100 Hour Reviews: Octopath Traveller

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

April 19, 2019

Hitting 120 hours on an RPG is a rarity for me. I will always grind out the main quest. I’ll also scratch out most of the sidequests, and quit once I’m grinding out dozens of levels with characters I don’t even like. While I didn’t finish out the ultimate final boss, nor another optional boss, I did wring out 95% of this . . .

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Gateways To Counter Culture: The Sandman

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

April 12, 2019

Though I had another book in mind to lead off this little series of essays, I never got around to re-rereading it. I was spurred to re-read the Sandman by a sale on all the digital editions, saving me from pulling the worn trades off the shelf.

Sandman’s original run was from 1989-1996. I picked up near the end . . .

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Learning Diary: Bitwise Operations

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

April 05, 2019

Okay, I am confident that either I should have learned this in college, that I did and forgot it in the ensuing decade. My binary was already on the rusty side, and I felt like I was having some trouble keeping up with the lessons. Code Academy had some great step by step stuff, but I felt like I was missing the . . .

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Apple, Streaming, and Oprah Too.

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

March 25, 2019

You knew that it was going to be a weird event when Apple let all of its hardware announcements slip via press releases, ensuring that only its services had the stage for today’s event. Though I have mostly left my tech writing life behind, my years at Macgasm make watching every one of these a reflexive habit.

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Book Review: Orpheus Emerged By Jack Kerouac

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

March 22, 2019

No one deserves to have their earliest work published without a chance to edit out the excesses of youth and inexperience. On the other hand Orpheus Emerged should give everyone hope that even the most famous writers have shakey work.

Fans of Kerouac that have delved deeper than just a cursory reading of On the . . .

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The Cult Of Implements

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

March 15, 2019

One of the maddening things about Mac/Apple blogs, if not the entire tech space, is the time spent writing about what tools you use for work. At a certain point it completely overshadows what work gets done.

Though pen and stationary collectors have the same battle. We’re all writing about the things that we like, but how much of . . .

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Book Review: Crows, Papa New Guinea, And Crows by David Thorne

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

March 08, 2019

David Thorne is probably known to most of the internet as the guy who does fake email chains. His most famous meme was a run where someone was asking a graphic designer to make a free missing cat poster. If you liked that, you will likely enjoy his books.

Crows, Paupa New Guinea, and Boats is Thorne’s newest book, featuring some . . .

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