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The Bored Horse🐴 – Issue #11

Thord D. Hedengren
Thord D. Hedengren
Hi! 👋🏻
And an extra hi to the new subscribers from Dense Discovery. For those who didn’t know, I ran a classified in this week’s issue of Kai’s excellent newsletter, mostly for fun, but also to show my appreciation and support. The ad asked the readers to congratulate me on my birthday, which happened to coincide with this week’s DD issue (March 29th). I got quite a few DMs and mentions on Twitter (do follow @tdh), so thank you for that, and welcome on-board as a bored horsie.
This week, things are a little less dominated by the war in Ukraine. For better or worse, that’s how it went with my various Information Gathering Bots. If that means that we’ve reached War Fatigue in the media, I don’t know.
Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy this week’s issue. Have at it!

🪦 A certain iconic agent’s grave (!) is located on the Faroe Islands, and you can go look at it, because tourism is everything.
🏰 On that note, you can buy the Scarface mansion. Or rather, it’s for sale, but you’ll need a proper wallet to actually buy it.
🇺🇦 Ukraine is winning, states this Atlantic story. Oh, let’s hope so, and make this war end already.
🇪🇺 Weird EU law could, inadvertently, break encrypted messaging apps. I don’t see this happening, but it’s a story now.
🇷🇺 Did Anonymous hack the Central Bank of Russia? So they claim 👇🏻
Anonymous TV 🇺🇦
JUST IN: The #Anonymous collective has hacked the Central Bank of Russia. More than 35.000 files will be released within 48 hours with secret agreements. #OpRussia
🐌 Slimebots will pull out that coin you snorted, in the future at least. I mean, any story with “magnetic slime” in its title will get a link in my newsletter, no matter how ludicrous it might be.
🤖 Too slimy? Don’t worry, there are nanobots too, coming soon to a bloodstream inside you.
📣 A feature on how, and why, Telegram became the go-to app for Ukrainians. Telegram is great, but it’s not without its problems.
🌏 When the internet goes down, the Reticulum Network Stack will save us, or so some thinks at least. It’s really a tool to build alternate networks, and it has its die-hard fans, obviously.
☎️ Or, you know, you could uncut the cord, and use landlines and ethernet cables again. I’ve seen surprisingly many thumbs up for these sort of posts and pieces the past week, making me wish I’d compiled a list for future reference.
👀 Security cameras from Wyze has had an unpatched, and known and ignored, security hole for three years. Yeah, don’t buy anything from that company, ever.
🤡 Elon Musk cites Eminem’s “Without me” in his battle with the SEC. I don’t even know where to begin…
Let’s hope Putin has a new career in mind, and this is his audition 👇🏻
Prof Paul Bernal
Is it just me, or does Putin look as though he’s about to burst into song in a gloriously gay musical?
Actually, let’s hope he’s forgotten instead. 🖕🏻
🎧 Dyson Zone are noise-cancellation headphones with built-in air purifier. Shut out both the shitty air, and bumbling buffoon talk.
🗡 The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is delayed to spring 2023 (message delivered in true Japanese fashion). That means that maybe I can wrap up the current installment in time, then.
✏️ Eivind Hjertnes shares how he writes blog posts. Because, you know, blogging is still a thing, no matter what people might say.
✒️ Remember Paper, the iPad app? Andy Allen shares some behind the scenes tidbits about the app on its 10th (!) birthday, that just happened to coincide with mine (March 29th).
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Celebratory cigar (I turned forty-two this week)
Celebratory cigar (I turned forty-two this week)
This week on Bored Horse
Lo and behold, I actually published something! I had some thoughts on my birthday, and turning forty-two.
That's a wrap
I don’t think you can fathom how glad I’m that this week is over. It’s been tough, with a sick kid and a ton of work. To say that I’m exhausted is an understatement. Yeah, I’m starting to sound like a broken record.
I’m looking forward to a somewhat reasonable weekend, a glass or two, and a moment to regroup. And yes, that means I’ll return to my quarterly goals, which I posted early this year. The first quarter is up, and, well, it’s been tough. More on that next week.
For now, hold on tight, the world’s certainly taking us for a ride at the moment.
— Thord D. Hedengren ⚡
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