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Jeremy Cherfas

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

Jeremy Cherfas

Currently reading: Yellowface by Rebecca Kuang, ISBN: 9780063323179





Jeremy Cherfas

2024-02-06

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240206-W-AY68O8

1 min read

Composite image with my location on the left and on the right the rabbit quest: my bicycle in front of parked cars in front of an apartment building with barred and shuttered windows.

* On bicycle
* 41.863416, 12.457319
* Tuesday 6 February, 2024
* 422.96 ppm CO2
* OpenStreetMap

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-02-05

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240205-W-AY68O8

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Composite image with my location on the left and on the right the rabbit quest: some cars parked in front of an apartment block, with a tall cypress behind a brick wall.

* On foot
* 41.885237, 12.457542
* Monday 5 February, 2024
* 422.92 ppm CO2
* OpenStreetMap

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿฆ˜ Animal #189 ๐Ÿฆƒ
I figured it out in 9 guesses!
๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 1 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-02-03

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240203-W-AY68O8

1 min read

Composite image with my location on the left and on the right the rabbit quest: a white Smart car in front of a yellow apartment building and a green gate.

Too busy to post on the day

Jeremy Cherfas

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.

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿข Animal #187 ๐Ÿพ
I figured it out in 13 guesses!
๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 2 | Avg. Guesses: 7

https://metazooa.com

That took some doing.

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿฑ Animal #186 ๐Ÿก
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 1 | Avg. Guesses: 6.8

https://metazooa.com

Absolutely the worst one yet. Completely meaningless.

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿฆ‡ Animal #184 ๐Ÿฆ–
I figured it out in 3 guesses!
๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 1 | Avg. Guesses: 6.9

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-01-30

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240130-W-AY68O8

1 min read

Composite image with my location on the left and on the right, the quest: an empty cobbled street, in shadow, with a municipal building opposite. There are three courses of windows on the front, mostly with their blinds up. In the foreground is a pole with a clock on it showing just after 2pm.

* On foot
* 41.890238, 12.480799
* Tuesday 30 January, 2024
* 422.75 ppm CO2
*ย OpenStreetMap

Amazing that this quest was in the middle of the road right by one of our most-used bus stops.

Jeremy Cherfas

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.

Jeremy Cherfas

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.

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿ‚ Animal #182 ๐Ÿ”
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 11 | Avg. Guesses: 7

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

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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๐Ÿฆง Animal #181 ๐Ÿฆข
I figured it out in 8 guesses!
๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 10 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

Got off to a bad start.

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿ› Animal #180 ๐Ÿฑ
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 9 | Avg. Guesses: 7

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-01-26

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240126-W-AY68O8

1 min read

Composite image with my location on the left and on the right, the quest: a wide-andle photo of a wall missing most of its stucco at the bottom, revelaing ancient brickwork and two courses of windows, the lower ones barred, the uppwer ones with shutters. Above, a fence of glass panels.

* On foot
* 41.894903, 12.463351
* Friday 26January, 2024
* 422.6 ppm CO2
*ย OpenStreetMap

Longer write-up onย the mothership.

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿฆ‹ Animal #179 ๐Ÿฉ
I figured it out in 7 guesses!
๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 8 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

Unable to login to Monocle

1 min read

Monocle would not allow me to login using this site, saying there was no microsub endpoint. This was because in upgrading Known, I had forgotten that I had added the link to microsub before. I had also forgotten which of the hundreds of template files I had to edit in order to do that. In the end I found it with a brute-force search for all files ending in `.tpl.php` The file in question lives at `./IdnoPlugins/IndiePub/templates/default/indiepub/shell/head.tpl.php`.

Having found the correct file to edit, the rest was straightforward thanks to [excellent instructions.

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿ‡ Animal #178 ๐Ÿฆ‚
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 7 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

Repetition!

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-01-25

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240125-W-AY68O8

1 min read

Composite image with my location on the left and the rabbit quest on the right; a Brompton bicycle, folded in front of a tray stucco wall and flanked by two plants in pots.

* On bicycle
* 41.871087, 12.44482
* Thursday 25 January, 2024
* 422.58 ppm CO2
*ย OpenStreetMap

Had to go out for fresh coffee, so why not?

Jeremy Cherfas

Robert has a good solution to blocking text-to-speech narration in audiobooks, not a problem for me as I don't listen. But ... the 2023 roundup of Tyler Cowan's podcast said they were recording his voice for a custom text-to-speech. Might be worthwhile.

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿฆค Animal #177 ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 6 | Avg. Guesses: 7.2

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿˆ Animal #176 ๐Ÿฆ“
I figured it out in 8 guesses!
๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 5 | Avg. Guesses: 7.4

https://metazooa.com

Bad common name, again.

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-01-22

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240122-W-AYB80D

1 min read

rabbit_quest 20240122-W-AYB80D

Composite image with my location on the left and the rabbit quest on the right; a parking lot between two modern, glassed buildings overhung by conifer branches

* On foot
* 41.930987, 12.469606
* Monday 22 January, 2024
* 422.53 ppm CO2
* [OpenStreetMap](https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=41.930987&mlon=12.469606#map=14/41.930987/12.469606)

A little detour before catching a bus home.

