By JW | Wed, 08/31/2022 - 02:00

STL: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

BuySTL 👜

  • St. Louis gives Topgolf in Midtown a building permit, investment revealed – KSDK

Restaurants 🍲

  • Central West End home to one of ‘Top 100 Brunch Spots’ in US – FOX 2
  • The RBar Burger at Ruth’s Chris takes a sandwich staple to new heights – St. Louis Magazine
  • Sugarfire brings back ‘best sandwich in the world’ on Tuesday for one day only – FOX 2
  • Grace Meat +Three’s Sarah Furnas takes a ‘servant leadership’ approach to her general manager position –

STLfood ⚜️

Neighborhoods 🏡

STL100 💯

  • St. Louis has awesome greenways. This is the Fee Fee Greenway. – r/StLouis
  • Man paddles pumpkin 38 miles down Missouri River – FOX 2

STL99 😱

  • St. Louis County to euthanize more dogs as its shelter is overwhelmed by strays –
  • Does This New Cardinals Hat Suggest Gun Violence? – RFT
  • ‘It shouldn’t have happened’: Wentzville bus driver leaves student with autism at wrong location – KSDK
  • ‘I’ll see you at Christmas’: Mother says man who looked like Santa attempted to abduct her children – KSDK
  • Found the expired tag god – 2015?! C’mon man. On 270S during rush hour. – r/StLouis

WW99 😱

  • ‘I cannot leave that person behind’: Missouri veteran still fighting to get Afghan comrade to safety – KSDK
  • Chinese Hackers Target Energy Firms in South China Sea – SecurityWeek

Police 🚓

  • 2 St. Louis County police officers rescue driver from flooded car – KSDK
  • Driver thanks officers who rescued her during historic July floods – FOX 2
  • Goat breaks into Alabama deputy’s squad car – FOX 2
  • Cop Who Shot at Dog But Killed the Owner Instead Just Got Off – VICE US
  • Arizona’s New ‘No Recording Cops Within 8 Feet’ Law Challenged In Court – Techdirt

DotGov 🏛

  • California lawmakers approve online privacy law for kids. Which may turn websites into identity checkpoints – The Register
  • California Senate Passes Three Awful Bills For The Internet; Will Newsom Sign Them? – Techdirt

CityGov 🏛

  • Vote Centers for Sep 13 Election – stLouIST – a Better Bubble™
  • Community Message about Voter ID from City Hall DMV License Office – City of St. Louis – News
  • CRO Hotspot has returned! – City of St. Louis – News
  • Absentee voting for next board of alderman pres. opens Aug. 30 – FOX 2
  • New rules, polling places unveiled for special St. Louis primary election –
  • Court weighs appeal of Missouri ruling that struck down local power to impose COVID-19 orders – Missouri Independent
  • St. Louis mayor, Missouri attorney general trade barbs over handling of Hyundai, Kia theft epidemic – KSDK
  • City of St. Louis demands action due to surge in car thefts – FOX 2

LocalGov 🏛

  • St. Louis metro leaders vote Wednesday to decide fate of the Delmar Loop Trolley – FOX 2
  • Pinner says she’s staying in St. Louis County Executive race – KSDK
  • Republican candidate for St. Louis County Executive to remain in the race – FOX 2
  • Katherine Pinner to stay in St. Louis County executive race. ‘I need to uphold my commitment.’ –

MoGov 🏛

  • Advocates praise Missouri’s new child trafficking law as promising first step – Missouri Independent
  • ‘I think it makes it difficult’: St. Louis community reacts as some schools remove books under new state law – KSDK
  • Missouri Supreme Court reprimands St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, issues $750 fine – KSDK
  • Missouri Supreme Court fines Kim Gardner $750 for professional misconduct – Missouri Independent
  • St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner reprimanded for handling of Greitens investigation – FOX 2
  • St. Louis Circuit Attorney will pay $750 fee after state Supreme Court reprimand –

FedGov 🏛

  • Navy Looking for Gamers After Disastrous Esports Launch – VICE US
  • Judge: No Expectation Of Privacy In User Info Voluntarily Shared With Facebook, OKs FBI’s User Data Grab – Techdirt

Jobs 📄

  • St. Louis job center creates initiative to certify commercial drivers for free – KSDK

History 🦕

  • An American! An American! Fueled by raw eggs and brandy, a hero was crowned in the 1904 Olympic marathon –
  • The Dog Wars – History Happens Here

Sustainability ♻️

  • Civil disobedience by scientists helps press for urgent climate action – Nature Climate Change – Global Energy
  • The Economic Case for ‘Blue Hydrogen’ Is Getting Worse. Cue the Lobbyists. – Global Energy
  • The planet is approaching 8B people. We’re not ready – Hacker News

Infrastructure 🚽

  • Installation of Final Truss Marks One of the Last Major Milestones for Merchants Bridge Reconstruction Project – RiverBender
  • Contra-rotating floating turbines promise unprecedented scale and power – New Atlas
  • Governments Are Rethinking Nuclear Power – Gizmodo

Ecology 🦤

  • The best-case scenario for Greenland ice melt just got worse – Grist

Twitter 🐦

  • How Twitter’s child porn problem ruined its plans for an OnlyFans competitor –
  • Twitter planned to build an OnlyFans clone, but CSAM issues reportedly derailed the plan – Engadget
  • Twitter Circle is launching for your hottest takes and most unpopular opinions – Engadget
  • Twitter Launches ‘Twitter Circle’ for Sharing Tweets With a Smaller Number of People – MacRumors
  • Twitter is testing a new “Tweet Tiles” display for publisher links – Search Engine Land
  • Musk tries to stall Twitter takeover trial following whistleblower claims – The Register
  • The Twitter Whistleblower Says He Didn’t Do It for Elon Musk – Gizmodo
  • Elon Musk is trying to stall his Twitter trial by a month – Engadget
  • Elon Musk has a backup plan to kill his Twitter takeover – Engadget

WWW99 🕸

  • Visual Studio Code is designed to fracture – Hacker News
  • Chrome extensions with 1.4 million installs steal browsing data – BleepingComputer
  • Truth Social’s inadequate moderation is keeping it off the Google Play Store – Engadget
  • Google Won’t Allow Trump’s Truth Social App in Play Store Because the Content Is Insufficiently Moderated – Daring Fireball
  • Starlink Internet Was Down, and Is Still a Little Spotty – Gizmodo

Space 🚀

  • NASA locks in a second launch attempt for Artemis I – New Atlas
  • NASA aims for Saturday launch of new moon rocket: Take 2 – FOX 2
  • James Webb captures Phantom Galaxy’s spectacular spiraling arms – New Atlas


  • Host your own OpenStreetMap Map Tiles – Hacker News
  • apt_key deprecated in Debian/Ubuntu – how to fix in Ansible – Jeff Geerling’s Blog
  • Xcode Cloud Subscriptions Now Available for Developers – MacRumors

Captain’s Blog 🏴‍☠️

  • ‘What, Me Worry?’ Celebrating 70 Years of Mad Magazine – HowStuffWorks
  • Wikipedia Recent Changes Map – Hacker News
  • Finally, Someone Made Speedos With Cargo Pockets – VICE US
  • Republicans Have Realized That Forcing People to Give Birth Is Wildly Unpopular – VICE US