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This week's header image was generated using DALL-E with the prompt a ultradetailed beautiful panting of a stylish woman sitting on a chair looking over a peaceful bay during sunset, by conrad roset, greg rutkowski and makoto shinkai.

Bits and Pieces

  • The big news this past week is the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch. She is succeeded by Charles III. And I think a lot of Brits discovered how many people on the internet weren't too fond of either their beloved monarch or their history of colonialism.

  • PH/Covid: Cases seem to have plateaued, instead of continuing to go down as I'd hoped. In fact, there is even a slight uptick in the NCR positivity rate, possibly due to the reopening of face to face classes a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully we don't get into a big surge.

  • Last night I stayed up late to get updates on the Marvel/LucasArts announcements at D23. Some new trailers for upcoming D+ series were released. Nothing too exciting; most of the juicy stuff was kept as exclusive footage for on-site attendees. A lot of people were disappointed with the lack of FF casting news or new film announcements.

  • This weekend I also worked a bit on some updates to the site's backend processing, but I made a deployment mistake and left some batch jobs processing while resetting the indexes which resulted in a flood of tweets and toots from me on Twitter and Mastodon. Took me a while to clean up the mess!

  • Gaming: I think I'm around halfway through SMT5 (on Switch). Also still playing Paradise Killer (via PC Game Pass), but I have no idea if I'm doing well. Just normal grinding in Eternal Card Game. Been drafting Dominaria United on Magic Arena, here's a Youtube playlist. The week started out well for DMU drafts and Street Fighter V in terms of winning, but that quickly soured and the second half of the week was terrible; hopefully I can turn things around this coming week.

  • Speaking of streaming, some friends convinced me to try streaming Words on Stream on Twitch. It was fun, but we couldn't get too far, probably because I don't have that many viewers!

  • Media Diet: Last week I finished reading Maskerade (a Discworld book ) and also managed to watch 3 movies.

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This coming week:

  • I think Tokyo Game Show is next week, but I'm not looking forward to anything specific there I think. Maybe expect some new SF6 news?
Sun, Sept. 11, 2022, 5:09 p.m. / / blog / #weeknotes #philippines #covid / Syndicated: mastodon twitter / 564 words

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