By JW | Thu, 02/03/2022 - 06:40

Events 📆

  • Your guide to Soulard Mardi Gras 2022 - St. Louis Magazine
  • How to watch in St. Louis | NBC Winter Olympics livestreams for Wednesday, Feb 2 - KSDK

BuySTL 👜

  • 9 Mile Garden, St. Louis’ major food truck park, is reopening for the season on March 1 -

Restaurants 🍲

  • St. Louis restaurant openings, closings, and coming soons - St. Louis Magazine
  • In Tower Grove East, Black Forest Kaffee Haus is serving a German-inspired menu in a fantastical setting -
  • Newly Expanded Living Room Offers Extra Space and More Vegan and Vegetarian Fare - RFT
  • St. Louis Kolache's Czech Comfort Food Has All the Right Stuff - RFT
  • Newly Expanded Living Room Offers Extra Space and More Vegan and Vegetarian Fare - RFT

STLwx 🌦

  • Watch: Live camera views from snowy spots around St. Louis - FOX 2
  • Pritzker issues disaster declaration ahead of winter storm - FOX 2
  • Gov. Mike Parson declares state of emergency ahead of winter storm - FOX 2
  • Is class canceled? See the full list of school and business closings here - FOX 2
  • St. Louis health director 'disgusted' by state health nominee's ouster - FOX 2
  • Schnucks, Dierbergs change store hours due to winter storm - FOX 2
  • Winter Storm 2022: Viewer photos from around St. Louis area - FOX 2
  • St. Louis Schnucks grocery stores to close early Wednesday, open later on Thursday - KSDK
  • Dierbergs grocery stores closing early Wednesday, opening late Thursday - KSDK
  • Governors declare states of emergency in Missouri, Illinois ahead of winter storm - KSDK
  • All St. Louis Area Dierbergs, Schnucks to Close Early Due to Winter Storm - RFT
  • Metro warns of continued impact from storm on rail service -
  • ‘More snow, less ice’: Predictions shift ahead of major winter storm's St. Louis arrival -
  • MoDOT: Could take days to clear roads due to worker shortage - FOX 2


  • RECIPE: Rigazzi's Stuffed Artichokes Milanese -
  • Open-source DIY heater helps unsheltered stay warm in winter - Freethink
  • Learn how to make your old pedal generator work with Zwift - Arduino Blog
  • Create this card-dealing robot to streamline your poker nights - Arduino Blog
  • A Pissed-Off American Hacker Claims He Took Down North Korea's Internet All by Himself - Gizmodo
  • A toy DNS resolver - Julia Evans

Sustainability ♻️

  • Messenger: Another field of dreams slated to become somebody else’s flooding nightmare -
  • Found this super interesting. "Per data from the U.S. DOT, Missouri has the 5th most roads in the United States" - r/StLouis
  • Reno Seeks to Purchase Motels as Affordable Housing Instead of Letting Developers Demolish Them - ProPublica
  • Lithium Battery Fires Are Threatening Recycling as We Know It - VICE US
  • A good interactive site explains California's water infrastructure and how it is (or is not) grappling with drought. - The Morning News
  • LA wants to be "the epicenter of climate adaptation in urban water in the world.” Mainly through rainwater capture/reclamation. - The Morning News

Nature 🦝

  • Crows trained to collect cigarette butts on the street - Boing Boing
  • Watch: Dog brings bowl to the table, then shares food with its human friend - Boing Boing

STL99 😱

  • Harris-Stowe is one of at least 13 HBCUs to receive bomb threats today - FOX 2
  • Harris-Stowe University among HBCUs to report bomb threats on first day of Black History Month - KSDK
  • 'Tech savvy' juveniles identified as persons of interest in threats against HBCUs - FOX 2
  • St. Louis groups launch 'banned book program' to distribute challenged books -
  • Some St. Louis homeless advocates say there’s not enough shelter space, funding -
  • Life Threatening Weather - Help Needed - r/StLouis

STL100 💯

  • Historic downtown office building sells for $30M - KSDK

99MO 😱

  • SB 666 :Aka the worst bill you've ever read. WTAF Missouri! - r/StLouis
  • Nearly 60 dogs rescued, brought to St. Louis from Newton County, Missouri -
  • Humane Society rescues 57 dogs from 'deplorable conditions' in southwest Missouri - KSDK
  • Feds say Missouri ring stole, sold thousands of catalytic converters -

