Week 2446

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Last week at work went well. I’m gradually getting more visibility and feel empowered. A little.

Saturday was Shannon’s birthday. It’s sad, of course, that we’re still in lockdown. But we made the most of it, for sure. She made king cake on Friday, so we went for a long walk about the city delivering to local friends before picking up fancy tea from the Waldorf Astoria. At home, we spent more than three hours drinking champagne while I plated each of the 12 courses. Without screens and with the official music playlist, it really evoked the experience of going out surprisingly well.

Later, we enjoyed an cocktail workshop over Zoom with a small number of friends. This, too, approximated the experience of visiting a bar together more than I would have imagined. Even the regrettable junk food delivery order at the end of the night felt like a trip to FEBO.

Not a great adventure to a unique hotel that will be remembered for years, but as close as one can responsibly hope, these days.


4 Notes

This study into the “psychological topography” of the US is fascinating. Does anyone have similar European data and analysis?

It’d be great if you could burn an ETH token or Bitcoin and utilize the embodied energy.

But you can’t, so they are really just little achievement medallions saying “I sold our planet’s inhabitable future for this sticker.”


Somehow I had always hoped I could be on this list.

Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.