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Jeremy Cherfas

I still have questions: Were there forms of human in South America before the slave trade?

What fevers did local people use bark to cure?

I’m sure there is an answer. I just have not been able to find it. Someone — anyone — please help.

Jeremy Cherfas

Withnail and I has lost none of its charm over the past 35 years.

Jeremy Cherfas

Slightly worrying; the new activity monitor (Xiaomi Mi-band 5) records 2846 steps to the 3000 of the old activity monitor (Garmin Vivofit). On the other hand, I have no good reason to trust the accuracy of the Garmin.

Jeremy Cherfas

Just listened to fabulous @Transom_org show with @MairBosworth and Fiona Benson about their amazing series In The Company of Insects. Having heard Magicicada, I now I need to listen to them all. So do you, @nicolakidsbooks

Jeremy Cherfas

Probably a good idea to disconnect the Photos feed while I iron out a lot of wrinkles.

Jeremy Cherfas

One step closer to PESOS from Instagram

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I had been barking up the wrong tree, trying to address `photo/edit` in order to create a photo post in WithKnown. Going through my old notes, I figured out how to do it through `micropub/endpoint` instead, which makes a whole lot more sense. Probably I should have started there.

Anyway, I know have the bare bones of being able to post automatically to WithKnown from the RSS feed of my Instagram account. Now I "just" need to build out all the rest; read the RSS feed, extract the relevant bits of data, construct the API request and bung it off.

Which will probably take forever, but hey.

Jeremy Cherfas

PESOS from Instagram?

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At last night's online HWC we talked a bit about getting pictures in and out of Instagram, now that they have become so much stricter about the API. Getting images into Instagram except through approved apps seems to be getting harder and harder, and is probably impossible by now. Getting images out of Instagram is also not obviously easy. But ...

A new (to me) thing, called Bibliogram, can, under the right conditions, create an RSS or Atom feed from one's profile. I poked around, and the feed contains a link to the image, caption and  date and time. The link to the image works. So maybe ...

I could send the feed to IFTTT or Zapier or similar, and have that create a post via Micropub to my instance of WithKnown. Or even, if I ever get it working, to my main site, which uses Grav.

But I can't even try for a couple of days.

Jeremy Cherfas

I just published Eat This Newsletter 127: Ingenious solutions.

Read it at https://buttondown.email/jeremycherfas/archive/eat-this-newsletter-127-ingenious-solutions/ and, if you like, consider subscribing.

Jeremy Cherfas

Very happy with the service from @widefitshoes A pair of shoes were not up to scratch -- not their fault at all -- and they agreed to send out a replacement with no argument. That is how it should be. If you need wider fittings, I highly recommend, and their foot-measuring chart makes it easy.

Jeremy Cherfas

So happy to see Helen Rosner @hels in The New Yorker do a much better job on rotten apples than I managed. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/how-apples-go-bad