Welcome to the 88th edition of The Newsletter Leaf Journal, the official newsletter of the perennially virid online writing magazine, The New Leaf Journal. As always, this newsletter comes to you from the waterproof keyboard of the editor of The New Leaf Journal, Nicholas A. Ferrell. Today was a slow week of content at The New Leaf Journal with just three new articles, but this newsletter will also come packed with the usual assortment of links from around the web and news and notes about our humble magazine. Without further ado…
I published just three full articles in the last week. Slacking, I know, but the content was varied as usual. I look forward to publishing more in the coming week.
In addition to these articles, I also published three Leaflet microposts over the last week. First, I covered my setting up Brave as a secondary web browser (and primary for editing The New Leaf Journal). Second, I covered a couple of peculiar dissenting opinions from the New York Court of Appeals in a case involving pachyderm personhood. Third and finally, I wrote about finishing a long-pending Fire Emblem: Three Houses run that I wrote about contemporaneously several months ago.
It was a slow week at The New Leaf Journal, but there was no shortage of content from around the web. To make up for our slow week, I present eight articles from around the internet…
Let’s dig into our archive…
I list our most-visited articles of the previous week in each newsletter. In keeping with our newsletter schedule, these “Newsletter Weeks” begin with Saturday and end on Friday. The statistics come courtesy of our local and privacy-friendly analytics solution, Koko Analytics - which I reviewed on site.
The week of June 11-17 was the twenty-fourth newsletter week of 2022.
|1||The Mystery of Sōseki and Tsuki ga Kirei||NAF||3.14.21||24 (18)|
|2||Recommended F-Droid FOSS Apps For Android-Based Devices (2021)||NAF||11.27.21||24 (5)|
|3||Review of the Teracube 2e Smartphone||NAF||11.19.21||3|
|4||Installing Ubuntu Touch on an Asus Nexus 7 (2013)||NAF||7.5.21||23|
|5||Using an Amiga OS-Inspired Window Theme In XFCE With XFWM4||NAF||1.2.22||3|
New Leaf Journal traffic was on the lighter side this week as our Google visit counts remain a bit erratic since late May. However, my November 2021 review of the Teracube 2e smartphone posted its strongest week yet, giving it a third appearance in our newsletter week ranking and its highest one-week position. I will note that the Teracube article likely leads in near-misses, it just missed out on a top-five spot in the previous week and has about three or four close calls over the year. The tech-heavy top-five was rounded out by my 2022 article on an AmigaOS-inspired theme for the XFWM4 window manager, which also made its third top-five appearance of the year.
Despite being a writer, I do not have a great knack for crossword puzzles. However, I can only imagine that we have some crossword puzzle fans among The Newsletter Leaf Journal readership. If you happen to be one of those crossword fans - I have just the thing for you. While searching for something on Project Gutenberg, I came across a 1924 title called The Cross Word Puzzle Book. As one may suspect, it is a book full of crossword puzzles. You can enjoy these puzzles from 98 years ago 100% free to enjoy in your web browser, as a standard EPUB book, or on your Kindle. Should I create a crossword puzzle section at The New Leaf Journal featuring old puzzles? Maybe I ought to put WordPress’s custom post type functionality to good use…
There were no changes of consequence to The New Leaf Journal in the last week. However, I do have some interesting content planned for the next week - including a couple of visual novel reviews for my ongoing project. I am also starting a couple of longer projects that you should expect to see in late June and early July.
Thank you for joining us for yet another edition of The Newsletter Leaf Journal. If you enjoy the content and have not done so already, you can sign up for our newsletter via email or RSS. I also syndicate our newsletter to Bearblog. I look forward to having some more New Leaf Journal content as we welcome summer with the 25th Newsletter Leaf Journal of 2022 next Saturday.
Cura ut valeas.