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Hi! This is the Micro.blog user connected to my website: Havn.blog. If you're on Mastodon/Firefish/etc, you can follow me by searching for @havn@micro.blog. (Oh, and sadly I won't see your likes - so please comment instead! 😊)
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@jsonbecker I especially agree with the point regarding Meta. But while I agree with some other points, as a European (not member of the EU, though!), both this and much of Gruber's coverage, drips with hate for Europe. Luckily not something I'm used to, though - so I'll take it! But it's palpable.

There's just so much they don't understand - like how it's absolutely by design that Europe don't have behemoth corporations. In the US the only thing to trigger anti-trust is things relating to customers - while here it's also passed to encourage more and smaller companies.

(Though, the best thing would've been if the companies fixed it on their own terms, or that the US had done something a long time ago.)

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@MitchW Yeah - I really agree with this. Most Mastodon apps put up read more buttons on longer posts anyway!

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@keenan Interesting! Sounds pretty good - especially considering they're cheaper than the Maxs (not cheap, though).

I like how easy it is to put sound from my Apple TV to my Airpods (Pro) - but it, of course, doesn't work with the Switch. I'm aiming for a Sonos Arc setup next year, so Sonos headphones would be an upgrade in that regard!

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@keenan They look handsome. 👌🏻 First impressions, compared to the Max?

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@chiawase Such a gem! Just drips with style. 👌🏻

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@vincent Ah, that's a bummer - I vastly preferred Gluon to the official client! But you gotta do what's best for you. 🙂

I'll still follow your work!

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@pawel This is the way. 🙏🏻

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@pratik Yeah, I've done that a couple of times - but I can try again. Maybe also wait like a day between every step. 🙃

(I've also both had it in my normal head file and the tiny theme micro hook.)

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Any advice, from @help or someone else, on how to get Mastodon verification to work? I’ve currently placed my link in the head (and had it there for months), but nothing happens over at Mastodon.

My head HTML, showing the link.
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@jsit Isn't that a bit like me saying I can litter, because one person's amount of trash doesn't matter in the big picture?

I'm not entirely sure what I want to do with crawling myself. But I think we should be mindful of not doing what we think is right because we think we don't matter.

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@Mtt Feedbin backend (I like to have it separate, so I easily can switch clients), and Lire for reading. It looks good, and has the visual customisation I need. But the killer feature is that it can cache truncated RSS feeds (so give you the entire content, but in the same style as RSS). I also like that you can have entries send you to the website itself, in an in-app browser. And you can choose which type of rendering (those two plus more) you want per feed.

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@jsonbecker Ah, cool. I love their pedal names!

It's a Noble Preamp. 😎 (Which also provides power.) The underside of the board, with cables and soldering.

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@jsonbecker Nice. Which pedal? And what does the red one do?

Here's my board (I play bass): (But I'm also working on a remake! Some new pedals on the way here as well.)

Linden EQ, MXR Dyna Comp, MXR Thump, T-rex Replay Box, Bear Hug Compressor, Bearfoot Queen Bee, an AB switch, Boss tuner and a hidden Noble Preamp under the board. Three jacks and an XLR on the side panel of the board. Power input on the other side.
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@stroughtonsmith I think the thing they don't want to pay for is the cost of Cloud AI. This would probably be way higher than the cost of porting something to HomePods. (See also: iPhone 15/14 Pro.)

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@jsonbecker Looks clean! Do you have an image of the top-side?

(But as someone who puts pedalboards together, I'm a bit bothered by the wasted space. 🙈)

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@jsonbecker Yeah, I use Spotlight a bunch as well. But I don't love the slight delay after typing (maybe because I "only" have a 13 Mini). So for that reason, and that Spotlight is clunky to use with one hand, I often prefer the App Library. And after having used it for a while, and as we've learned about each other, it's become pretty useful! I usually know beforehand which apps are on the front page, and which are in folders. And I also know which categories my apps are. (I can see that it's frustrating if not!)

Yeah, as mentioned in the post I'm excited for the changes to Control Center! And I guess the current CC placement is slightly less obnoxious on a Mini phone. :P So I kinda like that I have the Lock Screen/Home Screen in the middle, and then useful stuff, with different use-cases, one swipe away top, left and right.

I obviously wouldn't mind total customisation, though (like being able to place Control Centre screens wherever). But I do think it's a case for the Today View that it does something quite unique: Be an accessible, and scrollable, place for Home Screen widgets. At the same time, I do agree that it's a bit of on oddball in the OS!

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Just discovered your blog. It is certainly, uh. NICE. ☕

@ronkjeffries: Hah, thanks - I think? 😅

If you ever try to make something similar, feel free to ask me if you have questions! I'm no expert, but I've noodled a lot. :P

My style is similar, but I just use a second page with widgets. The Today widgets are less supported and feel out of place and entirely have replacement with standard widgets for me.

