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: Downtown from old east Dallas. Some yellow in the sky before sunset.

: Sticker Mule At Micro.blog we’ve used Sticker Mule for a while. A few years ago, I remember reading …

: Finally some good news. We need more big plans like this: President Biden is finalizing plans to …

: Om Malik blogging about the Taboola deal: Apple’s decision to strike a deal with Taboola is …

: Too many guns John Gruber blogs that it’s the guns: The truth is that our nation, great though it is in so …

: The new Overcast is looking good! Smooth upgrade. From Marco’s blog post: For Overcast to …

: I’ve recorded a short 2-minute video to show how we’ve updated Micro.blog’s editor …

: Finished reading: The Terraformers by Annalee Newitz. I enjoyed the first half of this book. But …

: From the news blog: We’ve updated how blog themes are edited. If you don’t have a custom theme, …

: My blog has probably shifted way too much to the political, but that’s how it goes in an …

: Chris Enns: I wish we could have a day or two each month where we all collectively agreed to post …

: Just watched Biden’s statement on the shooting. Very good. He is the President and our …

: Saying that Trump is a threat to democracy is not a call for violence. He caused January 6th. He …

: Just posted a new Core Intuition: A Billion-Dollar Flop. We check in about the Vision Pro, then …

: Rust judge dismisses the case against Alec Baldwin after prosecutors withheld evidence, saying: If …

: Here’s a sneak peek at a reorganized theme editor, moving a few things around to fix …

: Working on a couple different things, bouncing between them. One of those weeks where I can’t …

: Joe Biden has always rambled, and it hurts him as he gets older. But here’s the deal. One candidate …

: I’m going to watch Biden’s press conference in a couple hours. But I already know it …

: Insightful post by Jason Fried on “directional” decisions, the kind of decisions that …

: Love these upcoming covers for A Song of Ice and Fire. I never finished reading past book 2 years …

: I think I’m going to love this USA basketball team. Nice move swapping in Derrick White. 🏀

: The latest Washington Post / ABC News poll has the race tied. Voters thought Biden was old before, …

: Morning work at Cherrywood Coffeehouse. You know it’s old-school Austin because just saw what …

: Dave Winer replying to my post yesterday: The way the twitter-alikes do discourse is not the only …

: Looking at my tweets from 17 years ago, they often had no faves, no replies, and no retweets (which …

: Sad to see the TUAW archive taken over by… whatever that is. AI-slopified. Brings back a lot …

: Ben Thompson on Apple joining and then leaving the OpenAI board: …joining the board of …

: Ben Werdmuller, linking today to a story on Ghost federation: I’m also convinced …

: Here’s a screenshot of the new Get Info window in the latest Mac app for Micro.blog, released …

: Exhausting day yesterday so I crashed early last night. Unfortunately a couple of our servers …

: Small fan I keep in my laptop bag. Doesn’t completely solve Texas summer but helps a tiny bit. Need …

: Last post about Biden for a while. Dave Winer makes a point I’ve wanted to blog about: If …

: This political cartoon by Dave Whamond is so good. “C’mon man!”

: I’m starting to accelerate my challenge to visit all 88 state parks in Texas. Had a few slow …

: Post-debate, post-interview questions I have mixed feelings about where we go in the Democratic party. I think I’ll be relieved if …

: Lunch at LBJ State Park. Picked up a turkey melt sandwich from a food truck in Johnson City, Cast …

: Joe Biden in a written statement today: Not the press, not the pundits, not the big donors, not any …

: Training C-3PO Many of the hot takes about fair use for AI training are either “AI is stealing content” or …

: Johnson City Coffee Co. ☕️

: I wrote a weird blog post draft about AI last week that I wasn’t sure what to do with. …

: Enchanted Rock. It’s too hot today so I can’t be bothered to hike to the top, but it’s still nice.

: Mark Gurman says that some of the core parts of Apple Intelligence will arrive with iOS 18.4 next …

: ActivityPub paper cuts Everyone who has implemented ActivityPub from scratch knows that there are implementation-specific …

: The world has changed since The New York Times was founded in the 1850s. It used to be that opinion …

: The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other major news outlets should scrap their opinion …

: We subscribed to the Alamo Drafthouse season pass for the summer. Makes it easier to decide to go to …

: Back from the early screening of Fly Me to the Moon at Alamo — fun movie! — and watched the Biden …

: Even folks who assumed the best intentions with Apple’s DMA compliance can surely see that the …

: I updated the Micro.blog for Mac app today. Several improvements including an easy way to just see …

: A new spin-off project from omg.lol: Spake. This is similar to what we were trying to do in …

: Patriotic delivery robot. Kirk Watson and Lloyd Doggett spoke briefly after Mueller’s parade. …

: What’s bothering me this week is that I’m feeling like I felt when we were in limbo …

: Nick Heer summarizes the OpenAI sandboxing news, initially covered by The Verge. I think the …

: Finished reading: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas. A set of novellas that take place …

: After I blogged about a new text editor for Micro.blog, I ran into a couple tricky problems and work …

: Jason Fried introducing Writebook: It’s a dead simple platform to publish web-based books. …

: John Gruber posting to Threads: I feel great about Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominee. Go back …

: There are a lot of interesting stats in this Cloudflare blog post about AI bots. I still worry that …

: After today’s blog publishing change, I’m seeing posting about twice as fast for my …

: Good new ad from the Biden campaign: The same Trump Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade, …

: We are starting to open up Micro.blog’s notes feature to our standard plan. Private notes with …

: New laptop sticker. Always iced coffee.

: I’m a little puzzled about why the new proposed fediverse:creator tag is only for approved web …

: Texas Sage while out walking. Can’t tell in the photo but the bees are happy too.

: MacStories has written an open letter asking for AI regulation: …a wide swath of the tech …

: Last week’s debate was a wake-up call for our muddled framing of the issues at stake this …

: Finally experimenting with Bluesky’s Starter Packs. I created a test pack with a handful of …

: At the coffee shop, glanced up at the TV and there’s a news segment on “How To Avoid …

: It’s almost funny that I’ve had so much praise for Biden because I didn’t support him in the …

: Just watched the President’s short speech reacting to the Supreme Court ruling on immunity. Joe …

: Happy for Derrick White on his 4-year, $125 million extension with the Celtics. He plays hard, knows …

: Audio snippets are fun. I added audio to this short post today too. To me, it underscores that my …

: I’ve gotten out of the habit of adding audio narration to my blog posts, so took a few minutes …

: I always feel better after shipping new features for customers. Today, expanded our email newsletter …

: The news can be very deflating. It’s critical to figure out small ways we can make a …

: I read parts of the Trump immunity decision, skipping around to what Roberts wrote and the dissent. …

: Dark forest of the web Jeremy Keith follows up on fighting AI bots, quoting a couple things I’ve said. He closes …

: Monday after the debate, and I’m mostly annoyed with Biden’s staff and campaign today. …

: Chris Paul to the Spurs? I did not see that coming. 🏀

: Trail bridge at Bastrop State Park. Trees are slowly coming back after the 2011 fire.

: I’ve been inspired by what feels like a renewed push for massive solar infrastructure, so …

: Excellent article in The Washington Post about an Infinium plant in Corpus Christi producing diesel …

: The Philadelphia Inquirer: Biden had a horrible night Thursday. But the debate about the debate is …

: Went to see the first chapter of Horizon tonight and love what they’re doing with it. So much time …

: Kora Kora Coffee in Gruene, Texas. ☕️

: I’m not one to impulsively cancel subscriptions when I disagree with the leadership or when …

: Morning at Guadalupe River State Park.

: Camping in Texas in the summer is not fun, but I keep thinking I’ll figure out how to solve it with …

: Just posted a new Core Intuition. Daniel and I talk about the latest news with Apple and the …

: I watched all of Joe Biden’s campaign speech from today. Wish he was half as good last night as he …

: Dave Winer blogs about a new experiment to make a collection of blogrolls by following a …

: I updated the Micro.blog blogroll plug-in today, adding more control over whether to show the …

: visionOS and peak Apple Jason Snell makes the case for hand controllers and other changes to the Vision Pro: I’ve got a …

: The current Supreme Court is broken. If Joe Biden wants to change the narrative, announce that …

: It’s a new day. Pick yourself back up. There’s a lot to do. What’s next? 🇺🇸

: My favorite moment and the most clear line from Biden against Trump: “Something snapped in you when …

: You know who had a great debate against Trump? Hillary Clinton. I’m not saying she should jump in …

: There’s a really substantive conversation on MSNBC right now about the president’s job as a …

: Debate halftime! Biden is just warming up, everyone. Trump is, of course, constantly lying. It’s …

: Happy for LeBron that Bronny is going to the Lakers. Such a unique chance to play together that’s …

: Just another night in America, where the President of the United States has to debate a convicted …

: Jeremy Keith on how human-curated bookmarks could help adapt to a web filled with AI content: It …

: Threads API access was rejected for Micro.blog. 🙄 Going to redo the submission and record new demo …

: I like the idea of a smaller e-ink reader, whether it’s running Android or not, so I’m …

: Anyone who enjoys writing or photography or sharing anything online should have their own microblog …

: NBA draft tonight! Spurs have the 4th and 8th picks. Last season’s record was bad, but the …

: Some progress with the Threads API, the issue with the Meta dev dashboard not updating to show API …

: More DMA, more rejections, more exhaustion Nick Heer on the latest DMA news and UTM rejection: Perhaps there are legitimate security concerns …

: Can’t believe I didn’t know about this Snow White Cafe, in operation since 1946… …

: For folks beta testing automatic cross-posting from Micro.blog to Threads, if you like to tinker, we …

: When a company withholds a feature from the EU because of the DMA — Apple for AI, Meta today for the …

: Threads has rolled out seeing replies from other platforms, filling one of the biggest holes in …

: Molly White makes a point that I’ve also been trying to articulate about AI crawling, but I …

: If you’re keeping score, Hillary has now written three books since losing the 2016 election. …

: Local orchestration vs. the cloud Excellent post by Jason Snell on the upcoming era of orchestrated apps, where much of what we do …

: As usual, Hillary Clinton is right. From an op-ed today on what to watch for in the debate: Mr. …

: Had a dream last night that for the upcoming presidential debate, Biden’s team decided to use …

: One good thing about Akamai acquiring Linode: they appear to have a better plan for reaching 100% …

: Riley Testut posts about no longer trusting Apple with app notarization: When we first met with the …

: In John Gruber’s article about Apple Intelligence, he writes about the server impact: As …

: Still no way for me to submit my app to Meta to approve the Threads API. 🙁 I can add more beta …

: Finally got my R1. The hype has worn off, so not sure it has a place in my life for regular use. …

: It’s bizarre to see developers effectively siding with Apple over the DMA. The EU is trying to …

: European Commission preliminary findings that the App Store is in breach of the DMA. Even if …

: I was wondering when someone would bring up that the Internet Archive ignores robots.txt, and …

: Decided to promote the “Edit Sources & Cross-posting” screen to its own link in the …

: We saw the new Zilker Eagle today while going to Barton Springs. It looks really nice. Unfortunately …

: Somehow on my recent trip I’ve gotten a scratch in the middle of my iPhone screen. I was already …

: This article in The Washington Post about AI energy use has a lot in it, but still seems to paint an …

: Finished reading: Blood Over Bright Haven by M. L. Wang. This was excellent. It must’ve been a …

: Great post by Anil Dash on how the board of directors for an organization actually works. I learned …

: Still no option for me to submit our Threads feature to Meta for review. Tried contacting developer …

: I really dislike the Mastodon setting to require HTTP signatures for everything. It makes basic …

: Perplexity CEO addresses the recent questions about crawling, but I don’t think his answers …

: “I only came back to myself when I decided something: all emotions are just energy, just potential …

: On this week’s Core Int, we talk about the latest AI controversy including with Perplexity and how …

: Great collection from Michael Tsai of posts on a range of reactions to Apple blaming the DMA for …

: John Gruber blogs about how Trump personally measures up to the Ten Commandments that he apparently …

: Randomly stumbled on an old clip of Steve Jobs, thanks (no thanks) to the Threads algorithmic …

: If you sent me an @-mention yesterday about automatic Threads cross-posting, I’ve invited you …

: I don’t travel as much as a bunch of people I know, but the combination of road trip and …

: I tried this AI-based social network Butterflies and it’s as bizarre as you’d expect. It’s more like …

: Forgot to mention if you’re sending me your Threads username… You will have to go to your …

: Micro.blog cross-posting to Threads is a bit in limbo because I’m not even sure how to submit …

: Working with the Threads API reminds me of how frustrating it was to work with Facebook’s main …

: Rough Point. This view brought to you by a contribution from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

: Last night in Newport. Another lighthouse, with the sunset at Castle Hill.

: The New York Times: Biden gives legal protections to undocumented spouses. Biden’s administration …

: The upcoming Zelda where you can play as Zelda looks fantastic. Love the design and approach to …

: Because of the recent pushback against AI bots, I’ve added a help page to Micro.blog with …

: Congrats to the Celtics. The NBA finals had a couple good moments, but the result never seemed that …

: I get the distrust of AI bots but I think discussions to sabotage crawled data go too far, …

: Brant Point Lighthouse, Nantucket.

: Springline Coffee. ☕️

: The Breakers. Beautiful walk along the cliffs and in the mansion. The Vanderbilts really had a …

: Drift Cafe, Newport. ☕️

: Newport Bridge from Goat Island.

: Our WWDC episode of Core Intuition is out! We talk about visiting San Jose, Apple Intelligence, and …

: Last month I got sucked into an auction for Disney artwork and came away with a sequence of drawings …

: Jason Snell paints a picture of Apple as sort of irritatedly getting on board the AI hype train. On …

: What if personal domain name registrations could essentially renew on auto-pilot, regardless of …

: Now that I’m back home from WWDC, my excitement about installing the betas has evaporated. Will …

: Good interview from Kara Swisher with Mira Murati, CTO of OpenAI. She led the GPT-4o announcement …

: Gandy’s Creamery in Brady, Texas. No trespassing.

: Stellar Coffee in Roswell. ☕️

: Stopped overnight in Roswell, New Mexico to visit with the aliens. Queueing up the audiobook The …

: WWDC initial takeaway One thing I didn’t appreciate before this year’s WWDC is how limited Apple’s …

: In 1979 my uncle wrote a book about solar power — or more specifically, although I haven’t …

: Wind turbines as the sun sets in New Mexico.

: Finished reading: Sunbringer by Hannah Kaner. This was excellent. Loved the way it revealed more of …

: Freight trains in the middle of nowhere, Arizona.

: A couple days after the WWDC keynote, starting to see a couple cracks in Apple’s AI strategy. …

: Yesterday was a blur. I was planning to camp at Lake Havasu but it’s just too hot, so I …

: This text without any vending machines is like a cruel mirage in what feels like the middle of the …

: Nice live blog at The Verge of the interview session with iJustine. Nilay Patel comments: I think …

: Random shot of San Jose light rail train, interrupted by a bus.

: Lots of details in this Apple blog post about the new AI models. Looks like the on-device models are …

: Vaguely keeping up with the Platform State of the Union in the hotel lobby. Thinking I’ll update to …

: Apple’s little custom icon to indicate what’s an AI summary is nice. I’ve been using a robot icon …

: So far so good with Apple Intelligence. I have a lot of questions but the framing seems right, with …

: iPhone mirroring seems… really strange. Can’t wait to try it, though.

: Math Notes is super impressive. No mention of AI or machine learning but it’s gotta be all over …

: I know social networks aren’t Apple’s thing, but I still think it would be cool for them to have a …

: Good morning from San Jose! With this first guess in Wordle, I thought this would be a “2” day, but …

: Finished reading: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. Fast-paced. This was a stronger book than the …

: I’m always surprised when coffee shop wi-fi is way slower than LTE tethering. It’s great …

: Field of Light in Paso Robles. I was expecting something different and beautiful, and it was that. …

: Bad Boys opens with $21 million box office Friday, on track for $50 million for the weekend. …

: Santa Ynez Valley.

: Santa Barbara from the pier.

: I’m experimenting with an OpenAI-based assistant powered by my own writing. It is wild. See …

: Working this morning at Honey Cup, a little coffee shop in Thousand Oaks. Finally have uninterrupted …

: Nick Heer on the eroding trust in tech as companies plow ahead with new features: These product …

: Four hostages freed in assault in Gaza. I wonder how this affects feelings about the war from …

: Each time I take an extended solo road trip, I learn something new about how to make life a little …

: Only just skimmed through Mark Gurman’s comprehensive WWDC article. Most of the AI rumors …

: Made it to the coast, settling in at Point Mugu State Park. Way too crowded, almost left, but I like …

: Listening to Pivot today, Scott Galloway goes on a tangent about how Hillary Clinton would’ve …

: Whenever I’m anywhere near Los Angeles, I think, “I should stop at Disneyland for the …

: Just posted our preview for next week’s WWDC, Core Int episode 602. Lots more about AI and …

: NBA finals time. Feels like Boston is the more complete team but I have no real idea how this series …

: I don’t ask Siri hard questions. Today I threw her a softball while driving down I-15, …

: Hiking in the sun yesterday, it was a bit of a wake-up call, especially with the looming heat wave. …

: Great post on TechCrunch by Sarah Perez about Bridgy Fed’s support for Bluesky. The social web …

: Redis has ballooned in size again, after sizable reductions in memory usage last year to make things …

: Catching up on a bunch of random online things as I wait for the day to cool down enough to feel …

: Honda Element: window rain guards This is a pretty simple one, another addition to my blog post series about upgrading my Honda …

: Jason Snell, writing about how Apple may frame the announcements next week at WWDC: Apple has the …

: Bryce Canyon National Park. Didn’t catch this view at the right time for the best lighting, but it …

: How to rethink Siri Siri is much too limited and inconsistent. The only time I ever use Siri is when driving, for …

: Micro.blog-hosted blogs have had good uptime the last couple months, but of course two servers …

: Glen Canyon.

: When driving directions in maps lets you know there’s a much slower route available, every …

: Love these book updates from Brandon Sanderson, on Reddit: Finished the last interlude today at …

: More about AI uncertainty I’ve blogged before about AI hallucinations, but I wanted to tie together a few new posts …

: Winding up along the Animas River. I’m in the last car of a 15-car train, so around the curves it’s …

: Good morning from Colorado! All aboard the Durango & Silverton Railroad. 🚂

: Traffic completely stopped on I-40 earlier today because of road work, and I had a view from a side …

: Finished reading: Slow Productivity by Cal Newport. Some good ideas in this, formalizing what we …

: Woke to slight rain. Really bad visibility on the small Texas highway meandering back to the …

: Left late from home today, but still arrived at Caprock Canyons State Park before dark. Not …

: Ben Thompson’s interview with Casey Handmer of Terraform pretty much blew my mind. Smart, …

: Just some clouds.

: Apple Notes priorities In a blog post about Journal, John Gruber makes a detour to highlight the lack of full import and …

: From The Information: In mid-2023, some employees of Apple’s system intelligence and machine …

: Listening to Trump’s rambling speech today, at first I was laughing at the blatant lies and …

: Just posted a new Core Intuition, episode 601. We talk about the audio narration feature in …

: A day after the guilty verdict, seeing people worry about polls and whether this will change …

: Had some fun with the audio narration for this post. 🇺🇸

: “While this defendant may be unlike any other in American history, we arrived at this trial — …

: No one is above the law. Trump guilty on all charges. A monumental moment for the country. 🇺🇸

: No matter what happens, can we give Eric Trump some credit for actually being there for his dad? …

: Working on the Threads API and remembering what a pain it is to deal with Meta’s developer …

: Had an idea to expand my about page, which before was just a few snippets of text and links, to make …

: As part of the podcast pricing decrease, everyone also now gets this little segment control for …

: Podcast hosting for $5 Six years ago, we launched our $10/month plan with podcast hosting. Since then we’ve added …

: When my car repairs cost thousands of dollars, I really stick it to them by making sure to get free …

: Really good Stratechery article today about how AI fits in the various big tech company stacks. On …

: Now we wait for the jury. Thinking about how I will react to the verdict… Clearly there is …

: On this day 16 years ago, Daniel and I released the first episode of Core Intuition. So many things …

: MarsEdit 5.2 is out with a whole bunch of improvements, including a couple for Micro.blog. Congrats …

: My cross-posting to Threads has been sporadic. Decided last week to pause it until the API is ready, …

: Helpful post from The Fediverse Report about Farcaster and they’re wild $1 billion valuable. …

: After reading that the Gaza pier was damaged by weather, I read a bit more to try to understand how …

: Today I learned from slash pages by Robb Knight that there’s a /chipotle to note your favorite …

: Weak opinions, strongly held Manu Moreale writes about the ratio between consuming content and creating it: I believe people …

: “The name of the game was concealment, and all roads lead to the man who benefited the most, Donald …

: Missed last night’s Celtics game, so a belated congrats to them. They’re a great team. …

: A little more about adding audio Last week I blogged about adding audio narration to blog posts. For years we’ve also had full …

: Molly White, previewing an upcoming blog post: i firmly believe that if you’re going to spend …

: Has social media now devolved back to the same tone as Twitter X? Outrage, memes, extremism. …

: Expectations for WWDC haven’t changed much, except this odd rumor from Mark Gurman: One …

: New feature idea for the social web: before strangers can reply to your posts, they have to read …

: Mr. Goodnight. ☕️

: Finished reading: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. If this was only a standalone novel, I’d have …

: Fort Worth, downtown with the county courthouse.

: After we recorded episode 600 of @coreint, I thought I had blown it, maybe had a bit too much coffee …

: We’ve somehow reached the 600th episode of Core Intuition. On this episode, we talk about the …

: Went to Barton Springs today to swim but there was a ridiculous number of people waiting in line, …

: Wow. Mavs steal another one. Luka with a clutch shot, and Naz Reid who was 7-9 from 3 misses the …

: Audio narration in Micro.blog This feature went from idea to implementation quickly because it turns out we already have full …

: This blog post is a test for something new I’m working on. I think a lot of people feel overwhelmed …

: Google’s AI overviews are pretty hilariously not ready. Maybe they never will be. Generative …

: Tried the new Cajun place that opened a couple weeks ago, Lil’ Easy.

: Humans in the loop Just finished listening to this interview on Stratechery with Satya Nadella and (separately) Kevin …

: Micro.blog for iOS was updated today with some improvements and fixes. Here’s a quick demo …

: Feeling deflated this morning after the AI drama of the last couple days. I got so much flack over …

: Sky narrative wrap-up, for now Tonight the Washington Post has what looks like an exclusive story on OpenAI’s Sky voice. I …

: “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” — …

: Sort of paradoxically, the more I consider how AI will change the web, the more clear it becomes how …

: Jason Fried previews the next product from 37signals on Twitter X, called Workbook: It’s a …

: Wrapped up some updates to the iOS app and submitted to Apple. Hopefully goes through smoothly. 🤞

: This post from @jsonbecker is going to be timeless, because as a society we increasingly let social …

: Yesterday's AI thoughts I posted a series of microblog posts yesterday with a common theme of trying to understand what is …

: Watched the Satya Nadella portion of Microsoft Build today, and the few minutes with Sam Altman, …

: As someone who usually supports OpenAI, I’d still welcome an actual lawsuit from Scarlett …

: Any chance that WWDC will have a live keynote this year? In the last couple weeks, we’ve had… …

: Next month’s road trip is starting to take shape. Got my reservation for Bryce Canyon booked …

: In the last 35 years, there have been a tiny number of truly revolutionary technologies that change …

: When your company becomes the enemy, all that matters to people is what feels true. OpenAI’s …

: Microsoft’s Recall on the new Copilot+ PCs is quite impressive: Now with Recall, you can …

: Cool to see this visualization of the growing blogroll network. Blogrolls are fun and useful, and …

: It has only been a week since GPT-4o and they’ve already had a few days of bad news, including …

: Tuning in to a little more of the Trump trial. The jury could go either way and I won’t be shocked, …

: Whenever I’ve driven by the old Frank Erwin Center these last few months, I’ve noted how …

: Wow, had no idea going into game 7 what would happen, but didn’t expect that. Timberwolves vs. …

: Mural from I-35.

: The latest from Mark Gurman at Bloomberg makes the Apple + OpenAI partnership sound like a done …

: Uploaded the session video for Micro Camp’s State of Micro.blog panel. The website now has …

: I posted the video of our conversation with Christina Warren at Micro Camp 2024! We talk about early …

: I took the demo portion from yesterday’s panel and uploaded it to YouTube as a separate …

: Thanks everyone who joined us for Micro Camp! I’m going to edit the videos and put them online this …

: The chat on help.micro.blog is now open. This will be the back channel for the live broadcasts …

: It’s going to be a busy day, but I wanted to pause to note two movies I watched this week and …

: Just in time for Micro Camp today, a brand new Core Intuition: episode 599! We talk about Micro …

: Trying out the new pinned, columns interface on Threads. It’s quite good. Fixes the minor …

: Questions about blogging or Micro.blog? We’ll be answering questions at Micro Camp, from the …

: We’re keeping things simple with Micro Camp this year: no email list, no registration. I did …

: We have some great door prizes for Micro Camp tomorrow! 🎟️

: Micro Camp is… tomorrow! 🤯 It’s extra micro this year, so if you blink you might miss …

: The new Wicked trailer was released today. High expectations for this one. No doubt the music will …

: Finished reading: Bookshops & Bonedust by Travis Baldree. I’ll read almost any book about books. …

: Google eventually turning their home page into ChatGPT is a rare opening for something new in …

: This post on The Verge assumes that AI hallucinations should be fixed, but generative AI is like a …

: Further evidence from The New York Times that the November election will be largely decided by …

: Ben Thompson in today’s update on Google I/O: What was much more dubious and vaporware-y were …

: A couple months ago on Core Int, I said we were at peak Apple. With every week, I believe that more …

: Finder on iPad I’ll admit I’ve only skimmed the recent “is iPadOS holding the iPad back?” …

: My superpower and greatest weakness is not letting the need for a major refactor get in the way of …

: Good morning! Coffee.

: I don’t think the Trump defense to discredit Micheal Cohen is going to work. So, Cohen hates Trump …

: There was good stuff in the I/O keynote, but OpenAI effectively undercut a bunch of it by demoing …

: Google’s product naming is getting better now that they’ve burned through all the plain words like …

: Only a dozen minutes into the Google I/O keynote and there are already a couple features I want… …

: It’s often difficult to see the impact of a new feature until it is working. Ideas and mockups …

: I missed in the OpenAI livestream that the “o” in GPT-4o stands for “omni”, …

: Working on something new to show this Friday for Micro Camp. Pulled it off the back-burner, …

: Wow, Apple put a lot of work into this 100 best albums website. Fancy. (I would’ve been fine …

: Rainy day to be on the road. Clouds and skyline in the distance as we drive back through Dallas.

: The New York Times: Frustrated by Gaza Coverage, Student Protesters Turn to Al Jazeera. People see …

: From the road trip a few days ago, a train somewhere along Texas highway 79.

: Yet more Apple + AI news from Bloomberg: Apple Inc. has closed in on an agreement with OpenAI to …

: Very curious what OpenAI is up to with their announcement coming up on Monday, from this post on …

: Nothing surprising in today’s NYT story about Apple’s AI plans. I wanted to comment on …

: The first update from Ghost about ActivityPub has a screenshot of their early experiment. …

: Welcome Kimberly Hirsh! 👋 Excited to announce that @kimberlyhirsh is joining the Micro.blog team. She’ll be helping …

: Jack Dorsey and Bluesky This interview with Jack Dorsey provides some closure to his part of the Twitter and Bluesky story. …

: Micro Camp is one week from today! I updated the home page with the schedule.

: We recorded a new Core Int just a couple hours before Apple issued their apology about the Crush ad. …

: Because everyone is mad about everything now, I try not to overreact to the latest hot takes until I …

: Thank you, Jean MacDonald It’s hard to believe it has been seven years since Jean joined me to work on Micro.blog. After a few …

: Posted to my blog from the passenger seat of the car and then we immediately drove into a national …

: Traveling this week so a bit scattered, but also working on a couple pretty important blog posts …

: Jean has posted the schedule for Micro.blog. It’s even more micro this year. Micro Camp …

: Violet Hill B&B, Natchitoches.

: I was actually thinking about going to Dragonsteel Nexus, even though it doesn’t make any …

: TikTok lawsuit against the United States seems weak on first glance. This argument that they …

: Busy morning, so only just now catching up on all iPad announcements. The Verge as usual has a good …

: Broke the corner of my old Apple Watch screen, not badly, but enough that it was time to upgrade …

: It’s fine to have multiple social web protocols, because this is a good time to experiment and …

: Helpful blog post from @matt17r about the steps he used to migrate a blog between accounts on …

: Not sick of me singing the praises of OpenAI yet? Their batch API is incredible. An elegant design, …

: Another advantage to having a blog as the center of all things is that when I’m busy, I can …

: Finished reading: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. It didn’t quite work for …

: It’s hard to tell when a blog post is first published if it’s any good. A few days later, a year …

: Sort of spontaneously went to see The Fall Guy. Really fun movie. 🍿

: Garden Cafe in Dallas.

: Good trouble In college in the 1990s, I joined the socialist student organization. I saw every issue in stark …

: Ordered another Jackery. This one is so tiny.

: Jason Fried: I’m still doing this because the world is flooded with overpriced, crappy, subpar …

: New episode of Core Intuition about this week’s tweaks to the CTF, plus a discussion of how …

: Finally checked out the Carpenter Hotel’s coffee shop yesterday. Nice place. Had a little break from …

: Great teardown video from iFixit on the Rabbit and Humane devices. The closing line also highlights …

: Recorded another very short video for YouTube about how we’re starting to use the …

: There’s a redesigned version of Lillihub for Micro.blog available. I’m amazed by how …

: I’ve been working on a Gaza-related blog post off and on for months, mostly threw it out and rewrote …

: Admittedly I’m not a subscriber so haven’t read the full text for M.G. Siegler’s …

: How is it May already? Reminder that Micro Camp is coming up in just a little over two weeks! …

: The API folks at OpenAI continue to do great work. You can just tell when developers have their act …

: The “it should’ve been an app” arguments would resonate with me more if Apple let …

: Patrick Rhone has a new book: For You: This book was written for my daughter Beatrix in honor of …

: Grand opening of the new Chuy’s in Mueller.

