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2022 June

  • The next Arena set is almost upon us, so I figured I should compile my Streets of New Capenna limited stats! Events Win Loss Total Winrate Total 21 76 57 133 0.5714 With splash 12 18 18 36 0.5 By Main Colors WU 6 29 17 46 0.6304 WG 3 13 8 21 0.619 UB 3 14 7 21 0.6667 RG 1 0 3 3 0 WUG 1 5 3 8 0.625 BRG 1 0 2 2 0 By Color White 12 55 33 88 0.625 Blue 12 56 32 88 0.6364 Black 6 19 15 34 0.5588 Red 4

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  • I have had a busy week; lots of errands and family activities and some stuff I don't care to talk about publicly. And for some reason I feel more exhausted than normal. Maybe just old age? Regardless, I don't have any world news or links for today, so I think I will eschew the usual format I've settled into for these weeknotes. It's good to wander off once in a while, after all. A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers I suspect this review will be a good chunk of this post. This is a short novella, a bit

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  • I finally updated my long-unmaintained blogroll page. The contents of this page are only one category in my feedreader. Typically when I find a new blog that seems interesting to follow, I first put in a category called "tentative". After some time of following, I'll decide whether I want it to be in my public blogroll. Reviewing the public blogroll also means removing blogs that are no longer current or updated. I will typically move those into a feedreader category called "defunct". I'll highlight new/added blogs in a future "Follow Friday" post (a series which I have neglected to follow-up

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2022 May

  • As I mentioned in the most recent weeknotes, nothing about the most recent spate of USA mass shootings is particularly new or even surprising. But one thing that struck me is that both of the assailants in Uvalde and Buffalo were eighteen years old. Eighteen! This shouldn't be surprising, since even the perpetrators of the earliest mass shootings like Columbine were eighteen years old. When you're young and you first turn eighteen, you feel good about yourself because yay, you're an adult now, but what does that even mean? Looking back at myself when back when I turned eighteen, it

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  • It has been a difficult week, particularly for supporters of VP Leni Robredo, given the outcome of the election last Monday. It's taken me a few days to gather my thoughts, and even then, some of these ideas may still seem raw and unrefined. Some were also the outcome of numerous conversations with fellow supporters both before and after the elections. Disclaimer: I am of course, not an expert of any kind, and these are just my personal thoughts (some refined by many conversations in the immediate 48-96hrs after the election. So very many active group chats!) Hope and Disappointment

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  • A whole new month just crept up on us huh. I don't have anything particularly witty to say at the moment. The World Putin's invasion of Ukraine is now in its 10th week. No end in sight. Not sure if it's worth it to continue tracking this here since this may go on for a while. PH/Politics: One week remains until the elections on Monday the 9th. It's the homestretch! There was some kind of Baby Marcos-aligned sortie near our house last night. I briefly considered buying a tomato. I wrote a short note about my thoughts for the last

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2022 April

  • It seems we are once again blogging about blogging. Such is life. (When I talk about blogging here, I am mostly talking about what Tom Critchlow calls "small-b blogging", or maybe "sincere blogging" as I have called it. Basically blogging that isn't designed for pageviews or scale.) Wouter of Brainbaking.com writes that None of His Best Friends are Content Creators: Again, I can second that. He then elaborates different attempts at getting people into blogging. Most attempts failed (second that). Most people just give up after a while, citing various reasons: nothing important to say, too difficult to write, too

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