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6. Citizen Sleeper: Flux/Refuge/Purge DLC
The writing in Citizen Sleeper is top-notch, and the three DLC episodes released this year didn't disappoint. I'm looking forward to the sequel, and I hope to go back and finish In Other Waters, the developer's previous game.

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7. Dark Souls
I went back and actually played this to completion (third time's the charm!) after beating Elden Ring, and it was well worth it.

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8. Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Probably the best 2D Mario game since Yoshi's Island.

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9. Tails of Iron
A side-scrolling soulsvania obviously inspired by Redwall. I had fun 100%ing this one.

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10. Ynglet
It's a platformer without platforms, plus it's got a cool art style! What's not to love?

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Didn't have time for many games this year, what with that whole medical clerkship thing, but here are the best games I played in 2023!

Behmor makes a good roaster. Though saying it's user unfriendly is a bit of an understatement. I'd probably go so far as to call it user-antagonistic.

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In the rare moments that I stop the think about it, the number of things in my life that I've gone sicko mode for is really quite disturbing.

A Polish train manufacturer introduced DRM that would brick its trains if it detected their GPS coordinates in the vicinity of competitors' repair shops, and is now threatening to sue hackers who unlocked the trains. Incredible.

Homemade karahi paneer, dal makhani, and baingan bharta, with masala chai. 😋

LRT: Currently using Vivaldi and loving it.

I ditched Chrome a long time ago, moving to Firefox briefly and then Opera. The last straws with Opera were their embrace of both crypto and LLMs.

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Your choice of browser matters — Google's Web DRM and the open internet

I wrote this blog post to inform the people I know who aren't as tech savvy or otherwise don't put any thought into their choice of browser. Another goal is to help get enough awareness on the topic and make sure it fails.

@opensource @privacy #webintegrityapi #WEI #google #mozilla #chrome #firefox #chromium #foss #opensource #OpenWeb #privacy #drm #nodrm #drmfree #freesoftware #browser

The only differences are that I look significantly older than Peter Falk, and, unlike Columbo, I have no idea what's going on.

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Me, a medical student, returning to a patient's room for the seventh time to clarify something:

I spent five precious minutes that I should have spent studying for my surgery exam tomorrow registering a domain instead.

Anyway, don't waste your time visiting

"So Gem, how's your anesthesia rotation going?"

Well, today I watched another anesthesiologist put my preceptor into a headlock. The two started wrestling, and then appeared to progress to a tickle fight.

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Ramshackle Town

Ramshackle Town is a friendly little Hometown server. It's nice here, if a little run-down.

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