Show more

Happy 20th birthday to Vapour Technology, the company @wamonite and I formed, and which set us on our paths to where we are now.

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...

Show thread

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.

Show thread

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)

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.

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.

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

Can I bring myself to bin Twitter too? It's broadcast-only anyway really, everything goes on first, but this feels like a much bigger step. It was an important place for me for a long time...

Show thread

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.

Show thread

Forgot I had an Instagram account, as I never used it, but might as well bin it so away it goes.

Show thread

So happy to finally take the plunge and . 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.

Show thread
Show more
Open social media for the UK

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!