My Current Media Diet - January 2019
In the vein of the wonderful and prolific Jason Kottke, I’d like to start sharing my current media diet on my blog. I’m not going to keep track of everything I read, watch, or listen to, but I do think a general review of what I’m consuming would be interesting to others and myself in the future.
I’m slow on movie intake these days, but we did take the whole family to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and I throughly enjoyed it. Very funny, the art direction was amazing, and loved the focus on Miles. I can’t wait for the many sequels. I think Sony as finally done something interesting with their Spider-Man license. (To be fair, 2004’s Spider-Man 2 was pretty good, but that whole trilogy has been hopelessly tainted by the atrocious Spider-Man 3)
Outside of “The Office” reruns, I have watched half of the third season of “Daredevil” on Netflix but stalled out over the holidays and then watched the entirety of “Bodyguard” which was really awesome. Best show I’ve watched in a while.
I beat Far Cry 4 in early December and moved in to Spider-Man on the PS4. On mobile, I’m playing a lot of Alto’s Odyssey while waiting in line or while watching TV.
My usual weekly roster applies:
- Accidental Tech Podcast
- The Daily
- The Daily 202’s Big Idea
- Defend Your Movie
- How Did This Get Made
- This Week in Google
- The Talk Show (depending on the guest)
Current Go-To Spotify Playlists or Albums:
Every day there’s a new post on Reddit / Hacker News / Twitter / Bloop / Slammy / Buzzfeed about how some thing that we all loved has a nice round birthday and today it was “Hackers”. The cult class is 20 years old. Crazy. I’ve probably watched that movie 100+ times over the last 20 years.Read more
I posted this on Mastodon, but I figured I would cross-post it here as well. I wonder if we’re headed for a weird place with the #Apple Blogosphere (AKA the Apple Blog Mafia). All of the main players are talking about Vision Pro all the time and saying things like “I lose track of time in here!Read more
I’ve built a lot of stuff for my home office over the last few years of working from home, but my current favorite is something so simple: A custom rolling whiteboard A couple of weeks ago I gave myself a Saturday challenge to take my existing old whiteboard and build a rolling stand for it only with materials I had in my workshop.Read more