Monthly Archives: February 2018

Enjoyed the all-star game more than I expected. Didn’t catch the whole thing… Most of the first half and the great final few minutes. But now we’ve gotta wait 4 more days until the next NBA game. πŸ€

→ 2018/02/19 12:16 am

Abandoned tracks downtown near the new library, as we walked back from Juan Pelota earlier this afternoon. β˜•οΈ

→ 2018/02/18 11:33 pm

Blade Runner 2049

Rewatched the original Blade Runner recently, and finally saw the sequel last night. As with all great films, still thinking about it the next day. The parts that were good, were really good.

There was a conversation on Micro.blog about the length. It would have been an even more powerful movie with a couple scenes cut short. Maybe it could have squeezed into a PG-13 rating too.

Nevertheless, it holds its own with the original. I say this as a compliment: a rare sequel that is no better or worse. Feels unique but consistent β€”Β in pacing, visuals, and music β€”Β as if 35 years haven’t passed since the first one. Loved it.

Lately we’ve had a few cold days, with just enough mist and rain to notice, but not enough to really feel wet. This was from last night before a softball game.

→ 2018/02/14 10:22 pm

@joec Great essay on good vs. better. But it highlights a problem for Apple: when audio is “good enough”, there’s no room for growth. Alexa as a platform is much more than 2x. I’d say more like 50x, not because it’s good, but because of what it can do.

→ 2018/02/14 9:08 am

Started rolling out favicons for all Micro.blog-hosted sites. They’ll automatically use your profile photo, which you can upload on the web under Account. Custom per-site settings to follow later.

→ 2018/02/13 1:27 pm

Micro Monday: @becky, who recently shipped her iOS app Snapthread 1.5 for combining live photos together. Becky writes about the development process and more on her blog.

→ 2018/02/12 3:44 pm

In the Apple community we too quickly accept that the HomePod can’t run Alexa. Why shouldn’t it? Voice assistants should be more extensible and universal, not locked to specific platforms.

→ 2018/02/12 10:27 am

I’ve been watching the Olympics a bunch as I catch up on email and some coding over the weekend. πŸ…

→ 2018/02/11 9:34 pm

Posting to Micro.blog from iOS and macOS was broken this morning. It’s fixed now. If you posted something and it disappeared… Unfortunately you’ll need to send it again.

→ 2018/02/10 11:19 am

Playing in Oakland tonight, the Spurs are without Kawhi, Dejounte, Tony, and Rudy. And yet if they can hold on to 3rd in the west until the playoffs, who knows. Always optimistic here. πŸ€

→ 2018/02/10 10:59 am

Moved our old Echo into my office for music, but the kitchen Echo nearby keeps waking up if I speak too loud. They use different Amazon accounts, so I don’t think they can coordinate. Tried changing the wake word, but calling an Echo anything except Alexa doesn’t seem right.

→ 2018/02/09 2:55 pm

Not often you see a basketball game with a score of 100-50 just into the 4th quarter. Spurs over the Suns, making up for a couple poor offensive games. πŸ€

→ 2018/02/07 11:27 pm

Micro.blog 1.3.3 is out

The new update to Micro.blog for iOS is now available in the App Store. As I wrote about yesterday, it includes an improved conversations gesture. Here’s the full list of changes:

  • Added swipe left on a post to view the conversation.
  • Added feed settings button when writing a new post for quickly toggling off cross-posting.
  • Added confirmation alert when removing a post.
  • Updated character counter to not include Markdown.
  • Updated sharing from other apps to not use the current draft or save it.
  • Fixed compatibility with some XML-RPC servers.
  • Fixed opening conversations from links in the timeline.

Enjoy!