Monthly Archives: August 2018

Seeing people go to mastodon instead of Micro.blog makes me feel sad. I don’t know why, I have no money invested in it. Maybe it was the emotional commitment. I also strongly agree with @liss on the upcoming Analog(ue) that mastodon is too complicated. Micro.blog just needs that last 10% of feel polish that Mastodon has.

Micro.blog almost two years in feels like a well executed alpha. Along with all of the clients, including my own retired one.

My family is going on a short trip this weekend and I want to do some coding in Xcode to learn Obj-C, here are my options:

  1. Xcode 4 on a 2007 MacBook running Mac OS X Lion

  2. Xcode 3 on a 2007 MacBook running Mac OS X Snow Leopard

  3. VNC into my desktop at home on a 2007 MacBook.

I think it’s humorous that there is anger over the deactivation of Twitter’s streaming API, but Micro.blog can’t say “Hey come over here!” because it doesn’t even have a streaming API.

To install Tweetie 2.0 I had to downgrade my iPad 2 to iOS 6, install an old version of iTunes, use Charles Proxy to intercept iTunes’ http requests and switch the version. Fun Fact: the official twitter app still has the bundle id “com.atebits.Tweetie2”.