August 2018

August 31, 2018

NetNewsWire Comes Home

Brent Simmons:

After some years spent traveling the world, NetNewsWire is now back where it started! It’s my app again.

This makes me so happy. Here’s the first mention of NetNewsWire on this site.

I really enjoyed Steve Inskeep’s interview with Carlos Monje, Twitter’s head of public policy this morning. “Why do the users who know your service best, commonly describe it as a ‘cesspool’?” *Five seconds of dead air followed by a dodge.*

The new Chrome UI is really nice. My favorite tab style was the one with the angled sides with slightly curved corners, but this latest approach is pretty solid. I like that they moved the Google ID into the main bar and gave it a menu. I think the tabs could stand to lose some vertical space in order to line up better with the window controls though.

I updated my list of Pixar movies and short films.

August 20, 2018

The New New York Times

NYT: Meet Our New Home Page

In a few weeks, we will update our home page with a new design that we’ve been testing with a small group of readers since last year.


I don’t always sit in the passenger’s seat. But when I do, I prefer that the sunset does something like this.


The only time I feel like I ever see those wider-gamut colors that modern devices support is in these flowers.


Experimenting with title-less posts. Just like in the good ol’ days.

August 8, 2018

The Day Twitter Died

Matt Haughey:

Over the years I started to get increasingly frustrated with the decisions made by Twitter. Every six months or so something would happen that’d make me stop and ask why I still use the site and I kept thinking of all the new voices I’d read and enjoyed that I wouldn’t have been exposed to otherwise. But the looming doubt over the future of the service eventually became too great.

Brent Simmons:

Last night I deleted all my tweets going back to the beginning of Twitter time.


In effect, Twitter is at a moral crossroads — and choosing the wrong path. The choice to allow Jones and his rhetoric to remain active on the platform suggests that there is no point at which a situation will become morally reprehensible enough for the company to take a stand.

The Verge:

Dorsey’s preoccupation with appearing apolitical blinds him, and Twitter writ large, to the fact that inaction and selective enforcement are political acts.


I’m tired of rationalizing my participation on this site. If these are the voices that @jack and @twitter choose to amplify… it’s time for the rest of us to leave.

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