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Jeremy Cherfas

I really need to automate my little script that fetches things I've saved to reading.am, because when I do it by hand it just shoves a giant indigestible bolus into the timeline. That might mean automating MAMP too.





Jeremy Cherfas

Thanks Aaron for your mention of my wheat and bread podcasts. You raise an interesting question about aboriginal bread in Australia. I've listened to a podcast with Bruce Pascoe and read a general piece that was awfully muddled, but I have not read his book. I have no reason not to take his claims at face value, although I also think that the freight he is adding to those claims owes as much to the general status and recent past history of aboriginal people in Australia as it does to archaeology. I will certainly be including something in the book I am working on.





Jeremy Cherfas

Chris Aldrich's discussion of the rewarding discovery that a friend has read something that you are reading, before you see it in their feed, is spot on. It is fun. And it reminds me of two things. The most important is that I really need to get to grips with my tags, both in Zettelkasten and, perhaps even more importantly, in Pinboard.

The whole business of bookmarking, storing copies, highlighting and annotating remains a source of confusion for me. There are just too many moving parts. I quite like Chris' suggestion of making it a topic at a future IndieWeb Camp. I've got two projects on the go, either of which could be my thing in N├╝rnberg in a couple of weeks.

Jeremy Cherfas

I've been a fan of Phil Gyford's since he made his own redesign of the Guardian's site. The Directory would probably be a good starting point for a good estimation of linkrot over a decade or more.





Jeremy Cherfas

I could extract quote after quote from Colin Tudge's latest essay on agriculture, at http://www.campaignforrealfarming.org/2018/10/why-wont-the-powers-that-be-take-agriculture-seriously... but it would undermine the whole, just as a steak undermines a whole cow or an organic loaf of bread undermines the fertility-building beans needed to produce it. Just go read.





Jeremy Cherfas

It's a great story. He told me how the UK started a trade war with France, which promptly shipped the good wines through Ireland. The Irish helped create the great wines of France. https://www.eatthispodcast.com/how-the-irish-created-the-great-wines-of-bordeaux-and-elsewhere/





Jeremy Cherfas

Have you taken a look at indieweb.org? There are people doing lots more than hinting.





Jeremy Cherfas

Define "significant". Many, many people are very happily using microformats to interact with one another. Micro.blog is built on microformats. Not enough for you?

Jeremy Cherfas

While he was worrying like a terrier at the word "content" I believe John Philpin wasn't giving "own" quite the same third-degree. If, as some say, possession is nine-tenths of the law, then all those various places where he stores his stuff, even temporarily, could be said in some sense to own it. I quite like that thing you see inside books, that "The Author asserts their moral rights ..." There's nothing to stop you stealing it (well, aside from the law, in some cases, for people with deep pockets) but at least you know it would be immoral to do so.

Jeremy Cherfas

Tomorrow is apparently International Podcast Day. Naturally, I am spending today editing a podcast that will go out on Monday.