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Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Curses and blessings in equal measure, @ChrisAldrich. Subscribed!

Jeremy Cherfas

Fascinating conversation with Jess Phillips on @tppolitics_ especially the bit at about 29:15 when she said: “We are basically retweeting away our liberty.”

And yes, I am aware of the irony. Which is why I posted this on my own site first

Jeremy Cherfas

Horses for courses

1 min read

During the virtual IWC tonight, we were discussing third-party clients for publishing to websites, essentially Micropub clients and MarsEdit. And it occurred to us more or less simultaneously, that I do not use Micropub for the site that supports it out of the box, whereas I do use a client for the site that does not support Micropub out of the box. And that is because the post-creation UI is nice and simple for Known, and a right mess for WordPress.

So, just to be difficult, I'm using Quill for the first time in a long while to create a Post in Known.

Jeremy Cherfas

Getting set for virtual Homebrew Website Club. Want to join us? https://indieweb.org/events/2017-11-29-homebrew-website-club#Virtual_European_Time

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Dropping the cash to try fsnotes

2 min read

A cup of coffee here, a cup of coffee there, pretty soon you're talking about a bottle of wine. Nevertheless, I thought it worth dropping 2.5 coffees to check out fsnotes, which bills itself as a "lightweight notational velocity reinvention".

I depend totally on nvALT as my general place for keeping scraps, vital information, inchoate thoughts and more besides, and the one thing that has always bugged me has been the inability to have more than one folder. Mainly, I envisage using an additional folder as an archive; notes that I truly believe I have finished with but that I really do not want to throw away because there might be something in them I need later. NvALT's blazing search speed would be fabulous for that kind of treasure hunt, but I honestly don't want currently dead notes cluttering up my view of all that stuff.

I asked about multiple folders 21 days ago and a couple of days ago the developer, Oleksandr Glushchenko, delivered just that. Definitely deserving of my support.

First impressions are that fsnotes is every bit as fast as nvALT. I haven't been able to give multiple folders a good workout yet, because I only have one big folder of notes. My minor niggle is that the display of links is different from nvALT's. A well-formed Markdown link is clickable in the preview mode, but not in "native" mode. I suppose I could fix that easily enough in my existing notes, and it need not be a problem going forward, but it is an annoyance right now that might stop me switching completely over to fsnotes.

Maybe I'll raise an issue on github for that.

 

Jeremy Cherfas

Little Beans Bring Big Farm Losses as Global Glut Mashes Exports, via Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-22/little-beans-bring-big-farm-losses-as-global-glut-mashes-exports

So was the International Year of Pulses a success or a failure?

Jeremy Cherfas

This person thinks it is easy to cook good french-fried potatoes. I think they are wrong, because they omit an essential step: take them out of the oil and allow it to reheat. Of course, our idea of what constitutes a "good" fry might be different. Our understanding of how to cook certainly is.

Jeremy Cherfas

Designing away the cookie disclaimer by Sebastian Greger

So interesting to read things like this at the same time as enjoying The Circle by Dave Eggers.

Plus, a really good reminder to get my head around why I am tracking things and what to do about that.