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David Celis

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wild. local Portland chain Hotlips Pizza is closing three of their five stores and laying off dozens of people: wweek.com/food/2023/03/27/hotl

but the worst part? the owner is quoted saying this:

Each person is hardworking and has contributed mightily to the teams they have worked with, and to the longevity and health of our company. Many have been with us for years, decades even.

but how are those hardworking employees taken care of in the end? one week’s severance pay 🥴

just a little reminder: always check a place’s insta before you go. maybe there’s a pic of a special wagyu burger that they won’t even mention out loud. you’d never know

woke up yesterday to another of our chickens having passed away overnight 😞 we’re not sure what happened this time, and we’ll probably never know. we don’t think she was eggbound, but there was definitely something wrong with her. we don’t know if she was sick or if there was something else wrong with her reproductive system. i know they’re not pets, but it’s still so hard. thankfully, we don’t think she had been suffering badly, but i feel so bad for our last chicken; she’s all alone now 😣

remember when adding a javascript library to your website was as easy as downloading a file? or even just adding a <script> tag with a CDN-backed URL? now it’s a hellscape of NPM dependency trees and remote ESM imports. every year we stray further from the light

i loved watching Station Eleven, but i’m so glad that i decided to read the book, too. i just finished it and the last few chapters made me start to cry multiple times. what a way to capture the terrible, fleeting beauty of our world.