Yes iPhone, I’ve contacted my mum to wish her a happy birthday, will you PLEASE stop nagging me to do it?

Oh, great, adding to its ever expanding feature set, Keybase now has spam.

Might be time to call this one a day.

By this I mean long intros that build. Obviously a single chord intro can be amazing (“fight for your right to party”) but I’m looking for intros that are an experience in themselves...

So far, Lazarus (12” version) by the Boo Radleys, I Will Possess Your Heart by Death Cab for Cutie, and Set Guitars To Kill by And So I Watch You From Afar. Many more to add of course, just getting started.

Making a playlist of my favourite introductions. Send suggestions!

Passengers for the Southern Rail website should move to the front half of the packet, as this website has a short buffer.

(I think it's the wrong URL actually, not their site, but it struck me as amusing)

@ej yeah, sandboxing it would definitely reduce the data leakage.

@ej yeah, it could never be a clean break, but at least it might be sandboxed away somewhere...

Trying out Quitter, a macOS app to automatically quit things like mail or social media clients rather than leaving them running and distracting you in the background. High hopes for better focus!


UK friends - contribute to archives! don’t throw away all those terrible election leaflets that come through your door! they’re being collected in Bristol for the whole country ( and in Strathclyde for Scotland (


Remember that technology is a tool. Use it to help yourself.

@cassolotl superb. Love a food-based pet name pun. Mate of mine has a corn snake called Crunchy Nut Corn Snake (crunch for short).

Wow, this south west train has no flat surfaces anywhere (except the floor). Nowhere to nicely rest an arm on a windowsill even. This is definitely what a hostile environment looks like. It’s like it’s been intentionally designed to be uncomfortable.

MH / - 

Oo I have a Matrix homeserver running. That was surprisingly straightforward.

@ndajz yeah, maybe that’s a good idea - at least for a trial period.

@cassolotl ... do you have a rabbit called Toast? Because... rarebit?

@ej my current plan is to try to run a matrix homeserver to sandbox whatsapp away from everything else I do, so at least it's restricted to only what I voluntarily put through it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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