1. Chris Messina™: Barnaby Walters via ping back! Ha! I appreciate your dedication to #IndieWeb blogging! :)

    Chris Messina tbh I prefer to have actual discussions with people over IRC or hangout or other such medium, and use my website as a destination for solidified results of those discussions, and a broadcast medium to include others too. So I'd love to hear your comments on stuff I’ve said, perhaps in on freenode? :)

  2. Chris Messina™: Barnaby Walters Unable to find the controller for path "/login". Maybe you forgot to add the matching route in your routing configuration?

    Chris Messina yeah, it does that the first time — as there’s no benefit to anyone apart from the site owner logging in yet, I haven’t fixed it. People keep thinking they can comment if they sign in, I’m not sure whether to allow it or reinforce that people shouldn't (I don't want to host other people's thoughts any more than I want to host my own thoughts elsewhere!). Comments accepted via Pingback :)

  3. Chris Messina™: Pondering Jenna Wortham ♥'s query "Are We Suffering From Mobile App Burnout?” on Branch. What's your take? branch.com/b/digital-diar…

    .@chrismessina briefly: I agree that, whilst I have a fair number of apps installed, very few of them get regular use. Interestingly IME there is little/no correlation between cost of app and frequency of use (my most expensive apps are music creation ones which get used rarely compared to, e.g. tweetbot, mail or safari).

    I also like some of @scottjenson’s thinking around JIT interactions. Certainly that approach has applications outside the .

    This evening’s hacking is based around parsing and importing my diagnostic data — should be interesting to see if I can find any behavioural patterns.

    (btw, I refuse to sign in to branch with twitter so they can send a tweet for me so you can let me write on your branch. Just… no :)

  4. Current status: manually copying, pasting and emailing my iOS diagnostics information to myself so I can mine and visualise it. This is stupid.

  5. What is it called when you subconsciously expect a UI to be somewhere it isn’t, e.g. double-tapping a word in a dead tree book to get a definition, or expecting a "like/favourite" button in, e.g, an email client?

    And no jokes about obsession :) it can't just be me.

  6. Tags and categories have different connotations. To me, tags are community, collaboration, flexibility, fuzziness, visibile metadata. Categories are authority, rigidity, structure, taxonomy. Tags can be found inside content (), categories are separate, controlling entities. Content owns tags. People own tags. Categories own content. Authority owns categories.

    Beware of vague naming — some software mistakes one for the other (e.g. Mediawiki categories are in fact many-to-many).

    The organisational technique used doesn’t only have technical and usability implications, but social and philosophical (or pseudo-philosophical?) ones.