I wish I agreed that a code of conduct shouldn't be necessary, that the law and common sense should be enough to ensure good behaviour. Alas, I think the very point that common sense is uncommon, and that there's no argument against "I thought I was behaving decently" make some kind of fallback necessary. A code of conduct is not, of course, a legal agreement or contract, but the same reasoning applies: Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.
I'll be sorry not to see Christian at Nürnberg.
@cn @lioncourt @vasta Should be fixed now, although the update and the fix exposed a couple of other “issues”.
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.
Gérard Rubaud has died. A great pioneer baker. Sad news.
The value of charts -- podcast or otherwise -- as a measure of worth, as opposed to merely popularity, is deeply suspect. In all kinds of rankings, people like what other people like, so popular stuff becomes more popular. Which is why I am highly ambivalent any time I so much as glance at podcast charts. Either people like what I'm doing, or they don't, but asking whether they like my output more or less than someone else's is pointless. Mostly.
An unrelated mystery: why would someone who has their own domain in their own name not want that domain to be more popular by, you know, publishing on it?