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Weekly Thing

Weekly Newsletter from
Jamie Thingelstad

#49 | Apr 14, 2018 | Permalink

Those of us in Northern climates have grown sick of winter, and it feels like we must have done something wrong to have this exceptionally cold April. To add insult to injury we are being treated to, what one hopes will be, a final barrage of several or more inches of snow. ❄️ Uncle already!

I was surprised by how many people were tuned into Mark Zuckerberg's congressional testimony this week. ⚖️ I didn't listen to it myself, but I was happy to see many regular people asking questions about Facebook and privacy. I'm not on the bandwagon for regulation. I think people just need to really know what is happening with their data. When it is made clear, the reaction is nearly always a gasp. 🙀

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Tammy and I went to see The Decemberists playing at the Palace Theatre last weekend.

Apr 7, 2018 at 9:26 PM
17 7th Pl W, Saint Paul, MN

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Thursday @ 11:07 PM

First game of Tetris in years. Not bad! 🤗

Wednesday @ 8:02 PM

Not entirely sure what friending on Nintendo Switch does, but if you do that sort of thing, I’m at SW-3175-6148-7804.

Saturday @ 9:29 PM

The Decemberists at the Palace Theater.

Saturday @ 8:04 PM

I was really happy that India Palace made Lachha Paratha for us tonight (not on the menu). I had this in India a few weeks ago and loved it. 👏🏻

Saturday @ 7:44 PM

This graph is in Why We Sleep and is super interesting. Only just getting started on this read and already learning a lot.

Saturday @ 7:37 PM

The ice is coming off of Cannon Lake! ☀️

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