Posts from January 2020

Front Pages

I was surprised to find out that the New York Times still lays out their front page using pencil and paper.

Wooden Puzzles

I'm a big fan of jigsaw puzzles, the more intricate the better, and wooden ones are superior. I'm a fan of Liberty Puzzles, Artifact Puzzles and Nervous System (who make the hardest ones, IMO). You can also get custom puzzles from Liberty and Nervous System, which make for great artifacts (and unique gifts).

If you've ever wondered how the London Underground lines got their names, this will tell you. No new non-royalty-named lines in 87 years - we are an unimaginative bunch. Maybe better than Liney McLine Face?

I find armchair treasure hunts pretty compelling in theory, but not enough to have ever tried to take part in one. Reading the solutions to previous puzzles doesn't give me much confidence in even getting started.

AI dungeon is now playable in the browser, so very easy to get started. It's very impressive, but still a very far cry from being fun.

Reading wrap-up

I finished 116 books in 2019, breaking the two-per-week barrier but below my 2017 and 2018 counts (163 & 134 respectively). Highlights were Annalee Newitz’s excellent Future of Another Timeline and Tamsyn Muir’s amazing Gideon the Ninth.

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