DEFINE: Web

  • (web)
  • Noun
    • All websites; the interconnected network that makes up the internet. Commonly referred to as the web.
  • Shortened form of World Wide Web.
  • Sometimes an alternative for Internet.

Noted: 20th, November 2019

Here is what’s been happening elsewhere:

  • Gluon, by Vincent Ritter
    • The iOS version continued to get performance improvements in TestFlight, whilst Vincent made a breakthrough that made it possible to make progress on Android. He also posted a preview of a new toolbar in the reply screen.
  • Speck, by Ricco Førgaard
    • Ricco has returned to development of his command line tool for posting and reading your timeline.

You can see more about third-party updates on the Elsewhere page and every month in The Macro Report, as well as more about third-party development in general on the Links page.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

DEFINE: Blog

  • (blawg, blog)
  • Noun
    • A website on which a post or series of posts are published by an author, or group of authors, likely to be less formally structured than a professional publication.
    • A single entry or post on such a website.
  • Shortened form of weblog.

Say hello to: Amit Gawande

Amit makes Micro.Threads, a web-based tool for finding recommended conversations based on tagmoji and your own timeline. He has provided careful and considered updates for an alternative method to discovery.

Screenshot of Micro.Threads homepage.

2019.2

A number of improvements have been applied over the past few months. Let’s get started.


Posts:

  • Update On are now Updates.
  • Updates are now Release Notes, the first of which in the new style is this post whilst all of the others have been renamed.
  • Follow Up can now apply to all post types, rather than just Updates.
  • Tips, Noted, and Tracked are all back on a regular schedule.
  • The Macro Report is now up to date, the regular schedule having resumed.

Pages:

  • A new page: The Wishlist
    • With this page I log the feature requests people make for the team. The initial version includes just GitHub but upcoming edits will add more of the listed sources.
  • Links:
    • Additions made to the Core section.
    • A new main section called By the Community, with two new subsections: Associated Sites and Microcasts.
    • New: Linked Micro.blog usernames have been added, on first mention of a person in the listings.
    • The listings have been reorganised into alphabetical order.
  • History:
    • New sources added above the log.
    • More relevant links added below the log.
  • Additions to About include new page listing, filters listing (special categories), and minor tweaks.
  • Email links now include pre-filled subject fields on some pages.

Categories:

  • New filters for Tips:
    • Photoblogging; photo-based posting and settings, including image management.
    • Social; social-based features and settings such as @-mentions, following, and cross-posting.
    • Theming; customising your site with custom themes, CSS, the footer, and the navigation menu.

Design:

  • Micro.blog profile bio edited for clarity. And emoji!
  • Added email link to site footer.

Finally: Patreon

  • The Patreon has now moved into the next part of the soft launch, with active posting and a cleaner profile. There is much more to come as I gear up for a full launch.

That’s everything. I’d like to thank everybody for your continued support and look forward to providing reliable posting, continued improvements, and especially new features over the coming months.

Thanks for reading!

– Simon

Tracked: 8th, November 2019

This the latest set of updates for bugs and issues across Micro.blog:

You can report bugs and get help using Slack, GitHub, email, and the @help account.

Noted: 6th, November 2019

Here is what’s been happening elsewhere:

  • Icro, by Martin Harl
    • The iOS app got a big feature addition in the form of support for push notifications, using the recently updated Micro.blog API.
    • With another significant step, Icro is now available on the Mac! It is the first full third-party app available on the desktop via the Mac App Store.
  • Indigenous, by Kristof De Jaeger
    • A number of fixes and minor improvements include options for timeline styling and performance.

You can see more about third-party updates on the Elsewhere page and every month in The Macro Report, as well as more about third-party development in general on the Links page.

Enjoy the rest of your week!