: Saw this poster the other day and was fascinated by it. I’m posting it to capture the time we …

: Neat video from Brandon Sanderson at C2E2. I’m tempted to go to Salt Lake City for the Wind …

: AI hesitancy I’m 48 years old. If you start counting with my paid internship in college, I’ve had a …

: Great blog post from Om Malik on the current AI hardware from Humane and Rabbit, and where things …

: I posted a video on YouTube today with where we’re going in Micro.blog to use AI in a limited …

: Got derailed looking at electric bikes (again!) and now I want this: eeyo.bike. I’m not super …

: Great effort from the Lakers. That was a good one. Looking forward to Nuggets vs. Timberwolves! 🏀

: I feel like MKBHD is trolling us now with the clickbait video titles. R1 review is overall pretty …

: Recorded a new video to release tomorrow, with a walkthrough of what is possible with photos and AI. …

: Watched the first episode of Fallout last night. Really good. I never played the game, so no idea …

: It was going to be confusing for DMA-required changes on iOS to not also apply to iPadOS, especially …

: When I find myself questioning whether I’m on the right side of an issue, it can be a little …

: Wish I could permanently remove that red dot from the Threads favicon. Life is better with most app …

: Thanks @numericcitizen for a new YouTube video about what’s new in Micro.blog! Covers updates …

: Uploading photos to Micro.blog? Don’t forget about Mimi Uploader. We will be rolling out some …

: Check out the iOS app Bound if you ever have a bunch of downloaded audiobook files that can’t fit in …

: It remains good advice not to judge an album (or a book, or almost anything) too quickly. From …

: Biden was great at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. And Colin Jost was excellent: funny but …

: One of the most confusing parts of Micro.blog is the Account → Edit Sources page. It is also one of …

: Manuel Moreale blogs that the web is not dying: Let’s imagine we ban TikTok. And Facebook. And …

: Mark Gurman says that Apple “has renewed discussions with OpenAI about using the startup’s …

: We just posted a new episode of Core Intuition, about recent Micro.blog downtime and then a full …

: Years ago when we launched Micro.blog, I had a clear vision for indie blogging that felt on the …

: For everything in the news that I blog about, there are probably five stories that I just bite my …

: Obviously would’ve been good even earlier, but I’m glad to see construction for the Gaza floating …

: If you missed the announcement, next month we’re having Micro Camp, our free online event for …

: Little known feature in Micro.blog: it saves each copy of a draft in case you need to revert or get …

: TikTok bill is not xenophobic I wasn’t sure whether I felt that strongly about the TikTok bill until I read this blog post …

: How am I only just now seeing the trailer for Chris Sanders’s The Wild Robot? Beautiful, like …

: I’m a progressive, but we may look back on woke-ism as perhaps overcompensating. I worry about …

: Continuing to learn a lot about AI. I’ve spun up several servers trying to find the right …

: What happened last night with our primary db server was sort of amateur hour, something I learned a …

: Fish pond after getting coffee at Epoch earlier. Looks the same as a couple decades ago except all …

: Didn’t realize my library card was expiring, and now I can’t get the books I’ve …

: A first look at the Rabbit R1 from David Pierce at The Verge: …the best way I can describe the R1 …

: I read a little of HR 815 to remind myself how the TikTok divestiture works. As much as Congress …

: Apple and Google as the bottlenecks for app distribution is what makes the TikTok forced divestiture …

: Watched the Rabbit R1 launch party. I love what they’re doing. The vision goes beyond a little …

: As seen in this video about Meta’s glasses, a clever solution to video calling: just stand in …

: It’s still very early in the trial, but seems the prosecution knows what they’re doing …

: I hate Apple’s control of app distribution, but while they’re at it why not ban useless …

: For folks using Micro.blog Premium with the AI setting enabled, you may start to notice some new …

: Coffee this morning at WhichCraft. I have the whole place to myself for now. ☕️

: The New York Times: Swift has been inescapable over the last year. With the release of “The …

: I’m grumpy and bitter about several unrelated things this morning. Probably shouldn’t be …

: Ghost has announced they are working on ActivityPub support. This is great news. Although the …

: Sarah Sherman and Chloe Fineman at the Paramount.

: I got into web development in the mid 1990s when I was about 20 years old. I feel very lucky to have …

: Seth Godin has one of the clearest blog posts about AI. Much of AI is an illusion. That …

: Don’t have much to say about Post.news shutting down other than what is already obvious to …

: Misplaced my AirPods Pro, possibly in New Orleans. I’ve been using wired EarPods for a few …

: Was listening to Laura Coates on CNN during lunch (yes, I watch the news too much) when the …

: TikTok Notes is an odd name for a product that is mostly about photos. I hope it doesn’t lead …

: Listened to the first half of The Tortured Poets Department last night before going to bed. When I …

: Thanks @vladcampos for having me as a guest on his show this week! Here’s a link to the video …

: Tonight’s plan: Now: Work on Micro.blog while CNN is on in the background, explosions in …

: Announcing Micro Camp 2024! Coming up next month. From Jean’s post: Save the date! The 4th …

: Learning about the jury process for Trump’s trial, seems like even with the slow start …

: Rabbit founder Jesse Lyu, posting on Twitter X: in about 7 days, r1 reviews will be out. we are …

: I asked Meta.ai to imagine Austin in the 1920s, in watercolor. It has a lot of mistakes that a human …

: Meta’s ramping up their AI efforts. Playing around with www.meta.ai, it falls over with …

: Continuing to work through some lingering Micro.blog issues with the Ruby 3 upgrade. As I spot …

: I’m obviously not a constitutional lawyer, but seems like the right move to dismiss the …

: A few more thoughts on AI in M.b I read some good blog posts this week about AI, from a range of perspectives. Micro.blog won’t …

: I sort of can’t get over how the data servers for TikTok’s Project Texas aren’t actually in Texas. I …

: AltStore PAL launches in the EU. Riley Testut blogs about the release, including what types of apps …

: On reviews of the AI Pin, the bigger problem is clickbait titles. Reviews on The Verge, MKBHD, The …

: Finally updated from Ruby 2 to Ruby 3 today. It went mostly smoothly, but there were a couple bugs …

: New AI global setting There is a lot happening around generative AI. With the continued improvements from OpenAI, expected …

: Great video comparison of the Humane AI Pin and Rabbit R1. Obviously as the founder of Rabbit, Jesse …

: Streetcars in New Orleans. Had a great few days here.

: Jason Snell writes about how the smartphone duopoly makes it hard to create truly new products if …

: Lakers vs. Pelicans. Last game of the regular season. 🏀

: AI Pin reviews are in Pretty devastating but not surprising review of Humane’s AI Pin by David Pierce at The Verge. …

: Dauphine St. Books. 📚

: First sticker on the new laptop. ☕️

: Audubon Park.

: Railroad crossing in Scott, Louisiana.

: Looking forward to what people come up with for today’s Micro.blog photo challenge word …

: Storm clouds.

: I tried www.lyrak.com because I try all social apps, but it forced me to follow 5 people (couldn’t …

: Matt Mullenweg on the Beeper acquisition, adding to their previous acquisition of Texts: Today the …

: For day 8 of the Micro.blog photo challenge: prevention.

: Book to read while we wait for the eclipse, with a sort of appropriate title, Sunbringer. 🌑

: Happy eclipse day! It’s going to be a little cloudy here but still looking forward to the …

: The finale for Curb Your Enthusiasm was just right. Gonna miss that show but it was a good time to …

: Watching this video on Twitter X of Elon Musk talking about multiplanetary human life… Makes …

: Finished reading: The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson. Hadn’t read this in about twenty years and I …

: Interesting article in The New York Times about training AI. The “cut corners” in the …

: Slow afternoon. Time for some database server housekeeping.

: I’m the guest on episode 7 of the Decentered podcast! This was a really fun discussion. We …

: Nice new blogroll from Molly White. I love this part of the web… Sharing links to interesting …

: I’m doing another editing pass of Indie Microblogging. Changing the page size and running a …

: “Most important things in life are a hassle. If life’s hassles disappeared, you’d …

: I’m a day late for the Micro.blog photo challenge word “foliage”, but this was a nice view this …

: Micro.blog 3.2 for macOS Lots of improvements in this release. Full release notes: Added new logs window to show current …

: No invite to WWDC for me this year. Still hoping to get out to San Jose for a couple days. We talk …

: Disney Imagineering is at the top of their game right now. Watching this YouTube video of new …

: Good post from @mathowie@xoxo.zone about his ideal blogging platform. The part about integrating …

: Got a lot of good feedback yesterday about what should be prioritized for Micro.blog for macOS. I …

: Working on an update to Micro.blog for macOS. Anyone have any Mac-specific gripes that need …

: After five years with the Touch Bar, kind of strange to get used to a real function key row again. A …

: Coming back from lunch, saw a totally orange Cybertruck and in a weird way it actually looked better …

: David Pierce at The Verge writing about Google Podcasts going away and Google’s pattern of …

: Time for an upgrade. Intel to M3.

: Finally saw The Holdovers. Really enjoyed it. 🍿

: If I’ve learned nothing else managing servers, it’s that you don’t deploy changes …

: Working this morning at Lazarus on Airport. ☕️

: Wicked is an all-time favorite. Haven’t seen it in years and forgot a few details that you miss on …

: Bluesky mentions in Micro.blog Some folks on Micro.blog who also actively use Bluesky have noticed something new we’ve been …

: The last few Spurs games have been so good. First time they’ve won three in a row all season. …

: Core Int 593: California’s Pretty Nice. WWDC 2024 dates are announced, thinking about our trip …

: OpenAI’s unreleased voice engine is too good: …uses text input and a single 15-second audio sample …

: Primary database server hitting 75% disk space usage, time to revisit the long-term plan for scaling …

: ShareOpenly is a cool new post sharing option from Ben Werdmuller that works with Mastodon, …

: April is just around the corner and we’re doing another Micro.blog photo challenge! There will …

: Hot take on so-called white-collar crime, like the Sam Bankman-Fried sentence: 25 years is too long. …

: Colin Devroe has a new interview with me about all things Micro.blog. Interesting to compare what …

: Drove by this old gas station on Lamar a few weeks ago. Closed, junk everywhere, fence around the …

: Taking a little time this morning to improve the plumbing for Bluesky. Getting closer to a system …

: Finally catching up on the Decoder podcast interview with Jay Graber. Really inspired to get back to …

: Still a lot of bluebonnets everywhere in Austin.

: Backed How Comics Were Made. Only a couple days left on Kickstarter. I have a lot of books about …

: Great article from Ben Thompson today on the Apple antitrust case: …the Epic case may have shown …

: John Voorhees has a good section in his article about the Apple antitrust lawsuit and relevant …

: Trying out Adobe Podcast Studio. Some good ideas in this. We’re still using Logic to edit …

: Perhaps more than any other time in my life, this November the election is going to be decided by …

: Pedernales Falls State Park.

: I don’t care much for stats, but I wonder if Threads will support NodeInfo, so that total user …

: Realized after tinkering with a bunch of AI models that I’ve been overpaying for a couple …

: The latest episode of Core Intuition is out. Longer than usual today, a full hour to discuss United …

: I’m using the web interface for WhatsApp for the first time this week. It’s a great …

: Just got completely derailed into huggingface.co, playing with AI models. I continue to be amazed by …

: FEP for supported ActivityStreams types One of the discussions at FediForum this week that was the most valuable for me was the session by …

: Catching up on the drama with Redis changing its license. Not too worried about it. Older versions …

: Pretty fair write-up on Platformer about the Apple case, both the parts that are weak and the larger …

: Investigating new issues with Threads posts making it through to Micro.blog. Doesn’t seem to be …

: Threads is enabling more of their fediverse support today. To be clear, you can follow Threads …

: Early thoughts on United States vs. Apple I’m reading through the lawsuit document intro and skimming the rest. I only have strong …

: Finished reading: The Book That Wouldn’t Burn by Mark Lawrence. Still not completely sure what …

: This new video for Humane’s pin is by far the most effective pitch they’ve made for their device. …

: Dave Winer responds to my post about Threads and account migration: Right now Facebook is hoovering …

: Following up on this post, personally I don’t like the trend of social networks having a …

: Jatan Mehta blogs about the noisiness of most social networks, and how Micro.blog takes a different …

: Threads opt-in vs. fediverse migration As Threads rolls out support for ActivityPub, Meta’s approach is to require each Threads user …

: After waffling for a while, I’ve decided to write a new web text editor for Micro.blog. The …

: I was late joining FediForum this morning, so it’s great to see the video of the Threads demo …

: I skimmed through Don Lemon’s interview with Elon Musk. The segment on the new Tesla Roadster …

: I’ve been thinking about this blog post I wrote 13 years ago more and more. A few years after …

: Spurs in Austin. Finally seeing Wemby in person. 🏀

: On the latest Core Intuition, we talk again about Apple and the EU, with the news of sideloading and …

: No joke, $700 for an M1 MacBook Air (via Daring Fireball) might be the best deal for any Mac in the …

: Finally got around to registering for FediForum. Looking forward to the discussions. I don’t …

: It’s a cheap shot to complain about developer tools — and Xcode overall is great! — but …

: Mother Neff State Park.

: To underscore how important sideloading or marketplaces are to me, I would be willing to set up a …

: Dichotomy. In Waco this morning in between state park visits. ☕️

: Ben Werdmuller on a first-class fediverse platform: I’m not bullish on squeezing long-form content …

: More updates from Dave Winer: he has a blogroll on his home page again, and a new site …

: I can’t blame spam for my failure to reply timely to support emails, but it doesn’t help …

: The TikTok bill has passed. I like Ben Thompson’s thoughts on this… We can support a …

: Dave Winer has a new page about blogrolls. Micro.blog’s new recommendations feature supports …

: “…a book is different—it is not just a material possession but the pathway to an enlightened …

: Fort Parker State Park.

: Excited to see Apple continue to improve the EU rules. The latest big change is web distribution, so …

: Getting great feedback about the new recommendations feature in Micro.blog. I’ve made a couple …

: Recommendations and blogrolls on Micro.blog Today we’re introducing a new feature: blog recommendations. This was inspired by recent …

: I’m usually pretty good about catching and fixing auto-correct mistakes, but the one I always …

: Old steps and trail built by the CCC, at Lockhart State Park.

: McKinney Falls State Park.

: Finished reading: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel. Wonderful. I had been stalled in my …

: I should take a break from blogging about politics, but I really like this Joe Biden ad. …

: Happy anniversary to my blog, started on this day 22 years ago, during SXSW. Actually a little …

: We just published the latest Core Intuition all about Apple, Spotify, Epic, and the EU, including a …

: TikTok asking its users to call their representatives seems to have backfired. From the committee …

: Rollercoaster week for the App Store. Spotify ruling, Epic banned, EU getting involved, Epic now …

: Good idea here from Ben Werdmuller for a Fediverse VIP service: Fediverse VIP is a managed service …

: Excited to see reactions to last night’s Biden speech. A couple minor stumbles, but he nailed …

: That’s the State of the Union we needed. Biden fired up and ready to get back to work. 🇺🇸

: Nick Heer: Apple’s DMA compliance report is set in Arial, in case you are still wondering how …

: Tips for not getting overwhelmed and distracted in this era of infinite content… Turn off all …

: I usually try to avoid quoting just the end of an essay (spoilers!) but the closing lines in …

: Almost a little surprised Apple has banned Epic yet again, because it just further supports a …

: Dusting off Android builds for Epilogue this morning, after a new iOS build was submitted to Apple. …

: Even putting aside the long list of gripes about how Elon Musk ran Twitter into the ground, …

: If you’re a fan of Brandon Sanderson, make sure to watch today’s crowdfunding video to …

: MacStories has a summary of EU rules tweaks today with the arrival of iOS 17.4. For marketplaces, …

: Just a few hours left in the Kickstarter for Tapestry. Looks like the Iconfactory can hit the next …

: Another good monthly summary from The Fediverse Report. There was a lot going on last month with …

: I like Spotify’s move into audiobooks, but playback is still too focused on songs and albums. …

: The demolition of the Frank Erwin Center. It has been a part of Austin my entire life — under …

: Steve Troughton-Smith: A $2B EU fine days before the DMA goes into effect is a clear warning shot. …

: Rearranged part of the living room to create a workspace, with new prints from Cameron Moll on the …

: Craig Hockenberry blogs about some of the questions that are being asked about Tapestry. Whether the …

: Having a difficult time finishing books this year. Keep starting new ones but not ready to …

: Dune, part 2. Stunning. So much there that it was almost overwhelming… Loved it. 🍿

: On the latest episode of @coreint, we talk about Apple’s now-cancelled car project, speculate …

: Early voted today in the Texas primary. Sad to admit I don’t have high expectations for Democrats …

: Great news for PWAs: Apple is not disabling them in the EU after all. It seemed like an unnecessary …

: Victor Wembanyama doing things no one has ever done in the NBA before. Great highlights here: …

: I can’t get over how nonsensical Trump sounds sometimes. From yesterday’s trip to the …

: This goes well with my post yesterday.

: Great post on WP Tavern by Ronny Shani about the state of WordPress’s Data Migration …

: Happy leap day! Seth Godin blogs about making the leap to blogging every day: It wasn’t an external …

: The country has been very patient waiting on the Trump trials, and this latest delay with the …

: Uploading a new beta of Micro.blog for iOS with some more fixes. This should be ready to ship later …

: No, I don’t want to rate the app, or the Skype call, or the mechanic, or the quality of a …

: Still votes to count in the Michigan primary, but seems like the protest vote against Biden will …

: The Verge’s early look at Humane’s AI Pin sounds about right: It’s a darn cool gadget. It’s just …

: I never want to see layoffs, but it’s the right move for Apple to officially cancel the car …

: Tracks across Navasota Street, before having lunch with an old friend at Cosmic. 🚂

: I’ve seen a couple links to this post on 404 Media that Automattic may sell user data to AI …

: An update on the pricing update When we simplified our pricing, some folks asked if it was such a good deal for customers that we …

: Netflix is turning off the existing paid subscriptions for people who signed up years ago using iOS …

: February has been busy. Pausing to reflect on everything that has happened in one month: new notes …

: Congrats @cheesemaker on shipping a new iOS app Calamity! It pulls in potential disasters near you — …

: Digging underway at Mueller.

: Just in time for an election year in the US, from @news today: Added muting words or phrases to the …

: Sometimes I get carried away using Redis. Made another change a couple days ago that shaved over 12 …

: Good summary blog post on some of the IndieWeb-related improvements @paulrobertlloyd has made …

: On a bit of a roll with iOS app updates this week. Some minor improvements to both Strata and …

: Just posted the latest episode of Core Intuition. We talked a lot about the Micro.blog notes …

: Posted a new beta of Epilogue on TestFlight. Having mixed feelings about the Open Library …

: Bluesky opening up federation Bluesky has a couple new blog posts and info around the production deploy of federation. From their …

: I didn’t think Apple needed to make a sports app, but now that they have, it’ll be my …

: Really happy with the feedback on our pricing change. I think it’s resonating well with folks …

: Tired of running out of disk space, finally decided to move Xcode and the DerivedData folder to a …

: Simplified pricing in Micro.blog Micro.blog has always had per-blog pricing. Hosting one blog was $5, two blogs was $10, three blogs …

: I wouldn’t mind an AI assistant that could call my doctor’s office, wait on hold …

: Had to take Groq.com out for a spin (not xAI’s Grok). Continue to be pretty happy with OpenAI, …

: Just another day digging through the Mastodon source code to understand what in the world it’s …

: Not sure when our luck with Apple is going to run out, but we’ve now had a few quick app …

: New sticker, Books Are Magic. Also started reading The Bone Season. 📚

: Posted another short video on YouTube about notes, this time with Micro.blog for macOS. The app has …

: Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky… If you’re feeling overwhelmed by our post-Twitter social web, this …

: Last night’s downtown revealed yet more holes in server redundancy that should’ve been …

: Interesting thread from Mastodon’s Renaud Chaput, noticed via The Fediverse Report, about how …

: Eugen Rochko on recent Mastodon spam. I haven’t noticed any problems yet but I expect some …

: It’s easy to be blinded by past decisions. I took a fresh look at our pricing this weekend and …

: Fun 3-point contest tonight, especially the Steph vs. Sabrina addition. Hope they keep some version …

: I hadn’t read Tantek Çelik’s post on the ephemeral web yet when I blogged about Mastodon yesterday, …

: Quiet morning working on Mac software. Fixed a handful of bugs in Micro.blog and released a new …

: Letitia James, after New York’s $350 million fine on Trump: The scale and the scope of Donald …

: Fani Willis testifying in Fulton County, Georgia yesterday: You’re confused. You think …

: We’re two weeks in to the Vision Pro launch! On today’s Core Intuition, I start by …

: To balance my criticism of Apple today, it appears Apple is letting Epic Games have a dev account in …

: I get frustrated when a company is actively making the web worse instead of better. Spare me the …

: Apple is twisting the truth I don’t want my whole life to be writing blog posts and podcasting about Apple’s changes …

: Some of my best blog posts are buried behind really boring, unhelpful post titles. If a post …

: Mastodon and public data I’ve been thinking about Mastodon and the fallout from Bridgy’s plan to connect ActivityPub servers …

: Great post from @writingslowly on how categories and filters work in Micro.blog.

: If you’ve been following the Bridgy and Mastodon drama, consider that many Mastodon users don’t want …

: Jason Snell writing at Macworld: What I’m saying is that if Apple would take the chance on four or …

: Excellent interview with Jay Graber on Techmeme Ride Home, on YouTube here. Clear framing of …

: I made a short video showing some of the new notes feature in Micro.blog.

: Having one of those moments while fixing a bug where I can’t believe this worked at all, for …

: I added a help page with an overview of how encryption works for notes in Micro.blog, and some …

: Thanks to @vincent for all his work on our new mobile app Strata. It’s no small thing to get a …

: Introducing notes in Micro.blog Today we’re launching a major new feature for Micro.blog Premium subscribers. Micro.blog notes …

: I’m expecting a little bit of pushback when launching something totally new, because …

: I have a really hard time coming up with dark mode colors. Nothing looks right.

: Good interview at Platformer with Eugen Rochko. Some of his thoughts on AT Protocol: My hope still …

: In software, sometimes to get attention it helps to release a 2.0. People tune out and don’t …

: Increasingly feel that I’m paying an Objective-C tax in Xcode. Typing and debugging is so much …

: Started a little slow but that turned into a great game. Can’t believe I doubted Patrick Mahomes at …

: Congrats to @brentsimmons and the NetNewsWire contributors on the 21-year anniversary of the app! …

: I dunno folks, I’m starting to think Trump isn’t on our side: …while president, …

: Haven’t posted a new home screen in a while. Our new app in the dock, almost ready. Otherwise my …

: Still love developing Mac apps. It’s such a nice feeling to know I can continue to work on …

: Meandered from browsing old political posts on my blog, to wishing I could link to all posts that …

: Finally got the hang of CloudKit JS. It’s not as flexible as I’d like, or as seamless as …

: Enjoyed this review of the Vision Pro from Joe Cieplinski. I’m not convinced about using it …

: New Core Int! A full hour show with our thoughts after using the Apple Vision Pro.

: Spent time profiling server code today. I don’t do that often enough. It’s sometimes …

: Didn’t realize until reading this blog post from the Fediverse Report that much of the new …

: Poked through the special counsel report on Biden’s documents. It’s upsetting that …

: Last week Casey Neistat posted a fun video about the Vision Pro. I love those fun videos he makes. …

: Manuel Moreale: The great list of all the blog platforms. I’m not just linking to this because …

: When you pay for something, whether $5 or $3500, it’s natural to justify the purchase. You …

: Tested the Vision Pro for the first time today, in the Apple Store. The passthrough quality and …

: Bluesky domain handles in Micro.blog I’ve always liked how Bluesky uses a domain name for your handle. Starting today, Micro.blog …

: Bluesky has added another million users this week, bringing the total to over 4 million. By …

: To underscore the feeling over the last couple weeks that there has been a rise in COVID cases …

: My first thought on hearing about the Epic and Disney partnership is that this is how Fortnite …

: I created another short video for Micro.blog, this time going through some of the bookmark-related …

: Scrolling through news.micro.blog, there have been 42 blog posts so far this year. Each one is …

: Adam Newbold blogged last month about resisting the urge to respond to some posts online: The urge …

: Apple has approved our new app and I’m sort of almost shocked, but happy. You never know! …

: Working on a new (small) web site and using @Mtt’s Tiny theme. The new microhooks are so …

: Wordle 962 4/6. Sharing this one because it’s a sort of perfect pattern that doesn’t happen often. …

: Congrats to the Bluesky team on opening to everyone today! Expecting a lot to happen this year with …

: Just tuned into the last part of Biden’s speech today on the border security and foreign aid …

: Great overview (and video) from Craig Hockenberry on how Tapestry works with JavaScript and JSON …

: Ben Thompson’s review of the Apple Vision Pro is excellent. There’s a lot there. I …

: Submitted a new 1.0 app to Apple! Requires a Micro.blog account, so who knows whether it will go …

: Getting good feedback (positive and negative) about how we’re using AI in Micro.blog. We …

: Bookmark improvements for AI, browsers Rolling out bookmark improvements in Micro.blog Premium today. Two things: Micro.blog will now try …

: I’ve said before that it’s difficult to write in 300 characters about the war in Gaza. …

: Got some random requests to sign into my Google account, so locked it down a little better this …

: Enjoying the Grammys so far. Trevor Noah is such a great host. New Curb Your Enthusiasm tonight, …

: The leap from my old Nokia phone to the first iPhone was enormous. We sort of want all tech …

: My guess is we’ll see a ruling on the Trump immunity question this week. We’re all impatient, for …

: Made a short 2-minute video about Micro.blog cross-posting to other services, especially manually …

: Spent some time this weekend experimenting with browser extensions. I had avoided this too long, …

: Until reading through Jason Snell’s FAQ, didn’t really occur to me that Apple has spent …

: Slow weekend. Sitting on the couch, hanging out with the dog. I could imagine using a Vision Pro …

: Amazing video from Casey Neistat going around New York City wearing the Vision Pro. My opinion keeps …

: I try to welcome feedback, but it’s tiring to be lectured on how I’m wrong about Apple …

: Experimenting with other ways to use the OpenAI API, and one thing that has struck me is the price …

: Just posted a new @coreint with a follow-up about the CTF, Black Ink for iOS, and (of course!) the …

: If Mark Zuckerberg says it’s very difficult to use the new App Store EU rules — and Meta just …

: Step one, take off the headset Steve Troughton-Smith asks an interesting question on Mastodon: “Why would anybody use my app …

: Had a dream last night that I was hired at GitHub. My team was about 4-5 people, much younger than …

: There has been a long list of proprietary Apple connectors over the years, but this wide Lightning …

: I paused posting to Threads last year because I thought the platform would be joining the fediverse …

: Apple needs a flop Early reviews for the Vision Pro dropped this week. This device is technically amazing, with …

: I’ve got the senate committee hearing about child exploitation on in the background while I …

: Castro has found a new home with Bluck Apps, who already has a podcast app on Android. They blog …

: Great to see more of the Texas grid powered by renewable energy. From KUT, broke a record a couple …

: Very excited about Project Tapestry from the Iconfactory, now available to back on Kickstarter. We …

: Accidentally poured chocolate milk in my cereal. Guess it’s going to be one of those kind of …

: Manual cross-posting to Threads and more Today we’ve added a brand new option for manual cross-posting from Micro.blog to other …

: Because of their decades of truly great products, Apple thinks they are more clever than anyone …

: Reviewing news coverage of the Core Technology Fee, usually glossed over is that the CTF applies to …

: MacStories has also published their write-up on the App Store changes for the Digital Markets Act. …

: With all the App Store EU changes, briefly considered that maybe my iPhone 14 Pro will be my last …

: Spurs with back-to-back wins. Ignore the season record so far… Fun game and great 4th quarter. 🏀

: For folks who have been actively using Threads, are we at the point where we need URL shorteners …

: Ben Werdmuller blogs about how the IndieWeb is for everyone, inspired by a post from Tantek Çelik. …

: John Gruber’s post about Apple’s EU plans is long, but the part in the middle with the …

: Crazy that it’s more or less equal odds on Trump either dying broke or being elected president …

: $83 million awarded to E. Jean Carroll. I guess the jury was trying to deter Trump from continuing …

: My code is rarely clever, but sometimes it makes me smile. There’s a feature in Micro.blog …

: Fixing the App Store, part 2 In a blog post from 2020, I suggested four changes to fix the App Store for developers: 1) allow …

: Follow-ups from @coreint yesterday about the DMA… We glossed over the Core Tech Fee. I have a …

: Coalition for App Fairness on today’s App Store news: Apple clearly has no intention to …

: No surprise, Apple’s new DMA terms get worse the closer you look. It’s not true …

: I’ve been re-reading parts of the DMA and Apple’s new rules, and honestly I can’t …

: Core Intuition episode 584 is up now with our reaction to the just-announced App Store changes for …

: I was starting to get excited about the new marketplace functionality coming to the App Store, until …

: Still sorting out Apple’s changes for the EU, coming in March. On first reading, it’s …

: Casey Liss blogs about the multiple-monitor potential of Vision Pro: Yesterday was an odd day, in …

: I’ve always been against the death penalty, but this experiment with nitrogen in Alabama is …

: Free parking, at Lazarus on Airport. ☕️

: Just got derailed reading the EU’s Digital Markets Act again. I’m sure the Apple lawyers …

: Most political campaign emails are too long, with manufactured urgency, and formatted poorly. But I …

: The more I hear from Jesse Lyu, the more impressed I am. I finally pre-ordered a Rabbit R1. Kicking …

: Happy 40th anniversary to the Mac! My first introduction to the Mac was as a kid, visiting my uncle …

: The Wall Street Journal has an article today about Apple’s plans for sideloading in the EU: …

: The reaction to Barbie is overshadowing what a success the 8 nominations are. And of the women …

: Listening to Rabbit founder Jesse Lyu on This Week in Startups and learning a lot. They aren’t …

: David Smith blogs about Stephen Hackett joining his indie company: I am extraordinarily proud of …

: There are a lot of new blogging systems popping up. This is a good thing. Micro.blog will be …

: Daniel Jalkut has shipped Black Ink for iOS! I’m sure we’ll be talking about this on the …

: From the blog post for Day One shared journals, they do a great job of explaining why the feature …

: This is a really nice feature from Feedbin: Fixable Feeds. I noticed this in the UI just by accident …

: Posts reply count UI Micro.blog can be thought of as a mashup of a Twitter-like social timeline and a WordPress-like blog …

: As long as she has support and money, Nikki Haley should stay in the race. I don’t think …

: Another blog post from Paul Frazee on the thinking behind Bluesky’s technical plumbing: We …

: Interesting take by Dave Winer (in audio, here’s the download link) about the sort of …

: Jason Snell writing at Macworld: Now that today’s iMacs and iPads are essentially the same in terms …

: Accidentally stumbled on my old post from 2011 titled “30% of the future”: The new Apple has fallen …

: I wonder if there’s an update on how Apple is helping employees in Texas deal with the …

: This is a nice write-up by @leonp of the iPhone app Beluga, which essentially publishes a static …

: Speaking of Alec Baldwin, I loved his Trump impressions on SNL, but James Austin Johnson as Trump is …

: I’ve read too many articles about the accident with Alec Baldwin’s gun firing on the Rust set, like …

: John Gruber asks the relevant question for Apple’s new linking rules: Here’s a simple thought …

: David Pierce at The Verge on the Vision Pro and Safari-based web apps: Embracing the web will mean …

: About halfway through the 4th season of For All Mankind. Enjoying it. Sort of forgot some of the …

: On the latest Core Intuition, Daniel and I talk about Apple’s new external linking rules and …

: Micro.blog has always stubbornly stuck to static-site generation (first Jekyll, then Hugo) and …

: While troubleshooting today, I took a minute to notice how many posts are on my blog. About 6400, of …

: Life is short, make the most of it. This is on the old El Milagro building. Shame about the …

: Good post by Paul Frazee on why Bluesky uses rich-text facets. I’m not quite convinced — I …

: I’m not ordering a Vision Pro, but I went through the buying process out of curiosity. Apple …

: I said I’d stop writing about Apple for a minute, but this is a really good post over at …

: Recorded a new @coreint that’ll be published in a day or two. I think I got all my “App …

: Fantastic blog post from Andy Baio about the fall of Ello. I would poke in on it every once in a …

: Iowa sues TikTok over the app’s 12+ age rating. From attorney general Brenna Bird: It’s time …

: Apple can be frustrating with the App Store because they will have policies that are plainly wrong, …

: Read And Find Out shirt from Dragonsteel. Brandon Sanderson picked up this phrase from Robert …

: Not sure if anyone noticed but there was a bit of a rollercoaster going on behind the scenes with …

: Brent Simmons blogging after the new Apple linking policy: But I need to remember, now and again, …

: I like Tim Cook, but there are moral issues he seems completely blind to, like this 27% tax …

: There’s some interesting stuff in Bluesky’s moderation report. Kudos to them for being …

: Tim Sweeney reacts to Apple’s new linking rules (Twitter X): Epic will contest Apple’s …

: Apple’s new rules for linking out of an app are totally unacceptable. The whole point of the court …

: My track record of blog posts that go a little against the grain (but which are later proven right) …

: I have a knee-jerk reaction to products that only the well-off can afford. See also: Apple Watch …

: I like this closing in Victoria Song’s Apple Vision Pro hands-on for The Verge: I’d been …

: Created a very simple web page at blogarchive.org, mostly just a couple links to other resources. …

: Thinking about Iowa results… To the most liberal, progressive folks in the Democratic party: Trump …

: Supreme Court has denied both appeals in Epic v. Apple. My reading of this: we can now link to …

: Mark Gurman on Apple’s EU plans, although it’s not clear whether this is his speculation or …

: Iowa caucus night! It all feels a bit ridiculous, like a parallel reality… the freezing weather, …

: Finished reading: Godkiller by Hannah Kaner. If I knew this was going to be this good, would’ve …

: Micro.blog category improvements There has been a long-standing issue in Micro.blog where blog category names had to be ASCII …

: Really enjoyed Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. I had kind of tuned it out when it first popped up on …

: Rabbit R1 has now sold out of their first 30k units (Twitter X link). Still questions about their …

: Glad we can count on Apple to feature MLK on their home page today. Sometimes I worry Apple has lost …

: Starting to worry about this Cowboys game a little. 🏈

: The case for .bar Micro.blog supports importing from a lot of different services: Twitter, WordPress, Medium, Tumblr, …

: Brr, woke up to about 25°, cold walk with the dog. Hope everyone across the country is bundled up …

: New video from @numericcitizen all about Micro.blog standalone pages and related tips. Cool!

