August 9, 2019

I Bought an Android Tablet

I know, I know.

It isn’t a joke though: it’s 2019 and I actually went out to the Samsung store to exchange my own money for a Galaxy Tab S5e, a freakishly thin slab that currently stands more or less alone in the Android space against Apple’s dominant iPad.

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August 7, 2019


First released in 2017, Gorgoa is one of those indie darling titles that’s since made its way to just about every gaming platform you can think of.

It’s been on my backlog for ages, and when I finally got to it I opted to play on its original, native platform: iOS. I maintain that iOS is the best console for this kind of tactile puzzle game, and Gorgoa is further proof.

I loved it. You should play it. Here’s why.

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August 4, 2019

Amazon Kindle Oasis Review (All Generations)

The Oasis was the first Amazon Kindle product to make me read less instead of more.

When the first generation Oasis arrived on my doorstep nearly three years ago, it made a less-than-positive first impression. It was slower to wake from sleep than the Voyage that preceded it, had no meaningful improvements to the screen, and introduced a brand new form factor whose benefits I didn’t find beneficial.

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August 2, 2019

Plague Inc: Evolved Infects Nintendo Switch

You’ll have to forgive the boastful tone of this post, but I am so excited.

The biggest project I’ve ever worked on has just made its way to the Nintendo Switch, which by extension means that my music now exists on a Nintendo console. Childhood Marius would never have believed this—heck, adult Marius barely does.

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July 31, 2019

Speed Matters

While Craig Mod’s essay on speedy software has been making the rounds, I was struck by the relevance of an older piece by James Somers about working quickly.

James discusses the way that making slow progress on certain kinds of tasks increases their perceived time cost”, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy of sluggishness:

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July 12, 2019

Moment Camera Lenses for iPhone: A Review

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been bringing three of Moment’s phone lenses with me for use on my iPhone X. They’re all solid, but the wide angle in particular is a fantastic addition to any iPhone shooter’s arsenal.

Read the full review for my full assessment and some sample images.

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