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Latest episode: Palatable is not Potable

Whatever you think about bottled waters, the story of supplying clean, safe water that people actually want to drink is a fascinating one. Christy Spackman talked to me about her new book, The Taste of Water.

https://eatthispodcast.com/water

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Roman roads visualised as a tube map. I cannot see any possible use for this in my own life, but I am thrilled beyond words that someone saw fit to make it.

https://sashamaps.net/docs/maps/roman-roads-original/

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Back in 2008, I asked why organisations don't get rid of people at random when they have to downsize. "Management would not be required to make difficult decisions that are almost certainly wrong in at least some cases". Has any one tried, and if not, why not?

https://www.jeremycherfas.net/blog/let-go-at-random

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Home-Cooked Software and Barefoot Developers

Such a great talk and slides from Maggie Appleton. And from my own experience, barefoot developing for myself alone, I think she is absolutely right in her forecast and in the things the future she imagines will need.

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Checked into Via Rugarella

Lunch, no salads to be had not even for ready money. 

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Checked into Boccon Di Vino

With Joanne, Maddine and Joe. Fancy!

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* On foot
* 43.149186, 11.449313
* Tuesday 4 June, 2024
* 423.81 ppm CO2
* OpenStreetMap 

Not quite as close as I could be, but a better view. The quest is somewhere behind the bush on the left.

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Latest episode: Women Butchers.

Cheap supermarket meat has made life hard for butchers. At the same time, a few younger people are taking an interest in butchery. I shouldn’t have been surprised that many of them are women, some of whom agreed to tell me their stories. https://eatthispodcast.com/butchery

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There seems to be a bit of a theme to my morning linkages, with The Luddite making a good case against Substack and all the other so-called tech companies bent on “eventually becoming a pointless middleman in an industry that they’ve now cornered”.

https://theluddite.org/#!post/case-against-substack

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For Creators, Ad-Blocking Focuses On The Wrong Problem

Google ... is essentially telling people who used their service for decades that they may have believed that the goal of its service was to “find websites,” but Google thinks the actual goal of its website is to “find answers.” Those are two different things, and one ignores the deeply extractive nature of the other.

Who, currently, is still working on the problem of micropayments? Because, optimistic fool that I am, I still believe that whoever succeeds will not only make money, they will enjoy the undying adulation of many millions of people forever and a day.

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Stop Press: I just asked specifically, and sardines are different. Unlike anchovies, no need to refrigerate unopened tins.

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2024-05-29

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Composite image with details of the rabbit quest on the left and a view of the entrance to Croke Park stadium in Dublin on the right

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* On foot
* 53.360765, -6.253028
* Thursday 18 April, 2024
* 424.03 ppm CO2
* OpenStreetMap 

My first ever rabbit quest that involved an actual landmark.

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Illuminating talk by Banu Özden about the contribution of minority cultures - Rums, Armenians from Anatolia, and Sephardic Jews - to the food of Istanbul, an amalgamation of so many cuisines, she said, “the name of the city defines the cuisine”.

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TIL you and shops ought to keep tinned anchovies in the fridge, even before opening. Who knew? Marcela Garcés knew, in her talk partially about how the anchovy is “misunderstood, underestimated or, worse, discounted entirely” in the US.

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Excellent keynote at Dublin Gastronomy Symposium from Brendan Dunford of the Burren Trust about the long history of farming in the Burren and how the landscape is “a book written in stone”. Farming there is now being reimagined to deliver “ nature-based opportunities”.

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Binged Rebus on the iPlayer because I had to. Brilliant.

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🛫 on my way, eventually, to Dublin and DGS2024. Looking forward to all the talks and friends old and new.

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Replied to a post on werd.io :

I know I shouldn't feel sad about this, but that's how it is when I see Ben Werdmuller talking about Known in the past tense. I am not a coder, so I have no idea how much work it would take to make it a fully-fledged citizen of the Fediverse, but that is something I hope for. And support.

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Eat This Newsletter 238 is out, with some pre-history for Rome's decline and fall and a bunch of stuff on nutrition, good, bad and ultra-processed.

https://buttondown.email/jeremycherfas/archive/etn-238-history-nutrition/

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2024-05-17

2024-05-17

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* On bicycle
* 41.883903, 12.459594
* Thursday 18 April, 2024
* 424.34 ppm CO2
* OpenStreetMap

After a ride of about 22 km this morning, discovered the bicycle rabbit quest less than one km from home.

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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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2024-05-13

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Latest episode, I talk to Eleanor Barnett's about her book Leftovers, which made me think that wasting food is the default human behaviour. Only shortage can stop us doing it. Her solution is to advocate for a new appreciation of the value of food. Is there time?

https://eatthispodcast.com/leftovers

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Economics and the Environment - Five Books Expert Recommendations

The five chosen books are one thing, the interview with Dieter Helm something else again.

That’s what I would engrave on the front page of every manifesto for a political party for the coming election: ‘It’s the capital maintenance, stupid!’ As opposed to: ‘It’s the economy, stupid!’ That would be a good starter.

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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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Yes: Nighttime in Australia is the right time for me in Europe.

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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