Happy 20th birthday to Vapour Technology, the company @wamonite and I formed, and which set us on our paths to where we are now.
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.
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! https://marco.org/apps
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 (http://bris.ac.uk/news/2019/november/election-archive-appeal.html) and in Strathclyde for Scotland (https://guides.lib.strath.ac.uk/archives)
Now, WhatsApp, that's the big problem. That I would actually miss out on stuff. Not *much*, but a few important things. How I wish that as an Internet we'd stuck with federated messaging and XMPP.
Forgot I had an Instagram account, as I never used it, but might as well bin it so away it goes.
Deleting LinkedIn as well while I'm feeling fruity...
So happy to finally take the plunge and #DeleteFacebook. Good riddance to a scourge of the web.
And yes, these might be useful for people with additional needs to be able to play dice-based games, but I really don't think that's the market the makers are going for.
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