King content crowned again

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:

  1. Where are they coming from? Mostly, it seems, opensiteexplorer.com, which is now moz.com.
  2. Why doesn't my nifty rewrite rule redirect as I thought it did? 1

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Everything is connected

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...

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Antibiotic resistance in livestock: high and growing

In memoriam Stuart B. Levy

Only one thing makes it worth routinely feeding antibiotics to livestock; profit at any cost.

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Overcast is not to blame

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...

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Time for a talk

Ethan Marcotte at New Adventures 2019

Antique Singer sewing machine

Finally, late this afternoon, I found time to watch the video of a talk by Ethan Marcotte that Jeremy Keith had recommended.

[Y]ou really must watch it. Don’t multitask. Don’t fast forward. Set aside some time and space, and then take it all in.

I did. Set aside the time, watched and...

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