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2022 March

  • I recently learned about the term "context collapse". From Wikipedia: Context collapse "generally occurs when a surfeit of different audiences occupy the same space, and a piece of information intended for one audience finds its way to another" This article led me to this topic: "What's 'Context Collapse'? Understanding it Can Mean a More Fulfilling Online Life", which describes how context collapse affects how people interact online, mostly through social media. Quoting: Here's how context collapse plays out online. When you have Facebook friends numbering in the thousands, your audience becomes a little difficult to speak to all at once.

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  • With Neon Dynasty Quick Draft no longer available on Magic Arena, I'm more or less done with Neon Dynasty limited and will be shifting to constructed and prepping for the next set. Since I have the benefit of streaming and recording most of my matches (click the MTGNEO tag link at the bottom of this post for the list), I thought I'd collate my stats for this limited season. Here are the stats, with notes afterwards: Events Win Loss Total Winrate Total 26 90 70 160 0.5625 With splash 6 16 18 34 0.4706 By Main Colors UW 2 8

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  • Just like that we are three months into the year. Time marches on. A Quote “There has to be a balance, Vin,” he said. “Somehow, we’ll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be.” He sighed. “But for now,” he said, nodding to the side, “we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.” from The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson The World Putin's invasion of Russia continues, extending past 10 days. Russia is heavily hit by sanctions, which Putin says is tantamount to a declaration of war. PH: As

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  • I wasn't sure what to read next so I randomly picked The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin to read, going in without knowing what it was about. It was surprisingly really good! I really enjoyed it and I burned through the book in around three sittings, which is a very fast rate for me these days. (The book wasn't very long so that helped!) The book is about a timid man who is afraid to dream because he discovers that his dreams are able to alter reality, something he does not want to be responsible for. He

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