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2023 January

  • New set is coming up in a couple of weeks, I figured I should do the Brothers War limited recap already to get it out of the way. It isn't even two months since I published the Dominaria United one! Events Win Loss Total Winrate Total 18 59 51 110 0.5364 With splash 7 18 18 36 0.5 By Main Colors WU 2 11 5 16 0.6875 WB 7 27 19 46 0.587 WR 2 3 6 9 0.3333 UB 1 3 3 6 0.5 UR 1 1 3 4 0.25 BR 3 7 9 16 0.4375 BG 2 7

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  • Another week?!? They just keep coming! At least this past week had more pleasant weather, a lot less rain, which made my daily walks a lot easier. My medical errands failed and got delayed this week, mostly because they had trouble drawing blood from me for my regular blood tests. The person doing the draws at the nearby clinic always has trouble with my veins, but it was so bad this time that they gave up. Will try again when I accompany my mom to a bigger clinic this coming week. I have been poked with a needle so many

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  • Today is the twentieth anniversary of my first day at my first job, which means I have officially been a software developer for twenty years. Feels like it should be the kind of momentous occasion about which I'd have some words I'd like to say, but this one kind of snuck up on me so I don't have anything right now. Maybe at the 25th year?
  • Something I've gotten used to as the New Year rolls in: make a checklist of things to do and things I'm looking forward to for the new year. This one is coming in a bit late due to some business. This is my personal list, but maybe you'll enjoy going through it too. I generally copy stuff over, but the list changes a bit every year. Check out the new-years-checklist tag for previous years. New year reminders These are general reminders that I think anyone would find useful Count your blessings for the past year and be grateful Change your

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2022 December

  • It's the final weeknotes of the year! At first I thought I'd do this one tomorrow (the first of January) but I also plan to publish my year-in-review thingy, so I figured I'll just get this one out right before midnight, and next year's weeknotes can start fresh as a new series with maybe a different format. The World Kind of slow final news week actually. The best thing was Greta Thunberg owning some far-right guy so hard he got arrested for sex trafficking. (May or may not really be causally related). My Week I always enjoy the lull week

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  • Some Blogs You Might Like Back in April, I wrote a post titled "Follow Friday #1" with the intent of being a regular feature where I highlight blogs I follow. But I never got to do a second one! With the impending collapse of our traditional social media platforms and more people than ever blogging, I figured it might be a good idea to try to cram in a second such post before the year ends, so here are some interesting new blogs I've been following this year and have added to my blogroll: by Ruben Schade. I forget

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  • I almost flat out quit Twitter last week when they surprised everyone with a policy forbidding linking to other social media platforms. They rolled it back before I could do anything, but that was just ridiculous. The whole web is built on linking to other websites, I have no interest in being stuck in a walled garden. At some point I said I'd stick around Twitter until the end, but since Elon took over I've had a couple of other "red lines" in mind that would probably make me quit Twitter: if they kill Tweetdeck. Now that the mobile app

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  • One week before Christmas and the second-to-last weeknotes for the year! The World Science: The US announced a fusion energy breakthrough, supposedly a big step towards clean energy. Crypto: Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX has been arrested, weeks after the collapse of his crypto exchange. Twitter: Twitter dissolved their trust and safety council, then Musk banned elonjet, a bunch of critical journalists, and even links to Mastodon. Some intrepid reporter thought that the banned @joinmastodon Twitter account to Mastodon's "founder" John Mastodon, which quickly became a meme on the platform. PH: The much-criticized SIM registration law is set to take effect

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  • Trying to force weeknotes back into Sundays, at least for the last few entries of the year. The year ends on a Saturday though, so I'm still wondering if the Jan 1 weeknotes should be "Weeknotes 2023-01-01" or "2023 Weeknotes #1". How about "2023 Weeknotes #0", since it won't really cover the year 2023 yet? The World Still not paying too much attention to the world. It might be better overall for my mental health. Elon's Twitter seems to be going further into the right-wing conspiracy deep end based on these nonsense Twitter files exposes. The US exchanged an athlete

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