Crime 🗯

DotGov 🏛

  • Spying Begins At Home: Israel's Government Used NSO Group Malware To Surveill Its Own Citizens - Techdirt.
  • India will implement a battery swapping policy to boost EV sales - Engadget
  • The People Who Run This Country Are All Too Damn Old - VICE US

CityGov 🏛

LocalGov 🏛

  • Bi-State Development Names New Director for St. Louis Downtown Airport - BSD
  • St. Louis County Council votes to expand controversial clean-energy loan program -
  • Debate over Spire's STL pipeline will drag out for another year, company says -
  • Illinois governor to offer relief on groceries, gas, property taxes - FOX 2

MoGov 🏛

  • Missouri governor blaming senators for health director's resignation - FOX 2
  • Judge approves most of Ashcroft’s summary for Missouri school funding ballot measure - Missouri Independent
  • States like Missouri look to upgrade glitchy, outdated health care technology - Missouri Independent
  • Gov. Mike Parson’s pick to lead state health department rejected by Missouri Senate - Missouri Independent
  • Missouri coroner training commission can’t convene due to lack of action by governor - Missouri Independent
  • Missourians will vote this November on whether to hold a state constitutional convention - Missouri Independent
  • Intense GOP infighting in the Missouri Legislature threatens Gov. Mike Parson’s agenda -
  • McCloskey praises Missouri bill to loosen gun laws; prosecutor calls it the ‘Make Murder Legal Act’ -
  • Parson calls failure to confirm Missouri health director ‘disgraceful’ and ‘an embarrassment to the state’ -
  • Execution set for Missouri man whose sentence was overturned 3 times -
  • White House slams Hawley for request to end Ukraine support - FOX 2

FedGov 🏛

  • More tax return delays expected as IRS faces staff shortages - FOX 2
  • Congress Introduces New Agricultural 'Right to Repair' Bill With Massive Farmer Support - Techdirt.
  • A New Senate Bill Would Give Farmers the Right to Repair Their Own Tractors - VICE US
  • Finally Admits It Runs Selfies Against Preexisting Databases As IRS Reconsiders Its Partnership With The Company - Techdirt.

Covid19 Info 🦠

  • List: COVID testing sites in the St. Louis area and how to get free at-home tests - KSDK
  • St. Louis museums reopen after COVID spike closes doors - KSDK
  • COVID-19 Testing Sites Will Close This Week Due to Pending Winter Storm - RFT
  • COVID-19 hospitalizations decline in St. Louis; new variant emerges -
  • During crush of COVID cases, St. Louis struggles to reach residents who test positive -
  • Navy has ‘all-hands’ situation at Christian Hospital in St. Louis County - FOX 2
  • Omicron variant surge over in St. Louis as hospitalizations fall rapidly - FOX 2
  • Missouri announces 316 new COVID-19 deaths on first day of February - FOX 2

STLhelp ☎️

  • St. Louis animal rescue group makes plea for foster families - FOX 2

History 🦕

Captain's Blog 🏴‍☠️

  • How to Wordle forever - The Loop
  • 50 lines of Bash to bring a Wordle fan out of their shell - The Register
  • The New York Times buys Wordle for low seven figures - The Loop
  • Wordle Sold to the NY Times. And That’s a Good Thing. -
  • Suicide Hotline Collected, Monetized The Data Of Desperate People, Because Of Course It Did - Techdirt.
  • The NFT Ecosystem Is a Complete Disaster - VICE US
  • On Second Thought, Tesla Decides Not to Unilaterally Legalize Rolling Stops - VICE US
  • Tesla to disable 'self-driving' feature that allowed vehicles to roll past stop signs at junctions - The Register
  • I took down Starlink (but I haven't cancelled) - Jeff Geerling's Blog
  • Tesla 'assertive' mode is too aggressive, 53,822 cars recalled - Boing Boing
  • Telegram Gains Better Reactions, Video Stickers, Interactive Emoji, and More - MacRumors
  • 40 Years Later: The Letterman YouTube Channel ↦ - Six Colors
  • Starlink's New Premium Tier Goes Up to 500 Mbps, but It Costs a Fortune - Gizmodo
  • Notorious Spyware Firm Reportedly Offered 'Bags of Cash' for Access to U.S. Networks - Gizmodo
  • NASA’s Asteroid Detector Was Upgraded to Scan the Entire Sky Every Day - Gizmodo