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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.

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* On foot
* 41.8765579, 12.46266
* Saturday 24 February, 2024
* 423.34 ppm CO2
*Β OpenStreetMap

In the garden of a nunnery.

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Jeremy Cherfas

2024-02-23

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240223-B-AY68O8

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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

Jeremy Cherfas

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

2024-02-12

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240212-W-AY68O8

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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/

Jeremy Cherfas

🐈 Animal #196 🐻
I figured it out in 12 guesses!
πŸŸ₯🟧🟧🟧🟧🟧🟧🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
πŸ”₯ 1 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-02-11

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240211-W-AY68O8

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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

🐯 Animal #194 🫎
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯🟧🟩
πŸ”₯ 4 | Avg. Guesses: 6.9

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-02-09

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240209-W-AY68O8

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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
*Β OpenStreetMap

Jeremy Cherfas

πŸ¦• Animal #193 🦭
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯🟧🟧🟩
πŸ”₯ 3 | Avg. Guesses: 7

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

🐹 Animal #192 🐲
I figured it out in 6 guesses!
πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯🟨🟩🟩🟩
πŸ”₯ 2 | Avg. Guesses: 7

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

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.

Jeremy Cherfas

🐘 Animal #191 πŸ¦™
I figured it out in 7 guesses!
πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯🟨🟩
πŸ”₯ 1 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

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





Jeremy Cherfas

2024-02-06

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240206-W-AY68O8

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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

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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

Jeremy Cherfas

🦘 Animal #189 πŸ¦ƒ
I figured it out in 9 guesses!
πŸŸ₯🟨🟨🟨🟨🟩🟩🟩🟩
πŸ”₯ 1 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-02-03

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240203-W-AY68O8

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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.

Jeremy Cherfas

🐒 Animal #187 🐾
I figured it out in 13 guesses!
🟧🟧🟨🟨🟧🟨🟨🟨🟨🟩🟩🟩🟩
πŸ”₯ 2 | Avg. Guesses: 7

https://metazooa.com

That took some doing.

Jeremy Cherfas

🐱 Animal #186 🐑
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
🟧🟨🟩🟩🟩
πŸ”₯ 1 | Avg. Guesses: 6.8

https://metazooa.com

Absolutely the worst one yet. Completely meaningless.

Jeremy Cherfas

πŸ¦‡ Animal #184 πŸ¦–
I figured it out in 3 guesses!
πŸŸ₯🟨🟩
πŸ”₯ 1 | Avg. Guesses: 6.9

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-01-30

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240130-W-AY68O8

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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
*Β 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

πŸ‚ Animal #182 πŸ”
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
πŸŸ₯🟨🟨🟩🟩
πŸ”₯ 11 | Avg. Guesses: 7

https://metazooa.com

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.

Jeremy Cherfas

🦧 Animal #181 🦒
I figured it out in 8 guesses!
πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯🟨🟨🟨🟨🟩
πŸ”₯ 10 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

Got off to a bad start.

Jeremy Cherfas

πŸ› Animal #180 🐱
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
🟨🟩🟩🟩🟩
πŸ”₯ 9 | Avg. Guesses: 7

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-01-26

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240126-W-AY68O8

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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
*Β OpenStreetMap

Longer write-up onΒ the mothership.

Jeremy Cherfas

πŸ¦‹ Animal #179 🐩
I figured it out in 7 guesses!
πŸŸ₯🟧🟨🟨🟨🟩🟩
πŸ”₯ 8 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

Unable to login to Monocle

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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.

Jeremy Cherfas

πŸ‡ Animal #178 πŸ¦‚
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
🟨🟨🟨🟨🟩
πŸ”₯ 7 | Avg. Guesses: 7.1

https://metazooa.com

Repetition!

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-01-25

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240125-W-AY68O8

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Composite image with my location on the left and the rabbit quest on the right; a Brompton bicycle, folded in front of a tray stucco wall and flanked by two plants in pots.

