This is my bookmarks. It’s a constantly evolving list of things I want to read later, process, and save into Anybox for long-term storage.

Almost every comparison of two technologies that nominally solve the same problem falls into the same fallacy. We judge one technology on the design goals of the other and then claim supremacy because of intentional differences in trade-offs made to achieve different ends.

json.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-02-52

Improved the manual cross-post option for Bluesky to include multiple choices if you have more than one Bluesky account configured on your feeds.

news.micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-02-72

Nazis are openly mingling and making friends at the CPAC conference, Trump is getting cheers for a speech where he promises his “ultimate and absolute revenge” and another speaker got big cheers when he promised an “end to democracy.” This is fine. …

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2024-02-52
politics

Simplified pricing in Micro.blog manton.org

www.manton.org
Bookmarked: 2024-02-102

Technology Report Card 2023

json.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-02-22

I think I’m Weird Online: I don’t feel the need to catch up. I don’t feel the desire to “debate for good”. I don’t require Likes and Algorithms. I don’t assume all technological advancements are good. I don’t believe anyone has a right to tell others how to spend their time, especially online. …

swoods.net
Bookmarked: 2024-02-22

Added status of active subscription and when it will be renewed to Account → View Subscriptions.

news.micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-02-62

Apple is twisting the truth manton.org

www.manton.org
Bookmarked: 2024-02-42

We ❤️ @bonfire If you haven't had a chance to check it out, here is a great article by @deadsuperhero https://wedistribute.org/2024/02/bonfire-nextgen-framework/ #bonfire #fediverse #weDistribute

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2024-02-62

Added new “notes” feature for Micro.blog Premium. Check out Manton’s blog post introducing the feature, or some more details over in the Help Center. Micro.blog for macOS has been updated to version 3.1, and we have a new iOS app called Strata. www.manton.org

news.micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-02-42

Introducing notes in Micro.blog manton.org

www.manton.org
Bookmarked: 2024-02-42
micro.blog

Size of an Apple Vision Pro display panel compared to an iPhone 15 Pro & Apple Watch Ultra.

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2024-02-42
apple

Updated the “Search page” plug-in to add a q URL parameter, so you can link directly to a search results page on your blog.

news.micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-02-12

@numericcitizen No comment. Pretend you didn't see that. 🙂

micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-02-112

@numericcitizen Publish Quote Shortcut, from @jarrod, when I’m on iOS, or manually with Drafts, on macOS. Quite fast too. heydingus.net

micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-02-112
apps

feeeed: Embracing Feed Diversity and Personal News Curation macstories.net

www.macstories.net
Bookmarked: 2024-02-52
review, omnivored

Spent some time this weekend experimenting with browser extensions. I had avoided this too long, thinking a bookmarklet should be good enough for anyone. But it is nicer to install with a search and a click. In-progress source code over at GitHub.

www.manton.org
Bookmarked: 2024-02-42
micro.blog

Folks, I think I’ve finally rationalized it. Don’t think of it as a PURCHASE. Think of it as an advanced prototype that you’ve paid Apple for the PRIVILEGE of testing.

danielpunkass.micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-02-42

@maique Here it is: https://mattlangford.com/2024/02/02/new-tiny-theme.html mattlangford.com

social.lol
Bookmarked: 2024-02-72
micro.blog

It looks like YouTube is dropping RSS feed support. I have tried to access a couple of channels I am subscribed to, and they are also returning a 404 for their channel’s feeds.

