were just documents? Think again...

2021-01-03 A Close Shave

2021-01-02 MailMate

2021-01-02 A Personal Digital Reset

2021-01-01 New Year New Apps? Not so Fast.

2021-01-01 Home Screen of my iPad Mini 4, start of 2021 Decided on a fresh perspective for my most used (and …

2020-12-31 2020 In Review

2020-12-31 Back to the ‘70s with Serverless — the more things change, the more they stay the same.

2020-12-30 The True Horror

2020-12-30 RSS Superfans

2020-12-30 It’s so good to have a blog

2020-12-30 I’ve decided to give MailMate another try-out. While I like Mozilla Thunderbird, there’s …

2020-12-30 Digital Decay

2020-12-30 Over and Over and Over

2020-12-30 Another Fine Job by Boris Johnson. /sarcasm

2020-12-29 Offline Browsing Like It’s 1995

2020-12-28 Why I Use Pinboard As My Reading List

2020-12-27 Michael Rosen: I was bad… This poem about attitudes towards the elderly, and a willingness …

2020-12-26 Great, some idiot joined my local Nextdoor network today and proceeded to post incitements to break …

2020-12-26 News is the Last Thing We Need Right Now Probably the best description of the effect of the 24-hour …

2020-12-25 Yingle Yule!

2020-12-24 Oh, Automattic...

2020-12-23 Cautionary Tales

2020-12-22 How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world

2020-12-22 J'accuse

2020-12-21 Enhance!

2020-12-20 Well, that didn’t take long. A slow trickle of spam comments have started coming in. I guess Akismet …

2020-12-19 Jetpack Jettisoned

2020-12-19 Night And Day

2020-12-18 Merry Christmas?

2020-12-18 Don't Hate On Comic Sans

2020-12-18 Words of Wisdom

2020-12-17 Read (and listened to): How old, ambient Japanese music became a smash hit on YouTube Contains music …

2020-12-16 Google 'Protects' Users By Wrapping Links In Gmail Messages So They Pass Through Google

2020-12-15 This piece by Robert Hutton for The Critic pretty much sums up the collective insanity that is …

2020-12-13 Life Without Amazon

2020-12-12 That Would Explain A Lot...

2020-12-11 'The Correspondent' Shutting Down On 31st December 2020

2020-12-10 The Algorithm Wagging The Listener

2020-12-10 Having actual muscle definition, after years of flabbiness, feels super-weird when I observe it, but …

2020-12-09 Wednesday After-Lunch Thoughts

2020-12-09 'For those who want to turn the price tag up to 11'

2020-12-08 Do They Even Look At Their Website?

2020-12-07 Revisiting Childhood Things

2020-12-06 LinkedIn’s Alternate Universe How the professional platform makes networking weird Wow. This was an …

2020-12-05 My Second Life

2020-12-04 It's HP, Jim, but not as we knew it

2020-12-03

Book cover of 'Acorn - A World in Pixels'
Book cover of ‘Acorn - A World in Pixels’

My copy of Acorn - A World in Pixels …

2020-12-03 My Body Image

2020-12-03 I am not a piece of 💩 and neither are you

2020-12-02 Broken Link or Broken Server?

2020-12-01 This Would Be Even Funnier If They'd Had Voice Assistants Back Then...

2020-12-01 Someone Put Windows 10 on ARM on Apple Silicon - The Results Won't Shock You!

2020-12-01 Ink-jet Ball-And-Chain

2020-12-01 Changing Habits To Improve My Health

2020-11-30 I need to start setting aside some time to reinforce and strengthen my skills as a coder, designer …

2020-11-29 Duh! It only just occurred to me to boost the update interval for the RSS feed I’m using to …

2020-11-29 As a lifelong pedestrian, it is great when town and city planners actually take us into …

2020-11-28 How The 'Lost Art' Of Breathing Can Impact Sleep And Resilience

2020-11-28 I wear my mask when I’m outside to protect both myself and others. But even in the middle of a …

2020-11-27 My instinctive reaction, when faced with a dilemma, is to overthink like crazy and panic. I need to …

2020-11-26 In the end, it is upon us

2020-11-26 There’s nothing particularly cunning or covert about Zuckerberg. He reacts to pressure like a …

2020-11-26 This week I’ve started to adjust some long-standing habits that once provided comfort and …

2020-11-25 Oh Hey There, 1Password

2020-11-25 I have great difficulty making a phone call, due to my brain constantly overthinking. Receiving …

2020-11-24 No Jedi

2020-11-24 Every year I feel saddened that Black Friday, a holiday of inadequacy and consumption, has been …

2020-11-24 So Much For A Happy New Year...

2020-11-24 I thought that we’d sorted out the shopping slots between now and New Year to provision …

2020-11-23 Many apps promise to let you quickly capture and store ideas, notes, etc. But I find that I hardly …

2020-11-22 Election Days I Have Known

2020-11-22 The fact that the border between Britain and Europe — and between Britain and Northern Ireland — is …

2020-11-21 Put On A Happy Face!

2020-11-21 Forcing IE11 user to switch to Edge

2020-11-21 With the trees in our neighbourhood losing the last of their leafs, winter is very much here as far …

2020-11-20 Oh, Safari...

2020-11-20 Adding MarkDownload to my browser extension arsenal. Hat tip to Ton Zijlstra for bringing this to my …

2020-11-20 Boris Johnson's greatest foe is... Boris Johnson

2020-11-20 Google Irony

2020-11-20 Is Facebook checking when I look at my exported data?

2020-11-20 This time of year is never good for my mental health — the light and colour fade away from nature, …

2020-11-19 The Music That Slips Between The Cracks

2020-11-19 Is it possible that I could return to social media one day? Yes. Is it likely? Not for the …

2020-11-18 Ghosts of the (Facebook) Past

2020-11-18 I am gradually working to reduce my dependence of specific apps and services to get things done, …

2020-11-17 I used to commute to work by train, and frequently had to deal with delays or cancellations. I do …

2020-11-16 It constantly irks me that many apps seem to regard my devices’ memory capacity as limitless, …

2020-11-16 Declaring Amazon Bankruptcy

2020-11-15 When I think back to where my journey with computers started — a second-hand Sinclair ZX-81 in the …

2020-11-15 Removing Support For The IndieWeb

2020-11-14 Mysterious glitches in computers, phones, tablets and other electronic devices are definitely spooky …

2020-11-13 I’m not even going to hazard a guess at what was wrong with my mum’s iMac this morning — …

2020-11-12 I’ve always regarded the clothes I wear as purely utilitarian, and have never cared much for …

2020-11-11 So, I Finally Upgraded to macOS Catalina...

2020-11-11 My parents taught me early on that “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say …

2020-11-10 The Right vs The Far Right

2020-11-10 As I help my elderly mother with house and garden work, as well as technology issues, I have a …

2020-11-09 I just found out that Robert Fisk passed away last month. :(

2020-11-09 It Looks Like Nigel Farage Just Lost a £10,000 Bet On the US Election I guess he’ll be hoping …

2020-11-09 One of the best things I’ve done this year has been to stop trying to force myself to be …

2020-11-08 The best purchase I’ve made in the last few years has been a large box-file with binders, to …

2020-11-07 Flatten this four year curve of lies and rage

2020-11-07 Just Breathe

2020-11-07 Yahoo Groups to be put out of its misery by Verizon

2020-11-07 I vacuum-pack my winter duvet and stash it in the wardrobe when it’s not needed. But the seal …

2020-11-06 More iOS 14 Gripes

2020-11-06 Back in the day, I used to get my fill of puzzling by picking up a copy of ‘Logic …

2020-11-05 Fighting the right fight...

2020-11-05 I fully expect the current occupant of the White House to stoop even lower as he tries to stave off …

2020-11-04 Frost on the grass this morning reminds me that winter, and the Solstice, are near. (Day 4 of #mbnov …

2020-11-03 Tune In, Turn On, Space Out

2020-11-03 iPadOS 14 Needs More Work

2020-11-03 E-Voting *can* work, if the will is there to make it do so

2020-11-03 Nigel Farage has long since lost the power to astonish me. Same goes for Donald Trump and Boris …

2020-11-02 How governments in the West failed to learn

2020-11-02 Political Hobgoblins

2020-11-02 My ability to concentrate in the morning doesn’t truly kick in until the first mug of tea has …

2020-11-01 Dreary grey sky, cooling air and showers remind me that it’s definitely November. (Day 1 of …

2020-10-31 Letters In Need Shaun from Letters of Note is going to send letters to people in the UK who are …

2020-10-31 The Zoom You *Really* Need

2020-10-30 Lost.fm

2020-10-28 I just opened up the tutorial for the latest version of TheBrain, and duly facepalmed. No text, all …

2020-10-28 Walking Meditation

2020-10-27 Don't Settle for Small Print

2020-10-26 You just have to keep on surviving, appreciating the small wins whenever and wherever you can get …

2020-10-26 How RealNetworks Shot Themselves In The Foot

2020-10-24 Password Manager Blues

2020-10-22 Waiting For Godot.woff

2020-10-21 Adiós, Adobe

2020-10-17 “I just can’t cope with the freaky stuff.”

2020-10-17 My Inbox, My Rules

2020-10-12 I got a package in the mail today containing the hardcover volume of Midnight Radio, which I’d …

2020-10-12 Overcoming Self-Censorship

2020-10-06 Process cocked-up due to Excel

2020-10-06 File This Under Who'd-Have-Thunk-Huh...

2020-10-04 I’ve now made my Pinboard profile public. If you’re on there too, feel free to follow me …

2020-09-29 Freedom to Maintain The Status Quo

2020-09-29 Morning Thoughts: 29th Sept 2020

2020-09-28 Why The Heck Am I Back on Micro.blog?

2020-09-28 Okay, cross-posting to Micro.blog is working. I’ve removed the extra RSS-only content that was …

2020-09-28 I’ve just reinstalled some IndieWeb support to this blog, let’s see how it works out. …

2020-09-27 Content Moderation Case Study: Usenet Has To Figure Out How To Deal With Spam (April 1994) Wow, this …

2020-09-27 Tracker Shaming

2020-09-27 When People Forget That Web < Social Media...

2020-09-25 The Importance of Backups

2020-09-24 Really Intelligent Syndication

2020-09-24 Rogue Ads From Google Syndication? Well, Colour Me Unsurprised

2020-09-24 Scribd Dark Patterns

2020-09-19 Mullenweg on JAMstack

2020-09-18 'In pursuit of a more secure walled garden'

2020-09-17 Whatever Happened to CNET?

2020-09-15 What's so hard about PDF text extraction? ​

2020-09-15 Son of Clippy?

2020-09-14 Important Reminders

2020-09-12 TuneOut Radio — The Dumb-ening

2020-09-11 After reading this article by Leo Blanchette, I’m considering going through my current posts …

2020-09-11 Cutting The Cruft

2020-09-08 “We need new paradigms, not more new tech.”

2020-09-07 Death To The Bullshit Web

2020-09-07 Software as Betrayal of Service

2020-09-06 Thoughts On Creativity

2020-09-04 "No action Apple can take against the tracking industry is too strong"

2020-09-04 Google News Radio? No, Thanks

2020-09-03 The Trickle Down Attention Economy

2020-09-03 Boycott Amazon

2020-09-03 Simon Woods has some short, succinct advice on how to make Twitter more bearable.

2020-09-03 This Fuckery Needs To Stop. Now.

2020-09-01 Is it possible to engage with social media without losing your soul? To sidestep its outrage …

2020-09-01 Caveat Upgrader

2020-09-01 “Everybody’s not looking to feed the soil, some are just looking to take the fruit.”

2020-08-31 Freedom for Developers. For users, not so much.

2020-08-31 Boris Johnson: Works As Designed

2020-08-31 "Disabled people aren’t here for your ridicule."

2020-08-29 Social Network APIs & Protocols Considered Harmful*

2020-08-29 Does Your Ten-Year-Old Code Still Run?

2020-08-28 Google's Design 'Talent'

2020-08-28 Where is the news indeed?

2020-08-28 Another Reason To Love Inoreader

2020-08-27 Doing to Google what Google did to AltaVista

2020-08-27 “A dude must know just how much sh*t he can handle.”

2020-08-27 Y*lp!

2020-08-27 My Memories of Windows 95

2020-08-26 Can Thieves Crack 6-Digit iPhone Passcodes?

2020-08-26 Quick Site Update

2020-08-24 "The Only Winning Move is Not To Play"

2020-08-22 Real(-Life) Programming

2020-08-22 Bandcamp may not just be the anti-Spotify; it may be operating in an entirely different world

2020-08-20 “OK, time to rip off the mask”

2020-08-19 The 'Danger' of Unsigned Mac Apps

2020-08-19 Mind vs Mindfulness

2020-08-18 Fanboys

2020-08-18 Another Epic Post From Former Googler Steve Yegge

2020-08-15 The Cult of The Free

2020-08-14 Jupiter and Saturn Rising Beyond Alien Throne Rock Image Credit & Copyright: Marcin Zając

2020-08-12 The Marx line about religion being the opiate of the masses is now fully quaint. Both the very idea …

2020-08-11 "Legacy Edge"

2020-08-11 Hiroshima

2020-08-11 Man Down!

