Oh boy, last weekend of July has a lot happening in Arena:

* Precon Battlebox-style event
* Basic Land rewards

Very exciting stuff!

Really spectacular article by Mark Rosewater regarding rules, constraints, and the roles they play in games and fiction.


My cat used to wake me up in the morning, but now I think she wakes up the dogs (which is easy) to wake me up (which is hard).

"take me down to concurrency city where green pretty is grass the girls the and are"

-- a programmer

when you think about it, the idea that software should scale is actually really weird. "sure this garden is nice, but how nice can it be if it doesn't grow to cover the entire surface of the earth?"

Really liking the change to the XP track they implemented today. Definitely lets some of the pressure off. Maybe they should turn vault percentage into XP and also add some wildcards to the mastery rewards!

Oh no, I just learned that the Red Bull Air Race is being discontinued. That's a shame. I should probably try to download and archive the video footage. :(

Oh Nintendo just fucking surprised announced the Switch Lite lol

- Coming Sept 20th
- $200
- Not dockable
- an actual dpad????
- non-detachable Joy-Cons
- 20-30% better battery life (allegedly lol)
- no Labo
- no rumble

Last night I had the most weirdly amazing dream. Some computer scientist told a robot to go into the archives of a famous, long gone computer scientist and requested "the second black book". The camera panned to the man's desk and there was a black, hardcover tome titled "I: Physical"

Apparently there were seven of these that could only be accessed by this robot and they were named after the OSI network layers.

I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.


USB-C cable issues on the Raspberry Pi 4


Looks like the Foundation didn't implement the full spec.



"The Raspberry Pi team made two critical mistakes here.

The first is that they designed this circuit themselves [...]

The second mistake is that they didn’t actually test their Pi4 design with advanced cables. "

I have to say, after playing with it I really like the London mulligan! I was worried it would make mulligans take longer, but it didn't feel that way in the heat of the game.

Maybe I should make a bot or website that renders the weekly events for MTGA in the way they should be rendered in the client.

Is it just me or does the mastery dashboard look like an advent calendar?

though matrix is a bit slow, I bet a private home server would be quite snappy since it would only need to federate and synchronize with the rooms you are explicitly a member.

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