: Rolled out several behind-the-scenes improvements this morning to cross-posting and ActivityPub. …

: Calm before the storm. Slept in a little, catching up on work now before Home Depot and related …

: On this week’s Core Int, we talk more about AI devices, comparing the Rabbit R1 and Humane Ai Pin, …

: I’ve decided to opt-out the Micro.blog apps from the Apple Vision Pro store. My boring CEO …

: Finally figured out why I hadn’t had much luck with edited posts on Micro.blog making their …

: Going to be a cold weekend in Austin. But iced coffee is still my default as long as we’re above …

: I have gripes about Substack even aside from content moderation, but I do think it’s worth …

: John Gruber in a post on the passing of Niklaus Wirth: Most of the apps that established the …

: Last month I mentioned we have a brand new feature rolling out later this month. It is coming along …

: Because my thinking-out-loud about news headlines in Micro.blog went over so well, for my next trick …

: Rabbit has sold through their initial 10k units already. @danielpunkass and I talked about this for …

: Missed this Patreon blog post from last month on accounting for Apple’s 30% cut: Apple is …

: Got some really interesting replies on my post about a potential news section in Micro.blog. To be …

: Just did some research for a reply to “someone who is wrong on the internet”, drafted the reply in …

: 2024 is going to be something else. One feature I’ve had in the back of my mind for a while is a …

: Outrage is like a poison. It’s good to be passionate, thoughtful, outspoken even. But if …

: Doing more work with CloudKit. Honestly haven’t really done much with it before. Everything I …

: Weird morning, apparently I forgot my Apple ID password? The password in 1Password didn’t …

: Excited to see the Rabbit R1. Only $199! Not sure who is going to crack this AI device category, but …

: If you use Micro.blog on the web, you may notice the layout has changed slightly. These kind of …

: ActivityPub plugin for WordPress has bumped to version 2.0, lots of good changes. No-brainer …

: 2024 has started busy. Juggling a lot of different things, hopefully it all settles out. Still …

: Usually CNN.com is not great. Shallow soundbites and clickbait along with your breaking news. But …

: It seems really easy to trip up Safari into trashing localStorage, even before its 7-day window. For …

: Created a page to track my goal of visiting all the Texas state parks. It’s a pretty daunting …

: I’ve been critical of the $3500 price specifically and the entire premise of the Vision Pro …

: I don’t enjoy flying. This 737 Max 9 news is actually reassuring, though, that the plane …

: Trump lies so much it’s bonkers. Meanwhile, I kind of like it when Biden accidentally goes off …

: Went on a short hike at Lake Whitney State Park. Windy day near the water.

: I remain convinced that normal people don’t want the Vision Pro, but I’m not willing to …

: Ray Roberts Lake State Park. First state park of the new year as I attempt to visit all 88 parks in …

: I get Apple’s stance on privacy and tracking, but clearing cookies and especially localStorage …

: Kickstarter update with ePub Today I sent the following update to Kickstarter backers about the ePub version of Indie …

: Just published the first episode of Core Intuition for 2024. We talk about finally winding down the …

: Going to roll out a slight layout change to Micro.blog on the web later this month, to better use …

: At the restaurant for lunch they had the highlights from Spurs vs. Bucks on the TV. So good. I …

: New Chuy’s going up in Mueller. 🌮

: ePub testing on Kindle.

: Added a footer on book.micro.blog to show that the book is Creative Commons (CC BY). This means you …

: Fun fact about my book Indie Microblogging, it has about 300 quotes. This is partly why it’s …

: For his birthday, Matt Mullenweg just wants you to blog. I love it because it’s actually a gift to …

: Finished reading: Age of Death by Michael J. Sullivan. Fifth book and I think the weakest in the …

: ePub fiddling today. Still don’t have a great workflow. Ulysses export → ePub with CSS tweaks, …

: Love seeing all the “year in books” blog posts from folks. If anyone’s curious …

: The draft of the book is in Ulysses, each of the 70+ chapters as sheets, and the web site is hosted …

: Updated book.micro.blog with the latest draft. Lots of little edits, and more updates for X, …

: Mickey and Minnie in Steamboat Willie, finally in the public domain. Happy New Year! 🎉

: Year in books for 2023 Here are the books I finished reading in 2023. I thought I might finish another one this weekend, …

: I like John Gruber’s airport lounge analogy for iMessage. Michael Tsai takes it one step …

: I’m sure I’ve blogged about this before but deploying Micro.blog is like a hilarious …

: I said during Micro Camp back in May that I hoped Micro.blog would be open source by the end of the …

: Feeling like it’s time to travel again. For 2024, I’m going to start a new challenge: …

: Bluesky replies via Bridgy Blogs and social networks talking to each other is still kind of magic. If you’re on the …

: Public Storage is maybe too public “I just had this weird feeling that my money wasn’t safe here anymore.” — Sneakers …

: Learning from this blog post that GitHub has 1200 MySQL servers.

: Finished watching the Dragonsteel spoiler Q&A. It took a few days, off and on. I’ve read …

: In Evan Prodromou’s list of big and small fediverse traits, I lean more to big, but I …

: I was thinking about Nick Heer’s post about the current top few social networks to replace …

: Nitpick with some modern web services: I don’t like the trend of expiring URLs, like temp S3 …

: At some point in the last few days, one of the changes to my blog has caused Hugo to go off the …

: Watched some of the usual Christmas movies over the last week, and a couple new ones… 🎄 Then …

: Happy holidays, everyone! A new episode of Core Intuition just went up, the last episode of 2023. We …

: Following Bluesky users from Micro.blog This weekend I added limited support for following Bluesky users in Micro.blog. This isn’t …

: More good progress in Bluesky: there are now RSS feeds for all user profiles. This is just a useful …

: I like the new Bluesky butterfly logo. Still invite-only, but I have a handful of invite codes if …

: Writing a blog post draft in Micro.blog for Mac this morning and I guess I’m hitting ⌘-S …

: Watching the Substack drama unfold but just taking notes for now. Trying to put most of my writing …

: Got some bad news last night that really shook me. Nothing family or health related, which is what …

: Raining in Austin this morning. Working and having coffee at Lazarus. 🎄

: I should’ve done more testing with audio apps after upgrading to Sonoma. Things went off the …

: I finally installed macOS Sonoma, so I’m testing Micro.blog as a saved web application for the …

: As the year winds down, thinking about the fediverse, I want to do a better job in 2024 of making …

: Great article from David Pierce at The Verge about the potential of the fediverse: Forget the …

: Continued my Redis spelunking last night and managed to cut 10 GB off our memory usage. Makes a big …

: Love how Brandon just drops this sentence into the State of the Sanderson: Tress would make a …

: Spending the morning going through a lot of bloat in Redis, clearing out unused data. It has been a …

: I thought we had mostly avoided the Mastodon spam from the last couple of days, but it must’ve …

: I don’t mind flying under the radar. There are benefits for a product to start small and grow …

: Flipboard is rolling out the first phase of joining the fediverse: In this first phase we are …

: “Play Me” — piano outside the library, Windsor Park Branch.

: I don’t have strong feelings about the Adobe/Figma deal falling through. I guess if …

: Starting to see a path for Nikki Haley to be the nominee. I have mixed feelings about this. On the …

: I really liked Leave the World Behind. There are some great scenes in it. Left with a few things to …

: Threads starting opt-in for the fediverse is fine. In fact, it’s what we did in Micro.blog too …

: Don’t want to jinx it but we finally have Micro.blog performance under control after a couple …

: Jamie Thingelstad is today’s interview on Manuel Moreale’s People and Blogs series, with …

: Brick Oven on Red River has been closed since the pandemic. Last week they made it permanent and …

: Good quotes from Bluesky CEO Jay Graber in this Fast Company interview. Surprised to learn that …

: Love this update to Mimi Uploader that can generate photo alt text for you with AI. Mimi is a …

: Adam Mosseri on Threads plans, video transcript Yesterday, Meta started enabling limited support for ActivityPub in Threads, mostly around following …

: One of those mornings where I just run redis-cli monitor and look for things that surprise me.

: Figured out where this delivery robot is from. They are made by Avride and do deliveries for …

: From a post-trial interview with Tim Sweeney, he reiterates why settlement talks with Google …

: The slow rollout of ActivityPub in Threads continues, but it doesn’t appear to be accessible …

: After posting about not wanting to push unannounced features to a public repo, I got suggestions to …

: Mark Zuckerberg posted to Threads about starting ActivityPub testing, but it’s not clear what …

: The day has finally come… I’ve added Swift to the Micro.blog for Mac project. Yes, I …

: Working on encryption and understanding the best initialization vector lengths and then all of a …

: Because the Mac app for Micro.blog is open source and we’re holding off announcing some new …

: Walking down our street yesterday, I was thinking about how only one person for at least several …

: Thinking about renaming Micro.blog to the letter M. The subtitle will be “the everything …

: When we added bookmarks to Micro.blog, I used 🐘 to make sure emoji worked. Now I’ve stuck with …

: Epic gets a win against Google. Everyone is trying to make sense of the differences between Epic v. …

: Trying Apple’s new Journal app for the first time after upgrading my phone to iOS 17.2. Not bad, but …

: Beeper Mini is (partially) back. From their blog: Make no mistake, the changes Apple made on Friday …

: Increasingly thinking that we’re too worried about AI hallucination. AI is never going to be …

: We’ve gotten some good feedback about the latest Core Intuition, so this is a rare “in …

: Not trying to overhype this but I’m so excited about what we’re going to launch in …

: Finished reading: Age of Legend by Michael J. Sullivan. Didn’t expect this one to end so suddenly …

: Speaking of self-promotion… 🙂 There’s a new Core Intuition out. On episode 579 we …

: Link previews or ads Sometimes people ask for link preview cards in the Micro.blog timeline. Maybe eventually we’ll …

: Thinking about what Mosseri said introducing Threads search: …having a comprehensive list of …

: I’m using ChatGPT more and more for coding help. Sometimes I don’t fully trust the …

: Love developing for the web and learning how to do something new for the first time. Processing a …

: Sometimes the choices we don’t mean to make end up perfect. When I was traveling this year my shoes …

: Threads launching in the EU next week. My earlier theory was they were waiting for ActivityPub (and …

: Noticed load averages briefly jumping up to 10.0 so it’s going to be that kind of day. …

: It’s been a couple weeks since we got our first Roomba, so here’s my review: it’s …

: Testing new in-progress features and everything is kind of working. Maybe at this point in my career …

: Interesting juxtaposition of releases today… The new Ivory with Mastodon hashtags support and …

: Watching a few clips from last night’s GOP debate. Chris Christie still fighting the good …

: I love these robots. We’ve seen more of them but it’s not clear if they are actually …

: Congrats to @cheesemaker and the Silverpine team for announcing the beta of Evergreen.ink, an …

: Beeper Mini looks like an impressive feat of reverse-engineering. Apple will surely try to break …

: Made a little architecture diagram for Micro.blog that reflects the recent server upgrades. A couple …

: I’ve been putting off an infrastructure upgrade because 💰, going to bring online another new …

: Matt Haughey in a blog post about renting a Tesla: I wish other EVs could be this good. I will …

: Finished reading: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Absolutely wonderful. 📚

: Can’t believe I’m still working on the book. Just a few final end-of-year updates. New …

: Tweet Marker’s whole purpose was for cross-platform, cross-app timeline sync. There was never …

: The future of Nostr might not actually be for microblogging but instead as a cross-platform generic …

: Apple Pay has made me lazy about credit cards and it finally came back to bite me. Drove to Dallas …

: Went to the early IMAX screening for Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron tonight. Managed to …

: Starting to see “included in Premium” free audiobooks in Spotify. This is going to be great.

: La La Land Kind Cafe. ☕️

: I’m excited that Texas is in the playoffs, but only picking four teams is always going to …

: Quiet night camping at Ray Roberts Lake State Park.

: Sunset at Lake Ray Roberts.

: My quick 5-minute demo from FediForum is now on YouTube. I show off Micro.blog and fediverse …

: Just published Core Intuition 578 about the MarsEdit 5.1 release, AI and copyright, software …

: Working more this weekend on the feature I teased about a few days ago. Work has accelerated and now …

: Castro is back online and Tiny is considering finding a new home for the app, via Rob Fahrni. For …

: Glass announced they are raising their prices for next year, but it looks like even with the change …

: December already! I still have 9 books left on my reading goal for the year. I’m halfway …

: iA Writer 7 Nice approach in iA Writer 7 for pasting ChatGPT output into your writing and tracking your edits to …

: Seems there aren’t many notes apps that are end-to-end encrypted. Obsidian is one, and …

: Putting on my sys admin hat this week, evaluating what we can improve. Our primary MySQL server has …

: Happy anniversary ChatGPT One year ago today, ChatGPT was released. It’s not that often that products truly change …

: Not sure what to make of Elon Musk’s interview yesterday. It’s so easy to say he’s …

: MarsEdit 5.1 is out with support for posting to Mastodon and improvements for Micro.blog too, like …

: Usually I work on improvements to Micro.blog for a couple days or weeks and roll them out. Very …

: Interesting conversation about web hosting and AI in this interview on Decoder with Avishai …

: Transfer domains to Micro.blog Today we’re rolling out some major improvements to domain name support in Micro.blog. …

: Playing around with Raindrop.io today. It’s really nicely done. I’ve added support for …

: Default apps for 2023 There have been a bunch of “what apps am I using?” blog posts recently, inspired by an …

: I’ve been eyeing a specific domain name for several months. It’s a premium TLD and I …

: Reminded by this post from Vincent that Arq exists. I used it years ago when I was frustrated with …

: Sarah Perez writing at TechCrunch about Evernote’s experiments with a more limited free plan: …

: Roomba vs. dog. It takes a lot for Ollie to move… Certainly more than a robot nudge. If …

: Fixing one last thing after our server problems yesterday. I almost finished it last night but …

: We talk about domain names as your web identity, how it’s more permanent and meaningful when …

: Dealing with fallout from another server failure. We have pretty good redundancy most places, except …

: Cool driving by REI on Black Friday and seeing the store closed. Kudos for thinking of employees and …

: Super Mario Wonder is excellent on replay. I’m slowly finding all the levels I missed. Some of …

: The ads on TV for Humane’s pin are pretty effective. I don’t expect much success for the first …

: Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 I finished Mario Wonder. Great game, I’ve been playing a couple levels every …

: We just posted a new Core Intuition all about the chaos at OpenAI over the last several days, …

: Happy to keep growing the list of formats that Micro.blog can import to your blog. As of today: …

: Doing a little more tinkering with Stimulus. @vincent and I have talked about refactoring more of my …

: Most companies would delay any product changes if they were in the middle of leadership chaos. …

: Pretty big deal that Spotify didn’t have to pay Google the usual in-app purchase fees. The …

: Uptown in Dallas over the weekend, coffee and work at Foxtrot as the trolly goes by in the …

: Delay fish Marlin from Finding Nemo: I just can’t afford any more delays and you’re one of those …

: Catching up this morning on all the OpenAI and Microsoft news. Hard to overstate how dramatic a …

: Wanted to make my blog Creative Commons licensed again, so I created a little Micro.blog plug-in …

: Om Malik on the OpenAI news: …the big question is what this really means in the long term for the …

: The latest Core Intuition has everything about my road trip, getting COVID, seeing U2 in Vegas, and …

: I’ve been quite happy with OpenAI as a developer. We use their API to transcribe podcasts …

: Friday bombshell, Sam Altman is gone from OpenAI: Mr. Altman’s departure follows a deliberative …

: Amazing that we’re only a month and a half away from Steamboat Willie being in the public …

: Lillihub is a new Micro.blog web client by @heyloura! It’s got a bunch of features and a …

: Very positive review of Coyote vs. Acme over at Cartoon Brew. This is the film that was finished but …

: Good news from Bluesky that a public web interface is coming this month. They’ve had a …

: Great news that Apple will be adopting RCS, via 512 Pixels. iMessage is the biggest lock-in to Apple …

: Uncertain future for Tumblr Kudos to Matt Mullenweg for making public the internal memo about the future of Tumblr. It seems …

: Going to record a new @coreint today. It’s been a while… Traveling and getting sick …

: Some really good thoughts here from Chuck Grimmett about preserving web sites after our death. …

: Very reasonable take by Jason Snell about AI assistants. Siri needs to be completely gutted and …

: CNN’s web site is usually a mix of news headlines and dumb clickbait, but sometimes it’s …

: Finished reading: Divergent by Veronica Roth. Wasn’t planning on getting this but it was on Libby’s …

: Finished reading: Age of War by Michael J. Sullivan. Another good audiobook to finish on the road. …

: Rest stop in Arizona, near Texas Canyon.

: Finished reading: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. Listened to the audiobook version. Love …

: Silver lining to getting sick and rerouting my trip back home for speed is I got to see Joshua Tree …

: I wish Google Maps had an “avoid clever shortcuts through the middle of nowhere” option.

: For futuristic products, Humane’s AI Pin is actually a better idea than Apple’s Vision …

: I-5 between Sacramento and Los Angeles.

: A follow-up on my gripe about the digital download version of Mario Wonder. As pointed out by a …

: Going to attempt to catch up on some work today. Long story short, I got COVID this week while on …

: I’ve been traveling and now I’m sick, so of course Micro.blog goes down. Think I was too …

: Great interview on Decoder with Barack Obama. He is so knowledgable and thoughtful. Plenty to think …

: Blazers vs. Kings. 🏀

: Millerton Lake. I’m still not used to how ridiculously early the sun is setting. This was a few …

: First world problem, but I made the mistake of buying the digital download of Mario Wonder instead …

: Camping at Calico Ghost Town. Didn’t get here much past 5pm and it was already dark. There are over …

: I knew I’d find a cool coffee shop around here somewhere. Bad Owl Coffee in Henderson, NV.

: A longer post about U2 in Vegas I posted a photo the night of the concert, purposefully picking something simple at the beginning in …

: Morning at Lake Mead.

: U2 at the Sphere. This is from the very beginning of the show, no spoilers. Incredible concert and …

: Hoover Dam.

: During COVID, I thought for sure no one would ever want to go to Las Vegas again. Stuck in a …

: On this week’s Core Intuition, we react to Apple’s M3 Mac event. Are we planning on …

: James Harden this week after joining the Clippers: I’m not a system player. I am a system. …

: Finished reading: She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan. An ambitious book that kept …

: Back on the road. Sun coming up from Coconino National Forest.

: In between audiobooks and podcasts, had a lot of time to think on the road today. Why do we travel? …

: Wasn’t planning on stopping at Petrified Forest National Park but it was a great break from I-40. …

: What’s left of Budville Trading Company, originally opened in 1928 along Route 66.

: We have a new page highlighting Micro.blog’s support for IndieWeb building blocks. Thanks …

: Cabra Coffee, a perfect cute coffee shop to work for a little while, only a mile from where I camped …

: BNSF going by, somewhere just into New Mexico. 🚂

: First coffee stop of the road trip. J&B Coffee in Lubbock. ☕️

: Now that we’re in a new neighborhood, not sure how much candy we’ll need for trick-or-treaters. Have …

: If you’re new to Micro.blog, you might not know that there are some secret pins you can unlock …

: Looking back on this post from three years ago when I bought my Intel MacBook Pro, previous me would …

: Busy evening so I just watched the spooky Apple event replay. Feel like they got the timing right, …

: Got my car battery replaced. And in a ridiculously well-timed coincidence, just got an “our …

: Bad timing or perfect timing? Car battery died the day before a big road trip. 🗺️

: Micro.blog 2.0 for Android Even though we now share most code across iOS and Android, I wanted to keep the version numbers …

: Looks like some great session topics at IndieWebCamp Nuremberg. I wasn’t organized enough to attend …

: Back at the old house (still hasn’t sold) to mow the yard in between the rain. Mushrooms popping up.

: Spurs win in OT. That was a good one. Can’t wait to see Wembanyama in person sometime this season. 🏀

: We’ve just posted a new episode of Core Int. This week we talk about The Verge article on …

: Watching the news at lunch. I want to blog about the war in Israel but it’s too divisive and …

: Super Mario Wonder is so good. And yeah, I did end up getting a new Switch Lite to play it. 🕹️

: Strongly agree with everything in @gruber’s post about pushing for gun legislation: The …

: Biden should focus his 2024 campaign around banning assault weapons. Keep it simple, nothing else …

: Testing out SupportAgent.ai which uses AI to draft answers to support email. It is blowing my mind. …

: Spurs throw away the game in the last couple minutes but still a lot to like, despite the turnovers …

: I saw a couple Cybertrucks on the road today, in northeast Austin, presumably Tesla testing things …

: Doesn’t take much to make me happy. Walking to pick up coffee is one of those simple things. ☕️

: Pebble is shutting down This one ended a little more quickly than I expected: Our goal was to build a kinder, safer, public …

: Watching the courtroom statement and apology from former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis, on CNN video …

: David Pierce at The Verge: The poster’s guide to the internet of the future: The idea is that you, …

: Planning another road trip for next month, here to Nevada, California, and points in between, then …

: Finished reading: Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell by Brandon Sanderson. Hadn’t realized …

: The kids took all our Nintendo Switches to their own apartments. Seriously considering picking up a …

: Picked up Killers of the Flower Moon a few weeks ago and only now starting it. Got tickets for the …

: Happy Friday! New @coreint podcast to wind down the week. Episode 573 covers Apple’s …

: Thinking about Biden’s address to the country last night, he did something remarkable that I …

: This post from @mia@void.rehab will ring true to anyone who has actually implemented an ActivityPub …

: Matt Mullenweg on the experience of riding in a self-driving taxi: The thing is I know these …

: Honda Element: bed platform The last big upgrade for my Honda Element was to build a bed platform to use for car camping. I …

: Looks like Georgia knew what they were doing with the 19-person indictment… One by one the …

: Thought I had a good job for our robot overlords. I grabbed a list of language codes from Wikipedia, …

: Finished reading: Age of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan. Still enjoying this series. 📚

: Wow, great game to wrap up the WNBA finals. Liberty so close to forcing a game 5. Congrats to the …

: Didn’t take many photos while in west Texas. Here’s a random shot as I stopped for a minute driving …

: Need to remind myself when on an interview or podcast: I usually do okay the first 15 minutes, then …

: Reviewing the cross-posting chapter of my book, several things are out of date. I’m doing a …

: Seeing some variety in reactions to Marc Andreessen’s techno-optimist manifesto. I read it …

: On the last Core Intuition, I joked about a hypothetical manton.ai… But then I sort of …

: Finished reading: The Sunlit Man by Brandon Sanderson. Listened to the whole audiobook on the drive …

: Found a great spot to work for the afternoon in the library at Sul Ross.

: Kottke.org is bringing back blog comments. Members-only, which seems like a nice solution. I think …

: It’s that time of year when my iTunes Match subscription renews and I don’t know what …

: Honda Element: weBoost Another upgrade I made to my car is to add the weBoost Drive Reach Overland antenna on top. It …

: Drove out to west Texas today. Left late, felt like I was always chasing the sun, and it was dark …

: Just published a new Core Intuition episode about ActivityPub support in WordPress.com and its …

: Watching Biden react to the chaos in the world, the narrative that he is “too old” just …

: Basketball fans who don’t usually have a way to tune-in to Spurs games: Spurs/Heat on TNT …

: The updated vaccine floored me for a couple days. I was starting to wonder if it was worth it, but …

: The Morning Show does a great job of reinventing itself each season. I wasn’t sure after the first …

: Great to see WordPress.com’s support for ActivityPub. Following WordPress blogs from Micro.blog …

: Went to the HEB on Lake Austin Boulevard today to get the updated COVID vaccine. When I was growing …

: A random shot from a few weeks ago, walking down Steck over Shoal Creek back to the Honda dealer, …

: Updated the Epilogue beta on TestFlight with a new feature for book cover management using your own …

: We don’t get a lot of disputed charges in Micro.blog. Maybe once a year. But it’s …

: It’s only preseason but great to see more of what Victor Wembanyama can do. Great first half, so …

: Threats against ActivityPub Evan Prodromou had an important post a few days ago, arguing for backwards compatibility with future …

: I’m the guest on the latest ShopTalk Show! Really enjoyed talking with Dave and Chris about …

: Wheel of Time season 2 had a few good moments, but overall it’s just too much to squeeze into 8 …

: Sad watching the coverage of war in Israel. Meanwhile in this country we don’t have a Speaker of the …

: Honda Element: rooftop box Between trying to sell our house, moving to a new place, and keeping up with actual work, I’ve …

: Just posted Core Intuition episode 571. From the show notes: Daniel and Manton discuss Apple’s …

: I’m finding so many old things as I clean out boxes from the garage. WWDC 2001 bag was a nice find. …

: Our old house hit the market today and the professional photos are kind of stunning. Looks like a …

: Spotify will include 15 hours of audiobooks as part of paid subscriptions. This sounds great to …

: It’s one of those mornings. Accidentally texted some Redis info and server logs to our realtor …

: We’ve had an hours-long outage at our hosting provider Linode, mostly affecting photos using …

: Dan Moren writes about a bizarre 12-hour iCloud meltdown on his account. Doesn’t seem like …

: Not sure I’ve ever been this busy, simultaneously moving and getting our old house ready to …

: I get that Democrats wouldn’t be thrilled to save McCarthy after… well, everything …

: Dave Winer: “Open web” is redundant I like IndieWeb because it emphasizes smaller, …

: Nice post by Remy Sharp about intercepting broken links and redirecting them to the Internet …

: This is a cool look at old icons from Rogue Amoeba. Fission probably needs an update but overall …

: Losing my mind trying to get fetch or axios or superagent or anything in React Native to not follow …

: If anyone has doubts about Threads supporting ActivityPub, listen to Mark Zuckerberg on Decoder. …

: Micro.blog 3.2.1 for iOS We’ve updated Micro.blog for iOS to version 3.2.1 with some additional improvements. One …

: A couple interesting bits in the letter about Epic Games layoffs: six months of severance pay, and …

: Our sleepy dog kept me company today during podcast recording. Lots of dog snoring, which may or may …

: Why am I watching another Republican debate? It’s chaotic, awkward… Just kind of a mess. Maybe this …

: Looking forward to macOS Sonoma, but decided to hold off with the install until next week, after …

: Impressed with Olivia Rodrigo’s album GUTS. Good stuff. 🎶

: For day 26 of the photo challenge: beverage. My go-to coffee when at home, cold brew with oat milk. …

: When we first added ActivityPub support to Micro.blog years ago, I used the phrase …

: Skimming through more of this interview with me that was posted yesterday, really happy with how it …

: With the writers strike ending, wonder how soon we can expect a return of SNL. No need to film …

: Fun to see this new take on a Micro.blog client from @heyloura. It’s a great example of using …

: I love reading the perspective of people who have moved from their own Mastodon server to using …

: There’s a new video interview with me up on YouTube. Thanks @numericcitizen for talking to me! …

: On the latest Core Intuition we talk about whether to order new Apple products, gripes about …

: It’s a special photo challenge for day 23: a day in the life. This is me testing my camera this …

: I’ve got a bunch of Bluesky invite codes. I’m just gonna put them in this Gist if anyone …

: I’ve been ordering a lot of little things from Amazon lately as I try to turn my car into a …

: Love what Patrick Rhone is doing with this new blog For You. From yesterday’s post: When you …

: Finished reading: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr. Takes a little while to get there but love …

: Ran through my Micro.blog demo at FediForum pretty quickly because I wanted to stay under the …

: I often tune into the news while eating breakfast. Impressed with Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky on …

: I’ll be joining FediForum today. It starts in about half an hour. Mostly will lurk today, but …

: I don’t usually look at Wordle stats. I solve the puzzles for fun and to wake my brain up a …

: Today’s photo challenge word is “edge”… The retaining wall in our yard is currently being destroyed …

: The second FediForum is this Wednesday and Thursday! Two half days. I’ll be doing a quick demo of …

: Got my signed copy of Sword of Kaigen from the Kickstarter. The hardcover turned out great. 📚

: Huge downpour as I was leaving HEB. I guess my life is boring, because running through the rain with …

: We “lost” an episode of Core Intuition because of audio quality problems, so we decided …

: Thanks to Hunter Biden for taking one for the team on the gun charges. Maybe the GOP will get …

: Skipping the iPhone 15 this year, my 14 Pro is still in perfect condition. No case, no scratches. I …

: The latest @coreint podcast is out. Daniel and I react to this week’s Apple event.

