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2020 May

  • 🔁 Repost from hEnereyG:

    This episode of The Simpsons turned 25 this month:

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  • Covid19 thoughts and updates:

    • Metro Manila is lower restrictions again and going into ECQ tomorrow, June the 1st. Only a two week MECQ transition period, and not really any time to evaluate what the effect that has had on the case numbers. This is reopening for the sake of the economy, without regard for the medical data. I'm still not going out. Public transportation will still be limited, so I kind of expect chaos Monday morning.
    • Speaking of medical data, the DOH has changed the way they report new cases, now dividing them into "fresh" and "tardy" cases. The tardy ones are the ones that were delayed by 4 or more days due to validation or some other reason. This seems like propaganda to make things seem not so bad, especially since there have been an explosion of cases in the past few days, probably as a result of lowering restrictions.
    • Watched mass via Facebook again today.
    • Went out for groceries this past Saturday. Had to do it on a weekend, since my dad drives the car to work on weekdays now and we need that for groceries. Surprisingly, a bunch of things that were always out of stock the past couple of months were available this time around.
    • Lazada is back to shipping non-essentials again, and I've already ordered a thing.
    • As of last night, we are at 13777 cases (+180 from the day before, +1264 from last week), 863 deaths (+6 from the day before, +39 from last week), 3177 recoveries (+85 from the day before, +542 last week). "Last week" numbers slightly lower because it's only been 6 days since the last report. Maybe I should be monitoring the active cases too? Apparently our active case count has never dropped, and the DOH backlog in confirming cases is only getting larger. Reference.
    • As of last night, we are at 18086 cases (+862 from the day before, +4309 from last week), 957 deaths (+7 from the day before, +94 from last week), 3909 recoveries (+101 from the day before, +732 last week). The case numbers are exploding in growth, presumably because the DOH is catching up to the backlog, but that's still super unsettling. Reference.
    • Worldwide, we are at 6.2 million cases and 372,000 deaths. Caveat: these numbers are from Worldometer.
  • Not an American, but I considered writing out some of my thoughts on the current events there in a show of solidarity, but very hard to fit into a tweet. Probably need a blog post at some point.

    For now: #BlackLivesMatter #TrumpIsAPieceOfShit

  • 🔁 Repost from hedonometer:

    Yesterday was the saddest day in the history of @Twitter

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  • 💬 Reply to Westraid's tweet:

    @Westraid the first one had the trial of seven right? that was my favorite of this set!

  • 🔁 Repost from onlythebraveIou:

    PLEASE EDUCATE YOURSELF ON WHY THE RIOTS IN MINNEAPOLIS STARTED

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  • Team Camote plays You Don't Know Jack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cJFP_IpEH0

  • 💬 Reply to wrongwaygoback's tweet:

    @wrongwaygoback They should be fetchlands too.

  • I would just word it with a keyword, the same way other games like Hearthstone or Eternal do. Something like "Arrives - Draw a card". Same thing for death triggers. "Dies - Deal 2 damage to any target". "Arrives" isn't too great, but in my head it evokes the "oh, it happens when he's already here" feeling.

    That Saga wording is actually reminder text, the actual Saga rules text should be the same as normal ETB triggers and draw step triggers.

  • These are both revised lands. I have a few of those forests around here somewhere.

  • Played some Historic Merfolk last night on #twitch, forgot to tweet about it #mtg #magicarena https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHMULYRXj7g&feature=youtu.be

  • Covid19 thoughts and updates:

    • We are officially one week deep into Modified ECQ. It should be a couple of weeks before the cases start picking up again, but we are already seeing a lot of traffic and crowds and such.
    • Lazada is back to shipping non-essentials again, and I've already ordered a thing.
    • I feel compelled to share this post by a friend of mine dubbing a certain local "expert" as "Science Mocha".
    • My dad started going back to work last Wednesday. He says they have strict screenings and rules so that's good. They don't let anyone go out unless they're already going home for the day, so he has to bring baon.
    • We did a grocery run the day before he went back to work. Not sure if it was because we went earlier, but it felt like there were slightly fewer shoppers that time.
    • As of last night, we are at 13777 cases (+180 from the day before, +1264 from last week), 863 deaths (+6 from the day before, +39 from last week), 3177 recoveries (+85 from the day before, +542 last week). "Last week" numbers slightly lower because it's only been 6 days since the last report. Maybe I should be monitoring the active cases too? Apparently our active case count has never dropped, and the DOH backlog in confirming cases is only getting larger. Reference.
    • Worldwide, we are at 5.3 million cases and 340,000 deaths. Caveat: these numbers are from Worldometer.
  • I ordered this HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset off Lazada on the first day of MECQ. It's a bit expensive. Delivery came in Saturday morning, so around a week, not too bad.

    I'm actually not super-picky when it comes to audio issues, but lately the 3.5mm audio jack on my Razer keyboard has been giving off static. I couldn't move my speaker connectors to the back of the desktop tower case because I often switch them out for earphones (when I'm doing voice chat or streaming on Twitch for example), and it's inconvenient to do so when they're so far in the back, so I've been wanting to buy a headset that can be plugged into a USB slot instead. That way, I can switch output sources via Windows 10's built-in software controls. (You can switch output devices by clicking the speaker icon on the Windows 10 taskbar and clicking the ^ icon near the output device name).

    I decided I might as well get a fancy headset, this will be the most expensive one I've ever bought. On the upside, I get a better (in theory) mic for recordings and voice chats (I was previously using the mic off a cheap webcam), and I can use it on the PS4 as well.

    Tried it out a bit, it's pretty nifty. But sometimes the mic attachment seems to fall off too easily. Maybe I'll make a proper review once I've used it for while, although IDK if I'm not enough of an audiophile for any review to be meaningful.

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  • Dear Google, how can unlimited storage be 62% full?

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  • Put your knowledge to the test with the Street Fighter Quiz! My Score: 8848 https://game.capcom.com/cfn/sfv/ #shadaloo C.R.I. #QUIZ_STREET_FIGHTER_ACADEMY

    For some reason the toughest opponent in this game is Juri

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    I finally beat her lol

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    Put your knowledge to the test with the Street Fighter Quiz! My Score: 18611 https://game.capcom.com/cfn/sfv/ #shadaloo C.R.I. #QUIZ_STREET_FIGHTER_ACADEMY

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  • 500! #duolingo

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  • LGUs here still use free email services a lot (which is weird because they already have the https://quezoncity.gov.ph/ domain and some other pages cite email addresses at this domain). I guess they cant be bothered to make temp mailboxes?

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  • @deshipu that's the first one i tried, but it doesnt seem to do background polling, and only checks mail when i open the app? I probably just need to fiddle around with the settings somewhere though

  • What's the best nonGmail email client for android?

  • 💬 Reply to __apf__'s tweet:

    @apf Freelance software dev / solutions architect