The story behind this is wild: Someone in Texas found this bust at the thrift store, and paid $35 for it. It turns out it's actually 2000 years old and was probably looted by an American soldier during WWII from a replica Roman villa in Germany that had some genuine artifacts as well: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61357483.amp
The 'crumbling of our democracy' trope is very cute. Because it implies we had a functioning democracy to begin with. This country began with only the needs of white men and had to be patched to support white women. Other identities BARELY have the equal footing these people do. So stop with the crumbling bullshit. It's working precisely as designed. (https://jacky.wtf/2022/5/trB-)
Just saw a Linkedin article about people ghosting jobs on their first day, with companies like Southwest airlines reporting around 20% of hires not showing up on day one.
People are angry at the new hires, but I gotta say if your offerings as an employer can't get people to show up on day one, I don't think that's a problem with the new hires.
There are so many ideas I have to improve https://fediverse.info/explore/people, it has a lot of potential!
Using the directory as a means to help steward standardized cross-platform discovery is high on the list.
Keep moving forward! #fediverse
Why am I OK with it? Because my tech affects more than just me and, while I loved the self-hosting stuff myself, it was a lot more work, work my family didn't understand, and I'm so fucking tired of it all.
Today’s post is an acknowledgment that I’ve come full-circle with my tech and, at least for the moment, I’m OK with that. https://chriswiegman.com/2022/05/why-hello-apple-im-glad-youre-back-on-your-feet/
You may have seen in the news yesterday that Cameo, the site where C-list celebrities get paid to send birthday greetings to tooth-grindingly dull people, just laid off 87 people -- 25% of its total staff. https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/cameo-celebrity-video-shout-out-app-lays-off-25-of-its-employees/ar-AAWVkal
If you're like me, your reaction to this news went like this:
1. Wait, Cameo employs 400 people?
2. What the hell?
Which gives us a good starting point to talk about the weird dynamics of venture capital! So let's do. ( 🧵 )
Talking with my friend @chris today reminded me of the old joke,
“you buy a computer and it’s obsolete by the time you drive home!”
And then it became “…by the time it hits the shelves!”
But now it’s “…by the time the marketing materials are printed!”
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