@jsonbecker: Yeah - I don't really use any old-style Today widgets - only the new standard widgets. So it's almost exactly like having a standard Home Screen with only widgets, but with the following pros:

  • I use the App Library more, so I like that it's only one swipe to get there. To me it makes sense that I unlock into the "centre" screen (with one swipe left/right to the other two screens), instead of unlocking to the leftmost screen, and with one/two swipes to the right. Then the left swipe is kind of wasted. (This just gave me the idea that it would be nice to be able to choose which screen you unlock into, if you have several selected. A "Start Screen".)
  • I like the access from the Lock Screen.
  • It scrolls vertically.
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🌱 My Watch Collection (Of Only Sub $100 Watches) havn.blog
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Please Don't Kill The "Today View" havn.blog
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@amerpie I, sadly, haven't found a use for Tanaka's apps (I don't consume music in a way that fits his apps, and subscribe to YouTube Premium, so don't mind the default app), but they look really nice!

Typora also looks really nice - but I just like the combo of Paper, Ulysses and NotePlan so much. :)

I've never heard of Qspace! I used Path Finder for a while, but found it a bit clunky to use a Finder alternative... You think Qspace is worth that faff?

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@amerpie Thanks! 🙏🏻 Any you would add to the list? Especially in terms of feel.

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Pinging the App Addict himself, as you might like this post, @amerpie? =)

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Similar Apps to Bear and Things 3 havn.blog
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@pawel Finder, Firefox, Anybox, BusyCal, Everlog, Bike, NotePlan, Paper, Ulysses, tot, Nova, Warp, Mona, Lire, Mail, Telegram, Messeges, Settings, Floorp (but icon made by me), Photos, TimeMator, Notes, App Store, (1Password). =)

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@pawel Here's mine. 🙂

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@daringfireball @gruber @viticci

1) What do you think of their pov (talked about in the last @appstories) that they're opposed to every company who "strip mines the Web" (@johnvoorhees@macstories.net's phrase), but that they're more disappointed in Apple. That they had higher hopes for a company that has spent a lot of energy placing themselves "in the intersection between technology and the liberal arts".

2) The relationship between search engines and creators has always been a bit complicated - but I think most agree that the latter does get a bunch out of it. But I'm way more unsure of if LLMs are a net-good for creators, and thus the Web. What do you think? How are the LLMs contributing back? (I fear the click-through will be way less when the model has already summarised everything.)

3) I absolutely think there are some good arguments for that models should be able to train on other people's content. And there might be good arguments for me be allowed to drive my car through a mall - but "that humans are allowed to", is not one. Similarly, "(...) the standards for LLMs should be similar to those we hold people to", is a terrible argument in my mind. Humans ≠ Machines - and we must evaluate them separately. IMO, these large models are a big enough shift, from previous machines, that they need new rules. Just like cars needed new rules.

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@teisam Vi får ikke lov til å installere alternative butikker - så komisk om vi ikke får ting som iPhone Mirroring. (Ulempene men ikke fordelene av DMA?)

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Two (Ultra-Cheap) DI Boxes From China havn.blog
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Idéer til kommunikasjon og samarbeid i skolen havn.blog
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@teisam Ikke hørt så mye sjæl. Tror jeg blir litt for sliten av AI-snakk. Gruber har jeg fått helt i vrangstrupen - så dét gidder jeg ikke.

(Men ATP hørte jeg på. Har null problemer med stemmene! Har vel blitt vant til dem. 🙂)

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Same! I have it mapped to Caps Lock + The-key-left-of-z (which ISO keyboards have). Always in reach! @MitchW

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@MitchW I've read this before - but it still brings a little tear to my eye. :)

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What Makes Telegram Great havn.blog
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Things I've Enjoyed This Week (22) havn.blog
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When Was the Last Time You Heard Someone Discuss the "Quality" of a Chat App? havn.blog
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Hi, @help! I tried to clean up some blog posts, but some of them are stuck… When changing dates didn’t work, I tried to delete and republish. But the deleted posts are still live on my site, even though they’re not in the “Posts” list… Is there a place I can view the database or something?

So, the problem is that some posts are not in the “Posts” list, but they are live on my website. =/

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Some Scripts for Native Tagging of Markdown Files havn.blog
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Does Apple "Care" About Our Privacy? havn.blog
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My Search Engine Is Perhaps My Favourite Tech Service havn.blog
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An Introduction to Mad Max havn.blog
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Things I Enjoyed This Week (20) havn.blog
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Micro.blog's Amazing New Reply Feature havn.blog