Hello there! 👋
We are getting ready to head out on our Spring Break trip. Atypical for us, we have very little planned other than a delightful location with amazing beaches just a short walk away. 🏖 I am planning to spend a lot of time relaxing, and also reconnecting with photography. I enjoy how photography pushes me to engage my creative senses.
Also, I’m going to take an unscheduled break from publishing the Weekly Thing for a few weeks. The last couple of months, and the last weeks particularly, have been overwhelming and I’ve often felt like I’m barely keeping up. Maybe even falling behind. I enjoy sending this weekly packet of links, reflections, photos and images. But I need to give myself some buffer…
I’ll spare a Terminator “I’ll be back” reference, but I will be. See you in a few weeks!
An intimate interview with Ukraine’s President from The Economist.
But if weakness means humanity, then it is this weakness that makes Mr Zelensky strong—and it is why the Ukrainian flag flies over both Whitehall and Pennsylvania Avenue. He celebrates how ordinary Ukrainians “waved their hands in the middle of the streets in order to stop tanks” as they did in Kherson, one of the cities now occupied by Russian forces. “They decided to stand up and do this of their own volition. I could not have ordered them not to do it or to throw themselves under the tank treads,” he says. “I will stay with these people until the end.”
The video outtakes embedded in the article are worth watching as well. 🇺🇦
Reading: Every day at 4pm ET I read the The War Diary Of Yevgenia Belorusets. Her writing about Ukraine is touching and a reminder of the personal impact of the war.
I could pass on any additional nasopharyngeal COVID tests.
There are many organizations doing good work in Ukraine. I am going to maintain this list and update it as I find anything new.
The people of Ukraine need the worlds help as they struggle through the invasion of their country. Please consider helping with a financial donation to these causes. 🇺🇦
Thank you! 🙏
Enjoying this incredible Double Fermented Gesha special 2nd Anniversary Coffee from Pair Cupworks. ☕️
Strawberry, Vanilla, & Bananas Foster! - It’s a celebration! This gesha varietal coffee is grown by El Vergel Farm and double fermented by producers Elias and Shady Bayter, located in Tolima, Colombia. In celebration of our cafe’s 2nd anniversary, we are happy to present this super limited release!
Our city shared this update on the assessed market value of property.
2022 Assessment Report
The 2022 Assessment Report is in. Edina’s total Estimated Market Value rose from $13.76 billion in 2021 to $15.45 billion in 2022. Overall, that’s a 12.4 percent growth in value from January 2021 to January 2022. Total percentage growth in 2022 exceeds total percentage growth for 2019, 2020 and 2021 combined.
That much growth in one year doesn’t make sense. Is the market catching up? Or getting ahead? Inflation?
Taylor Hawkins drum solo from Oct. 18, 2018 Foo Fighters show. RIP. 😢
Shocked and saddened to hear that the Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins has died. He and Grohl are the soul of the Foos. Ugh. Only 50! 😢
The latest data on the war in Ukraine, overlaid on a map. → Ukraine Latest news on live map
Simple platform to create your own DAO. → Syndicate
These are great recommendations for Slack. → Collaborate with kindness: Consider these etiquette tips in Slack | Slack
This makes sense, and a worthy question to ask “Do I do this?” → Why Tension Spreads Through Relationships and Organizations
An interesting variable to consider for crypto companies. → Token compensation: a brief explainer for job candidates - Paradigm
I’m a big fan, and supporter, of the Internet Archive. → After 25 years, Brewster Kahle and the Internet Archive are still working to democratize knowledge | Nieman Journalism Lab
You cannot extrapolate broad assertions from specific details. I feel like I should reread Fooled by Randomness. It has been a very long time, and still strikes me as one of Taleb’s best books. → Disinformation and Fooled by Randomness
I dig these detailed walk throughs. → The Illustrated TLS 1.3 Connection: Every Byte Explained
Github issues as a short order cook? 🧑🍳 → I built a receipt printer for GitHub issues - Andrew Schmelyun
You can now volunteer to fight on your keyboard. 🧑💻 → Inside Ukraine′s cyber guerrilla army
Here is your fortune…
Stay away from flying saucers today. 🛸
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I once created a fun travel game about identifying mathematical relationships in the numbers that appear on road signs, called Road Sign Math! I launched a website to share the signs and had 30 people submit over 250 road signs from every continent in the world!