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Yo,It's another week and I've got some pretty cool things to share with you. I'm still a bit jet lagg
 
February 13 · Issue #24 · View online
Tuesday TEA Time
Yo,
It’s another week and I’ve got some pretty cool things to share with you. 
I’m still a bit jet lagged from my trip, but it’s been way better this time. I tried to stay pretty close to my home schedule when traveling, even though that meant I woke up at 2am most mornings. In the end it was worth it: I don’t feel dead back at home like last time.

Tech
Nearly half of US households are now Amazon Prime subscribers which is wow. We are prime subscribers and it’s definitely worth the small annual fee. Are you a prime subscriber? Do you actually use all the benefits?

Second, I want to point you to this video made by Motherboard about the right to repair for farmers and their equipment:
Tractor Hacking: The Farmers Breaking Big Tech's Repair Monopoly - YouTube
Software licensing is a complicated thing and it’s super jerky that companies won’t sell diagnostic software to end-users so they can be able to make at least minor repairs themselves. However, one cannot expect every product to be built in a repairable way: phones and other devices are basically glued shut which allows them to be thinner and water proof. Maybe it’s based on cost? Maybe if it’s how you make your living you should be able to have the right to repair it? Do you think it’s important for customers to be able to repair purchased devices themselves?
Entertainment
Black Panther is out and I am excited to see it, hopefully sometime soon. This review in particular makes me think that I’m going to enjoy it:
Black Panther reviewed by Mark Kermode - YouTube
Kendrick Lamar was tasked to put together the soundtrack and the latest single released from it is his collaboration with SZA:
Kendrick Lamar, SZA - All The Stars - YouTube
However, there is some controversy about the music video: the video markers seem to have stolen Lina Victor’s work. There is a New York Times article about it. The Times article says they contacted her and she declined to work with them: so it seems they either forgot they had already made something inspired by her or just went ahead with it anyway. Below are some of her works:
Art
There is a tumblr dedicated to advertisements from the former GDR (where I now live). Here are some of my favorites:
Found via a tweet.

Another awesome page to scroll through is Windows of the World by Andre Vicente Goncalves:
I can scroll through those for a long time. You can buy a print or follow him on Instagram.
Also found via a tweet.

And finally, because the USA got a new president means that we now get new presidential portraits (just like in the past). I think they look great and it will be awesome to see them in the National Portrait Gallery. Which also happened to be my favorite museum to visit when I lived in DC; it’s a great place to take a lunch, eat in the Courtyard, spend 30 minutes viewing, and then head back to work. Here are the two side by side:

I hope you have a good rest of your week.
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