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"If we declared another holiday, it's another day off for them and it increases our budget," Kenmore's Mang said.
Blasdell employees, for example, now receive 13 paid holidays, plus a half day off for village elections. This includes New Year's Eve, Thanksgiving Friday and the last working day before Christmas.
Lazy Reading for 2020/01/19
No theme, just lots of links.
1978 "Heathkit" D&D Digital Dice Tower. Homebrew, Nixie tubes, D&D dice; this was made for me to link.
VisiData, command line tabular data manipulation. (thanks, Paul Ivanov)
The History of Games conference Call for Papers is out. (via)
No leap second this year.
Related: Did you know there is a global institution covering the rotation of the earth? T
"We’re looking for stories about people who are planting the seeds for a totally different future, who are actively pushing for changes in their communities, who are imagining who they would be in another time and place, if they didn’t have to define themselves against stereotypes, systematic injustice and a dominant culture that excludes and harms them. Show us these visions."
"We are, as always, especially interested in submissions from trans women and people of color."
These are paid projects, circa $50-300.
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