2018-12-04: Smart assistants are still surprisingly stupid. Both Siri and Google...

2018-12-03: I dropped my XS on the weekend and now have...

2018-11-30: I’ve been studying Japanese for the past couple of days...

2018-11-26: I’m trying to watch The Last Jedi again and while...

2018-11-25: On the Yamanote line.

2018-11-21: My wife eats Kit Kats by first breaking them inside...

2018-11-21: At the hospital.

2018-11-20: Finally got my son to go to sleep and now...

2018-11-14: Turns out leaving the planning of your wife’s birthday present...

2018-11-14: It’s been more than a month and I’m not in...

2018-11-12: I’ve had a blog post about how I first started...

2018-11-06: I’m working from home for the next two weeks. It’s...

2018-10-26: I still think about the phrase ‘carry-o’ the champ’ multiple...

2018-10-25: Apropos nothing but I’m listening to R.E.M.’s Green and I...

2018-10-22: I share the desire that people like @marco have expressed...

2018-10-17: Still haven’t used Siri shortcuts.

2018-10-17: I remain a fan of Droplr but it’s really disappointing...

2018-10-16: It’s kind of a relief to see people start criticising...

2018-10-15: It’s been a long five days.

2018-10-08: I’m not quite sure where the day went.

2018-10-05: I don’t mean to say people are wrong about their...

2018-10-04: I wrote a how-to guide on pushing from 1Writer to...

2018-10-03: Dear iOS Autocorrect It’s been more than ten years and...

2018-10-03: I’ve got an action in 1Writer that saves the currently...

2018-10-03: I’ve had an iPhone XS Max for a week. Here...

2018-10-03: Face ID is both incredible and disappointing. The number of...

2018-10-02: I want to enjoy reading fiction more but it always...

2018-10-01: I started Creative Selection last night and I’m already halfway...

2018-09-29: Keybase wouldn’t let me reuse my device name so I...

2018-09-29: It’s 2018 and I cannot set up a recurring payment...

2018-09-27: Reinstalling 1Writer solved the crashing loop but I lost the...

2018-09-27: I completely broke 1Writer with a JavaScript action that called...

2018-09-27: The silver lining of needing to switch from Editorial is...

2018-09-26: Oh no. Now I understand why everyone was saying Editorial...

2018-09-26: How can it be that none of the animoji have...

2018-09-26: Overcast’s new Now Playing screen just looks weird on the...

2018-09-26: First impressions of the iPhone XS Max (coming from the...

2018-09-26: Just looked at my 7+ and the screen already looks...

2018-09-26: Better luck transferring from an iCloud backup. I don’t know...

2018-09-26: My attempts to transfer my settings to the iPhone XS...

2018-09-25: I might be going to pick up an iPhone XS...

2018-09-25: I might have purchased an iPhone XS Max 64 GB...

2018-09-25: I’m glad that Medium still supports RSS feeds but wish...

2018-09-23: Ian Buruma being in the news reminded me of my...

2018-09-21: I’ve been trying out Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12 with...

2018-09-20: I wish you could reverse the order of items in...

2018-09-20: I’m not a huge fan of unnecessary haptic feedback. Why...

2018-09-20: Interesting article on the failure of 3D Touch. It’s a...

2018-09-20: Stayed up most of the night finishing the outstanding documentation...

2018-09-19: I cannot get used to how fat the GPS icon...

2018-09-18: Great to finally have favicons in Safari tabs but boy...

2018-09-18: It’s silly the extent to which this bothers me but...

2018-09-18: So far iOS 12 hasn’t really rocked my world. Outside...

2018-09-17: I’m unreasonably upset by the lack of realism in the...

2018-09-16: I quite like the new look to Gmail and Google...

2018-09-16: It’s just occurred to me that the fact that E....

2018-09-15: I almost pre-ordered an iPhone XS Max in the early...

2018-09-14: I only just noticed that his name is Schiller and...

2018-09-14: Sad to discover that the Exponent podcast has, for all...

2018-09-13: Apple’s chip team deserves all the plaudits they receive but...

2018-09-13: Not sure what to do about the new phones and...

