• Between the “Artists” apps (musician’s apps), Apple’s one is much worse than either Bandcamp, Spotify or Amazon. I need to kill it basically on every launch before it’ll actually succeed to fetch any data. Pathetic, really.

  • The video for my new song (acoustic singer-songwriter/folk) will premiere on YouTube soon at www.youtube.com/watch

  • I’m trying out Fastmail, to replace legacy Google Apps that I use for some of my domains. If you use(d) Fastmail, do you use their web / mobile apps or just connect your regular Mail.app or other client of choice?

  • Tonight I was recording vocals for a song that I started about a year and a half ago. I couldn’t sing it well then but believed that the song was worth better singing. Took an online course. Not finished but got much better. Tonight’s result is pretty good. Kid-approved, too 🎵

  • This kind of notification about Apple on LinkedIn cracks me up every time. Apple was mentioned in the news? No kidding?

  • 🎬 Over the last month or so, I was occasionally watching The Hobbit trilogy over the lunch break. Today I’ve started season 3. And no, I’ve never watched them before. Shame on me.

  • 🎵 You can now add yourself to the “Musicians on Micro.blog” list with an embedded form at https://musicians.on-micro.blog/#getlisted.

    If you need to add a skill that’s not listed, DM me with the missing skill and I’ll add it.

  • monogamy -> polygamy polyglot -> monoglot polygon -> monogon monopoly -> polypoly

  • I can vouch personally that TextExpander has a great team: micro.codecookread.com/2022/01/1…

  • I’m still surprised and confused by how the black dot inside the red close button in the Mac changes position from left to right when looking at it through different (left or right) edges of my glasses. This has something to do with the astigmatism lens, IIRC.

  • Basically, Ring Doorbell 3 is unusable (or only intermittently) in Winnipeg, MB for several months. It’s -26°C now and I had to remove the battery because it wouldn’t connect to WiFi anyway. Welp.

  • Frankly, I expected better math from a company that sells products to manage your finances. I can assure you, Cashculator knows its maths.

  • Pink Floyd releases 12 live albums from the early 70ies on unsuspecting public. This is not a drill. Streaming service. www.loudersound.com/news/pink…

  • If your Apple Bluetooth keyboard or trackpad are laggy, this article may help. Helped me, at least for now: scottswezey.com/mac-bluet…

  • Bought a CD/DVD player, in part so that I could listen to the remixed version of Unfolded Like Staircase by Discipline. It’s one of my all-time favourite albums. Signed by the band as well as mixing and recording engineers, as part of the kickstarter campaign. Got it today.

  • I wonder if Apple is ever going to make a big change to macOS and call it “macOS Next Step”.

  • The new album by Nick Johnston, Young Language (https://music.apple.com/ca/album/young-language/1592762978) is interesting, good writing. Nick is one of the more interesting guitarists in the last years, in my opinion. Melodic, interesting harmonies.

  • I wrote a part for a new track. It’s quite unusual, I think. It’s planned to be an interlude or a part of it.

  • On Friday night, over a pint of cider, I was discussing the shortage of chips in the last year, which delays the production of cars and other electronics.

    Then it dawned on me: it’s because all the chips are in the vaccines. Thank you, cider, for this deep insight. 🍺

  • It looks that an album of a rather amateur quality by a “Dave Gilmour” is wrongly attributed to David Gilmour of Pink Floyd on Apple Music. Great job, Apple Music. Great job, Dave, whoever you are. What a fail.

  • Ooh. My Musicians on Micro.blog site appeared on @TIL. What a nice surprise. All musicians are welcome. I hope it brings another uptake to it. til.micro.blog/2021/11/1…

  • Sparky is a mummy this Halloween. Frames and stickers added in Socialite

  • Mesa Boogies but Meta doesn’t

  • Hello, Relocated Items, my old friend. #macOS

  • I was hoping macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 update would bring proper Safari tabs back, like Apple did in Monterey 12.0.1 but, alas, it didn’t happen.

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