P.S. You Should Know...

By Pavel Sokolovsky

This newsletter isn't about news. In fact, we tend to sidestep around any topic that's prominently covered elsewhere. Instead, it's about surfacing ideas that fuel curiosity. P.S. You Should Know is written for those of us who find the world fascinating and never want to stop learning. If that's... Read more

This newsletter isn't about news. In fact, we tend to sidestep around any topic that's prominently covered elsewhere. Instead, it's about surfacing ideas that fuel curiosity. P.S. You Should Know is written for those of us who find the world fascinating and never want to stop learning. If that's you, we're glad you found us!

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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #296

🦃 I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I remain thankful for the chance to drop into your inbox every week.

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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #295

Crypto is probably not dead. It's easy to get pessimistic from headlines about the major fraud recently exposed in the crypto financial system. As is often the case, it's the classic "run on the bank" paired with "duh, fraud" that's driving this set of events…

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #294

Happy Gilmore's alligators. "Real and fake alligators were used in the film as well as a frog which is seen briefly sitting on a tree limb at a golf course. Two live alligators were transported from California to Vancouver, British Columbia. ... One of the al…

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #293

Go inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. An interactive and 3D tour of the, "only Wonder of the Ancient World that's still standing." | learn more

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #292

Asking questions is so much fun. On a flight a few weeks ago, our seat neighbor happened to mention she was an off-duty flight attendant. I was thrilled when she took kindly to my "Do you mind if I ask you questions about your job?" request. I learned about t…

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #291

The latest AI tools. Over the past weeks I've taken time to mess around with a handful of AI-powered creation tools for text and images. I can say that I've found them easy to use and hard to master. Trial & error is a required element for generating qual…

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #290

It takes a village. I'd like to say Thank You Mom for watching our kids this weekend so Kim and I could take a trip to the coast!

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #289

The Onion files an Amicus brief with the Supreme Court. It seems some district court made the imprudent decision of requiring a disclaimer before any parody content on the internet. The Onion decided to weigh in. | learn more

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #288

The insane biology of hammerhead sharks. These relatively modern sharks are impressive! This is a great video ~18 minutes long. | learn more

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #287

Three cheers for the 🐞 army! Just a few days after I released 1,500 ladybugs in my front lawn, I woke up to a clean windshield on the car parked under the pecan tree. My hopes for this tactic were not high, so am quite pleased that it worked out. Now, if only…

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #286

Sticky front yards. Kim and I have been kicking around ideas about what we might do to spruce up our front yard. One fixture that'll stick around regardless of what we decide: our large old pecan tree. A few weeks ago, we started noticing something odd about …

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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #285

Travel insurance. I booked an Airbnb for an upcoming trip and decided to buy the travel insurance they offered during checkout. This was a first for me. It cost about 6% of the total I paid. I imagine its priced right and the insurance company makes money on …

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #284

I was on a podcast. Fellow girl dad, entrepreneur and Austin newcomer Young Han invited me onto his podcast to talk about work and parenting. I'd be honored if you wanted to listen!

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #283

Mission iMessage. I am pleased to report that my attempt to get iMessage to work from my Windows computer was a great success. The road took some twists and turns, but I finally got the old Mac running with the latest operating system and connected to it to r…

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #282

Extreme measures. I've been an iPhone user since the very first one came out. Also, I've been a Windows PC guy the whole time. I bought an iMac about a decade ago, but I didn't love it. Today there's only one Mac feature that I really feel I'm missing out on:…

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #281

It's nice to be home. After a summer spent largely on-the-move, it's great to have spent the week re-settling into our Austin home. I am excited to get back to many of the healthy lifestyle choices I've been lax on: exercise, home-cooked meals, and (hopefully…

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #280

Diamonds are forever. "The British financiers who had organized the South African mines quickly realized that their investment was endangered; diamonds had little intrinsic value — and their price depended almost entirely on their scarcity." And so, the De Be…

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #279

There are so many hotels. We've been taking road trips for the last couple years since the pandemic began. One aspect to life on the road that I'm still amazed by is the vast number of hotels available. The approach we've settled on is to drive as much as we …

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #278

You can set your watch to this glowing green worm party. "Scientists would identify the spectacle as a mating ritual in the 1930s, as occurring in the summer and autumn, at an eerily prompt 55 minutes after sunset, three nights after a full moon." | learn more

 
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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #277

Congratulations to the team at NutriSense who announced a $25 million Series A fundraise this week! A nice (but paywalled) article in Crain's Chicago offers more details. We're hiring :).