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Ten days trapped with a corpse: The strange death of a notorious Hollywood star sfgate.com/sf-culture/art… via
"all the big tech companies are overstaffed" and yet, of the half-dozen individual teams i worked on in 9 years at google, all of them were understaffed
There's a tension between "It costs $300k in total comp for a decent engineer, that's just the way it is" and "Everybody knows all the big tech companies are massively overstaffed" and I don't know how that shakes out over the next couple years.
Conor Sen @conorsen
A funny (but hopeful!) tidbit in ’s piece on House Republicans’ plan for a China Select Committee is this bit where they’re slotting Hunter Biden stuff into a different committee to segregate the bad faith bs from the China committee’s work. semafor.com/article/10/24/…
just explained to my partner that pumpkin spice is not pumpkin flavor but the spice mix that goes into pumpkin pie; an autumnal mélange; white people masala
China's developers’ offshore debt prices keep sinking as these firms show little willingness to pay their foreign creditors.
(a) A diplomatic settlement would be welcome and US & European officials need to be ready to seize opportunities that may arise (b) The proximate issue is that Russia is not expressing any interest in this so for no we have to work toward more Ukraine battlefield progress
Kadyrov says Russia’s attacks on Ukraine don’t go far enough and proposes “wiping Ukrainian cities from the face of the earth” https://t.co/Vs97K7opDv
max seddon @maxseddon
Stage Manager makes my iPad feel like a whole new device! One that I have no idea how to use and is super confusing.
The Cali legislature should just legislate the mass annexation of Bay Area and LA-area cities into one or several large cities. Each with a massive city council representing a couple 10,000 residents. City and County jurisdictions are left over politics from the early 1900s.
Good explainer on the extremely fragmented, messy nature of LA governance. ("Byzantine" doesn't quite seem appropriate, because at least in Byzantium there was clearly one person in charge.) https://t.co/fhwK0jyizN
Ned Resnikoff @resnikoff
- Emeryville & Berkeley exist, rather than being a part of Oakland, because of prohibition era liquor laws. - Piedmont exists because of anti-sewage taxes - Albany exists because Berkeley dumped trash there - Richmond is in Contra Costa because of 1800s port access It's dumb.
FOMC Meeting POWELL: Everyone, I have a letter from the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, who's not pleased with our interest rate trajectory. I think we need to pivot immediately. [silence] POWELL: Bwahaha. I'm just kidding.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) asks Jay Powell to slow down interest rate rises in a letter one week before the FOMC meeting (and two weeks before congressional elections) https://t.co/uSOZBnqv31 https://t.co/jcmJI9L8qD
Nick Timiraos @NickTimiraos
Man, getting an alert on your phone right ~before~ an earthquake is one of the most futuristic experiences I’ve ever had. So wild that it actually works.