2018-09-12: Pet peeve: calling interviews ‘conversations’.

2018-09-12: The quality of the cellular connection in this part of...

2018-09-12: There’s no better demonstration of the human capacity for ingenuity...

2018-09-11: Saying that I’m strongly considering upgrading to the new Apple...

2018-09-11: I’m excited to see what surprises Apple has in store...

2018-09-10: How did I not get a notification at any point...

2018-09-10: We were just switched to Windows 10 (from what was...

2018-09-09: I’ve been experimenting with Mastodon via the ruby.social instance for...

2018-09-09: I’m pleased to report that the battery life on my...

2018-09-06: The pundits may be right on the moral correctness of...

2018-09-06: The battery life on my Series 2 Apple Watch has...

2018-09-05: I’m considering having my Jekyll image gallery plugin generate an...

2018-09-04: I don’t know if it’s the typhoon or not but...

2018-09-04: I managed to remove the 3TB hard disk that was...

2018-09-03: A couple of years back I read an article about...

2018-09-03: So far, so good with the Synology. Setup was very...

2018-09-02: I love ‘American Pie’ but ‘Bad news on the doorstep...

2018-09-01: I just did what I should have done at the...

2018-08-30: I’m trying to work out whether I hate OpenVPN’s old...

2018-08-28: Inbox zero!

2018-08-27: I feel silly for not using my Kindle more (all...

2018-08-27: So I’ve bought a shredder.

2018-08-27: It’s really too hot for late August. I worry about...

2018-08-25: I finally went and saved the rewrite of the Jekyll...

2018-08-24: I never wanted to be one of those people who...

2018-08-24: Inspired by @endonend’s home screen, here’s mine.

2018-08-23: The NYT removing the bylines of journalists on their home...

2018-08-22: Currently listening to Nightconcert by Erroll Garner.

2018-08-22: Despite saying they’re out til tomorrow, DayOne Support replied to...

2018-08-22: Just upgraded to DayOne 3.0 only to be told on...

2018-08-22: I wonder if there’s a point with AirPods where you...

2018-08-21: I’m not sure anything makes me as happy as deleting...

2018-08-21: I feel like people don’t talk about Ugly Betty enough....

2018-08-20: I’ve mostly avoided the discussions about Micro.blog for reasons explained...

2018-08-20: I finally went to the effort of hiding the New...

2018-08-19: I hate that they’re called ‘toots’.

2018-08-18: It’s been almost a week and I’m the umpteenth person...

2018-08-18: Really beautiful weather in Tokyo today. It felt like the...

2018-08-16: I wish Mastodon had used an alternative to @ for...

2018-08-16: That feeling when your new tests pass far too easily...

2018-08-16: The song stuck in my head currently is Common’s ‘Testify’....

2018-08-15: I never stop being disappointed that Japanese KFC doesn’t have...

2018-08-14: I’m enjoying deadmau5’s Where’s the Drop?

2018-08-14: Finally managed to get our daughter to take her afternoon...

2018-08-13: I ended up getting a set of AirPods after all....

2018-08-13: I’m pretty sure of two things: (1) my BeatsX earphones...

2018-08-12: My beloved BeatsX earphones won’t turn on :(

2018-08-11: Ugh, it’s probably the fact that I’m doing a full-scale...

2018-08-09: I support the idea of publishing to open platforms but...

2018-08-08: That thing where, near what you thought was the end...

2018-08-08: Remember WiMAX? No, me either.

2018-08-06: The ad reads in Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Revisionist History’ are delightful....

2018-08-02: I wonder what Shaun Inman is doing these days. I...

2018-08-02: Every couple of months I get curious about Mastodon and...

2018-08-02: I wish the bug in Icro that prevents certain links...

2018-08-01: I wish Safari (especially Mobile Safari) had the concept of...

2018-07-31: Back to Inbox Zero.

2018-07-30: Is there any better feeling than writing a test that...

2018-07-23: Ugh, just damaged the back of a rental car. Not...

2018-07-10: How did I get into the position where I needed...

2018-07-09: After a year of working from home three afternoons a...

