Time for a sandwich and a beer.
Today's Eat This Newsletter has a couple of items about quinoa, takes a closer look at red-fleshed apples and rounds up some slightly delayed takes on Thanksgiving. Read it at
These 40 questions -- in my case direct from Chuck Grimmett -- could make for a satisfying end-of-year exercise and maybe even an IndieWeb carnival topic.
Interesting to come across Bryan Lehrer's piece on the same day as Ben Werdmuller's. Personal histories, both focussed on building for the internet, sorta, and both coming, I think, to the same conclusion: money is essential and money spoils everything.
Very interesting personal history from @benwerd ... and here I remain, ready and willing to move from one-off donations to paying a real price for WithKnown.
I fundamentally disagree. My best days start slowly, with hydration (tea), a little light scrolling, some internal planning and generally enjoying a bit of peace and quiet and loving company. An hour will do.
Latest Eat This Newsletter includes:
Can you talk about the hummus wars when there is an actual war on?
School food in Nairobi
Global — and Californian — production of calories
Finally offered the opportunity to pay to go ad free on Meta. At 12.99 a month, enough to put off most people, something tells me my information is worth much more than that. They’re not stupid.
I agree that part of the art of hyperlinking is to give people an idea of why you think this thing worth linking to. That's probably easier in 500 characters than 300, but it is easier still when you're not thinking about length, hence the value of a site you control.
While people are understandably impressed by the murmurations of starling flocks, I am reminded of a brief clip of dunlin doing likewise, with one great advantage over starlings: their white undersides.
Rats! Looks like I need a new uninterruptible power supply, suitable for a Raspberry Pi and an iMac. Anyone got any recommendations?
Sensitized to broken links, and wondering what happens when a Mastodon post cannot be found, as the original to which you were replying. My understanding is that you cannot Archive toots.
Does anyone know what is happening with vanilla prices? I see reports of steep rises, precipitous falls and boring plateaux, and I am not equipped to sift out any kind of overview.
History is not destiny, and yet a little understand of history can help to make sense of things. I am grateful to Alan Jacobs for surfacing this enlightening account of the history of an area called Palestine. And if I remember correctly, in 1948 Jordan could have accepted Arabs from Western Palestine who wanted to resettle, but feared that their presence would upset the Hashemite kingdom.
I am really grateful that I can follow people who post calm and reflective pieces despite being in the middle of frantic turmoil.