2020-08-09 I Never Have to Accidentally Quit Safari Again (using Keyboard Maestro)

2020-08-08 macOS Productivity Hacks: Basic Keyboard Shortcuts

2020-08-07 Learning From The Counterculture

2020-08-07 For 'highly sensitive', read 'highly incriminating'

2020-08-07 A Dutch public broadcaster got rid of targeted digital ads—and its revenues went way up

2020-08-06 News is not ephemeral, it will be there when you come back

2020-08-06 Time for advertising to call off the dogs

2020-08-05 Reminder: Unicorns Are Mythical Creatures

2020-08-05 The political economy of bullshit

2020-08-03 Musician Cannot Live By Streaming Alone

2020-08-03 Your blog is your avatar, not in the one-dimensional sense of a profile pic, but in the original …

2020-08-03 Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be

2020-08-02 Demographics Are Absurd

2020-08-01 Lots of thoughtful commentary by Art Kavanagh in his recent post, Tech’s unfulfilled promises …

2020-08-01 Trying to Force Analogue (Gender) to Binary

2020-08-01 You run into those fellas in life and online who will always explain, for any situation, why the big …

2020-07-31 When Webmail Overdoes It On The 'Web' Part...

2020-07-27 The Best Thing About RSS

2020-07-25 Keep Dropbox (Out Of My Hair)

2020-07-24 The MP3 At 25

2020-07-22 The Fake Nerd Boys of Silicon Valley Managing Editor Lyta Gold on Star Trek, Silicon Valley’s lack …

2020-07-21 This Woman Inspired One of the First Hit Video Games by Mapping the World’s Longest Cave Patricia …

2020-07-21 I’ve just installed the Simple Custom Content plugin on this site, and configured it to add a …

2020-07-21 From Compassion To Aggression

2020-07-21 It Just Works: Apple Mail Edition

2020-07-20 The endless churn of the digital jukebox

2020-07-19 Why Older People Really Eschew Technology While the examples and research mentioned in this Slate …

2020-07-19 "That’s a real nice revenue stream you’ve got there; it’d be a shame if anything happened to it."

2020-07-14 Where Technology Leads in Accessibility, Language & Attitudes Must Follow

2020-07-13 Style Check in iA Writer

2020-07-10 The Internet Is A Tool

2020-07-09 Disconnecting

2020-07-05 Firefox Keeps On Truckin'...

2020-07-04 Walled Industrial Sites

2020-07-03 The Danger Of Over-Efficiency

2020-07-03 Interesting Times, Indeed

2020-07-03 COVID-19 Thoughts

2020-07-01 Into the fog: How Britain lost track of the coronavirus

2020-06-30 Man fuck all these guys, I want a film about Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes and their path through …

2020-06-30 This new digital idea of patronage

2020-06-29 More pieces in Apple's jigsaw puzzle...

2020-06-26 Another Skirmish in The Ad-Tracking Wars...

2020-06-26 What's Old Is New Again (Mobile App Permissions Edition)

2020-06-22 The Secret Fight For Your Personal Information

2020-06-18 Thank you, Matt Harding

2020-06-17 Termite Capitalism

2020-06-16 Backed Up By The Law

2020-06-16 So Glad I Kicked That Habit...

2020-06-12 The Joy of Finding Other Music

2020-06-10 Takedown in Haste. Reinstate... Ever?

2020-06-10 You can see why those on the right are so angry about all this. And why they hate protest so much. …

2020-06-10 Coronavirus has not only already caused 60,000 premature deaths in the UK, many of which could have …

2020-06-09 'Connectivity is not exclusively a tool of the privileged'

2020-06-07 Centralised Stupidity

2020-06-05 Technology Perpetuating Racism — By Design

2020-06-04 Racism is a disease

2020-06-02 Flush Facebook!

2020-06-02 The Future That Everyone Forgot

2020-06-02 A Desktop Pond

2020-06-01 The 'Real Camera' Is The One That Gives You What You Want

2020-05-31 The Revolving Door of Incompetence

2020-05-29 TuneOut Radio

2020-05-26 Amazon Dot Clueless

2020-05-22 Thoughts on Technology and Old Age

2020-05-22 Joe Who? (Plus Thougths On Podcasting)

2020-05-18 Thankfully, I'm Not Quite So Afflicted

2020-05-15 It's Blog Posts All The Way Down

2020-05-12 Unmooring from Micro.blog

2020-05-01 "Total Fucking Panic, Dead People & Bullshit"

2020-04-30 Strapping on The Jetpack Once More...

2020-04-30 Back To Basics

2020-04-29 Going Back To Todoist

2020-04-28 Things That Go BEEEEEP In The Night..

2020-04-26 Capitalism Does Not Give a Damn About Disabled People Here in the UK, I suspect that part of the …

2020-04-22 Happy Earth Day! 🌎🌍🌏

2020-04-20 You Can Do Whatever You Need To Get You Through These Tough Times

2020-04-18 Looks like removing Jetpack integration from my WordPress blog the other day broke the conversion of …

2020-04-18 Link Unshortener looks like it could be a very handy little utility for checking shortened URLs …

2020-04-17 Public Inquiries, The British Way

2020-04-16 Kaleidoscope turns 20 I fell down a major rabbit-hole the last few days when I discovered that …

2020-04-14 The Italian Emergency is in Danger of Normalising the Abnormal

2020-04-13 Bummer. I just found out that Tim Brooke-Taylor passed away yesterday, after suffering a relapse of …

2020-04-12 Conspiracy theorists are burning 5G towers. Because coronavirus. I’ve seen this in action—the …

2020-04-11 Death to the bullshit web

2020-04-10 The Great Blog Search War

2020-04-09 Trust, But Verify

2020-04-08 Ich bin ein Webizen!

2020-04-06 Local-first software

2020-04-04 Spent some time out in the garden this afternoon with the iPad. No WiFi signal, but I was able to …

2020-04-04 Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner have been elected the new Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour …

2020-04-04 How to buy a computer in 1983

2020-04-03 #Thuggerati

2020-04-03 £55 billion of NHS PFI debt has not been written off: with so much else that now needs to be …

2020-04-02 Jack Schofield, Guardian’s Ask Jack tech columnist, dies at 72 This is sad news for me. I have …

2020-04-02 Four Cartoonists On What They Want to Happen to Their Bodies Personally, I’d like my organs …

2020-04-02 Just listened to Seth Godin’s call for better curation on his podcast Akimbo. Well worth a …

2020-04-01 Yesterday I discovered MacUpdater via the MacSparky monthly newsletter. Unlike the similarly-named …

2020-03-29 Last night was not a good night to have trouble getting to sleep. British Summer Time kicked in at …

2020-03-28 I’ve been rethinking my use of DEVONthink lately, as I try out the Zettelkasten system of plain text …

2020-03-28 I got the official letter today from the NHS, informing me that I should be self-isolating due to my …

2020-03-27 20 Things the Virus is Telling Us A funny but very cutting listicle from Mike Small over at Bella …

2020-03-27 Looking across the road at the number of folks in the park, I have to wonder if the advice about …

2020-03-26 You Won’t Believe My Morning A fun little short story. :)

2020-03-26 Faith

2020-03-26 I had a near-heart-attack moment this morning, when several new emails mysteriously vanished from …

2020-03-25 Well, looks like I’m definitely self-isolating for next 12 weeks.

2020-03-25 I updated my iPhone SE and iPad Mini 4 to iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 respectively this morning. Still …

2020-03-24 If people in our neighbourhood are heeding the advice to stay at home, it’s hard to tell. …

2020-03-23 Internet Amnesia: Clive James & his website - Richard MacManus It survives for now, but how much …

2020-03-22 Covid-19 is the disease but the ‘underlying heath condition’ is capitalism

2020-03-20 Save Some Money on Adobe Creative Cloud

2020-03-20 The Invisible & The Unseen

2020-03-19 More fun-and-games today getting hold of groceries

2020-03-18 Ugh, I’ve not felt this stressed since I was caring for my terminally-ill father in 2018. :( …

2020-03-17 True, Best Selves

2020-03-17 Time Pieces

2020-03-16 Security As Someone Else's Problem

2020-03-15 Yay, both ASDA and Sainbury’s have no home delivery slots at all for next couple of weeks. In …

2020-03-14 Happy π 🥧 day! (Even though it’s 14/3 on my calendar here.)

2020-03-14 No fattened calf for you...

2020-03-13 RFC 1855 - Netiquette Guidelines Some parts of this are quaint now, but so much is still relevant …

2020-03-12 Huh. So Retroactive claims to be able to help you run older Apple apps on newer versions of macOS. …

2020-03-12 I logged into my SIPP (Self-Investment Pension Plan) account today to see what the current damage …

2020-03-12 Microsoft Plots the End of Visual Basic - Thurrott.com Insert sad trombone here I never got into …

2020-03-11 Called Virgin Media to get a better deal on TV / broadband / phone bundle. Customer support offered …

2020-03-10 Just been online to finalise our ASDA shopping delivery for tomorrow, to find that they’re …

2020-03-10 One for the birthday list...

2020-03-09 Privacy Is Not A Binary

2020-03-09 The infinite scroll Excellent long-read by David Roth (formerly of Deadspin) on the current state of …

2020-03-08 What the Death of iTunes Says About Our Digital Habits I never got around to sharing this article …

2020-03-07 Finally had a nice sunny day yesterday, so I could take photos during my walk in the park. :)

2020-03-06 I just casted my votes in the Labour Party leadership and deputy-leadership election online. I just …

2020-03-05 Our current phone / broadband / TV bundle is due to renew at the end of the month, and Virgin Media …

2020-03-05 The growth of command line options, 1979-Present On the one hand, the included table is pretty …

2020-03-05 The History of the URL Long article on the Cloudflare blog about how we got to the Universal …

2020-03-05 How Explaining Copyright Broke the YouTube Copyright System They eventually got the video reinstated …

2020-03-04 Update 2020-11-07: That link now gives a 404 error, and it’s no longer in the Mac App Store. …

2020-03-04 Today I’m thankful for Inoreader’s filters which allow me to turn down the volume on …

2020-03-03 Cory Doctorow: A Lever Without a Fulcrum Is Just a Stick Copyright can provide leverage to …

2020-03-03 Being Able To Move Your Blog Greg Morris on the speed bumps on the road to blog data portability.

2020-03-03 Today I decided to delete my Mastodon profile. While I like the concept, and I applaud efforts to …

2020-03-02 I’ve decided to give TaskPaper another go, with a view to using it to organise various …

2020-03-01 Going back to analogue planning?

2020-02-29 I Collect Music Based On How It Makes Me Feel

2020-02-28 Listening to Radio Stations online, back in the day...

2020-02-28 The Golden Age Of Desktop UI customisation?

2020-02-27 The Web Before The Web

2020-02-27 Why On Earth Do Local Council Websites Need Adverts Or Trackers?

2020-02-26 Kicking Away The Interoperability Ladder

2020-02-25 Happy 25th birthday to the Iomega Zip Di- clickclickclickclickclickclick Damn it!

2020-02-24 I installed a WordPress plugin to alert me to broken links in my posts. Depressingly, some of those …

2020-02-23 As part of my practice of minimising the number of inboxes in my life, I’m getting back into …

2020-02-22 Going back to Firefox

2020-02-21 Sod Inspiration, Here's a Screenful of Adverts Instead

2020-02-20 Are We Failing Families At The End Of Life?

2020-02-20 "Do what the government wants or get out"

2020-02-17 That's a nice ad-supported website ya got there...

2020-02-17 The end of an era—CD Baby are closing down their online retail store later this year, to focus on …

2020-02-17 How the BBC’s Netflix-killing plan was snuffed by myopic regulation Insiders reveal just how …

2020-02-16 The Northern Ireland Secretary of State league Peter Donaghy, writing at Slugger O’Toole, runs …

2020-02-16 "Think Of The Children!", 2020 Edition

2020-02-15 RSS Reading Hacks

2020-02-14 We need more editors Part of the reason we are in the state we are in is because we have been too …

2020-02-13 Declutter Your Inbox. Subscribe to Email Newsletters Straight Into Inoreader This could prove very …

2020-02-13 Night of the Long Boris: several UK cabinet members fired, finance chief quits Ho boy. I can only …

2020-02-12 Your Phone is Not Your Friend

2020-02-11 Scotland the Dump Instead of focusing on Boris Johnson’s bridge distraction, lets focus on …

2020-02-10 Popular Free Email Apps Such as Edison and Cleanfox Skim Users’ Inboxes for Marketing Data Reminder …

2020-02-10 How dangerous can a domain name be?

