A time of innocence and empowerment
As part of a project I have in mind, I've started downloading the logs of this site from my server. Looking at them, I'm still surprised by how many pages search engines seem to be looking for and failing to find. Two questions:
- Where are they coming from? Mostly, it seems, opensiteexplorer.com, which is now moz.com.
- Why doesn't my nifty rewrite rule redirect as I thought it did? 1
Old blog pieces, new journalism, timeless ideas
Two days ago, I bookmarked a column by Tim Harford, remembering the great economist Martin Weitzman. I knew Weitzman only because a colleague made use of his ideas on how to prioritise the conservation of species, the Noah's Ark problem. He wanted to pay people to conserve quinoa varieties, but wh...
In memoriam Stuart B. Levy
Only one thing makes it worth routinely feeding antibiotics to livestock; profit at any cost.
But how to track down the problem?
Lately I've had some difficulties with Overcast, my podcast player of choice. It would simply stop playing and go dark after about 10 seconds. It hadn't actually quit, and could be re-opened on the phone and then, even if I didn't touch a thing, would go dark again. I was baffled, and even asked on...