It's even worse than it appears..
Maybe the thing I'm most proud of is that the blogroll can host Jay Graber, CEO of Bluesky, because they support outbound RSS. I can also follow Eugen Rochko, founder of Mastodon, for the same reason. And of course Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic, whose WordPress supported RSS from inception. Bluesky, Mastodon and WordPress, in the same social web. One of those Golden Spike moments. #
The blogroll is a lot like combined with its successor All this happened first in 1999. Today's blogroll is far in advance technically from the blogrolls of 25 years ago.#
When I was growing up they taught us that humans were the only animals that were conscious. They wasn't any scientific evidence of this, we know now, because it obviously isn't true. And to my own credit, I was sure it was bullshit when I was a kid. #
Finally seeing a real blogroll bug. We're getting notified that feeds are updating that we aren't following, yet they're showing up in my blogroll anyway. Either have to add some code or look for a bug. Good thing I've got the only really deployed blogroll now.#
This is a nit, but it bugs me anyway. I'd love to know why Threads, which in every way is a modern JavaScript app running in a web browser, uses urls that begin with www. In 2024. There's no harm in it, it's just there was a consensus a long time ago that the www part was not necessary. #
  • We've noted this before.#
  • Established facts about Trump eventually lose their currency, reporters forget and report it as big news next time they see it happening. #
  • Trump's fealty to Putin for example. How could a reporter forget that? Yet they seem to. #
  • Two moments to bring you back. #
  • Picture 1.#
  • Picture 2.#
  • There are so many of these pictures. #
  • Remember we tried letting Trump play president, we shouldn't have survived it, and in a lot of ways we didn't.#
  • Collectively we're like the main character in The Sixth Sense (no spoilers, but if you have seen it you know what I mean).#
  • So please, dear reporters and editors, try to factor actual proven facts into the context of your reporting.#
  • Four things.#
    • We're selling ourselves out by letting Facebook own a new social network and not putting that energy into building something that preserves our choice.#
    • I understand that Facebook's claims of supporting the Fedisphere won't amount to anything. They will end up controlling what interop means, which means we end up with yet another app store, with all the nonsense that comes with. Welcome to CyberDisneyland.#
    • You know all this, as well as I do. But we have decided not to care.#
    • This is exactly how we snookered ourselves into using Twitter for 17 years.#

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