It was a conversation between like minded friends and so the tone of each email was deliriously excited and informal. This is what I think newsletters crave to be.
Sure, this applies to newsletters, but this is just great general writing advice. My worst writing is always the product of over thinking and forgetting about you, the person reading this. I try to write the way I talk, and that just happens naturally when I write to my friend instead of writing to an “audience” (gross).
Hands down one of the nerdiest articles I’ve read, and I loved every minute. This is Build-A-Bear but for lightsabers, and the disturbance in the force we’ll all feel as Star Wars fans get their hands on these will be epic. No pricing was announced, but by now we should expect it to be pricey, c’mon now. Sounds like it’ll be worth it though.
And then they have the audacity to be disappointed at us when we do not meet their unfair and un-agreed-upon expectations of what they consider to be “productive behavior”.
Feeling productive or valuable based on the expectations of others is a slipery slope.
Part of the Galaxy’s Edge panel at Star Wars Celebration revealed this super cool design, which is essentially a collectors item. Not only is the shape of the bottle excellent, you also get the logos in Aurebesh. Details like this are really going to make the experience of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge extraordinary, and Disney does that better than most.
I’ve been trying to take at least one picture a day. Making coffee in the morning always makes for some great photos. If you’re curious to see how I brew coffee with the Chemex, I made a video just for you.
Camera: Sony α7 III
Lens: Sony 50mm ƒ/1.8
Love this idea! This is what I was going for when I made the personal blogs repo, but Brent Simmons’ thoughts are way better.
Another fantastic episode from Science Vs.
Great piece from Matt Birchler. This line made me laugh:
There is a morsel of truth in this article on VentureBeat, but if you told me this was written by Microsoft PR then I’d believe you.
After getting a teaser image last week, this trailer has me even more excited! The story takes place after the destruction of the Jedi temple, and “Order 66” has been executed. I’m excited to see what new additions this game makes to the Star Wars canon, and I can’t wait to play it.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order comes out November 15th.
Fantastic explanation from Rachel Andrew. This line stuck out to me:
We weren’t taking semantic HTML and changing the display method used on it, we were creating a layout structure in HTML then shoving our design into the gaps, shattering it into bits as we did so.
It’s official Episode IX—the last film in the Skywalker saga—is called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That title took me by surprise. The Last Jedi did such a fantastic job making clear this was much more than just one family’s story. But, in the end, Kylo Ren is technically a Skywalker.
Who knows how much of this teaser will end up in the final film, but that slow-mo shot of Rey is nothing short of badass. Who’s laugh do we hear at the end? Sounds like Palpatine to me. There are so many loose ends this film has the responsibility of addressing. I just hope J.J. is able to tie them all up in a satisfying way.
The Rise of Skywalker debuts on December 20th.
Holy crap, it’s actually going to happen. I’m anxious to see if this fixes most of my issues.
Enjoyed this review. Every time I’m about to buy a new Mac, I’m tempted to go with an iMac. In 2019, it may be best to wait.