Newley's Notes

NN270: Cunning Canines

πŸ‘‹ Hi friends,

Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes, a weekly newsletter containing my recent Wall Street Journal stories, must-read links on tech and life, and funny dog videos.

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πŸ‘‰ Image of the week, above: yours truly on an epic hike – up to Kowloon Peak – with friends recently.

Here are 10 items worth your time this week:

1) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Happy Fourth of July! Here is an oral history of “Independence Day,” released 25 years ago this weekend. [Hollywood Reporter]

2) πŸ’° The Trump Organization and its chief financial officer were charged with tax-related crimes. [WSJ]

3) βœ‰οΈ Facebook launched a newsletter service (think Substack) called Bulletin. [The Verge]

4) πŸͺ‘ Want something nicer than Ikea, but don’t want to pay for designer furniture? “Ikea hacking” may be for you. [The Hustle]

5) πŸ“Ί The long tail is for real: big TV hits are going away. [Washington Post]

6) 🍴 QR code menus are the worst. [Slate]

7) πŸ’» “The Internet is rotting” [The Atlantic]

8) 🌏 Maps of countries’ colors, based on satellite images. [Data Stuff]

9) 🧨 Enjoy these English-language advertisements for Japanese fireworks from the 19th century. [Public Domain Review]

10) πŸ€– AI-generated art is getting super interesting. [Charlie Snell]


🦴 Dog-related video of the week:

🐢 “Nice and easy now” [Imgur]


πŸ’‘ Quote of the week:

“Who sees all beings in his own Self, and his own Self in all beings, loses all fear…When a sage sees this great Unity and his Self has become all beings, what delusion and what sorry can ever be near him?” – Upanishads


πŸ‘Š Fist bump from Hong Kong,


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