Surprising absolutely no one that knows me.
Mozilla’s now director of public policy once asked me, with a straight face, why I was giving them a hard time and holding Mozilla to a higher standard: “we’re just another Silicon Valley tech company.”
But that’s not what you tell people publicly, is it, Mozilla?
Still, it’s time y’all got this.
Mozilla is a half-billion-dollar for-profit corporation – whose CEO makes >$3M/yr – that has a foundation do its PR.
alc adj, pdx
Since Portland, unlike NYC or SF, is not requiring bars to check for vaccination status to drink indoors, I've put together a map of all the bars in PDX that have taken it upon themselves to require it (or a recent negative test in some case). You can check it out here: https://vaxed.bar/. No Google Maps/Analytics/etc added.
“How does one hate a country, or love one? … I know people, I know towns, farms, hills and rivers and rocks, I know how the sun at sunset in autumn falls on the side of a certain plowland in the hills; but what is the sense of giving a boundary to all that, of giving it a name and ceasing to love where the name ceases to apply?”
— Ursula K. Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness)
Nice mini-site from Alvy Ray Smith, one of the cofounders of Pixar, debunking a lot of the myths about Steve Jobs' involvement in the company.
TLDR; he was a very useful investor for them but the idea that his "vision" shaped the company is incorrect. Around the time Toy Story was poised to be a hit, he positioned himself to *look* like a visionary.
Oh, this is excellent. It seems to be my pi-hole that was causing Cigna's website to stop working because it blocked some script from Adobe's marketing bullshit.
“Apple has largely ceded control to the Chinese government.
Chinese state employees physically manage the computers. Apple abandoned the encryption technology it used elsewhere after China would not allow it.”
Apple thinks “privacy is a human right.” Unless you’re Chinese.
No trillion-dollar corporation is your friend.
The only thing that's stopping me from buying this keyboard is I can't decide which keyswitches to get.
@janellecshane have you thrown government codenames at GPT-3? Stuff like EAGLE HORIZON
@heydon in the last Webbed Briefs, was the illustration that pronounced "SVG" Kryten from Red Dwarf?
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