The Bored Horse

By Thord D. Hedengren

The Bored Horse🐴 – Issue #9



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Thord D. Hedengren
Thord D. Hedengren
How are you doing? The world’s still crazy, with war and shit. It’s kind of hard not to think about that, I think. It overshadows most things. Despite that, I did write a post about the state of things, on a more personal level, this morning. It’s linked further down below.
This week’s issue is a little bit more sensible than the mammoth one last week, so if you’re a new subscriber, then this is what you can expect.
Anyway, hang in there. Let’s get to it.

🇷🇺 Marina Ovsyannikova is the Russian Channel One employee that did the live protest. I’ve read several stories about her, and yet I still see tweets and posts calling it fake. Not that I understand why it should or would be, what’s to gain from Putin’s side, but still, this is how tricky things are, now.
Beautiful and sad 👇🏻
💥 Fascinating, and scary, essay on technology, and how it hasn’t destroyed the world (yet).
🌳 Ikea’s not showing their best side in this story, about logging in Romania. It’s a podcast, but there’s a written transcript too.
🏧 No more withdrawing cash at crypto-currency cash machines in the UK. Expect more on this, all over. The grace period is over, crypto bros.
💿 CD sales rose in the US, for some reason. Physical sales, including vinyl, which is close to CDs in volume, isn’t more than 11% of music sales.
That’s some handiwork, right there (sorry not sorry)! 👇🏻
Imandi Udukumbura
The tallest tree in Wales got damaged by a storm and was supposed to be cut down, instead chainsaw artist Simon O'Rourke found a better solution to symbolize the tree’s last attempt to reach the sky.
#artnature #PlantATree
🤠 Good guy Matt Mullenweg (creator of WordPress, among other things) spreads the weird web gospel in a lengthy interview.
🌼 Speaking of open source, here are some alternatives to software and services, if you want to go that route.
📰 Want to make it in journalism? Buy a local paper.
📧 Writing a newsletter? Here are 35 lessons from 35 years of publishing one. (Nope, not by me.)
📲 I published a bunch of things on Switch to iPad this week: My Slay the Spire review, the Substack app, and the iPad speaker newsletter issue springs to mind.
✍🏻 Cormac McCarthy, who rarely does interviews, has thoughts on writing. Readers of this very newsletter will remember that McCarthy has two novels coming out after summer. I’m stoked.
On that note… 👇🏻
Maria Haskins
This popped up in my FB memories. I remember a teacher showing us how to do this in elementary school: "How to Open a New Book".
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Shot on one of my rare walks, this week
Shot on one of my rare walks, this week
This week on Bored Horse
Two posts this week, not counting the archiving of last week’s linkage from this very newsletter. Well, last week’s issue, obviously.
Coffee in the sun, in-between work sessions
Coffee in the sun, in-between work sessions
That's it for this week
The weather’s been nice this week, that’s the truly good part with it. Well, that, and that my family is healthy, and we’re getting by. I guess I should’ve led with that.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this issue. If you did, or didn’t, don’t hesitate to tell me on Twitter. I’m @tdh there, as you probably know. Give me a follow too, why don’t you?
Until next week, take care.
— Thord D. Hedengren ⚡
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