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Jeremy Cherfas

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





Jeremy Cherfas

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.

 

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-02-23

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240223-B-AY68O8

1 min read

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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Jeremy Cherfas

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.





Jeremy Cherfas

Putin's genocidal myth, by Timothy Snyder

Not that it will make any difference ...

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Jeremy Cherfas

How green are Europe's railways? - Jon Worth

I am always impressed when people with really deep knowledge make it easy for me to understand what they are saying, and Jon Worth's railway analyses are a recent discovery in that realm.

A railway trip is green. But the railway sector as a whole in Europe – due to a combination of factors within the industry and political problems – is incapable of making a step change in terms of modal share. In the middle of a climate crisis that is not good enough.

He offers reasons why this is so and ways to fix it, but little hope.

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Jeremy Cherfas

2024-02-12

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240212-W-AY68O8

1 min read

Composite image with my location on the left and on the right the rabbit quest: a view across a wide road to some Italianate buildings in the distance. In the middle distance are tram tracks and a stop and bare plane trees.

* On foot
* 41.87050, 12.45489
* Monday 12 February, 2024
* 423.19 ppm CO2
* OpenStreetMap

Right in the middle of the tram tracks.

Jeremy Cherfas

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!
🟥🟧🟧🟧🟧🟧🟧🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
🔥 1 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-02-11

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240211-W-AY68O8

1 min read

Composite image with my location on the left and on the right the rabbit quest: a derelict glasshouse just visible behind some palms and conifers. In front of a paling fence are two park benches and a swathe of grass with part of the gravel path in front of that.

rabbit_quest 20240211-W-AY68O8

* On foot
* 41.88118, 12.44558
* Sunday 12 February, 2024
* 423.15 ppm CO2
* OpenStreetMap

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Checked into Finn Pub

After a long day at the coal face, we deserve a Guinness. 

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

https://metazooa.com

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Forget Technocrats – Let’s Get Some Realitycrats – Terence Eden’s Blog

Pretend, just for a moment, that you are anti-abortion. You believe that the ideal number of abortions in a country should be zero. Forget your ideological reasons - which countries have the lowest abortion rates? Well, it turns out to be the ones with high levels of sex education, easy access to contraceptives, excellent pre-natal care, and strong parental leave policies. And they all have legal access to abortion services.

If you truly want to reduce the number of abortions, there are a wide range of policies which actually work and don't involve demonising women and doctors.

Some clear thinking from Terence Eden, on many different things that have something in common: evidence-based policy

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Lukas Rosenstock's Blog

About a party Lukas hosted, using an idea from a book by Nick Gray. A two-hour party geared so that people can meet and get to know one another, with a clear end time and deliberate ice-breakers. Sounds like fun.

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-02-09

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240209-W-AY68O8

1 min read

Composite image with my location on the left and on the right the rabbit quest: A view across open parkland with some bare trees in the middle distance and evergreens off to the right. The sky is overcast and grey.

rabbit_quest 20240209-W-AY68O8

* On foot
* 41.88226, 12.43950
* Friday 9 February, 2024
* 423.09 ppm CO2
OpenStreetMap

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

https://metazooa.com

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🐹 Animal #192 🐲
I figured it out in 6 guesses!
🟥🟥🟨🟩🟩🟩
🔥 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!
🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥🟨🟩
🔥 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.

Jeremy Cherfas

Currently reading: Yellowface by Rebecca Kuang, ISBN: 9780063323179





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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

1 min read

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

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Ten Gallon Tank · Jan De Wilde

Fish Overkill!

Cats on the internet are so passé. This site is Web 1.0 compatible.

Sums it up for me, really. And thanks to https://anhvn.com/posts/2024/weeknotes-10/ for the link

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🦘 Animal #189 🦃
I figured it out in 9 guesses!
🟥🟨🟨🟨🟨🟩🟩🟩🟩
🔥 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.

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Jeremy Cherfas

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

https://metazooa.com

That took some doing.

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

https://metazooa.com

Absolutely the worst one yet. Completely meaningless.

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

🦇 Animal #184 🦖
I figured it out in 3 guesses!
🟥🟨🟩
🔥 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
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

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

https://metazooa.com

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

https://metazooa.com

Got off to a bad start.

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🐛 Animal #180 🐱
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
🟨🟩🟩🟩🟩
🔥 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
OpenStreetMap

Longer write-up on the mothership.

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🦋 Animal #179 🐩
I figured it out in 7 guesses!
🟥🟧🟨🟨🟨🟩🟩
🔥 8 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

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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.

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🐇 Animal #178 🦂
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
🟨🟨🟨🟨🟩
🔥 7 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

Repetition!