For a wide variety of reasons in 2017, I really neglected my media consumption. Neglected in the “garden gone to seed” way, not in the sense that I didn’t do any. I finished a few books, but ended up doing more comfort rereading than anything else. Similarly the TV was mostly on when cleaning, cooking, etc., so that was mostly reruns. I hardly watched any movies. Music was selected by playlist or algorithm. So for this year I’m actively planning what I’m going to watch, read, and play. Music may be a part of it, but I haven’t figured that out yet. (For what it’s worth, I’m trying some of Spotify’s “Fresh Finds” playlists of artists and genres I’ve never tried before.) For January, here’s what I have teed up:
Not so much a bundle as a curated collection of games. This release includes a previously for-pay gamebook game that’s well reviewed. Great for those of us who’re dialling back the game spending!
I recently lost someone very close to me, and I’m helping that person’s surviving spouse sort through their financials. They’d done a great job of keeping their stuff organized, but it wasn’t perfect. This page, while somewhat US-specific, will really help you get your stuff in order.
An opinionated starter library for projects managed with Hammer. Getting ever closer to that “Press button for web site” future. I jest.
This is the blog post I most look forward to all week. The editors pull together the most interesting game coverage from the previous week, and add some commentary. Topics include reviews, industry news, and even proper critical theory from time to time.
Nettuts+’s coverage of the beta of this increasingly popular editor. The ability to jump between symbols and their definitions will save lots of folks a tonne of time. Also potentially useful if you’re reading through source for educational purposes.
A searchable list of the best contributors to Stack Overflow sites, sorted by topics. Click on the user’s name to get a list of their best answered questions on your chosen subject.