2020-02-10 I need to check out the For You section of Apple Music more often. I hadn’t bothered with it at …

2020-02-09 The mysterious disappearance of Google’s click metric To survive, Google must find ways of …

2020-02-09 The Deal of the Century (or, The Alliance of Losers) Jim Maher tell the tale of the time that Apple …

2020-02-08 Robert Heaton noticed that the driver software for his Wacom tablet had a privacy policy, and …

2020-02-07 Bruce Schneier revisits the essay he wrote 10 years ago “Security in 2020”. Depressingly …

2020-02-07 Some good-ish news for users of Editorial, as developer Ole Zorn discusses his feelings about that …

2020-02-07 I’m always a bit perplexed by people who hate email or are compelled to “fix” email. I’m even a bit …

2020-02-07 Here, Phishy Phishy...

2020-02-07 The Linguist and the Programmer: Perl, Python and the Websites They Made The linguist being Larry …

2020-02-07 Say Goodbye to Hardware Keyboards: TCL Won’t Make BlackBerry Phones Anymore While I never owned a …

2020-02-06 Bulletin Board Systems: The VICE Exposé Tongue-in-cheek, from the folks at Two Bit History.

2020-02-05 Yours truly, selfie from yesterday. Definitely looking a lot better than I was just over a year ago. …

2020-02-05 Strategies for linking to obsolete websites Terence Eden gives some suggestions for dealing with …

2020-02-04 Aww. The last Boumeries comic strip was posted on Monday. I’ve been following the work of …

2020-02-04 My current workstation setup

2020-02-02 What The Ligature?

2020-02-01 Today’s comic from Lunarbaboon. I can relate.

2020-02-01 I’m pleased to say that I managed to do a walk every day in January. :) And it has definitely …

2020-01-31 ‘Brands turn a blind eye’: Confessions of a former agency exec on attribution scamming …

2020-01-31 Not So Much 'Long Now', More 'Long This-Is-Fine'

2020-01-30 Whatever Happened to the Semantic Web? Reading this article, and remembering some of the hoopla of …

2020-01-30 The 10th Anniversary of the iPad: A Perspective from the Windows Team Steve Sinovsky was in charge …

2020-01-30 Facebook Won’t Remove This Woman’s Butthole As a Business Page Once again, Facebook is …

2020-01-29 I’d had Avast’s free antivirus software installed on both mine and my mother’s …

2020-01-29 I Tried Listening to Podcasts at 3x and Broke My Brain I tried listening to podcasts at 2x for a …

2020-01-28 The Chocolate-Brewing Witches of Colonial Latin America The Inquisition persecuted women who used …

2020-01-28 Mozilla bans Firefox extensions for executing remote code Every time it looks as if Mozilla is …

2020-01-28 Privacy and security concerns in Grammarly Gary McGrath advices against using Grammarly’s browser …

2020-01-27 I’ve updated my Micro.blog settings per Manton’s recent post. One nice side effect is …

2020-01-27 Today, the Trident Era Ends A history of the render engine behind Internet Explorer, and the various …

2020-01-26 I Don’t Feel Interesting Enough This post by Greg Morris really chimed with me. I’ve battled …

2020-01-25 "A faceless person scrolling down a screen endlessly for all of eternity"

2020-01-24 Ooh! I’d not realised that the desktop version of Hemingway Editor now supports publishing to …

2020-01-24 C64 + Church Acoustics = Organ Music

2020-01-24 Gmail’s “Smart Compose” feature is terrible at helping freelancers negotiate …

2020-01-23 Since I set up email authentication for the domains I own, using SPF, DKIM and DMARC, the amount of …

2020-01-22 Mulling over ideas for a podcast. Micro.blog is definitely an option I’m considering for hosting and …

2020-01-21 Thought on Redecentralisation

2020-01-20 When 'Dropping Support for X' means 'Stopping Caring About Those Still Using X Just Fine'

2020-01-20 Pause

2020-01-19 I’ve started doing daily walks, to get more exercise and help clear my head. It’s also …

2020-01-18 The Rise and Fall of The Desktop

2020-01-18 The War on Bezels

2020-01-17 The End of Indie Web Browsers: You Can (Not) Compete Samuel Maddock: In 2017, the body responsible …

2020-01-17 Reminder: Technology Can Empower You

2020-01-15 I got some text messages and emails over the last 24 hours to let me know that my direct debits have …

2020-01-14 The Little iPhone That Could

2020-01-13 Gripe about Medium

2020-01-13 Belated happy 40th birthday, Usenet! I first got access to Usenet around the end of 1989, via the …

2020-01-12 The Perils of Assuming Google is Good at Design

2020-01-12 What’s that all about? Great piece by Richard Murphy on what motivates him to get up and start …

2020-01-11 Thoughts on Tidying and Marie Kondo

2020-01-10 Today, I found a new circle of RSS Hell. A site says it has an RSS feed, but the RSS feed is not …

2020-01-09 Wherein Apple continues its tireless work to drive developers away from the App Store

2020-01-09 BeOS: The Alternate Universe’s Mac OS X

2020-01-07 The folks over at The History Of The Web turned their attention to the story of the Webbys recently. …

2020-01-06 Friend of a Friend: The Facebook That Could Have Been I’d completely forgotten about FOAF. This …

2020-01-05 Roadblocks On The Road To Money Management

2020-01-04 I signed up for a money tracking and budgeting service today, because I need all the help I can get …

2020-01-03 I can definitely dig Mark Hughes’ Software Principles for 2020. In short: No lag. No load …

2020-01-02 'The Ladder Of Abstraction'

2020-01-02 Building the Community We Deserve

2020-01-01 My resolution for 2020 is to keep making small but meaningful changes to my life and surroundings, …

2019-12-31 From 1Password to Bitwarden in about five minutes

2019-12-31 Designing Windows 95's User Interface

2019-12-31 While there has been a lot of stress and anxiety for me in 2019, it was a lot better overall that …

2019-12-31 My 2020 planner arrived just now, and I’ve started filling in stuff for the weeks and months …

2019-12-30 I read this article on how to avoid a red wine headache the other day. Since I stopped drinking wine …

2019-12-30 I’ve ordered myself a 2020 planner (thanks to @patrickrhone for that prod) and I’m going …

2019-12-30 I’ve purged about two dozen old logins from 1Password that are either for services that no …

2019-12-30 My 1Password subscription is up for renewal in a few months. My usage has changed over the last few …

2019-12-29 Online Privacy as Herd Immunity

2019-12-29 Looking for new blogs to follow in the New Year? Warren Ellis is here to help. Here is a selection …

2019-12-29 It’s coming up for a year since I started blogging again on a regular basis, and I’ve managed to …

2019-12-28 I cleared out my books wish list over on Amazon UK, save for two reference book I’m actually going …

2019-12-28 I went spelunking through the Wayback Machine again today, this time on my first blog site, and it’s …

2019-12-28 (Recovered Post) The Compulink Information eXchange

2019-12-28 (Recovered Post) Twenty Years Online

2019-12-27 I just did some Internet archeology using the Wayback Machine, to retrieve some posts from an …

2019-12-27 Slash Dot Dash Dot Crash Dot Com

2019-12-27 Google's Digital Dementia

2019-12-26 Solstice

2019-12-26 Farewell, Tumblr

2019-12-25 That time of year again. Giving my iMac a thorough check-over to make sure there aren’t any problems …

2019-12-25 This heartwarming story from New World Notes, about a legendary artist in Second Life, and how his …

2019-12-24 It's Unix All The Way Down...

2019-12-23 Turning off most of my politics feeds has done wonders for my mental health. 👍🏼 I still get some via …

2019-12-23 The Real RSS Killer

2019-12-22 Hmm, it appears that MindNode is going to move to a subscription model with the next version, for at …

2019-12-22 Giving up on Apple Books app

2019-12-21 Tomorrow, it’ll be a year since my dad passed away. We had a family meal out today, to share …

2019-12-20 I’ve decided to deactivate most of the UK politics RSS feed in my Inoreader collection for a …

2019-12-20 I’ve been reminded by @artkavanagh of StumbleUpon, a web discovery service I used many moons ago. …

2019-12-20 I downgraded my Creative Cloud subscription to the Lightroom Plan last week. To be honest, I’ve no …

2019-12-19 I’m now using Bear on my Mac and iPad to gather reading and research material, and it’s working …

2019-12-19 Okay, I’ve installed @colinwalker’s plugin on my WordPress blog, so I can resume firing …

2019-12-19

Who Made My Phone Do THIS?!

Mike Overby’s piece is primarily about mobile apps, but could …

2019-12-18 Autopsy Aphorisms

2019-12-17 Critique of Micro.blog

2019-12-16 Decoupling from Micro.blog

2019-12-15 Antarctica Is Stark, Beautiful, and Will Shrink Your Brain Wow. Turns out that it’s not just …

2019-12-14 Quick test to see if the Indieweb setup on my blog is working.

2019-12-14 Every object had a different role to play. Not all clothes have come to you to be worn threadbare. …

2019-12-13 Friday The 13th

2019-12-12 I voted this morning. Now to wait, and hope…

2019-12-12 Stick A Fork In It, It's Done (Mac Resource Fork edition)

2019-12-11 Today's WordPress annoyances...

2019-12-11 How Facebook Avoids Ad Blockers I remember how the maker of the FB Purity browser extension had to …

2019-12-11 De-quantifying my life

2019-12-10 You Can Be Anything—And That's OK

2019-12-10 The TODO Silo

2019-12-08 Changing My Writing Workflow

2019-12-07 The Deep Sea is a fun interactive presentation where you literally scroll down into the depths. …

2019-12-07 My short and sweary case for voting Labour Alexei Sayle’s latest piece for The Canary, on a …

2019-12-07 TikTok Secretly Hid Content From Fat, Queer, and Disabled Users Supposedly done under the guise of …

2019-12-06 Early Christmas Present :)

2019-12-04 What are Jo Swinson’s Liberal Democrats so desperate to hide? Mary Fitzgerald, Editor-in-chief …

2019-12-03 The Home Computer Christmas Wars One for all you fellow nerds of a certain age, from the pages of …

2019-12-02 For 2020, I'm going to go all-in on using the keyboard as much as possible to control my Mac. This …

2019-12-02 Getting Off The Upgrade Treadmill

2019-11-30 Opinion: Blocking the Disabled on the Web Means Blocking Innovation | WIRED Interesting article. I …

2019-11-29 nicu’s FOSS’n’stuff: A history of Mozilla browsers design I must admit, I …

2019-11-28 I made a one-bowl meal for lunch. :) Reheated the frozen pre-cooked sausages in the bowl in the …

2019-11-26 Apollo 12: Self Portrait

2019-11-25 I just deactivated a load of WordPress plugins that provide only marginal benefit and are slowing …

2019-11-24 The last few days have been spent resting, and learning to love WordPress again.

2019-11-23 Digital Billboards Are Tracking You. And They Really, Really Want You to See Their Ads. Another …

2019-11-22 I found some new radio stations to listen to the other day. :) 📻️🎶 a.m. ambient Ambient Sleeping …

2019-11-22 My old Canon PIXMA MP610 all-in-one printer is nearly at the end of its useful life now. Print …

2019-11-22 Finally got around to trading in my old Lenovo PHAB2. Posted it off today. Sadly, I wasn’t able to …

2019-11-21 Before Stonewall… - by Hazel Newlevant Important #lgbtq history.

2019-11-21 Total Engagement - by Jen Sorensen Accurate. (Hopefully not the last panel, though…) …

2019-11-21 APOD: 2019 November 19 - Milky Way over Uruguayan Lighthouse

2019-11-20 My pre-order of Moving to zsh arrived in Books the other day, and I’ve starting reading it on …

2019-11-20 Words and phrases in common use which originated in the field of typography I’m a designer, …

2019-11-20 Of Nothingburgers & Real Criticism of Apple

2019-11-19 An unexpected nicety. I clicked the ‘unsubscribe’ link on an email from Greenpeace, and …

2019-11-19 Half-Life: Alyx is rumoured to be the name of Valve’s new VR game, apparently being unveiled …

2019-11-18 Programming Languages as People Missing a few, but still very funny. :)

2019-11-16 Al Gore Didn’t Want You to Panic

2019-11-16 Backfilling, Continued

2019-11-16 I reinstalled Sleep Cycle on my iPad last night, and used it to monitor my sleep pattern. As I …

2019-11-15 Testing posting to my main blog from the Micro.blog app on my iPad.

2019-11-14 alt.interoperability.adversarial Cory Doctorow’s latest piece for EFF uses the example of the …

2019-11-13 What The Hell Was The Microsoft Network? I never got suckered into the original MSN, thank goodness. …

2019-11-12 Tape collection digitisation is go! (Again)

2019-11-12 I finally got off my ass and got started writing a will. I’m taking advantage of one of the …

2019-11-11 More iPad woes.

