Programming Note: Newcomer is going dark for the first time since launching. I’m taking two weeks off and will publish again the week of October 4. Time for some R&R!

Spend some time reading through the archives or listen to my new podcast Dead Cat, which should keep airing in my absence. Go hang out in the Discord server Sidechannel.

And if you missed my interview with Forerunner’s Kirsten Green, make sure to check it out.

I’m looking to make a big publicity push for Newcomer’s one-year anniversary on the week of October 25th. So schedule send your anonymous tips for October 5th when I return from vacation. eric@newcomer.co


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