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Jeremy Cherfas

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.





Jeremy Cherfas

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

Jeremy Cherfas

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?





Jeremy Cherfas

Thanks for the link; I would not have seen it otherwise. I hope you saw David Runciman's review of *Fear* in the LRB.





Jeremy Cherfas

So hard to decide on someone for micro.monday -- so with no further justification, I suggest @grayareas

Jeremy Cherfas

Anyone using micro.blog through Launch Center Pro? I can generate a post. Wondering how to just open the app, if possible.

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 Nürnberg 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.