I’m Sam Iles, a software developer from the UK. Welcome to my personal blog.

Blog Posts

Twitter and Mastodon

Anyone who uses Twitter will be aware that it’s recently been purchased by Elon Musk and is changing a lot. I won’t go into the details of it all, but one change has really annoyed me: the apparent switching off of third party clients like Tweetbot and Twitterific, which appears to have been done unceremoniously and without warning or contact from Twitter. These are not just hobbyist users of the API, but businesses with a lot riding on that access....

January 14, 2023

Welcome Back to My Blog

Here I am, trying this again in 2023! I used to blog here a lot, but haven’t posted anything much at all for 10 years. Eventually the blog fell into a state of disrepair. So, this is a fresh start. The rough plan is to blog about tech, the environment/veganism, culture - that sort of thing. But there’s also every chance that I don’t post at all. So don’t hold your breath....

January 13, 2023