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Thord D. Hedengren
Thord D. Hedengren
Hi!
I’m so happy I get to send this, the very first issue of The Bored Horse newsletter. This is a companion publication to the Bored Horse website, delivered free of charge, thanks to the fine folks at Revue (and Twitter, I guess). I’m as new to this as you are, so let’s just dive in, and see what happens, shall we?
A note to RE:THORD subscribers
Did you subscribe to my previous newsletter, RE:THORD? Chances are you did, because the vast majority of people on The Bored Horse list was RE:THORD subscribers.
Well, this is the new newsletter, and there’s a site too, where I blog publish regularly (thus far). I hope you’ll join me on this trip of mine, but if not, there’s an unsubscribe link at the bottom of this email. Feel free to hit that, no hard feelings, promise.

This week's Bored Horse updates
Yeah, I’m going to cheat a bit, because I actually started publishing on January 1st, which was last week, but since there wasn’t any newsletter back then, I’ll include said posts.
From old to new, here we go.
What a tool can do
I should really get myself a logo, or something
I should really get myself a logo, or something
Linkage
This newsletter isn’t all about me an my stupid horse project. Here are some links I enjoyed this past week.
🏡 Writing sheds are all the rage amongst author types, which apparently includes Cal Newport. Me, I’d like a writing mansion…
🍰 This Guardian piece on the new science on metabolism was interesting. There are certainly a lot of so-called truths out there that should be revisited.
🕰 Less science-y, perhaps, but accidental time-travel is apparently a thing to get obsessed about.
🎮 The video game review process is broken, says Washington Post, and I can’t agree more. Once upon a time, I used to review games for a living, so this one spoke to me.
🙊 What happens if you help people use Facebook less? You get banned, obviously. An older piece, file this one under “Facebook/Meta is evil”.
🦷 Are you taking care of your teeth? You can still get cavities, obviously, but not everyone are susceptible, it seems.
👦🏻 “Why kids don’t talk about their day” is part of the title of this piece, and I find that hilarious for some reason. Maybe they’re just reading the room? (No, but seriously, there’s some stuff in here.)
Want to share a link with me? That’s what Twitter’s for, just hit me up, and it might get featured here.
Devnotes
As mentioned in the building a site in the open post, I’m doing all this stuff live. There’s a changelog now, so that you can follow along, if that’s your cup of tea. And no, I haven’t got around to do a proper about page yet.
That’ll be all for this week. As with the Bored Horse website, this newsletter is still very much a work-in-progress. It’ll be a weekly thing, going out on Fridays, is my thinking, but that too might change.
Anyway, I’d love to hear your thoughts, so don’t hesitate to tweet to @tdh.
Thanks for reading!
— Thord D. Hedengren ⚡
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