So they changed the live steam URL and only tweeted out the new one 35 minutes into the talk after I made a stink. Bloody hell.

Looks like they’re quite a delay. I’m sure it should start soon but I won’t be able to keep checking and update you so keep the tab open somewhere :)

I get hundreds of millions of dollars every year by legitimising surveillance capitalists and enabling them to violate your privacy by default. (I wouldn’t exist without them.) Please trust me on privacy.

Why are you all looking at me like that?

OK, OK, you can stop glaring: I’m Mozilla, y’all love me. 💕

Site.js 12.4.1 release

• Easier WebSocket broadcast from DotJS routes

• Easier installation on macOS – now uses cURL, which is installed by default, instead of wget, which is not (thanks to @adamprocter for hitting the pain points and writing about it:

So a week in Sydney for UX Australia and a week away on holiday in Malaga (boy did we need it) and now I’m back with a stinking sore throat. Yay me. Gotta shake this thing before Reading Bodies in Berlin this weekend (

Folks, Laura and I are taking our first holiday in yonks tomorrow. We’re going to unplug. No computers, Mastodon, email, etc. See you all in a week :)

I asked Steve (@docbaty) at the after-party last night if he thought my opening keynote at @UXAustralia would lose him sponsors next year. His response brought tears to my eyes. Be like Steve.

“So if people heard the message that you said, Aral, in your keynote and their response was ‘well I want nothing to do with that conference’, well in all honesty, fuck ‘em.” – @docbaty


(Shared with permission.)

Met such wonderful people and had such a lovely time at – couldn’t have asked for a better event to launch Small Technology Foundation at (

Thank you all for being so awesome and thank you, Deb, for your beautiful sketch-notes from my talk :)

So I woke up in Sydney this morning to see a stream of lovely supportive messages, helpful suggestions, reports of typos, broken links, etc. (all fixed now), and 11 patrons and €144/month in patronage on our first day for Small Technology Foundation ( to support our work on Site.js (, Better (, and Tincan (

I just wanted to say thank you. I’m quite moved and feeling reinvigorated by your support.


Hey Daniel, I’m staying three more nights :)

Hey Wolfgang, thanks, man. Sadly, I’m just flying transit but next time I’m over properly, sure :)

Folks, I’m running out of bandwidth on the plane again. Will be landing in Sydney in a few hours and demonstrating Site.js at the IxDA meetup (if I manage to make sense right after a 24-hour trip – will be dropping my bags off at the hotel and heading straight over) :)

Right, well, I’ve never announced anything from a plane before but here goes…

There’s something really cool about asking your partner to hit your dev server and tell you what they think WHEN YOU’RE AT CRUISING ALTITUDE ON A FREAKING PLANE (thanks, ngrok and Singapore Airlines) :)

And so it begins…

Cork 🛫 Amsterdam 🛫 Singapore 🛫 Sydney

✅ Site ready
✅ Other site also ready
✅ Opening keynote for UX Australia ready
✅ Laptop setup so I can run through the demos for IxDA Australia
✅ Packed
✅ Need to be up at silly o’clock tomorrow for the flight to Sydney
✅ Very excited about it all :)

What’s all this then? Laura and I have a couple of things we’ll be announcing next week.

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