2019-11-11 New Tricks for an Old Z-Machine, Part 2: Hacking Deeper (or, Follies of Graham Nelson’s Youth) A …

2019-11-11 Un-updatable apps | Riccardo Mori I suspect this sort of issue is going to bite a lot more people …

2019-11-10 I’m going to give Bear another go. I used it for a while a year or so back, but it didn’t quite fit …

2019-11-10 Remembrance Day

2019-11-10 Russian Influence in Britain: What Johnson Doesn’t Want You to Know And the Tories tried to …

2019-11-09 Doing some more decluttering today. I pulled out two official school photos. I can count on the …

2019-11-09 I just bought myself a new graphic tablet - an XP-Pen G640. It was on special offer at Amazon. Their …

2019-11-08 What Are a Dozen Bottles of Bordeaux Doing in Space? Turns out that there is quite a history of …

2019-11-08 The Liberal Democrats Are Making a Tory Brexit Far More Likely I was a Lib Dem supporter until 2010, …

2019-11-08 Well, it’s official now: all BBC radio stations (and most likely all podcasts too) are gone from …

2019-11-06 JavaScript isn’t always available and it’s not the user’s fault I’d add to this list …

2019-11-06 The law leaves skeuomorphs in language All the examples in Terence Eden’s blog are …

2019-11-05 Creating Online Environments That Work Well For Older Users We are the generation that invented and …

2019-11-04 Macco’s Beard, Occam’s Anti-Razor Entertaining article by Howard Oakley about the Sisyphean task of …

2019-11-03 Grr! I had to restart my iPad Mini 4 again this morning, to get Duolingo working, and updates …

2019-11-02 Another restart required on my iPad Mini 4, to unblock Overcast. And I had to delete then reinstall …

2019-11-01 I’ve been having weird app issues on my iPad Mini 4 (iOS 13.2). Overcast wasn’t …

2019-10-30 Good news: Hazel 4.4 now support macOS Catalina. Bad news: Mac apps that make use of Preference …

2019-10-29 Hellvetica—guaranteed to make graphic designers break out in a cold sweat! 🖥😱

2019-10-29 Yet another reason to GTFO Facebook

2019-10-29 Adobe database exposes 7.5 million Creative Cloud users Ugh. Just as well I’ve enabled …

2019-10-28 Dear WordPress community, have we lost our collective sanity? You don’t buy a car just to cross the …

2019-10-28 A New Media is Possible “This compliance is part of a pattern. Political editors are so pleased to …

2019-10-27 Why the Facebook News tab shouldn’t be trusted When you build on someone else’s land, don’t be …

2019-10-27 net.wars: When we were As someone who was on CompuServe for a time in the 1990s, I already knew most …

2019-10-27 I reset my Canon G9 camera to factory defaults, and it’s no longer lagging between shots. That’s a …

2019-10-27 Disney Is Quietly Placing Classic Fox Movies Into Its Vault This is disturbing from both an economic …

2019-10-26 My 12-year old Canon G9 is slowing down. It takes several seconds to process each shot, which made …

2019-10-25 Having just my iPhone SE with me is a mixed blessing. On one hand, it’s less bulky, but on the …

2019-10-24 Hey all, typing on phone from hotel in Somerset. Am going to Longleat Safari Park tomorrow, seeing …

2019-10-24 Taking a short break holiday, and seeing how I get on using just my iPhone SE.

2019-10-23 Gmail Hooked Us on Free Storage. Now Google Is Making Us Pay There’s No Such Thing As A Free …

2019-10-23 Six Reasons Why iOS 13 and Catalina Are So Buggy David Shayer, the author of this article for …

2019-10-23 The Whitewashing of “#WhitePeopleDoingYoga” Let’s break this shit down: Here were white elites …

2019-10-22 Why Richard Stallman doesn’t matter Stefano Maffulli: The FSF should have nurtured and grown new …

2019-10-22 First, Niantic Mapped The World. Now It’s Mapping You It’s worth remembering that …

2019-10-22 Rebble with a Cause: How Pebble Watches Were Granted an Amazing Afterlife A rare good story. Too …

2019-10-22 The font that landed on the moon I wasn’t aware that Futura was so widely used in the …

2019-10-22 Reviving a blackletter font from a museum’s archive During that process a few treasures emerged, …

2019-10-22 This typeface hides a secret in plain sight As someone who regularly works with type design, …

2019-10-21 I Used to Fear Being a Nobody. Then I Left Social Media Bianca Vivion Brooks: I realize that to many …

2019-10-21 The “P” in Progressive Enhancement stands for “Pragmatism” As Andy Bell rightly points out, this …

2019-10-21 Feral finance is crashing the pension system as well as the UK’s politics This one strikes close to …

2019-10-21 YAHOO USERS CRUSADE HEADQUARTERS! This group have been campaigning for years to preserve Yahoo …

2019-10-20 Mac OS Catalina: more trouble than it’s worth Riccardo Mori: But since Apple can’t be bothered to …

2019-10-19 So, Adobe Creative Cloud app updated today. I suspect it might be fully compatible with macOS …

2019-10-19 net.wars: I never paid for it in my life Lanier’s latest disquisition goes like this: the big …

2019-10-19 Buying less is better than buying ‘green’—for the planet and your happiness As the …

2019-10-19 Flash Is Responsible for the Internet’s Most Creative Era I can remember some of those …

2019-10-18 Is Amazon Unstoppable? Charles Duhigg’s article for The New Yorker suggests that Amazon will …

2019-10-17 Sony’s New 360-Degree Audio Format Is Launching Later This Year — Spotify, Apple Music Not on Board …

2019-10-17 Michael Tsai - Blog - Yahoo Groups Shutting Down I have fond memories of Yahoo Groups from the early …

2019-10-17 Michael Tsai - Blog - Catalina Vista Ouch!

2019-10-16 Native vs Web

2019-10-16 I think Apple really needs to get off the annual OS update treadmill, for all its devices. There …

2019-10-16 The more I read about the various issues with macOS Catalina, the gladder I am that I’ve held …

2019-10-14 (Un)Safe Browsing

2019-10-14 Preserving Bali’s Cultural & Literary History through the Palm Leaf Project This article appeals …

2019-10-14 You can’t perfect the present by erasing the past

2019-10-14 Never underestimate the healing power of an early night. 🛌 😴 My brain, in particular, needed that.

2019-10-13 The stick figure on the door: unconscious ways we exclude each other Difference is innately human. …

2019-10-13 Microsoft is (sorta) Dead

2019-10-12 Misogyny, male rage and the words men use to describe Greta Thunberg Not new tactics, but what is …

2019-10-12 Mail Data Loss in macOS 10.15 Looks like iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 aren’t the only ones with lingering …

2019-10-12 Children ‘interested in’ gambling and alcohol, according to Facebook Yet another sign …

2019-10-12 Newsrooms, let’s talk about G Suite Back when my late father worked at ITN, they had in-house news …

2019-10-11 Foo, looks like Hazel and macOS Catalina don’t play well together currently… :(

2019-10-10 So Grammarly is now proclaiming itself a ‘unicorn’. ( h/t @JohnPhilpin ) Yes, but: The …

2019-10-10 Mental health isn’t a contest So go ahead, write that blog. Post that tweet. Share that picture on …

2019-10-10 Unexpected accessibility tips Some of these might seem bizarre, but they address challenges that a …

2019-10-10 Ask a Librarian: Older person wanting to learn about tech Subtitled: What’s the Yahoo! Internet Life …

2019-10-09 The biggest obstacle that Adobe faces, in my opinion, is that they’re weighed down by several …

2019-10-08 Watch Composer Wendy Carlos Demo an Original Moog Synthesizer (1989) Come for the analogue …

2019-10-08 Abandoned App Walking

2019-10-08 My Mac was sluggish yesterday, and Apple Music wasn’t responding at times. Turns out, it was …

2019-10-07 I tried out Dark Mode for a while this evening. It’s different, but not in a way that helps my …

2019-10-06 The Ultimate iPhone Comparison. It’s fascinating to see the evolution of the iPhone over the …

2019-10-06 Should a second referendum happen before the General Election and what should accompany Remain on …

2019-10-06 The Fantasy of Opting Out Those who know about us have power over us. Obfuscation may be our best …

2019-10-05 The Silurian Hypothesis

2019-10-05 WTF Is Going On??

2019-10-05 I was wrong about Google and Facebook: there’s nothing wrong with them (so say we all) Aral Balkan …

2019-10-05 The Hippocratic License: A new software license that prohibits uses that contravene the UN Universal …

2019-10-04 Death Metal Remix of Greta Thunberg UN Climate Action Speech Goes Viral I’ve bought a copy. :)

2019-10-02 Confirmed: Windows 10 Setup Now Prevents Local Account Creation This is on Home edition, of course, …

2019-10-02 Boris Johnson, Shady SEO Master? This puts his blather in a new light. The problem is, he keeps …

2019-10-02 Pager services end in Japan after 50 years Japan’s sole pager provider ended its services …

2019-10-01 Good advice from Derek Sivers: Don’t quote. Make it yours and say it yourself.

2019-10-01 The Invention of Monogamy - by Isabella Rotman and Sarah Mirk For most of its history, monogamy was …

2019-10-01 Beware of 'Yahoo Security Breach Proposed Settlement' email

2019-10-01 Hey, I got a mention in the latest Micro Monday newsletter from @manton :)

2019-10-01 Ugh. I just got a notification from the TuneIn Radio app on my iPad—the BBC are pulling their radio …

2019-09-30 Moving to Catalina: Keep Your 32-Bit Mac Apps Running with Parallels

2019-09-30 Inside a Jewish Labour Movement Rally

2019-09-29 Does Stuff Make You Less Lonely?

2019-09-29 Art in the Age of Digital Subscription

2019-09-29 Richard Stallman’s Disgrace

2019-09-29 That time my husband reported me to the Facebook police

2019-09-29 The Blame Game: Hollywood Chrome Edition

2019-09-28 Unlocking Marooned Assets Through Digitization

2019-09-27 The Greta Thundberg Helpline

2019-09-27 Shakesville’s unravelling and the not-so-golden age of blogging

2019-09-27 Some Instagram Influencers ⁠Are Selling Their Close Friends Status on Patreon

2019-09-26 Google Chrome Update Rendered Macs Without System Integrity Protection Unbootable

2019-09-26 Super Mario Tour vs Apple Arcade

2019-09-25 Jumping the shark

2019-09-25 Facebook and Google have ad trackers on your streaming TV, studies find

2019-09-25 He Ain't No Genius

2019-09-25 Apple restricts adblocking extensions

2019-09-25 Pay By The Minute: The CompuServe Era

2019-09-24 It’s all about the camera… Except, as Riccardo Mori points out, when it isn’t all about the …

2019-09-24 At the UN, Greta Thunberg excoriates world leaders and her elders for climate inaction I don’t …

2019-09-23 The Employability Industry: How Platforms Profit From ‘Brand You’ I sometimes wonder if I did the …

2019-09-23 A Decade Later, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Has Left an Abyssal Wasteland The pictures in this …

2019-09-22 Cascadia Code is a new font designed by Microsoft*, primarily for use alongside the new Windows …

2019-09-21 CD/DVD shelf unit has been dismantled. Had to vacuum up a lot of cruft and spider-webs from behind …

2019-09-21 How many Old Etonians does it take to destroy a country? Alexei Sayle, writing for The Canary: …

2019-09-21 Crown Sterling Claims to Factor RSA Keylengths First Factored Twenty Years Ago Bruce Schneier is not …

2019-09-20 Nearing the end of my CD/DVD clear-out. All the music CDs are in storage, the video DVDs will be …

2019-09-20 Conservative Party targets over-45s with Facebook Brexit ads

2019-09-20 Too Smart for Their Own Good...

2019-09-19 Almost one-fifth of Britons 'do not use internet'

2019-09-18 "Artificial intelligence is not that artificial; it’s human beings that are doing the work."

2019-09-18 Get popcorn for iOS 13’s privacy pop-ups of creepy Facebook data grabs

2019-09-18 I’ve been down to the doctors surgery to get my winter flu jab. I’m deemed at-risk …

2019-09-18 TIL: The inspiration for Harley Quinn

2019-09-17 A repeat of the Turmoil of 1914-1922?

2019-09-17 Make no bones about it

2019-09-17 Bits Are Not Forever

2019-09-17 Where should "Subscribe to Podcast" link to?

2019-09-16 Due to new UK financial regulations, the Direct Access feature of Banktivity is now broken for most …

2019-09-16 Security through Obscurity

2019-09-14 Hotmail Is Dead! Microsoft Outlook Email Services Explained

2019-09-14 Nobody Ever Learns... (5G Edition)

2019-09-13 Tim Cook Will Have To Pry My iPhone SE From My Cold, Tiny Hands

2019-09-13 Privacy starts with you

2019-09-13 When Websites Choose Not To Do The Open Web

2019-09-11 Microsoft Clippy assistant comes to MacOS on GitHub

2019-09-11 This post from Dave Winer yesterday was a trip down memory lane for me. I remember that hoopla from …

2019-09-11 When Minimalism is the Best Tribute

2019-09-11 TIL that a Capitonym is a word that changes its meaning when it is capitalised.

2019-09-11 I’ve skimmed over the news from yesterday’s Apple event. The only announcement that …

2019-09-10 How bad is Boris Johnson? We can’t even find the words

2019-09-10 Researcher vs Search Engine

2019-09-10 Goatse Is Dead. Long Live Goatse. (NSFW, for those who don’t know)

2019-09-10 Perijove 11: Passing Jupiter Here comes Jupiter! NASA’s robotic spacecraft Juno is continuing …

2019-09-10 That time Microsoft 'buried' the iPhone...

