Unpopular Ventures published their 2023 annual report: https://medium.com/unpopular-vc/unpopular-ventures-annual-report-2023-8eb860b1cf64
as usual, it's more transparent than literally any other VC.
(disclosure: I'm an LP in their rolling fund - partly because they have the guts to post public updates.)
how long has it been since one of your friends offered to carry the note on a $270,000 RV? https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/05/us/clarence-thomas-rv-anthony-welters.html (https://archive.ph/zeQt0)
Seattle farmers market food truck opportunity: Mexican corn on the cob (elote).
it's available at the Burien farmers market, but not at any of the largest #Seattle farmers markets.
for many customers, it will be the their first elote. keep it simple: garlic spread, butter, and lime.
Schuh Farms will be at Capitol Hill Farmers Market again tomorrow (https://seattlefarmersmarkets.org/chfm). probably the best boysenberries I've tasted.
I took a 4-day jaunt around Skagit County. assorted highlights:
* Skagit Bay Estuary hike: https://wdfw.wa.gov/places-to-go/wildlife-areas/skagit-wildlife-area, https://goo.gl/maps/43yV9YUrdrcToM5x8
* Hart's Farmstead at Mount Vernon Farmers Market. Marionberries from Schuh Farms.
* KSVU 90.1 - broadcasting from Hamilton, WA, population 298: https://ksvu.org/
* bread: I tried Shambala Sunset, Breadfarm Chuckanut, and Snohomish Bakery multigrain. SnoBake was easily my favorite.
Hart's Farm at the Mount Vernon (WA) Farmers Market has Salanova lettuce, which might be the finest "normal" lettuce I've ever tasted.
Salanova seeds cost 10x+ more than standard lettuce seeds, maybe even 20x. there's a reason why.
(more: https://www.facebook.com/hartsfarm/ , https://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/lettuce/salanova-lettuce/ , https://www.heavenly-homestead.com/salanova-lettuce , https://specialtyproduce.com/produce/Salanova_Lettuces_13909.php)
recent status. the cloud thinks anyone who can't tell a panda from a koala from a bespectacled sheep is subhuman
mixed Fall City carrot greens (https://www.bumblebee-farm.com/ , https://www.instagram.com/p/CuCfBt1xbEC/) with Fall City knotweed honey (https://seattleurbanhoney.com/product/knotweed-honey-2/)
have too many fingers? Kiwi Kom Kom makes a watermelon knife: https://www.templeofthai.com/cookware/watermelon-knife-long-blade
(Kiwi Kom Kom knives are great, particularly for the price: https://old.reddit.com/r/chefknives/search?q=kiwi&restrict_sr=on . start with a nakiri, either from the set https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D8FN4CY/ and/or #22 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00549RFIC/)
I added the Mindfulness app as an Apple Watch home screen icon (sorry, "complication").
mindfulness minutes went way up. hopefully actual #mindfulness did too 🙂
I've got it set to 5 minutes per session. pro tip: you can change its target breath rate from 4-10 per minute. that option is only shown on the Watch phone app, though.
achievement unlocked: I put cheese on beans.
if you've eaten regular blue cheese and thought "I bet this would be more interesting if it was was twice as funky. Or, like, three or five or ten times.." then (a) DM me, we're already friends, and (b) you'll also enjoy Ambrosi Gorgonzola Piccante.
2017: I tweeted a screenshot of Amazon's Prime #darkpatterns and @ mentioned the FTC, since it clearly violated their guidelines: https://twitter.com/troyd/status/902673505157648384
"FTC Takes Action Against Amazon for Enrolling Consumers in Amazon Prime Without Consent": https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2023/06/ftc-takes-action-against-amazon-enrolling-consumers-amazon-prime-without-consent-sabotaging-their
more in WaPo: https://archive.ph/Pzb2q