Why do iOS apps that render web links usually open an in-app browser, and not the system one?

@matt so many buttons. What happens if I push all of them?

Capping timber building heights to 4 storeys is a backwards step. Timber can be made fire-safe; traps CO2 (where concrete production emits it); it looks nicer! UK Gov needs to rethink.

bbc.co.uk/news/business-527712

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This tweet on the official UK Civil Service account was only up for 9 minutes but got 38k likes, 36.5k retweets plus all the comments. Guess someone has lost their job over it. That reaction to it, in such a short time frame, shows just how much BoJo has misjudged public opinion on this.

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@nigeldgreen Same! Was surprised. What next, a mastodon server on the tube?

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Just seen a big digital billboard add for #DuckDuckGo at the end of our road.

Today I miss sipping hot drinks and lounging with friends in festival cafes. Carefree, surrounded by music, art and the bustle that doesn't bustle.

@andyc @nigeldgreen
I'll happily watch him on TV, and listen to people talk about him. I have mild envy you got to see him live; but only mild 🙂

@andyc @nigeldgreen
Certainly I enjoy hearing *about* MES & The Fall. He's such a character! I struggle with their music. I've not collected any. The myth and impact of their act seems much more of what they're about than the recordings (and my music interest focuses quite a lot on recordings).

I was thinking, just the other day "What's happened to The Bays?". Imagine my surprise when a link to this landed in my inbox today:
thebays.com

@aral Whilst I agree with this in spirit, the practical result of being *this* principled a dev is that you can't work for most employers. The issue's MUCH bigger than an individual dev and you hurt your message by calling so many of your peers "careless and lazy" like this. Would *love* to unpack this issue: e.g. what to do when your product management/marketing/CEO insists on using GA.

You nailed it, @andyc! And I thought the sandals helped me *avoid* getting stereotyped. Damn!

@matt

@matt I couldn’t find quite the instance I wanted... so I started a new one ;-) Now begins the real work!

@basinbaby Hi! You're the first user the instance! Thanks for showing some interest. I'm still muddling my way around this thing; apologies it took me so long to accept your join request.

Hi folks,
I couldn't find a Mastodon host which encapsulated what I wanted in a "home" instance, so I made one. Welcome to mastodon.london! I expect it'll start out full of tech people and Burners, because that's the meat-space social scene I inhabit. However, I think it should develop to include people who identify as Londoners, but want a decentralised network to call home.

Mastodon.London

A digital home for Londoners. Hi folks, I couldn't find a Mastodon host which encapsulated what I wanted from my home server, so I made one. Welcome to mastodon.london. It's open to people in London. I expect it'll start out full of tech people and Burners, because that's the meat-space social scene I inhabit. However, I think it should develop to include people who identify as Londoners, but want a decentralised network to chat on.