2019-09-09 Sex as a Weapon

2019-09-09 How Gerald Ratner lost $10B in 10 seconds

2019-09-07 'Risks and Challenges'

2019-09-07 I finally gave in yesterday evening and changed my light summer duvet for a thick winter one. …

2019-09-06 We Are All Charlie Gordon

2019-09-06 The Doghouse: Crown Sterling

2019-09-06 Why Does USB Have to Be So Complicated?

2019-09-05 Real Democracy

2019-09-05 Investigation by Brave Finds Google Is Circumventing Privacy Controls by Providing Unique User Identifiers to Third Parties

2019-09-05 A Century of "Shrill"

2019-09-05 "Doom 2016 the Way 1993 Did It"

2019-09-05 The fake Nobel Prize that helped neoliberalism conquer the world

2019-09-05 'On Background'

2019-09-05 I just wanted to say thanks to @hollyhoneychurch for her short audio podcasts. :) She has a lovely …

2019-09-04 Your mental health for sale

2019-09-04 PhotoRealism

2019-09-03 I’ve unplugged and removed both my Panasonic VHS/DVD recorder/copier and my Elgato Video …

2019-09-03 'Debate me!'

2019-09-02 I made the mistake of opening the BBC News app on my iPad earlier and waiting for Boris Johnson to …

2019-09-02 Update on the incident outside my house on Saturday morning, BBC News has the details. :( The police …

2019-09-02 “Labor Day” isn’t Labor Day

2019-09-02 Losing old computer games

2019-09-01 A Sound That Will Not Fade Away

2019-08-31 Don't Play in Google's Privacy Sandbox

2019-08-31 Business Monoculture

2019-08-31 Twilight of the Cloud Czars

2019-08-31 Woke up this morning to find a crime scene on the road outside my house. Which, it turns out, is now …

2019-08-29 Oh, the places a banana will go in the sprawling card-data economy

2019-08-29 The Online Abuse Playbook

2019-08-29 The Future Looked Great Back In The 70s...

2019-08-28 Hell in a Hand-Basket...

2019-08-27 Gadget Graveyard: Dot-Matrix Printers I owned a couple of dot-matrix printers in the late 1980s and …

2019-08-27 Turning to Android to fill in missing Mac OS apps in Windows 10

2019-08-26 Not Invented Here, Google Edition

2019-08-25 How Microsoft lost its monopoly in web browsers

2019-08-24 Why These Social Networks Failed So Badly

2019-08-24 Reader Mode is my favourite browser superpower.

2019-08-24 The Ghost of the Eternal Now

2019-08-24 Deconstructing Google’s excuses on tracking protection

2019-08-24 Uncle Bob’s Preferred Programming Language

2019-08-23 The Company You Keep...

2019-08-23 Burning Man vs Instagram Influencers

2019-08-23 Mark Zuckerberg is a Slumlord

2019-08-22 8 Browser Extensions You Should Remove Now Due to DataSpii

2019-08-22 What Are They Smoking???

2019-08-22 The Privatisation of Public Space

2019-08-22 Apparently, the solution to Google Chrome running poorly on older hardware isn't to use another browser

2019-08-22 Grr. Trying to ascertain compatibility of printers with macOS Mojave and later is proving to be a …

2019-08-22 For 32 Bits More

2019-08-21 Patriotism... Why?!

2019-08-20 Guide to Computing

2019-08-19 Days of Browsers Past

2019-08-18 Facebook and Oculus Have Too Much Power Over Virtual Reality and the Metaverse

2019-08-17 Europe's Dirty Little Secret: Moroccan Slaves and a 'Sea of Plastic'

2019-08-16 Wedged Wonders: A Celebration of Italian Concept Cars, 1968-79

2019-08-15 Sidecar in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina: Working Seamlessly Between an iPad and Mac

2019-08-15 Less than Half of Google Searches Now Result in a Click

2019-08-14 As someone who used to be on Tumblr, I’m curious to see what Automattic will do with it. Given …

2019-08-13 For those who didn’t get the memo: the biggest selling point for EV SSL certificates will soon …

2019-08-12 FileZilla fixes show how far we’ve come since Heartbleed

2019-08-10 One Nation. At War. With Itself

2019-08-10 It's All Greek to You and Me, So What Is It to the Greeks?

2019-08-10 SF 10-33

2019-08-10 Pretty Unreadable

2019-08-10 What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

2019-08-09 Oh My GOOP!

2019-08-09 Own Your Commentary, Don't Outsource It

2019-08-09 No Sex, Please, We're PayPal

2019-08-08 Goodnight Sweet Prince: Digital Prophet Shingy Departs AOL

2019-08-08 "IBM PC Compatible": how adversarial interoperability saved PCs from monopolization

2019-08-08 Focussing on the Wrong Things When Starting a Blog

2019-08-07 How Bricks and Mortar Helped Save Cyan

2019-08-07 Captured by CAPTCHA

2019-08-06 I’m looking at options to replace my old Wacom Bamboo tablets, neither of which will work with …

2019-08-06 I’m starting to have second thoughts about keeping that Mastodon profile. Don’t get me …

2019-08-06 Ugh. Just had to deal with a flood of bogus follow requests over on my Mastodon profile. I’ve …

2019-08-04 The secret targeted Tory ads they don't want you to see

2019-08-04 Today’s fractal snapshots from Frax HD on my iPad Mini 4.

2019-08-02 The myth of "keeping up"

2019-08-01 The 'Dark Matter' of the Web

2019-08-01 Companies using Facebook 'Like' button liable for data

2019-07-31 Ok, finally found out what was causing my Windows 10 VM to run slow in Parallels Desktop. For some …

2019-07-30 'Click this button to allow us to carry on tracking you around the Internet'

2019-07-29 Tumblr has transformed into a brand-safe zombie of its former self Not a huge surprise, but still …

2019-07-28 Ok, this made me laugh: Programming Languages Explained With Music Curious about what music genre …

2019-07-27 My current iPad Mini 4 home screen.

2019-07-26 Sky: Children of the Light is a stunning reminder that we need more controller support in iOS games …

2019-07-26 The Internet that wasn’t Great article from Wendy M. Grossman on the long history of the …

2019-07-26 Fast Software, the Best Software Craig Mod: But why is slow bad? Fast software is not always good …

2019-07-25 Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner’s Roy Batty, RIP “The light that burns twice as bright burns …

2019-07-24 Media’s Blame Game Om Malik on how media companies have been failing to adapt to the Internet for …

2019-07-24 Hallelujah! The latest version of the Dropbox client for Mac now has an option to never show the …

2019-07-24 3 Troubling Trends We See in iOS Email Apps I’ve tried a few different email apps over the …

2019-07-24 “It’s not your fault, mom.” I’ve been through variations of this with my mum over the years, …

2019-07-24 Linkedin to libraries: drop dead Bad move, LinkedIn. You mess with librarians at your peril!

2019-07-24 People Tell Us How QAnon Destroyed Their Relationships While maybe it’s funny for those outside …

2019-07-24 I’m not a fan of the Royal Family, but I pity the Queen having Boris Johnson inflicted on her …

2019-07-23 'Farewell to the OG Happy Mutant'

2019-07-23 'Fairness'

2019-07-23 Why the 'Weird Internet' Had To Die

2019-07-23 The Most Neglected & Powerful Act of Self-Care Something I definitely need to do more of…

2019-07-22 This afternoon’s listening: Unrest by rei harakami Overall, I’m pretty happy with Apple …

2019-07-22 I’ve taken the hatchet to my Amazon UK wish-lists. If I’m going to cut down my reliance …

2019-07-21 I’m giving SuperDuper a try-out as part of plans to bolster my backup regimen. (I already do …

2019-07-20 Today, I was reminded once again that, as with all physical media, CDs and DVDs will fail to read …

2019-07-20 We’re told that too much screen time hurts our kids. Where’s the evidence? I can relate to this. …

2019-07-20 The lesson from the ruins of Notre Dame: don’t rely on billionaires It’s like the buying of …

2019-07-19 The Sad Truth About Sleep-Tracking Devices and Apps I uses a sleep-tracking app for several years, …

2019-07-19 Why The Appearance Of A One Terabyte microSD Card Means The War On Unauthorized Music Downloads Is …

2019-07-19 SAMBA versus SMB: Adversarial Interoperability is Judo for Network Effects Some useful historical …

2019-07-19 Today, I took the first steps towards drafting myself a Will as well as a Living Will / Lasting …

2019-07-19 Comfortably Dumb

2019-07-19 On resilience Ralph Lavelle: Use things the way they’re supposed to be used. Stop using HTML …

2019-07-18 The local bird population that visits our garden are rather particularly when it comes to fatballs. …

2019-07-17 Popups: 10 Problematic Trends and Alternatives I’ve encountered more than a few of these at …

2019-07-17 On Being An Introvert

2019-07-16 Charles Arthur on Jony Ive

2019-07-16 w00t, I’ve finished swapping my iMac’s system volume off the internal Fusion drive and …

2019-07-16 I proved that austerity destroys lives and all the government has done is try to discredit me Deny. …

2019-07-16 Hidden VPN Owners Unveiled: 97 VPNs Run by 23 Companies A lot of detective work in this article. …

2019-07-14 Blogs that have no RSS feed make me shake my head in disbelief.

2019-07-14 Someone asked me yesterday what my problem is with Google. Put simply, I’ve lost trust in …

2019-07-13 Many thanks to @rosemaryorchard for writing How to Automatically Clean Up Your Desktop With Hazel …

2019-07-12 Microsoft's Hypocrisy on DACA

2019-07-12 I Can’t Stop Winning Ten years of Pinboard still existing, and as a one-man endeavour too.

2019-07-12 I pulled the trigger, and told Dropbox that I’ll be downgrading to a Basic account in December …

2019-07-12 Hmm, I think Dropbox may have realised a lot of folks aren’t happy with their price …

2019-07-10 Going through my old DVD collection and ripping them using Handbrake on the Mac. Currently doing …

2019-07-10 Some recent abstract stuff I created using Frax HD on my iPad Mini 4. 🖼️

2019-07-10 Evaluating some alternatives to Dropbox for personal use, after reading. Top 10 Best Dropbox …

2019-07-09 Mozilla: No plans to enable DNS-over-HTTPS by default in the UK But there’s nothing stopping …

2019-07-09 Jony Ive’s Fragmented Legacy: Unreliable, Unrepairable, Beautiful Gadgets Nobody, to our knowledge, …

2019-07-09 For Better and Worse, We Live in Jony Ive’s World So much quotable stuff in this article. Nikil …

2019-07-09 56% of Tory members see Islam as a ‘threat to the British way of life’, according to …

2019-07-09 Google Gmail purchase history can’t be deleted I’m guessing they didn’t start …

2019-07-09 Bought Politicians

2019-07-08 51 transits around the Sun. Go me!

2019-07-07 UK ISP Association, spies, censorship organisation jointly condemn Mozilla for supporting secure DNS …

2019-07-07 Went out for pre-birthday meal today. My sister took this photo of me and my mum. 🍽☕️

2019-07-06 I came across ‘Apple wants to kill the ad industry. It’s forcing developers to …

2019-07-05 We made a batch of gooseberry & red onion chutney yesterday. All jarred now, needs to wait a …

2019-07-05 Racists are seriously trying to use “science” to prove The Little Mermaid can’t be black Ho boy. …

2019-07-05 Statement on Gab’s fork of Mastodon - Official Mastodon Blog Proactive, not reactive. Compare …

2019-07-04 How To Buy Hardware That’s Likely to Last Some good advice. Although you can’t absolutely …

2019-07-04 Corel Acquired for Over $1 Billion Given the hodge-podge of apps under the Corel umbrella, I have to …

2019-07-03 The Dark Side of DRM

2019-07-03 Delight Comes Last This is called attribute substitution: when faced with a hard problem …

2019-07-03 Belated (from 1st July): The First Sony Walkman Was Released 40 Years Ago Today I had a walkman back …

2019-07-02 Fake News Is an Oracle Cory Doctorow: That’s a genuinely scary idea, because if the truth is open to …

2019-07-02 Domain overseer lifts all price caps on .Org domain names (h/t Lauren Weinstein) ICANN ignores …

2019-07-02 Google wants to make robots.txt an Internet standard They have Martijn Koster, the original creator …

2019-07-02 Well, this is interesting… seems we may be getting a 5th series of Blackadder after …

2019-07-02 Giving Icro a try out on the iPad. Looking good so far.