: Updated to iOS 17. No problems, seems like a good upgrade. I think it fixed the web view refresh …

: I’ve just loosely been following the Pennsylvania inmate’s escape and now capture. Wild …

: iPhone 15 Pro action button is interesting. I wouldn’t mind a rethink of the volume and power …

: I enjoyed the Mother Nature video at the Apple event. Usually these videos seem overdone and …

: Took the new-to-me Honda Element in to get checked out and the cost for a bunch of random fixes is a …

: Over the weekend while I was working on my Letters from Europe page, I integrated footnotes using …

: 24 years ago, Traci and I went to Europe with a rail pass and hardly any money or plans. We worked …

: When the threads-api project was announced, it was so tempting to use it but I knew it would be too …

: The capitol and downtown buildings over yonder, reflecting in the windows. Eighth day of the …

: A couple people have read between the lines of my recent posts and wondered what is going on with my …

: App Store Connect is barely holding on today. Errors and more errors. Apparently this is the day I …

: Starting to get the new Slack redesign in one of my workspaces but not others. I’m fine with …

: Fascinating fallout happening in the JavaScript vs. TypeScript debate. In my experience, changing a …

: More good advice from Manuel Moreale: Please, for the love of all things web-related, if you decide …

: To follow up on some of the replies I’m getting about my hard drive, my philosophy is that …

: Another new Micro.blog 3.2 beta is out for TestFlight. @vincent is tweaking the tags design and …

: Apple’s sending emails about getting apps ready for the Vision Pro App Store. Folks in the …

: Can’t even calculate the number of hours and probably days I’ve lost because I cheapened …

: We’re ramping up the TestFlight betas again for Micro.blog 3.2 with bookmark tags. The UI is …

: Manuel Moreale follows up with some thoughts after interviewing me for his People and Blogs series: …

: So many things are happening right now. Car, house, work. Change starts slowly but once momentum …

: Love this new bookstore + coffee shop in Austin, First Light Books. Lots of thoughtful touches like …

: The photo challenge grid for Micro.blog is so cool right now. Lots of green for today …

: For technical folks who are interested in the plumbing of the social web, @snarfed has a great …

: Day 2 of the Micro.blog photo challenge: buildup.

: First day of the Micro.blog photo challenge: abstract.

: Found some old postcards and emails we sent from Europe in 1999 and they are absolute gold. May try …

: Nice blog post from Allen Pike about link formatting. I’d add that overthinking SEO is a good …

: After owning a house for 20+ years, submitting a rental application is a nerve-racking process. …

: Manuel Moreale has started a new People and Blogs series where he interviews people about their …

: This is how Amazon always wins… I want to pick up an organizing storage-type thing and think …

: It’s just about time for the September photo challenge! Got any ideas for prompt words to …

: The third-party Mastodon web app Phanpy has a conversation view that reminds me a lot of Tweetie on …

: Noticing the moon as a long day winds down.

: Sarah Gooding, writing at WP Tavern about Automattic’s 100-year plan: What resources will a …

: There’s a new episode of Core Intuition out. We talk about Daniel shipping a beta of MarsEdit …

: Honda Element: CarPlay upgrade There are a bunch of things I want to add to my Honda Element to make it my own. I just finished the …

: Still playing Wordle almost every day. Happy Wordle #800 day! 3/6 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟩⬛🟨⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

: The music video for Used To Be Young by Miley Cyrus really struck me. Simple. Powerful. 🎵

: Restaurants usually wrap a fork, spoon, and knife in a napkin. I got three knives instead! Someone …

: And to follow up on this, there’s a little known policy for Micro.blog hosting: when you have …

: I love this idea: WordPress.com’s 100-year plan. But at $38k, it’s too expensive for …

: Looked through my old Clipstart source code for the first time in years, to answer a rare support …

: Heck of a mugshot, Trump. It feels like an angry, fitting reflection of that line from his …

: Funny how different I drive depending on the car. In the Subaru Outback, adaptive cruise control on …

: Sunset as we drive over the Trinity River in Fort Worth.

: Made a sort of impulsive purchase of a used car: 2008 Honda Element SC, for a mini camper. Full …

: Jean just announced our next Micro.blog photo challenge! Starts September 1st.

: Glass questions at 2 years Two years ago this week, Glass launched for iPhone. I had subscribed right away because I wanted to …

: Marty and Doc waiting for the DeLorean to be constructed.

: Discovered the Snow Peak brand of camping-related products this week… Love the design. I …

: August is halfway over? Summer must be slowly winding down. Last chance to get our special Summer of …

: This year I’ve fallen behind in email again. Very sorry to Micro.blog folks who have waited …

: NBA in-season tournament dates announced. It’s a little odd to me how it’s spread out …

: Stayed up late watching the Georgia indictment details get revealed. Incredible to see the …

: I recorded a video walk-through of Epilogue today and posted it here. Shows off the basics of …

: Summer movies 🍿 It has been a great summer for movies. We’ve wrapped up seeing most of the “big” …

: Oppenheimer was great. We drove down to San Antonio to see it in 70mm IMAX. 🍿

: Packing up some old books. I’m trying not to look at everything, but every once in a while …

: Octopus tagging along with us during IKEA shopping this weekend.

: I added a tags window in the latest Mac app for Micro.blog. Makes it easy to filter your bookmarks …

: Favorite text editors update I enjoyed the conversation on the latest ATP about text editors. Lots of deservedly good praise for …

: Austin this morning from the train station. Unfortunately just a drop-off, not going anywhere …

: Whenever I create a new file in Xcode and choose Objective-C as the language, I laugh a little. Am I …

: Just posted this week’s episode of Core Intuition: Homemade Granola. Not actually about food. …

: Back to cool air after our upstairs A/C went out for a day. Something usually breaks every summer, …

: Did some testing this morning with Goodreads and it’s slow and clunky. Timeouts. Really happy …

: Spent the afternoon polishing up the next Android release of Epilogue and submitting it to Google. …

: Congrats to Casey Liss on shipping Callsheet. I’ve been using the beta. Great app for quickly …

: Great article by Christina Warren on the history of the App Store and why we’re due for some …

: Interesting news on GitHub for Mastodon search, noticed via @darnell@one.darnell.one. Full-text post …

: I’ve gotten out of the habit of posting to Threads. I like the foundation Meta has built with …

: Fixing bugs and submitting apps to App Review this morning. As a long-time Apple developer going …

: Pixelfed cross-posting in Micro.blog Today we added Pixelfed cross-posting to Micro.blog. This joins our existing set of cross-posting …

: New blog post editor for Micro.blog from @amit: Scribe. Clean, full-screen editor with styled text.

: Snapped this photo while we were making a u-turn in Dallas the other day. Took my daughters here 14 …

: I’ve driven by this tower a bunch of times on I-35 and was always curious about it. Turns out it’s …

: We added a new about page with a little more about what Micro.blog is and what our values are.

: I’m still waiting to see how DMs evolve in the fediverse before deciding what to do with …

: Interesting what @dansup@mastodon.social is up to with a new messaging app called Sup. Early video …

: Mystery boxes of records at Josey Records in Dallas, $10 each.

: Frustrated with Dropbox ever since Apple required these sync apps to move to a new official API. …

: Half Price Books flagship store in Dallas. 📚

: For folks who have been using Micro.blog bookmarks… First of all, thanks! I’m curious: do we …

: Empty apartment with built-in bookshelves, just one potential future. We’ve been thinking about …

: Finished reading: Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan. This was great. Really well paced, seems like …

: Writing some new web page text and maybe it’s early in the morning or maybe I watched too much …

: Wasn’t expecting this kind of profound wisdom from the apartment sales guy today: “The world is too …

: When the coffee shop recognizes me and remembers my regular order, it’s gonna be a good day. …

: Matilda at Zilker Hillside Theater. 🎭

: If you’ve been fascinated with the Worldcoin Orb, but not sure how to feel about it, check out …

: Over the last couple years, I’ve gone from mostly reading books on a Kindle (Paperwhite), to only on …

: Recorded another very short screencast to show the latest Micro.blog for macOS update. Less than a …

: Didn’t realize how exhausted I was toward the end of the week. Yesterday shipped new features, …

: Bookmark tags for Micro.blog Premium Today we are shipping a new feature for Micro.blog Premium subscribers: bookmark tags. This is a big …

: At this point I just laugh when Xcode tells me WebView has been deprecated since macOS 10.14. I …

: Finished reading: Dungeons & Dragons: The Druid’s Call by E. K. Johnston. I think I was …

: This time we got him! 😜 New surprise indictment: According to the court filing, Trump employees …

: This week’s episode of Core Intuition is up! We talk about X.

: Going to bump to version 3.0 for the update to Micro.blog for macOS tomorrow. I think it’s warranted …

: Listening to What Was I Made For?, by Billie Eilish. Went to see Barbie a couple days ago and still …

: Threads appears to count every character in a URL as part of the 500 characters. A little surprising …

: Micro.blog doesn’t have full search or hashtags by design, and I know it can be frustrating …

: Next step for ActivityPub Dave Winer posted a 12-minute audio recording on his blog, addressed to me but applicable to …

: Working on a new Mac feature that would be nice with SwiftUI, but we still run back to macOS 10.14 …

: Got my copy of Yumi and the Nightmare Painter in the mail today. I continue to be amazed at how …

: Interesting that for single-letter .com domains, only q, x, and z are in use. They were registered …

: I’m still a little stunned that Elon followed through on x.com, even though it was expected. …

: The second FediForum has been announced, coming up in September. I really enjoyed the discussions at …

: Occasionally I go looking for new domains and I’m always annoyed with all the new TLDs that …

: Spent a few hours yesterday trying to get Micro.blog to work better with Calckey (now Firefish). …

: Finished reading: The Ember Blade by Chris Wooding. Read the first half of this a few months ago and …

: A new episode of Core Intuition is out. We talk about Apple’s threat to withhold iMessage from …

: Dusted off the old Drobo, which hasn’t been plugged in for a year. A little surprised it still …

: Thinking about ActivityPub made me wonder what Tumblr has been working on, so I clicked around over …

: Reminder that it’s still summer, which means we’re still offering blog hosting for only …

: Major addition to bookmarks in Micro.blog is coming along really well. Likely will ship next week. …

: Power in the house went out. Summer in Texas is never a great time for this. Hopefully not long, …

: I still believe we should welcome Threads to the fediverse, but the news that ActivityPub seems far …

: As I think about how to add tags to bookmarks in Micro.blog, I’ve been drawing inspiration …

: Just posted a new episode of Core Intuition all about the Threads launch. Misunderstandings about …

: Frustrated with emails not reaching Micro.blog users, I’ve been working through steps to make …

: We finally installed a new smoke alarm that has only been sitting unopened in its box for about two …

: First thoughts on Retro: great design and for me fills a similar role as BeReal. Not a true …

: Love this post from @adactio not just because he’s using Micro.blog cross-posting (thanks!) …

: I don’t plan on using Threads indefinitely, but I am curious about the user experience, both …

: Over the last few days we rewatched Mission: Impossible 4-6, then went to see 7 tonight. Enjoyed it. …

: As the fediverse grows, new people will hear about Micro.blog and send us feedback about how we can …

: Reminded by Jeremy Keith’s post of this quote from Robin Sloan. Beautiful, true: The speed …

: Finished reading: Yumi and the Nightmare Painter by Brandon Sanderson. This book alone was worth …

: A new TestFlight beta is out for Micro.blog 3.1. The big changes for this release are per-post …

: We’ve known for years that our onboarding in Micro.blog is bad. It’s tough to start with …

: There are some quirky code design decisions in Micro.blog. For example, I prefer flat structures and …

: Accidentally clicked the “Post” button instead of “Bookmark” on that last …

: The wild thing about Twitter’s demise is that it’s not too late to turn the platform …

: Love what we saw from Victor Wimbanyama over the weekend. I missed some of the 4th quarter from …

: I thought it would be a fun weekend project to port a simple WordPress.com theme to Micro.blog. What …

: Working on some more flexibility this morning to give people options for blocking Threads and other …

: Evolving thoughts on web scraping. First, I figured anything goes. Later, I was hesitant to depend …

: With Threads hitting 80 million users already, a lot of folks are dismissing Bluesky. But maybe …

: Time to get serious about finding the Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey.

: Fighting with our Nest thermostat all week. It wants to save energy and I want to not die of …

: Finished reading: The Magician’s Daughter by H. G. Parry. 📚

: “I can’t wait to wear that Spurs jersey for a first time.” — Victor Wembanyama, ready …

: Ben Werdmuller blogs some second thoughts about Threads: But there’s a bad taste in my mouth that …

: My posting workflow this morning: I post to my blog from my Mac, it goes out via ActivityPub, RSS of …

: There’s some great stuff in this comic. This rings true: One of the most fun things about …

: Watching CNN this morning over breakfast, they said “fediverse”… So yeah, …

: Finished reading: A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers. A great second book. Hope there are …

: One of the things I’m most proud of with my blog is how consistent I’ve been about the …

: Adam Mosseri on why ActivityPub I’ve been blogging short posts this week about Meta’s launch of Threads, but I think …

: Posted this week’s episode of Core Intuition. Random topics like the potential Elon vs. Mark …

: Blaine Cook on Threads bootstrapping from Instagram. I’ve seen a couple variations of this …

: Nice instructions from @Mtt on how to use Micro.blog to verify your Bluesky or Nostr domain. …

: I’ve been saying for a while that the fediverse will likely evolve to having maybe 10 …

: Manually cross-posting to Threads to play with it and learn. As soon as it federates I’ll stop …

: Really enjoyed the new Indiana Jones. Easily the third favorite after Raiders and Last Crusade. 🍿

: Meta’s Threads will obviously have ads later. Until now it hasn’t been clear what business model …

: Setting up Threads. No surprise that getting started based on Instagram identities is super easy, …

: I-10 over the Sabine River.

: This is not what you’d expect to hear from a Meta executive, but it’s exactly right: …

: Trains and clouds, in Louisiana.

: Houston, twelve floors up.

: Finished reading: The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England by Brandon Sanderson. …

: On pretty much a daily basis I’m torn on whether to enforce real tabs everywhere even in …

: Just noticed this cool Glitch project from @AngeloStavrow to test styling Micro.blog’s …

: Very frustrated with our Micro.blog emails being flagged as spam too often lately, so today we added …

: One of those weeks where I’m a bit in over my head with bug fixes and email. Making progress.

: Realizing that Brandon Sanderson’s secret project #3 is coming out in just a few days. And it’s …

: Always feels good to release Mac software. No need to get permission from Apple. No delays when the …

: Just in case we needed another reason to re-watch Across the Spider-Verse: “I was wondering when …

: Spilled beer on my laptop yesterday. Seemed fine, but this morning the trackpad isn’t very …

: Let's welcome Meta, not block them Meta is working on a Twitter-like platform called Threads, codenamed Project 92 or P92, rumored to …

: Lady Bird Lake under the I-35 bridge.

: New episode of Core Intuition: AppKit Is Dying. We talk about visionOS, what platforms to dedicate …

: New update to Micro.blog for iOS is out with a bunch of fixes.

: Did not finish: The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams. I usually like books about books, but could …

: Can’t get enough of these James Cameron + Titan sub interviews. He seems to really know his …

: News media loves the suspense of an unfolding story. Can’t totally blame them for the Titanic …

: Excited for the NBA Draft tonight. Even though the #1 pick is a lock, there’s a tiny part of …

: Thunder rolling through again today. Dogs are not happy. ⛈️

: Pushed a new TestFlight build with some additional fixes. Likely will wrap this up as version 3.0.4 …

: I said on @coreint last week that visionOS might be a “zig when others zag” moment for …

: Love these eWorld photos posted by Stephen Hackett at 512 Pixels. Brings back a lot of memories. …

: I don’t have much to add to the Meta vs. the fediverse debate beyond what John Gruber has …

: Good morning, Libby fans. Experimental feature now available in Micro.blog: go to this special path …

: If you’re frustrated and typing in Terminal, the harder you pound on the keyboard, the more …

: Spent some time last night figuring out how the undocumented Libby API works. Fun. Hope they …

: Kayaking.

: Q*bert at Cidercade. 🕹️

: Across the Spider-Verse was amazing. Love the art in these movies so much. I wish all comics …

: Hanging out at Civil Goat Coffee with my daughter. Working a bit while she reads. ☕️

: It has been too long since we’ve updated the emoji in Micro.blog. Via @news, added a few new …

: There’s a new Core Intuition out. We talk more about last week’s WWDC, debate whether …

: Another Brandon Sanderson book has arrived! Secret project #2: Frugal Wizard’s Handbook. Love …

: Rolled out changes to the default uploaded filenames in Micro.blog. This is the beginning of the end …

: High of 101° today in Austin. It’s gonna be one of those summers, huh? Gotta get away …

: Despite the chaos at Twitter this year, I’m a little surprised that after paying Twitter for …

: Watched the BlackBerry movie and enjoyed it. Relevant for today too: it’s not a good idea to …

: Federico Viticci got me with the Don Draper quote for his Vision Pro story. One of my favorite …

: I posted a video to YouTube to demo Micro.blog’s new reading goals interface on the web. By …

: Great game. Congrats to the Nuggets. And an impressive postseason for this underestimated Heat team …

: Since ditching cable years ago, I feel like we’ve tried everything… Sling, PlayStation …

: Only just occurred to me that Apple Vision would’ve been a great product to introduce at the …

: I recorded a very short (12 seconds!) video on YouTube showing the new toggle in Micro.blog to …

: New web analytics tool from @vincent looks like a nice fit for blogs and small web sites: …

: I made a little video of my time in Colorado last week, from short video clips and live photos. This …

: Went to a wedding yesterday. No masks, hopefully no COVID. 🤞 My mind kept wandering back to A Psalm …

: To create this transcript, I split the episode into 15-minute chunks with Fission, because …

: Core Intuition 560 transcript I listened to the latest Core Intuition again to see if my initial take on Apple Vision Pro was way …

: On the flight back to Austin, finished reading A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers. …

: John Gruber gets to the core of the Reddit API issue with a question for the CEO: I have one simple …

: Email notice for Twitter users Today I sent the following email to everyone who had Twitter cross-posting configured on their …

: Talking with @joec earlier this week about finding new coffee shops in new cities… …

: Good morning, Denver. Had a quick breakfast with this view before I wrap up the trip and return the …

: Winding down my week in Colorado. It’s beautiful here. Just about the right amount of time, …

: Sitting in my rental campervan at Cherry Creek State Park, debugging on the laptop as the rain hits. …

: Finished reading: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Remembered only a …

: Georgetown Loop Railroad. 🚂

: What a wild end for Apollo. The era of client APIs for ad-supported platforms is over. Developers …

: After recording @coreint today, I’m settling into the opinion that Apple Vision Pro is both …

: Just posted a new Core Intuition with our reaction to WWDC and Apple Vision Pro.

: Finished reading: Recursion by Blake Crouch. This book blew my mind a little. 📚

: After driving around in circles with detours because of road construction, finally settled in at …

: Jason Snell writing at Six Colors after using the Vision Pro: I am now a believer that what Apple …

: Wasn’t expecting rabbits. Seems to be a bunch around my campsite tonight at Chatfield State Park.

: Stopped at Train Cars Coffee in Nederland on the drive to Boulder this morning. Built out of train …

: Panorama Point as the sun’s starting to go down, at Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

: Early thoughts on Vision Pro: looks about as good as it can possibly be, for what Apple is trying to …

: This is nitpicky but I feel like Apple should’ve cut over to the headset stuff at the 1-hour …

: I don’t think Apple needs to obsessively avoid saying AI. “Machine learning”, …

: Need a place to blog what you think about all the WWDC news this week? Don’t forget Micro.blog …

: Looking forward to WWDC, but my expectations are low for announcements that are relevant to my work …

: Nuggets vs. Heat. Finals, game 2. 🏀

: One of my favorite things about Colorado so far is the water. Looks and sounds like snow had melted …

: Finished reading: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. All the praise for this …

: Raining off and on today, so I’ve spent more time driving and less time walking. Mickey is my …

: Forgot the Stanley Hotel was nearby, the inspiration for the hotel in The Shining. Stopped for a …

: Outside the Glacier Basin campground at Rocky Mountain National Park.

: Cool to see people using the App.net posts archive. Here’s a post from @jsonbecker, a post …

: Beautiful photo from aows. When I retire, I’m just going to blog photos of train tracks.

: Thanks again to @vincent for fixing one of the servers yesterday while I was in Rocky Mountain …

: Traveling today. Got to the airport early, plenty of time to catch up on a couple things. Submitted …

: Other things I learned about video games this week while we were temporarily without a Switch: the …

: We caved and bought another Nintendo Switch. The OLED Zelda edition. So nice. 🕹️

: Ugh, this is a new pattern for me in Wordle. 712 X/6. 🙁 ⬛🟩⬛⬛🟩 ⬛🟩⬛⬛🟩 ⬛🟩⬛⬛🟩 ⬛🟩⬛⬛🟩 ⬛🟩⬛⬛🟩 ⬛🟩⬛⬛🟩

: App.net archive migrated I’ve migrated the App.net posts archive to S3, to simplify hosting the archive. I’m not …

: I like this post from Dave Rupert on lessons from old Russian small nuclear generators: I wonder if …

: Finished Ted Lasso. Overall really enjoyed it. This season almost lost its way a couple times, …

: I seem to have made a serious AWS pricing miscalculation, transferring a bunch of small files from …

: Introducing Nostr cross-posting Similar to my announcement last month about supporting Bluesky, we’re adding Nostr cross-posting to …

: Thanks everyone who sent me feedback about how you are using Micro.blog’s email newsletters. I …

: New email newsletter templates Micro.blog Premium includes an email newsletter feature, so readers of your blog can subscribe to …

: This article in Forbes has some new (to me) details on the creation of Nostr.

: Trying audiobooks in Spotify for the first time. I’d like to see some UI tweaks for books, like less …

: Launching new features tomorrow. Going to lay low this afternoon instead of deploying major changes …

: Spilled a glass of water all over my MacBook keyboard. So that’s how my morning is going. …

: Working on improvements to email newsletters in Micro.blog. I’d like to split out the editing …

: Love this from Matt Mullenweg. It’s what we believe at Micro.blog, too. …it’s not about how …

: Did my daughter come to visit this weekend to see us, or to take the Switch and Tears of the Kingdom …

: I’m testing Calckey to improve compatibility with Micro.blog. Some of the UI is quite busy and …

: Went to pay our respects to my uncle, for Memorial Day. Tomorrow would’ve been his birthday too. 🇺🇸

: Love seeing all the “Where have I been?” posts. I blogged it on a whim and it’s so much more …

: Tinkering with something in Go this morning. Always felt like it would be a good language to know …

: Where have I been A random conversation today made me curious about what countries I’ve visited in Europe. I got …

: Just watched way too many replays and commentary on the final seconds of Celtics/Heat. Another …

: Listened to a couple hours of the Texas house debating impeachment against our corrupt attorney …

: Seems unlikely that we’ll end up with a single unified social web platform. I like …

: This week Bluesky rolled out their custom timeline feeds. Pretty interesting approach. However, …

: Next steps for the community Jean and I have been talking this week about what’s next to prioritize around the Micro.blog …

: Joking aside, I really like Nostr. Something about it is very elegant. You just have to ignore 80% …

: Folks, Nostr is really easy to understand. Your username is 64 random letters and you just enable …

: Good morning! Took an early walk. Coffee now at Summer Moon and I have some server changes to …

: I’m testing cross-posting to Nostr. I’m still not really sure how to link to Nostr …

: Adding a new query to Micro.blog’s server status check to throw an error if the queue backlog …

: Upgraded Ruby last night and thought everything was stable. But no. Putting my sysadmin hat on for a …

: The new episode of Core Intuition covers last week’s Micro Camp and looking ahead to WWDC. …

: Been thinking a lot about Nostr this week. Finally realized that it resonates in a “worse is …

: I’m continuing to use ChatGPT all the time. On a whim today I asked it what the philosophy of …

: Some questions we missed at Micro Camp At last weekend’s Micro Camp, we had a panel session with me, Jean, and Vincent where we …

: The more I tinker with Nostr, the more I understand the appeal for developers. It is fun. But there …

: About blocking in Micro.blog When we added muting to Micro.blog, there was a discussion about whether user blocking should be …

: Great game and series. Didn’t really feel like a sweep with the Lakers in each game until late. …

: Checking out the Kagi search engine, via Daring Fireball. I remember hearing about this but never …

: San Antonio Museum of Art, raining. Used to be the Lone Star Brewing building.

: One reason web development appeals to me is that while it can be complicated, it doesn’t have …

: Did not expect to be installing a new version of Movable Type on EC2 this morning for testing, but …

: We shipped Micro.blog 1.7 for Android, available on Google Play. This syncs up the release with the …

: Posted links for all of today’s videos on micro.camp. Thanks again to our Micro Camp …

: Great discount on MarsEdit today! From Daniel Jalkut: I usually only offer discounts of 10% or 20%, …

: We’re going live in an hour for Micro Camp day 2, featuring sessions by Chris Campbell, Anna …

: Ben Werdmuller links to a great thread by Christina Warren. I get the distrust of big social media, …

: Kind of stunned by the Heat stealing both games in Boston. I like this Celtics team (of course …

: Thanks everyone who joined us for the first day of Micro Camp. I loved talking to Om Malik and hope …

: Getting ready for Micro Camp so of course the lawn care service folks just showed up in the front …

: We’re a couple hours away from the start of Micro Camp 2023! Details at micro.camp. (By the …

: Episode 558 of Core Int is out with a discussion leading up to Micro Camp. The latest news on the …

: Retrobatch from Flying Meat has been really useful while making a slideshow for Micro Camp. I first …

: We’ll have some door prizes for Micro Camp attendees. A license to MarsEdit, gift cards for …

: Haven’t been able to finish any books lately. Probably way behind where I was for reading …

: I missed that the videos from FediForum have been posted. Here’s the video of my demo of how …

: There’s a scheduled YouTube event for the Micro Camp live stream on Friday. We’ll link …

: Took some time this week to unravel the plumbing in Micro.blog with how blogs are published and …

: Cool to see people take us up on the Summer of blogging coupon. $1/month full blog hosting! …

: Had a lot of weird dreams last night. But waking up this morning, apparently the Spurs getting the …

: Amazing. I’ve never believed in tanking and I had my expectations low, but… Spurs get the #1 pick. …

: Big announcement: we’re welcoming Om Malik for a keynote conversation to kick things off at …

: Did a quick YouTube live streaming test. Seems to work as advertised. Resubscribed to Ecamm Live …

: Ready for the NBA draft lottery tonight. Wearing my Spurs t-shirt. 🏀

: We are finalizing the Micro Camp schedule to post later today. Very excited about what we’ve …

: People are often confused about what exactly Micro.blog is. Is it a Twitter clone? Is it a WordPress …

: Special shout-out to @sod who has been working with us to update all the Micro.blog themes with …

: Haven’t done much more than skim through the Bluesky app source, but glad to see it released. …

: Making screenshots for App Store connect isn’t my favorite thing. I don’t do it often so …

: Jean posted today about how Discover in Micro.blog will be less likely to include photos that don’t …

: We watched Still with Michael J. Fox last night. Really good. 📺

: Enjoying the new Zelda so far. Although I’m mostly watching other people in the family play. 🙂 …

: For a while now, Micro.blog has been archiving copies of web pages for Micro.blog Premium users, …

: Reclaiming usernames policy I’d like to update our terms of service to add a note about reclaiming old accounts, so we …

: More about the M.b problems overnight: I made what I thought was a minor code cleanup change …

: We published a new Core Intuition. Daniel and I talk about the upcoming Micro Camp, event planning, …

: Playing with Google Bard. Impressed that it has much more recent data than ChatGPT. It knew about …

: There’s a new beta out for Micro.blog 3.0. This adds the last big missing feature: posting to …

: Wordle 692 6/6. Went from thinking I’d get it in 3 guesses to barely getting it. 🟨🟨⬛⬛🟨 🟩⬛🟩🟩🟩 …

: I’m excited to announce: Summer of blogging! For new folks signing up on Micro.blog, hosting …

: Two great new themes for Micro.blog are available: Outpost by @mikehaynes and Tiny by @Mtt. So happy …

: Got lost again browsing tld-list.com. So many fun new TLDs. Luckily was talked down from impulse …

: Thinking more about Heather Armstrong. I didn’t know her, but she was my age, and started her …

: From a post by @adders, remembering Heather Armstrong: Already the early days of blogging are being …

: Caught the last half of the Trump town hall. CNN was criticized for hosting this, but Kaitlan …

: I’d love to see Mastodon adopt some variation of NIP-5 so that single-user instance usernames can be …

: I’m fascinated with Nostr, but I’m having trouble getting on board with it because its …

: Thinking about fiatjaf’s Bluesky is a scam post. Some of the criticism seems fair, some feels …

: Shocked to hear that Heather Armstrong has died. See: dooce.com, Wikipedia. One of the great early …

: Can’t remember the last time I had an actual flat tire. 20 years ago? Longer? Luck ran out today. …

: Texas house getting HB 2744 out of committee is great news, even if feels like the bare minimum we …

: Really good episode of Dithering this morning on Bluesky vs. Mastodon. As convenient as it would be …

: Lonnie Walker ready when he’s called on. Love it. 🏀

: Ever since I read that Bluesky has about 1.9 million folks on the waiting list, I’ve been …

: Micro Camp 2023 is coming up soon! May 19th - 20th. We’ve posted the topics for the second …

: If you missed it earlier from @news: We are monitoring some performance problems because of …

: Posted episode 556 of Core Intuition. We talk about tipping in Apple Stores, using ChatGPT, and …

: Too many guns. After yesterday’s shooting in Allen, Greg Abbot “offered the full support …

: Easy to get caught up in the excitement about the coronation. We are so stuck in divisive partisan …

: I recorded a video on YouTube that goes through how I personally use Micro.blog for my own blog. …

: Created a new blog on my Micro.blog account today, a placeholder for something new. Found a couple …

: This year’s NBA playoffs have been great. So many close games, ignoring a couple blowouts like …

: Jack Dorsey gives $10 million to Nostr and related projects. Setting aside opinions on his …

: Wondering what the Bluesky team has in mind for private messaging, if anything. Mastodon’s DMs …

: Finished the first pass of rethinking how incoming direct messages work in Micro.blog. I still …

: Looking at this spam, I think our approach to accepting Mastodon DMs needs to change in Micro.blog. …

: Eugen Rochko and team are fighting spammers at mastodon.social: We’re aware of the spam …

: Almost done with book edits. The task of manually reformatting all the footnotes and layout for the …

: Enjoyed the first episode of White House Plumbers. Also, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey …

: Mastodon has added support for showing styled text in the new version deployed on mastodon.social. …

: Waterfall at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden. 🍺

: Maybe the most surprising thing to me about Bluesky’s early success is the “fun” …

: Noticed today while reviewing code that the first GitHub commit for Micro.blog was about 9 years …

: Left my headphones at home by accident. Now need to plan my whole day around which coffee shops …

: Went to see the Super Mario Bros movie this afternoon. So much fun. 🍄

: Final decision on the Twitter API Not content with banning native third-party apps, Twitter has continued to cripple their API and …

: Core Intuition episode 555! We talk all about Bluesky. (And Mastodon and Nostr and Micro.blog.)

