Epic Games cuts around 830 jobs

Notably, Sweeney does not apologize to his employees for making the business decisions that have resulted in the disruption of over 800 lives, saying only that his “optimism” that such spending would not result in layoffs was “unrealistic.”

Mastodon 4.2.0

On the surface, everything looks and feels mostly the same, with the developers working to polish the harsh edges. As you continue to toot and scroll, you’ll notice wonderful little improvements and quality-of-life tweaks.

Great breakdown of the updates coming today to Mastodon.

Unity reportedly told dev Planned Parenthood and children’s hospital are “not valid charities”

Developers of indie puzzle game Orgynizer have claimed that Unity said organisations like Planned Parenthood are “not valid charities” and are instead “political groups.”

As if the runtime nonsense wasn’t bad enough, this is the icing on a cake made of garbage. I’m not developing a game but, if I were, Unity would be the last thing I’d be using to make it.

Inclusive Sans

Inclusive Sans is a text font designed for accessibility and readability. It is inspired by the friendly personality of contemporary neo-grotesques while incorporating key features to make it highly legible in all uses.

Analyst expects $100 price increase for iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max

The analyst is expecting the base model iPhone 15 price to remain unchanged, but sees $100 price bumps for both the 6.1-inch Pro and 6.7-inch Pro Max. This would be the first time Apple has increased pro iPhone prices since the iPhone X debuted at $999 in 2017.

The last time this happened, nobody even noticed. Customers finance new phones through their carriers, through Apple directly, or have enough disposable income to buy it outright and, at that point, don’t care about $100.

Amazon CEO reportedly told remote employees: “It’s probably not going to work out”

In a recording of the meeting obtained by Insider, Jassy told workers, “It’s past the time to disagree and commit,” adding that “if you can’t disagree and commit… it’s probably not going to work out for you at Amazon because we are going back to the office at least three days a week.”

I’ve heard it said best, I can’t remember where, that CEOs like Jassy, that are pushing for a return to office, do so from the ultimate place of privilege. They don’t have to worry about organizing and paying for child care, costs of commuting, etc.

Demanding that people return to the office and have to deal with these challenges again, especially when the people forcing this can’t relate in any way, is beyond ignorant.