Dan Beeston is

Brushing Off Invisible Spiders

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    1 week ago

    I'm trying to shift a few kilos that have accrued over the last eight years. I've never had much success before so this time I'm going in with both hands.

    No more going back for seconds. Mindful desserts. At least some exercise.

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    2 weeks ago

    Most of the pleasure in my life seems to come from looking forward to things being over.

    I'm more glad for work being over for the year than holidays to have begun. I'm pleased I went to a party and it went well while spending the party looking forward to going home. I enjoy having watched a TV series more than actually watching it.

    I need to adopt a more hedonistic attitude.

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    1 month ago

    People are arguing over design tools in the world of website design. I can't imagine this sort of passion occurring among tradies but perhaps there are flare-ups over whether Makita is better than Ryobi.

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    1 month 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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    2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago

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

  • January

    • CrackerJack

      I love a good underdog sports movie. This one about lawn bowls is one of my favs.
    • Doctor Who: Rev of the Daleks

      As disappointing as ever.
    • Pikmin 3 Deluxe

      There's something so zen-like about these games. So nice to revisit the universe.
    • The Watch

      I leaned into the massive changes they had planned and I'm into it. Looking forward to the next ep.
  • December

    • A Moody Christmas

      Australian Cringe-Comedy. Good performances and great to watch.
    • Dark

      Binged the final season. I really got into this complicated mystery.
    • Factorio

      Industrial Revolution 2 mod was released. I'm in heaven.
    • Link to the Past

      The original SNES Zelda but on my old GBA
    • Mario Kart 7

      It's like putting on old shoes. Very comfortable but not as satisfying as brand new shoes.
    • Quake 2

      Yes, that's right. QUAKE 2! 800x600 the way it was meant to be.
    • We Happy Few

      Nice style and tone but plays like a dog. Gave up almost immediately.
    • Zelda: Link Between Worlds

      Holy Cow! What a nostalgia button.
    • iZombie S2

      I like the procedural elements. The arc, less so.
  • November

    • Connected

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

      Still watching.
    • Emily in Paris

      Tried to watch this to make fun of it but it's so lackluster. I feel dumber for having watched the pilot.
    • 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.
    • Spectre

      Latest James Bond. Ticked every box. Great fun.
    • Stick it to the Man

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

      A bit too low-brow for me.
    • 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.