: Today is the day that Twitter said they would shut off the old API and force upgrades to the new …

: Getting started with Bluesky XRPC I’ve done a little work now with the XRPC layer of the AT Protocol, supporting cross-posting to …

: The storm is about to hit. Waiting it out downtown instead of on the highway. ⛈️

: Listening to Dithering today about game consoles… If you have 2 consoles, you have …

: We updated the Micro Camp web site for 2023. Register for free if you’d like to join us May …

: Austin sky before thunderstorms arrive in a few hours, supposedly. ☁️

: Finished reading: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. I really enjoyed this story. First-person for …

: The renewed interest in open, social web protocols has been a long time coming. It’s like we …

: I’ve been impressed with Bluesky’s performance. It has inspired me to shave off a little …

: Continuing to tweak our Bluesky cross-posting support. Should work better with inline links in blog …

: Sometimes coding is hard, but not usually. It’s figuring out how something should work that …

: Just released a new 3.0 beta of Micro.blog for iOS. This includes a big change, borrowed from the …

: I know I’ve written about this before, but it’s worth repeating: Micro.blog is …

: I’m seeing lots of Bluesky takes that are a variation of: “Oh jeez, we just moved from …

: I’m always fascinated when our new AI bot overlords get really basic facts wrong. They know …

: Some technologies just keep coming back… Currently writing XML-RPC code, this time for …

: U2 tickets for the Sphere in Vegas going on sale later this week. Need to somehow fit this into my …

: Added a basic import in Micro.blog for folks migrating from Substack. For now, just blog posts. …

: This is not exactly a commentary on any specific platform, but you can just tell when the creators …

: Why Micro.blog is supporting Bluesky now Today we enabled Bluesky as an option in Micro.blog. This adds to our existing cross-posting feature …

: Fox News in the, uhm, news today reminds me of last month when I was in Dallas. I worked from a …

: Mastodon to Blog Archive script Tantek Çelik blogged about Mastodon’s account migration and its post export, which is based on …

: HTML’s srcset is such a weird image attribute. Can’t help but feel there was a better …

: It’s a good day to have a good day.

: Matt Baer blogs about the future of Write.as and WriteFreely — taking features that are currently …

: It breaks my heart a little when I drive through a historic neighborhood to see old houses bulldozed …

: Trees by the trail at Lady Bird Lake.

: “Make no little plans. Make the biggest one you can think of, and spend the rest of your life …

: The bookmarks pages in Micro.blog haven’t felt quite right to me, so today I rolled out a …

: Lunch at Easy Tiger earlier today. 🥪

: If it was starting to feel like Humane’s device would be overhyped or vaporware, I’m ready to put …

: On this week’s episode of Core Intuition, we talk about the Mastodon API and upcoming new …

: One of those afternoons where I’m hopping between unrelated tasks. Currently revisiting how to …

: Updated my code for Bluesky for the recent API endpoint changes. Looking forward to enabling this …

: Tantek Çelik blogs about yesterday’s The Verge article on ActivityPub, underscoring some of …

: The Verge has a long article by David Pierce today about ActivityPub. The quote from me about domain …

: React Native diary #8: Objective-C I haven’t written a new React Native diary blog post in a while because there hasn’t been …

: Accidentally clicked on a phishing email. Ugh, must not be awake yet. Stopped short of signing in …

: Thunderbird Coffee. ☕️

: Got lost down the rabbit hole of W3C membership fees… Interesting scaled fee structure, in …

: There are always more ideas than time. One of the things I’ve most enjoyed about building …

: I’ve been impatient for Bluesky to ship, but this interview with The Verge has helped convince …

: One of those just try random code until it works mornings. Not proud of it. Sometimes coding is less …

: Shoutout to the guy holding a “thoughts and prayers ain’t working” sign downtown …

: This year I’ve become fascinated with my family tree. Just got back my DNA kit results. (Yes, …

: Some great NBA playoff games over the weekend. Too many injuries, though. Can’t believe Tyler …

: Happy Monday, everyone. Starting the week at Progress Coffee again. ☕️

: We pushed a new Micro.blog beta out to TestFlight, improving blog selection to move the list of …

: Didn’t get much feedback about my Substack blog post yesterday, so I started to doubt myself. …

: Another unexpected use for ChatGPT: asking it for examples of using command-line tools like rsync …

: For folks trying Micro.blog’s Twitter import, note that the tweets page is just a web page, so …

: Dave Winer writes about the Twitter API changes: Corporate platforms always fail, given enough …

: Substack Notes moderation Nilay Patel’s Decoder interview with Substack co-founder Chris Best is excellent. If …

: New episode of Core Intuition is up! On episode 553 we talk about WWDC 2023 tickets, conferences, …

: We redesigned the Micro.blog home page this year and it’s so much better. Yet I still wonder …

: I’ve been keeping an eye on our OpenAI bill since we added automatic podcast transcripts for …

: Good morning, Austin! At Progress Coffee. ☕️

: Congrats to Rogue Amoeba on the major update to Farrago. They’ve done some really nice work in …

: There’s a lot of talk about how AI can get facts wrong. That’s fair, but in my …

: More and more I find myself keeping ChatGPT open and asking it even dumb questions that Google or …

: I recorded a video on YouTube showing how Micro.blog’s new tweets archive import feature …

: Daniel Jalkut blogs about Micro.blog’s new tweets import and how it can work with MarsEdit.

: Twitter clown car strategy It’s not all about Elon Musk. Ben Thompson has made variations of this argument on Stratechery and …

: Share extension is back, and better! There’s a new beta of Micro.blog 3.0 for iOS with support …

: Substack Notes is interesting but they seem to have forgotten a valuable part of the rest of …

: Importing tweets to Micro.blog Today we launched a new feature: importing an archive of your tweets to Micro.blog. This is …

: If you’ve procrastinated downloading your tweets archive from Twitter, I would do it now. It …

: Went to see Air. Loved it. So hard to make dialog in a movie like this not sound fake, but they …

: ChatGPT continues to impress. I’ve started asking it programming questions just to save a few …

: Just posted a new Core Intuition. More on our favorite recent topics: the Twitter API shutdown and …

: Love that feeling when I realize that previous me had already written code to do exactly what I need …

: Wanted an illustration for an upcoming feature, and spent some time using DALL•E for the first time. …

: The Fediverse Report continues their great summarization of recent hot topics. On trademarks, Eugen …

: Spurs vs. Blazers… in Austin! 🏀

: Fascinating discussion on the latest The Talk Show with @gruber@mastodon.social and @danielpunkass …

: Blast from the past: video of my old iOS app Tweet Library. I forgot how much I loved this app. 📦

: More post-Twitter plans When I started building Micro.blog, I tried to limit dependencies on external platforms. The main …

: Did a first pass of rewriting all my Twitter API 1.1 code to 2.0. Halfway through I started to …

: There’s a lot going on with the S-GPT shortcut. Very clever to have trigger words in the …

: I’m sure a lot of Trump supporters are having a hard time processing what is going on with …

: Attempts to refill the bird feeders have resulted in squirrels taking over the backyard. They are …

: Interesting to compare the main headlines from feed reader home pages: Feedbin: “A nice place …

: Molly White has a good post covering Feedly’s “protests” feature. But even …

: Somewhere north of Meridian, TX. 🚂

: Deploying code to servers, on a train that has no wi-fi. Everything will be fine.

: Grabbing coffee this morning before heading back to Austin, catching up on email. Still thinking …

: Taylor Swift. Eras Tour in Arlington, TX.

: Union Station in Dallas. 🚂

: Good write-up about FediForum from The Fediverse Report. On the $40 pricing, I was a little …

: If you use Drafts, check out this new action for Micro.blog. Post drafts, publish, choose your blog, …

: The plug-in Search Space by @sod has been updated to 1.0. It’s a nice upgrade over the older …

: Taking the train up to Dallas tomorrow for a quick 24-hour trip. Initially was trying to save money …

: Zilker Kite Festival. 🪁

: Posted Core Intuition 551! This episode covers the launch of Micro.blog’s new podcast …

: Wrote a help page with some more details about automatic podcast transcripts in Micro.blog, a new …

: No one is above the law. 🇺🇸

: The new Twitter API tiers are about what was expected. Disappointing. For Micro.blog, we plan to …

: Just finished a quick demo of Micro.blog at FediForum. Might’ve talked too fast. The variety …

: Introducing Micro.blog podcast transcripts We’ve launched a new feature for Micro.blog Premium customers: automatic podcast episode …

: NSDrinking tonight! 🍻 I’ll be there. I haven’t joined in a while, so will be nice to …

: It’s pretty incredible how little has changed in podcast RSS feeds in 20 years. That’s a …

: I agree with the spirit of the Podcast Standards Project but I’m concerned about the details. …

: The automatic code reloading in React Native is still kind of wild to me. I committed some changes, …

: Just pushed out another TestFlight beta of Micro.blog 3.0. This has some really nice new stuff for …

: The new Zelda looks great. Love the fuse ability featured in this gameplay video.

: I’ve been playing with Wavelength Messenger. Not to be confused with our own Micro.blog …

: My copy of Tress of the Emerald Sea arrived! Love the green ink throughout the book. 📚

: FediForum is this week! On Thursday I’ll be demoing how Micro.blog fits into the fediverse, …

: Worked a bunch this weekend trying to decommission an EC2 server (hosting App.net archives!) by …

: With yesterday’s podcast, we hit 550 episodes. Some listeners may have noticed that …

: On the latest Core Int, we talk about shifting deadlines for shipping Black Ink and the potential …

: I like this summary by @snarfed of why HTTP content negotiation is more trouble than it’s …

: Great story from the @RogueAmoeba blog about a meeting with Adam Curry, Eddie Cue, and Steve Jobs …

: We don’t use AWS for that much, but costs just about doubled last month with more CDN usage. I …

: Finished reading: The Cat who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa. Books about books. 📚

: Dunno if I’m late or early to this, but I’m playing with the OpenAI API. Impressive. The …

: Really didn’t want to be up at midnight still dealing with attacks on our servers, but here we …

: Micro.blog was acting a little sluggish so I looked at the logs and of course the servers are being …

: Great article in Texas Monthly about Community Impact, a hyper-local newspaper for neighborhoods …

: I hadn’t been following Hachette v. Internet Archive closely, so spent a few minutes listening …

: Watching some of the recent Microsoft Copilot demos and playing with Bing, I wonder what AI products …

: I really enjoyed this episode of The Talk Show with guest Jason Kottke. Their talk of 404 links …

: The new beta of Micro.blog for iOS is coming along really well. We’re at the point where I can …

: Spurs eliminated from the playoffs early this year, but you couldn’t tell by watching the 2nd …

: Listening to U2’s Songs of Surrender. I think I was expecting a kind of “Taylor’s …

: Playing with FeedLand reminds me that Micro.blog doesn’t have OPML export. The reason is …

: We’re enabling ActivityPub for everyone now, not just recent users. This is needed so that you …

: Captured a little video of the lightning on the other side of the storm back at home.

: Long day. Drove into hail somewhere before Denton, then through a thunderstorm between Waco and …

: I’ve been a software developer for about 30 years and ChatGPT is the first technology that I …

: Last day on the road as we make our way through a rainy highway 287 in the middle of nowhere.

: Finished reading: Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky. A short, great read. 📚

: Did not finish: Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft. Just couldn’t get into it. Might try to …

: I was reviewing a GitHub pull request today for a potential upcoming feature and was struck by how …

: Great milestone as Kottke.org hits 25 years. Jason writes about the early days: The updates on …

: Enjoyed Colorado this week. Heading back to Texas today… Going to miss my new morning routine …

: Pikes Peak from Garden of the Gods. For “horizon”, day 14 of the Micro.blog photo challenge.

: Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Incredible views, good lunch. Makes me want to re-read From the River to …

: Shiny light at Palace Coffee in Amarillo, for day 12 of the photo challenge. Be kind. ☕️

: There’s no lesson in impermanence like spray painting your message at Cadillac Ranch only to have it …

: Posted this week’s Core Intuition, all about social networks and blogging. Bluesky, the AT …

: I can’t take Meta’s efforts at decentralization seriously while they don’t even …

: Morning at Lamppost Coffee. As close to a ritual as I have, for day 10 of the photo challenge. ☕️

: Finished reading: Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb. An extraordinary series.📚

: 21 years ago today, my first blog post. A bunch of promising social networks have come and gone in …

: What an incredible milestone for @_Davidsmith@mastodon.social: 100 million downloads of Widgetsmith. …

: Walked up to the coffee shop this morning. The side of the road everywhere still looks like this, …

: Congrats @playdate@panic.com on the Catalog release! I’m updating my Playdate now. It’s …

: Worked this morning at Cuvée Coffee. Bags of coffee beans for today’s prompt “whole” on the photo …

: New Micro.blog 3.0 beta going out to TestFlight folks now, adding username auto-complete. Still has …

: Bluesky is starting to enable custom domains. This is exactly how things should work in terms of …

: Photos still rolling in every day for our March photo challenge. It’s fun to see some Mastodon …

: Stopped at a train crossing as an Amtrak went by. Because today’s photo prompt is …

: Two new iOS app updates to start the week: Sunlit 3.4.4 fixes setting alt text, and another …

: Day 5 of the photo challenge: tile.

: Looks like Mastodon will be getting expanded support for showing styles in posts. Micro.blog already …

: In case anyone doesn’t notice the post on @news, there was an issue with loading photos from …

: I’m going to attend FediForum on March 30th (day 2) to show how Micro.blog and Mastodon work …

: I’ve been trying the Bluesky beta (still private, but they have a waitlist). I’m open to …

: Thanks @Aywren for the kind words about Micro.blog and how it connects to the fediverse and other …

: Solitude is coffee and a breakfast taco and my laptop, having the whole outside to myself for a …

: Looking up at the sky as we’re expecting bad weather tonight. Wind is starting to pick up.

: We went seriously down the genealogy rabbit hole last night, with a couple “oh wow” …

: John Gruber writing about the App Store / Twitter apps refund problem: Consider the gut punch of …

: Love seeing the photos coming in for the March photo challenge. My favorite view is this grid view …

: I’ve said before I never want to change Micro.blog’s $5 standard hosting price. The best …

: Good write-up on Six Colors about the updates to Twitterrific and Tweetbot, which let you opt out of …

: Day 1 of the Micro.blog photo challenge! Today’s word is “secure”. I noticed this keyhole covered up …

: It’s bad enough that Linode dropped their logo, but now prices are going up by 20%? I …

: Can’t believe it’s March already, at least for folks on the other side of the world. …

: Loved the first book in this world so decided to get A Day of Fallen Night on release day. Still …

: Last night, stayed up until 1am reading Assassin’s Quest. Felt like I was 17 years old instead …

: With the big character limit change behind us, I had a free morning to work on anything. This is my …

: I uploaded a very short 21-second demo video to YouTube, showing the Mac app’s updated …

: Rounding up to 300 characters In 2014, as I was starting work on Micro.blog, I blogged about the properties of a microblog post, …

: We’re doing another photo challenge in March! Post a photo each day to your blog, inspired by …

: New episode of Core Int: I’m the King of the World. We talk about @danielpunkass trying to …

: Actually made a to-do list to coordinate shipping a new feature on all platforms at once: web, …

: Spending a little time this morning improving performance to combat “hackers” making a …

: I’ve documented how Micro.blog works with the Micropub API’s syndicate-to parameter now …

: From Platformer, this rings true especially for the Twitter API free vs. paid changes that never …

: It’s really cool what @lex has been doing with his Daily Lex podcast. I hoped we’d see …

: Adding per-post cross-posting to Micro.blog Today we updated the web version of Micro.blog (and the Mac app) to provide better control over how …

: Finished reading: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. So much fun. Still going to skip the movie, …

: Working on a couple new features. Some things we try to roll out across all platforms at once. Some …

: Not a lot of words, big change: Enabled spell checking as you type in new posts for desktop web …

: Still kind of jarring to see the Akamai logo when I’m using the Linode manager.

: Reading about Biden’s trip to Ukraine. Flight to Poland and then 10-hour train to Kyiv. Hoping we …

: Micro Camp 2023 will be in May. Online-only this year. Email @jean if you’ve got an idea for a …

: Rolling out some plumbing for future work. Some features are best deployed in phases… …

: I try not to complain about pricing because I know how annoying it can be when someone says $5 for …

: This new Micro.blog plug-in from @sod is so clever. Post previews using your blog template!

: Wrapping up ActivityPub improvements Another week, another round of ActivityPub-related improvements! Over the last few months …

: Finished reading the last few chapters of Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb on the flight back to Austin. …

: Lunch and tea at Guilder.

: Coffee and breakfast and coding at Either/Or. Love this boot glass. ☕️

: Realized yesterday that a better per-post cross-posting setting is probably the most common …

: Yesterday at the Rose City Book Pub, catching up with @jean. 📚

: Hung out with a bunch of people yesterday who I mostly hadn’t met in person before, so now …

: Columbia River at Astoria.

: Of course the HTTPS cert for one of our CDNs would expire while I’m on an airplane. Thanks as …

: At the beginning of each week, I make a short list of important tasks to work on. Always nice when …

: Every time I set up something in S3 or Cloudfront, I have to re-learn how it works. Users, bucket …

: Got some good replies that maybe I’m wrong about UFOs. But assuming we’re mostly alone, …

: UFO speculation is funny. Aliens aren’t going to invade with balloon-powered airships! 🎈 I …

: We pushed another TestFlight beta out for the Micro.blog rewrite. This adds post editing, which was …

: Window art at a doctor’s office.

: “I expect chaos.” — Me, writing in October just after Elon took control of Twitter. One …

: I don’t have strong opinions about football rules like I do about basketball. I think my …

: I love emoji, but I seem to have become grumpy about custom emoji (like Slack or Mastodon) because …

: Posted @coreint episode 547 with a recap of last week’s ice storm in Austin, and then a long …

: We’re caught up on Last of Us on HBO, and also started playing the game on PS4. I’ve …

: Lots of NBA news. Poeltl back to the Raptors. Will miss him, loved having him on the Spurs. Durant …

: Continuing to tweak how we handle Mastodon servers that are down. A lot of instances come and go. …

: Excited as LeBron gets closer to the all-time points record. Should happen tonight or Thursday. I …

: Setting up more Micro.blog accounts today to be ActivityPub-enabled. Folks will get an email when …

: We’re going to be doing more regular TestFlight builds of Micro.blog 3.0 as we get more …

: Several days ago, Twitter announced the API will no longer be free. Then Elon backtracked, saying …

: Ahead of the Twitter API going paid-only, I’ve been looking into how much we’re actually …

: Finished reading: The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang. Not sure I’m going to continue the series. …

: Slowly getting back to normal after a few days without power. Lights came back on last night, and it …

: Even though I’ve been personally done with Twitter for years, still sucks to see the API go …

: Driving through the neighborhood and it’s like nothing we’ve seen here… For a moment I imagined a …

: We’ve lost more tree branches today than the last ice storm. Hearing the creak and fall, or scraping …

: Woke to the sound of tree branches breaking under the weight of ice. No power. Made a fire. Sun …

: I know that 64-bit numbers are insanely large, but I still hate wasting database IDs. Bug caused …

: Would love to know more about yesterday’s mastodon.social DDoS attack. So many people use that …

: Last night, instead of actually reading, I wasted a lot of time conflicted on whether I could finish …

: Finished reading: River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay. I’m sort of left without the right words, …

: January is almost over. Micro.blog has been much more stable after the few glitches we had in …

: When we started using @news more, I was worried about adding noise to people’s timeline, so I …

: New episode of Core Intuition went up last night. Daniel reviews the redesigned Micro.blog home …

: For puzzled Mastodon users reading my posts, I keep forgetting about Mastodon ignoring blockquote …

: This is a really important point from Alan Jacobs: Mastodon has certain virtues, at least for some, …

: A little morning work and coffee at Lazarus. ☕️

: Mastodon DMs on Micro.blog One of the last missing pieces for Mastodon compatibility was improving DMs, which I rolled out …

: Last year I blogged about our roadmap to get a little distance from Apple in mobile development. The …

: Good morning! Slightly busy schedule today. New day, new possibilities.

: This is a great story from KUT on what happened with the Zilker Park train. Should’ve just …

: Ivory and Micro.blog, not yet This is going to be the most frequent of frequently asked questions. If Micro.blog supports the …

: I’m going to start the process of enabling ActivityPub support for older Micro.blog accounts …

: Rainy day in Austin. Walked up to the coffee shop anyway, trying to time my walk to when Apple …

: Still a little experimental, but I added a new plug-in for Micro.blog based on the theme in Bear …

: Finished reading: The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang. Loved Babel so wanted to read this series too. …

: Posted a new episode of Core Intuition. We talk all about Twitter. The end of third-party apps, …

: Watched Emily the Criminal last night, and then Aubrey Plaza host SNL. She was great in both. 📺

: Started listening to River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay today while on the road. Love his writing. …

: In addition to the new home page, over the coming weeks we’ll be sponsoring podcasts and web …

: Some folks have noticed that we’ve rolled out a totally new Micro.blog home page (if …

: A couple shows we finished watching recently… Wednesday: really enjoyed the first season of …

: Managed to mess up links on my blog while changing something else. Some RSS and ActivityPub posts …

: Finished reading: The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu. A mix of historical fiction and fantasy. Took me …

: From @cdevroe: I believe the dopamine hit from posting to Twitter’s large audience is addictive and …

: As I posted this morning to the news blog, I’m going to upgrade one of our servers in about an …

: More brief thoughts on the end of Twitter apps I was re-reading Craig Hockenberry’s post on the third-party Twitter apps shutdown. It’s …

: Wish I could permanently hide the 👎 button on YouTube. I’m always worried I’m going to …

: Need a break from the news. Nice to see The New York Times now allows quick online cancels, no …

: In the latest Gluon beta you can customize your profile photo with a color or emoji. Essentially …

: Not feeling well this weekend, so I’m less chatty about the confirmed Twitter third-party app …

: New Core Intuition! We talk about marketing and upcoming app plans. I also fixed a feed issue in …

: Sad that this post from the Iconfactory is needed, but the art is great.

: From @news: Updates to and from Mastodon are quite delayed this morning. We are monitoring it, and …

: While we wait to see if the Twitter API problems are the end of third-party clients or just a …

: Self-driving mixed thoughts Listening to Dithering this morning, which was a longer discussion following up on John …

: In a few years there may be a handful of very large, Medium-level Mastodon instances capable of …

: I’ll be watching as Medium runs their own Mastodon instance. I like my approach better: …

: Productive morning fixing bugs, reviewing logs, answering email. Sometimes lots of small things feel …

: Can’t shake a comment that someone liked Micro.blog but it didn’t have many features. …

: Nice summary by Colin Devroe on the return to blogging: People that hadn't written on their blog in …

: Finished reading: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb. That was excellent. 📚

: After several months, decided to cancel Kindle Unlimited. I didn’t think about how it could …

: New fiber going up in the neighborhood? Not sure who’s installing this but can’t hurt.

: This is a clever bookmarklet from @darby3 that improves Micro.blog’s post scheduling by …

: We are so spoiled with movies now, gotta be careful not to become too cynical or “everything …

: Finished reading: Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson. First book of the new year! …

: Great post from @jeannie about the problem with the favorite button. “It removes genuine …

: Just published our first Core Intuition episode of the year. We talk about goals and themes for the …

: Realized this week that the “versions” feature in Micro.blog isn’t …

: It was fun to meet people in person at yesterday’s Micro Meetup! @jean has a photo here.

: Hi Austin! 👋 We’re having a Micro Meetup today with @jean in town. We’ll be at Lazarus …

: New version of Micro.blog for macOS released! This adds a new modern-style macOS app icon, bug …

: Epilogue 1.5.1 Happy New Year! We shipped an update to Epilogue today that makes blogging about last year’s …

: Starting 2023 right with a rare 2/6 in Wordle: 🟨🟨⬛⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

: Did not finish: Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson. Decided to start 2023 by giving up on this. I …

: Happy New Year! Excited for everything planned this year. 🎉

: Excited for Brandon Sanderson’s secret book release tomorrow. It has been a long time since I’ve …

: I’ve watched this YouTube video of Dani Daortiz a few times over the last week and it continues to …

: Tried off and on to record a screencast demo of something in Micro.blog this afternoon, but the dog …

: It’s been a while since we’ve had an in-person Micro Meetup! Join me and @jean for a …

: We’ve been doing so many little book-related features, it can be hard to keep track. I created …

: Read this post about Barnes & Noble after seeing a couple links to it. No idea if the turnaround …

: Working a little on the next Micro.blog for Mac update. Probably will ship early January. Includes a …

: I don’t agree with everything in this post by M.G. Siegler (found via @rcrackley) but I do …

: Lighting kit for the LEGO Fiat.

: I’m often humming or whistling a song that is stuck in my head, and this morning for some …

: Epilogue 1.5 We released a new version of Epilogue for both iOS and Android. I’m finally getting these …

: Got a new game: The Great American Mail Race. Similar to Ticket to Ride so I knew we’d love it. The …

: Happy holidays! Hope everyone is as healthy as possible and enjoying the weekend. It has been a long …

: Still cold in Austin, and presumably everywhere. We burned through most of our firewood the last …

: Mastodon client Mammoth also running their own server to make sign-up less confusing. Smart idea …

: For the last Core Int of the year, @danielpunkass and I talk about blogging! The latest with …

: The Android version of Epilogue has been lagging behind iOS, so I dusted it off this week and …

: In 2023, I plan to advocate more for client apps to embrace the larger IndieWeb and fediverse. …

: Sad but understandable that the Trail of Lights was cancelled tonight. We had tickets for tonight …

: Pushed another update to the beta Micro.blog iOS app (TestFlight link). Still planning to ship …

: Adding this to the travel list: Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, covered in the New York Times today. …

: Year in books for 2022 The year isn’t quite over yet, but the book I just started reading is going to take more than …

: We’ve written a help article about the differences between Micro.blog and Mastodon. Hope it …

: We’re starting to plan Micro Camp 2023! Jean just posted the dates. 🏕️

: No question Elon has gone way beyond our worst predictions for Twitter, but his “decisions by …

: I agree with @benwerd to stop giving Twitter attention, but as the Micro.blog founder it’s …

: Thinking of folks bailing on Twitter, I spent a little time clicking through old tweets from when I …

: We re-watched all the Harry Potter movies over the last week or so. Thinking about putting a books …

: Twitter blocking links to Mastodon and other networks reminds me of when (10 years ago!) they also …

: Finished reading: Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree. I love fantasy books and I love coffee …

: For years I’ve assumed Twitter won’t last forever, but Elon has really accelerated that …

: We just published episode 541 of Core Intuition. Talking about marketing for Micro.blog, …

: Loish on AI art I haven’t been able to pin down exactly what I don’t like about AI-generated text and …

: Good post from @dave about how blog posts without titles should be handled by feed readers. It seems …

: I’m updating book.micro.blog with Elon’s impact on Twitter. Giving myself until the end …

: Looks like mastodon.technology is officially no more. As part of the shutdown, the instance was …

: Does anyone at this coffee shop not have COVID? Maybe I’m stuck in the pandemic mindset, but …

: I could write about rumored third-party iOS app stores but it would repeat what I’ve blogged …

: Jack Dorsey wrote an interesting post (not a Twitter thread!) about a potential future for social …

: Another clever Micro.blog plug-in from @sod called Bookmarks Shortcode. I’m trying this out …

: Walked to the coffee shop despite likely rain today. Can’t find an umbrella. I bought one in …

: “Everything that we make, we try to make the web a better place.” — Matt Mullenweg in an …

: Lately my job seems to be about making sure Mastodon doesn’t turn into a denial-of-service …

: I made a video to show how Micro.blog and Mastodon work together. Hopefully this helps, but …

: Tested cross-posting from Micro.blog backwards and forwards today with test accounts. Photos, no …

: Doing some database housekeeping this morning. One of our tables to keep track of Mastodon …

: I’ve been trying to walk up to the coffee shop every other day. Mostly quiet out as I headed back …

: This bit from our news blog is probably worth highlighting here too. We’ve improved …

: Still confused about the game Elon is playing with the so-called Twitter Files. I’m not seeing …

: This week’s Core Intuition is up with discussion of the MarsEdit 5 release and ChatGPT. We go long …

: Finished reading: Babel by R. F. Kuang. Fantasy but only just barely, it’s really an alternative …

: Just typed “blogged down” instead of “bogged down” in a message. Blogs on …

: CDN for Micro.blog blogs Micro.blog has always tried to put all the important URLs for your blog at your own domain name if …

: Brittney Griner finally released. Paul Whelan still held. It’s not exactly a fair prisoner …

: MarsEdit 5 is out! Features new Markdown highlighting and quick micropost window. Works great with …

: Feeling pretty chill about the Georgia election. Watching the results with the least stress compared …

: Pushed out a new iOS beta of Micro.blog 3.0 with user search in Discover. Reminder for new folks …

: Got a new feature ready to ship but gonna hold it until tomorrow morning. All the pieces are …

: I’ve renamed and expanded the help page about how Micro.blog works with Mastodon. Includes …

: ChatGPT is a video game. That’s okay, I like video games too! But I’m not going to get …

: Weird dreams last night… I met with Elon Musk and we talked about curation, small developer teams, …

: Set aside some time this morning to improve compatibility between Micro.blog’s bookshelves and …

: The more I watch Home Alone — especially Home Alone 2 — the more I just feel bad for the thieves. …

: For replies, Mastodon only links the username (e.g. just @manton), even for users on other servers. …

: On the latest Core Int, @danielpunkass and I talk about the App Store settlement and then follow up …

: AI is getting too good.

: The 25 Days of omg.lol calendar is so nicely done. Today’s feature is feeds, both RSS and JSON …

: Moving from Mastodon to a new instance or to Micro.blog Mastodon has a feature to move accounts from one instance to another instance. I spent some time …

: John Gruber writing in his link to ooh.directory: Mastodon is — deservedly! — getting a lot of …

: Tripped over myself this morning when deploying a tiny change, breaking a few endpoints in …

: Finished reading: The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson. Mistborn era 2 is a wrap. Really want to …

: Reading the Twitter 2.0 blog post again, I don’t think it says enough to actually be a vision …

: Micro.blog has a mini Goodreads-like feature built in. Why not! I love books and this helps me blog …

: Following Mastodon accounts from Micro.blog almost feels like I’ve re-joined Twitter. …

: Great to see all the posts from folks participating in Microblogvember. I’ve added a new pin …

: Soccer is not my thing but everyone else’s excitement is contagious… Watching the last few …

: This interview with Will Smith on The Daily Show was really good. It goes just deep enough to be …

: If you’re not following the full M.b changes feed, you may not notice the tweaks we’re …

: Thinking about the simple truth in this phrase from @brentsimmons: “the web heals as Twitter …

: Drove by the new Tesla factory in Austin yesterday while coming back from Thanksgiving… The …

: Trying the latest Gluon iOS beta with pinned profiles.

: Good discussion on last week’s ATP about Mastodon, apps, ActivityPub, moderation, and many …

: Jamie Zawinski: Do Not Use Services That Hate The Internet. This is where I say that Micro.blog is …

: Great to see 2 new plug-ins recently available on Micro.blog: “Cards Theme” by …

: Released an updated Micro.blog for macOS today with a few tweaks. More consistent progress …

: Closed.

: Finished reading: The Light of All That Falls by James Islington 📚

: Another photo from our quick coffee stop in Opelousas. Old federal building, unused now, built in …

: Java Square Cafe, in the building for an old bank in Opelousas, LA. ☕️

: Another random railroad, driving over on a misty day in Louisiana. 🚂

: Should’ve done this last week, but just added ⚽️ to the featured emoji menu in Micro.blog on …

: It was nice to mostly take a break yesterday. I know Thanksgiving is just a United States thing, but …

: Pre-turkey Ticket to Ride. 🦃

: For the Thanksgiving edition of Core Intuition, we talked about… Twitter again! Does Elon know what …

: On the road today. Louisiana rest stop. 🐊

: Quick test from MarsEdit 5’s new quick post window, using a global keyboard shortcut. Nice!

: I was joking about this with my family but can’t stop thinking about it… Imagine a …

: Old mailboxes on Burnet Road.