* On bicycle
* 41.871087, 12.44482
* Thursday 25 January, 2024
* 422.58 ppm CO2
*Β OpenStreetMap

Had to go out for fresh coffee, so why not?

Jeremy Cherfas

Robert has a good solution to blocking text-to-speech narration in audiobooks, not a problem for me as I don't listen. But ... the 2023 roundup of Tyler Cowan's podcast said they were recording his voice for a custom text-to-speech. Might be worthwhile.

Jeremy Cherfas

🦀 Animal #177 🐿️
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯🟨🟩
πŸ”₯ 6 | Avg. Guesses: 7.2

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

🐈 Animal #176 πŸ¦“
I figured it out in 8 guesses!
πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯🟨🟨🟨🟨🟩
πŸ”₯ 5 | Avg. Guesses: 7.4

https://metazooa.com

Bad common name, again.

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-01-22

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240122-W-AYB80D

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rabbit_quest 20240122-W-AYB80D

Composite image with my location on the left and the rabbit quest on the right; a parking lot between two modern, glassed buildings overhung by conifer branches

* On foot
* 41.930987, 12.469606
* Monday 22 January, 2024
* 422.53 ppm CO2
* [OpenStreetMap](https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=41.930987&mlon=12.469606#map=14/41.930987/12.469606)

A little detour before catching a bus home.

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Jeremy Cherfas

🐾 Animal #175 🦩
I figured it out in 5 guesses!
🟧🟧🟧🟨🟩
πŸ”₯ 4 | Avg. Guesses: 7.3

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-01-21

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240121-W-AY680D

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Composite image with my location on the left and the rabbit quest on the right; a Bistrot called Lo Spuntino

* On foot
* 41.877312, 12.450351
* Sunday 21 January, 2024
* 422.51 ppm CO2
* [OpenStreetMap](https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=41.877312&mlon=12.450351#map=14/41.877312/12.450351)

Jeremy Cherfas

🐝 Animal #174 🦭
I figured it out in 10 guesses!
🟨🟨🟨🟨🟨🟨🟩🟩🟩🟩
πŸ”₯ 3 | Avg. Guesses: 7.4

https://metazooa.com

Even after a hint, which I didn’t actually need, the paucity of potential candidate was unhelpful.

Jeremy Cherfas

Very excited to have a new season of appear in my feed, looking into the coup d’etat in Wilmington, North Carolina, of 1898. John Biewen and his collaborators have produced some of the most compelling podcasts on racism and sexism, and judging by episode 1 this will be every bit as good as previous series.

Jeremy Cherfas

🦘 Animal #173 🐁
I figured it out in 7 guesses!
πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯🟩
πŸ”₯ 2 | Avg. Guesses: 7.3

https://metazooa.com

Wow! That was a quick refresher course.

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-01-19

rabbit_quest geohashing 20240119-W-AY680D

1 min read

Composite image with my location on the left and the rabbit quest on the right.

* On foot
* 41.884197, 12.466269
* Friday 19 January, 2024
* 422.49 ppm CO2
*Β OpenStreetMap

Close to home, and still off my usual beaten track.

Jeremy Cherfas

🐠 Animal #172 πŸ—
I figured it out in 7 guesses!
🟧🟨🟨🟩🟩🟩🟩
πŸ”₯ 1 | Avg. Guesses: 7.3

https://metazooa.com

Jeremy Cherfas

2024-01-18

rabbit_quest #geohashing 20240118-W-AY680D

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Composite image with my location on the left and the rabbit quest on the right.

* On bicycle
* 41.85935, 12.483711
* Thursday 18 January 2024
* 422.47 ppm CO2
* OpenStreetMap

I was out on the bicycle running errands, so it was an extra delight to bag a rabbit-quest.

Jeremy Cherfas

πŸ‚ Animal #170 🐈
I figured it out in 11 guesses!
🟨🟨🟨🟨🟨🟨🟨🟨🟨🟨🟩
πŸ”₯ 14 | Avg. Guesses: 7.3

https://metazooa.com

Had to ask for a hint.