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Weekly Thing

Weekly Newsletter from
Jamie Thingelstad

#51 | Apr 28, 2018 | Permalink

I am again grouping links into Featured, Links and Breadcrumbs. It definitely allows people to filter a bit and take in parts of the newsletter on their own pace. I got some good feedback on the new layout. 👍

This week our family celebrated Tammy's birthday! 🎂 Amongst her various gifts, we got her a HomePod. The HomePod is really nicely designed. The audio quality is truly impressive. Setup was ridiculously easy with the iPhone just detecting it and setting it up in a couple taps. The kids however keep yelling "Alexa!" at it and wondering why it isn't answering. 🙄

Featured 🏅

Don't miss these gems from the past week.

Photo 📷

My favorite picture from the last week.

Downtown Minneapolis finally done with the snow and preparing for spring.

Apr 27, 2018 at 4:55 PM
333 S 7th St, Minneapolis MN

Links 📌

Commentary on interesting links from the week.

Breadcrumbs 🍞

Additional links of interest from this week.

Promotion 🎁

WikiTribune

WikiTribune is a news platform that brings journalists and a community of volunteers together. WikiTribune just got funded and I became a backer. I've been impressed with Wikipedia and am excited about Jimmy Wales and team focusing on the news ecosystem. I am very curious to see how they realize these objectives. I've previously thought about how news can be reinvented. I focused more on the open source model instead of wiki, but either way I feel like a fundamental rethink is possible! Let's see how they tackle this. Become a supporter today!

Status 🎈

These are my small updates shared on my microblog last week.

Sunday @ 8:05 PM

Kids are all of a sudden into Beanie Boos. 🤷🏼‍♂️

Sunday @ 12:17 PM

Happy Earth Day everyone! 🌏

Sunday @ 8:20 AM

The bishops on the “summer” side of our custom Chess set are Kubb players, of course.

Sunday @ 8:19 AM

This time of year is great for eagle watching as the ice comes off Cannon Lake. This morning we watched a Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle both perched just a few feet away in the same tree.

Saturday @ 11:08 AM

Got great tickets to the two shows I wanted to see at the Music in the Zoo this summer — Son Volt and Michael Franti & Spearhead. 👍

Saturday @ 8:38 AM

Well deserved praise for my new favorite restaurant! Martina wows diners with flavors of Argentina and Italy in south Minneapolis.

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