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

In hot days like today, I miss having a server room with A/C

My work MBP likes to disconnect all USB devices every now and then so I need to unplug and plug them back.

I don’t understand how Apple can sell such flawed computers for such a high price

@khm removing the browser is the first and most necessary step to making something which is actually innovative

First toot from my test machine. Quick summary of the experience so far:

- installation was very straight forward
- would be nice if disk encryption was part of the installation wizard
- wifi card from this MBA 2012 is not recognized
- documentation has been outstanding compared to any other OS (or project in general)
- didn't like the default wm, neither cwm but I'm enjoying dwm

Wow, they are not kidding when they say putting random data on an entire drive is a time-consuming process ^__^

We have updated our notes on offgrid living in regard to software and bandwidth. Install uBlock and NoScript to disable ads and javascript to limit battery and bandwidth drainage. Use cpulimit to throttle expensive processes.
100r.co/site/off_the_grid.html

So I upgrade Firefox and I get a “Curated by Pocket” section in my previously-blank new tab view that also has sponsored content in it.

I cannot stress this enough:

Fuck you, @mozilla
And fuck you, Pocket.

“Those states prospered where the philosophers were kings or the kings philosophers”

— Plato

blog.charliemonroe.net/a-day-w

that's what happens when you rely your whole business on a private corp...

#Twitter to #Mastodon #crossposting is really annoying, if you do it and don’t care about interacting with people on the #fediverse please stop

I’m not a museum kind of tourist but the weather in Madrid was too warm and museums have AC so I ended up visiting 2 of them.

I’m glad I did because now we have this print of People's Flowers by Richard Estes 😍

Last picture from ... I loved the old-school look of restaurants in barrio La Latina. Unfortunately didn’t get the chance to eat there but it looked like a very fun place to go once things go back to normal.

“But safety is only one attraction of in-cabin monitoring. The systems also hold huge potential for harvesting the kind of behavioral data that Google, Facebook, and other surveillance capitalists have exploited to target ads and influence purchasing habits.”

vice.com/en_us/article/m7jpmp/

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