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Very much enjoyed reading Paul Robert Lloyd’s reworking of the IndieWeb principles, and in my view they are a definite improvement.

Only one question: is the emoji for item 6. a bento box? My old eyes can’t be sure, but it would be appropriate.

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I finally wrote about my trip to the Brompton World Championships in Venice. Still have to do the photos.

https://www.jeremycherfas.net/blog/brompton-world-championships-2024

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TIL: a well-known and well-regarded weekly podcast that puts out 40 episodes a year is made by four people each working a full-time eight-hour day. That's a lot of time.

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Eat This Newsletter 237: Shredded

Which is more, 45 gallons or 720 cups? Trick question, obvs; they're equal. Either way, Americans have never drunk as much milk as they did in 1945, and bird flu is just a blip in the decline.

https://buttondown.email/jeremycherfas/archive/etn-237-shredded/

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Replied to a post on ruk.ca :

Making art of any kind will always attract the curious, and children can be especially helpful until they suddenly lose interest.

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Getting errors from the web mention service I use and need to work out why, so trying from here to see whether anything will be be received at https://www.jeremycherfas.net/blog/make-it-simpler

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New episode: What is Chametz?

The Hebrew Bible singles out five grains for special treatment. Two are easy: wheat and barley. Modern science may help identify the other three, but will that change centuries of custom and tradition.

https://eatthispodcast.com/chametz

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Latest newsletter revisits Passover and asks a fifth question: if you are an observant Jewish sourdough baker, what do you do with your starter over Passover?

Questions too for sustainable fish, citrus salads and livestock emissions.

https://buttondown.email/jeremycherfas/archive/ETN-236-leavened/

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Cream crackered after spending an hour and a half trying to separate a well overgrown and neglected canna lily from its concrete trough. Very hard going, but now that I have replanted a few offsets, I am taking a well earned break.

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TIL about using the Python calendar module from Terminal. What magic is this?

https://docs.python.org/3/library/calendar.html#calendar-cli

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The cinematography on the new Ripley is drop dead gorgeous. That is all.

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

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

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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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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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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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Another test of syndication.

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





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I'm not going to be deleting any drafts on 29 February, because I don't have any. Well, maybe a couple for ongoing client work. All my own "drafts" are just notes that may or may not end up as published things, so they don't represent any kind of drain or debt, for me.





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Eat This Newsletter gathers stories from around the internet and the world. From mother's milk in a bioreactor to the rural Chinese restaurants of Victoria, with stops in Rajasthan, Japan and Mexico.

Question: what happens to substandard fruit in Japan?

https://buttondown.email/jeremycherfas/archive/eat-this-newsletter-231-apologies/

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🐈 Animal #196 🐻
I figured it out in 12 guesses!
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🔥 1 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

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🐯 Animal #194 🫎
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
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🔥 4 | Avg. Guesses: 6.9

https://metazooa.com

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🦕 Animal #193 🦭
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
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🔥 3 | Avg. Guesses: 7

https://metazooa.com

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🐹 Animal #192 🐲
I figured it out in 6 guesses!
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🔥 2 | Avg. Guesses: 7

https://metazooa.com

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Solution proved simple. Apply for a free account at Stadia Maps. Wait for (and chase up) verification email. Verify. Give Stadia this domain and everything now works. Any further effort on the checkins plugin will probably wait until the next problem arises.

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🐘 Animal #191 🦙
I figured it out in 7 guesses!
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🔥 1 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

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I'm jealous of how apparently easy it is to have sidenotes with this Hugo theme.

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Currently reading: Yellowface by Rebecca Kuang, ISBN: 9780063323179





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🦘 Animal #189 🦃
I figured it out in 9 guesses!
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🔥 1 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

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Well, this is a drag. Just discovered that all my Checkins at WithKnown show an error because they are not authenticated at Stadia Maps. I hope I can find the problem and fix it.

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🐢 Animal #187 🐾
I figured it out in 13 guesses!
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🔥 2 | Avg. Guesses: 7

https://metazooa.com

That took some doing.

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🐱 Animal #186 🐡
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
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🔥 1 | Avg. Guesses: 6.8

https://metazooa.com

Absolutely the worst one yet. Completely meaningless.

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🦇 Animal #184 🦖
I figured it out in 3 guesses!
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🔥 1 | Avg. Guesses: 6.9

https://metazooa.com

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I've just set up a couple of Alfred custom web searches, prompted by Wouter Groeneveld's post How To Search The Internet at https://brainbaking.com/post/2024/01/how-to-search-the-internet/ No idea yet whether I these will ever imprint themselves on my muscle memory, though I do want to try.

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Replied to a post on ruk.ca :

Such an amazing chain of events with such interesting consequences. Alas, neither of my parents were the diarying kind, but I definitely appreciate my own as an aide-memoire. Seeing what I did on this day is always fun.

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🐂 Animal #182 🐔
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
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🔥 11 | Avg. Guesses: 7

https://metazooa.com

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Interesting to read Devastatia's IndieWeb Carnival entry, which opens with an account of The Breakfast Club, the day after we saw The Holdovers. We were talking about great high school movies of the past, and of course TBC was among them (also If, The History Boys etc). As a Boomer, I wonder how those and The Holdovers (set in 1971) come across to recent generations.

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🦧 Animal #181 🦢
I figured it out in 8 guesses!
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🔥 10 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

Got off to a bad start.