I'm bummed to learn that USGamer has shut down. I'm so grateful for their thoughtful, personal writing about videogames, and I hope the writers and editors all find good jobs soon.
The USG team elevated creators, told compelling stories, and created a welcoming space in a subculture that too often tells people they don't belong.
It's up to us to continue this work. The soul still burns, and the fight for everlasting peace goes on.
Random gadget prediction: I think 2021 will be the year that inexpensive noise cancelling headphones get really good.
The Wyze Headphones sound promising, and Soundcore's "#audioescape" campaign seems like a teaser for a new model in their line of noise cancelling cans.
Digging into this book, a super thoughtful Christmas gift from Colleen.
The book itself is from 2016, but the #platformcoop movement seems more vital than ever.
Dog racing (happy ending, though)
A guy stopped me while I was out walking Finn, our greyhound. The guy asked me if I wanted a greyhound hat. I asked, "A hat for greyhounds? A hat with a greyhound on it?"
The guy told me he worked at a local greyhound track for 30 years. He got a hat out of the back of his car and handed it to me. The hat says "Palm Beach Kennel Club" and has a picture of a greyhound with a muzzle.
I gave the hat to Finn. It's great for tug of war.
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