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I jumped out of a plane from 14,000 ft 🛩(Startup Watching #214)

Happy Friday Watchers! Sunday I jumped out of a plane. On purpose. From 14,000 ft. My little sister,
I jumped out of a plane from 14,000 ft 🛩(Startup Watching #214)
By Andrew Askins • Issue #214 • View online
Happy Friday Watchers!
Sunday I jumped out of a plane. On purpose. From 14,000 ft.
My little sister, who’s also one of my best friends, turned 21 on the 17th. When I asked her what she wanted for her birthday she said either a sibling tattoo or a skydiving trip. 🛩
She picked skydiving and I’m so glad she did. I expected it to be fun, but more than anything it was incredibly empowering.
For your entire life you’re told you should never have to jump out of a plane unless ~everything~ goes wrong. But there you are, intentionally opening the door and throwing yourself out.
It’s terrifying, exciting, beautiful, fun and empowering. Pretty incredible sharing the experience with my little sister too.
I want to learn to jump solo, because now I can’t imagine anything more compelling than knowing the only person who can save your life on the way down is you.
Cheers from Charleston ✌️
Andrew
P.S. I also gave my first fireside chat this weekend, we welcomed an awesome new member to the Krit team and tonight I’m headed to Cumberland Island to celebrate my dad’s 60th birthday. It’s been a big week. I’m pretty tired…

This is crazy… 🤯 (skip the massive screenshot)
Gabriele Petronella
So this just happened:

- a bot found a vulnerability in a dependency
- a bot sent a PR to fix it
- the CI verified the PR
- a bot merged it
- a bot celebrated the merge with a GIF

https://t.co/mHnWudZlUs https://t.co/kNEPY5RSHr
6:43 AM - 16 Sep 2019
Jessica McKellar
I first met Emile while he was serving a life sentence at San Quentin.

When his sentence was commuted, he needed to be found suitable by the parole board to be released. A major topic for the board: will you have a job when you get out?

So, how do you get a job while in prison? https://t.co/2gkM6d8sxx
1:51 PM - 1 Sep 2019
Sometimes you just have to take the plunge 😉
Sometimes you just have to take the plunge 😉
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