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Friday, February 10, 2023

Something for everyone in this issue of Wolmania. Assuming you like birds, burgers, architecture, or tech billionaires screwing up.

Last week I was in a rush because I was packing for a move to a new apartment. This week I'm in a rush because I have been unpacking ever since I moved to my new apartment. Probably should have seen that coming. Here's the newsletter:

I literally can't help linking to the most recent article about Elon Musk screwing up Twitter. The latest thing is he is upset that people have stopped paying attention to him:

One of the company’s two remaining principal engineers offered a possible explanation for Musk’s declining reach: just under a year after the Tesla CEO made his surprise offer to buy Twitter for $44 billion, public interest in his antics is waning.
Employees showed Musk internal data regarding engagement with his account, along with a Google Trends chart. Last April, they told him, Musk was at “peak” popularity in search rankings, indicated by a score of “100.” Today, he’s at a score of nine. Engineers had previously investigated whether Musk’s reach had somehow been artificially restricted, but found no evidence that the algorithm was biased against him.
Musk did not take the news well.
“You’re fired, you’re fired,” Musk told the engineer.

Every day a new lesson in how not to be a good leader.

Item 2: a list

Images of different roof types
image h/t Liam who doesn't read my newsletter

Roof Types, ranked:

  1. Hip
  2. Box Gable
  3. Open Gable
  4. Saltbox
  5. Gambrel
  6. Jerkinhed
  7. Intersecting/Overlaid Hip
  8. Dormer
  9. Shed
  10. Mansard
  11. Skillion and Lean-to
  12. Hexagonal
  13. Flat
  14. Cross Hipped
  15. Dutch Gable
  16. Pyramid Hip
  17. Combination
  18. M Shaped
  19. Hip and Valley
  20. Butterfly

Item 3: a media recommendation

Fried Egg Cheeseburger - Korean Street Food

Item 4: word of the week


Item 5: a photograph

Western Grebe family snack - Peter Shen, 2022 Audobon Photography Award (Amateur)

See ya!

Thanks for reading - see you next week.