Weekly Thing

Weekly Newsletter from
Jamie Thingelstad

#43 | Mar 3, 2018 | Permalink

I was able to transition the Weekly Thing to this new custom template without breaking everyone’s email experience! 🙌 I can now happily continue to make small tweaks to improve the experience. 🔧 My brief experiment with serif fonts only lasted one issue though.

Here in “the North” ❄️ the days are getting longer and warmer. It’s very nice to see the sun more. I am going to leap frog all that and head to India for the first time this week. I’m hopeful the 100 degree temperatures and transition to full sun ☀️ doesn’t cause me to melt. 💦

Blog 📬

Book: Why Buddhism Is True

Good read connecting Buddhist concepts and practices to benefits in modern life.

Your Version Number

Applying Semantic Versioning to every day of your life.

Photo 📷

This section of Minnehaha Creek, as it leaves Lake Harriet, never freezes. We went on a walk during a recent dumping of snow, and it was cool to see all these ducks in the creek, braving the winter, with snow piling up on their backs.

Feb 24, 2018 at 7:46 PM
1401–1467 W Minnehaha Pkwy, Minneapolis MN

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Promotion 🎁

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App 📱

Still Mind - Meditation Timer


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Status 🎈

Friday @ 9:24 PM

Dan Wilson all-request on piano. 🎹

Friday @ 9:01 PM

Dan Wilson taking the stage for his 3-ring Binder “all-requests” show at Icehouse! 🎶👍🏻

Friday @ 8:57 PM

Fun performance of The Lion King at Justice Page Middle School tonight! 🎭

Tuesday @ 9:12 PM

Still finding Alto’s Odyssey very fun. Great game! 👍🏻

Monday @ 10:53 PM

I’m amazed at the “superpowers” Workflow gives me from my phone! Automating routine things! 🙌🏻

Monday @ 9:11 PM

My sons 2nd grade class also has a mindfulness practice. It’s a great idea and it seems to work for them. 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️

Monday @ 9:09 PM

I got to be a guest reader in Tyler’s class today. Was fun to pick out a bunch of books for the 2nd Graders. 📚

Sunday @ 8:33 PM

Another very good meal at Martina. Shaved brussel salad, beet salad, swordfish and panqueque. Wow!

Sunday @ 2:17 PM

Theatre 🎭 this afternoon. Make Believe Neighborhood at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre.

Saturday @ 9:27 PM

Mass Start Speed Skating reminds me a lot of track cycling.

Saturday @ 5:57 PM

Interesting strategy in Curling.

Saturday @ 5:28 PM

Congratulations to Duluth Curling Club for bringing home the first US Gold in Curling.

Saturday @ 5:23 PM is working great for me. Removes the friction from static blogging. 👍🏻

Saturday @ 5:16 PM

If Curling can be an Olympic sport than surely Kubb could be too. 🤞🏻

Saturday @ 4:20 PM

macOS Photos app grinds my laptop to a crawl. Fans blaring, everything sluggish. Very frustrating. Seemingly doing nothing and it’s taking 280% and more of CPU.

Saturday @ 10:55 AM

We made 34,344 meals, enough to feed 94 kids for a year!

Saturday @ 10:53 AM

We packed 22 boxes at Feed My Starving Children this morning! 🙌🏻 Tyler picked a great event for his birthday!

Saturday @ 9:00 AM

At Feed My Starving Children to pack meals. Tyler wanted to come here for his birthday. Love this handmade graph of progress.

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