I am experimenting with accumulating a post over the day in an email draft,
because I keep putting links in my bullet journal and then never posting
them. Possibly this way I will also journal more broadly? Let's see how
This morning I posted a selfie on Twitter taken at the end of the dog
walk demonstrating two of my personal temperature metrics: breath frozen in
the tips of my hair (20F) and breath freezing directly onto glasses (-5F).
Not pictured were two others, glasses immediately fogging over after
stepping inside (32F) and nostrils trying to freeze over (-5F). What are
(Also I think my hair looks cool like that, I admit. You can see my
naturally white hairs up above my glasses.)
Caroline Siede's When Romance Met Comedy series continues to be a joy,
this time looking at Bride & Prejudice:
Of all of the modern day adaptations of Pride And Prejudice, I’m not
sure any have ever more accurately captured the spirit of Mr. Wickham than
the way Bride & Prejudice reimagines him as a hot British backpacker with
a performative laid-back cultural sensitivity.
Which condiments need to be refrigerated? at The Takeout: I feel very
smug that we have all of these correct.
Interesting Twitter thread about using consultations in game design
(for, in this case, colonialism, plotting horror mysteries, and trans/NB
representation) and how it worked out. This is about Sunless Skies, the
Fallen London folks' new PC game, but no spoilers; and the general
principles aren't limited to games.
This morning I listened to a podcast about Dürer's Rhinoceros,
which reminded me of the Patrick O'Brian bit about exercising a rhinoceros
on a ship's deck, which gives me great joy and I hope will do likewise
Finally, a cozier Twitter selfie, of me sitting on the floor with
Charlie pupper's head against one hip and the Pip leaning on my other side.
- I thought email posting automatically used Markdown, but apparently
that's only replying to comments, because I still had to put "!markdown"
(no quotes) just after the post headers.
- Markdown allows horizontal rules by three+ hyphens/underscores, but DW
thinks that's your email sig, so use three+ asterisks instead.
- Markdown inline links--square bracketed link text followed immediately by
parenthetical link address--didn't work for me. (I think it's because DW is
using the GMail plain-text version which wraps the lines and therefore
appears to have a blank space between the opening parenthesis and the
link.) I used reference-style links instead, which worked great: link text
in square brackets, followed immediately by reference in square brackets;
elsewhere in document, reference in square brackets followed by colon,
space, link. More examples.
Despite all that, this first attempt does seem congenial, since I always
have email open and the formatting is easy now that I've worked the bugs
out. On the other hand, I'm intending to gradually import all my old public
posts into a self-hosted WordPress blog (I apparently can only do it a
month at at time) and then cross-post, and maybe just saving stuff as draft
in WP will be easier. We'll see.