Daring Fireball’s John Gruber: So there wasn’t room for Jack Dorsey but there was room for three of his children. I’m not saying Dorsey should’ve gotten a seat, but if you’re not deeply bothered by the fact that Trump is treating the presidency of the United States as a family business, you’re not hooked up right.

Ref: http://daringfireball.net/linked/2016/12/15/trump-tech-execs

Home sick and just watched Star Trek: Beyond. I thought it was a lot of fun, even if it’s less old-Trek cerebral and more action-movie.


The “Sabotage” thing was 100% B.S. Whomever added that should get kicked.

And, man, Abrams loves having big starships near the ground, doesn’t he.

Inspired by Jürgen Mayer I took this quiz about my “boardgaming profile,” despite not being much of a board gamer, just to see. Interesting, I guess.

Not so sure about the games they recommended, though. Lots of co-op card games and a Wild West dungeon crawl. The latter us very much not me, but maybe I’ll look into this a bit more.


This whole article is good, but this bit really jumped out at me.

Intentionally Move Your Hobby Time Away from Accumulating and Towards Doing Instead

When you’re passionate about a particular hobby, it’s easy to fall into the trap of accumulating stuff related to that hobby rather than actually doing things within that hobby.

For example, if you consider yourself an avid tabletop rpg gamer, or boardgamer, “you can often find yourself building up a huge collection rather than actually, say,” playing games.

Same goes for reading books versus “filling bookshelves with to-read purchases.”

This is a reflexive trap that many people fall into as their lives become busy. They begin to get a sense that they don’t have time for hobbies that they once loved, so to fight off that perception, they buy items instead as a substitute for that hobby time.

Here’s a much better approach: schedule blocks of time to actually practice your hobbies. Put them in your calendar first, before other appointments, and actually keep that time sacred.

In other words: Give yourself time to play games if gaming is your passion.

Good stuff.

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