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2022 September

  • Bits and Pieces It is a stormy Sunday afternoon right now. Supertyphoon Karding is barrelling towards Luzon and we are currently on signal no. 4 I think. (The highest level is signal no. 5). This is coming roughly a day before the same day that Typhoon Ondoy devastated Metro Manila 13 years ago. This is the third supertyphoon to hit the country in a month, yet another indication of how the climate problems are intensifying. PH/Covid: Covid cases continue to plateau and maybe even rise a bit here in NCR, and the positivity rate is climbing. Coincidentally, Biden declared that

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  • I already read the first Mistborn trilogy back in 2017. Happily, Tor ebook club recently gave away the next three books in the series for free, probably as a bit of promotion since another Mistborn book is scheduled to come out this November. The Alloy of Law is the first book of the so-called Wax and Wayne subseries for Mistborn, set some 300 years after the end of the first trilogy. The world and society of Scadrial is now in a kind of western / steampunk era, and the book opens with our protagonist hunting down outlaws in the fringe

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  • I didn't watch any movies the previous week, so I decided to watch a few this week. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) I have a vague recollection of watching this before at David's house, but I have no memory of the plot or anything, so this was practically a first watch. This was so good! Since I was feeling a bit sleepy I planned to watch only maybe half of the film, but ended up just sticking through til the end. Felt a lot less whimsical and a lot more high stakes compared to the other Ghibli

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  • The next Arena set is already here, so I here's my much-delayed Alchemy Horizons Baldur's Gate limited stats! Events Win Loss Total Winrate Total 11 34 28 62 0.5484 With splash 2 18 18 36 0.5 By Main Colors WB 1 1 3 4 0.25 WR 2 7 3 10 0.7 WG 2 5 6 11 0.4545 UR 1 0 3 3 0 UG 2 11 5 16 0.6875 BR 3 10 8 18 0.5556 By Color White 5 13 12 25 0.52 Blue 3 11 8 19 0.5789 Black 4 11 11 22 0.5 Red 6 17 14 31

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