: Nice thread here with holiday movie recommendations… About time to review my top Christmas …

: We started using Cloudfront last week and tonight I nervously signed in to Amazon, realizing I had …

: With the news that Tumblr is planning ActivityPub support, a quick reminder that you can already …

: My morning so far… Low tire pressure light, found a nail in a tire. Dropped the car off to get the …

: Spirited was way better than I expected. Need to watch it again closer to Christmas and see how it …

: Love this post from @jean about everything bagels and… social media! 🙂 To be fair, …

: Love the owl who moved into a tree in our backyard. @traci set up a tripod and moved the Nest …

: We’re embarrassed with the recent Micro.blog server status. I rolled out more improvements …

: Registered for a new test account on Micro.blog to remind myself what the onboarding flow is like. …

: I thought Elon would wait a couple more weeks — until things got boring at Twitter — before letting …

: On our M.b news blog you can see the daily server tweaks as we deal with new load this week. Might …

: An appropriately cold day in Austin. Coffee and server troubleshooting while the rain falls outside. …

: Much of our web traffic is now Mastodon requests as posts are shuttled back and forth from …

: Continuing to fix bugs and tweak servers. If you want the technical summary: those “503” …

: Merrick Garland seems really good at his job. If he says trust Jack Smith to make the call about …

: As traffic increases, we’re experimenting with more caching outside of Micro.blog. Nice to see …

: David Heinemeier Hansson: Whichever the outcome, the world wins. If Musk manages to fix Twitter, …

: Slowly settling into a new routine back in Austin. Walking up to Lamppost Coffee every morning. In …

: Last month we improved the ActivityPub support in Micro.blog and enabled it by default for new …

: We posted a new episode of Core Intuition today with yet more discussion of Twitter and related …

: Reminded today that Brittney Griner has been held in Russia for 9 months and has apparently now been …

: Apologies for some of the recent “503” errors in Micro.blog. We’ve made some …

: I had my doubts about a no-replies timeline, but based on feedback we added a new setting for it …

: Cold weather in Austin. Leftover gumbo. 👍

: Epic vs. Apple continues! Good write-up over at Ars Technica, with quotes from lawyers in the …

: Rewatching last night’s Artemis launch. Amazing. Nice that they have a blog too (via @512px). …

: 2 weeks on the road Last month I flew out to Portland and rented a van from Escape Campervans. The trip started because …

: New 3.0 beta for iOS is out on TestFlight.

: Halfway through November, this month’s Micro.blog challenge continues… Sad to admit …

: Interesting post by @simon@simonwillison.net that Mastodon is just blogs. Except Mastodon’s …

: Excited to jump into reading The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson, released today. Had a dream the …

: I got the test printing of my book. Now I can think about final edits. Too long, still should …

: Great post from @brentsimmons, After Twitter: The internet’s town square should never have been one …

: On the BART for a while.

: Had a conversation last night before the show that I can’t quite get out of my head… …

: Not Frozen, although I’d like to see that too one day… Bono: Stories of Surrender. Incredible show. …

: One of my favorite places in the world: the Walt Disney Family Museum. Checked out the Jungle Book …

: I always have to resist the temptation to compete with every platform. Micro.blog does so much but …

: NetNewsWire with an update on the feature to follow Twitter from within the app: We have no …

: Kind of a bizarre camp location tonight, had my doubts as we were approaching on the road past …

: Experimenting with some new text on our home page, for new folks who are not signed in. We’ll …

: Posted a new message to our internal Basecamp with the title “Twitter implosion …

: Finished reading: Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand 📚

: More details from @vincent on today’s 3.0 beta update. The app is coming along nicely… …

: Rolled out another change I forgot to make with this morning’s Mastodon changes: your …

: Released a new beta of Micro.blog 3.0 for iOS. It’s still early, several things aren’t …

: Walton Lighthouse.

: We do a bunch of ActivityPub work in the background, and last night the queue was over 100,000 …

: Coffee and overnight oats at Cat & Cloud. Great start to the workday. ☕️

: We improved a few things with Mastodon support this week: Added alt text for images to cross-post …

: I was hopeful for Beto until I went to early vote in Texas a couple weeks ago. No wait. No line. No …

: Keeping the news off and planning to go to bed early and check election results in the morning. I …

: ActivityPub is notoriously chatty, and all the new activity has been dragging down some of …

: New Brighton State Beach. Wi-fi at the park, 10 minutes to Verve Coffee… I may never leave.

: A few days ago at Salt Point. After camping, detoured into San Francisco for a day of being a city …

: Noticed some Micro.blog background queueing problems that could’ve significantly delayed a few …

: Election day! If you’re in the US, make a plan to vote today. I’ve been traveling and …

: Avenue of the Giants.

: Somewhere along the Oregon coast yesterday.

: On the latest Core Int, I catch up with Daniel from the road to talk about this week’s Twitter chaos …

: ⬆️ Garden House, at Shore Acres State Park.

: The van at Umpqua Lighthouse State Park.

: Definitely still some quirks in our ActivityPub implementation, which I’ll be smoothing out as …

: Devils Churn.

: Maybe I didn’t pick the perfect time to take a road trip and work even more remotely than …

: My traveling buddy for this road trip.

: Woke up to rain and the wind howling and the notices that Micro.blog had a long outage overnight. …

: Found the ocean. Fort Stephens State Park.

: Cool new service from @vincent for embedding “shoutouts” (could be like ads or other …

: Continuing this vanlife adventure into the northwest, I’m at Coffee Girl in Astoria catching …

: Figured there be some kind of view between Portland and the coast. Stopped about halfway, a nice …

: Multnomah Falls early this morning. A little cold and wet outside, had the place mostly to myself.

: I’m in Oregon and then California for a little while, renting a van from the folks at Escape …

: This is a little silly but I like to remind people this time of year that any microblog posts with …

: Love this: Get Blogging! Concise introduction to blogging, different services, apps, reading blogs, …

: Finished reading: An Echo of Things to Come by James Islington. There is a lot going on in this. …

: I can’t tell how much of the “Elon asks programmers to print out source code” …

: Skimming some tweets about Jack Dorsey, there is a lot of confusion about what Bluesky is. Most …

: We’re doing Microblogvember again! Jean has the details. Basically, a random word each day to help …

: Updated the Micro.blog app for macOS to version 2.6, adding a new option in Discover for finding …

: Of all the new TV shows out this year, Andor is at the top for me. Really good writing and …

: Just published a new Core Int! @danielpunkass and I talk about Elon Musk actually buying Twitter, …

: Dark outside. Early thunderstorm rolling through Austin. Not a precursor of the work day, I hope. ⛈️

: Went to bed shortly after Elon fired Parag and a handful of execs, so I was wondering when I woke up …

: Dear Elon Musk We’re on the eve of the Elon Musk / Twitter deal closing. In his Dear Twitter Advertisers letter, …

: Sounds like the Elon Musk / Twitter deal is now certain. We generally don’t try to capitalize …

: Voted. 🇺🇸

: I missed that it has been 10 years since I stopped posting to @manton on Twitter. Still the right …

: Early voting is underway in Texas. Vote early if you can! We know it’s a long shot but glad to …

: Reading this Gizmodo take (via @dave) on Apple’s in-app purchase rules change makes me wonder …

: Spurs fans now confused after the 3-1 start. I still want to see them make a push for the playoffs …

: Lots of price increases out there… Apple Music: going up. YouTube Premium family plan: going …

: End of the line in Galveston. 🚂

: Core Int 534: Sketch layoffs, native apps vs. web apps, ideas for Sketch staying competitive with …

: Do not cross the red line. 🛳️

: Good morning from somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico. 🛳

: “It strikes me as downright tragic that this decentralized wonder of the world is now largely …

: Experimenting with adding user search to Micro.blog for macOS, in Discover. You can download the …

: This sums up my feelings about Ye acquiring Parler: I have very little problem with fringe …

: Interesting to read that a web version of Day One is progressing. What will happen sooner: Day One …

: I created a little Micro.blog plug-in called simply Meta tags to make it easier to put random …

: Going to be traveling a lot in the next few weeks. Think I need to plot out what I’m going to …

: Another really nice theme for Micro.blog from @amit: Anatole.

: Being against the death penalty means we have to be okay with even a mass murderer getting life in …

: Spent the afternoon finishing a rough print layout pass for the book and submitting it to …

: Browsing photos on Micro.blog is one of my favorite things. Crazy to think that the first beta of …

: Out of the house this morning for errands, a break for a little while at Epoch Coffee on Anderson …

: I believe Beto can win. Will he? No idea. As always it’s about turnout. For the first time, all of …

: Posted a new Core Intuition with thoughts on finishing up my book and @danielpunkass’s new …

: Our Nest thermostat thinks it’s sooo much smarter than me. Didn’t expect to lose control …

: Watched some of the final January 6th committee hearing at lunch and then got bogged down catching …

: Some of the Micro.blog pins are special and only appear when they’ve been unlocked. …

: Final prep for the 24-hour photo challenge. Starts at noon central time today. Easy to …

: SendGrid SMS verification codes make me laugh. Everyone uses 6 digits, but they use 7 for some …

: Finished reading: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Incredible. 📚

: Nice update to Mimi Uploader for Micro.blog: You can now write alt text for any image in Recent …

: Looking forward to tomorrow’s 24-hour photo challenge. As a community we last did this 2 years …

: U2 will probably always remain my favorite band… Old favorites stick with us forever. But …

: Continuing to fine-tune our Mastodon integration, but should be running more smoothly. My biggest …

: From this morning, coffee at Stinson’s. Looking at this photo, the text almost looks like a digital …

: Making some careless mistakes today. Wrapping up another bug fix and then going to step away from …

: Love seeing a new post from Doug Bowman pop up in my feed reader after… 8 years! My feed …

: Working through some bugs from the improved ActivityPub rollout yesterday… There are always …

: Spurs hold practice in Uvalde: The Spurs then literally lifted the community, raising toddlers on …

: Today we published a new Extra Intuition, our special podcast for Core Intuition members. This one …

: Big improvements to ActivityPub on Micro.blog Can’t believe it, but it has been nearly 4 years since we added ActivityPub support to Micro.blog. …

: Recorded a new episode of Timetable this morning to give an update on a few things. Not sure why it …

: “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total …

: Tonight’s House of the Dragon had some great scenes. Favorite shows on TV right now: Central Park, …

: Playing around with Calibre today for the first time. Mostly happy with using Ulysses and exporting …

: Polishing up some big changes for a somewhat neglected part of Micro.blog, shipping tomorrow. Feels …

: I’ll be the first to admit that my book would be better if a real journalist wrote it. I …

: Finished reading: The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington. Great start to this trilogy. Hit …

: Thinking recently about how Twitter could never find the right leadership. Jack Dorsey regrets that …

: Love reading about folks on Micro.blog who are going to participate in NaNoWriNo next month. It’s a …

: We just posted a new Core Int. Daniel gives an update on MarsEdit 5 progress, we talk major vs. …

: For bloggers who don’t want to be easily found by Google, I updated the No robots plug-in …

: A bunch of people have signed up for next week’s Day in the Life photo challenge, but it would …

: These are really good.

: Hello there. Looking right at ya. 🦌

: Straightforward advice from @benwerd: You should blog. Yes, you. It's really easy to get started. …

: Not an earth-shattering new feature, but I’ve been plugging holes in our books API and book …

: Looks like the Elon Musk / Twitter deal is back on. After so much uncertainty, to be back at this …

: ☕️ Iced coffee time.

: Walked up to the coffee shop to work today. It’s bulky item pickup day in our neighborhood. Felt a …

: This talk by Molly White called Blockchain Solutionism is excellent, given at UT Austin last month. …

: Finished updating book.micro.blog with the latest draft improvements. I’m going to package …

: My book is about 70 short chapters, and to keep track of editing I made a spreadsheet long ago with …

: Spurs first preseason game isn’t going great, but still hoping for a fun season. Either this team is …

: Acrobat Pro subscriptions going from $25/month to $30/month. I hate to complain about subscriptions, …

: The secret to getting feature requests immediately implemented in Micro.blog is to send them to be 5 …

: Skylight.

: I was on the road, so missed the Beto/Abbott debate. Catching up with some of the video clips and …

: Apple downgraded my iPhone trade-in from $300 back, to $75. Guess they noticed the tiny little …

: NBA pre-season starts today! Glad to see NBA League Pass cut their yearly price in half, but still …

: I often curl a URL and then pipe it to open in BBEdit. Great for looking at RSS feeds. I’ve …

: MarsEdit updated today with a preference for showing the title field, plus other fixes.

: Time for our next photo challenge! Coming up next month: A Day in the Life of Micro.blog 2022. Check …

: We posted this week’s Core Intuition, mostly about Meridian! @danielpunkass also gives me …

: Attaching multiple photos in M.b Today we’re rolling out better support for attaching multiple photos to a post in Micro.blog …

: My most productive work time may be between summer and the winter slowdown for the holidays. Getting …

: NSDrinking is tonight on Zoom, 8pm central time. Looking forward to it because it has been a while …

: Got my flu shot. 💉

: Whenever I glance at our server logs, I’m annoyed that so many requests are trying to exploit …

: “Don’t you want to be alive before you die?” Reading All the Light We Cannot See. No spoilers, I’m …

: Finished reading: The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss. Not what I expected, but a …

: New feature! When adding feeds, you can now set posts to import to a blog instead of just showing up …

: Gregg Popovich: “Nobody here should go to Vegas with the thought of betting on us to win the …

: We’ve merged all the 3.0 beta changes into Micro.blog for Android too and shipped it as …

: Almost shockingly cool this morning in Austin. 60°! Took the dog for a short walk. Settling in to …

: Introducing Meridian Over the summer, Jon Hays and I started working on a new project to build a places database that can …

: If you use Obsidian, check out what @otaviocc has been doing with Micro.publish, a plug-in to …

: Over the weekend we made a bunch of little refinements to Micro.blog on the web. Here’s a …

: About to queue up the latest House of the Dragon. I’m skeptical that they are taking the star of the …

: Andor episode 3 was great. Worth the kind of slow build up to get there. Also really enjoying Rings …

: Love the small empire of social web-y tools @neatnik is building over on omg.lol. Keeping an eye on …

: MetroRail near the MLK station a couple days ago.

: Rolled out a couple improvements to the Posts page in Micro.blog on the web for phones, as well as …

: Shipped a couple updates to Epilogue for iOS in the last week. I’m using this app every day …

: New Core Intuition! We talk about @danielpunkass getting detoured into working on FastScripts, and …

: Hadestown was great. Wait for Me is a new favorite.

: Sunset at UT.

: Houndstooth on MLK. ☕️

: Waterloo Park with the capitol mirrored in windows.

: Great new Micro.blog plug-in from @sod: Search Space! In beta, but I installed it already on my blog …

: If you’re on the Micro.blog for Android beta, check out version 1.2 which adds improvements …

: Finished reading: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. Wonderful characters. Starts kind of all over …

: My book reading has been a little random lately, bouncing between a few novels based on mood and …

: Congrats to @RogueAmoeba on 20 years. Love the old screenshot. Aqua! Drawers!

: Spotify continues their push into audio with audiobooks… I don’t love Spotify trying to …

: Introducing the Micro.blog Family plan Today we rolled out a new subscription option: Micro.blog Family, designed for up to 5 people with …

: A couple nights ago at Kelly Reeves.

: Apple has got to dial down the paste warning alert in iOS 16. It’s pretty disruptive when …

: If you’re on the Micro.blog 3.0 beta for iOS, we’ve pushed out another update with …

: Congrats to the Vegas Aces. Great WNBA playoffs this year. So happy for Becky Hammon too. We miss …

: Possible solutions to realizing my passport has expired… Set a reminder every 10 years? Travel …

: Dave Winer marks the 20th anniversary of finalizing RSS 2.0: It was low-key, I was fully expecting …

: After a day, really liking the iPhone 14 Pro. Enjoying the slightly larger screen, too, and I even …

: Mueller Lake Park. I like the reflection of the clouds in the water.

: The feeds page in Micro.blog has been bugging me for a while, so finally did a minor redesign to …

: We’ve updated our community guidelines to include a more formal policy around cleaning up …

: I like these slides from a talk by @ton about enabling more IndieWeb features in WordPress… …

: Excited for game 3 of the WNBA finals tonight. Honestly I think it’s going to be a sweep, but if it …

: I’m confused by this GOP strategy to bus or fly people to the northeast: …roughly 150 migrants in …

: Reminder that if you want to know the day to day (often boring!) updates to Micro.blog, the changes …

: If you’re noticing timeline delays, I broke something with a fix earlier… Should be …

: Figma acquired by Adobe for 💰. Figma is such a compelling product. Also a better name than Adobe XD. …

: Needless ratings I’ve noticed this trend Jason Fried blogs about too, and I’m tired of it… We …

: After working at a coffee shop downtown, took a break to read by the trail. Finished reading: Mr. …

: Audible: “Next credit arrives on Sep 13, 2022”. Checking today’s date. Reload …

: Early beta of Micro.blog 3.0 for iOS Today we’re excited to announce an early preview of Micro.blog 3.0 for iOS. We are rebuilding …

: We are putting the final touches on the first beta of Micro.blog 3.0 for iOS. Really happy with the …

: Updating to iOS 16 on my phone. I’ve had the beta on my iPad all summer, but wasn’t …

: I will never get used to the idea that Apple has to approve beta releases of our apps.

: We posted our Apple event reactions on @coreint over the weekend. Check out episode 528 for thoughts …

: Reshuffled my Libby holds queue with new books. Also, wasn’t sure I was going to stick with …

: Happy Sunday! I rolled out a nice upgrade to the “Edit CSS” button in Micro.blog this …

: Finished reading: Locklands by Robert Jackson Bennett. Impressed with the way each book in the …

: Did not finish: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I started reading this when …

: I’ve gone all-in using the upcoming Micro.blog for iOS beta on my phone. It has been a great …

: Dreamt that 37signals hired me to integrate Hey and Wordle. In this dream world, 37signals had a …

: The Killers at Moody Center.

: Couldn’t sleep, so I was already up super early this morning and decided to order the iPhone …

: Forgot to clear my schedule after getting the updated COVID booster yesterday, so a little surprised …

: Train tracks at east 6th.

: Even what seems constant eventually changes. Queen Elizabeth had an extraordinary life. Thinking …

: Reflecting a bit more on yesterday’s Apple event, I think I will upgrade to the iPhone 14 Pro. …

: Really clever what they’re doing with the so-called Dynamic Island on the new iPhone.

: Impressed with Apple’s Emergency SOS via satellite. I don’t love that it will eventually …

: Pretty solid updates to Apple Watch. I’m not really in the market to upgrade yet, but maybe …

: Saw the subtitled version of Totoro last night at Alamo Drafthouse. Such a pure movie, suitable for …

: We’re working toward an early beta of the next Micro.blog for iOS. It’s really fun to …

: This week’s guest on Micro Monday is @vincent! These episodes are fun because it’s like …

: We’ve updated Epilogue for Android, catching up with the features released for iOS. The old …

: Game 3 of Vegas/Seattle WNBA semifinals was so good today. Wish I had been watching more of these …

: Attempting to make my iPhone less frustratingly secure, I’ve tweaked some of the passcode …

: Watching the locations/venues session video from IndieWebCamp Berlin. I wasn’t able to …

: Went to see Bullet Train for Alamo’s $3 cinema day. Really good. 🍿

: Artemis launch scrubbed again. Disappointing, but we’ve waited decades to get back to the …

: I had my doubts as Rings of Power started, but they won me over by the end of the first 2 episodes. …

: Micro.blog for Android has been updated to version 1.1! Dark mode and other improvements. 🤖

: Finished reading: Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett 📚

: I checked out Irie Bean Coffee for the first time and… people smoking cigarettes on the patio? …

: Feeling nostalgic driving through south Austin today. 30+ years ago, walking along Riverside to …

: Austin from the other side of Longhorn Dam.

: Scheduled my updated variant booster for next week. Now extra paranoid that I’ll get COVID …

: We’ve been playing Root more. It took about 4 play-throughs and watching multiple how-to videos to …

: Feel like our companion app Epilogue has matured quite a bit. Started as a fun experiment, now one …

: When I was first working on the Micro.blog prototype, I was so worried that someone would launch a …

: September already? For today’s episode of Core Intuition, we talk about next week’s …

: Dusting off Android Studio. Upgraded a few things. The quality of the Android build tools is like …

: Epilogue 1.4 for iOS is now available on the App Store. Check out the blog post on the Epilogue …

: Sounds like the Omicron variant booster could be available as soon as next week. I’m planning …

: Sneak peek screenshot from @vincent of the next major update to Micro.blog for iOS. We’ll be …

: The beta of Epilogue 1.4 with the new reading goals feature is out for iOS. Will probably ship it to …

: I’ve been working upstairs lately for a change of pace. Listening to the rain today. 🌧

: As posted to news.micro.blog, I updated our API to keep track of reading goals. This was the last …

: Our app Epilogue is the little happy place I go when I need to work on something fun and simple. But …

: Sad to read that Ralph Eggleston has passed away at 56. In the animation world, feels like many of …

: New game, Root. One of the most complicated board games to get started with because every player’s …

: Deer out exploring after last night’s rain. The grass is starting to look green again.

: Skimming ⬛⬛⬛ through ⬛⬛⬛⬛ the ⬛⬛ Mar-a-Lago ⬛⬛⬛ affidavit. 🇺🇸

: Disappointed to see Moderna sue over mRNA. Maybe companies that get funding from taxpayers should …

: Finished reading: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett. Looking forward to the rest of the trilogy. …

: On this week’s Core Intuition, @danielpunkass and I talk about our busy summer, trying to …

: I’ve been using Hey for about a year, and recently was able to finish consolidating all of my …

: DART tracks at DFW.

: The icon for our app Epilogue has bugged me since I whipped it together for version 1.0. I should …

: I thought I was following Beto pretty closely, but didn’t realize he was working on a book, …

: New version of Epilogue! From @news: Epilogue 1.3 for iOS has been released in the App Store! This …

: I’m on today’s Really Simple Stories podcast with @martinfeld! This was a fun episode to …

: I continue to think that my devices are now too secure. Face ID shouldn’t freak out multiple …

: Did not finish: The Ruins by Scott Smith. Listened to the first part of this on audiobook with …

: Really strong first episode of House of the Dragon. When it was over, I was thinking “this is …

: Lunch at Fort Brewery in Fort Worth. 🍺

: Finished reading: The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss 📚

: Rolled out a change in Micro.blog on the web to manage your own posts with a more compact view. …

: Annoyed that Tumblr appears to have changed their posts export format, breaking compatibility with …

: Adding the Artemis launch window to my calendar. August 29th. We just finished watching all 3 …

: Seems like I’ve been in and out for 2 weeks, both vacation and unexpected travel. Even though …

: Raining over downtown Austin, from Mopac.

: St. Peter’s in Bordelonville, LA.

: Changed my profile photo to a shot from Disneyland last week. Cropped funny but I like it anyway. …

: UK approves Moderna variant booster. Hope we get this in the US in the fall. Many people will have …

: Forgot to link last week to @coreint because I was traveling. On episode 525, @danielpunkass and I …

: Vacation over, time to get back into the routine with work. Moved the Disneyland app off my home …

: Gas is really expensive in California. But at least we got this cool total. 12345!

: Great few days in San Diego, then drove up for a quick 24 hours at Disneyland. Dinner last night at …

: Deployed a server tweak that may improve some of the flakiness today. Now back to vacation mode with …

: Moving an old WordPress site over to Micro.blog. It’s weird that in 2022 there’s no …

: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

: Love the glasses at James Coffee Co. ☕️

: San Diego model train museum. So many landscapes. Some really nice bridges and little details …

: Landing in San Diego.

: Finished reading: Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson. There is a lot going on in this. So many …

: Stopped in Corsicana for a coffee and world-famous fruitcake to go. I don’t even love fruitcake, but …

: We released a new episode of @coreint today, with more discussion about Blinksale and subscription …

: We released a new beta of Epilogue for iOS. You can now tap and hold on a book cover in Discover to …

: Today’s Micro Monday episode features @aa! Just finished listening to this in the car this …

: We’ve continued to tweak the new profile popup so that it’s more usable. Faster, …

: MarsEdit 4.6 was released today with some nice improvements for Micro.blog! Automatically …

: Wrapping up another quick trip to Denton. Breakfast earlier at Avoca Coffee. ☕️

: We published a new Core Intuition today talking about @danielpunkass’s plans for MarsEdit 5, …

: Caught up on support email. I had started to lag behind again. Still really happy with the way Help …

: Good feedback on the web profile popup we rolled out yesterday. Thanks everyone! We fixed a couple …

: New web feature that @vincent has been working on, via the news blog: Hover the mouse over …

: Rolled out some bug fixes to the Mac version of Micro.blog this week. “Check for …

: This week’s special guest on Micro Monday is @val! She talks with @jean about moving to …

: Finally starting the Malazan series. I’m reading on Kindle Unlimited which includes the Audible …

: Finished reading: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow 📚

: If you missed it over the weekend, I created a new plug-in that changes your home page to just be …

: Micro.blog 1.0.1 for Android We have a bug fix update today for folks on Android! @vincent actually finished this version months …

: Finished reading: My Neighbor Totoro by Tsugiko Kubo. A short book, for kids or Miyazaki fans. Adds …

: Just discovered The Wandering Inn, an epic 7-book (and counting) fantasy series that the author …

: Posted Core Intuition last night. We start with a discussion about the latest ownership change for …

: Hello, photo bloggers! I created a new plug-in that replaces your home page with a grid of photos …

: New t-shirt.

: Working while the car gets an oil change and other service, outside at the dealer’s covered …

: We like huge flags in Texas.

: We’re working on a new version of Epilogue with a Discover tab, to show a grid of book covers …

: Chuy’s patio. 🍸

: Casey Newton has a write-up about BeReal. I remain perplexed about this app. It’s fascinating, …

: I stopped posting to Instagram over 5 years ago. “My good opinion once lost is lost …

: Om Malik: Instagram’s transformation into QVC is now complete and absolute. Instagram is dead — or …

: This week’s Micro Monday podcast features special guess @fabio: We chat quite a bit on the …

: Out walking yesterday. Can’t remember if this was before, during, or after it was too hot.

: I can’t believe in 2022 I’m installing make from source. What is happening. …

: I’ve been using MySQL for what must be 20+ years now. In that time, it doesn’t seem to …

: Finished reading: From the River to the Sea by John Sedgwick 📚

: Morning coffee. Updating a README. Catching up on email. Hope everyone out there in internet land is …

: Running out of room on my laptop for big stickers, so I cut this Gowalla sticker to fit on the …

: Daniel and I are back this week talking about Twitter, Elon Musk, how the deal is so disruptive, and …

: Had fun brainstorming a new project with @cheesemaker this week. We have a domain name and other …

: I got the new print of my 30 Days book with updated layout. I could still tweak it but I’m calling …

: Haven’t been paying close attention to Medium lately. Curious if we’ll see any changes from their …

: First time back to Red Horn in a year. ☕️

: Old ranch right next to a brand new office building. This guy’s probably wondering why his space is …

: Having that moment when seeing a doctor for non-COVID symptoms but the waiting room is so crowded …

: This week on Micro Monday… It’s me again! @jean and I review some of the recent …

: Wind turbine blades going up I-35.

: George R. R. Martin blogs about Winds of Winter: What I have noticed more and more of late, …

: Reading about how few guns Japan has and even fewer deaths. Obviously a different country and …

: A cute Little Free Library at the Blue Bell factory in Brenham from a couple weeks ago.

: What would Panic do? On the latest episode of Core Intuition, @danielpunkass and I talk about the …

: Experimenting with OpenStreetMap. Added a new place that was missing. Thinking about how we could …

: I tweaked the margins and layout of my book 30 Days, submitting another print order. If it looks …

: First time at Cosmic Coffee, in south Austin after selling a car at Carvana. Great outdoor space. ☕️

: Finished reading: The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd 📚

: This week’s Micro Monday features @cliffordbeshers! He talks with @jean about posting photos …

: Importing check-ins from Ohai I’ve used a few apps over the years for location check-ins. Gowalla, Foursquare, and Ohai, which was …

: Helping @cheesemaker test early game builds on Playdate. First crash. So fun to see games come to …

: Quiet morning at the start of the July 4th weekend. Took some of the downtime to wrap up an update …

: I wonder if the way Apple forces developers to agree to updated terms of service is actually legal. …

: Did not finish: Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey. I’ve been reading some older fantasy books …

: Finished reading: Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay. It had been years since I read any books by Kay. …

: I extracted the design I use on manton.org into a new Micro.blog theme called Alpine. It’s …

: “I am very aware that the original concept must do something worthwhile creatively or all the hard …

: After I made the Font Awesome plug-in, I recorded a video about using it, including how Micro.blog …

: Mission: Impossible 1-6 Last week we re-watched all the Mission: Impossible movies. 4, 5, 6, then 1, 2, 3. I think 4 is my …

: Spurs trade Dejounte to the Hawks. Starting to wonder if they know what they’re doing. At some point …

: Upgraded a server this morning, hoping to get to the bottom of some flakiness. The load balancer …

: This hearing with Cassidy Hutchinson is extraordinary. Someone very close to Mark Meadows and the …

: I made a Micro.blog plug-in that loads Font Awesome in your blog, so it’s easier to add icons …

: There’s another new episode of Micro Monday, this week featuring @annahavron! She talks with …

: Had some fun with Micro.blog themes and created a new one for those “link in bio”-style …

: Brenham courthouse from yesterday’s short road trip. Built in 1939. Would be fun to visit all 254 …

: Interesting case about eminent domain for a high-speed train between Dallas and Houston. I …

: Published episode 519 of @coreint. We talk more about MarsEdit moving to the new web view, balancing …

: Crossing the Brazos River where San Felipe de Austin was located in the 1820s, part of Stephen F. …

: Micro.blog plug-ins can have a settings screen to change config parameters. I’ve added a new …

: A powerful statement from the dissent: The majority has overruled Roe and Casey for one and only …

: Excited to demo a new multiple-post, batch find and replace feature in Micro.blog we added this …

: When I’m frustrated about something I can’t directly control, I’ve learned that …

: Tokaido at Vigilante Gastropub & Games.

: The January 6th hearings are pretty serious stuff, so I love today’s break to lighten the mood …

: A little surprised that it took them this long to build Twitter Notes. Not a good replacement for a …

: Great behind-the-scenes post about building the “Bubble Up” feature in Hey email.

: You may have noticed that we added a new status bubble to Micro.blog on the web. Makes it easier to …

: Whipped up a little plug-in to make it easier to disable search engine indexing via robots.txt.

: As today’s January 6th hearing went on I became more and more glued to it. Can only imagine what …

: Of course I have today’s hearing on in the background while I work. Rusty Bowers is a really …

: Congrats @ccgus on 20 years of Flying Meat. I like the idea of marking anniversaries by when the …

: Micro Monday is back! Today’s podcast episode features @sod.

