Mandates ARE laws…

I've seen some people online saying variations on “[COVID-19 quarantine] mandates aren't laws! know your rights! [state] legislature didn't sign off on this!” However, these people are usually incorrect. I'll be compiling examples in this post, more to come if I feel like it, starting out with representative examples from each quadrant of the U.S.: AL Code § 22-2-2 (6) [archived] CA HSC § 120130 (c) and (d), and …

Basic JS Async Cookbook

// aXMLHttpRequest: an asynchronous XHR function function aXMLHttpRequest(method, location, responseType="", body=undefined) { // somewhat basic; improvements welcome return new Promise( (resolve, reject) => { const xhr = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhr.open(method, location); xhr.responseType = responseType; xhr.onload = resolve; xhr.onerror = reject; xhr.send(body); return xhr; }); } // asleep: an asynchronous sleep function asleep = (delay => new Promise(resolve => setTimeout(resolve, delay))); // Classic syntax: function asleep(delay) { return new Promise(resolve …