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Jeremy Cherfas

On second thoughts, maybe the reason my Aeropress plunger has never slipped is that I brew upside down. So the water is heating the rubber while the grounds are brewing. And the rubber expands more than the plastic of the cylinder.

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

I'm perfectly happy that Scott Nesbitt decided to change the backend of his interesting site The Plain Text Project. But this seems like a slap to his readers: "if you've bookmarked something you've read in this space, you'll need to update the bookmark by adding articles/ to the URL." A perfect case for a very simple rewrite rule.

Jeremy Cherfas

Interesting tip if your Aeropress is slipping, to expand the plunger's rubber while contracting the tube. Maybe I'm just not an adequate Aeropress user, but mine shows no slippage at all. And I'm almost through my third pack of filter papers.

Jeremy Cherfas

What was it like?

Anyone who thinks blogging died at some point in the past twenty years presumably just lost interest themselves, because there have always been plenty of blogs to read. Some slow down, some die, new ones appear. It’s as easy as it’s ever been to write and read blogs.

Phil Gyford's lovely look back to SXSW 2000 and the blogging around it. I don't actually have a crucial event like that, maybe BlogTalk in Vienna, which I didn't do nearly enough to record at the time.

Jeremy Cherfas

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

Jeremy Cherfas

What's so very strange about reading this post for me, is that the first photograph was taken less than 1 km from where I grew up. Not that it looked much like that back then, apart from the railway bridge.

Jeremy Cherfas

https://superorganizers.substack.com/p/the-man-who-reads-1000-articles-a

I have about 100 Chrome bookmarks, and I try to visit at least 2 or 3 of them a day to make sure I’m not missing something. But even as I do that, I do it with a private irritation that they don’t have an RSS feed.

Yeah, me too. Except for the bit about checking Chrome bookmarks, because life is too short.

Jeremy Cherfas

@isellsoap I know that @chrisaldrich was involved in doing Webmention and other IndieWeb things with his local paper; see https://boffosocko.com/2018/05/29/indieweb-ifying-coloradoboulevard-net/