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👋 Welcome back to P.S. You Should Know… probably the best newsletter published on Sundays between 6-7
 
September 22 · Issue #130 · View online
P.S. You Should Know...
👋 Welcome back to P.S. You Should Know… probably the best newsletter published on Sundays between 6-7am CST, and definitely the best one published by me. Now in its third year!

my story 🚀
Petra finally makes it out to sea! 🚤
🌱 A project I’m involved with launched this week: https://www.illinois-cannabis-law.com/. We built a site that makes it much easier to navigate the 600+ page law to legalize cannabis in Illinois. It’s searchable, the sections are separated into easy-to-ready pages, and the contents are interlinked. It’s a nice feeling to see the results of a project come together in a finished product. If you know anyone who’s professionally involved in the Cannabis space in Illinois, please share the link with them!
📈 I’m participating on a panel discussing entrepreneurship this Thursday sponsored by the Jewish United Fund. Come visit!
📆 Sometime in late October we’re going to do a 2nd Annual P.S. You Should Donate event. Last year we raised $1,200 for two wonderful nonprofit organizations. Stay tuned for more information!
someone else's words 💬
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fun facts 🙌
Javascript is weird. I’ve used JS a lot over the years, but I never stopped to think about how weird some of the design choices compare to other programming languages. I found this article linked from one title Javascript is bad. “Why [‘1’, '7’, '11’].map(parseInt) returns [1, NaN, 3] in Javascript.” | learn more
Decapitate vs capitate. If you work in healthcare, you’ve probably heard of the term capitate or capitated. For the rest of us… “As verbs the difference between decapitate and capitate is that decapitate is to remove the head of while capitate is to pay health-care providers using a capitation system.” | learn more
oh, chicago 🏆
Rats! The science and stories behind Chicago’s most unwanted pests. “An illustrated answer to a question from Justin Carrasco about how many rats are in Chicago, and why.” | learn more
tech, startups, internet ⚡
Why so many apps ask to use Bluetooth. “Apple’s iOS 13 adds a new privacy measure that requires apps to get your consent in order to use your device’s Bluetooth. After installing the update, you’ll be astonished by the number of apps asking for Bluetooth permission the next time you open them.” | learn more
On the internet’s next act. I’m not sure I’m tracking every aspect of this, but the core argument is interesting. “The internet’s next major act will be augmented vision – smart glasses. Svelte, stylish, unnoticeably tech, and capable of delivering a new reality based on what is around you. Today, we are bound by a 6″ screen. Tomorrow, the internet will be all around us, absorbed visually – and invisibly …” | learn more
Man behind Tesla’s Powerwall now pitching all-in-one power management system for homes. It’s been a long while since the humble electrical box received some attention and re-invention! | learn more
better doing 🎯
Investors and operators: lessons learned from both worlds. From Brent Beshore who’s building a different sort of investment firm at adventur.es. “An essay on what investors should learn from small and midsize business operators in the trenches, and on what operators should learn from professional investors.” | learn more
The magic moment. The moment when you have the freedom to create without the demands of publishing. This article includes a Dr. Dre quote about his first meeting with Eminem:
“It’s one of those things were you just know. Something special is happening. I’m rushing. I’m trying to get this this recorded because sometimes, as a producer you can feel when the magic is happening and you don’t want the artists to lose this momentum. It was magic.”
Read on for more about inspiration, creativity and timing. | learn more
to your health ⚕
How hospitals drive up health care costs. An opinion piece. “It’s easy to criticize pharmaceutical and insurance companies. But we spend much more on hospitals.” | learn more
under the microscope 🔬
Gel that makes teeth repair themselves could spell the end of fillings. “Enamel is the hard, protective layer on the outside of teeth. It can be worn down by mouth acid and repeated chewing, leading to cavities that have to be plugged with fillings to prevent further decay. … Tooth enamel can now be made to repair itself by applying a special gel.” | learn more
on the blockchain ⛓
Lil Miquela & the blockchain dress. “…Synthetic Media … is a new-ish, still-to-be-defined term that covers everything from virtual influencers like L'il Miquela, natural language generative text like talktotransformer, deepfakes, the AI-generated painting that sold at Christies for $432,500, and any other media created purely by technology that lives in the digital realm.” | learn more
the end ✅
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