I had missed that David has added a new function to Blot “to step around the issues micro.blog was having with images in Blot’s RSS feeds”. This change should allow using the caching feature without missing images in the timeline. Have updated my post on the issue.
While recording the second episode of the microcast, I realised it is difficult to get a consistent tone in my voice across attempts. Every attempt sounded different - and every tone modified the environment the story played out in. It had to be done in single stretch.
Social community that you decide to be part of, matters. And this fact remains true even online. Every time I scroll through the Micro.blog timeline, I realise that the place is full of creators. So each visit inspires me to create more. It matters what you read.
No company launches as many chat services as Google shutdowns every few years. Hangouts first, Allo now. They just can’t their strategy for messaging right. And they seem to be driven too much by engineers to say no to a new one being launched.
Aha, the microcast Third-Person Voice is approved by Apple and is available on iTunes now. Do subscribe, of course, only if you want to join me as I struggle with, but attempt to get better at narrating the short stories I write. Hope this goes as planned.🤞🏽🙂
I am always split on supporting both a dark and light mode of one’s website, especially for the text-heavy one. I think one should decide what the design for her site is to be - users have reading modes in the browsers where they can select how they want to view the text.
I subconsciously ignore anything listicle these days, so much so that I do not even read the complete title. Same applies to ads. I guess this says something about the state of my mind while on internet - always on the defensive.
I recently (and nervously) published the first episode of a microcast featuring the short stories by me. I’ve no idea if the experiment would play out well. But it’s something that I always wanted to attempt and put out there. It satisfies a long-standing itch of my curious mind.
I attempted recording and publishing a microcast for the first time with Wavelength for micro.blog - boy, @manton has made audio posts so simple. It’s almost too easy for anyone and everyone to post quick thoughts as audio snippets. It can potentially change the podcasting space.
We would soon be able to ask Alexa to play music from Apple Music too. That’s a welcome development, especially for playlists and radio. And so not from Apple’s typical playbook. Especially with.. HomePod. But I guess Apple’s focus on their services business now calls for that.
Google keeps struggling with their re-entry in China market - another day, another leak from internal sources against Dragonfly. I do not remember any project from any organization that has seen so much friction internally, playing out in public. No side is ready to back down.