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End User

By David Blue

David Blue looks beyond tech media and industry personalities to find the individuals and organizations who continue to prioritize progress.
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End UserMar 08, 2021

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Jun 18, 202218:51
Best of 2021 Mix
Apr 27, 202201:54:10
Assorted Twitter Spaces Feedback

Assorted Twitter Spaces Feedback

A collection of Twitter Spaces recordings I’ve accumulated over the past few months, starting with my FIRST EVER direct conversation with employees of Twitter, Incorporated.

Dec 01, 202101:35:50
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e_n_d_ _ _u_s_e_r

An audio programme about consumer technology… Recorded more than two thousand miles East of Silicon Valley…
Nov 13, 202100:54
The Radical Minutia

The Radical Minutia

(EDIT: Audio has truly been fixed now... Sorry about that.)

On Saturday, September 4th, I scheduled a Twitter Space entitled "How to Explain iOS 15 to Your Mom" a few hours in advance, not necessarily expecting any speakers or guests to show up, but an old friend and two new ones did! They indulged me for a near-2 hour conversation about a whole lot and I really appreciate it.


Sep 13, 202102:41:08
Why I Didn't Follow You Back

Why I Didn't Follow You Back

Twitter If you follow more people than follow you, what you are in essence saying to that person is "I followed all these people, but only some of them found me interesting enough to follow me back."
Not only that, but you are also saying "Yes, I may have recently followed you, but don't take it too personally, I like to follow a lot of people, so really, the fact that I cared enough to follow you doesn't mean I am genuinely interested in what you have to say."
Not doing great on the first impression scale...

"Every social media platform has limits."


  • The "underrated rappers" room which was still overwhelmingly dominated by Big KRIT.
  • NO THOUGHTS, HEAD EMPTY - The Third Culture Kids and their 100% sincere enchantment with the doge meme.
  • "Metadata Mondays" From "The 808 Wave"
  • "Clubhouse Feels like a Party" | The New Yorker

    There was something pleasant about meandering from conversation to conversation, as if I had walked into my own home to find a conference in full swing. But I also wondered, Why did I let all of these people into my house?
    It is hard to shake the feeling that everyone on Clubhouse is selling something: a company, a workshop, a show, a book, a brand.
  • "The Future of Social Media Is All Talk" | WIRED

  • The latest version of the RSS Specification is 2.0.11, which was published on March 30th, 2009.
Upcoming/In Progress
Jul 20, 202101:16:17
Brad Varol, Father of Whyp

Brad Varol, Father of Whyp

My conversation with Bradley Varol - a London-based developer who loves Hardstyle, drives an imported Toyota Chaser, and has bigger aspirations for his two-month-old audio sharing service than Vocaroo, Clyp, and Instaudio, combined.

Support Whyp via Ko-fi.

We talked a lot about the future, but I think it'd be worth my time to thoroughly analyze Whyp's usefulness in the present, which you'll see soon on both Extratone and The Psalms. If you want to really go deep, you can follow and comment on its Issue in The Psalms' GitHub Repository.

Once again, any thoughts of yours even remotely adjacent to the subject would make my day - do reach out!

Mar 08, 202147:20
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Dec 04, 202036:05
Digital Academia Whacked
Oct 20, 202043:35
Dirty Dave's Poweruser Tips

Dirty Dave's Poweruser Tips

Dirty Dave's Poweruser Tips and an interesting new medium for interviews

This episode, I discuss Dirty Dave's Poweruser Tips - some of the software and lesser-known methodologies I've discovered over the years of Just Fucking Around.

If you have any comments/suggestions/feedback/petty insults, please do contact me via Email, Twitter, Mastodon, or Discord.

May 02, 202033:53
Microsoft Designed Its New Surface Laptop 2 Specifically for Me

Microsoft Designed Its New Surface Laptop 2 Specifically for Me

After living and working with Microsoft's Surface Laptop 2 since its release, I've realized (intellectually) that it's more suited to my personal use than any other machine I've ever used, but my emotional brain has remained just far enough behind to stay out of the way of saying something useful. 

Spare yourself and just read my full written review instead.

 Resources/Further Reading

Jan 02, 201937:46
Mastodon's Big Moment, 20 Months Later

Mastodon's Big Moment, 20 Months Later

Amid some life changes, I took the opportunity to revisit Mastodon as I've recently realized how much more it has to offer than Twitter does, these days. A previously-unpublished interview from April 2017 with the federated social network's creator, Gargron and a replay of Futureland's subsequent Mastodon episode

Read the full essay and written interview.

World Wide Web | Twitter | Federated | Telegram | Discord 

Nov 19, 201801:53:35
Siri Shortcuts Are iOS 12's Most Profound Addition
Nov 04, 201856:38
Revelations of Network Withdrawals
Oct 14, 201825:33
Recovering the Magic in Computers

Recovering the Magic in Computers

What is "real" authority in technology?

What happens when a hardcore Magic Realist spends every possible minute of his life browsing the Internet?

How can our old terms possibly pertain to anything effectively in the now when most of them were formed pre-2011?

These conversations were long overdue, and I'm delighted to bring them back. Thank you for accommodating me! I look forward to hearing from you.
Sep 27, 201826:35