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If I play 10 years of D&D, do I qualify to take the Bar Exam?

Rules Lawyer Esq.

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Sometimes all it takes to succeed is to follow up.

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A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early.

On average he arrives precisely within one standard deviation of when he means to.

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Sunday Morning

1/23/22

1/23/22

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Time is weird. It simultaneously feels like it’s been days since August, and months since Christmas. 

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Gmail has started marking messages from my primary email address as spam for no reason. Doesn't seem like there's any fix.

It is very frustrating.

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The free COVID tests website proves that the US government can make good websites. That dreadful Child Tax Credit site was a choice. Also USPS in on the ball.

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Fun Fact: if each of the 170 named communities in San Diego built just 636 additional housing units, we could solve our housing crisis.

Yup, you read that right: just 636 units each.

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Americans! You can now order free COVID test kits from USPS. Limit 4-per address.

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Winter in San Diego

1/17/22

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Tentative good news for San Diegans: it looks like our Omicron wave has peaked and is heading down.

1/16/22

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Listening to the NPR Politics Podcast (the civil war episode) and I'm left wondering.

In the 80s-90s California was in a similar spot to the nation: very polarized and R-leaning with lots of "concerns" about multi-racial democracy. Is the US going through now what CA did then?

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San Diego County is more populous than 21 states.

And we still only get two senators… for the whole state. California is huge.

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805 North

1/11/22

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TL;DR Man buys house next door in wealthy neighborhood to prevent more housing from being built.

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TIL you can buy COVID tests direct from iHealth. Good news since most outlets (Amazon, Target, etc) are out.

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My latest local housing piece is out!

In short, we need a lot more infill housing in existing neighborhoods; especially in wealthy neighborhoods like Hillcrest, North Park, University Heights and Normal Heights.

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This piece is excellent and stunning. A look into San Diego’s dark history with the midway district.

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I am really excited about Adventurer’s Codex right now.

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I love static site generation. There's so much you can do with it.

Static sites with little JS are fast, cachable, and seo-friendly.

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I love these rainy December days.

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Ordered some more at-home COVID tests. They arrived a week early. Got lucky I guess.

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As long as I've been doing web-dev I've used Safari to build websites (as well as my main browser). But even on the most recent version of Safari, it's basically unusable when debugging Adventurer's Codex.

The dev tools just freeze up and lag. Brave has no issues. Sad.

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I fear that Apple may engage in some intense rules-lawyering on this change though. Their settlement says reader apps will be able to, "include an in-app link to their website for users to set up or manage an account."

Most people think that means one link, but can we add that one link in multiple places? Can it be one link for account set up and one for management?

¯_(ツ)_/¯

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What I'm looking forward to most in 2022 is adding this button to the Nine9s for iOS app: Create Account...on the Web!

It's already in the macOS app, I just need to remove one if-statement.

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