The Rise and Fall of the US Empire: Abortion

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In this chapter of The Rise and Fall of the US Empire: Abortion. This post is probably only interesting to US citizens and residents. We knew Roe v Wade was going to fall. It is reprehensible that the federal government wasn’t able to get its act together in time. There should absolutely be federal law covering this and the ruling even called it out as the preferred way to settle the case.


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If you look up MTP transfer on MacOS, you’ll likely come across OpenMTP or MTP For Mac. If you want something basic and included, then MacOS comes with Image Capture. No features really, just copy and delete, but sometimes basic is all we actually need. For the GoPro, go into settings and set USB to MTP mode and it should show up in Finder. From there, it’s easy to copy and/or delete photos

2022 Australian Federal Election Guide

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Overview and Research As I’ve recently returned to Australia, I had to do quite a bit of research on the parties as well as the candidates to work out what’s going on and figure out how to vote. Specifically, I’m in Flynn in Queensland. Even if you’re not in my district, I hope the party information is useful. For my research I started with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) candidate list as well as the ABC election guide.

Debugging Google Fi

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When I left the USA, I decided to keep my US phone number as so many things are tied to it. After a few months in Australia, it suddenly stopped connecting to the network. Now, typical debugging for this is relatively straight forward: Restart Double check APN settings Disable other SIMs (and restart, everything involves a restart) Switch between physical and eSIM Removing the account completely and going through full setup Reinstalling the Fi app Disable an re-enable international coverage Using dialer codes Unfortunately, none of that worked.