Can someone please explain to me why Dropbox in iA Writer doesn’t work like it used to (i.e file access), even though the original functionality exists in other apps? Why has Dropbox’s changes to their API affected some apps on iOS and not others?
Time for an evening walk. Need to chase away these demons. Plus I ate too much crap this year and really need to loose some weight.
Every day I put the oldest to bed, I look at the clock and I’ve got a few hours to myself…or so I think. I sit down on the couch and can barely keep my eyes open. Being a parent to 2 young boys is tough.
This concept of six seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Locking, Winter & Unlocking) by Kurt Vonnegut blew my mind.
Finally wrote my third article on RMO, Physical, Digital & Mind. I’m mindful of sharing this at the moment as I’m still working through it all, but feedback is important to me at this early stage.
For my short strings of words on the internet, I’ve consolidated to using Micro.blog. For all my long form writing, it’s absolutely impossible to beat Blot. Posting has a low barrier; editing something however is truly frictionless.
Cuba After the Castros is an incredible photo essay on the BBC. In my 20s I spent a lot of time reading about the Cuban Revolution and it’s players, so I found this article fascinating.
Struggling with the Sunlit app. The app allows me to post multiple photos & add text. With the HTML off limits in the themes, I can’t define how I’d like these stories displayed on my site. I don’t want 20 photos in a long vertical line. Need more display options for the site.
Related to the previous post, this article by David Harper is essential reading for anyone interested in Image Comics.
Just finished listening to the Todd Mcfarlane episode on the Off Panel podcast. I’d never heard him in an interview but this captures a lot of his views that I’ve read before.
So the new Oman airport is actually pretty nice. They’ve got some nice touches, except as someone in the industry, I can’t help but notice the lack of attention to certain detail. Also the bathrooms aren’t going to age very well…
The latest issue of Kottke’s Noticing newsletter is an ode to bloggers and blogging. Definitely bookmark this for future reference. Especially loved the key quotes which centred on the question of why we blog.
You may have noticed discontent amongst some Micro.blog users, in reaction to the latest iOS app addition, Wavelength, to the Micro.blog ecosystem.
The “argument” goes that 3 iOS apps and 1 Mac app later with no love for Windows, Linux or most glaringly Android is a sure sign that the network is doomed (or something else equally as dramatic). Then the knives started coming out, calling the apps suboptimal, which I feel to be insensitive and insulting. Manton’s actually handling this pretty gracefully, which is exactly the attitude I believe is necessary to shepherd the nerds without upsetting them.
I think it’s important for everyone to maintain some perspective. The Kickstarter ended a little over a year ago (back on the 1st of February). The actual service didn’t start opening up to register for a few months after that. This service has only been live for around a year. Lets review what’s happened in that time:
|1.||Micro.blog released1||29 April 2017|
|2.||Jean MacDonald announced as Community Manager||21 March 2017|
|3.||Micro.blog iOS app goes Universal||21 June 2017|
|4.||Updated Markdown Support for Web||14 August 2017|
|5.||Custom Web pages||25 August 2017|
|6.||Overhaul of Web posting/editing||22 September 2017|
|7.||Mac App released||17 November 2017|
|8.||Micro.blog opens up past Kickstarter||19 December 2017|
|9.||Sunlit iOS app||07 March 2018|
|10.||Multiple Accounts||26 March 2018|
|11.||Wavelength iOS app||12 April 2018|
Clearly the guy is a complete slacker. Clearly.
I can understand people being ‘upset’ about not having an Android app, but my view is this, if there is enough request then it will make business sense to officially support this platform. However, give the man some time to get there!
I would like Manton’s to spend time and complete the book. The reason for this is so that he can close last year’s Kickstarter and look to having another Kickstarter to maybe bring someone else to help him full-time with the development cycles.
I received my invite on this date. It was only 6-8 months later that I actually started using Micro.blog in any meaningful way. ↩