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layoffs, mozilla 

Mozilla laying off 1/4 of staff blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/08/

Confusingly COVID-19 is blamed, but I don't understand how that could be the case unless it directly correlated with losing specific funders. COVID-19 seems like it could also be an opportunity to close unnecessary offices, dramatically reducing costs.

Worrying:
- This probably means even more browser takeover by chrome
- Vague "pivot to products" talk
- Executive pay keeps going up twitter.com/withoutboats/statu

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The king was right. 

The past few days have been rough on the comic book industry. It looks like the end of weekly comics and then of course the comic book shop. I owned a shop for 12 years and loved every minute of it. "The fight against digital" was a rallying cry I heard a lot from my fellow retailers. It's hard to proselytize an adapt or die philosophy to a crowd that still made change in cigars boxes.

I'm not sure anything would have helped tho, to quote a certain person in upper management of a certain major comic book publisher "nostalgia is not a business model". Adapting to the future is a messy business, and lots of things aren't making the trip with us. I just wish the intoxicating smell of newsprint wasn't one of them. apologies if this is more appropriate for that other site, I just had to get it out and don't have the energy for the "get woke go broke" crowd that's pouncing right now.

Confession: I had never seen Hackers...until tonight! Hack the Planet!

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Star Trek INtakes are a blessing.

(For those that don't know, someone edited outtakes into their respectives scenes to make them appear to be official moments)

youtube.com/watch?v=PUKt3KyMhH

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The conference this year really leaned on decentralization. interesting to see other communities doing what we are doing to achieve independence...

It gave me... hope.

hackers.town built silly hype levels going into this, and we achieved our goals. A huge shout-out to @drwho for setting up the hackers.town Embassy channel on their Matrix server... we were the largest non-official channel in the conference.

This Matrix channel is going to become something new... the hackers.town trans-dimensional embassy (naming credit to @lordbowlich ) and will now be set up at any major conference we are a part of.

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There are several methods of entering RCM (ReCovery Mode) on the Nintendo Switch. The most affordable of these require nothing more than common household items. Oh look, a paperclip!

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It seems obvious to me that the Republican obsession with TikTok is all about limiting what communication media people use to the ones that are open to misinformation manipulation by Trump/GOP. I haven't head anyone discussing this point.

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Gave a lightening talk at HOPE 2020 about arduino usb adapters and I'm still shvitzing here.

Lucy and I took top 4 in tonight's Hackers Got Talent at HOPE 2020!

@jackgangi: I spent over 200 hrs in BOTW before moving on, so I know what you mean!

What I'm doing at HOPE right now:

Playing with CubicSDR, gonna hunt for local NDBs.

Obligatory initial post:

Hello, world!

hackers.town

A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.