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Desk Notes by Charles Schifano • 206 implied HN points • 23 Feb 24
  1. Living in a city means being surrounded by a constant cacophony of sounds, which can both be maddening and strangely comforting.
  2. Over time, distant sounds can fade into the background as your brain tunes them out to focus on specific noises.
  3. The noise of a city is like its heartbeat - a chaotic blend of various sounds that make up the urban symphony we experience daily.
read • 16116 implied HN points • 20 Jan 24
  1. Frequent-flier point programs were initially designed for occasional free flights, but evolved into turbo-charged schemes for travelers to earn points quickly.
  2. Weighing ingredients in cooking can make a big difference in recipes, especially in baked goods, where even small variations can impact the final texture and taste.
  3. During winter, composting slows down as decomposition rates decrease, signalling a time for compost piles to rest and wait for the warmer season for active decomposition.
Why is this interesting? • 1447 implied HN points • 12 Feb 24
  1. Ruddy Aboab, head of Fip Radio, shares his media diet, starting and ending his day with music and incorporating various sources like Fip radio, France info, and magazines.
  2. Ruddy's reading includes books like 'L’été des Charognes' and 'Nino dans la nuit' by Simon Johannin, showing his interest in raw, emotive writing.
  3. Ruddy's deep dive into freediving after watching a documentary led him to immerse himself in the world of apnea, competitions, and sea-related content online.
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memoirs & rambles • 84 HN points • 21 Feb 24
  1. Dealing with money in Argentina is complex due to high inflation, multiple exchange rates, and currency devaluation.
  2. Despite economic challenges, Argentina impressed travelers with good infrastructure, cleanliness, and safety in various regions.
  3. Argentinians work hard to make a living, with many struggling financially but still managing to maintain a decent standard of living.
Tom Ryan, Author • 1533 implied HN points • 02 Feb 24
  1. Author shares experiences from a road trip in Moab and upcoming plans to visit Kanab and Tucson
  2. Different terrains in each location provide unique walking experiences
  3. Post is exclusive for Founding Members, prompting others to consider upgrading
Patti Smith • 25492 implied HN points • 03 Nov 23
  1. The writer shares a message from the airport, mentioning the struggle of buying coffee without a credit card.
  2. The writer reflects on the upcoming family gathering and the significance of significant events for them.
  3. The post ends with a wish for the readers to have a great day while considering the challenges faced by others.
From the Desk of Alicia Kennedy • 1316 implied HN points • 22 Jan 24
  1. The newsletter relaunch focuses on giving more time and space for essays and discussions about food nonfiction.
  2. The author aims to provide flexibility for subscribers to choose email frequency and plans to provide monthly updates on the newsletter's status.
  3. Recent content includes essays, book recommendations, and upcoming projects like a long-form book.
backstory • 290 implied HN points • 10 Feb 24
  1. People in power, even despots, often associate themselves with reading books, some choosing well-known classics.
  2. The joy of traveling is enhanced by the books accompanying the trip, creating an inseparable link between reading and journeys.
  3. In a world where technology dominates, the belief in knowledge triumphing over superstition and ignorance is questioned, especially when observing the behavior of powerful individuals.
Caravanserai with Samantha Childress • 1139 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. The newsletter has a new name and focus: Caravanserai, centered on personal stories and world cultures
  2. Caravanserai is inspired by the historical roadside inns along the Silk Road where travelers exchanged stories and experiences
  3. Readers can continue to enjoy personal tales and insights in this transformed publication
Patti Smith • 13660 implied HN points • 03 Oct 23
  1. Patti Smith returned to Parma for a festival honoring Guiseppe Verdi and St. Francis.
  2. Loris Borghi, who previously presented an honorary doctorate to Patti Smith, passed away in 2018.
  3. Patti Smith's visit to Parma included exploring the town, sharing pictures, and a venue performance the next day.
Elliott Confidential • 137 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Use two-factor authentication and authenticator apps to protect your online travel accounts from hackers.
  2. Enable login notifications and maximize security settings on platforms to monitor any unauthorized access to your accounts.
  3. Avoid using simple or repeated passwords, practice safe Wi-Fi usage, and be cautious of urgent emails or suspicious links to prevent hacking incidents.
Garrison Keillor and Friends • 1179 implied HN points • 08 Jan 24
  1. Fans share personal stories and experiences with Garrison Keillor, showing deep appreciation and connection with his work.
  2. Garrison Keillor responds to fan messages and comments with wit, humor, and humility, engaging with his audience in a friendly manner.
  3. Audience members express excitement, plans, and hopes for attending Garrison Keillor's upcoming shows, showcasing their anticipation and admiration.
backstory • 339 implied HN points • 27 Jan 24
  1. The world's first malaria vaccine program started in Cameroon, marking a health revolution for Africa.
  2. The significance and impact of experiencing malaria firsthand in Africa, highlighting the challenges and realities of the disease.
  3. The importance of access to medical care and the different healthcare experiences faced in various regions, from experiences in Africa to a reflection on the British NHS.
Brent and Michael are Going Places • 668 implied HN points • 13 Jan 24
  1. Decide whether to stay in one place or see as much as possible based on your circumstances and preferences.
  2. Consider that fast travel can be expensive, especially during high season.
  3. There is no right answer to whether to stay in one place or travel quickly - it depends on your unique situation.
Nooceleration • 216 implied HN points • 02 Feb 24
  1. The blog Nooceleration will be the primary venue for the author's work.
  2. The author plans to cover topics like Biosingularity, 2024 predictions, and network states.
  3. Personal goals for 2024 include developing a concept around The Biosingularity and traveling to Argentina.
Scott's Substack • 746 implied HN points • 07 Jan 24
  1. CodeChella Madrid 2024 is a four-day workshop in Madrid focused on diff in diff, featuring various speakers.
  2. The workshop aims to be fun, supportive, and educational, providing practical exercises and hands-on coding experience.
  3. Costs for attending are kept reasonable, with discounted rates for students and faculty, along with affordable hotel options.