2018-07-04: My image gallery plugin for Jekyll now allows the maximum...

2018-06-29: Refactoring like a boss.

2018-06-25: I’m supposed to be working from home but it’s a...

2018-06-24: Look, I’m not saying I’m solely responsible for Apple’s keyboard...

2018-06-23: In retrospect, it really seems like it should have been...

2018-06-17: With the new beta of Sunlit making the app much...

2018-06-16: Ho-ly shiiiiiiit: the new timeline in the beta version of...

2018-06-15: The problem looks like it might have gone but I...

2018-06-13: Is there a secret document that explains how Jekyll’s generators...

2018-06-11: I’m fascinated but how much ‘cooler’ you can make a...

2018-06-08: That feeling where you’ve been reading too much and words...

2018-06-07: I had some of these at the end of my...

2018-06-07: Here’s a truly great post by @danielpunkass on why Apple’s...

2018-06-07: I don’t see the point of ARKit unless Apple has...

2018-06-06: I’m refactoring some code I wrote six months ago and...

2018-06-06: I didn’t realise until I saw a poster this morning...

2018-06-05: The Siri shortcuts stuff announced at WWDC was the most...

2018-06-04: I’m worried the reason there’s not been much that’s leaked...

2018-06-01: I wrote a post breaking down an evening as a...

2018-05-31: Shea Serrano gets at it. The reason the success of...

2018-05-30: I may have said this already but that’s simply additional...

2018-05-30: I’ve finally given up trying to use Apple Maps as...

2018-05-26: This is some incredible basketball.

2018-05-25: Finally completely the mobile number portability process for my wife’s...

2018-05-25: While we’re all talking about Bond themes can I be...

2018-05-24: A regular reminder that it’s 2018 and Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ still...

2018-05-24: Related: I need to go through my old blog and...

2018-05-24: I (finally) finished the list of podcasts I’m listening to...

2018-05-24: I still want to tweak things a bit more but...

2018-05-23: I think I’m going to become a person who writes...

2018-05-23: I’m loving almost everything about 1.0.2 of @hartlco’s Icro. The...

2018-05-22: I made a little more progress with my blog design...

2018-05-22: I’m not sure if this is of interest to anyone...

2018-05-20: There was a good discussion initiated by @jasonshew about a...

2018-05-18: I’m thinking about creating a Jekyll plugin for generating photo...

2018-05-17: I’m not going to lie: Infinite Jest is not easy...

2018-05-17: Time to write that blog post about the podcasts I’m...

2018-05-16: I’m worried I’ve acclimatised my body to always wanting to...

2018-05-14: I got a bit further in the blog redesign. I...

2018-05-14: Why’d the American Embassy need to be moved to Jerusalem...

2018-05-14: I desperately hope iOS 12 improves notifications. It’s perhaps the...

2018-05-14: I’m having a crack at redesigning my blog and am...

2018-05-13: Tried to show my daughter Beauty and the Beast and...

2018-05-13: Ooh, new Arctic Monkeys album. More push notifications like this,...

2018-05-11: I made my little mock-up yesterday entirely on my phone...

2018-05-10: Mocked up on my phone so it’s pretty rough. I...

2018-05-10: Maybe the problem with the Internet is something to do...

2018-05-10: Following the discussion with @sakurina, I have an idea for...

2018-05-10: It’s crazy how much more I’m checking MB with Icro....

2018-05-10: The Internet connectivity in central Tokyo is really atrocious right...

2018-05-08: Problem with connecting to my work VPN seems to be...

2018-05-08: I’m sad the new Micro.blog app Icro by @hartlco is...

2018-05-07: I didn’t make as much progress with my ‘free’ time...

2018-05-07: Great post by @jamesshelley about how the independent web needs...

2018-05-05: I’ve been following his Twitter for what must be the...

2018-05-05: Happy Children’s Day! Alas, now at the end of Golden...

2018-05-03: I’m typing this on my laptop supercomputer that is connected...

2018-05-02: Very glad that Sunlit now allows you to set a...

2018-05-02: Yay! Sunlit now lets you post to a different MB...

