May 17, 2024

Friend of the site, Epidiah Ravachol, released a new daily word game a few weeks back. Titled "Wastrle", you get to guess the number of daily word games Epidiah himself has played in the last day or so. The trick? You have to use contextual clues to guess the number in English, Binary, and Balanced Ternary. He includes explainers in case you don't know what some of those are. I've been playing almost daily and it's quite a bit of fun!

May 8, 2024

It is always in questionable taste whether naming your product, project, or idea after an established sci-fi concept is a positive thing or not. I will say, as a 20+ year fan of the Stargate franchise, that it's never really worked out well in the fiction to be associated as being the builders of the Stargates.

May 1, 2024

I'm transitioning the blog to a new backend, with an improved layout and structure, all powered by Bridgetown! While that's really cool, it means the format of the RSS feed is likely to change so, depending on your client, you may see some oddity like all the past posts showing up as new when I push the new version later this week. Trust that this is a temporary hiccup and it will mean enabling me to share and post more things, more often going forward.

February 4, 2024

I'm usually quite a slow reader when it comes to fiction, so it feels awesome that I blew through Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler just in the course of this weekend! After reading Kindred last year, I feel like Butler is the master of the compromise ending - you got what you wanted, buuuuut there were some complications.

The Parable Series

Octavia E. Butler

January 10, 2024

I learned today, by way of Hyperkin showing off a new Sega Genesis compatible portable called the Mega95, about the Sega Nomad... a Sega Genesis compatible portable released in '95! As a Genesis kid I'm shocked I didn't know about this growing up and immediately want it.

Sega Genesis Nomad Review

The Chozo Project