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.
An older article from GQ I read a while back has come back up in social media today. Makes it pretty clear many crime TV shows don’t have much basis in reality. Fascinating read on how much they’re able to get done with paper and microfiche.
Absolutely ridiculous that this isn’t computerized.