It's even worse than it appears..
Podcast: I was cc'd on a Masto thread re wtf happened to the blogosphere. I started writing, and couldn't keep up with my mind, so I opened up my iPhone and started talking about what happened and what we should and shouldn't do if we want to rebuild the war-torn landscape of blogging and feeds, that still exists. I addressed this to Brad DeLong one of the earliest bloggers, and a user, not a developer, as in "users and developers party together." We can still have it all, imho -- but we need users to work with the developers. 15 minutes. #
Ken Smith says the above podcast is not a rant. 😄#
I block people who paste screen shots of Trump tweets into my timeline.#
Alexa do you really have to say good evening or good morning before answering every freaking request. Thank you.#
My go-to song these days is Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix. Totally awful lyrics. But oh is so fine otherwise. #
  • Rather than just preaching how feed readers could easily accommodate both titled and title-less items, as I have been, I put up a prototype that illustrates, with real data. It's not a lot of work, I developed this from scratch in one full programming day. Still have a little work tomorrow. #
  • Here's how it deals with three test feeds. #
  • I will publish the source tomorrow, and hopefully skilled UI designers will have a look and then maybe we can approach the developers at each of the feed reader developers, and get past this. #

Last update: Saturday December 10, 2022; 12:20 PM EST.

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