Today being the last day of August 2022 means that it is time for our traditional month-in-review post. August 2022 proved to be the busiest month in New Leaf Journal history thanks to the Hacker News page one appearance of my November 2021 review of the /e/ OS mobile operating system (also known as Murena). While I did not publish as many articles in August as I had in previous months thanks to a mid-month vacation and work at the end of the month, I did publish several featured essays in a number of subject-areas.

Public Domain Openclipart modification of an image of a statue of Caesar Augustus.
A neat modification of a Wikimedia Commons photo of a statue of Caesar Augustus. This is a Public Domain work that was contributed to Openclipart by Jebulon.

Without further ado, let us cut to our August content.

Leaves From The Month That Was

This is our 20th and final article of August 2022. I also published 21 Leaflet microposts. Below, I will list all of our August content sorted by topic area along with our four newsletters. You will find six articles that are rendered in bold. You can consider the bold articles my Editor’s Choice content of the month.



Social Commentary


Photography Musings

Justin and Justina Dialogues

Beyond Categorization


NLJ News and Notes

  • August 2022 Month in Review (NAF: August 31, 2022)
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Most-Turned Leaves Of The Newsletter Month

There were several summer-themed articleI list our twelve most-visited articles of the month in each month-in-review newsletters. The statistics come courtesy of our local, privacy-friendly analytics solution, Koko Analytics (see my review of Koko Analytics). Below, you will find our twelve most-read articles of August 2022.

1Review of /e/ – An Android Alternative For Mobile PhonesNAF11.21.21
2Installing Ubuntu Touch on an Asus Nexus 7 (2013)NAF7.5.21
3The Mystery of Sōseki and Tsuki ga KireiNAF3.14.21
4Review of the Teracube 2e SmartphoneNAF11.19.21
5Recommended F-Droid FOSS Apps For Android-Based Devices (2021)NAF11.27.21
6Installing LineageOS on a 2013 Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi)NAF7.28.21
7A Look at ProxiTok, a TikTok FrontendNAF5.14.22
8The Pokémon Special Split in Generation 2 – Statistics and AnalysisNAF1.18.22
9Performing Site-Specific Searches With DuckDuckGoNAF8.8.21
10The Last Stand of Constantine XINAF5.30.20
11Biden, Lincoln, and Counting Back From the President’s BirthNAF4.28.22
12A 2021 List of Alternative Search Engines and Search ResourcesNAF6.13.21

The August ranking was dominated by my November 2021 /e/ OS review. While that post had performed decently since it was published, it had never threatened to post a monthly top 12. Thanks to its Hacker News surge, the phone OS review set every New Leaf Journal view-count record in August. Its influence was also seen downstream. My Ubuntu Touch and Lineage OS installation articles along with my Teracube 2e phone review, all of which were linked to in the /e/ OS piece, posted their best months on record. The only other 2022 newcomer to our top-12 was my 2021 review of alternative search engines, which last appeared in the monthly ranking in November 2021, wherein it also posted a 12th place finish.

Looking Ahead to September

There were a few summer-themed articles that I had planned to write and publish in August, but was unable to complete due to my vacation and work waiting for me when I returned to Brooklyn. However, summer in New York City does not technically end until the last third of September, so I will prioritize a few of my August hold-outs for to bring summer to a sunny close. In addition to planning all sorts of interesting feature articles, I will work on a page to collect all of our webmentions, refbacks, and trackbacks (articles that link to our articles) to guide our readers to further reading and commentary on New Leaf Journal content. Finally, I will work on making progress on our ever-pending resource section and improve our slowly-growing blogroll.