: Stage Manager compatibility without precedent I’ve been thinking about why Apple’s decision to restrict Stage Manager on iPad to M1-based devices …

: Got a hardcover of The Lies of Locke Lamora, which I had only read in e-book before. Want to re-read …

: We rewatched Jurassic Park 1, 2, and World over the last few days, then went to see Jurassic World …

: The story of Juneteenth is fascinating. I’ll admit that growing up in Texas, I didn’t …

: Coffee shop photos template I take a lot of photos at coffee shops. For some reason this morning I thought it would be fun to …

: We posted episode 518 of Core Intuition. Hints about MarsEdit 5, more new WebKit, old frameworks, …

: Playdate has arrived! 🕹

: Me: “Yes, do that little thing.” Traci: “Do you realize how much you quote Meet Me in St. …

: Got an email from Medium: “Your audience is growing. You have 1 new follower.” I’m …

: Made some tweaks to my check-ins site manton.coffee this week. Also imported my 2020 check-ins. …

: Great update to Mimi Uploader from @samgrover: Recent Uploads used to show only the uploads you …

: Watched the 4-part CNN series on Watergate this week. I always think I know about Watergate, but …

: Finished reading: Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas by Stephen Harrigan. Excellent. Took me a …

: Watching the hearings. We disagree on a lot, but it’s reassuring when members of the GOP do …

: We’re discussing tweaks to Micro.blog Teams to make it more useful. Nice to review our plans …

: Updated my profile photo for the first time in forever. The old shot was from a cruise we took about …

: West Oak Coffee Bar from over the weekend in Denton. ☕️

: 100° here all week. Nice article at CNN about wind and solar in Texas powering almost 40% of daily …

: I thought the Warriors/Celtics series would go to 7 games and I still think that. Gonna be tough, …

: UNT campus.

: Murals outside Aura Coffee. Protect kids not guns. ☕️

: “If you love books enough, books will love you back.” — Jo Walton

: d20 Tavern in Denton. Such a great idea. Tons of games and 20 beers on tap, so you can roll a d20 to …

: When I added compatibility with Mastodon in Micro.blog, I required custom domain names because I …

: So excited about this that I’m even linking to Twitter. Scott Lynch working on Gentlemen Bastards …

: Better change log for Micro.blog features and fixes We’ve come up with a new way to document changes to Micro.blog. In the past, we usually only …

: This article in the New York Times about the Great Salt Lake was really eye-opening. I noticed the …

: Upgraded one of the Micro.blog servers today. Shouldn’t be super noticeable, just a little bit …

: The live The Talk Show from this year’s WWDC is up. Sorry to miss this in person, but the 4K …

: Watched the first of the January 6th hearings. It is still stunning that this day actually happened, …

: I still play Wordle every day. Posting this one because guess 4 is interesting to me… Correct …

: There’s a new episode of Core Int out with our first thoughts on WWDC 2022. What is the future …

: Micro.blog will now keep track of previous versions of a blog post when it’s saved. It will …

: Finished reading: Enchanters' End Game by David Eddings 📚

: Watched a few WWDC sessions this morning. Good stuff, but nothing I can really use right now. Think …

: Installed the iPadOS 16 beta only to discover that Stage Manager doesn’t work with the latest …

: I don’t buy that many print books anymore. Decided to splurge on this copy of Mistborn. This quick …

: Didn’t see a whole lot at WWDC that will directly impact Micro.blog, but want to test out …

: I’ve added a special Micro.blog pin if you mention “WWDC” in a microblog post …

: This is a cool Shortcut from @ezellwrites for taking text from a book and sharing it as a quote to …

: WWDC day! Unrelated but kind of related, I downgraded Apple One family plan to just iCloud+. Going …

: According to our status page, we had 100% uptime in May for blogs hosted on Micro.blog. This is the …

: Updated Micro.blog for Mac to version 2.5.1 today with a few bug fixes. Micro.blog now does a better …

: WWDC is next week. On this week’s Core Intuition, we talk about what Apple is doing leading up …

: Lunch yesterday. I usually keep a mask in my pocket wherever I go, but forgot it for some reason and …

: For the last couple weekends we’ve been updating our bathrooms. New cabinets, sink, mirrors. Our …

: Looking forward to Celtics/Warriors game 1 tonight. Love that Derrick White is in the finals! Still …

: Fixed a handful of bugs this morning, little things that no one notices and bigger things like push …

: Micro.blog 2.5 for Mac with replies, bookshelves We shipped version 2.5 of Micro.blog for macOS today. I had originally intended to just add a new …

: Catching up on more fallout from the duplicate posts bug last week. The good news is the bug is …

: On the latest Core Intuition, @danielpunkass and I remember that we’re actually programmers …

: Finished reading: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Brilliant. I loved this. 📚

: Planning to release the next version of Micro.blog for Mac in a couple days. It adds reply editing …

: These few sentences from Nick Heer at Pixel Envy are probably the best and most concise wrap-up of …

: I was going to write a longer technical post, but instead here’s the bug summary from last …

: Folks seeing duplicate posts in the timeline, usually after editing a post quickly: I finally got to …

: Driving to the coffee shop to work this morning, noticed I had a full tank of gas and briefly …

: Fixing some issues that could add duplicate posts in the timeline that some folks have run into this …

: Congrats to @conradstoll on Grocery 3.0! The app keeps getting better. Nice review over at …

: I’ve mostly backed off political blogging, instead channeling my frustrating into work to make …

: Up early Tuesday, lots going on today… But can’t shake the feeling that it’s …

: Car battery died while I left my trunk open waiting for an IKEA pickup. Feels awkward to ask …

: If anyone wants to play along with the in-progress books support in Micro.blog for Mac, you can grab …

: I still really like Objective-C and AppKit. I can think of a lot of improvements to make, but …

: Trying to get back into the photo challenge after missing a bunch of days. Today’s word is beverage. …

: When I’m in a coding rut I find it really helpful to work on something fun and different for a …

: Much has been written about the deteriorating Music.app experience. The new UI never really clicked …

: On the latest @coreint, we talk WWDC and then react to a recent 37signals podcast about selling the …

: Bike and outliners with M.b Blogging and outlining share a long history together. Userland’s Clay Basket could create a full …

: Try hard. ☕️

: This is cool! @sod has created a page that when clicked will take you to a random photo in the …

: We have a new public beta of Micro.blog for Android with a couple bug fixes. Here’s a link if …

: Expect I’ve unlocked my phone approaching 100,000 times since the first iPhone. Attempts to …

: For the last few weeks we’ve been reworking how Micro.blog subscriptions are upgraded. I just …

: Avoca Coffee in Denton. ☕️

: Posted episode 513 of @coreint. We talk about whether we got accepted to the WWDC special event at …

: Safari back button shortcut Sometime recently, Safari’s back button keyboard shortcut ⌘← stopped working. I’ve …

: Last month we quietly added some better server monitoring to catch problems on hosted blogs. Happy …

: Wondering if I should be concerned that I haven’t received any truly negative feedback about …

: This is the last week to order Indie Microblogging in e-book or print editions. I know I’ve …

: Good morning! Busy day but first a little work and coffee. ☕️

: Driving through our old neighborhood, a lot has changed in the 20 years since we lived there, but …

: “A day, a week, a month, a year. Every second brings me here.” — Arcade Fire 🎶

: I submitted a request for WWDC’s in-person day, but now I’m much less interested in …

: The most surprising thing about enabling email newsletters for my blog is that I enjoy getting a …

: We posted episode 512 of Core Intuition tonight. WWDC event thoughts and more.

: Not a silhouette, but the only photo I took today that reminds me of one. Kind of the opposite.

: Nice update coming soon to Mimi Uploader, a batch photo uploader for iOS. The next version will show …

: Almost a week into the May photo challenge. I love the photos grid on the web. (Also now looks good …

: Herbs and flowers in the earth, for day 5 of the photo challenge. Happy Cinco de Mayo! This is from …

: The extra time the 1Password folks worked on version 8 seems to have paid off. I upgraded and the …

: Day 3 of the photo challenge is experimental… Didn’t have a good idea for the photo until I was …

: Photo challenge, day 2. I bought this camera last year thinking it would be worth it for the zoom, …

: Last month was difficult in ways I haven’t blogged about yet. Needed a break, so loaded up the kayak …

: On our Plans page we have $5, $10, and $20 options. I kind of want to put a “our most popular …

: Love seeing all the photos for the May photo challenge. I’m hoping to finally get the 30-day …

: Late this week but hopefully worth the wait… Core Intuition 511 about Elon Musk and Twitter! …

: The photo challenge is underway! Day 1, switch.

: Love seeing completely different themes on Micro.blog, like the design for micro.alexezell.com by …

: About a month ago, we rolled out a change that made microblog posts much faster to appear in the …

: If you’re new to Micro.blog, make sure to check out the third-party apps if the official …

: If you’re using Micro.blog bookmarks, check out this Shortcut for iOS and macOS from …

: Achievement unlocked? No idea where the key is to this old lock and the trick with leveraging the …

: It’s cool to see people reading the microblogging book. Reminder that we’re going to …

: Email response time in Help Scout for the last couple of months. Average about 14 hours. Could be …

: Morning everyone. Coffee and work outside at Cenote. ☕️

: I expect Twitter to pause anything new during this limbo period between the Twitter board accepting …

: Updated Micro.blog for macOS with a couple bug fixes today, including a fix from @otaviocc for Day …

: Lunch earlier at Torchy’s. Hadn’t been there in a while, nice to see some menu tweaks like fresh …

: We love welcoming new people to Micro.blog. Thanks for giving it a try if you’re new! Mastodon …

: Last night had a dream that was too bizarre and timely not to share… In it, I met Eugen …

: Mostly running errands this morning as the Elon Musk + Twitter news was breaking. Watched the rain …

: Hello new folks joining Micro.blog! 👋 From @kimberlyhirsh: Everybody on Twitter wants to know where …

: Still disappointed that the Spurs didn’t make the playoffs, but I guess I have to begrudgingly …

: Walking around Barton Springs for the first time in a while. Kind of shocked to see Shady Grove …

: Barton Creek.

: Just realized I didn’t show the Bookshelves pin in the demo video about books on Micro.blog. I knew …

: In my demo video yesterday, I used the Scribe theme by @ChrisHannah. Looks really nice with the book …

: Raining a little this morning. Coffee at Lazarus. ☕️

: I know it’s not always clear how all of Micro.blog’s book features fit together, so I …

: Bouldin Creek Cafe. ☕️

: When a company gets too big, they inevitably forget why they exist. Not even the greatest, …

: Needed to be in Georgetown for a band UIL concert this afternoon, so had a long lunch sitting …

: If you’re not on Micro.blog Premium, you might not know that Micro.blog has a read-later …

: The photo challenge is back! Starts May 1st.

: On this week’s Core Int, @danielpunkass and I follow up on SwiftUI button sizing, cross-platform …

: Micro.blog mobile and tablet redesign Today we launched a design update for the Micro.blog web interface. Vincent has been working on this …

: Thunderbird Coffee. Kind of cold outside this morning. ☕️

: Waterloo Park.

: Listening to Bruce Springsteen’s Thunder Road. One of my favorite live recordings, pops up on …

: Lots of work to do this morning. Trying to start the week right with coffee and breakfast tacos. ☕️

: Core Int 509: we talk about Setapp’s reaction to the war in Ukraine, how Setapp is going in …

: Now that I’m tracking all of my book reading in Micro.blog, I cleared out my “currently …

: All caught up on support email this morning, mostly updating orders for the book. Also, there should …

: Finished reading: Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings. When I started this series, I thought it was …

: Can’t believe we’re already getting peaches on the new tree. Only planted it a few weeks ago and …

: Book pre-orders email I sent the following email to anyone who was early to pre-order the book Indie Microblogging. My …

: I’ve been making small edits to book.micro.blog over the last couple of weeks. Not as much …

: My initial take on the Elon Musk buyout offer: the web is better when it is more distributed, with …

: “There will be distractions ahead” — Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, last week

: Spurs didn’t quite have enough to recover after early foul trouble and missed shots. Great run in …

: Added a new pin for the Micro.blog bookshelves feature! When you add a book to a bookshelf, …

: Walking through the capitol grounds after an appointment downtown this morning.

: We’ve updated Epilogue for Android to version 1.1 with the new React Native-based code to …

: Spurs vs. Mavs, last game of the regular season. 🏀

: On the road today, stopped at Pinewood Coffee in Waco. Nice outside courtyard space. ☕️

: Finished a bunch of work this morning, now taking some time to get into the 2nd book of The …

: Epilogue for iOS has been updated with a couple improvements and bug fixes. I’m also going to …

: We just posted a new episode of Extra Intuition, our special podcast for @coreint members: Daniel …

: When at home I’ll eat a quick lunch in front of the TV. Make lunch, turn on CNN. It’s a …

: On this week’s Core Intuition, we talk all about the WWDC announcement. Because of course we do! …

: Twitter announces more Bluesky details: Starting as a centralized platform, Twitter can take steps …

: If anyone’s curious how I made my Wordle page, I copied my puzzles from where I had shared …

: On a whim, created a web page on my blog with a grid of all my Wordle puzzles for March. Kind of a …

: Spurs over the Nuggets, one of my favorite wins of the season. They’re playing great at the right …

: Finished reading: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh 📚

: Finished reading: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles 📚

: As Micro.blog hosting has improved, I’ve thought our $5/month plan compares favorably with …

: Bluebonnets around the neighborhood.

: On this week’s episode of Core Intuition, we talk about crosswords, @danielpunkass’s calendar …

: No April Fools jokes from me today, just bug fixes. Deployed a server fix for conversations in …

: Always love “going indie” posts. John Siracusa: By 2022, I had returned to thinking not …

: Congrats to @RogueAmoeba on the release of Audio Hijack 4! Really big update. Their blog post has …

: I think it was @amit who suggested something like this change at Micro Camp earlier this month, on …

: Deployed a bunch of server changes today. Some behind-the-scenes stuff that @vincent has been …

: I’ve been reading a lot of e-books and audiobooks, so wanted to pick up something new in print. Just …

: Improved several things in the Bookshelves section of Micro.blog on the web. More consistent …

: Austin has come alive in the last week with blooming red buds, mountain laurel, and bluebonnets.

: Finished reading: Magician’s Gambit by David Eddings 📚

: Realized last week that I need to actually use the email newsletter feature of Micro.blog myself so …

: We watched the Oscars live last night and were confused and then stunned by what happened with Will …

: Working on Epilogue this morning, and Android + iOS builds have my Intel MacBook fans going at full …

: Congrats to @marco on the new Overcast redesign. I’ve been using the beta and it’s a …

: Following up the new bookmarks improvements with more changes today: added Pinboard import and fixed …

: The last time I was here (Wright Bros Brew & Brew), you could park across the street because it …

: New Spurs mural on east 4th. Getting coffee around the corner at Wright Bros. ☕️

: We’ve started to get the videos from Micro Camp up on the YouTube channel. Thanks again to our …

: Mozilla's vision for the web I’m reading through Mozilla’s vision for the evolution of the web. On web sites being …

: Bookmark improvements in Micro.blog Today we rolled out a few improvements to bookmarks, including an import from Instapaper and Pocket. …

: So impressed with Ketanji Brown Jackson. What a great pick for the Supreme Court. 🇺🇸

: We’ve been glued to KXAN for the last couple hours. Tornados in the Austin area, just unreal. Missed …

: Finished reading: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. Epic. Felt like 2 books and …

: Don’t think I mentioned this last week, but there have been some behind-the-scenes …

: Rolled out some improvements to our Goodreads import. It now attempts to find other editions of a …

: Posted episode 505 of @coreint. How it went at Micro Camp, the book, and new FastScripts.

: I added a new export option to Micro.blog: Posts → … → Export → “Export theme and …

: Rolled out better support for Goodreads RSS feeds, which were slow or unreliable before. In …

: One step forward, one step back. Upgraded a server yesterday with faster hardware, which broke …

: Rolled out a couple fixes for Micro.blog Premium email newsletters: replying to newsletters now …

: I’ve copied all the Markdown files for Indie Microblogging to this GitHub repository, for …

: Continue to fix typos and other mistakes in the Indie Microblogging book. Going to revisit a few …

: My mom found this notebook paper I had used when I was 13 years old to plan out the route to my …

: Kind of feels like summer in Austin today. Good day for lunch and coffee outside for a while. ☀️

: We’ve updated Wavelength for iOS with a couple bug fixes. Easy way to record, edit, and …

: Jean posted a photo of the folks who could join us in-person for Micro Camp. Not shown: me fumbling …

: Some people have noticed that Indie Microblogging wasn’t showing up in Micro.blog’s own …

: A few photos from the McMenamins Kennedy School Hotel.

: Thanks again to everyone who participated in Micro Camp over the last couple of days. Great talks …

: Speaking of cold, here’s another photo from Salt Lake City a few days ago. Cottonwood Canyon.

: Cold morning in Portland, walked to Extracto Coffee before we get ready to set up for Micro Camp day …

: Thinking about Micro Camp, I said to @jean yesterday: “We are so lucky.” Great community …

: Core Intuition 504 has been posted! We talk about this week’s Apple event and publishing the …

: Thanks again everyone who has joined us for Micro Camp so far! The first 2 sessions are available to …

: Early book feedback I designed the structure of the Indie Microblogging book knowing that most people weren’t …

: Nice thing about how book.micro.blog works is that it’s just a Micro.blog-hosted blog, with a …

: Jazz vs. Blazers. 🏀

: Kickstarter video and transcript I posted an update to Kickstarter backers today with a video of me talking about the Indie …

: Published the book draft this morning and then got on a flight to Utah, slight detour before …

: Complete draft of Indie Microblogging published It took longer and grew into a bigger project than I expected, but I’m happy to announce today that …

: Finished reading: The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson 📚

: Finished reading: Queen of Sorcery by David Eddings. The series is slow at times but starting to get …

: Clever new app MaskerAid from Casey Liss to automatically put emoji over faces in your photos. …

: Posted episode 503 of Core Intuition. We talk more about Help Scout and GitHub.

: Next week is the 20th anniversary of my blog. Would be cool if I had something new to announce then.

: Brandon Sanderson drops some big news in a video on YouTube. I did not see this coming. 📚

: A walk through the University of North Texas yesterday.

: Finished reading: Sixth of the Dusk by Brandon Sanderson 📚

: Here’s another great post about the IndieWeb Personal Libraries pop-up, from Maggie Appleton …

: Finished reading: Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings 📚

: The schedule for Micro Camp is coming together! Jean has a blog post with the speakers and topics. …

: Reminded by @jean that the MacPaw folks are primarily in Ukraine: Mac users: you might not realize …

: Continuing to make little tweaks and fixes to book search and bookshelves. We now show a book …

: Ukraine is about the size of Texas. When they show a map on CNN, I keep imagining what we would do. …

: Epilogue for iOS has been updated to version 1.2.1, with better accessibility support and a new book …

: React Native diary #7: accessibility I heard from a user this week that some screens in Epilogue aren’t very accessible with VoiceOver. …

: A new beta of Micro.blog for Android is available! There has been a lot of work on this since the …

: Epilogue 1.2 is now out for iOS! This release fixes several issues and adds posting to external …

: Finished reading: Stardust by Neil Gaiman 📚

: Posted episode 502 of @coreint. We talk all about email support and evaluating other services like …

: Personal libraries next steps Yesterday’s IndieWeb session gave me a lot to think about, and a couple specific next things …

: Great write-up by @ton of yesterday’s IndieWeb Personal Libraries pop-up session. I thought …

: Epilogue 1.2 preview I’ve been improving the profile screen in the new Epilogue to support adding external blogs …

: Enjoying the switch to Help Scout. Fast, clean UI, and nice personality. Feels like software created …

: Excited that Brad Bird will finally get to make Ray Gunn, a concept which predates even his film The …

: Getting some work done between errands today. Easy Tiger. ☕️

: I didn’t exactly mean to ship Epilogue 1.1 yet, but… it’s out for iOS already! …

: On the upcoming @coreint, @danielpunkass and I talk about support email. As a heads-up that some …

: Great article by Jason Snell on side-loading: When every app review decision is no longer a death …

: React Native diary #6: SF Symbols The goal in my experiments with React Native is to build an app that feels as native to iOS as …

: Gotta share this “2” because it’s unlikely to happen again. Wordle 242 2/6 🟩⬛🟨⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

: React Native diary #5: misc observations Some thoughts after about a week of using React Native to rewrite Epilogue. It’s going well and has …

: Worked downtown this morning from Lazarus, then walked around. I’m okay with the mix of new …

: React Native diary #4: modals I’m continuing to plow ahead with the Epilogue rewrite. I’ve added a storage class to wrap …

: Turns out we broke category pages (including too many posts) for some themes in the new Hugo …

: The books pop-up session is this weekend. I’m trying to get Epilogue 1.1 done before then, …

: I can’t stop laughing at that Coinbase QR code ad. Brilliant, evil, and no doubt super …

: React Native diary #3: dark mode Even though Epilogue 1.0 was simple, it did support Dark Mode on iOS. I always run my phone in Dark …

: Posted episode 501 of @coreint. We talk about Apple’s new App Store rules for the Netherlands, …

: React Native diary #2: state I’ve been programming the Mac for over 25 years, but I’m stumbling through React Native and …

: I think I’m ready to move away from Zendesk. Recommendations? I don’t blame it for my …

: I had upgraded to new AirPods 3 for the last couple months. I loved the sound, but they were never …

: Wordle is live at The New York Times and looks identical for now, hopefully easing some concerns.

: React Native diary #1 In the spirit of Brent’s Sync Diary series from 2013-2014, I’m going to blog a little …

: Vincent shares his thoughts on the future of Gluon, especially as it relates to Micro.blog for …

: Like outliners and Shortcuts? @vincode has a write-up for how he posts from an outline in Zavala 2.0 …

: Finished reading: Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson. Love the premise, characters, and strong …

: More presenters announced for Micro Camp 2022. 🏕

: Moving away from App Store-focused development A few things are happening at once that together are putting some clarity on the direction we should …

: Rolling out a fix for cross-posting in Micro.blog, which broke when we optimized publishing …

: I’m torn between thinking we have enough emoji already but really wanting an iced coffee …

: Love this post from @benwerd. I’m imagining what native app platforms would be like if they …

: Finished reading: White Sand (Volume 1) by Brandon Sanderson. Another part of the Cosmere. Wonder if …

: Rolling out another optimization in Micro.blog today. You should see some of your new posts show up …

: Every Monday morning, I write down a few things I plan to focus on for the week. Inevitably a few …

: Micro.blog 2.3 for iOS Micro.blog 2.3 is now available in the App Store, including these changes: Added syntax …

: After a nice run last week of 3/6s in Wordle, got stuck today. Wordle 233 6/6 ⬛⬛⬛🟩⬛ ⬛⬛⬛🟩🟨 ⬛⬛🟨🟩🟨 …

: Finished reading: The Art of Wolfwalkers by Charles Solomon. I have a lot of “art of” books, but …

: Finished reading: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig 📚

: We’ve hit episode 500 on Core Intuition. For this special milestone, we look back on a few …

: Nice to make a fire because we want to rather than because we have to like last year’s winter storm.

: Added plug-in search to Micro.blog and a filter for only showing themes, now that we are starting to …

: These guidelines from Apple about external payments are even worse than I expected. So many hoops to …

: Looking forward to our 2nd Micro Camp. Mostly virtual but I’ll be in Portland for it. 📅

: Easier RSVP-ing with IndieWeb plug-in After I added Micro Camp 2022 to events.indieweb.org, I wanted to send an IndieWeb RSVP to the …

: Micro Camp 2022 is now listed on events.indieweb.org too, if anyone in the IndieWeb community wants …

: Still getting used to the idea that we might have a winter storm like this in Austin every year now. …

: More Micro.camp 2022 details! Stickers! Portland!

: Congrats to @vincode on releasing Zavala 2.0! iOS and macOS outliner with iCloud sync and great …

: Nice to see Maus at the top of the best-sellers list. I actually ordered a copy last week too. …

: This morning’s Micro.blog update included performance improvements, bug fixes to ActivityPub …

: Tweaking the design of my blog a little, changing the colors and header. Clicking on random posts to …

: I’m resuming the TestFlight beta for Micro.blog for iOS. The first beta of version 2.3 …

: I created a new Micro.blog plug-in called “Custom home page” that replaces your blog …

: Last night’s Spurs vs. Bulls game was really fun. DeRozan’s playing well, maybe even …

: Improved theme management in Micro.blog today, including disabling previous theme plug-ins when …

: DHH asking questions that remind me of Micro.blog. The balance is easy posting but not virality: …

: Core Intuition 499! Just one episode away from 500. Hard to believe. This week we talk about …

: Made a few more improvements to blog publishing performance. Feels kind of like carving something …

: Micro Camp 2022 is happening in March! This post from @jean has the details. Also check out the …

: Finished reading: The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch 📚

: Worked all day on new plug-in improvements. Pretty happy with the progress. Assuming no major bugs, …

: A date has been set for the IndieWeb personal libraries pop-up session: February 19th. Looking …

: I should be able to finish The Republic of Thieves this week, so I went to order the 4th book in the …

: Looking pretty good with screenshots in the Micro.blog plug-ins directory.

: Almost gave up on Wordle today. Whew. 219 6/6. ⬛⬛⬛🟩⬛ ⬛🟨⬛🟩⬛ ⬛⬛🟩🟩⬛ ⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩 ⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

: On the latest Core Intuition, we talk about the App Store and Apple’s response to government …

: “I’m a firm believer that often terror is trying to tell us of a force far greater than …

: Apple's response to South Korea untenable I’m as tired of debating the App Store as anyone. I’ve been making essentially the same …

: Latest Android beta of Micro.blog is hung up in review because apparently Google can be just as …

: The free COVID tests web site really couldn’t be easier. Takes 30 seconds. Well done, USPS …

: The path to M.b for Android Last June, I was traveling with my family for a vacation to Washington DC. We had all gotten …

: I updated Micro.blog for macOS today with a bug fix and new right-click context menu for hosted blog …

: Every once in a while, someone new to Micro.blog asks if it is actively developed. What…? We are …

: Cold morning in downtown Dallas, walking from the hotel to get coffee and I passed this, on the …

: There are so many characters in Encanto, it really improves on subsequent viewings when you know who …

: New @coreint is up. Banks and AirTags.

: Introducing Micro.blog for Android Today we’re releasing the first public beta of Micro.blog for Android. You can download it here on …

: Deploying new versions of Micro.blog is a comically tedious process.

: My best Wordle yet. 209 3/6. I tend to play random first words, and sometimes I get lucky. 🟩⬛🟨⬛🟨 …

: AppKit still pretty great Reacting to Daniel Jalkut’s follow-up on his 2010 post about native apps vs. web apps, Michael …

: I haven’t thought much about AirTags since they launched. I wanted one but didn’t need …

: Hugo folks, we’re considering a fix that will make it easier to style standalone blog pages in …

: New update to the Mac version of Micro.blog today with bug fixes and HTML syntax highlighting along …

: Testing a bug fix update to today’s Micro.blog for Mac update, and I also squeezed in a change …

: The situation with the NBA and Kyrie Irving is so silly. If you’re a Nets fan, you can’t …

: Micro.blog 2.4 for macOS Today we released an update to the Mac app that adds a preview window. This is handy for longer …

: 15 years ago today the iPhone was announced. I blogged that day about how blown away I was by it. …

: Some folks noticed that I broke RSS feeds (including too many items) during the Hugo upgrade. …

: If you’re using the Minos theme for your blog, there’s a new plug-in in the directory to …

: Revisiting 43 Things A few weeks ago, something in a discussion prompted me to look up the site 43 Things, which I used …

: Posted the first episode of Core Intuition for 2022, talking with @danielpunkass about productivity …

: I enjoy the IndieWeb pop-ups that have become popular in pandemic times. Easier to commit to a …

: Finished reading: Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch. First book of 2022. Love this series. 📚

: Moving to new Hugo There has been a lot of activity around Micro.blog plug-ins lately, inspiring me to improve the …

: Wordle 201 6/6. I said I’d stop playing but it pulled me back in for another day… For …

: I put a link to the Surprise me! plug-in in my blog footer. Pretty fun to click it a few times and …

: I’ve updated Micro.blog’s plug-in directory so you can actually link to plug-ins now. …

: Matt Birchler: I think that crypto will have a place in the future, but I think the applications of …

: Wordle 199. First time I’ve played this game and I’m not great at it… Needed at least one more …

: Great post from @benwerd about blogging: This earliest form of social media is, for me, the deepest …

: Wrote a plug-in called “All photos” that overrides the Photos page to include every …

: 5 years ago today, I launched the Kickstarter for Micro.blog. Soooo much has happened since then, …

: Train bridge and more wind turbines, halfway between Lubbock and Abilene.

: I’m not big on stats, but a positive change I made last year was to get my reading time way up, from …

: New year, new coffee. Stopped at Palace Coffee in Canyon, Texas. Cool old building from 1906. ☕️

: Last episode of @coreint for 2021 has been posted, just barely. We look toward 2022 and talk about …

: Lighthouse trail at Palo Duro Canyon.

: Wind turbines outside of Sweetwater, Texas. Hundreds of them in all directions.

: There was a lingering issue in the last day with updating the Micro.blog timeline for some blogs. …

: Nice to see the new plug-in version check working. Micro.blog now automatically checks GitHub for …

: Old oak trees at Merit Coffee on South Lamar. The house also has a historical marker — built around …

: Coffee and work on a few random Micro.blog backend things. I tweaked how publishing works to squeeze …

: Importing blog archive files It was way back around IndieWebCamp Austin 2017 that I proposed a new archive format for blogs. …

: I’ve added @amit’s Post Stats plug-in to the directory so it’s easy to install …

: It’s easy to be optimistic after a couple blowout wins, but love how this Spurs team is …

: A little post-Christmas coding, updating the Mac app to support importing .bar (blog archive) files. …

: Finished reading: A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab 📚

: Hope everyone’s having a nice day! Just posted the latest Core Intuition. 🎄

: There will be a IndieWeb pop-up session in February about personal libraries: using alternatives to …

: You can unlock a secret “Happy Holidays” pin on Micro.blog by mentioning various winter …

: Trail of Lights at Zilker was cars-only again this year, but still fun. I bet it’ll be back to …

: This week’s Micro Monday episode features Ridwan Jaafar. Thanks for being part of the …

: I know in movies the techie hacker is always going to be typing furiously at fake unix-like …

: Still annoyed by the trend of services showing yearly pricing as a monthly estimate. I won’t …

: We just posted Core Intuition 493: @danielpunkass returns to iOS development.

: Apple has approved Epilogue 1.0.1, a bug fix update to our books-focused iOS app. Check it out in …

: Feel like I’m almost on the other side of the COVID booster knocking me around for 24 hours. Luckily …

: We updated a little more of the dark mode colors in Micro.blog on the web. Just small refinements.

: Boosted. They’ve changed things up at Austin Public Health since my first COVID shots. Now using …

: I’ve had to do some work in WordPress recently, and I’ve gotta say I think Micro.blog …

: Every time I have to ask Apple to let me send a beta to customers, it makes me want to not develop …

: The community on Micro.blog is still small enough that even little changes have a big impact. …

: Read most books as e-books this year, but if I started a series and loved it, I usually picked up …

: Finished reading: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. This novel is so well crafted. Loved it. …

: Downtime this morning was super annoying, but no data loss and everything should be running smoothly …

: Updated a few things with the Micro.blog publishing backend, including a new “Rebuild” …

: It’s me on the podcast… 🎙 Manton Reece returns to the Micro Monday podcast to talk about two new …

: Misty, rainy day in Austin. Tried to work at Summer Moon but a guy nearby was sniffling and …

: Micro.blog 2.2 for macOS I’ve updated the Mac app with some improvements around drafts and scheduling posts. …

: An old part of Hancock Center. Wonder what’ll happen to this.

