Welcome to the 96th edition of The Newsletter Leaf Journal. This newsletter comes to you from the laptop of the editor of The New Leaf Journal. Said editor is using his laptop because he is on vacation, and thus away from his waterproof keyboard and usual two-monitor set-up. For fellow Linux users out there, I will also note that this is the first newsletter to be written on a computer running EndeavourOS (almost all of my newsletters have been written on a computer running Manjaro Linux, but the first few were written on a computer running Windows 10).
Because I am away, this will be a short newsletter without some of the exciting newsletter content that regular readers have become accustomed to. This issue will only recap our articles from the previous newsletter week and our most-read content of the week. We will return to your regularly scheduled newsletter programming with links from around the web and other news and notes next week.
I published six new articles since the previous newsletter. You will find links and short descriptions below.
I also published seven Leaflets during the previous week. I will reserve discussion of one of the seven Leaflets for the next section.
|1||Review of /e/ - An Android Alternative For Mobile Phones||NAF||11.21.21||1 (1)|
|2||Installing Ubuntu Touch on an Asus Nexus 7 (2013)||NAF||7.5.21||26|
|3||Review of the Teracube 2e Smartphone||NAF||11.29.21||4|
|4||Installing LineageOS on a 2013 Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi)||NAF||7.28.21||1|
|5||The Mystery of Sōseki and Tsuki ga Kirei||NAF||3.14.21||32 (21)|
My 2021 review of /e/ OS (a mobile operating system that is based on LineageOS, which in turn is based on Android) was shared on Hacker News while I was traveling, leaving me among the last to know. It made Hacker News’s page 1 and attracted an unprecedented number of visitors to The New Leaf Journal. The timing was notable in light of the fact that I had scheduled an article the day before complaining about the fact that Google has not indexed my /e/ OS review. As a result of the Hacker News share, it appears to have been noted on several other sites, but I have not had time to hunt down all of the shares yet.
The top four spots in our newsletter week top 5 were affected by the /e/ OS article. My Ubuntu Touch and LineageOS install articles and my Tearacube 2e review, which were all linked to in the /e/ OS review, had their best weeks on record. This unusual week meant that one of the two articles that had appeared in the first 31 newsletter week top 5s would be on the outside looking in for the first time. Despite the fact that one of those two articles, my list of favorite F-Droid apps, was published as a result of my /e/ OS review, it was my tsuki ga kirei article that made its 32nd top five in 2022 and 68th consecutive top 5 dating back to 2021.
Thank you as always for reading The Newsletter Leaf Journal. While it was a historic (by our humble standards) week at The New Leaf Journal, this newsletter was a bit sparse due to my being on vacation. You can see our most-recent issues for a better idea of the content that you will find in most newsletters. If you enjoy the content and have not done so already, you can sign up for the newsletter via email or RSS. I also syndicate our weekly newsletters to The New Leaf Annex on Bearblog.
Although I am away, The New Leaf Journal will continue to see new content over the next week. I look forward to mailing our next newsletter on August 19, 2022, with all the bells and whistles that regular readers and subscribers are accustomed to.
Until next week,
Cura ut valeas.