social.matthewlang.me
Bookmarked: 2024-01-61
linkpost

Because of their decades of truly great products, Apple thinks they are more clever than anyone else. Because of their focus on privacy, Apple thinks they are righteous. Because of their financial success, Apple thinks they are more powerful than governments. The DMA will test whether they’re right. …

www.manton.org
Bookmarked: 2024-01-41
linkpost

Free idea for Apple if they want a promotion that just prints money. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iPod — which would be November 10, 2026 — select and re-release four of the most iconic iPod models. Have a single day in which you can pre-order the devices with delivery occurring before …

libertynode.net
Bookmarked: 2024-01-51

@numericcitizen I just created a new dedicated landing page for the theme. I like using a subdomain for these mini sites. https://cards.ericgregorich.com

micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-01-101

Read this entire piece, wow, this had to be a pain to write, John. I don’t understand a lot of how this will all play out but the final paragraph is indeed delicious irony. Craig submitted iPulse for iOS to the App Store yesterday and we honestly have NO IDEA if it will pass App Store review. We had …

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2024-01-111

Want a super simple RSS news reader app that's... - Beautiful and at home on iOS? - Extremely lightweight? - Removes decision fatigue? I got you → https://testflight.apple.com/join/XyqLvagI

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2024-01-51

‘Insanely Great: The Apple Mac at 40’ Panel Discussion https://daringfireball.net/linked/2024/01/24/insanely-great

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2024-01-31

Added a JSON Feed to complement the new webmentions page. This is available under micro.blog/feeds/your-username/webmentions.json. It will include basic info about incoming webmentions across all your blogs.

news.micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-01-41

Find the Mac Pro.

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2024-01-31

We’ve rolled out a small design update to Micro.blog on the web, moving the sidebar to the left and giving it a background color, to better use the full screen space.

news.micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-01-51

Added fediverse-compatible editing for blog posts. You’ve always been able to edit microblog posts. Now those edits will be reflected on Mastodon too.

news.micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-01-81

Improved blog category names to better support more languages and special characters. You can now customize the category URL path independent of the category name (when editing the category).

news.micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-01-81

Added support for Mastodon’s “indexable” field so that Micro.blog posts are searchable in Mastodon. If you have the “No robots” plug-in installed, your account is excluded from Mastodon search. Fixed profile updating too. You can re-save your Account profile to notify Mastodon of changes. …

news.micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-01-21

A few little improvements inspired by this thread in the Help Center… Conversation pages now have an Embed link for individual replies. Fixed not re-publishing blog when reloading themes from GitHub. Added new plumbing for page type = “newsletter” so that plug-ins can access sent email newsletters. …

news.micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-01-81

There’s a new plug-in called “Newsletters page” for folks who have enabled email newsletters. It creates an index page at /newsletters with a list of emails that have been sent, linking to each one on the web.

news.micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-01-111

Added a new export option to download an archive of your blog as static HTML files, with all the photos and other uploads. Find it under Posts → “…” → Export.

news.micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-01-71

Added a new page to show incoming webmentions to your blog. You can find it under Account, near the Replies section. Not all webmentions make their way into actual replies in the timeline (if they’re missing the reply markup), so this can be useful to see who is linking to you. …

news.micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-01-61

Lowe's Style Studio, visionOS Hey look, devkit footage 🙃 /via https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lowes-style-studio/id6472232397

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2024-01-31

@numericcitizen It’s possible to get the Reminders deeplink, but it’s not as seamless as Things, and takes a few more steps. Here’s a shortcut for it: https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/49f4a2e32b994737b7c7c46ca37e296e

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2024-01-51

John Gruber asks the relevant question for Apple’s new linking rules: Here’s a simple thought I had today regarding whether Apple’s new External Purchase Links entitlement policy is a good faith compliance with Judge Gonzales’ order: Will any developers actually choose to use it? It is hard to …

www.manton.org
Bookmarked: 2024-01-121

I’m not ordering a Vision Pro, but I went through the buying process out of curiosity. Apple put a lot of work into this. The integration with the face scanning and web checkout is very nicely done.

