Gardening, Not Architecture – Saboteur

Last night Sarah Saturday of Gardening, Not Architecture, sent out a preview of a new single, "Absence of Me", in a newsletter. It's great.


Hearing the single sent me off to listen to the other G,NA tracks I hadn't played in a long while. After seeing her perform in Halifax years ago, I've enjoyed checking in with her great pop so


There is nothing more perfectly UwU than the Mega Construx Pokémon Pikachu that lives at my desk at work.


There is nothing more perfectly UwU than the Mega Construx Pokémon Pikachu that lives at my desk at work.

O Human Star

O Human Star has been one of the webcomics I read page by page as they come out for years. The current chapter has delivered poignant moments and laid bare the conflicts and character motivations that were driving the story. It's a truly wonderful comic and I'm surprised it hasn't gained a wider readership.



Alastair Sterling was the inventor who sparked the robot revolution. And beca

Game Boy Memories

The Game Boy wasn't the first gaming system I played when I was a kid; the NES, Commodore 64, Vic 20 and a few hand-me-downs came first. It was definitely the most formative and loved while I was growing up. It's been 30 years since it was first released and there are little celebrations happening across the internet.


The Game Boy was the first game system I bo

Visiting Halifax’s Museum of Natural History

Today Tonet and I visited the Museum of Natural History here in Halifax. There were three exhibits I wanted to see before they end.

This Is What I Wish You Knew is a collection of contemporary Indigenous carvings on clay tiles that was stunning.
The tiles presented in this exhibit form part of a tile exposit

Pokemon World Tour

Pokémon World Tour is a fun podcast that explores the locations featured in the Pokémon games. They've covered Kanto and Sinnoh, and are now going through Hoenn. I'm playing through the Hoenn region in Pokémon Ruby now, so it has been especially interesting to hear their take on spots I've recently played through.

Jake (@jj_mason) & Josh (@LLCoolRunnings) take you on a tour of the world of

Star Soldier

Star Soldier for the NES was one of the first space shooters I played when I was a kid.  I remember it being a flea market find I was thrilled with. It was super tough, but the music, atmosphere and advancement mechanics kept me coming back.





The game is available through Nintendo Switch Online and it's much enhanced by the ability to use save states to

Run 2019.04.16

Halifax is a fairly hilly city, and I've tended to run along the flatter, straighter portions of it when running in the winter. Now I'm back to running up a hill to start my runs when I leave work, and it is slowing me down for now.

Some Murals From Dartmouth

After my run on Saturday I snapped some photos of some of the weird and delightful murals along the Dartmouth waterfront.

Run 2019.04.13

This morning I ran the first training mission for the next Zombies, Run! virtual race, Train to Oban. I have a strong appreciation of trains, so it's fun to have missions involving them.

Tobu Tobu Girl

Tobu Tobu Girl is a tough and charming Game Boy game released in 2017 and the team behind it is now kickstarting Tobu Tobu Girl Deluxe, a Game Boy Color physical release. The original Game Boy release is available as a free download in .gb rom format and the deluxe version will be delivered in the same way later this year.

Your cat is floating into the atmosphere a

Silversun Pickups – It Doesn’t Matter Why

The new Silversun Pickups single has the band in fine form and the video for the song has wonderfully weird choreography and movement.



Lunumbra’s Pokémon TCG Art Alters

For the past month I've been getting back into the Pokémon TCG casually, playing mostly on the TCGO. The art on the cards is a big appeal for me, so learning about Lunumbra's card alters was exciting. Lunumbra takes the boxed off, small art pieces on the cards and expands them to fill the entire card, matching art style and making beautifu


The third novella from Cory Doctorow's Radicalized collection is the title story and it's a standout. The story is built around people facing the terrible reality of for-profit health care and does a superb job of demonstrating how the causes of radicalization can be completely relatable. It's a great snapshot of how online communities can grow and evo

“All That Is Solid”

This week's episode of StarShipSofa features a reading of Chris Barnham's "All That Is Solid". It's a touching, compelling story centered around a benevolent A.I.
“What’s that, Rosie?”

“Karl Marx,” I say. “All that is solid melts into air.”

Ricky pulls back and looks at me. “I don’t know what you mean, Rosie. Have you read Ma

Run – 2019.04.02

Today I ran down a street light-clogged route as I worked to rebuild my running habits. I usually try to avoid lights as much as I can because they slow down my run significantly, but today wanted to shake things up. What always shocks me is that even with the lights I routinely see drivers running lights with impunity. I'll keep dreaming of a car-free peninsula.

North End Murals

Along the route I take when running through the North End of Halifax there are some wonderful murals.

Run – 2019.03.30

This afternoon I enjoyed my first run in a while. The weather here is slowing getting to be more like Spring, so I'm hoping to get back to daily runs.

I'm re-running season 3 of Zombies, Run! ahead of the Spring 2019 Virtual Race at the end of next month and season 8 likely coming not long after that.

Lissie – Dreams

Lissie just released a video for her incredible cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams". She had previously covered "Go Your Own Way" and has a voice that rivals Stevie Nicks. Here the stripped down arrangement makes her vocals prominent and affecting.



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