2018-05-01: Disappointed I forgot to check-in to the place I had...

2018-04-30: It’s been two days since I checked genius.com and I’m...

2018-04-30: I wish I’d brought that bottle I was thinking about...

2018-04-30: Aww, no dinosaurs?

2018-04-29: Dear iOS Predictive Text, nobody means to write ‘st least’....

2018-04-28: I can’t find anyone else with this problem but I...

2018-04-26: I have the Westworld theme stuck in my head and...

2018-04-26: That thing where people talk to their phone by holding...

2018-04-24: One episode of Westworld down and, while it was to...

2018-04-24: I would also suggest that if you’re not following @kimonostereo...

2018-04-24: Thank you to @kimonostereo for suggesting me in his Micro...

2018-04-23: Currently listening to Common’s ‘The Corner’.

2018-04-20: It’s weird that Spotify still doesn’t work with Amazon Echos...

2018-04-20: My favourite thing at the moment is New Zealander and...

2018-04-19: Joel Breckinridge Bassett has been documenting Suica error flicker on...

2018-04-19: Yahoo! Japan’s (very good) iOS map app displays its name...

2018-04-19: How would you pronounce ‘Dara’? I’d say ‘Dahra’ but the...

2018-04-19: I’m seeing a lot more AirPods these days.

2018-04-18: I started an Apple Music playlist to collect acoustic covers...

2018-04-18: With the latest series of scandals in the U.S., I’ve...

2018-04-15: Is ‘tapcafe’ a word that Timothy Zahn simply made up?...

2018-04-10: God, the icon for the iPhone’s Apple Watch app is...

2018-04-10: The suggestion that the upcoming Mac Pro would be ARM-based...

2018-04-05: CRAIG MOD: What’s so insidious about the advertising stuff online...

2018-04-05: Speaking of @mentions, I’m constantly frustrated: if you reply to...

2018-04-05: As I understand it, @manton didn’t include a like/heart mechanic...

2018-04-02: ‘Desiccated’ feels like it should have two Ss and one...

2018-04-01: I don’t know if this is a pleasant side effect...

2018-03-31: I got a GEDCOM file from my grandfather this evening...

2018-03-30: I hate everyone who ever had anything to do with...

2018-03-29: Well today I forgot the syntax for a for-loop. Middle...

2018-03-29: This is so ridiculously petty but one of the things...

2018-03-27: Conjecture: The Switch is successful because Nintendo can release games...

2018-03-26: The ball-tampering scandal involving the Australians in South Africa is...

2018-03-25: The thing I miss most about iAd was retina quality...

2018-03-23: I don’t know what spurred it but I’ve gotten back...

2018-03-23: Another episode to add to my series of delayed realisations....

2018-03-22: It’s not strictly connected to the current controversy but today...

2018-03-22: It’s only just occurred to me why a company that...

2018-03-20: I broke down earlier this morning and checked Twitter again...

2018-03-20: Not sure if I have a cold again or really...

2018-03-17: My current home screen.

2018-03-17: After a bit of a hiatus, back to hacking on...

2018-03-16: Apple Music has a playlist for every Triple J Hottest...

2018-03-16: It’s weird there isn’t a Blu-Ray release for Snow Falling...

2018-03-16: I’m noticing a disturbing trend of men using their mobile...

2018-03-15: My friend Brandon has a post about his trip to...

2018-03-15: Nothing better encapsulates the absurdity of the sexist division of...

2018-03-15: Why aren’t Yahoo Japan’s apps available outside the Japanese App...

2018-03-12: I’m stumped as to why Safari is so shithouse at...

2018-03-10: It’s astounding how good the first nine minutes of A...

2018-03-08: I’ve thought for a long time that Apple should release...

2018-03-08: Am in the process of moving from GitHub Pages to...

2018-03-07: Reading about the PC-98 (via a link from @JacksonOfTrades) and...

2018-03-05: So here’s a book review of a children’s picture book....

2018-03-05: Am wondering if wanting to have separate Micro.blog accounts for...

2018-03-04: There has to be a killer thesis on Doraemon and...