www.manton.org
Bookmarked: 2024-01-41

Ending the year with the Everyday Category was such a treat. Getting a deeper look into each and every one of your Everyday lives made for a wonderful way to wind down 2023. Enjoy your considered scroll through these photos in our Highlights. …

mastodon.world
Bookmarked: 2024-01-11

The COVID Pandemic was a societal demarcation line. Businesses operate differently, “short staffed” is a normalized excuse. Service quality is down and it’s accepted. Prices are all over the place and not good. People are fine just staying home and getting everything delivered. …

hawaiiboy.micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2024-01-71

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

www.manton.org
Bookmarked: 2024-01-91

Micro.blog plug-in idea: A “Follow box” in which you get a page, or widget for embedding on a page. Inside the widget/page are the different built-in ways to follow you; different feeds, newsletter, MB profile. Optional extras; add your own links; use icons; and customise with text. …

swoods.net
Bookmarked: 2024-01-41

I’m gonna say it. The only people who shit on “skeuomorphism” or rich design in software are people who didn’t know how to do it or work with it. The aesthetic with gradients, shadows, highlights, *color*, shading— it all worked well. It’s just not something everyone could do. *That* is why it …

pdx.social
Bookmarked: 2024-01-121

📘 I purchased a new MacBook M3 Pro yesterday. 🤓 I’ve owned iPhones and iPads for years, but this is my first experience with a MacBook and MacOS. I’m still getting it configured and learning my way around, but love it so far! ❤️

darrenhester.com
Bookmarked: 2024-01-101

1000 subscribers goal achieved! Six month later than I would have hoped. Better late than never!

blog.numericcitizen.me
Bookmarked: 2024-01-71

@numericcitizen AI generation using a specific prompt Works really well! 😀 www.windowscentral.com

micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2023-12-212

Matt Dillon has so many holes in him that he was named honorary Marshall of Switzerland.

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-12-1112

If Apple spends the entire iOS 18 cycle with every engineer in the company figuring out how to provide OpenAI-quality voice, image, and text generative AI as an API to developers, directly on-device and offline, and nothing else, it would be completely worth it. It could all power the next several …

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-12-412

💻 Installed the Search Space plugin by @sod. Works great! I like that you have the option to search posts and replies. Makes it easy to find things quickly. 🔎 github.com

darrenhester.com
Bookmarked: 2023-12-1112

My Matter Stats for 2023

blog.ericgregorich.com
Bookmarked: 2023-12-1112

Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Threads is now testing integration with the fediverse, thanks to support for the ActivityPub protocol. In this current integration of the integration, Zuckerberg says this means posts Threads accounts will now be available on Mastodon, Pixelfed, and other services …

maique.eu
Bookmarked: 2023-12-812

Every app, service, device, etc is not made specifically for _you_

social.lol
Bookmarked: 2023-12-412

I just downloaded the 45-day trial for FileMaker Pro and wow it blows away all the web-based databases. Yes, I used the program a ton in the 20th century, but even after many many years of not using the program, I’m instantly productive. Importing a 150 records from a CSV happens in an instant …

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-12-112

I sometimes wonder how someone with a lot of experience in making digital products can say stupid dictatorial things like "As long as your product doesn't do [tiny minor feature] it's useless!" People are quick at judging apps in radical ways just because of a minor detail. This is related to apps …

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-12-312

😮 The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has officially left Twitter. Their last tweet: "The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is no longer active on this platform. Please find us at Mastodon at @w3c " I love that they've officially moved to Mastodon. Brilliant! 🙌🏻 #Mastodon #W3C …

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-12-112

Police: Don't leave home without an AirTag in your down jacket (video) "AirTags are awesome." — D.C. Police Commander Sylvan Altieri https://www.ped30.com/2023/12/02/apple-airtag-canada-goose/

techhub.social
Bookmarked: 2023-12-312
Apple

“The quality of your app’s onboarding is a reflection of what your users will expect from the rest of your app” ~ Dalai Lama

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-12-312
quotes, apps, design

Clear the cache of single website in Safari

blog.ericgregorich.com
Bookmarked: 2023-12-212
tips

OpenAI’s rumored “breakthrough,” called Q*, is not about to usher in the age of AGI or a humanity-crushing singularity. https://www.computerworld.com/article/3711369/the-fear-and-hype-around-ai-is-overblown.html

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-12-212
ai

Stop Using AI-Generated Images https://birchtree.me/blog/done-with-ai-generated-images/

isfeeling.social
Bookmarked: 2023-11-1011
AI, opinion

iPhone Camera Bump updated for 2023 iPhone 15 Pro Max is the thickest iPhone ever. It comes in at 12.32mm total vs 12.30mm. The camera turret continues to grow, where will it stop, nobody knows.

