Over a decade since my first download from the App Store. Not much use now.

It bothers me that people think that Apple’s green initiatives are just “marketing”. It is possible for them to be both genuine, and good marketing, as I tried to explain last week.

A caravan of bots and other updates from the misinformation wars.

Stan Lee has gone to the great bullpen in the sky. RIP, Stan. Thanks for all the hyperbole and superheroics.

Y’know. I just realised - reading blogs used to - and often still does - make me happy, curious and energised. Reading social media rarely does any of those three. You lose something when you erode complexity and replace it with low impact interaction.

The problem with not working between Thursday evening and late Monday afternoon is that your in-box ends up a place of misery and horror. But my children are more important that my in-box, so I survive it…

Remember that Roman thing of having a slave whispering “remember you are mortal” to a triumphing general? We need that for every single person reading the internet - except they should be whispering “you, too, can fall to confirmation bias”.

And that includes me.

Fantastic issue of The Discourse, looking at the dynamics of online hostility - you really should be subscribed to this.

Things I am not going to do: take marriage advice from a never-married 23-year old “top writer in love, psychology, and relationships” on Medium.

I feel like those last two books are less likely than ever to get written… George R.R. Martin Developing Even More Shows For HBO

11/11/18 - we shall remember them

Thou shalt not pass

‪If Apple could push iOS on iPad forward as fast and as thoughtfully as it’s developing the iPad Pro hardware, they’d be devouring this space. ‬

‪But they’re not. And it makes me sad. ‬

I still find the idea that Apple has in-house metallurgists oddly cool.

Aberdeen, I am in you. #odcamp

My school helped shape key Bodyguard character…

This is about The Bodyguard and the school I attended…

Bowman, born in Dundee, told how he drew on his experience at Dollar Academy, near Stirling, to find the character. “I went to a boarding school in Scotland,” he said, “which are brutal places with children being sent away at a very young age. I think that creates an atmosphere that is very particular to the English ruling class. It creates the type of person who can be cold and quite detached, and lacking in empathy.”

I was a day pupil.

Wikipedia has a paid editing problem — and it might be getting worse. I was approached by a paid editor a few weeks ago, offering to get me in…

Flickr makes some smart changes to its account structure while throwing some serious shade on Yahoo’s stewardship of the site.

Missed Halloween with my girls, but based on the evidence they had a great night. 🎃

Some good updates to Flickr.

Now there’s a phrase I didn’t expect to be writing.

Me, during today's Apple event

Me during the first half of the Apple event:

Distracted Apple Fan

Me during the second half of the Apple event:

Look at those Pros

Noting in recent times has made me as old as realising that The Guardian pioneered live-blogging 19 years ago.