Elsewhere for November 27, 22022

You should read this for 11/27/2022:

Sorry for the late post; family health issues.

Art, Music, and Film

decorative leaf bulletAmazing Vintage Japanese Pachimon Postcards With Famous Places Around The World

Books, Libraries, Writing, and Language

decorative leaf bulletThat’s blatherskite! Podcasts plan to save endangered dialects

An experimental scheme to boost endangered regional vocabulary will see examples “adopted” by prominent public voices. A group of leading podcasters has agreed to sponsor a word chosen from those identified as on the brink of extinction by the British Library. Regional radio broadcasters are also being urged to join participating podcast shows, which include The Lost Tapes of History and Black History Buff, whose presenters have agreed to “adopt” a favourite, whether or not they use it themselves.

decorative leaf bulletFeds arrest Russians allegedly behind ‘world’s largest’ pirated ebook library

Maggie Appleton: decorative leaf bulletTools for Thought as Cultural Practices, not Computational Objects

decorative leaf bulletFinally, a formidable response to Amazon-owned Goodreads: Introducing The StoryGraph

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Food and Drink

decorative leaf bulletButter chicken has helped me at every stage of my life – and has always united my family

With its sweetly spiced tomato and cream-based gravy, butter chicken is a comforting, warming dish that feels decadent thanks to its silky-smooth richness. It’s a dish that can be cooked with either breast meat or chicken thighs, with bones or without. The most important thing is that you marinate the chicken fully to allow the flavour of the spices to shine. For a truly authentic experience, enjoy it with crispy naan, perfectly soft in the middle, and a side of pickled sliced onions.

decorative leaf bulletWhy Brussels Sprouts Taste Better Than They Did When You Were A Kid

History and Archaeology

decorative leaf bulletIn 1480 Two Bales Of Hops Came To Bristol

Via @Academicats@scholar.social: decorative leaf bulletHunting for Neanderthal spear tips under the sea

decorative leaf bulletCoins study suggests ‘fake emperor’ was real, say scientists

“We’re very confident that they’re authentic,” said Prof Paul Pearson, of University College London, who led the research. “Our evidence suggests Sponsian ruled Roman Dacia, an isolated goldmining outpost, at a time when the empire was beset by civil wars and the borderlands were overrun by plundering invaders.”

Science and Nature

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decorative leaf bulletApple changed how reading books works in iOS 16, and I may never be happy again

decorative leaf bulletAmazon Alexa is a “colossal failure,” on pace to lose $10 billion this year

The report says that by year four of the Alexa experiment, “Alexa was getting a billion interactions a week, but most of those conversations were trivial commands to play music or ask about the weather.” Those questions aren’t monetizable.

decorative leaf bullet‘Opening the gates of hell’: Musk says he will revive banned accounts

Tim Bray: decorative leaf bulletBye Twitter

Today I’m leaving Twitter, because I don’t like making unpaid contributions to a for-profit publisher whose proprietor is an alt-right troll. But also because it’s probably going to break down. Read on for details.

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Women’s Work

Pay It Forward and Make It Better

decorative leaf bullet‘A gentle calm’: France’s streets once again echo to sound of working horses

Something Wonderful

decorative leaf bulletGoncharov: why has the internet invented a fake Martin Scorsese film?

Thousands of Tumblr users have been making posters, soundtracks, drawings and fan fiction for a 1973 Scorsese film starring Robert De Niro – but it never existed

decorative leaf bullet53 easy ways to add cheer to your life as winter looms

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