ย 

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿพ Animal #175 ๐Ÿฆฉ
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 4 | Avg. Guesses: 7.3

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-01-21

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240121-W-AY680D

1 min read

Composite image with my location on the left and the rabbit quest on the right; a Bistrot called Lo Spuntino

* On foot
* 41.877312, 12.450351
* Sunday 21 January, 2024
* 422.51 ppm CO2
* [OpenStreetMap](https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=41.877312&mlon=12.450351#map=14/41.877312/12.450351)

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿ Animal #174 ๐Ÿฆญ
I figured it out in 10 guesses!
๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 3 | Avg. Guesses: 7.4

https://metazooa.com

Even after a hint, which I didnโ€™t actually need, the paucity of potential candidate was unhelpful.

Jeremy Cherfas

Very excited to have a new season of appear in my feed, looking into the coup dโ€™etat in Wilmington, North Carolina, of 1898. John Biewen and his collaborators have produced some of the most compelling podcasts on racism and sexism, and judging by episode 1 this will be every bit as good as previous series.

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿฆ˜ Animal #173 ๐Ÿ
I figured it out in 7 guesses!
๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 2 | Avg. Guesses: 7.3

https://metazooa.com

Wow! That was a quick refresher course.

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-01-19

rabbit_quest geohashing 20240119-W-AY680D

1 min read

Composite image with my location on the left and the rabbit quest on the right.

* On foot
* 41.884197, 12.466269
* Friday 19 January, 2024
* 422.49 ppm CO2
*ย OpenStreetMap

Close to home, and still off my usual beaten track.

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿ  Animal #172 ๐Ÿ—
I figured it out in 7 guesses!
๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 1 | Avg. Guesses: 7.3

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-01-18

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240118-W-AY680D

1 min read

Composite image with my location on the left and the rabbit quest on the right.

* On bicycle
* 41.85935, 12.483711
* Thursday 18 January 2024
* 422.47 ppm CO2
* OpenStreetMap

I was out on the bicycle running errands, so it was an extra delight to bag a rabbit-quest.

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿ‚ Animal #170 ๐Ÿˆ
I figured it out in 11 guesses!
๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 14 | Avg. Guesses: 7.3

https://metazooa.com

Had to ask for a hint.

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿฆ’ Animal #169 ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 13 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

New Eat This Newsletter with organic genetic manipulation, industrial chicken-like products, the etymology of devil's dung, America's water woes and the magic of cooked.wiki

https://buttondown.email/jeremycherfas/archive/brave-new-year/

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๐Ÿž Animal #168 ๐Ÿฎ
I figured it out in 4 guesses!
๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 12 | Avg. Guesses: 7.2

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

Reading about how Terence Eden has integrated solar panels, smart metering and a fair-sized battery makes me very envious. I've never heard of anything like that on offer in Italy and as a renter rather than owner, there is absolutely no incentive for me to find out more. But I would genuinely love to pre-pay for my electricity for 10 years

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿ Animal #167 ๐ŸฆŒ
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 11 | Avg. Guesses: 7.5

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿข Animal #166 ๐Ÿฆฌ
I figured it out in 9 guesses!
๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 10 | Avg. Guesses: 7.7

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿ… Animal #165 ๐Ÿฌ
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 9 | Avg. Guesses: 7.6

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿ  Animal #164 ๐Ÿฆœ
I figured it out in 7 guesses!
๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 8 | Avg. Guesses: 7.9

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿ“ Animal #163 ๐Ÿฆ•
I figured it out in 13 guesses!
๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 7 | Avg. Guesses: 8

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

๐ŸŸ Animal #162 ๐ŸŠ
I figured it out in 2 guesses!
๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 6 | Avg. Guesses: 7.3

https://metazooa.com

Total guesswork.

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-01-08

1 min read

Eat This Newsletter 227: We have a winner!

A round-up of the Xmas Quiz. There was one question that stumped everybody, and two others that only one person answered correctly.

The quiz is still available, and if you enter, you will see the correct answers once you have finished.

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

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿฆ Animal #161 ๐Ÿฆฌ
I figured it out in 11 guesses!
๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 5 | Avg. Guesses: 8.2

https://metazooa.com

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๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ Animal #160 ๐Ÿˆ
I figured it out in 13 guesses!
๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 4 | Avg. Guesses: 7.6

https://metazooa.com

Had to ask for a clue.

Jeremy Cherfas

๐ŸฆŽ Animal #159 ๐Ÿฐ
I figured it out in 15 guesses!
๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 3 | Avg. Guesses: 6.3

https://metazooa.com

Spoiled for choice.

Jeremy Cherfas

๐Ÿ• Animal #158 ๐Ÿชฒ
I figured it out in 2 guesses!
๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅ 2 | Avg. Guesses: 3.3

https://metazooa.com