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Jeremy Cherfas

Quite by coincidence, I'm sure I just yesterday listened to Malcolm Gladwell and Dave Hill talking about Lords of Chaos and the black metal scene. https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/#/episode-7-dave-hill/





Jeremy Cherfas

I've always fond RSS indispensable. As for tools creating better ways to surface stuff, Newsblur does allow you to train it, which to me seems more useful than using an algorithm to train me.





Jeremy Cherfas

Absolutely we need more and better tools, but the basics are definitely there for the major CMSs and even more so for people who are comfortable developing their own sites.

Jeremy Cherfas

Just wondering why @adactio's sparklines contain only 131 points on the x-axis. Maybe because a day on which nothing is posted is not recorded? Getting ready to publish my own first sparkline and want to do the right thing.

Jeremy Cherfas

Thanks Aaron. I haven't given up yet. In fact, getting another proposal together is high on this week's agenda.





Jeremy Cherfas

Chris Aldrich's clever solution for not drawing attention to visible but "hidden" links doesn't quite work as advertised, at least not for me in Firefox on OSX.

Jeremy Cherfas

This post opened a whole can of worms relating to Grav's public comments plugin. Despite being authored by "Team Grav" it hasn't been touched for going on two years and just doesn't work. It sends the notification email correctly, but does not acknowledge the comment and does not save the data.

I've taken a first look at the code, and it seems like I might just be able to wrap my head around it, but I will need hours free to do that. Hours that I do not currently have.

I could disable public comments again, and just accept Webmentions (which this post is intended to test). But although Comments are rare, some are worthwhile beyond mere affirmation, so I am loathe to do that.

P.s. It also raises again the need to fix Known's HTML-escaping problem, and makes me wonder why the comment is truncated when it gets to jeremycherfas.net -- which means looking at the templates there in more detail.

Jeremy Cherfas

Ton's post about his first edit of Open Street Map is just the nudge I need to start doing more of this myself.





Jeremy Cherfas

A feed reader that offers control over deletion of old posts is good, I agree. A combination of age of post and number of posts per poster would be great. Like "delete all except the previous five posts per feed". Wouldn't work in MB, of course ...

Jeremy Cherfas

Because it is an inescapable law of journalism that a simple yes/no question in a headline almost always requires a "No". And in this particular case, I do not believe blogging waned in 2018. QED.