2019-06-30 Google’s new reCaptcha has a dark side I’ve seen this in action on Firefox when using …

2019-06-30 Gmail’s API lockdown will kill some third-party app access, starting July 15 - Ars Technica Not …

2019-06-29 Dear @ WashingtonPost Doc Searls has words (once again) with those sites pleading with you to turn …

2019-06-28 https://soundcloud.com/user-462507590-756693215/boards-of-canada-societas-x-tape My listening for …

2019-06-28 How to speak Silicon Valley: decoding tech bros from microdosing to privacy Funny and depressing at …

2019-06-27 I’ve been going through the online tutorials for Affinity Publisher over on Affinity’s …

2019-06-27 In Delusions in Tech, Bryan Croteau documents the various assumptions, fallacies and bad practices …

2019-06-26 A Vacancy Has Been Detected My mum switched energy supplier at the start of this year, but the …

2019-06-25 I’m working through the tutorial videos for Affinity Publisher. Most of the controls and UI …

2019-06-25 I’ve giving Vivaldi’s browser another try-out on my Mac, since it looks Iike I’ll …

2019-06-24 The tape obsolescence problem

2019-06-23 Oops!

2019-06-23 "It’s less harmful to piss off the government than piss off Google"

2019-06-23 Boris Johnson: brilliant, warm, funny – and totally unfit to be PM Max Hastings, writing in 2012: …

2019-06-23 I reset my daily & weekly goals to zero in Todoist. Why? I was fixating too much on hitting …

2019-06-22 Misunderstandings of the Past The story of the people who really programmed ENIAC back in the 1940s. …

2019-06-22 Post-WWDC thoughts Riccardo Mori’s thoughts on macOS Catalina and iPadOS.

2019-06-21 The Anita Sarkeesian story I was one of the backers of the Kickstarter campaign for Tropes vs Women …

2019-06-21 Nick Heer’s recent blog post Theft With Permission nails the problem with adding more and more …

2019-06-21 Subway History: How OS/2 Powered The NYC Subway For Decades Despite the failure of OS/2 in the …

2019-06-21 Interviews with Contract Moderators for Facebook Describe PTSD and a Psychologically Debilitating …

2019-06-20 The Mac no longer needs compatibility to thrive About the only thing I currently need an Intel CPU …

2019-06-20 Exulansis A made up word that encapsulated the very real problem facing us around how the media …

2019-06-20 10 years of Voiceover

2019-06-20 Why a Computer History Museum Owns a Legendary Teapot This made me smile, because I’m a big CG …

2019-06-19 Affinity Publisher launched today, and I’ve installed my pre-ordered copy. Next week I will …

2019-06-18 Another not-good day. Work pushed aside most of my self-care, and I’m feeling the effects of …

2019-06-17 Don’t just Google it! First, let’s talk! Asking in conversation is frowned upon too. Why ask us when …

2019-06-17 The Problem With "Content"

2019-06-16 It Made Sense to Someone in Management...

2019-06-16 Ambient Privacy

2019-06-15 The Ins and Outs of Non-destructive Editing in Photos for Mac and iOS Filing this for future …

2019-06-15 Next Saturday is going to be tough. It’ll be six months since my dad passed away. On the other hand, …

2019-06-15 It’s now two months into my switch from Spotify to Apple Music. The only thing I’m missing is the …

2019-06-13 Not loving the new Dropbox desktop app, or the coming price rises. Considering my options. iCloud is …

2019-06-13 The Day the Music Burned Bummer. :(

2019-06-13 I’ve been gradually increasing the number of tasks I’m processing each day in Todoist, …

2019-06-12 Out of Stock: How to Survive the LTO-8 Tape Shortage Been a long while since I dealt with tape …

2019-06-12 Project Svalbard: The Future of Have I Been Pwned Wow. I’d not even realised that Troy Hunt …

2019-06-11 Opera, Brave, Vivaldi to ignore Chrome’s anti-ad-blocker changes, despite shared codebase No …

2019-06-11 Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy Carole Cadwalladr is the journalist …

2019-06-11 Adobe TypeKit is now Adobe Fonts. And to get full access, you need a paid Creative Cloud …

2019-06-10 Original Apollo 11 Guidance Computer (AGC) source code for the command and lunar modules. As someone …

2019-06-09 High Tories Brexit as an experiment in mass hallucinogenics is the only thing that makes sense. The …

2019-06-09 Queer Computers In Science Fiction Basically, what I’m saying is this: if you can’t …

2019-06-09 After watching this video, I’m really glad that my days of doing tech support are behind me! …

2019-06-08 The Cult of Trump

2019-06-07 Oh joy. Was wondering why my Windows 10 VM was taking so long to start up. Turns out to be a …

2019-06-07 I realised earlier this week that I’d not yet set up voicemail with my new mobile provider. Having …

2019-06-07 I’m gradually increasing my daily and weekly goals in Todoist. Seeing that I am getting stuff done …

2019-06-06 What you should know about vaping and e-cigarettes

2019-06-06 Last night I came up with the following filter for uBlock Origin to zap the sidebar on YouTube …

2019-06-06 I’ve been puzzling for a while over why reports from my websites kept getting marked as spam. It …

2019-06-05 Guess I won't be visiting the USA any time soon...

2019-06-04 The Swiss City That’s Full of Cat Ladders Paging @hollyhoneychurch :)

2019-06-04 Groggy Early Morning (UK) WWDC Thoughts

2019-06-03 I’ve taken to using ad-blockers not just against adverts and trackers, but also against sites …

2019-06-02 Browser vendors win war with W3C over HTML and DOM standards It’s now official, and …

2019-06-02 Sunday morning lie-in, iPad, TuneIn Radio, Reeder, Micro.blog. Life is good.

2019-06-01 Ethical Web Principles

2019-06-01 The Error! The Error!

2019-06-01 Is your kitty a convict? - The Oatmeal I see a lot of lost cat posters in my neighbourhood. :(

2019-06-01 I Declare To-Do List Bankruptcy! (and you should too) I’ve done this several times over the years, …

2019-05-31 So how's that GDPR working out for ya?

2019-05-31 It’s just over 5 months since my dad passed away after a terminal illness. The strain of helping …

2019-05-30 Cake or Death?

2019-05-30 Google’s Chrome Becomes Web `Gatekeeper’ and Rivals Complain Truly, Chrome has become …

2019-05-30 Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam...

2019-05-30 What in the Hell Was Google Wave Trying to Be Anyway? Wow. A whole decade since Google debuted what …

2019-05-30 102KB ought to be enough for any email Good grief. I remember this from when I still used Gmail in …

2019-05-30 Zdog · Round, flat, designer-friendly pseudo-3D engine for canvas and SVG Mind = Blown.

2019-05-30 Get off of Twitter Nolan Lawson doesn’t mince his words. Write blog posts. Use RSS. Use …

2019-05-29 I have the font size cranked up to max (40 point) in macOS Safari’s Reader View. And the same …

2019-05-28 Today, I went for an initial assessment interview, which I’m hoping will eventually lead to an …

2019-05-27 Before Netscape: The forgotten Web browsers of the early 1990s Back in the 1990s I was accessing the …

2019-05-27 I’m going to give Visual Studio Code a try-out for my coding tasks. Getting tired of wrestling …

2019-05-27 One of the downsides of installing new packages from within Sublime Text is that you’ve no …

2019-05-25 "The Algorithm Says NO!"

2019-05-25 I’ve rejigged my timed Keyboard Maestro macro to create a new daily journal entry in the …

2019-05-24 We scattered my dad’s ashes today, at a local public garden he loved to visit.

2019-05-24 The M in WIMP

2019-05-24 Terminator: Dark Fate: Linda Hamilton Looks Tougher Than Ever | Vanity Fair How many reboots of this …

2019-05-23 Google stored business customers’ passwords in plaintext on its servers… for 14 years Well, …

2019-05-23 PayPal’s Beautiful Demonstration of Extended Validation FUD Troy Hunt (the guy behind …

2019-05-23 PayPal’s Beautiful Demonstration of Extended Validation FUD Troy Hunt (the guy behind …

2019-05-23 Moved all of my writing back to Ulysses. My journalling workflow will need rejigging, but that …

2019-05-22 My Markdown editing setup in Sublime Text has broken somehow. Bold and italic text has stopped …

2019-05-21 Today I bought the MacSparky Keyboard Maestro Field Guide. I’ve been using Keyboard Maestro …

2019-05-21 Here’s how RadioShack sold its Model 100 laptop A trip down memory lane with Harry McCracken at …

2019-05-19 Google uses Gmail to track a history of things you buy — and it’s hard to delete When it comes to …

2019-05-18 Faster script loading with BinaryAST? Of course, not requiring so much JavaScript in the first place …

2019-05-17 Dear Valued Customer...

2019-05-16 Ambient Surveillance

2019-05-16 Buying Too Much Stuff is Driven By Uncertainty I’ve gradually weaned myself off of retail …

2019-05-16 Slipping back into some bad habits involving iPad games and procrastination. So I’m going …

2019-05-16 I’ve tried Drafts on iOS, but I just can’t figure out how to get it doing what I want. Same with …

2019-05-15 Creative Clod

2019-05-15 Playlist Malfeasance I’ve come across songs on Spotify that are almost identical to each other …

2019-05-14 The Dark Side of Amazon

2019-05-14 Don't Worry, Blog Happy

2019-05-13 Dream State – Bella Caledonia Thoughts on 20 years of devolved Scottish government.

2019-05-13 Still aching a bit from pulling up rampant growth from the garden yesterday. Ibuprofen taken. Done …

2019-05-12 A recurring problem I’m having with Safari on macOS Mojave—tags that I apply when manually …

2019-05-12 Algorithms and Unintended Consequences

2019-05-11 Getting your fix online: the websites that make repairing easier Bookmarking these for the future. I …

2019-05-11 Pretty much all that most people need to know about modern monetary theory Filing this for future …

2019-05-11 The Upgrade Train

2019-05-11 Privacy Theatre

2019-05-11 Italian Vineyards Are Glowing From the Light of Hundreds of Torches It’s a beautiful, if imperfect, …

2019-05-11 Subscription Fatigue

2019-05-10 The Rise and Rise of Smartphone Cameras

2019-05-10 I finally had a chance to read Autism informs and empowers Greta Thunberg’s climate activism in …

2019-05-10 While I like Typora a lot for journalling, the lack of an auto-save is a major downside for me. So …

2019-05-09 Privacy Versus Cloud Services

2019-05-09 Disaster socialism This is why I’m not enthusiastic about Labour trying to agree a Brexit deal …

2019-05-09 Facebook Invites Journalists to See New ‘War Room,’ Won’t Let Them Ask Workers …

2019-05-09 Young people rush to register to vote ahead of EU elections – despite government inaction This gives …

2019-05-09 Spirituality for People who Hate Spirituality

2019-05-09 How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind — from a Former Insider This is from 2016, but still very …

2019-05-09 The Master is Simplicity One for all you coders out there, whatever code you may be writing or …

2019-05-08 That Time I Tried Browsing the Web Without CSS Not as daft as it sounds. It can show up a lot of …

2019-05-08 Passed Your Accessibility Check? Don’t Be So Sure Turns out that Adobe Acrobat doesn’t check …

2019-05-08 I’d bookmarked The “Developer Experience” Bait-and-Switch for reading and sharing yesterday, …

2019-05-08 Facebook sponsored posts selling access to hacked PayPal accounts If you’ve not enabled …

2019-05-08 Read this if you've got 'nothing to hide'

2019-05-08 How Slack impacts workplace productivity I tried out Slack briefly a few years ago, because a few …

2019-05-08 Right after I posted my review of the iPhone SE to Amazon UK, I got prompted to review a load of …

2019-05-08 Small Is Still Beautiful

2019-05-07 How Safe Are Browser Extension? Adware Extensions Erode Trust in Apple, Google App Stores I’ve …

2019-05-07 Jam Making Day

2019-05-06 Somewhat annoyed that I’ve hit a part of the JavaScript30 course that absolutely won’t …

2019-05-06 The Tyranny of Convenience These days, convenience increasingly has a price that we can’t readily …

2019-05-06 Evil Clippy: MS Office maldoc assistant A long, and very technical read, but a good reminder that …

2019-05-06 Doing this week: Getting Started on WordPress - IndieWeb I’m using Todoist to set myself weekly and …

2019-05-05 Currently listening to The Sound of Music by Laibach on Apple Music. Not as weird as you might …

2019-05-05 Restarted the JavaScript30 challenge today after a hiatus. Today’s lesson involved using the …

2019-05-05 Today, I helped my mum take apart an old outdoor swing sweat that was past its prime. And it needed …

2019-05-04 The Rise and Fall of Internet Art Communities, from DeviantArt to Tumblr - Artsy I was on DeviantArt …

2019-05-04 Japan is developing a computer virus to fight cyberattacks, claim reports What could possibly go …

2019-05-04 A Conspiracy To Kill IE6 A glimpse into the culture of the original YouTube, and a reminder of just …

2019-05-04 One of my fave webcomics is Kevin & Kell. It’s in a league of it’s own. And yes, I was …

2019-05-04 Great post from @Miraz on reasons for not building a community on Facebook’s land.

