Best of 2020
awkward cough Well, it’s been a year. I did somehow manage to enjoy various media things, which is fairly impressive with the small children at play. Here are my favorites. TV The Mandolorian. Wrapped up the first season at the start of the year, and watched season two mostly inline with its release. It’s fun,…
Destiny 2 and Casual Play
For the past year and a half my primary game1 has been Destiny 2. However, as time has gone on, I’ve found it more difficult to feel like I’m making progress or accomplishing much in the game. At this point I’m probably going to shift my limited time2 to other games3. What’s wrong? Forsaken and…
Best of 2018
A list of my top media things from 2018, or at least things I enjoyed in 2018. Books Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. I read this late in the year, but easily the best story I read this year. The summary on the back doesn’t really do it justice. And the end is just 👌🏼.…
Media Diet, April 2018
Books 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.👌🏼 Movies 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…
Media Diet, February and March 2018
Music 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. Video Games Horizon: Zero Dawn: a very interesting combination of gameplay. You…
Breastfeeding and Running for Office
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.
Hidden Xcode Test Metrics
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. (Via iOS Dev…
A little web game that is solitaire battleship. Fun, just hard enough. Fills the little moments well.
Japan’s Little Differences
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…
Inside the Federal Bureau of Way Too Many Guns
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.