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A Quote

On I wrote:

"Let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile."

-- Bertrand Russell (via the Marginalian)

My Week

The first week of March was a bit boring for me. Some additional medical errands, mostly just to accompany other people for routine procedures. Lots of walking; kind of exhausting actually.

For some reason, I've been getting random sporadic HTTP access errors the past few months. For a long time I suspected it was my ISP's DNS being problematic, so this week I decided to finally try alternate DNS servers, ended up settling for Cloudflare's service. I think I was actually using them already before; I forget why I ever switched back to the ISP default. It's only been a few days, but it looks like the situation is much improved.

A while back Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, decided to shit himself and be openly racist on the internet, getting himself instantly cancelled. I've read a lot of Dilbert over the years and I've found many of the strips relatable (even though a lot of people consider him unfunny) and even read one of his non-Dlibert books a long time ago. It's always a bummer when someone whose work you've enjoyed turns out to be an asshole. I've been aware of how aggressively right-wing he was for a while, so it doesn't really come as a surprise anymore.

Despite my vigorous protests, the NYT went ahead and dropped the acrostics from their Games archive. Trivia team dashed through about two years worth of acrostics in a week before the deadline. We do have an archive so we can still keep playing the remainder, but it's still an annoying loss - I haven't found any other alternative online acrostic implementation that was as good as the NYT one.

Anyway, here's a picture of some ducks:

I think we've had these ducks around the house for at least two decades now, no idea where they came from.
I think we've had these ducks around the house for at least two decades now, no idea where they came from.

Media Diet

  • Playing:

    • Single player: Still playing Witcher 3 (doing quests, solving crimes).
    • Online: Still doing a lot of All Will Be One drafting on Magic Arena, a lot of it off-stream even. Also threw away some gems on the Arena Open this past weekend, it did not go well. Eternal, Marvel Snap still ongoing.
  • Reading: Started reading Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkman. Also, short update on my Complete Marvel Run: Still proceeding, but not at the pace I'd hoped. I was hoping to finish Thor v1 by March, but it seems likely that we're going to spill into April, which is fine I guess? It's not like this insane project has a deadline.

  • Watching: I am already into S6 of The Blacklist! I did however, take a short break after S5 to watch things like Nightcrawler (2014) and Abbott Elementary S1.

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This coming week

Nothing of note, although there's some family and friends flying in from overseas, so I expect I'll be going out to meet people a couple of times this week.

Mon, March 6, 2023, 4:58 p.m. / / blog / #weeknotes / Syndicated: mastodon twitter / 697 words

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