2019-05-03 Avian’s Blog: Google is eating our mail I opted to move to Fastmail back in 2013, at least they give …

2019-05-01 Brexit has shone a light on our constitution. Now it’s time for real self-government The greatest …

2019-05-01 Since @jack posted about how he’s switching around his work system, here’s mine. …

2019-05-01 Today, I took the first step toward getting a diagnosis of my autism. I’ve been warned that it could …

2019-05-01 Annoyed that the ‘compatible’ ink cartridge I got for my old Canon printer is out of ink already. I …

2019-04-30 Social architecture and the house of tomorrow Charlie Stross discusses how house have changed over …

2019-04-30 Roald Dahl, Who Lost His Daughter to Measles, Writes a Heartbreaking Letter about Vaccinations: “It …

2019-04-29 Havin’ Fun!

2019-04-29 I tried out Mailbutler over the weekend to see if it could improve my workflow. Sadly, while it does …

2019-04-28 So far, Reeder 4 is holding up really well as my RSS reader on Mac and iOS. I contacted developer …

2019-04-28 I’m going to give the beta version of DEVONthink 3 a try-out, and way up the pros and cons of that …

2019-04-27 Facebook racism? Black users say racism convos blocked as hate speech Now I understand why my …

2019-04-27 1980s 8-Bit 3D Adventures with Freescape - Paleotronic Magazine Impressive stuff, and a reminder of …

2019-04-27 https://www.ted.com/talks/ashton_applewhite_let_s_end_ageism?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=r …

2019-04-26 Innovate? Big tech would rather throw us a broken Samsung Galaxy Fold Charles Arthur: Somewhere, …

2019-04-26 I took this off my bookshelf the other day. I think I’ll read it again, just to see how much …

2019-04-26 Bought and installed Reeder 4 for Mac today. The app is a lot snappier, and Readability view is now …

2019-04-26 Went to doctors surgery this morning to have routine blood tests done. Discussed how I was coping …

2019-04-25 In a way, I’ve made a rod for my own back by continuing to having a large collection of MP3 …

2019-04-25 Since taking up the Apple Music 3-month trial, I’ve been reintroduced to the ‘delights’ of …

2019-04-24 I’m going to give Apple Music a try-out, started 3-month trial. I’m currently a Spotify …

2019-04-22 Witness the Days of Gammon Rage The times we are living through are so crazy that we are led by …

2019-04-22 Sparking joy this morning by listening to Discover Weekly auto-generated playlist on Spotify. :)

2019-04-22 I’ve started reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo. I’ve done …

2019-04-21 I stopped regular alcohol consumption several years ago, mainly for social reasons. I was reminded …

2019-04-20 The Resurrection of DVDs I will admit to laughing at people who collect DVDs. I’ve considered it a …

2019-04-20 Loneliness—Good longread for the weekend, from Dana Blankenhorn, about how the Internet is the …

2019-04-20 Names of my devices: Colonel K (iMac 27”)Dangermouse (iPad Mini 4)Penfold (iPhone SE) (Bonus …

2019-04-20 After a few months with both the R-Go HE vertical mouse and the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 …

2019-04-19 Microsoft loses control over Windows Tiles subdomain It’s hard to say which is the bigger WTF in …

2019-04-19 Productivity and Promises

2019-04-19 Word of advice—if you’re going to do any sanding, wear gloves. My hands are OK, but I’m having …

2019-04-17 Today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. Somewhere, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby are probably …

2019-04-17 So nice to be able to have the heating off and the windows open today. :) And it promises to be a …

2019-04-17 Amazon UnPrimed Om Malik: Additionally, Amazon has lost its core value proposition—it is no longer …

2019-04-17 Today is a day for opening MindNode and doing a serious brain dump.

2019-04-16 Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument Having been a member of a lot of …

2019-04-16 DWP // FIT FOR WORK_ – Void One One graphic artist’s expression of protest against the UK …

2019-04-16 A Photo Visit to Mount Fanjing - The Atlantic Amazing pictures, but not for anyone with a fear of …

2019-04-15 I’m loving my ‘new’ iPhone SE. And it seems I’m not the only one. I posted a …

2019-04-14 D’oh! I’d forgotten that my Steam account still had my old mobile phone number. At least I was …

2019-04-13 Just finished reading Jeffrey Zeldman’s Nothing Fails Like Success over at A List Apart. …

2019-04-13 Posting selfie with my micro.phone to Micro.blog. :D Alan taking selfie in wardrobe mirror using …

2019-04-12 Serendipity

2019-04-12 Looks like the logo / branding pendulum is starting to swing back. From: Every brand logo looks the …

2019-04-11 I now have the essentials installed on my ‘renewed’ iPhone SE. Still getting used to how dinky …

2019-04-11 The Business: Apollo Executive Group Fascinating article about how NASA managed to get men onto the …

2019-04-10 The Toy Store: The Milton Bradley Big Trak The ‘toy of the future’ from 1979!

2019-04-10 The Tech Class: The Computer Enters the 1980s Classroom This brings back some happy memories from …

2019-04-09 Six ways to improve your media diet I’ve been putting a lot of this into practice over the …

2019-04-09 The iPhone SE arrived today. Photo of it alongside my Lenovo PHAB2. (Taken with my iPad Mini 4). …

2019-04-08 Bienvenue | Da ! Heard It Records Came across this net.label a while back. Some seriously weird …

2019-04-07 Accessibility for Vestibular Disorders: How My Temporary Disability Changed My Perspective An …

2019-04-07 Doing magazine layout work, which means opening up InDesign. An application that I tolerate because …

2019-04-06 Phone has now come out of whatever loop it was stuck in, and I can use it again, for now. But …

2019-04-06 Another annoyance. Latest update to DEVONthink Pro Office has caused Apple Mail plugin to vanish, …

2019-04-06 Well, that’s a bummer. My phone (Lenovo PHAB2) appears to have bricked itself. I turned it on …

2019-04-05 Practical vs. Pretty: Finding Balance Between Features and Design These days, I’m becoming less and …

2019-04-04 Welcome To The Prude Internet: No More Sex Talk Allowed However, with last year’s passing of …

2019-04-04 After Christchurch, we need more than digital-security theater If Germany has to pass a law to stop …

2019-04-04 Reasons To Be Cheerful: The Bigots and Xenophobes Don’t Have Any Good Tunes Written by Boff Whalley …

2019-04-03 Are there viable alternatives to Facebook and Twitter? Yes, there are, and I am hopeful that more …

2019-04-03 We Built A Broken Internet. Now We Need To Burn It To The Ground. Maybe we’re better off turning our …

2019-04-03 Every time our DAB radio downstairs splutters, I give thanks for my iPad Mini and TuneIn Radio app. …

2019-04-02 Apple’s new feature a step towards digital apartheid The title may sound sensationalist, but …

2019-04-02 Navigating the Deep Riches of the Web Lots of links from this article to places where you can view …

2019-04-02 Photo of hand showing staining of fingers caused by leaking ink cartridge. I had to replace an …

2019-04-02 Codecademy vs. The BBC Micro A good long-read about the history of ‘computer literacy’ as we …

2019-04-01 Tidying up for your computer in the ‘90s: Marie Kondo style Warning - contains flashbacks to Windows …

2019-03-31 I went to bed early last night, thinking that would counteract the lost hour from the clocks going …

2019-03-30 From the super-badly-targeted dept.

2019-03-30 What Facebook Is Getting Wrong in the Fight Against Fake News Long interview with Brooke Binkowski …

2019-03-30 Happy Email Debt Forgiveness Day!

2019-03-30 Google launches AMP support on Gmail for interactive emails AMP is a solution in search of a problem …

2019-03-30 Early Morning Political Thoughts

2019-03-29 The Filter Bubble is Actually a Decision Bubble - Baekdal Plus An illuminating - and depressing - …

2019-03-29 A Map of the Internet from May 1973 The network was so small in the early days that those circles …

2019-03-29 Why bother with What Three Words? Terence Eden explains the issues. Not open. Not a standard. The …

2019-03-29 Phil Salvador reviews the 1988 computer game Charlie Chaplin. Or is it a bleak take on the silent …

2019-03-29 There may be a question mark over it’s continued development, but I’ve got to say that I love …

2019-03-29 Day One isn’t syncing between my devices. Sigh.

2019-03-29 I’ve now set a goal of listening to at least one podcast every day. Getting back into that habit is …

2019-03-28 Chinese Women Once Had to Point Out Their Medical Troubles on Ivory Dolls Often when a woman saw a …

2019-03-28 The Female Archaeologists of the Scottish Orkneys Were Hiding in Plain Sight At first glance, many …

2019-03-28 While my hope would be for a Labour majority, I believe that the changes Britain desperately needs …

2019-03-28 One thing is for certain. Whatever happens, the Conservative Party is finished. Brexit was supposed …

2019-03-28 I glanced at BBC News last night before bedtime. That was a mistake. Time to cut this Gordian Knot. …

2019-03-27 Sean Adams’s The Designer’s Dictionary of Type explains famous fonts Adding this to my …

2019-03-27 Finding and converting legacy media 1: still images More fallout from the imminent demise of …

2019-03-27 Google Plus (or Minus) and the Ephemerality of Community Jason Scott from the Internet Archive, who …

2019-03-27 I’ve decided to give Day One another go for journalling. One immediate wrinkle: the Android version …

2019-03-26 The Brexit debacle limps on for another day. It would be hilarious, were the potential consequences …

2019-03-25 Independence Day Postponed and the Precious Precious Union Brexit is English nationalism using …

2019-03-24 The 32-bit Mac apocalyple is coming (possibly) for your videos!

2019-03-23 Just had a 50-minute meditation session. Was feeling down earlier. Could really use some more hope …

2019-03-23 I’m researching alternatives to Amazon for various things I might want to purchase. Not just for …

2019-03-23 Which Safari extensions do you use? My list of extensions is slightly longer—StopTheMadness, …

2019-03-22 You Are What You Read

2019-03-22 Star Trails and the Equinox Sunrise Belated happy Spring Equinox, everyone.

2019-03-22 Reasons to quit Twitter and Facebook and switch to Mastodon David Chartier makes a good case for …

2019-03-22 I’m glad I have a private journal I can write in. That way, I can dump my emotions into it, …

2019-03-21 Newspapers help to radicalise far right, says UK anti-terror chief Of course, those same newspapers …

2019-03-21 The role of mastodon.social in the Mastodon ecosystem - Official Mastodon Blog People are used to …

2019-03-21 iAnorexia

2019-03-20 Patreon ups its revenue cut, but grandfathers in old creators I’m guessing there’s going to be …

2019-03-20 Today is going to be a writing day, I feel. Avoiding listening to or watching the news. Majority of …

2019-03-19 A week on from closing my Facebook account. No regrets. Thankfully, I’d already pulled back my …

2019-03-19 A different, better world

2019-03-19 Hated and hunted - BBC News This guy ‘Fabian’ cracks ransomware for a living. He has helped a lot of …

2019-03-19 Apple’s new iPads cling to old Apple Pencil facepalm Well, that’s clear as mud.

2019-03-19 Bercow: parliamentary democracy at work How ironic that those who’ve accused the EU of making …

2019-03-19 Why Phone Numbers Stink As Identity Proof — Krebs on Security I recently changed phone numbers, and …

2019-03-19 Pondering the new iPad Mini. I’ve had my Mini 4 for two years (refurb from Apple) and I use it …

2019-03-18 A ‘Creepy’ Assignment: Pay Attention to What Strangers Reveal in Public “If someone wants true …

2019-03-18 One of the nicest things about a text editor like Sublime Text is that you can customise and extend …

2019-03-17 I’ve been using Brainwave Studio on the Mac for a while now, but realised that I’ve also got it on …

2019-03-17 iTunes informs me that I have over 18,000 songs in my music library, and it would take nearly 68 …

2019-03-16 I now have a 24hr block in Freedom of all the main social media services, and Locked Mode will stop …

2019-03-15 At first, the fixed window size of the Micro.blog app for Mac niggled me. But now I can appreciate …

2019-03-15 Switching to posting here on my blog site instead of Facebook was an important part of weaning …

2019-03-15 On the past, present, and future of COBOL It’s seems that, much like the Hotel California in the …

2019-03-15 A New Lunar Lander for the ZX81 / Timex Sinclair 1000 This brings back memories. I owned a Sinclair …

2019-03-15 It’s Frustrating That Preview in Mojave Isn’t Better I’ve run into occasional issues when …

2019-03-15 One side-effect of using Freedom to block social media sites for most of the day is the way that it …

2019-03-14 I’m working through Wes Bos’s Sublime Text Power User course, because I know I’m not using …

2019-03-14 A reader asks: “What is your favorite laptop that you have ever had or used and why?” – Langa.com …

2019-03-14 A thought occurred to me. Perhaps we need an equivalent of hobo signs for web links, to warn others …

2019-03-14 The web at 30: Apple’s place in history The legacy of NextStep, the weirdness of Internet Explorer …

2019-03-14 The deranged statement from LaCroix’s CEO Nick Caporella, annotated. Wow. That is a lot of WTF in …

2019-03-14 The Coming Software Apocalypse A long read about why the software that we increasingly rely on to …

2019-03-13 The web we broke Ethan Marcotte discussed the depressing results of a recent survey by WebAIM of the …

2019-03-13 Annoyingly, there isn’t a way that I can see to edit my posts via the Micro.blog app for Mac. …

2019-03-13 Facepalm. Name mix-up earlier. MacPaw are the developers of CleanMyMac, whereas Macphun (now Skylum) …

2019-03-13 CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 Arrives with a Version for Mac Too - Thurrott.com A blast from the …

2019-03-13 New version of CleanMyMac came out, and it now uses a high contrast theme if you’re using …

2019-03-13 New version of Ulysses for Mac and iOS dropped, so I’m having another look at it. Sadly, a lot of …

2019-03-12 So that’s it. My Facebook profile will be gone in 30 days from now. Not making the same …

2019-03-12 The Great Google Hangouts Shutdown begins October 2019 - Ars Technica The Google Graveyard is …

2019-03-12 Less than a month to go before Google breaks hundreds of thousands of links all over the Internet – …

2019-03-12 What Google knows about you - Axios Google does provide means to tell it to stop most of its …

2019-03-12 You May Have Forgotten Foursquare, but It Didn’t Forget You - WIRED A timely reminder that Facebook …

2019-03-12 Pariah

2019-03-12 Today would have been my dad’s 80th birthday. I’ll be spending time with mum.

