Week 2385

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I’m writing this from an ICE back from Düsseldorf where we spent Saturday enjoying the weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas markets) with friends. I think the joy of such quick trips will be a part of European life that never grows old.

In a very different vein, planning for Mardi Gras is picking up and has me thinking about NOLA.

We have a contract (again) for sale of the loft in St. Louis. I’m not celebrating until the sale is final and disappointed to be taking such a loss versus the value in 2002, but I am quietly imagining a future without any American-based debt.

4 Notes

Microsoft Outlook shows this everything-is-fine status indicator that never expires. So it is happy to tell me my inbox is up-to-date even if it hasn’t checked in days.

I’m pretty sure "don’t lie to the user” is a basic law of UX.

All folders are up-to-date

This guy gives me the same uneasy feeling that discovering Alex Jones did so long ago: https://corruptico.com/

I have been an advocate for city government power for some time, so am very pleased to see HR 3571. Too bad it has no chance of becoming law, but I hope it inspires new approaches when the State Department is inevitably rebuilt.

Isaac Saul has a succinct overview of the impeachment process, and his take on what it means is perfectly in line with mine: https://tangle.substack.com/p/you-asked-for-it-an-impeachment-overview

TLDR - nothing matters ¯\(ツ)