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The Mozilla layoffs really suck, my sympathies to all those laid off and the survivors as well =(

I think Google should save everyone a lot of time and effort and jump straight to discontinuing new services:

"We are proud to announce that Google Kitchen Tools will no longer be available on Sep 1st 2020, nor has it ever been available. Should you wish to export your Google Kitchen Tools data, you should be aware that there is no data, as Google Kitchen Tools has never existed.

The Google Kitchen Tools Team"

How to distract yourself from checking work emails and everything else while taking holidays: start playing FF XIV 😬

mass effect's "government ignores an incoming threat and is unprepared when it arrives" hits a little differently now

Please clean up URLs before sharing them, I don't want to open them with tracking values still attached =/

I have this weird state of affairs where I have so much shit to do and have had so much shit to do for so long that it (1) takes a long time to finish anything and (2) finished things are immediately replaced by new tasks. There's a constant flow of tasks being concieved and completed and the two kinds are separated by weirdly large gulfs of time. I also context switch A LOT, working on as many as two or three dozen tasks per week of which maybe 2 will be completed during that timeframe

This workflow makes me highly aware of the unrelenting flow of time

Any police officer who quits in solidarity with a colleague who put an innocent person in the hospital is a police officer we're better off without.

Facebook engineer's resignation letter 

"Mark always told us that he would draw the line at speech that calls for violence. He showed us on Friday that this was a lie."

RT @nlhkabu
🐍✨Python people!🐍✨

The pip team needs your help!

Do you have complex project dependencies?
We want you to try to break pip's new dependency resolver...

Details here:

Please RT! 💛💙

cc @bernardtyers @simplysecureorg @ThePyPA @ThePSF

Trying to follow guides to build an android app while choosing kotlin as the lang. Already gone more folders deep with HelloWorld than I have for most of my major python projects...

Announcing the SourceHut project hub 🎉

I don't usually explicitly ask for shares, but this is a big deal for SourceHut - the project hub solves one of our major goals for the alpha. Please help spread the word ❤️

Gaelic Games in Ireland with the same colours shows *much* more gaelic games facilities mapped in Ireland compared to cricket facilities. Hon the parish!

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I think about B2B costs in terms of how many full-time engineers you could hire for the same price. If I can hire an engineer to just *build* the system you're selling from scratch, then it's a bad deal.

At $lastjob, we were spending about 3 full-time engineers per year on AWS and 1 full-time engineer per year on DataDog

I just turned up at my opticians a week early for my appointment. There's probably a sight-related joke there somewhere.

So looks like my local rail franchise may be nationalised by default because they are so bad at running it that they literally can't make money off a gifted monopoly.

I shouldn't have to dig into gsettings to restore access to the Rhythmbox menu in Ubuntu 19.xx, some bad UX decisions have been made for Gnome3 =/

In tech, 'smart' refers to any device that stops working when the company that manufactures it goes out of business, regardless of what it does.

Mozilla just laid off 70 fantastic people. If you can help them - open positions, offering helpful conversations and references, anything else - please say so.

Use as an umbrella tag for easy finding. (It's already flowing on the birdsite.)

If you've been affected, I'm happy to chat directly. Also have some open positions (see rest of this thread). But doesn't have to be today - take time to recover if you can.

Most of all: thank you folks for making the web better.

heads-up for UK people with overdrafts 

So, the UK financial regulator tried to simplify the way banks charge people for overdrafts and make it fairer. No more daily fees, no more punitive fees for unarranged overdrafts. Just one clearly advertised interest rate for all overdrafts. The changes happen in April.

BUT, because banks are bastards, they are almost all planning to set that rate at around 40%. If your account spends most of its time overdrawn, this will really affect you.

The Money Saving Expert blog has a guide to who's announced which rate and also info about possible options for switching bank and getting a bit of respite that way. If you're permanently overdrawn, it's really worth doing something before April.

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