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-11-411

@numericcitizen @BasicAppleGuy https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/17mddnv/oc_the_price_of_every_imac_adjusted_for_inflation

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-11-311

Fediverse Unlocked

islandinthenet.com
Bookmarked: 2023-11-311

Got something exciting planned… 👀 https://testflight.apple.com/join/FOKxyxxg

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-11-411

@tldr Yes, it’s not very intuitive but create a standalone Page and for the text content just paste in the full URL where you want the link to go.

micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2023-11-1011

@numericcitizen - Use AI only on topics were I wouldn't mind talking about them in public (It's similar to yours I guess) - Never feed the AI with confidential data - Assume everything you do with AI will become publicly known at some point

micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2023-11-111

I have two main objections to YouTube: 1) YouTube blatantly ignored copyright in order to become the dominant video service on the web. 2) YouTube was acquired by Google, which reinforced and promoted Google’s monopolization of the web. This is why I have no desire to financially support YouTube …

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-11-511

Lots of beautiful interface work and touches in this design retrospective from @stammy on his never-launched app Stocketa. Very nice interactive elements in the post, too: https://paulstamatiou.com/stocketa/

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-10-1010

The Curiosity of Micro.blog - Robert Breen

robertbreen.com
Bookmarked: 2023-10-1110

I think the iPhone 15 Pro is probably the biggest step forward in iPhone photography for most users since the addition of a second camera in the iPhone 7 Plus.

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-10-810

I’m a big camera nerd. I shoot with @halide, ProRAW, the works. I was snapping 48MP shots for a year. Most users didn’t. What they’ll see: - Going from 12 to 24 megapixel for all their shots - Effectively doubling their zoom range - Portrait mode is basically always-on

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-10-810

And that’s coming from an iPhone 14 Pro, mind you. Nobody upgrades their phone every year. You’d get an iPhone that suddenly does all things camera WAY better. Not just on paper — in practice. Zoom out of an airplane window? Here, individual trees.

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-10-810

Where does that leave the pros? Well, we are left to enjoy the long tail. It’s got a proper camera button now*. It’s nicer to hold. USB-C video output, ProRes Log. And a has a lens that will really make you work hard for a great composition. * sort of

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-10-810

Apple will have to prove the worth of virtual lenses to me—and I do miss a physical 2× or 3× lens. But you can’t deny that this iPhone upgrade is one focused on depth, instead of spec sheets or gimmicks. The camera experience for everyone is meaningfully upgraded.

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-10-810

You know how all the big apps say "Every two weeks, we make improvements!!1!1”? Yeah, that's not for improvements — it’s for App Store Optimization. Two weeks is the sweet spot. That's it. That's the secret.

mastodon.world
Bookmarked: 2023-10-210

The usefulness of ChatGPT for me is as a replacement for using Google when I have to learn something new (eg an API). Formerly, I would have Googled, and then visited a bunch of results, and learnt a little on each page until I had built up an answer for myself. I see ChatGPT as a Google mashup. It …

mastodon.cloud
Bookmarked: 2023-09-79

My wish for the iPhone 15 Action Button: Let me change the Action Button based on what app I’m in. Camera? Click the shutter. Safari? Go to next tab or Reload. Also, let me assign functions to a double or triple-tap. Agree with this? Any other ideas? 💡🤔 #Apple #iPhone #ActionButton …

