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TIL Midnight Diner on Netflix is adapted from a manga series.

https://imaginair.es/@Sammael99/112276428841845445#.

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Nancy by Olivia Jaimes for April 14, 2024 - GoComics

Incentives are (almost) everything.

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For utterly mysterious reasons my Apple Watch SE lost power from 100% 39 minutes into a three hour hike this morning. Seems fine after a full recharge, but the numbers lie.

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Checked into Gasthaus Woracziczky

Superb traditional food. Ham with fresh horseradish. Rostbraten. Beer. 

so good I went back the next day. Perfect fried chicken. 

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I’m traveling myself, and you will probably be gone before I get back on Monday. We could have had a mini-HWC. Enjoy yourself.

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Wait, what? You’re in Rome?

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Posted my monthly update. I realise that this is a good antidote to me thinking that I have frittered my time away. I haven't, but I need to consider the things I've done to provide myself with a more accurate picture.

https://www.jeremycherfas.net/blog/monthly-report-2024-03

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I know this is a really unfashionable point of view, but I like daylight savings time. The day’s work is done and there another couple of hours of light to enjoy. I honestly don’t get why some people get so aerated about it.

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My OCD is giving me grief about the different line weights in ↗ and ↘ in the latest post on my website.

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No. idea what you are talking about. The h1 element is right there, wrapping the words “Why does the Labarum theme not have a header”.

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It gave me no pleasure to read Brad DeLong's recent Dealing with Global Warming Over the Next Fifty Years, in which he eviscerates several climate deniers https://braddelong.substack.com/p/dealing-with-global-warming-over

No, wait. It gave me a great deal of pleasure. Do yourself a favour.

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Grammarphobia says it has no clue about the origins of "chumbalone"meaning an idiot, or stupid. https://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2024/03/chumbolone.html

Maybe I'm an idiot, but I reckon it derives from the Italian ciambellone, like a big pound cake with a hole in the middle. Can anyone confirm?

Or could it be from coglione?

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Now Able to POSSE to Mastodon

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I have been looking for a way to syndicate from here to Mastodon, and landed on the KnownMastodon plugin. Unfortunately, that did not work for me. I did a bit of digging and discovered that the error was in a piece of Mastodon authorisation code and that cdn has implemented a fix, but that did not seem to have made it into the code I downloaded. Further digging revealed that the fix was actually by crscheid and that even though they had created a proper pull request, that had not been merged either. I did what any sane cargo culter would do, downloaded the fix, stuck it in my site, crossed my fingers and tried again. Lo!

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Another test of syndication.

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2024-03-24

#rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240324-B-AY68O8

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Composite view, with the rabbit quest on the left and a photo on the right; the photo shows grass in the foreground and the silhouettes of several umbrella pines, their shadows coming across the grass to the viewer. A few people are waking along a path and sitting on benches.

* On foot
* 41.885496, 12.441411
* Sunday 24 March, 2024
* 423.7 ppm CO2
OpenStreetMap

Another walk in the park, but here's the thing -- the bicycle quest was actually marginally closer than the walking one.

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Found another person who syndicated from WithKnown to Mastodon, and wondering what technology they used. Probably the Mastodon plugin that is not working for me.

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Testing POSSE to Mastodon using the KnownMastodon plugin. I like the fact that (if it works) syndication is optional for each post.

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Trying to use IFTTT to POSSE from here to @etp@indieweb.social and discovering, alas, that use of a webhook requires payment. Not that I'm against paying, just that this particular use cannot justify the cost. Next stop, the ActivityPub plugin.

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Movie might, My Generation, with Michael Caine. Excellent documentary about London in the 1960s. Loads of nostalgia. What a time and place to be growing up in.

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Probably not relevant, but I have to transfer a site from WordPress to ClassicPress and I might do it on Saturday and take the opportunity to make it a bit more IndieWeb.

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Here's a fun one from this day in 2007: Dr Watson and the Missing Money

https://www.jeremycherfas.net/blog/dr-watson-and-the-missing-money

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Cracking piece from Max Walker in Vittles, on the Devon Split, as a vehicle for the industrialisation of London's milk supply. I've never tasted one, but I kept thinking, which came first, the Split or the Marritozzo. Still none the wiser.

https://open.substack.com/pub/vittles/p/cream-is-thicker-than-blood-the-rise?r=1ahjl&utm_campaig...

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2024-03-17

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240317-W-AY68O8

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Composite view, with the rabbit quest on the left and a photo on the right: grass and some laurel bushes in the foreground partially obscuring lines of parked cars beyond the railings around the park. Across the road, more grass and a line of tall trees on the horizon.

 

* On foot
* 41.886868, 12.440913
* Sunday 17 March, 2024
* 423.58 ppm CO2
OpenStreetMap

After two long days in front of the computer, happy to see the quest in the local park again. The photo is facing directly away from the location.

 

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IndieWebCamp Brighton 2024

Very interesting write-up, echoing many of my own feelings from IndieWeb camps. Sorry to have missed discussion of the evolutionary history of camels.

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The on-this-day feature on my main site threw up a little gem today from way back when in 2006. I was so thrilled by the fact that the post is still live, and by the fact that it is as relevant today as it was then (perhaps more so) that I am linking to it again. https://lancemannion.typepad.com/lance_mannion/2006/03/living_large.html

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A new Eat This Newsletter: the other shoe drops on lead in cinnamon; rye in Scandinavia and the recent oldest bread, which requires a small qualifier; doubts about agricultural subsidies that “that when reached will make them redundant”; and a history of British pies https://buttondown.email/jeremycherfas/archive/etn-233-leavened/

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Accessibility notes from your headache-prone friend

TIL that ”the curb cut effect,” which I was familiar with, is “also known as the « i want subtitles on my favourite show because even though my ears are just fine, i like to eat crisps while watching » rule”.

My ears, by the way, are not fine.

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Peasants are not revolting. Farmers are revolting

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That’s my take on the agricultural unrest happening across Europe.

A single tractor, flying the Italian flag, passes the Colosseum in RomeOf course we would not be here if we still relied on peasant farmers and the meagre surplus that could be extracted from them without actually killing them. Nevertheless, today’s farmers are not their descendants.

Just one item in the latest Issue of Eat This Newsletter.

https://buttondown.email/jeremycherfas/archive/shokuiku/

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Currently reading: The Last Life by Claire Messud, ISBN: 9780156011655





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2024-02-24

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240224-W-AY68O8

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Composite image with my location on the left and on the right the rabbit quest: Looking over a wall at a garden with a bare apple tree in the foreground. Behind the garden are apartment blocks against a blue sky with a few clouds.

 

* On foot
* 41.8765579, 12.46266
* Saturday 24 February, 2024
* 423.34 ppm CO2
OpenStreetMap

In the garden of a nunnery.

 

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2024-02-23

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240223-B-AY68O8

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Composite image with my location on the left and on the right the rabbit quest: a view across the road to a high yellow wall shielding a yellow apartment block. In the distance to the left a bicycle is chained to railings and behind it, parked cars, eucalyptus trees and another apartment block

* On foot
* 41.895401, 12.453739
* Friday 23 February, 2024
* 423.32 ppm CO2
* OpenStreetMap

NB: The bicycle quest was a lot closer than the walking quest, but it was still a good long walk of 7.5km round trip.

Also, while the quest itself was visually boring, it was very close to the Russian Orthodox church, which is less so.

Russian Orthodox Church of Rome, with four gilded domes topped by orthodox crosses

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