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2020 Cut

I weighed myself every morning for a week. My scale estimates body fat content as well. I don’t put faith in the accuracy of fat estimation through any method, but it’s a consistent imprecision so I work with it. I averaged the results to arrive at my starting point: 98.9kg total mass 30.8kg fat mass…


Fasted Interval Training

I’m a fan of fasted training, not because I believe in any scientific basis to it, but because when I’m fasted I’m focused. I want to get stuff done, and nothing is as productive as training. On a cut it’s not sustainable to lift every day, the resources to recover from that simply aren’t there. But…


Simplified Resolution Decision

Since I’ve been having some ISP throttling issues, and to respect my (apparently) majority viewership from mobile devices, I’ve set my target bitrate to approximately 2000kbps. From there you have to decide what kind of content you’re trying to deliver. It becomes much easier if, for example, you don’t give a fuck about YouTube. That’s…


Faculty of Horror

Per my wall-sketti listening approach to podcasts, my hope is to have a pod-noodle that clings. The Faculty of Horror is the first such noodle for me. The Hosts Common things I notice when I listen to a podcast, which Andrea and Alex achieve stunningly well throughout: How long does it take to get to…


F3AR

F3AR – First 3 Arena Runs I noticed that the first two or three runs of any stream tend to go horribly. I attribute this to not doing any warm-up games before stream. I don’t do warm-up games off-stream because it feels like a waste of gold. Nobody’s in the stream for the first two…


Rum Time

RUM = RNG, Uncertainty, Misplay – this is basically the reason I want to review the play later. +/- = Whether the RUM that turn seemed to affect me negatively or positively. I intentionally do not allow a neutral option here. If my determination in the moment is wrong, that’s part of the review process. I…


Main Crisis

Maining Aesthetics I haven’t really played League of Leagues, or Dota, or any class-based arena games because I have no loyalty. Or, I can never pick a main. I can never stick with a character long enough to “gitgud,” erroneously believing it’s the character and not my skill level that’s disappointing everyone. The other source…


Domina Exploit

Credit to chat-goer xenoaristo for turning me onto this strategy. Anything in italics are things that I’ve contributed as ideas for a better start, but they are not crucial to the point of the opening strategy. The gist of it is to attempt to buy a strong Gladiator from the Legate and skill him up…


Snake vs Kevin McCallister

Solid Snake generally works on a procurement-on-site philosophy, so we can assume he’s still going to Outer Kevin with nothing. Counterpoint is that Kevin’s design philosophy is that he must be completely solitary for his architectural traps to be functional. He is “home alone” after all. In a scenario where Outer Kevin is in effect,…


The New Rub

I got hurt at work. This ruined my designs. I got a new job. I get to wake up two hours later. When my back heals, I’ll be able to lift and reintroduce a caloric deficit. My new job requires no lifting but does require alertness and attentiveness to detail. To me, that makes rest…