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Simon Woods
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I enjoy writing, drinking coffee, and herding beasts. I am the author of Today I Learned, the unofficial Micro.blog companion.
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@JohnPhilpin I can see Sunlit to the right of Strata. You need to swipe on that section to see it.

This is because Apple are Very Good At Design and beyond reproach.

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@odd oooohhhh i want it

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@kaa Excuse me whilst my bones turn to dust.

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Strands #127 β€œRise and shine”

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Nice easy start to the day.

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Connections Puzzle #393

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Pretty easy.

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Wordle 1,115 6/6

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Annoying!

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@jean I have no idea why you moved. None at all.

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Wordle 1,114 4/6

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It took me fully five minutes from line 3 to get there. Stupid head cold.

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A nice reminder for all politicians in this country: you can still get your arse handed to you.

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Wordle 1,111 3/6

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Stings.

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@patrickrhone It helps! That part of my brain is restless and can cause problems without something to keep its attention.

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@chadkoh Oh wow those look both like exactly the type of thing we would also cherish for moving and the greatest source of anxiety once it's time to unpack them, heh.

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@odd @adders Makes sense given the historic number of people eligible to vote across the globe this year. What makes me feel uncomfortable is that this wasn't prioritised earlier, to be ready for this year.

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@kjz The EMA isn't something to brag about. It went hand-in-hand with Blair's real vision; convincing working class people that their children definitely should go to university without any of the necessary resources at pre-university stage. A-Levels were a fucking mess and at the same time many traditional Labour areas were fucked over in other ways.

I am nearly 40 years old and have yet to see anything anywhere near a mainstream Leftist political outlet.

If you're genuinely interested in not seeing the country lurch into right-wing monoculture, we have to start somehow. Progressives need to become much more pragmatic than I have ever known in my lifetime, and judging by what I've seen on the web I don't feel confident we have that in us.

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@JohnPhilpin @jean Just let me leave before it goes public πŸ«₯

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@manton Uh oh you caught them. All of the journalists are working on Shark Beat πŸ˜‚

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Wordle 1,109 3/6

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Complete guess. I had forgotten that was even a word!

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TIL the folks who you hire to the highest court of the land are able to decide whether you’re a good little boy or not. Staggering corruption, truly.

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Wordle 1,108 6/6

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That woke me up a little.

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@maique Nah that's not important. You're good πŸ˜‚

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@JohnBrady I've been thinking about that, and people I admire have spoken about how absurd it is that we even categorise books in this way.

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@pratik HAHAHAHA radical leftist

I believe many of the people from the US would literally have a heart attack when stepping foot in other countries.

"leftist" πŸ™„

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@JohnPhilpin At least the "R" is capitalised πŸ˜‚

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@odd ooh I like that

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To follow Leon’s post, itself a nod to Alan’s post, I say:

  • Narrow the audience.
  • Broaden the context.
  • Deepen the understanding.

We must help ourselves, otherwise we cannot hope to help others.

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@maique Is there anything better than port towns... I'm not sure.

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@chadkoh ugh the bane of unchecked centralisation! So sorry you're dealing with that crap.

Must say that 18 boxes is impressive. I can't imagine how we could whittle down our own collection of stuff to that extent.

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Strands #119 β€œCut and color”

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A well designed board and a pangram of which I never knew.

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Connections Puzzle #385

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That was fun.

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Wordle 1,107 2/6

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This is one of my favourite words, and that’s the first time that has happened. :)

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Strands #117 β€œThat’s my jam!”

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Super easy, thanks to the theme.

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Connections Puzzle #383

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A little easy but enjoyable.

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Wordle 1,105 6/6

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In good news, this is my longest streak so far.

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@JohnPhilpin Exactly why I have basically no time for people's opinions when they include "these days" and the like.

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Strands #116 β€œBetter together”

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Decently sized pangram today, which is nice.

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Connections Puzzle #382

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Purple took me a minute.

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Wordle 1,104 2/6

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Doing well today. 😎

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@patrickrhone My brain immediately started to pick apart the word and wondering about uses of Handyman vs handyman vs Handy Man vs Handy man vs handy man...

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@pratik or abstinence

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We’re going to our first community meeting tonight. After eight months we’ve already done so much more than we ever did in our previous homes.

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@toddgrotenhuis but why do i have to think about other people 😩😩😩

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Face ID has now been around for seven years. At the time it was introduced, Touch ID had been around for four years.

… πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ time πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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@odd For light and dark mode there is prefers-color-scheme. At the moment idk about anything more advanced than that option.

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@pratik I am fascinated by this particular subject. Not least because the entry point might be tech but it applies to everything we do.

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(Yes I’m ranting here and I know it.)

It’s tiring to see so much of The Little Boys Club culture on show when it comes to the tech industries.

Why are so many of the decision-makers in tech just shitty men who have failed to grasp even the most basic skill of asking first. It’s beyond pathetic.

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@manton @samgrover @jmanes The word consent has a definition. Many people on the open web β€” and tech in general β€” have clearly forgotten that.

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@robertbrook Is that Liverpool?

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Wordle 1,101 6/6

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The closest to Tetris I can remember getting.

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If you eat eggs, that’s great. But, I don’t care? This is not a callout. I was not thinking about you when I wrote what I wrote. I was thinking about the fact that I don’t like eggs. This was not an eggs-based personal callout to you.

β€” James Spencer, This is not a callout

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Strands #110 β€œWe do”

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I played Strands when it was in beta and enjoyed it quite a lot.