The Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisim: finished the trilogy. What a great world, and the ending is just fantastic. A rare book written in the 2nd person.👌🏼
The Incredibles: rewatched recently. What a great film. Very excited for the sequel.
Ella Enchanted: needed a light movie to end a day. This did that, but wow, it is of a time. A few good bits, but I swore it was a late 90s movie.
Monsters vs. Aliens: silly, simple. I remembered it being better the first time. Didn’t hold up over time.
Final Space: a space action-comedy. Starts light hearted, and develops a good story and world. Season 1 just finished.
Adventure Pals: a fun platformer. Nothing deep, but a lot of fun.
I’ll Be Your Girl (iTunes): The Decemberists’ latest album is fantastic. They’ve clearly made a shift with their previous album, and this one continues that with a bit more synth. It’s been on heavy rotation since it came out two days ago.
Horizon: Zero Dawn: a very interesting combination of gameplay. You are generally underpowered, making you think more, but it isn’t an extreme stealth game. Very enjoyable.
Thor: Ragnorak: great visuals, best of the Thor films, and really funny.
Coco: 😭😭😭. Wow, Pixar did an amazing job on this film.
The Good Place, season 2: continues to be fun, and clever with their shift in formula.
Serenity Rose: a reread of an old series I have on the shelf. A fun world, and good characters.
The Secret History of Mac Gaming: I supported this on Unbound, and just received it. A wonderful trip down memory lane, with many details I had no idea about. Bolo forever!
I need to get back to my reading list (as always). Destiny 2’s next expansion will hit soon and I’ll likely shift back to that.
A campaign video for one of Wisconsin’s candidates for governor, with a cute baby who gets hungry. Mom (the candidate) continues the shoot while feeding the baby. Made me smile, as this really is life with a baby.
Daniel Jalkut has a post on some of the currently hidden metrics you can track in Xcode’s built in performance testing. Very interesting stuff. I wonder why it hasn’t been exposed yet, as this method is a few years old now. Reliability issues? In any case, a fun thing to play with.
A little web game that is solitaire battleship. Fun, just hard enough. Fills the little moments well.
A lengthy twitter thread about various little differences and unique things about Japan. Mostly around transit, switches, and accessibility.
We went to Japan this past fall and I noticed many of these details, but didn’t think to take pictures. It is a fun tour of many little things you run into.
Also vending machines. So many vending machines.