This feels to me like two separate posts, the second building on the first. And while the first fascinated me, as an outsider, the second, although undoubtedly important, was of much less interest. But if you are into culture, give it a try.
Last Christmas I vowed to spend less time on my smartphone. It worked — until a couple of months ago, when I started using Twitter much more. Why? I had something to sell. That seems wretchedly appropriate.
Yup, that seems right. Even when no money actually changes hands.
Since getting a new VPN, Spotify thinks I am in Sweden, and it is remarkable how much more tolerable the ads are. Not just because I don't understand them, because they are so much less frenetic.
For one thing, it's a lot easier to call yourself a "nutritionist". Then again, where do food scientists work except in industry, or training more food scientists?
I wrote about reviving my sourdough after an extended absence.
@TavolaMed At last. Thanks for saying it loud and clear: farro is spelt and einkorn and emmer, and the point is that they are traditionally grown as a mixture, all three in the same fields. So yes, farro is all three, but on their own none of them is farro.
I'd certainly pay for an app that used RSS (or similar) to aggregate photographers' streams. Heck, I'd even exert pressure on my own favourite photographer to create a dedicated photo stream. I've kickstartered less promising pitches. h/t @chrisaldrich