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Mmmm I dunno bottom middle looks like some Ergodox bullshit, those can get pretty pricey
I'm sitting here being brought slices of toy pizza by my children, and proceeding to do a full Dave Portnoy impression as I tell them one bite, everyone knows the rules, proceed to take exactly 4 bites, talk about flop and undercarriage, and proceed to give it a rating.
Neither of my children have seen a Portnoy pizza review so the hilarious specificity of my impression is completely lost on them, I'm entertaining absolutely nobody but myself.
Chief Marketing Officer Najda Bellan-White - $835k bonus
Chief Operating Officer Cory Haik - $726k bonus
Chief Communications Officer Jonathan Bing - $640k bonus
Executive Vice President Subrata De - $779k bonus
Laid-off Employees - denied severance
RTO doesn’t improve company value, but does make employees miserable
My players recently ran into a group of 5 NPCs that I played as if they were a different group of D&D players running in the same campaign, and treating THEM as NPCs.
Each one was a parody of my players.
One with main character syndrome, one class clown, one convinced everyone they ran into was secretly the BBEG in disguise, one not paying attention, and one didn't know their own character sheet.
When they parted ways my party said they seemed like the dumbest NPCs they'd ever met.
Absolutely incredible: https://bsky.app/profile/catturd2.bsky.social/post/3km2c2ji34s25
I'm going to tell the story about what radicalized me against "the news" as a source of useful information that could be trusted.
I had been an avid news reader for a long time, very much about using different tools and aggregators and RSS and stuff to deliver a nonstop stream of what I considered high-quality news sources into my brain.
I'd see people complain about now the news was "biased" or "clickbait" and I just kind of dismissed it.
My new go-to phrase for a Jason Statham impression is "oi did someone call for a fookin Beekeeper mate?" which isn't even a line in the movie and yet in my brain is the only line he says.
I really think all these tech companies are going to be in rough shape when the other shoe drops.
Yes, right now, it's making a lot of sense to their bottom line. Record-breaking profits can surely be even more record-breaking if you slice headcount. Yes, a correction after pandemic hiring is likely in order.
But fostering an industry culture where everyone is afraid of being laid off all the time is not going to work out well long term.