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Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Had to abandon the latest Gravy podcast because the levels were so all over the place. Pity; it seemed pretty interesting.

Jeremy Cherfas

What is @dropbox actually doing when it is "indexing," why does it need to do it so often, and why does it hog my computer while it does it?

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

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Horses for courses

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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.

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

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Dropping the cash to try fsnotes

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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?

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Colin Tudge explains the crucial difference between @OFRC and @oxfordfarming. The R stands for Real, and also for Radical. Start from what you want, then work out how do do it. http://www.campaignforrealfarming.org/2017/11/why-the-oxford-real-farming-conference-is-distinct-and-intends-to-remain-so/

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Seeing White from John Biewen and Scene on Radio was far and away the most interesting and valuable series this year. @nwquah