Micro.blog instead of Twitter. Flickr instead of Instagram. Now, Tumblr instead of Facebook as a possible bridging tool. The pieces of a more dispersed and less evil social media are starting to coagulate. Not a minute too soon.

Increasingly looking like I’m going to start putting money back for this notional 5.4” iPhone 5G in 2020. If work nonsense means I have to ride this SE for another year, yippie ki yay.

Starting to wonder how much of this iPhone X being a hair too big to be a hair too big is down to the case. It’s the Apple leather case so it’s about as slim as there is, and yet, every millimeter of width counts.

I think I could live with the XR processor/chipset in the body of an iPhone 7 if that’s the only new “small” phone we can get. It’s a joke that they’re reviewing 5.8” phones as small.

More than ever I’d love to see an iPhone X-Minus appear, but I don’t know when or how. If a 5.4” X-type or something else the size of the 8 or smaller doesn’t appear by September 2020, I’ll have some tough decisions to make.

The best social networks ever were Vox and 2008 Twitter. It’s all gone to hell since then. Now, to be honest, the group chat in Signal is the only thing that feels right or true.

Well I just deleted the Instagram app for Lent. We’ll see if it lasts. Twitter folks, hit me up if you want my vintage-2005 Flickr account info, because we now practice the archaic East Coast business model of “cash on the !-ing barrelhead for goods and services” around here

We need to agree on what we’re all leaving Instagram for, because we need to get the hell of anything of Facebook’s. (Possibly including Menlo Park, although that’s a lot of land to salt)

Almost done setting up my new old stock iPhone SE. Unlike its noble predecessor, the unlocked travel phone mortally wounded in a reclining business class seat, this is a Get Away From The World device. No news, work apps or social media. Except micro.blog :)

After two and a half weeks in Chile I’m reminded why everyone lit up when I said I was from San Francisco

Zip it, woodchuck. Everybody knows you only said “early spring” because that crowd would have spatchcocked you if you said six more weeks of polar vortex. #EatIm #ThousandPeopleFreezingTheirButtsOffWaitingToWorshipARat #MoreLikeThirtyThousandIRL

17 years since the White Ryda and Ebensburg and Phil saying to take the Rams and the points. 11 years since David Allan Coe at Cookies Caboose and Miss Money Sterling. Happy Groundhog Day from me and @citizenlav and the rest of Ploughboy Productions. Next year in Punxsutawney?

If Tim Cook doesn’t take immediate advantage of an open and shut opportunity to go full Lower Alabama on Facebook then you can forget about anyone ever checking the Beast of Menlo in a meaningful fashion

Patagonia, incidentally, is a delight and if I hadn’t pinched my beloved iPhone SE in the motorized seatback I would have little incentive to come back.

Raise a glass (in my case, yet another pisco sour) to the 25th anniversary of RAMDoubler. In the days when going from 8 to 16 MB of RAM cost hundreds of dollars and an embarrassing phone call, to do it with a mere INIT was !-ing magical.