Weekly Thing

Weekly Newsletter from
Jamie Thingelstad

#52 | May 5, 2018 | Permalink

This issue marks the first year of the Weekly Thing! 👏 I am enjoying this project, and I've heard from many of you who subscribe that you have found it valuable too! 👌

I published the first Weekly Thing on May 13, 2017. That first one went to a dozen or so friends that I invited to join this experiment with me. Looking at that first one is a reminder of how much the structure has evolved. At the one year mark there are over 500 people who have signed up to get the Weekly Thing!

Thank you 🙏 for subscribing and let's get on to the second year of Weekly Things! 👍 As always, if you know others that you think would enjoy the Weekly Thing send them to to sign up!

Featured 🏅

Don't miss these gems from the past week.

Photo 📷

My favorite picture from the last week.

We typically visit Gooseberry Falls in the summer. This is our first time in the Spring when the snow melt is strong and the water is rushing down the falls. It was impressive to see the falls at it's strongest. It is also amazing that this shot is with my iPhone, not a fancy rig on a tripod with an extended exposure.

May 3, 2018 at 12:17 PM
Gooseberry Falls, Two Harbors, MN

Links 📌

Commentary on interesting links from the week.

Promotion 🎁

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App 📱

Drafts 5: Capture ‣‣ Act

by Agile Tortoise

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In the Weekly Thing from July 22, 2017 I highlighted Drafts 4. Recently Drafts 5 was released with significant new capability. Drafts is one of those iOS applications that you start not knowing what to do with it, and then it becomes a key application that you do a ton of different things with it. I personally love it's dictation capabilities on both my iPhone and my Apple Watch.

4/5 stars

Breadcrumbs 🍞

Additional links of interest from this week.

Status 🎈

2018-05-04 4:47 PM

Afternoon beverage at Castle Danger Brewery. 🍺

2018-05-04 4:01 PM

Family photo on shore of Lake Superior. Outside of Two Harbors.

2018-05-04 3:24 PM

Left a cairn. 🙏🏻

2018-05-04 2:12 PM

Two Harbors, MN.

2018-05-04 1:27 PM

It seems bananas that there is a Banana Saver product one can buy. 🤦🏼‍♂️

2018-05-03 10:55 PM

It’s possible to make some pretty crazy stuff with Workflow and Pythonista on iOS. Improving my Weekly Thing automation.

2018-05-03 8:39 PM

Gooseberry Falls was amazing today.

2018-05-03 8:33 PM

Why does Microsoft OneDrive for iOS still not support the Files app. It should have been one of the first to adopt it. 🤨

2018-05-03 8:03 PM

When Twitter updates Terms of Service I get notices for multiple accounts that I deactivated/deleted a long time ago. Do others get this? Shouldn’t the accounts be deleted and no notice given?

2018-05-03 3:36 PM

North Shore requires a stop at Betty’s Pies. I’m a pie traditionalist. Blueberry, cup of coffee.

2018-05-03 1:42 PM

Lake Superior.

2018-05-03 1:12 PM

Snow hanging on up north.

2018-05-03 12:41 PM

Gooseberry Falls is roaring with spring melt.

2018-05-02 8:36 PM

Home Free stage photo. 🎶

2018-05-02 8:30 PM

Excited to see OmniFocus 3.0 for iOS ship date announced! Wonder why it’s not in App Store for pre-order. Instant buy for me. 👏🏻

2018-05-02 7:50 PM

Whole family at Home Free concert in Duluth. (One of Mazie’s favorite bands!) 🎶

2018-05-02 6:30 PM

Trying out OMC Smokehouse in Duluth, and of course a Bent Paddle Kanū.

2018-05-01 8:48 PM

Going to learn some Cyrillic for my next trip to Kiev.

2018-04-30 7:34 PM

Gorgeous evening to sit outside and relax.

2018-04-28 9:05 PM

Cue Wonderwall! 🎼 Nice win Minnesota United! #MNUFC 2-1

2018-04-28 8:40 PM

This review could have gotten really ugly. Luckily went the right way.

2018-04-28 8:37 PM

GOAL!!!!!!!! ⚽️ #MNUFC 2-1

2018-04-28 8:33 PM

B🚫OBBY!!! B🚫OBBY!!! B🚫OBBY!!! ⚽️ Nice save!

2018-04-28 8:00 PM

Halftime family selfie at Minnesota United #MNUFC v Houston Dynamo. ⚽️ 1-1

2018-04-28 7:18 PM

MN United! ⚽️🤦🏼‍♂️👎🏻 Completely outplayed on that drive. Down a goal.

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