2019-03-11 Thoughts On Leaving Facebook

2019-03-11 Moonrise Through Mauna Keas Shadow I didn’t know that such a phenomenon was possible. Neat!

2019-03-11 Last Week on My Mac: The importance of document repair As someone who has files going back over 20 …

2019-03-11 I learnt a valuable lesson just now, while trying to automate something on my Mac. Sometimes, the …

2019-03-10 The Inextricable Link Between Modern Free Speech Law and the Civil Rights Movement —This was an …

2019-03-10 I had an autism flare last night. Bad one. I ended up logging out and listening to chillout radio …

2019-03-09 Hmm, it turns out that I need to restart the Mac in Safe Mode, then enter my iCloud password when …

2019-03-09 At least MarsEdit is still working, as is the RSS feed for my timeline. So there’s that.

2019-03-09 And now Micro.blog on iOS doesn’t appear to be refreshing its timeline. Today is turning out to be a …

2019-03-09 Brexit: 48-hour Deadline Looms for UK as Negotiations Flounder - some perspective from outside the …

2019-03-09 The Digital Unconformity | Linux Journal Doc Searl's essay about the relative impermanence of the …

2019-03-09 Ok, it looks like Micro.blog for Mac is forgetting its authorisation somehow? Every time I relaunch …

2019-03-09 Huh, I uninstalled the Micro.blog app for Mac, then reinstalled the latest version, still getting a …

2019-03-09 Looks like Apple’s iCloud services are having problems. My Mac can’t access them at the …

2019-03-08 NASA Captures Supersonic Shock Interaction | NASA These looks like they should be poster designs.

2019-03-07 Shared joy is multiplied; Shared pain, diminished. Thus do we refute entropy. —Spider Robinson

2019-03-07 Regarding the Thoughtful Cultivation of the Archived Internet I know that I’ve posted stuff in …

2019-03-07 PDF without Adobe: 14 PDF is inherently not secure I’ve had occasion to peek inside the …

2019-03-07 Reading the Discover feed first thing in the morning, and smiling. Random joy is infectious. :)

2019-03-06 Cory Doctorow: Terra Nullius – Locus Online Cory’s latest article for Locus, on John Locke, …

2019-03-06 Reda Lemeden | We Need Chrome No More I saw this in action earlier today. A website informed me that …

2019-03-06 2019 Prediction #1 — Apple under Tim Cook emulates GE under Jack Welch Robert X Cringely, in what …

2019-03-06 I’ve got a list in my task manager of choice called ‘Buying Decisions’, where I put in links …

2019-03-06 Been listening to the All My Relations podcast the last few days. I knew of Matika Wilbur, one of …

2019-03-06 APOD: 2019 March 5 - X Ray Superbubbles in Galaxy NGC 3079 Reminder: the universe is amazing and …

2019-03-05 I got a new SIM for my phone, as I’m switching to a better plan on another network. I’ve decided to …

2019-03-05 What Folding Phones Say About State of SmartPhones —insightful post my Om Malik on the history of …

2019-03-05 Celestial Alignment over Sicilian Shore Today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). The Moon, …

2019-03-04 I’ve remapped the keyboard shortcut for Refresh in Micro.blog app on Mac to Command-R, via System …

2019-03-04 ETS Isn’t TLS and You Shouldn’t Use It A ‘secure’ connection that allows for …

2019-03-04 What The Truman Show Can Teach Us About the Future of the Internet | Tor.com Eliot Peper’s …

2019-03-03 I had a problem with Audio Hijack the other day—the Broadcast block wasn’t picking up song …

2019-03-03 De La Soul’s Fight with Tommy Boy Over Copyright and Streaming Revenues This makes me sad.

2019-03-03 I think this is why I found @patrickrhone ’s Minimal Mac resonated so much with me. Instead of …

2019-03-03 Related to my previous post, I realised that MarsEdit on Mac, while a fine product, just wasn’t a …

2019-03-03 You already have everything you need to create stuff on the internet - Matt Hauger This blog post …

2019-03-03 What I Use: Part 1—Hardware

2019-03-02 I find myself using Reading Mode more and more when browsing. If I can’t do that, usually due to …

2019-03-02 I’ve started to explore #mastodon a bit more, now that I have apps on both my Mac and iPad. The …

2019-03-02 I’ve decided to become a mobile tariff tart. That sounds a lot dirtier than it should. What I mean …

2019-03-01 Long-tap the iOS screenshot preview to immediately share it

2019-03-01 Universal Music CEO to artists: Fine-tune your lyrics for smart speakers

2019-03-01 Two Fundamental Things Wrong with Social Networks

2019-03-01 What if Snow Crash was actually a documentary?

2019-02-28 Watching the Black Body

2019-02-28 My big lifehack currently is to listen to podcasts and instructional videos at 2x speed. My brain …

2019-02-28 Related to last post—I still have a lot of love for Mozilla Firefox, and the current ‘Quantum’ …

2019-02-28 I’ve started using Safari on macOS again as my primary browser, for the first time in many …

2019-02-27 Firefox (Not) Sync

2019-02-27 Automating All The Things

2019-02-26 Facebook ≠ Blog

2019-02-25 The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes - Life and style - The …

2019-02-25 I used Kirby a few years back for a small website project, and really enjoyed it. Very customisable, …

2019-02-25 Just tried out sharing a link to Micro.blog app on iPad via Share Sheet. The only problem is that …

2019-02-25 Last Week on My Mac: Apple quietly pre-announces major change in macOS 10.14.4 – The Eclectic Light …

2019-02-23 Last Week on My Mac: Problems of PDF

2019-02-23 Nike just bricked its self-lacing shoes by accident

2019-02-23 Cyber-Mercenary Groups Shouldn't be Trusted in Your Browser or Anywhere Else

2019-02-22 Forget privacy: you're terrible at targeting anyway

2019-02-22 WebExtensions v3 considered harmful

2019-02-22 Why does my remote control need to know my location?

2019-02-22 What part of “No Flash” doesn’t Microsoft understand?

2019-02-22 Citizenship is not a commodity

2019-02-20 Invoicing day is always a good day. :)

2019-02-19 Let The Words Be Free

2019-02-19 RIP Dr Peuto, Zilog and Sun's bright SPARC*

2019-02-19 You know smoking is bad for your health, right? Did you also know it’s damaging your …

2019-02-19 The Obscuritory delves back into the Age of CD-ROM, and the Eyewitness Virtual Reality Earth Quest …

2019-02-18 ‘Link to the rest’: the 12-year journey to 1,000 days of @TheOverspill links Great longread from …

2019-02-18 I have a new system for stuff I want to read later. I put it in my task manager (Todoist, in my …

2019-02-17 Is it creepy when brands pester you on social media? Yes, it most certainly is. Another reason why I …

2019-02-17 Etsy sellers say their bank accounts were emptied in major billing snafu This is bad. And Etsy’s …

2019-02-16 Related to my previous post about DEVONthink, though it’s applicable to Evernote, OneNote and …

2019-02-16 I’ve discovered a lot of bit-rot in my DEVONthink Pro Office databases, due to their previously …

2019-02-16 I only just discovered that I can set my own timer for Brainwave Studio. The pomodoro timer that …

2019-02-15 ZIP is Broken, Except it’s Not, Except it Is Wherein Jason Scott expound on the question ‘What …

2019-02-15 Just posted this to FB: I know quite a few of you have blogs out there on the interwebs. And some of …

2019-02-12 The Myth of the 'War of the Worlds' Panic

2019-02-11 Why isn't the Internet more fun and weird?

2019-02-11 I’ve had Brainwave Studio for Mac for a while, and usually use it to help me relax. But the …

2019-02-10 This week, I completed Working Smarter for Mac Users, a productivity course by Bob “Dr. Mac” …

2019-02-08 Inoreader New Plans and Pricing Updates in February 2019

2019-02-07 Google Fiber dumps Louisville

2019-02-07 Dinosaurs' Revenge

2019-02-06 Things More Heavily Regulated Than Buying a Gun in the United States

2019-02-04 My new ergonomic setup

2019-02-03 FYI: If you're using Inoreader to follow your Micro.blog feed

2019-02-02 Bad news on the Facebook fact-checking front...

2019-02-01 Ultra-what now?

2019-02-01 Happy DNS Flag Day! (Unless you’re on a machine that is still running 20th century DNS, in …

2019-02-01 30-Jan-2019 (Wed) Wherein The Man has discovered Synthwave

2019-02-01 ICYMI: Google+ shutting down on April 2nd

2019-02-01 Why Google is like Donald Trump

2019-01-31 My iPad Home Screen for 2019

2019-01-30 Argh! Something has upset the Mac App Store on my iMac. I’m unable to install updates, it keeps …

2019-01-29 Why do so many people get offended at facts they don't like?

2019-01-29 I’ve been using Freedom for a while now to block out social media between 7am and 7pm on all …

2019-01-29 How old is too old to play videogames?

2019-01-29 I Made A Resource For A Pre-Diabetic Friend

2019-01-28 The Grouch for Mac

2019-01-28 Does This Spark USB Joy?

2019-01-28 The Other Art History: The Forgotten Cyberfeminists of '90s Net Art

2019-01-27 I was running my iMac display at scaled-up resolution for a few month. (For those who don’t know, …

2019-01-26 #DeleteFacebook? #DeleteTwitter? #FatLotOfGood that will do you

2019-01-25 Jersey’s illegal Senators and Deputies

2019-01-25 Hello (Again) Ello

2019-01-25 Upcoming Version of Google Chrome Will Make It Harder to Block Ads

2019-01-24 I'm Marie Fucking Kondo and You Can Keep All Your Fucking Books, You Ingrates

2019-01-24 The army sent my child a 66-page recruitment magazine and it’s utterly vomit inducing

2019-01-23 An Important Message from “Google” about Google+ !

2019-01-23 State of User Experience Design

2019-01-22 Nigel Lawson created a climate science denying apparatus in the heart of Parliament

2019-01-22 The Nazis and your privacy

2019-01-21 Trump adviser reportedly speaks regularly to Grayling and Fox on Brexit

2019-01-20 Windows Phone users: Your reminder that support ends in December 2019

2019-01-19 Apple’s Biggest Problem? My Mom Kevin Roose, New York Times: When I asked my mom what would get her …

2019-01-18 Two of my old cameras are definitely going to be headed to the recycling centre soon. Put fresh …

2019-01-18 Behold Moebius’ Many Psychedelic Illustrations of Jimi Hendrix The 1995 release of posthumous Jimi …

2019-01-18 Today, I’m trying out something @patrickrhone suggests in his book Minimal Mac, and simplifying my …

2019-01-17 Yep, One of *Those* Days

2019-01-16 Micro-blogging

2019-01-15 The Right Tool For The Job

2019-01-14 One year to go—according to Microsoft’s current lifecycle plan—until Windows 7 ceases to be …

2019-01-13 Reading ‘Minimal Mac’ by @patrickrhone on my iPad currently. The advice holds up pretty well …

2019-01-12 The oral history of the Hampsterdance: The twisted true story of one of the world's first memes

2019-01-12 Going through my Amazon wish lists and thinning them out. Do I really need that book I added on a …

2019-01-11 RIP Anthony John Ralph, 1939–2018

2019-01-10 I was reminded today why I'm glad I stopped being a system administrator for Windows devices.

2019-01-09 I downloaded my Facebook data just now

2019-01-08 I Left LinkedIn

2019-01-06 Thirty Years Online

2019-01-05 I’m trying out* Linux Mint 19.1, and it’s not bad. (*In a virtual machine on my Mac, …

2019-01-05 Today, I’ve discovered that: I have way too many USB cables. It helps if the container you've …

2019-01-03 Goodbye to 2018, and to my Dad

2018-10-03 Why I've Not Been Posting Here

2018-03-06 Hello world!