• Technology

    Raspberry Pi 400: the $70 desktop PC ↦

    Raspberry Pi 400

    Raspberry Pi has always been a PC company. Inspired by the home computers of the 1980s, our mission is to put affordable, high-performance, programmable computers into the hands of people all over the world. And inspired by these classic PCs, here is Raspberry Pi 400: a complete personal computer, built into a compact keyboard.

    This looks awesome. Interestingly enough, I just recently grabbed a Pi 4 and the matching keyboard and mouse a couple weeks ago but I’d love to pick up one of these 400 units and spin up some kind of side project with it.

  • It’s only Monday and I’m already going through a serious case of imposter syndrome. Between that and everything else happening this week, it’s going to be a long one.

  • Video gamesMicro

    At the recommendation of Dominik Höcht, I’ve started using GG to track the games I’ve played, the ones in my backlog, etc. It’s a great service with apps for iOS and Android, created and maintained by a one-man team. I recommend giving it a look.

  • Postgame

    Mafia: Definitive Edition

    Mafia: Definitive Edition

    While Mafia: Definitive Edition is visually stunning and features some of the more innovative in-world navigational elements I’ve seen in a game of this style, it suffers from issues with controls as well as both enemy and pedestrian AI that hold it back from being a truly amazing remake. The updated story and dialogue go a long way to push the original forward but the game’s length keeps things a little too brief.

    ★★★☆☆

  • Video gamesMicro

    After a few weeks of quarantine, the family and I went to the store and came home with a handful of games we’d missed. My wife grabbed Crash Bandicoot 4 on PS4, and Paper Mario for Switch. I gave in and picked up Avengers or, as my son calls it, “Hulk game”.

  • Design

    Feedbin’s New Logo ↦

    New Feedbin logo

    I love the refinement to the original burger logo as opposed to a completely different take and I think the updated version fits great with the established look and feel of the reader. It’s professional, but fun. Dan Cederholm is one of my favorite designers so this was — to me — a great team-up.

  • Movies

    As MCU actors jump to defend Chris Pratt, fans ask: What about Brie Larson? ↦

    As several actors within the Marvel Cinematic Universe jump to defend Chris Pratt from online criticism, fans want to know: Where were they when their non-white, non-male co-stars received far worse harassment?

    This is a great question.

  • Comic booksMicro

    I grabbed Bog Bodies on sale today through comiXology. I wouldn’t say it’s a scary book but definitely something I’d recommend reading on the lead up to Halloween. I love Gavin Fullerton’s art.

  • Technology Micro

    Looks like we didn’t have to wait long for Reeder 5 after all. The new version is available now for iOS, iPadOS and macOS. Been playing around with it this afternoon and, like the previous versions, I love it.

  • Reeder 5 coming soon

    Reeder 5

    I use Reeder every day to browse RSS feeds and keep up with news. Curious if a new version of the app was on the way, I checked the Reeder website only to discover that, yes, there is indeed a new version arriving “soon”.

    If you’re unfamiliar with Reeder, it’s an app by Silvio Rizzi that lets you follow RSS feeds via several cloud-based services or locally on device. If you’re unfamiliar with RSS, you should read this.

    The beauty of Reeder is just that: it’s a gorgeous, simple-to-use app that feels largely native on the iPhone, iPad, and macOS, and it integrates with several of the more popular read later services to keep your content organized.

    I’m really excited to see what Rizzi has in store for version 5.