lve found though that sometimes a monolith can help. e.g. though I love vim and its key bindings, an IDE of some kind, whether it’s Visual Studio or Emacs, can really help tie things together. The key is providing a wrapper around well defined components, not rebuilding everything from scratch. This is where there is great value in something like known or the WordPress lndieweb plugins.

Playlists should not exist on siloed platforms. I should own them, they should be in some standard format, and when I choose to play one various music streaming platforms should be available to service the requests for tracks.

replacebase.co.uk turned out to be pretty good. I like the level of detail they put into each of their products. I was looking to replace a battery and they had loads of detail to describe where it came from.

Buying replacements parts for my phone. What a minefield – have to read the comments very carefully to learn whether or not what is listed as a ‘genuine’ part is actually a complete dud.

Digital technology should assist us in achieving our intention; instead, much of it tries to steal our attention. https://soundcloud.com/the_rsa/are-digital-technologies-making-politics-impossible