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good post about how nerd communities' mass-adoption of the closed and proprietary Discord platform will inevitably lead to the long-term loss of (or loss of access to) mountains of special-interest group knowledge and community history

"TLDR; It is not a very future-proof way of knowledge-building & archiving at all."

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I probably need to put a real deck together if I'm going to score any XP off this event. This [[cavalcade of calamity]] list has gotten me 400 so far but I'm sure something more consistent will emerge over the next week or so.

In Mario Kart Wii, the poles around the finish line in the N64 Sherbet Land track have a gradient coloring. In an inventive case of asset reuse, the poles do not have their own texture; instead, the letter "I" from the banner is mapped onto them, producing the gradient.

I think my biggest problem with the Sims is how there isn't really any challenge to getting the furniture you want: you just magically buy it and there it is as you're doing your interior design.

I guess it's actually more realistic than Animal Crossing, but much less satisfying: at least AC makes you wait for your package in the mail.

Finally figured out where all these mysterious Cat5 outlets in my house lead: an old AT&T box mounted outside.

I'm not sure what I find more surprising: that the service box actually supported multiple direct Cat5 connections instead of providing a router located in the home, or that the previous homeowner actually paid to run it all the way to their attic.

every time i get worked up about passwords and authentication geekery i remember that software is hard to change and people even harder so i just stare longingly at my 2FA app and weep

idea: relax password requirements when they go over a certain length to allow multi-word passphrases but prevent hunter2.

Happy spoiler season! I just pushed an update to @mtgspoilers that will include a link back to the original source that previewed the card.

Woooo ELD precon brawl in Arena is quite fun! I wonder if there is any downside to replacing singleton going forward with brawl?

[eld] Flaxen Intruder 

Creature — Human Berserker

Whenever Flaxen Intruder deals combat damage to a player, you may sacrifice it. When you do, destroy target artifact or enchantment.
Welcome Home {5}{G}{G}
Sorcery — Adventure
Create three 2/2 green Bear creature tokens.

Someone’s computer game programming aspirations ended up at this thrift store

According to the Discord FAQ, you can now buy your way into the Go Live streaming beta if you weren't part of the initial rollout.

There are a few different ways to gain access to Go Live:
- Be in a server that is part of the initial rollout (21% of servers currently)
- Be subscribed to Nitro/ Nitro Classic
- Be a part of a Boosted Server (Tier 1+)

Nice thing about being in bronze is I can run a hot mess like this and still win six games and feel clever!

Maybe I should try running a minecraft server again. 🤔

Last week of Planecation is Sunday! Rewards are John Avon's Plains as well as some of the lands from Rise of the Eldrazi's panoramas.

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