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Becoming a 1st level ranger 🎲 and sleuthing around 🔎

Two little audio stories from today’s adventures.

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🎲 Let's Make a Hexmap!

I need a hazardous hexmap for a post-apocalyptic science-fantasy-meets-dark-fantasy game I’m developing to play with some friends. I think things like this always end up more interesting when the input of multiple people creates emergent complexity. That’s where you come in! (I’ll make a cleaner version with canonical symbols, once we complete the exercise.) Rules/Steps Reply: you can send a webmention as a reply to this post, reply on micro.

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Being Wise with Readwise

This post is about how I make the best of Readwise.io, a service that works with your notes and highlights to enhance recall, reflection, inspiration, and creation. If you don’t already use Readwise, I highly recommend it! You and I both get a free month with my affiliate code. As you can see, I use Readwise consisently: I will cover: Getting Things In: making all your highlights and notes available Making Highlights and Notes: tips for capture and organizing Getting Things Out: making backups and data available in your notes system Working with Ideas: making the most of your highlights and notes Getting Things In My first principle for Readwise is:

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🔎 First 24 Hours of Trailcam

21 squirrel sightings 7 ring-tailed mini bear sightings, at least 2 raccoons 4 Canada geese sightings, at least 2 geese 4 deer sightings, at least 2 deer 2 river otter sightings? 1 great blue heron sighting 1 coyote sighting 1 platypus sighting 😆

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2021 Recommendations - Listening 🎶🎙

As I mentioned in my 2021 Product & Service Recommendations, I primarily use Plex + Plexamp for listening to music (and Marvis Pro on the go), and track listens in Last.fm. I listen to podcasts in Overcast.fm. I’ll cover a little bit about my listening habits, then share top albums and top podcasts. Music Overview Here’s a rough map of my top genres over the year: If none of those genres are of interest to you, you may just want to skip down to podcasts, otherwise you’re going to be scratching your head (or even recoiling) at a bunch of “weird music”.

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