The same way we discovered that the sedentary lifestyles of the 20th century required us to physically exert ourselves and work our bodies into healthy shape, I believe we’re on the cusp of discovering a similar necessity for our minds. We need to consciously limit our own comforts. We need to force our minds to strain themselves, to work hard for their information, to deprive our attention of the constant stimulation that it craves.
Read a book, read a book, read a motherf*cking book! (You need to watch till the end to understand this.)
We are Limited Run Games, a publisher of limited run physical games for PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. We focus on bringing games that were previously only available in a digital format to a physical medium. We're game collectors and players who fear the prophesied all-digital future. We hope that we're not crazy to think that there are other people like us that still want physical games.
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Morning routines. We all have them. Some are great, others are shit. There are a ton of articles about them. Or YouTube videos. Or podcast episodes. So you probably won't mind when I throw one additional piece of content into the mix.
It may be one of the smaller continents, but what Europe lacks in size, it makes up for in style and variety: luxurious beaches, fields of bluebells, limestone cliffs, and some of the best mountain views on the planet.
20 new places on the bucket list.
It's Monday; you're back in your open space office with your loud colleagues and ringing telephones.
To stay sane, you need three things: Good coffee, noise-cancelling headphones and great music. The first two, you need to procure on your own, but for the music, I got ya covered! Lo-fi Hip Hop on the ChilledCow-channel.
It's live on YouTube 24/7, there is a Spotify-playlist and even a shop if you're too wealthy and you like merch.
It’s yellow. It fits in your pocket. It’s got a beautiful black and white screen. It’s not super cheap, but not super expensive. It includes brand new games from some amazing creators. Plus it has a crank.
I have no need whatsoever for that thing. But I will be sure to cop one if I can get my hands on it.
Oh, and it's so absolutely obvious that this has been designed by Teenage Engineering. I still want an OP-1 and OP-Z even though I'm musically illiterate.
That said, I personally can’t imagine handing over all of my labor to a centralized platform where it’s chopped up and shuffled together with content from countless other sources, only to be exploited at the current whims of the platform owners’ volatile business models.
I understand why people want to publish their work on centralized platforms with some integrated social networks. Publish your writing on Medium or your pictures on Instagram and you get immediate feedback. Likes, comments, reposts.
But what I see from observing other people is that suddenly you start to create content to get these likes, comments and reposts even if you didn't want to create that piece of content in the first place.
This is why I don't have any analytics tracking on this website. I don't know how many people read this blog if anyone at all. I get feedback from time to time through Twitter or email, but that's about it. And I don't think I'd like to have it any other way.
Does what I eat have an effect on climate change?
I'm vegan. So I'm basically better than you. No, really! Vegans are better human beings.
But all jokes aside, if it hasn't been clear before: A plant-based diet is exponentially better for the climate than your steaks with fries.
And if you don't want to believe me, read this (incredibly beautiful) article by the failing1 New York Times.
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It's from the same guy that made Chef's Table. So you know that it's good. Because it is. It's fucking good!
Watch this, as soon as you finished watching the latest Game of Thrones!