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-09-19

RABBIT HOLE: A growing collection of Steve Jobs anecdotes, enjoy... 🍿 https://allaboutstevejobs.com/verbatim/anecdotes #Apple #History #SteveJobs

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-09-19

It’s a special photo challenge for day 23: a day in the life. This is me testing my camera this morning before being interviewed by @numericcitizen.

www.manton.org
Bookmarked: 2023-09-39

iPhone 15 Pro Max — Natural Titanium. First impressions: • so much nicer to hold. weight, balance, and rounded edges are great improvements. • love the color. brushed finish is barely visible, which is great. the tint of the back glass could be a bit warmer. it's very neutral grey now. • the camera… …

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-09-109

The FineWoven case is the new iPod sock. #apple #finewoven #iphone15

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-09-79

How I Automatically Include a Blog Description in My RSS Feed

heydingus.net
Bookmarked: 2023-09-119
howto

Over the weekend while I was working on my Letters from Europe page, I integrated footnotes using the Barefoot library. Completely forgot that @jsonbecker had already created a Bigfoot.js plug-in for Micro.blog. Anyway, now there are more plug-in options for footnotes! …

www.manton.org
Bookmarked: 2023-09-19

@manton enjoyed the interview, nice! 👏 I like People and Blogs for raising visibility on the value of blogging and publishing on the web. Good stuff! peopleandblogs.com

micro.blog
Bookmarked: 2023-09-39
toread, micro.blog

Nice blog post from Allen Pike about link formatting. I’d add that overthinking SEO is a good way to lose your way. Design links for readers and the rest will take care of itself. allenpike.com

www.manton.org
Bookmarked: 2023-09-29
howto

Threads, Twitter, & Social Photos

om.co
Bookmarked: 2023-09-19
linkpost, photography

Has putting Apple silicon in the iPad set unrealistic expectations?

ljpuk.net
Bookmarked: 2023-09-19
linkpost, ipad

The iPad discussion is all about moving goal posts and hand wavy things. In other words, it’s about framing and context. But it’s also about fluff. Let’s start with the fluff. It’s kinda like cotton candy. Sweet and interesting at first but not a lot there when you really bite into it. A few days …

beardystarstuff.net
Bookmarked: 2023-08-28
linkpost, conversation

Apple Event - We hope to see you on September 12, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. PST https://www.apple.com/apple-events/ www.apple.com

mstdn.social
Bookmarked: 2023-08-58
apple

Why Camera Makers Will Be Dead (Soonish)

om.co
Bookmarked: 2023-08-18
linkpost, photography, tech

And to follow up on this, there’s a little known policy for Micro.blog hosting: when you have a paid subscription, we continue to host your blog forever even after you cancel and stop paying. Good URLs don’t change and don’t go away, unless you want them to.

www.manton.org
Bookmarked: 2023-08-18
micro.blog, toread

A Eulogy for Dark Sky, a Data Visualization Masterpiece

nightingaledvs.com
Bookmarked: 2023-08-118
linkpost, apps

Apple-1 Ad Handwritten by Steve Jobs Sells for Over $175,000 https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/25/apple-ad-steve-jobs-175k/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-08-68

Apple iPhone Invite & Event Calendar 📱 — ✉️ Invites: - 83% of the time, invites go out on Tuesday or Thursday - Invites shared 7-14 days b/f event (Avg: 10 days, Mo: 7 days (33%)) 📱 Event: - 58% (7/12) of the time, event is held on a Tuesday

mastodon.social
Bookmarked: 2023-08-28
linkpost, apple

If you cheered when government overstepped and mandated third-party app store or USB-C chargers, you don’t get to be upset that they’re doing it again. This is what you wanted: a world where the government designs tech products and tells the tech companies how they’ll operate. Enjoy! …

mas.to
Bookmarked: 2023-08-18

Some blogging myths

jvns.ca
Bookmarked: 2023-08-18
linkpost