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Weeklog for Week 17: April 22 to April 28


Worked in the garden, ordered many parts for some projects.


Libraries, programming, etc


  • Rutherford and Fry's Complete Guide to Absolutely Everything: it's ok, I guess.
  • Rainbow's End by Vernor Vinge: damn, this is spot-on sci-fi, but so strenuous to read. It does have a handful of handwaved plot-holes, like why is Lena so interested in Robert all of a sudden, but if you can overlook those, it's great.
  • The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins: it's fantasy, of a certain kind, and an easy readI read this on the way back from the office and was surprised when suddenly everyone got off the train. We had reached the final station.. The only thing that's bad is keeping two books with young girls leading apart from each other.


  • Factorio
  • Universal Paperclips: Some games have good graphics. Some have an interesting story. Some have great gameplay. And some don't have any of that, and once you realise that, it's time to stop playing.
  • Cell to Singularity - Evolution Never Ends: this was sort-of recommended by a friend, but I can't see myself playing more of it.
  • Firmament: I bought this as a VR title, but played it without. It's a Myst-like puzzle game that tries to be all clever and mysterious, but I feel it isn't.
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: It's an interactive movie! Or, as close as you get to one. And that's not really a bad thing: it's cineatic, it's exciting, it has a story with real characters. I enjoy this very much. 8.5/10


  • Industria (free from EGS)
  • Terraformers (from Humble)
  • The Callisto Protocol (from Humble)

Other media

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