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BLOB_CASTLE

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Chances are, we'll get along.

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BLOB_CASTLE  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm giving an Art/Business Talk 6.23 at 12pm CST

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BLOB_CASTLE  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First US Apple Store Unionizes

It's actually kind of contentious within the apple union movement that they used the Machinists Union. Most store are talking with the Communication Workers of America, and the long long long term goal is for each store to organize under the same union so we can all eventually exist under the same one together.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First US Apple Store Unionizes

First and foremost, Apple retail is capital R Retail. The product zone sells phones, the backstage team manages inventory, the genius bar team troubleshoots and repairs devices, and the creatives provide instruction on the devices. Many people I work with have been working Apple Retail for more than five years, several are at 10 years+ (I'm personally at three).

3. Retention at Apple is very high because the benefits we currently receive are insane. I work part time to accommodate for the creative endeavors I engage with. As a part time employee I get health, dental, and vision insurance. Not only that, my wife gets them too. Not only that, but you don't even have to be married for your domestic partner to receive benefits. The list of benefits goes on and on. Another benefit that results in retention are stocks. We have a ridiculously amazing employee stock purchase program. In my three part time years I have amassed $15k in Apple stock, including restricted stock units. I'm not leaving this gig anytime soon.

1. A lot more control over the work environment. Apple Retail (and corporate too) is a hierarchical structure, and you have to go waaaaay up the Apple tree to affect change. In our store there are several immunocompromised folks. As retail employees, and even our store leader, had no say in the relaxation of Covid policies as they were handed down from corporate. More control in that sense is one thing we're looking for. Additionally, I'm hoping we can codify the four day work week, just as unions previously instilled the eight hour workday. I don't experience burnout because I work part time. I know my coworkers would be happier if they could also work part time and still receive full time pay and benefits. A lot of what we're looking to do is see how ideal of a gig we can make this, at the world's most profitable company.

2. I'm not sure I understand this question. Are you asking if I'd stay in the union if I ever left my store?

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First US Apple Store Unionizes

kleinbl00 swooping in to save the day yet again

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First US Apple Store Unionizes

With Apple Towson unionizing, the movement has had a massive boost of forward momentum. I'm in an international discord channel for unionizing efforts at Apple and when the news was announced the chat was ---popping---

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First US Apple Store Unionizes

The very rich in this country don't like the idea of making less money, so unions are very much suppressed. The path of least resistance to getting all of Apple unionized is for stores to unionize individually and then from there to expand to a collective union.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First US Apple Store Unionizes

Yes you're correct about the "superunion." Most stores are organizing under the Communication Workers of America, though Apple Towson used Machinists Union’s Coalition of Organized Retail Employees.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 485th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

bruh I've been trying to respond to your message but I keep getting an auto response email saying it didn't go through. feel free to send me an email at robert@robertcastillo.art

mk any word on the internal hubski mail system having bugs?

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 483rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

all in a day's work haha

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Papyrus modified for future Avatar projects

yeah the modification is very slight, but hey, at least it's not Papyrus!

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My first orchestral composition was performed by a college ensemble

I haven't gotten into vr painting yet...

The Oculus 2 is looking pretty thiqq tho

Earlier this year I shared that I completed my first stone sculpture.

My first marble sculpture is in progress, I'm probably about 35 hours into that project.

Fortunately there's an importer/exporter of fine stones about 45m from where I live and was able to buy a 184lb block of white Carrara statuario marble from him.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My first orchestral composition was performed by a college ensemble

Gratifying for sure, especially to be there in person. I was also able to attend a couple of the rehearsals which was a very fun process. It was nice to talk with the students about the composition, and show them that composers aren't all old white dudes (I'm Latin and 30).

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bac Si Kien Thu Cuc

from google translate:

The staff member is a member of the staff who is a member of the staff

Learn how to create a picture of my and my ears at the center of the center of the world.

study at the hospital seoul korea

Studying for the first time, I'm still in training, and I've been taught how to do it

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 11, 2022

what do you mean by "data specialists?"

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 11, 2022

I'm excited for a few trips I've got on the horizon:

Next week: music festival outside St Louis

June: bluffs of NW Arkansas with a visit to Crystal Bridges

July: myself and four other family members are going to visit family in the Dominican Republic, it's been over a decade since my last visit

August/September: burning man :)

October: visual artist residency in Mexico City

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Papyrus modified for future Avatar projects

bandleader just sent me this flyer he made for an upcoming gig

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  47 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First song I've made in a while -- Money, Life and Science

Woah I wasn't expecting the song to go where it did after the intro. I love the guitar motif you've got going throughout, very newgreen of you

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  47 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 483rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  47 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 483rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

recently falling in love with Beats and Pieces Big Band all over again

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mechanical Watch

wow this is one of the most amazing websites I've ever encountered

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Five original paintings I haven't shared on Hubski yet

Great question! Also I very much appreciate your openness to state that you consume shrooms. I love magic mushrooms and really believe our modern American culture could undergo a lot of healing through the respectful ingestion of the fungus.

As with most indigenous groups of the world, the Mayans had their own local variety of mushrooms they'd consume to travel elsewhere (intentionally leaving this wording vague).

    something like chemically-induced geometric associations that drove that style of art

I'm no scientist, but from my robust personal experience with psychedelics, there do seem to be parallel experiences based on the substance consumed. For example with DMT, all of my experiences, and those I've facilitated for others, do involve the "elf" entities so many people describe as part of their experience. It would not surprise me in the slightest that your consumption of mushrooms would bring about the specific color and geometric combinations that would allude to the Mayan drawing styles (and probably also Aztec which is similar yet significantly different).

Have you ever checked out the Mayan Codices? There are only four remaining today, but there were once thousands. insert cheeky comment about how the colonizers destroyed these documents in bonfires.

This page gives the slightest bit of context of the four that remain. The page states they were drawn on pages made from fig trees. I have also seen that the leaves of the maguey plant were peeled into thin sheets, dried and turned in to paper. The dude in this video is quite a character, but you can see how he is able to create the paper from the maguey.

Here's a link to where you can see the pages of the Dresden Codex. Your local university library may have a copy of the codices. There's a special collection here at the University of Missouri-Kansas City's library where I was able to view reproductions of the codices in their entirety.

Hopefully this answers your question! I'll send you a message about the print

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Five original paintings I haven't shared on Hubski yet

Thank you! If you’d like to see more of work I’ve got them posted up on my website