🎮 I finished playing Horizon Forbidden West. It was my first computer game in years, and probably the first AAA title in decades that I actually watched the end credits for. Usually, I start playing and then eventually stop. (Why should it be any different with video games than with other areas of my life?) I invested over 100 hours into Forbidden West, and whether or not that was a waste of time is for each person to decide, but I had a lot of fun. Over the past two weeks, I used the Playstation Portal. This accessory for the PS5 is essentially just a (pretty good, but unfortunately not OLED) screen with a built-in, very good controller - nothing more and nothing less. It allows me to play on the couch in the living room while my wife watches one of her shows. (My wife doesn't like me playing games on the TV in the living room when she's present.) The Portal suffers from the same weaknesses as Playstation's Remote Play itself: even with very good Wi-Fi coverage and the PS5 connected to the router with a cable (and properly configured), there are regular artifacts, slow downs, and sometimes even stuttering. I really hope that Sony...
What caught my attention in week thirty-seven, 2023
In continuation to week 36, here are a few thoughts and things that caught my attention in week 37, 2023:
📱 In terms of new software, this week has been absolutely quiet. No wonder, the new iPhones and Apple Watches were announced, and iOS/iPadOS 17 and watchOS 10 are coming out tomorrow. These are all things that have been discussed in great detail elsewhere by other people, so I don't need to write about them. I didn't plan to buy any new Apple devices this year, and the new hardware announced makes it easier for me to stick to my plan. However, I did update my iPhone and Apple Watch's OS to the RC versions this week. I'm not sure yet what to make of the new interface concept on the watch, and on the iPhone, only the new interactive widgets from a few already updated apps caught my attention. BTW I never liked the Disney inspired watch faces but the Snoopy one is awesome.
⌨️ Lately, my old Magic Keyboard, which still runs on batteries, has been complaining...
What caught my attention in week thirty-six, 2023
In continuation to week 35, here are a few thoughts and things that caught my attention in week 36, 2023:
🚴♂️ I cycled 170 km and walked 53 km, including 19 km with the dog.
🧊 My son can solve a Rubik's Cube in under 2 minutes. I think when the evenings get longer again, maybe I should start trying this out too: How To Solve The 3x3 Rubik's Cube. I should also relearn knots. Oh, I need a part-time job.
📝 Exporter is a great app to export Apple Notes to markdown or HTML format.
🖥️ Also no current use case for this app yet, but also already saved for later: Spectrolite - Spectrolite is a Mac desktop app by ANEMONE to make colorful 🌈 risograph prints and zines more easily.
🧭 The idea of this app is great, but somehow the subscription price seems too high: Luftlinie - simplifies your journey by showing you the general direction to your destination using a user-friendly compass interface.