2018-03-03: Netgear’s routers use MD5-signed certificates for the OpenVPN networks they...

2018-03-02: So I’ve been generating a 4096-bit prime for more than...

2018-02-26: After listening to @gruber and @marco discuss to do apps,...

2018-02-26: The lyric ‘as the second hand unwinds’ is one of...

2018-02-24: Adding a navigable cursor to blessed’s text inputs is melting...

2018-02-22: About a week ago, I posted on Micro.blog about how...

2018-02-22: There was a period in the 2000s where I would...

2018-02-21: ‘Goldman Sachs’ is one of those names that if it...

2018-02-21: For reasons I can’t explain, I’ve decided to patch Blessed...

2018-02-15: I don’t know if the RapGenius guys ever built a...

2018-02-15: Good piece by @joec about ‘smart’ speakers but I wanted...

2018-02-13: BeatsX earphones are terrific. I’m sad they don’t get the...

2018-02-12: I bought a LIVA Z last night and it just...

2018-02-12: Frank Chimero wrote up a talk he’s given a couple...

2018-02-11: A couple of days ago I discovered there’s a guy...

2018-02-11: I’ve updated my personal home page with a new look....

2018-02-09: Did you ever wonder why Japanese iPhones have an unmutable...

2018-02-08: Need to write a blog post about using Travis CI...

2018-02-07: Upgrade to Raspbian Stretch appears to have been a success!...

2018-02-07: I’m upgrading my Raspberry Pi remotely from Raspbian Jessie to...

2018-02-07: I’ve been having an issue using Mosh, Vim and Screen...

2018-02-06: Am I the only one who doesn’t feel much when...

2018-02-05: I have thoughts on the beta of Sunlit. Not sure...

2018-02-04: Customising a blog set up with Jekyll and GitHub Pages...

2018-02-02: I wish the Micro.blog client on iOS would load new...

2018-02-02: Taipo is up to version 1.4.0. Namespaces for class names...

2018-01-30: Ugh. I realise I need to redo the parser for...

2018-01-30: Blake being traded to Detroit was not what I was...

2018-01-30: Apple removing the telnet and ftp commands in High Sierra...

2018-01-29: I now have a development version of Taipo that supports...

2018-01-29: I’m up too late.

2018-01-26: I saw my first ad in Facebook Messenger (showed up...

2018-01-26: I had originally set the domain for my microblog as...

2018-01-26: I wrote a new introductory message for my website. Maybe...

2018-01-24: There really are only two hard things in computer science....

2018-01-24: Still no Spotify support for the Echo in Japan, which...

2018-01-24: Taipo now supports bare symbolic value constraints as type definitions....

2018-01-24: I seem to have a really spotty Internet connection today....

2018-01-23: There was quite a lot of snow yesterday in Tokyo....

2018-01-21: On a spur of the moment thing, decided to go...

2018-01-20: Have released my first gem!

2018-01-17: Have started using Vim.

2018-01-15: I really wanted to like Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Feel the Love...

2018-01-15: I watched the Letterman interview with Obama over the weekend....

2018-01-11: Wondering whether in testing a Ruby program it’s best/possible to...

2018-01-11: I wondered if maybe a bug was preventing me from...

2018-01-10: I need to find more Micro.blog users to follow outside...

2018-01-10: I don’t understand parents of very young kids who have...

2018-01-08: Bought the Chromecast Audio today and it basically solves my...

2018-01-07: I bought a Google Home Mini. Overall, it’s good but...

2018-01-05: I’m finding the commitment of YARD’s documentation to spelling it...

2017-12-26: The new syntax for my little Ruby type checking method...

2017-12-24: This is the first time I’ve ever had Internet connectivity...

2017-12-22: First international flight tomorrow with two kids. I’m equal parts...

2017-12-22: Upgrading Armbian on my Orange Pi PC Plus has caused...

2017-12-21: A little over a month ago, I started developing a...

2017-12-21: I stopped checking Twitter a couple of months back after...

2017-12-21: I’d be more confident in my negative opinion of The...

2017-12-20: Call me shallow but I created a paid Micro.blog account...