Dan Beeston is

Brushing Off Invisible Spiders

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    4 hours ago

    This time of year is so draining. In a month I'll be holidaying. But until then it's just 'churn churn churn'.

    I'm looking forward to refreshing myself and maybe getting back into some creative pursuits. Currently though, my free time is going towards consuming video games and TV shows.

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    1 week ago

    I finally uninstalled the clicker game Egg.inc.

    I suddenly realised I don't use boosts because I don't really want to play it for the duration of the boost. So if I don't want to play it... why am I playing it?

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    2 weeks ago

    I'm pretty relieved that Joe Biden won the US election. To be honest, I would have been happy if it had gone to the murder hornets too.

    The bar was pretty low.

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    2 weeks ago

    One of my biggest internal motivators is to not appear to be a hypocrite. It governs every decision in my live and I'm super sensitive to correcting this behavior in myself.

    When someone is a constant and brazen hypocrite it blows my mind. I just can't comprehend how they don't have the same viscural shame that threatens me. The freedom to not care about strongly promoting two conflicting positions absolutely baffles me. I can't understand it at all.

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    2 weeks ago

    I'm looking forward to a time I don't care about American Politics.

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    3 weeks ago

    My life has turned into a pile of to-do lists. Work is pages of them but even my time off is a list of chores plus a list of unresolved hobby projects.

    Add to that the list of unwatched TV shows and movies. The list of podcasts with "new" episodes.

    I feel that on my death bed I'll still be ticking off activities.

    Have catheter inserted ✔︎

    Write final words ✔︎

    Reflect on life ⃞

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    3 weeks ago

    I made a Vindaloo from scratch last night. I'm sure any indian grandmother would chuckle in derision but it sure was nice to wake up to a house filled with the scent of spices and chilli.

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    4 weeks ago

    My bride and I celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary last night by enjoying a degustation meal.

    For a couple who tend to avoid overeating, it was a mostly enjoyable but strange experience. Squeezing in the last mouth-fulls of food when you're already full is traditionally such a hedonistic practice. We celebrate those who challenge themselves to, and can complete ostentatiously big meals.

    I feel like I now have enough food in me to last the week, though I'm sure by 3pm I'll be ready to demolish yet another packet of empty carbs.

  • November

    • Connected

      Goofy pop-science. Pleasant bubble-gum for the mind.
    • Dark

      Still watching.
    • Gato Roboto

      I like the 1-bit art but it hasn't captured me like other metroidvanias.
    • John Mulaney

      The 2 stand up specials on Netflix were a good comedy feast.
    • Satisfactory

      I've returned to this with a more relaxed attitude. Just enjoying building stuff.
    • Schitt's Creek

      Final Series was absolute twaddle. By the finale we were just hate-watching.
    • Snaaak

      A 10 minute game. Clever, joyous and doesn't outstay its welcome.
    • Stick it to the Man

      A puzzle platformer that's a bit simple but great visuals and writing.
    • The Queen's Gambit

      50 Fashion, Chess, addiction. This is my bag baby. Really enjoying it.
  • October

    • Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life

      The Wombats
    • DOOM

      Doom was a pretty dumb film with a couple of decent moments. Overall disappointing.
    • Enola Holmes

      Cute teen adventure that kept my interest.
    • Free to a Good Home

      Michael Hing & Ben Jenkins are doing great stuff ATM
    • Green Lantern

      This may be the cheesiest thing I've ever seen. It is... not great.
    • Hidden Folks

      It's monochrome 'Where's Wally' and it's so darn restful.
    • Hob

      In the style of the SNES Zelda game but really beautiful and clever. I am delighted.
    • Moonlighter

      A cross between Zelda and Stardew Valley. It feels a bit grindy.
    • Shadow Complex

      This Metroidvania makes you feel unstoppable. Replaying it felt great.
    • Stick it to the man

      A charming enough puzzle-platformer with wonderful visuals.
  • September

    • Baba is You

      This game hurts my brain. It feels a lot like coding.
    • Dark

      Creepy mystery. Okay so far.
    • Guaca Melee 2

      Great Metroidvania. Very pretty. So much cultural appropriation.
    • Raven On

      They're currently reviewing all the James Bond films.
    • Rule of Threes

      Deconstructing comedy podcast.
    • Schitt's Creek

      Dry humour.
    • Solid State - Jonathan Coulton

      Man I love 'Square Things'.
  • August

    • Factorio

      Version 1 came out and I fell back in.
    • Luigi's Mansion 2

      A bit repetitive but good old Nintendo puzzles.