5 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job – Accidentally in Code:

By now, we’ve all heard of the great resignation. Over the past 18 months or so, many people have had more time to think about what they want from their jobs, and the kind of conditions they are willing to accept.

Of course, the great resignation often glosses over the number of people who died (like “essential workers” who are still somehow not essential enough to merit a living wage) or who were too burnt out to keep going (like healthcare professionals). For knowledge workers, this conversation has often been about perceived entitlement, such as those who don’t want to return to the office.

Regardless, your current job is just a moment in your overall career, and it’s worth thinking critically about whether it’s serving your longer term career goals. So, here are five reasons why you might want to think about quitting.

Hayao Miyazaki Prepares to Cast One Last Spell – The New York Times:

No artist has explored the contradictions of humanity as sympathetically and critically as the Japanese animation legend. Now, at 80, he’s coming out of retirement with another movie.

Hopefully not paywalled when you visit, a long-form interview summary on Miyazak’s body of work, including what’s to come.

Why We Need to Upgrade Our Face Masks–and Where to Get Them – Scientific American:

A wealth of evidence has shown that wearing a face mask helps prevent people from spreading the virus that causes COVID, SARS-CoV-2, to others and from becoming sick themselves. But there has been less guidance from public health officials on what kind of masks provide the best protection.

Launch: Vinegar – And a Dinosaur:

YouTube5 was a Safari extension back when Flash was still a thing and hated by everyone. It replaced the YouTube player (written in Flash) with an HTML

I’ve had a creeping distaste for the Youtube site experience for a while, to the point that I’d grab videos to offline to watch them and then delete them over spending time with their video player. This extension fixes that. Worth every penny.

App Store link here

Female Doctor Who robs boys of role models, claims Tory MP – BBC News:

Female Doctor Who robs boys of role models, claims Tory MP

WTAF. Apparently to some, representation only matters when it affects boys.

A Close Reading of the QAnon Shaman’s Conspiracy Manifesto ‹ Literary Hub:

The “QAnon shaman”—Jacob Chansley, the tattooed dude having an Excellent Adventure in Mike Pence’s Senate chair on January 6—put a photogenic face on the insurrection, and on Trump’s Idiocracy. Barechested, covered in neo-pagan tattoos, brandishing a spear, and sporting a fur headdress with horns, Chansley was catnip to media outlets. Was he a Burning Man bro gone MAGA? Adam Ant on ayahuasca? Or, as one YouTube wag put it, what you get “when you throw a Republican, a ton of shrooms and MDMA, a scratched DVD of Vikings Season 1, and a sweaty yoga mat into a boiling pot”?

Band apologizes for singer after she pees on fan’s face during concert | Boing Boing:

After singer Sophia Urista instructed the fellow to lie down on the ground, she peeled down her pants and urinated on the man’s face.

Shouldn’t we call that “The Presidential Treatment” now?

VIZIO Holding Corp. – VIZIO HOLDING CORP. Reports Q3 2021 Financial Results:

Most of what Vizio is known for is selling TVs to you.
Platform+ is their business of selling you, your eyeballs, your data.

When you see two devices of similar quality, and one costs way less, you should think about how their business accomodates that.

(Riddle me this – Every other headset in the same class of the Oculus Quest family costs near 2x as much. Do you think Facebook has somehow managed to find cost efficiencies that elude HP & HTC, or that they plan to make up for the cost difference elsewhere in their business…)

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– VIZIO Holding Corp. (NYSE: VZIO) today announced the following results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021, as compared to the corresponding period of last year:

  • Net revenue of $588.3 million, compared to $582.2 million
  • Platform+ net revenue grew 134% to $85.9 million
  • Gross profit of $82.9 million, compared to $88.8 million
  • Platform+ gross profit grew 88% to $57.3 million
  • SmartCast Active Accounts grew 35% to 14.4 million
  • SmartCast Hours increased 16% to 3.6 billion
  • Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) grew 91% to $19.89

Warhammer Isn’t For Everyone, Especially These Nazis…:

Make no mistake, Warhammer, and the hobby of tabletop miniatures in general, is not for Nazis, PETA’s shenanigans, Politics, or just hatred of any kind.

The time for action is now, with no quarter asked for or given. Keep our hobby and its communities safe from events like these, and we will all be better for it!

That MAGA hat may indicate a higher likelihood of dying from COVID-19 | Boing Boing:

In October, 25 out of every 100,000 residents of heavily Trump counties died from Covid, more than three times higher than the rate in heavily Biden counties (7.8 per 100,000). October was the fifth consecutive month that the percentage gap between the death rates in Trump counties and Biden counties widened.

You’d think the demographics of this would make the GOP rethink things…

Because at this rate they’re losing a million voters a year.