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Jeremy Cherfas

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

rabbit_quest 20240517-B-AY68O8

* 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.

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

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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Jeremy Cherfas

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

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Latest newsletter revisits Passover and asks a fifth question: if you are an observant Jewish sourdough baker, what do you do with your starter over Passover?

Questions too for sustainable fish, citrus salads and livestock emissions.

https://buttondown.email/jeremycherfas/archive/ETN-236-leavened/

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2024-04-20

Belated #rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240418-W-AY68O8

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Composite view, with the rabbit quest on the left and a photo on the right; the photo shows a tangle of undergrowth in front of the viewer, the quest target about 10 metres away.

* On foot
* 41.882223, 12.448771
* Thursday 18 April, 2024
* 424.12 ppm CO2
OpenStreetMap

In the park, and well off my normal paths.

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Cream crackered after spending an hour and a half trying to separate a well overgrown and neglected canna lily from its concrete trough. Very hard going, but now that I have replanted a few offsets, I am taking a well earned break.

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TIL about using the Python calendar module from Terminal. What magic is this?

https://docs.python.org/3/library/calendar.html#calendar-cli

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The cinematography on the new Ripley is drop dead gorgeous. That is all.

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TIL Midnight Diner on Netflix is adapted from a manga series.

https://imaginair.es/@Sammael99/112276428841845445#.

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Nancy by Olivia Jaimes for April 14, 2024 - GoComics

Incentives are (almost) everything.

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For utterly mysterious reasons my Apple Watch SE lost power from 100% 39 minutes into a three hour hike this morning. Seems fine after a full recharge, but the numbers lie.

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Jeremy Cherfas

Checked into Gasthaus Woracziczky

Superb traditional food. Ham with fresh horseradish. Rostbraten. Beer. 

so good I went back the next day. Perfect fried chicken. 

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I’m traveling myself, and you will probably be gone before I get back on Monday. We could have had a mini-HWC. Enjoy yourself.

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Wait, what? You’re in Rome?

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Posted my monthly update. I realise that this is a good antidote to me thinking that I have frittered my time away. I haven't, but I need to consider the things I've done to provide myself with a more accurate picture.

https://www.jeremycherfas.net/blog/monthly-report-2024-03