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Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

“This morning the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released the latest quarterly economic and revenue forecast. For the full document, slides and forecast data please see our main website. Below is the forecast’s Executive Summary.”

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Episode 928: Hong Kong

“Jimmy Lai is one of the richest people in Hong Kong. And in some ways, the story of his rise is the story of Hong Kong itself. Jimmy was born in mainland China. In 1960, when he was 12 years old, he snuck out of China and into Hong Kong by hiding in the bottom of a fishing boat.”

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Sokolsky Opening

“According to various databases, out of the twenty possible first moves from White, the move 1.b4 ranks ninth in popularity.[1] It is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO).”

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Mac OS X sound process fix

I fairly consistently have a bug where there is no audio on my MacBook Pro and switching to a different sound output doesn’t fix it. Until today I always restarted the computer but I did a little searching and found that killing the coreaudiod process in Activity Monitor quickly does the trick. Little victories.

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Queen’s Pawn Game

“In the most general sense the term Queen’s Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 where White does not play the Queen’s Gambit.”

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