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The Newsletter Leaf Journal LXXXIX 〜 Summer, Cicadas, and The Newsletter

Welcome to the 89th 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. I spilled a full cup of coffee on my keyboard yesterday. Don't let anyone tell you that having a waterproof keyboard does not matter.

I only published three new articles since the last newsletter. Work and sinus headaches intervened. We will recap those articles along with our usual assortment of links from around the web and news about The New Leaf Journal as we look forward to a much busier week to bring June and the first half of 2022 to a close.

Table of Contents

  1. Leaves (and Leaflets) From The Week That Was
  2. Leaves From Around The Web
  3. The Old Leaf Journal
  4. Most-Turned Leaves Of The Newsletter Week
  5. Notable Leaf Journal
  6. News Leaf Journal
  7. Taking Leaf

1. Leaves (and Leaflets) From The Week That Was

It was a slow week, but I did publish one labor-intensive visual novel review project.

I also published three Leaflet microposts last week. I will note two in this section. Firstly, I expressed my concern that geese swimming in the Gowanus Canal may grow toes. Secondly, I described having difficulty in the penultimate battle in my third Fire Emblem: Three Houses run because I failed to see two shoals connecting land masses across a river.

2. Leaves From Around The Web

While The New Leaf Journal was light on content last week, there was plenty of content from around the world wide web...

3. The Old Leaf Journal

Let's dig into The New Leaf Journal archives.

4. Most-Turned Leaves Of The Newsletter Week

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 18-24 was the twenty-fifth newsletter week of 2022.

# Article Author Published 22Top5
1 The Mystery of Sōseki and Tsuki ga Kirei NAF 3.14.21 25 (19)
2 Recommended F-Droid FOSS Apps For Android-Based Devices (2021) NAF 11.27.21 25 (5)
3 A Look at ProxiTok, a TikTok Frontend NAF 5.14.22 1
4 Persona 4 Golden Digital Artbook Review (Steam) NAF 11.15.20 1
5 Japanese Environment in PoL, Lutris, and Bottles NAF 6.16.22 1

We had an unusual top five behind the perennial top two - with three articles making their 2022 top five debuts. My May review of ProxiTok, which had a strong first month, made its first top five after being shared on a link aggregator site that I never heard of. My 2020 review of the Persona 4 Golden digital art book made 37 weekly top fives in 2021, but had no appearances in 2022 until coming in 4th for Newsletter Week 25. Finally, my post on setting up a Japanese language environment in three Wine front-ends was shared on Hacker News. While it did not gain much traction there, it had enough of a spike to make its first top five appearance in its first full week online.

Among the notable absences was my post on installing Ubuntu Touch, which fell outside of the top five for only the second time in 2022.

5. Notable Leaf Journal

MarkDownload is a free and open source extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. The Chrome and Firefox versions are free of cost while the Safari version has a small price to cover Apple's developer fee. I have been using the extension on Firefox. It allows users to clip the content of a webpage as markdown and save it as a markdown file or just allow the user to select which parts of the page to save. I have found the extension useful thus far both for note-taking and for converting New Leaf Journal articles for syndication purposes. If you use markdown regularly, it is well-worth a look.

6. News Leaf Journal

After only publishing a few articles over the last two weeks, I will work on getting back to a better publication pace for the last week of June as we look forward to July. Other than more content, I do not have any major changes to The New Leaf Journal in mind in the immediate future.

7. Taking Leaf

Thank you as always for reading The Newsletter Leaf Journal. If you enjoyed the content and are not already a subscriber, you can sign up via email or add our newsletter RSS feed to your favorite feed reader. I also syndicate our newsletter to Bearblog.

Until next week and our first newsletter of July,

Cura ut valeas.

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