It's a holiday... So is some computer thing I'm in charge of gonna break?

This video approaches it pretty lightly but is really accurate. Even had a side-bar with my favorite "It's really GNU!" technicality.

"The Lucky Breaks That Prevented an Election Meltdown"

"5. They Weren’t As Ready for This As We Thought They Were."

I'm glad we got the incompetent evil this time around. I wonder if it would have been harder or easier to push back against Drumpf these last four years if he and his associates had ever shown one shred of competence.

This Twitter Thread Reveals The Prehistoric Origins Of The Southern Blue Swoosh On The Electoral Map

Hint: The answer involves slavery and its historical consequences.

I thought I'd had nothing left to learn about how much of a piece of shit William Barr is. Turns out I had things to learn.

Another great speedrun docu-drama by Summoning Salt. Here we're looking at what is probably the best player in Mario Kart 64 history grinding to prove it.

A major downside to not really larping right now that my nice clothes aren't put together. Today I needed to go into Ventrue mode and half of my stuff is wrong.

Biggest impediment to getting out the door for my trip this weekend? The utter inability of phone apps to support the most basic copy/paste functionality.

Lovecraft Country is an emotional roller coaster and I love it.

I saw one of those ads by Lindsey Graham begging for money. It inspired me to donate to Jaime Harrison.

Had a great time with Lancer last night. I decided to run a much weirder ending to the arc. Everybody seemed to be far more onboard with that.

I think I finally properly integrated two things that are important with me:

People seem to like my over-the-top characters and villains better than my subtle stuff.

Kids like weirder stories with more action whether or not the action makes complete sense.

At one point I active had the enemy rewind time to avoid the smarter plan one of the adults came up with so we could have the weirder one with more action.

Apparently one of my fireplaces is leaking. This is not a problem I've had to deal with before.

Please. Remember the scale at which Republican impatience, selfishness, and short-sightedness failed us. Remember how close we were to actually turning the corner on this thing. This is not hindsight being 20/20. It was well-known, well-documented, and well-explained by those that cared about human life and were responsible for advising the public on how to deal with these things.

Our leaders ignored them to our peril.

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This is what that same webpage and image look like today. I've added a slight red square to highlight the area of the graph which is covered by my first screenshot. Notice how tiny it is.

The other thing to notice is how the Government hasn't kept up that set of bars telling you about state laws anymore. It doesn't mark the date that Governor Kemp put out an order explicitly stopping local mask ordinances. It doesn't highlight any other feelgood speeches.

If you look at this it implies that the Government did nothing. That this is some out of control thing that they had no influence on. I sort of wish that were the case that they could have been a neutral influence on the spread of this virus rather than a negative one.

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