Hullo, what is this?
Great piece from my colleague Alex Levine which illustrates how a TikTok ban would be devastating for people who've built businesses around the platform--and the people they've hired.
*Red Team Blues* is my next novel, a #PostCyberpunk anti-finance finance #thriller; it's a major title for my publishers Tor Books and Head of Zeus, and it's swept the trade press with starred reviews all 'round. Despite all that, #Audible will not sell the #audiobook. In fact, Audible won't sell *any* of my audiobooks. Instead, I have to independently produce them and sell them through Kickstarter:
On the pharmacy’s floor
is a faded sticker which reads:
“stay safe—six feet apart”
seeing that I am looking at it
an employee tells me
that they tried to get rid of it
but it’s really stuck
so they’ve decided to live with it
and I can’t tell
if he means the sticker or the virus.
Wow! An alternative to #LaTeX
Typst: Compose papers faster https://typst.app/ #Typst #Math #ComputerScience #Symbols
What has happened to you today, to raise all these melancholy ideas?
Google Bard sides with the Justice Department in the Google antitrust case
“I hope that the court will find in favor of the Justice Department and order Google to take steps to break up its monopoly”
Hundreds of Edison Recordings are going up on archive.org right NOW!
This round has been contributed by University of California Santa Barbara
Thank you UCSB!
Quantum Leap (2022) 1x16 spoilers
Quantum Leap (2022) 1x16 spoilers
Ziggy is the mole at Project Quantum Leap?
Are they sure that's actually Ziggy, and not Lothos?
That was some menacing lights she was showing at the end there.
when a politician says "if they can do it to Trump, they can do it to you" he doesn't mean YOU you, he means other rich people you. that's the you he's talking to.
There was a layoff in my company today. My job is still secure, but a developer on my team was let go, as well as one of our QA engineers.
This is the second round of layoffs in less than six months, so it probably goes without saying that this has left me feeling unsettled.
My company works in creator marketing (i.e. influencers selling stuff on Instagram). We got hit pretty hard last year when Meta cut off access to one of our primary sources of information, and we lost some customers.
After the last round of layoffs, they promised that that round was intended to ensure that we wouldn't need to do this again.
The other engineer on my team who was laid off was a great guy, and a really good engineer. He's been instrumental in the development of our upcoming integration with TikTok. It's going to be really hard to keep working on it without him.
Anyway, I don't really know how I'm feeling about all this right now. But this all sucks pretty hard. And, I guess I'll have to see what our CEO says about all this tomorrow in our All Hands meeting.
It's expensive to be poor. It's ironic but true. You get charges and fees for everything. Higher interest rates. Overdraft fees. Late fees. Having only enough to buy what you need right now instead of buying in bulk. Losing your job because you can't afford to get your car fixed. Losing your car because you don't have a job. Even your mental faculties are drained, as you are forced to continually eat low-nutrition foods, "sleep" in miserable conditions, and be exposed to toxins and lack of medical treatment. The lack of liquidity wipes you out. Life really does kick you while you're down.
You can't tell someone trapped in that vicious cycle to "just" get a job or "just" make responsible decisions. Sometimes, no amount of good decision-making can stop the vortex sucking them down. So the next time you are tempted to place moral judgment on someone who lives in poverty, think twice.
Signed, someone who has been both a Have and a Have-Not.
Someone asked, "Are you open to try different IDE or Text editor to improve your workflow?"
So I'm sharing a quote from myself from March 9, 2017:
"Some things you can change, like boy/girlfriend, house, car.
Some things you just can't change, like your fav text editor."
Spring - Blender Open Movie
Spring is the latest short film produced by Blender Animation Studio. Made in Blender 2.8. Get the production files, assets and exclusive making-of videos by joining Blender Cloud at https://cloud.blender.org
Spring is the story of a shepherd girl and her dog, who face ancient spirits in order to continue the cycle of life. This poetic and visually stunning short film was written and directed by Andy Goralczyk, inspired by his childhood in the mountains of Germany.
The Spring team used the development version of Blender 2.80 for the entire production, before the software was in official Beta even. As for all of Blender’s Open Movies, the entire production process and all its source files are being shared on the production platform Blender Cloud.
Director: Andy Goralczyk Producer: Francesco Siddi Executive producer: Ton Roosendaal Music: Torin Borrowdale Sound: Sander Houtman Concept art: David Revoy Animation director: Hjalti Hjalmarsson Modeling and shading: Julien Kaspar Animation: Ignacio Conesa, Nathan Dillow, Pablo Fournier Rigging: Juan Pablo Bouza Lighting and effects: Pablo Vazquez, Sam Van Hulle Software and Pipeline: Brecht van Lommel, Jacques Lucke, Jeroen Bakker, Sergey Sharybin, Sybren Stüvel, Tobias Johansson
Rendering IT4INNOVATIONS VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
Format: 3D animated film, 7:44 minutes. 5.1 sound. No dialogs. Fit for an audience of 6 years and older (PG). Everything you see was made with Blender, GIMP, Krita and Inkscape.
‘Under His Wings’: Leaked Emails Reveal an Anti-Trans ‘Holy War’
Last week, I was part of a 25% workforce reduction at my company. It happened to be on the same day Meta announced a 10,000 person layoff and today Amazon said they're letting 9,000 more people go, so I feel a bit like I'm joining the tsunami of the unemployed right now. My LinkedIn profile URL is in my bio, but in short my background is in technical communication and higher education (administration/lecturer). I'm in the #LosAngeles area for in-person jobs, and I am also open to remote positions. I have a very small network on here, so I thank you in advance if you would kindly boost this post. I'm hoping that quality leads from the good folks on Mastodon help me to surf the unemployment tsunami and get ahead in being hired. 🌊 🏄♀️
#FediHire #HireMe #FediHired #HachyJobs #JobSearch #TechWriting #Editing #HigherEducation #AcademicsOfMastodon @edutooters
The days ahead may be difficult, the path ahead uncertain. There may be many who will root for you to falter. You know this, but you will forge ahead anyway, because you are a warrior. Take heart, and take on everything that comes your way, warrior.
38 years and 9 months ago, Tetris is officially released in the Soviet Union on the Electronika 60, closer to World War II than to today.