Bennett Green

March 22, 2021

B5L #012 -- Zooming Eagles, Festive Fast Cars, and Flying Whales

(I really tried hard to find a ‘Graffiti Santa’ or something similarly Christmassey but came up short - street artists take note there’s an opportunity there!) — Pull the Ripcord One of the better parts of this year (in my view at least although I accept others might disagree) has been the acceptance of remote working and in particular...
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March 22, 2021

B5L #011 -- Gates, Gifts, and Getting Better at Stuff

— Wrap Battle ‘Tis the season, and whether you’re getting the [new thing] you covet or a disappointing [unit of fossil fuel] - at the very least let’s hope it’s well wrapped! So, in what might a contender for the best link of the year, I present to you this excellent resource summarising a few very advanced gift wrapping techniques. 13...
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March 22, 2021

B5L #010 -- DuetTok, Creative Destruction, and Check, Mate

— Probably the most popular gambit Over the past week I’ve been devouring the addictive Netflix series, the Queen’s Gambit. I loved it. I almost made this entire issue of Five Links chess themed in homage. But then I figured that might alienate a few of you and so I will limit my gushing to just this one link. I can’t put my finger on ...
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March 22, 2021

B5L #009 -- Trump and other penises

So … it has been a bit slow these past two weeks. Anything going on with you? — Ya’ll Crazy Now, y’Hear? Well the US Election happened. And yep, it was as messy as many predicted it would be. Unbelievably, more Americans voted for President Trump this time around even after having seen his performance over the past 4 years, but whateve...
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March 22, 2021

B5L #008 — Bubblebands Buttdials and Better Briefs

— Better Brief Writing I believe that writing well is a superpower. It's one of the reasons I enjoy preparing this newsletter - it gives me an opportunity to practice writing and (hopefully) I get a tiny bit better each issue. So I particularly enjoyed this sarcastic article on how to draft judicial submissions. It has some excellent t...
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March 22, 2021

B5L #007 — If Everybody Minded Their Own Business

— The President Got COVID and What the Hell is Going On Over There?! Just a few hours after I sent out Issue B5L #006 news broke that President Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. Much media hand-wringing ensued. There has been a lot written about the President's recent diagnosis. Firstly, there is some confusion over when he was d...
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March 22, 2021

B5L #006 — Have I Gone Mad

I am afraid so, you are entirely bonkers.. but I will tell you a secret… all the best people are. — Facebook Engineer Resignation Letter In the first issue of Bennett’s Five Links I linked to this excellent resignation letterby a reporter at the New York Times. It’s cute then that the Washington Post (long-time rival to the New York Ti...
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March 22, 2021

B5L #005 — And What Is the Use of a Book

... without pictures or conversations? — Are you still working from home? Barely keeping in one piece? Hang in there - you’re not the only one - it might feel like everyone else has their shit together but remember you just see a tiny window into their lives. See below, for example. Just so I'm being honest. — Have you seen this excell...
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March 22, 2021

B5L #004 — No Use Going Back to Yesterday

.. because I was a different person then — Are you a fan of mystery movies? Yes? If so, skip to the next link because I’m about to ruin a bunch of them for you. Turns out movie producers need to ask Apple for permission to use an iPhone in their movies. And that’s fine - no big deal - Apple would be very happy for you to use an iPhone ...
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March 22, 2021

B5L #003 — If you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you

... is that a bargain? — It has been a long time since I was in the dating game. I was terrible at it then I’m sure I would be even worse now. But this bloke has set an excellent example; creating a PowerPoint presentation for his Tinder profile. Can't tell if this was the best or dumbest thing I ever decided to do on tinder? — The COV...
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