It’s a “polite” way of saying “I don’t want to hear about or debate this, so shut up as I’m ending this conversation.” Once I realised that I’ve tried to cut it from my vocabulary.
Even more simply: “[Consider] unblocking us”. It clearly describes the action they’d like the reader to take, rather than the (poorly named) tool/setting, which not everyone will connect with.
We got ACNH the other day, and both love it. My partner doesn’t normally play video games, yet she’s _hooked_. It’s really relaxing!
This started happening to me last year, and it was one of the things that annoyed me enough to make me ok with ditching IG when I started considering dropping the whole FB ecosystem.
Well that’s another app to uninstall from my iPhone… 🙄
We’ve been experiencing that exact sort of behaviour since the very start of lockdown. It’s made shopping far more stressful than it needs to be.
Some people still don’t seem to grasp that _all_ our behaviours needs to change during this time.
Hah, you’re certainly not the only one to do this! 😅
It was in part the over-abundance of "look how productive I’ve been during lockdown" posts I’ve been seeing recently which inspired it – I wanted to remind others (and myself) that it’s OK not to have "achieved" in this time 🙂
If anything, I might be working from home, but I _feel_ busier than ever. And a lot of the time I just don’t have the "headspace" left afterwards to do much other than switch off over something fairly mindless and familiar.
Same. No matter which distro I’m running, Arch is usually where I end up when trying to fix or configure something new.
I had mine out a couple of weeks ago, and I’ll be getting it out again this weekend 😅
It’s been years since I last used a Mac, so might be off on this with the latest versions, but as I remember it: a .dmg isn’t an "installer" in the strictest sense. It’s more like a .zip file, and contains a self-contained app bundle which can be dragged-and-dropped into the Applications folder. A .pkg, however, is an executable and can be used to script deploying parts of an application which can’t be contained in a simple bundle.
Wishing you all a speedy and easy recovery!
I really love this idea, Colin, as well as the general setup of treating your blog as distinct days, rather than a simple "stream" of posts. I’ve been experimenting with some similar ideas on my test site, but I haven’t quite cracked a format I like as much as you have. I’d love to know more about your setup and how this was done.
The cat’s out of the bag on e-scooters, whether they’re technically illegal or not. Over the last few months I’ve seen a steadily increasing number of commuters using them around my town, so I can only imagine it’s similar in more densely populated areas.
It should be noted though, that I _truly_ hate the sound of my own voice, so that’s unlikely to happen
My partner played Roller Derby until late last year, and was heavily involved in it for several years. It was quite popular as an "alternative" sport a few years ago, particularly among women. The popularity of it seems to be on the wane again, after a high point 3-5 years ago. From what I gather, a lot has changed in how the sport is played in recent years.
I installed the Redirection plugin on my site purely because I needed to redirect from my old Jekyll-generated feed to the WordPress feed when I migrated over. /me engages "smug mode" 😅
It used to be people used FeedBurner to provide an unchanging address for their feeds (and fix the *many* problems in various RSS/Atom implementations at the time). The idea was that it was independent from your blog software, so could be a fixed point of truth. All the site owner had to do was update the configuration whenever they switched software. Eventually FeedBurner was purchased by Google, went out of fashion, and people slowly forgot about it…
FeedBurner itself is – surprisingly – still running, and I bet a good proportion of the feeds linked to it still work – whether or not they’re still active. I know when I logged in last year there were a bunch of my own still merrily chugging away without any intervention. Many of my oldest subscriptions still seem to use it, too.
When I started being more conscious about how I referred to people, I found I quickly fell into a habit of using “hey folks” for this. It just felt the most natural.
I ran into this exact same problem, and I ended up removing Twitter as a source in Microsub, because it felt too "high volume" to suit the UIs available right now.
Chris Aldrich has a large variety of blogs and other sources available on his “Following” page, complete with OPML files: https://boffosocko.com/about/following/
I think *my* idealised end goal would be to have an "Insert [Post Kind]" button in the Block Editor, which when I give it a URL inserts a Block with all of the correct mark-up for the information available (essentially inserting an equivalent of the current post_kinds template files). Ideally the block would give me options to toggle icons/snippets, edit some of the data, etc.
By having the Post Kinds as a Block, the user would be free to insert the information wherever they like in the post, and even have multiple "Kinds" attached to a single post.
Admittedly, I don’t know what would be needed to enable this, so I might be imagining something which isn’t realistically possible…
This is a really useful tool – thanks for sharing! I once went through this exercise manually, and it was incredibly time-consuming. Having this tool back then would’ve saved me hours.
TIL my kids are a mix of “Gen Z” and “Gen Alpha”…
That would make it a truly “one-stop” app for everything! I already watch a lot of my YouTube subscriptions through Inoreader (when I’m not watching on the TV), as it handles the feeds for these really well. Podcasts seem like an obvious next step.
That should be the emoji fixed… I was originally using the HTML entity to show them, but switching to the "typed" version seems to work more universally.