Saw this “Read It Later” service today for the first time. Not something I would want in my inbox, but I know a lot of people who email stuff to their inbox as reminders. www.emailthis.me
The store that I waited in line at to get the original iPhone on day one is still there!
I thought for sure it would have been turned into something else by now.
Weird that I took a picture, I know (but I was in the area) 🤪
Hypothetically if someone asked you about moving to Portland, what neighborhoods should they look at?
I am having a heck of a time keeping up these days. ☹️ I can’t go back far enough to catch up. Double ☹️.
Run Log Update
Calendar Week: 32
This Week: 10.31
This Year: 192.57
Goal For 2018: 250 Miles 🏃♂️
(It’s a first draft)
@alcedine and I were talking about how favorites work on micro.blog (it really should have been a podcast episode!) and we were throwing around some of the following ideas regarding “likes, favorites, etc” and how they could work on micro.blog that would allow them to be effective communication tools and not fall into the zombie popularity issue that they are on other platforms.
What if it worked something like this?
AS THE USER READING CONTENT
You have two options:
AS THE USER POSTING CONTENT
Given the two options above:
This type of setup allows for rich interactive discussions on micro.blog posts when wanted or necessary, but also allows for positive feedback to users when posting may not specifically require a full-text response.
The system allows for a 1-to-1 relationship with the “microsponse” so there are no popularity contests. Only the user leaving a “microsponse” knows what they have responded to, and every poster only knows that a post has received a response but doesn’t necessarily know who sent it, or how many each post has (there is no running dashboard). Each user can see the running list of “microsponses” they have received for an arbitrary amount of time, say 10 days. To the casual observer scrolling through their timeline, all posts appear to be void of any responses (except for public text responses of course).
For the reader it gives another way to provide feedback to users, and also allows the poster to have another avenue of response to the content they are creating.
It’s 10% of a fully realized idea, but it’s making sense to me so far. What do you think? Would you like something like this? Would this be good for the Micro.blog community as a whole? Leave a text reply or microsponse! 😉
*Note: All Microsponse emoji are negotiable of course! These are just placeholder examples.
Podcast Friday: Twenty Thousand Hertz 🎙
“The stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds.”
the truth of the matter is that you’re actually writing these things and obsessing about it’s design primarily and sometimes exclusively for yourself.
Don’t forget about the m.b meetup today in Minneapolis, MN! Micro.Meetup
ALSO: The iCal feed now covers ALL meetups now. Subscribe on the Micro.Meetup page and always be up to date on meetups! 📆
Discover Page Updated!
Hey all, finally caught up on the Discover page updates! Should be 100% now. Thanks and enjoy! 😃
Added to Production
Added to Suggestions
Drive To Mammoth
We set out for Mammoth Lakes on Thursday to go camping and check out the Bluesapalooza festival. The drive out there was initially going to take ~5.0 hours, but due to the fires, the main route was closed down, so we have to detour a bit, making it ~6.6 hours. On the way up we stopped for a break and some lunch in Jamestown. The smoke in the air was substantial as we got around the north side of Yosemite.
Camping was a lot of fun! We stayed at Camp High Sierra for all four days. We don’t get out camping very often, but every time we do I thoroughly enjoy myself and find it to be a great way to unwind from the chaos of the city. We also went on some great hikes! Really the only downside was the sheer amount of smoke that was in the air continuously.
The main reason we went up there was to hang out with family and attend the Bluesapalooza Beer Festival. Blues isn’t what I would think of first when it comes to music I listen to, but the music was great, and the festival was a fun time with everyone there. The festival also has a beer tasting component with around 40 different brewers represented.
Drive To Home
The drive back home got a lot longer with the first detour we took on the way up now being closed as well due to fire. This meant an even more extended detour on the way back home. Fortunately, we left in the first half of the day, so we were able to make it back home by a reasonable hour.
Camping, Bluesapalooza, and hanging out with family was great! I am definitely also looking forward to our next camping trip, maybe we can squeeze one more in this year.
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