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Austin news feed: Meet the local dumpster diver who's raking in thousands

Austin news feed: Meet a local dumpster diver raking in thousands

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Matt Malone regularly dumpster dives for discarded technology, often scoring thousands of dollars worth of products. Courtesy of Markos90/Wikimedia Commons
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Nails Y'all did this glittery mani based ib Keigt Kreeger's porcelain dishes. Nails Y'all/Instagram
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Editor's note: Over the course of a week, we come across dozens of newsy tidbits and interesting links that we want to share with you. For this weekly roundup, we gather all the news we found trashy, nail-worthy and nerdy.

1. Meet Austin's professional dumpster diver. Matt Malone regularly dumpster dives around Austin, often scoring thousands of dollars in tossed tech equipment.

2. Check out this alphabet using classic Austin typefaces. From Alamo Drafthouse to Museum of the Weird, a bevy of unique Austin fonts can be found in this, A to Z. 

3. Nails Y'all did a manicure inspired by Keith Kreeger's work — and it's awesome. Kreeger's beautiful porcelain dishes, found in the likes of Uchi, qui, Olamaie and Fixe, can now be found on this amazing set of nails. Kreeger's response to the homage? "I'm going to have to get my nails did ... This is amazing!"

4. Robert Rodriguez is setting up a gallery of classic fantasy and comic art. The Austin director is working on a mini-SXSW showcase for a collection of paintings from Frank Frazetta as well as original pieces from Frank Miller.

5. Richard Linklater did a funny, time-traveling PETA commercial advocating for vegetarianism. In a nod to his movie Boyhood, the local director made a video diary about being a vegetarian in Texas for the past 30 years. 

6. Oasis, Texas Brewing is in a legal showdown with New Belgium Brewing. The local brewery is facing a lawsuit from the Colorado-based brewery because both have beers named Slow Ride.

7. Click through this archive from the Austin music scene. The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University has curated an exhibit of Austin show posters from 1967 through 1982. We're talking Armadillo World Headquarters, Willie Nelson, Skunks, NOXX, Jim Franklin and the rest.