: I was a little familiar with Billie Eilish but hadn’t listened to her latest album all the way …

: Christmas tree and stained glass at Lazarus Brewing. Coffee and work on the macOS app this morning. …

: I’ve updated the Settings button for email newsletters to allow changing the delay for …

: Scheduling posts in the future and the new email newsletters weren’t really in sync until …

: Theme updates: Cypress has been updated to the latest version, and Tufte has been added as a …

: I’ve been updating the email newsletters feature every day this week with tweaks and bug …

: We posted episode 492 of @coreint. We talk about the new email newsletter subscriptions in …

: We updated Sunlit today with a few bug fixes and performance improvements. There’s also a new …

: I started reading The Wizard and the Prophet a couple years ago and liked it, but I stalled about …

: Questions or feedback about the new newsletter subscriptions? We’re recording a podcast …

: Looks like iOS 15.1 has seriously messed up the swipe interaction in Micro.blog for iOS. I know some …

: Styling newsletters in Micro.blog We improved the email newsletter subscriptions feature today based on early feedback. There are a …

: Very happy with the email newsletters rollout. The feedback has been great. I have a short to-do …

: Introducing email newsletter subscriptions Today we’re announcing a major new feature for Micro.blog Premium subscribers: email newsletters. …

: Rewatching some highlights from last night’s Spurs win over the Warriors. 4-game winning streak …

: Putting the final touches on a major new feature we’re launching Monday. I love the way …

: Drafts and scheduling posts This week we improved a few things in Micro.blog for managing drafts and scheduling blog posts to …

: We just posted Core Int 491 with a discussion of Thanksgiving, recent work, and Jack Dorsey …

: Should’ve done this years ago, but finally realized that part of my problem with the modern …

: We’ve started watching Christmas movies. Checking my favorite movies blog post from 2 years …

: Reminded by @amit that we haven’t done enough for managing draft blog posts, so now …

: Finished reading: State of Terror by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny. I’ve been listening to the …

: There’s a new Micro Monday! @artkavanagh talks with @jean about books, writing, newsletters, …

: 90% into this new feature and I started questioning if it’s the right model. Had to take a …

: Finished reading: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson 📚

: Posted to @news: Not receiving push notifications? We think we’ve resolved the issue, although you …

: Elgin Christmas Tree Farm. Super crowded this year. Everyone’s ready to get back to holiday …

: Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 Just posted Core Intuition episode 490.

: Train to Los Angeles Last week I took an Amtrak train out to Los Angeles. I decided not to blog about the trip until I …

: Just merged in 3 pull requests from @vincent. Good week for bug fixes. 🎉

: Rolling out a fix for the recent Micro.blog cross-posting troubles. Should be fixed now! Unexpected …

: Fixed an issue with moving books around in Micro.blog’s bookshelves (or in the companion app, …

: After months (years?) of putting off the migration, we’ve finally switched Micro.blog from New …

: The latest @coreint is out with all things Amtrak. Status update halfway through my trip to LA, book …

: On a train somewhere in Arizona, editing a podcast about being on a train. Going to collect the trip …

: After a whole bunch of App Store rejections — mostly confusion with using Micro.blog accounts and …

: Micro.blog via AppleScript On the latest Core Intuition, Daniel and I talk about the just-released FastScripts 3, his app for …

: For @coreint this week, we talk about @danielpunkass shipping FastScripts 3. Then I grumble about …

: If you’re on TestFlight for Epilogue, I pushed a new version that adds Sign in with Apple. If …

: I created a new Micro.blog theme that uses simple.css. The idea is to have the most lightweight HTML …

: Congrats to @danielpunkass on releasing FastScripts 3!

: More iOS rejections. App Review has lost the plot reviewing Epilogue. Thinking about adding Sign in …

: Micro.blog 2.1.2 for macOS We released an update to Micro.blog for macOS today: Added View menu → “Go to User” …

: The morning did not go as planned but it’s all good now. ☕️

: Hot off the press, just got the test printing of my book 30 Days. Very happy with it. Just need to …

: Epilogue 1.0 for Android Epilogue is now available in Google Play. This is the first official app we’ve released for …

: Going through a series of App Store rejections. I think the biggest disconnect between Apple and …

: Finished reading: Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson 📚

: Exploring San Antonio on the walk back from the Alamodome. This was an old school, started in 1858. …

: Bands of America at the Alamodome.

: In San Antonio for the afternoon. Working outside at Halcyon. Cool but sunny, about 65°… Not …

: Updated the home page of Micro.blog on the web to show whether it is still publishing the latest …

: On Core Int this week we talk about Epilogue, fixing bugs, Apple’s Tech Talk, and finishing …

: Rolled out a Micro.blog change to blog custom CSS that is much faster. Design → “Edit …

: Raining all morning. Thunder rolling through, which should make recording a podcast fun. ⛈

: Good luck to everyone participating in NaNoWriMo! I did it years ago and it was a great experience. …

: A new app for books: Epilogue Last week I sent out a survey to ask how people are tracking books they are reading or blogging …

: I worry sometimes when announcing something completely new (we’re working on a few things!) …

: Learning more Kotlin. The best way to learn a language is to first read the documentation. So …

: Happy election day! If you’ve got something on the ballot in your city, don’t forget to …

: Want to use Micro.blog from Shortcuts? @vincode has you covered with a new app for iOS and macOS …

: If you’re new to Micro.blog, you might not know that mentioning Halloween or even just pumpkin …

: Experimenting with the Google Books API and I’m pretty impressed with it… We use a mix …

: We posted this week’s @coreint, talking about @danielpunkass’s MacBook Pro purchase, …

: Finally went to the new Dutch Bros in Round Rock. Loved stopping at these while driving back from …

: Plugged in my (old) 16-inch MacBook Pro last night. This morning, battery is already about to die …

: Having fun this week working on something new with HTML. I’ve built apps with a lot of …

: Facebook → Meta. Mark Zuckerberg is clearly bored with his core product. But I’m kind of …

: I was thinking a lot about how I track books in Micro.blog and what could be improved. I put …

: It was great to get away to San Antonio over the weekend. Kind of felt like no one told the city …

: Travis Park in San Antonio from the St. Anthony.

: A bit late but I just posted Core Intuition 485. Inching toward episode 500. We talk about …

: Bought the Sony RX100 VII yesterday. Not really an impulse buy… I’ve been thinking about this …

: Flickr cross-posting from Micro.blog I was inspired when I saw news about the Flickr Foundation to take another look at what Flickr has …

: Dune is excellent. Watched it on HBO, but it must be great in the theater. It was only about a year …

: Finished reading: The Library Book by Susan Orlean 📚

: Ollie sticking his head out the window to bark. Makes me smile so I can’t even really be mad about …

: My favorite space to work outside when I’m downtown. Coffee at Lazarus Brewing. Mosquitos seemed to …

: I dusted off my Flickr account and upgraded to Flickr Pro. What does this mean for Micro.blog? …

: Todays prompt for the Micro.blog photo challenge: sports! Tuned in to the first Spurs game of the …

: Sunlit 3.4.1 is now available in the App Store! This update adds sharing from the Glass iOS app and …

: New theme for Micro.blog from @pimoore: Tufte. Looks great. You can install it with a plug-in. …

: NBA day! It’s a good thing that I don’t know how to gamble on sports from Texas, because …

: Enjoyed listening to the latest Micro Monday with @pimoore this morning while in the car. Pete and …

: Day 2 thoughts on the new MacBooks… They look great. But I think the 13-inch MacBook Pro …

: Drummer and Micro.blog Drummer is a new outliner (with companion blogging system) from Dave Winer. As I’ve watched …

: An important side effect of keeping Micro.blog as open as possible is that people sometimes move …

: Busy start to the week! New Apple event soon. New experimental Micro.blog feature later this …

: Vincent’s blog post makes it official: there will be a Micro.blog app for Android! Expect the …

: On yesterday’s Core Int, Daniel and I talked about the upcoming Mac event, new Micro.blog …

: What I like about @dave’s Drummer outliner is that it’s unlike any other blog editor. …

: We’ve updated our iOS app Wavelength with a couple bug fixes and improvements for Dark Mode.

: Even just watching on TV, seeing a rocket launch and come safely back to earth… it’ll …

: Deployed a few more Dark Mode fixes, including for the new web post editor and composing replies.

: Little screenshot of something new we’re working on. I’ll have a longer blog post about …

: We’ve rolled out a long-awaited upgrade to Micro.blog’s web text editor. You’ll …

: Tough week visiting my uncle in the hospital. But even surrounded by sickness there is some symmetry …

: Out walking Ollie this morning. Today’s prompt is “street” for the photo challenge.

: Turned on C-SPAN while eating lunch. Frances Haugen’s testimony about Facebook is very …

: Facebook's hold is fragile Yesterday was a whirlwind for me, taking care of personal stuff unrelated to Micro.blog, and I …

: Life ain’t nothing but a good groove. Coffee outside at the square in Denton. ☕️

: I disabled the “Show color in tab bar” pref in Safari after reading @gruber’s …

: Day 2 of the October photo challenge. Dark.

: Finished reading: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 📚

: iPad Mini, trains, engineering, old podcasts… On the latest episode of @coreint: the Accidental …

: Amazing that Rogue Amoeba has been around for 19 years already… Time flies. 19% off today to …

: Tomorrow is the October photo challenge! I haven’t seen any of the prompts yet so it’s …

: I’ve collected all of my 30-day blog posts into a book, which I’m going to include as a …

: Last mural was the first This is supposedly the first mural still standing in Austin, Creation painted on the University …

: In Texas today on a range of issues, change takes a step back before moving forward, but we’ll …

: Threadgill’s had a long history in Austin, and we have good memories of eating there and seeing live …

: Believe it or not, it’s October on Friday. Not sure where September went, but the good news is …

: On the side of the East Austin Hotel on 6th, by Jason Eatherly. Inspired by the book Be Here Now by …

: 30 days book? This might seem like a distraction or procrastination technique, but bear with me here. …

: There’s a long stretch of great murals on both sides of North Lamar under the bridge for 3rd street …

: Sad to see this news that a train derailed in Montana. When talking to @danielpunkass on @coreint …

: Busy last couple days and finally got episode 481 of Core Intuition posted. We talk about …

: I debated including this because it’s words, more spontaneous graffiti than mural. But it’s …

: This used to be an exotic pets store on Burnet Road. Years ago when my son loved snakes we had a …

: “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly …

: Wonderful cool weather in Austin continues. Sitting outside working at Patika on South Lamar. Hoping …

: Another popular mural in Austin. As the state flower, surprised the bluebonnet doesn’t make an …

: Part of the discovery process of finding murals is learning more about local artists like Federico …

: It’s just about time for another photoblogging challenge! @jean has the details here and where …

: Just purchased some ISBNs. Starting to get real. 📚

: Bumble mural at 6th and San Jacinto. I’ve found that some of the best commissioned murals are “on …

: Can’t resist a mural that has Scrooge McDuck in it.

: Click. Mural on 53rd.

: Updated my murals page with larger, left-aligned thumbnails. Have I mentioned how much I love having …

: Legendary mural on the drag. Walking around here takes me back to being a student. So familiar …

: Day 17, another mural on east 7th. Til Death Do Us Part, by Federico Archuleta.

: We have a brand new web site for Micro Camp, designed by @vincent! It better showcases the speakers …

: I still consider this part of Austin, but technically a little farther out at Milburn Park. Cedar …

: This post on Kotaku (via @jack) makes some good points. When too much content is lost in chat …

: On Core Intuition 480, @danielpunkass and I react to Apple’s September event, talk about the …

: I’m halfway through visiting 30 murals in 30 days. This has taken a little more driving around than …

: A small part of a mural that stretches along the Planet K on 183. I drive by this often and glad to …

: Nearing the halfway point for murals. Day 14, on the side of Kammok on east 7th.

: Watching the Apple event, of course. iPad Mini looks great, and I would’ve bought this if it …

: Not totally sure what this mural is about but I like it. On Brazos next to The Driskill.

: Sunlit 3.4 Sunlit 3.4 is now available in the App Store. For this update, we focused on improving the timeline …

: Huge mural celebrating the 19th amendment at Congress and Cesar Chavez.

: So happy. This model train is now ours… Just needs a little love and wiring to bring it back to …

: Carver Branch Library. When I stopped by today, an artist was updating the mural with fresh paint.

: 20 years ago, listening to NPR when the story cut out and they broke in with the news. Wondered how …

: Kobe and Gianna Bryant, outside P Terry’s on 183.

: Big news for Epic and all iOS developers. The judge clearly put thought into this and made a …

: Micro.blog automatically redirects old feed URLs from other blog systems, but that was broken the …

: Victory Grill on 11th, originally opened at the end of World War II with dining, blues, and jazz as …

: We rolled out some improvements to the Dark Mode version of Micro.blog on the web, based on feedback …

: Kellie’s on Burnet. Sweet mural for day 8.

: Another day, another mural. East 6th on the side of Whisler’s, by Federico Archuleta.

: Starting the morning with coffee and breakfast tacos at Lazarus Brewing. Great space with lots of …

: Back on the UT campus for day 6 of mural photoblogging.

: Quiet morning on the UT campus because no classes. Working for a bit at Lucky Lab Coffee before …

: For the 5th day, one of many small murals on the Goodwill building at Lamar and 10th.

: Happy with the way my simple murals page is shaping up. I’m adding little thumbnails for each …

: Day 4 of murals. South Congress is too crowded. I grew up not that far from here and kind of miss …

: Enjoyed talking with @danielpunkass about the latest App Store controversies on Core Int. …

: Finished reading: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. Not often that I finish 2 books in the same day, …

: Just posted Core Int 478: MarsEdit 4.5 and all the latest App Store settlement news.

: Finished reading: The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers. 📚

: This used to be a Tower Records, and before that a theater. It must be one of the oldest remaining …

: Only the 3rd day of visiting murals in Austin and I’ve already hit one on my list that has …

: For day 2 of visiting 30 murals in 30 days, I’m in south Austin. Picked up coffee at Mañana first …

: Congrats to @danielpunkass on MarsEdit 4.5! Big update with features for WordPress but also …

: I’m starting a new project in my 30 days series. Murals! Each day, I’ll visit a mural and take a …

: Fixed a few things in the Ink theme. You can upgrade by clicking Plug-ins → Find Plug-ins → Upgrade. …

: Working at Thunderbird on Manor for a while this morning. Really crowded. What pandemic? 😷

: Micro.blog 2.1.1 for macOS We updated the Micro.blog app for macOS today with the following changes: Fixed file export issue …

: Dark Mode for Micro.blog on the web is ready! Huge thanks to @vincent for doing this work and …

: I’ve fixed the “squished photos” problem in the new Ink theme. It’s now in a …

: Had to wait a little while at the dentist. Listening to all the calls the front desk takes for …

: Just posted @coreint 477: AppKit Is The Only Way. Our take on the 1Password 8 beta, the confusing …

: This headline in the Washington Post (“major concession”) is wrong. There is nothing …

: My hopes for the Spurs this season: make the playoffs, Pop gets all-time most wins as a coach (only …

: As an animation fan, one of the silver linings with COVID is having access to so many virtual events …

: There’s now a special pin for Micro Camp! I’ve unlocked it for anyone who registered on …

: Butterfly joining me at the coffee shop. Working outside for a bit after an appointment nearby. …

: Great episode of The Changelog with @aaronpk. The first half is a discussion about tracking our …

: Got my Micro Camp sticker! They turned out great. Thanks @Burk! 🏕

: I updated the Hugo theme Ink for Micro.blog. Needs a little more testing before I put it in the …

: More server deployments today. There were a couple hiccups yesterday and this morning after our …

: Lots of nice RSS in the new members-only subscriptions from MacStories. Interesting how different …

: We’ve updated our YouTube channel with several more videos from Micro Camp. 📺

: I know you can’t rush science, but… finally. The New York Times: The Food and Drug …

: Upgraded Micro.blog hosting We’ve finished a server upgrade for Micro.blog-hosted blogs. It’s now backed by the Caddy web …

: We just posted episode 476 of Core Intuition. A review on how Micro Camp went, why @danielpunkass …

: Dinner outside at Chuy’s. Keep kids off the trees. 🌮

: LEGO Porsche 911.

: Micro Camp has wrapped up, but there are IndieWeb online events about once a month. I’ll be …

: Lunch today at the reopened Waterloo Park.

: This week I learned that ZeroSSL — which is compatible with Let’s Encrypt — has no rate …

: We’ve started mirroring the Micro Camp videos to our YouTube channel. There are a few up now, …

: Funny to think back to the early prototypes of Micro.blog, which couldn’t store photos. I was …

: Love the way the new Sunlit beta is coming together. We were inspired by Glass to revisit clunkiness …

: When the 1Password 8 beta hit, I installed it briefly and gave it a superficial look to see what the …

: I switched manton.org over to one of the new servers to make sure everything is running smoothly …

: Biked up to the coffee shop to work. Can’t find my lock so just set it outside the window where it’s …

: Hit a nice milestone today testing the new static server infrastructure (based on Caddy) for hosted …

: We watched some of the epic, hours-long Round Rock ISD school board meeting last night. Both …

: In the Q&A at Micro Camp, we answered a question about who the next 3 people we’d like to …

: Micro.blog 2.2 with sharing from Glass I’m always paying attention to new platforms that pop up, especially when there is some overlap with …

: I really like what I’ve seen of Josh Primo in the NBA summer league. Spurs picking him 12th …

: At Micro Camp, I hinted at some new features coming for Sunlit. As @cheesemaker and I work on it, …

: It might seem a long way off, but one day I’m going to load the New York Times home page and …

: Thanks again everyone for participating in Micro Camp! The videos are available on Vito if you …

: I need to watch this session from @patrickrhone: Want to Write a Book? You Probably Already Have! …

: Good morning! We’ve got the live stream up for Micro Camp day 2. We’ll start with a …

: Hemispheric Views is live now to wrap up the first day of Micro Camp!

: We’ve added the latest 2 sessions to the Videos section for Micro Camp: “Open for …

: Technical difficulties at Micro Camp with the audio. Happy Friday the 13th! I guess this is why I do …

: We’ve got the slideshow up on the Micro Camp livestream with art, photos, and music from the …

: Hot off the presses! A new Core Intuition with final thoughts getting ready for Micro Camp today, …

: Alanis Morissette.

: Finished reading: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. Ended up listening to the whole thing on …

: Walked around Mueller this morning. Working at Halcyon for a little while. ☕️

: Jean has posted the schedule and RSVP details for the informal meetups during Micro Camp. Each …

: We’re going to use @news for announcements about Micro Camp if anything important comes up …

: Do you have any questions or feedback about Micro.blog for me and @jean to answer live during Micro …

: Over the weekend, @cheesemaker and I were tinkering with adding location check-in support to Sunlit. …

: Free iced coffee and snack while I wait at the Honda dealer to have our car checked out. Battery …

: Finished reading: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath. I …

: Micro Camp will have stickers! Thanks so much to @Burk for coordinating the design and printing. …

: Updated the micro.camp web site with session titles and registration link for Vito, which …

: Just sent an email out to folks interested in Micro Camp with more details about the sessions.

: Jean has a longer post today about the new survey and what we’re hoping to do to facilitate …

: Up early enough to watch the end of the bronze medal game. Congrats to Australia! I’m gonna …

: Gold for USA basketball. I’ve loved watching this team get better with each game. Especially happy …

: Planning to attend Micro Camp? We have a quick survey to help prioritize topic meetups between other …

: Core Int episode 474 is out! We talk Micro Camp, domains, marketing, and @danielpunkass’s …

: We’ve updated our Instagram-like photoblogging app Sunlit with a couple bug fixes. If you ever …

: Micro Camp is in one week! I didn’t think we were going to have this fun domain name too, but …

: With liberty and justice for all. Looking out from Upstairs at Caroline. 🍸

: Ghibli keychains.

: Every few years I price Amtrak routes for potential upcoming trips. May not be possible right now, …

: We’ve updated the Micro Camp web site with the speaker list and panels. Coming up in about a …

: Finished reading: Mistborn Secret History by Brandon Sanderson 📚

: Micro Monday is back! Episode 101 features @jasraj, who will also be speaking at Micro Camp.

: The latest episode of @coreint is out. We talk about what product @danielpunkass is going to focus …

: Micro Camp is 2 weeks away! Just announced: more speakers and a special logo for the event.

: A few nights ago downtown, walking across Congress Avenue.

: If I have to accept cookies one more time I’m going to lose my mind. What started as a …

: Pre-ordered the Playdate. Congrats to Panic on what looks like a very successful launch. 🕹

: I’ve been wanting an electric bike for years but the nice ones are way out of my budget. Finally had …

: Don’t forget to sign up on our list for Micro Camp. We’ll be sending a quick email …

: In other basketball news, congrats to the USA 3x3 women’s team on winning gold. This is a fun …

: I’ve been rolling out little bug fixes and improvements this week, which always feels good. …

: Stayed up to watch the first half of United States vs. Iran basketball last night, but called it a …

: Sports can be beautiful, exhilarating, and heartbreaking. Hope everyone in Tokyo is proud of how far …

: Increased the font size in Terminal a couple points. Am I getting old? I could read the small font …

: Renewed my TSA PreCheck registration. Which is weird because after the stress of flying last month, …

: I forgot how fun manual transmissions were to drive. It had been 25+ years and I picked it up like …

: Watching USA vs. France. NBC wants you to subscribe to Peacock to get all the basketball games …

: I’ve updated status.micro.blog to add a check for the Micro.blog-hosted blogs (represented by …

: After a few months fully vaccinated and feeling invincible, I’ve mostly gone back to wearing a …

: For Finish Friday today I’m wrapping up some server development work and merging in …

: Daniel and I talk about “Must-do Monday”, our different approaches to shipping apps, and …

: Vincent Ritter shares his side of the story on his podcast Abstract Development: Welcoming …

: Micro.blog servers for 2021 To pair with my post about downtime, I thought I’d share our current Linode servers. Some …

: Last night's downtime Yesterday’s outage was the worst downtime we’ve ever had for Micro.blog-hosted blogs. I …

: Usually I think it’s good to have fewer places for filing bugs, but now that the iOS and macOS …

: In part because of this post at Six Colors, I started using Backblaze again. Years ago, I was using …

: It has been a while since I’ve given JSON Feed much attention. Deployed an updated version of …

: Love everything about this blog post by @pimoore: We Can.

: Houndstooth Coffee at The Domain. ☕️

: Micro.blog 2.1.2 for iOS Micro.blog for iPhone and iPad has been updated today with a handful of bug fixes: Fixed erratic …

: Time to read Rhythm of War. The longer I put off reading it, the more daunting it started to seem. …

: Fixed some profile photos loading in the Micro.blog timeline in the apps. I thought it was a caching …

: Absolutely nothing was on my calendar today. No reminders. No events. No errands to run. Woke up …

: Finished reading: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig 📚

: On the latest episode of Core Intuition, we talk about why I reached out to Vincent to help with …

: Lots of basketball news swirling around right now in addition to the finals. I can barely keep up. …

: Welcoming Vincent Vincent Ritter is the developer behind the excellent Gluon, a Micro.blog app for iOS and Android. He …

: Whenever I dip back into programming with AppKit, I really enjoy it. I’ve probably spent too …

: Micro.blog 2.1 for macOS with Discover emoji, new export Version 2.1 of Micro.blog for the Mac is now available. This release includes the following changes: …

: This should be the last beta of Micro.blog 2.1 for macOS. You can download it here. It features a …

: Because of a networking slowdown at our hosting provider, some of the profile photos in the timeline …

: Looking forward to the IndieWeb Microsub API pop-up session in a couple weeks. Micro.blog already …

: Going to be an exciting week for Micro.blog. Ramping up Micro Camp planning and have some other …

: Finished reading The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson. That’s it for the Mistborn series …

: Micro.blog 2.1 for macOS, beta 2 Usually I work on features in short sprints and ship them out to everyone as soon as they are ready. …

: Micro Camp is about a month away! We’ll be announcing more details soon, probably later this …

: Another photo from exploring downtown last night. We did something we never do: a guided tour in our …

: Moonlight tower.

: Sunlit 3.3.1 is now available with several bug fixes: improved scrolling performance, an iPad …

: On the latest episode of Core Int, @danielpunkass and I talk about working while traveling, …

: University of Texas at San Antonio.

: I’m honestly still on the fence about whether I prefer Swift or Objective-C. Swift is so much …

: My name is very uncommon, so it’s weird that there’s a character named Manton in The …

: Here’s the first beta of Micro.blog 2.1 for macOS with a couple new export options: Markdown …

: Working at the coffee shop. Looked up and realized it was pouring rain outside. ☕️

: I don’t think I say often enough how thankful I am of everyone who gave Micro.blog a chance. …

: University of Texas at Dallas.

: Clouds out the car window on I-35.

: Now that Micro.blog for macOS is open source, I guess you can see as I work on new features. Wonder …

: Happy 4th, America. We had an early fireworks show at Mount Vernon for our DC trip… Here’s a quick …

: Finished reading: Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson 📚

: This is a useful script from @aaronpk to export data from Foursquare and (optionally) import it into …

: Very impressed after a few days of testing the Caddy web server. I’m planning on moving a few …

: I’m now tracking the books I’m reading in Italic Type in addition to Micro.blog. Lots of …

: On this week’s Core Intuition, @danielpunkass and I talk about open-sourcing the Micro.blog …

: Tried twice but still can’t get Foursquare to successfully export any data. Meanwhile, the …

: Great idea from @ajennische: I’ll start with posting a picture that shows where I am right now in …

: As we’re getting closer to Micro Camp in August, drop your email address over on our …

: There appears to be an intermittent problem with photo uploads this morning. Looking into it and …

: Open-sourcing the Micro.blog apps I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the longevity of Micro.blog and where we need help to …

: Micro.blog for macOS has been updated to fix several bugs and improve post search. See the help …

: Finished reading: Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson 📚

: Starting to import my recent Swarm check-ins from our trip to DC into Manton.coffee. This is a …

: So busy with travel last week that I haven’t even had a chance to listen to the latest episode …

: This has been the morning routine this week. Picking up coffees at Ebenezers for our last day in DC. …

: The mansion at Mount Vernon, just before the fireworks.

: Freight train over the Potomac River, from the metro.

: Union Station in DC.

: Scootering around the Washington Monument. 🇺🇸

: We got to see the pandas at the National Zoo.

: After a mixed up trip getting here — cancelled flights, driving to Dallas, last-minute hotel, and …

: Waiting for the Amtrak to Union Station.

: Rainy landing in Baltimore. Visiting Washington DC for the first time.

: Vacancy in Madisonville, Texas.

: Congrats to @samgrover on the update to Mimi Uploader, for quickly uploading multiple photos on iOS. …

: Sunlit 3.3 is now available! It adds iOS widgets so you can show recent photos from your timeline or …

: Thinking about the NBA games that happened over the weekend… Wow. My guess is Suns/Bucks in …

: When I heard Stacey Abrams had a book called While Justice Sleeps, I assumed it was nonfiction based …

: Finished reading: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 📚

: We are wrapping up a new Sunlit release with bug fixes and widgets support. I still haven’t …

: Glad that Juneteenth is now a national holiday. I’m going to have to seek out this mural next time …

: On this week’s Core Intuition, @danielpunkass and I talk about the public beta of his Black …

: Micro.blog 2.1.1 for iOS is now available. Bug fixes and a few new keyboard shortcuts for iPad.

: Building on the Micro.blog books API Since launching the bookshelves feature in Micro.blog on the web, I’ve been wondering whether …

: Yesterday we added a new “pens” emoji to Discover. Posts are starting to appear there, …

: For years I’ve wanted to transcribe my handwritten journals. I finally found a workflow that …

: Rolled out a few tweaks to following Mastodon users in Micro.blog. Mastodon recently switched from …

: While on the road last weekend, we started the audiobook for Project Hail Mary. I’m now …

: Finished reading: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo 📚

: Congrats @vincode on releasing Zavala, a new (free) outliner for macOS and iOS!

: Automattic acquires Day One. Smart. I’ve been thinking a lot about how (or when) to combine my …

: Another photo from over the weekend in Mississippi. Abandoned train tracks going off into the weeds.

: This is a cool blog post about converting blog posts into a Word document for nicer book printing. …

: Heading back home today. Another pass over the Atchafalaya Basin.

: Another road trip day. Stopped for coffee in Baton Rouge. ☕️

: Our WWDC episode of @coreint is up.

: Happy that last night’s maintenance went smoothly — about twice as fast as expected. I had …

: Just a reminder if you missed the post from @news: we need to take down parts of Micro.blog for …

: I’ve watched a half dozen WWDC sessions and learned a lot. Great work Apple. But now I’m …

: I’ve been doing a bunch of JavaScript and CSS this week and wow, browsers have come a long …

: Watched a few WWDC sessions this morning. Shortcuts for Mac looks excellent. Also interesting that …

: Maybe my opinion will change after the WWDC State of the Union, but right now I’m most …

: Universal Control is blowing my mind a little. Now that I have a new iPad, I’ve been meaning …

: Nice shout-out to Ferrite in the iPad multitasking demo at WWDC. 🎙

: Apple Maps update looks great. I default to Google Maps, but gotta give Apple credit for sticking …

: Looking forward to WWDC but don’t really have any predictions. I’d like to see more …

: We added a secret Micro.blog pin for WWDC today! Just mention “WWDC" in a blog post this week …

: Afternoon road trip today, stopped in Fredericksburg on the way back.

: Dragon’s Lair at Cidercade. The animation is just how I remembered it but it’s even more fun on free …

: Some great stuff in this LaMarcus Aldridge interview: I always thought of playing for the Mavericks …

: First new blog post from @marco in a while is a great one: It isn’t the App Store that has enabled …

: I enabled bookshelves in Micro.blog for everyone this week. There is more tinkering I can do, but I …

: On Core Intuition 466, @danielpunkass and I respond to feedback about our Apple vs. Epic take, then …

: Project Hail Mary arrived this week. Currently reading Crooked Kingdom to wrap up the Shadow and …

: I like how Micro.blog stacks up against Twitter’s subscription. $5: Micro.blog hosting, …

: Thanks to @stett for updating the “Marfa dark mode” plug-in for Micro.blog with a better …

: I’ve finally been supplementing all the books I buy with also checking out e-books from the …

: Finished reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab. Unlike anything I’ve read …

: We have a placeholder web site for Micro Camp. There’s an email form if you want to get …

: I like what @tingle has done with the style of this blog. It’s hosted on Micro.blog but the …

: In anticipation of launching the bookshelves feature next week, I wrote up a help page so that some …

: Was up early and decided to go get coffee and breakfast tacos. Maybe too early: coffee place hadn’t …

: Added a page to my blog for the books I want to read. I’ve also been tweaking the bookshelves …

: We released an update to Micro.blog for macOS today with several bug fixes. Choose “Check for …

: Update on my lost AirPod: ordered a replacement “left” ear AirPod but Apple accidentally sent …

: On the latest Core Int, we talk more about Apple. From the show notes: They wonder how Apple can be …

: Lost one of my AirPods last week and we turned the house upside down looking for it. No luck. Best …

: Finished reading: The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway 📚

: Raining on the highway in Houston.

: Adding a couple more filters to my blog to automatically assign categories. I think this is one of …

: New @coreint! On this episode, @danielpunkass and I react to Google I/O, Microsoft, Epic vs. Apple, …

: Whenever I dip my toe into what’s going on with Twitter, I’