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Jeremy Cherfas

On Cash, in which a busker prompts Tim Bray to reassess his priorities

What hap­pened was, I was walk­ing through a train sta­tion on the way to work with the buds play­ing ran­dom­ly on shuf­fle and a knifeblade of Real Mu­sic came in from out­side so I had to pull them out of my ears, there was this young dude get­ting great elec­tric sound out of a tee­ny amp do­ing a slow take on Lit­tle Wing with a re­al­ly good voice: When I’m sad, she comes to me… plen­ty room be­tween the notes and lots of soul in them. He looked a lit­tle hard-pressed; I put my hand in my pock­et for some coin but there was no coin there be­cause I live on plas­tic these days and that busker went un­paid that morn­ing. Another rea­son for a thing I’m think­ing of: Go­ing back to cash.

PESOS from Reading.am.

Jeremy Cherfas

Squalid London - Craig Murray

I read it, I note that I am unsurprised, and I move on. That is what is wrong with me.

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Jeremy Cherfas

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Nice post, but alas, when I liked it on my stream all it picked up was your author name as Title and the automated summary. I know it is all about the plumbing, but this is one of my chief niggles about automated syndication (by me) -- that there is so much variability in what is sent and received that it kind of makes a mockery of the process.

So I'm doing the manual thing now, to make sure this finds its way back to you, in case the other one doesn't.





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Jeremy Cherfas

A good rule of thumb to decide between note with picture(s) and picture would be the ratio of words to pictures. If you allowed, say, 100 words per image you allow for a decent sized caption. I suppose if a post is literally just a picture of a button with an arrow that says “click here” you might get into trouble, but otherwise that would work.

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Gérard Rubaud has died. A great pioneer baker. Sad news.

http://www.farine-mc.com/2018/10/r-i-p-gerard-rubaud-1941-2018.html

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