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🎮 This is a fun, super-smart review of Outriders, a game I’ve had a good time with the past couple of weekends. It’s on Game Pass, XBox micro.friends!

Calling R specifically and data folks in general: anybody using the M1 routinely with a broad analytics/data sci set of tools now? Things look pretty promising but I wonder if the day to day still relies on too much fiddling in/out of Rosetta to feel effective.

Today I dusted off my latest video game hobby project, ArmoreR, my Destiny 2 armor stats profiler, and finished some improvements that have been on my list. I haven’t been motivated to dig back into it for a while partly because I just … didn’t feel like it … and partly because I had hit a point of complexity with it that made it hard to approach again. But I had a really nice time catching up with just how it works and then gradually identifying and implementing the improvements I wanted to make.

It’s a great time to hop into the Friends at the Table real-play RPG podcast. They just started a new season in a fallen, spooky and cursed world, after some great worldbuilding episodes. Check it out!

Just remembered how to reorder factors for a ggplot2 panel without looking it up, AMA.

Screenshot showing several exercises I tried out Hevy to track my workout for the first time this morning. Nice app — really flexible and easy to track with. Apparently it has some good watch functionality too.

A greeting card showing two tiny armed dinosaurs trying to hug May you all find someone who shares your taste in surprise, just-because greeting cards the way my wife and I do. And, if you can reach them, don’t let go.

A ripply lake with pine trees on the horizon and scattered clouds above. In the far distance is a tall peak. I got out on the lake for my first quick paddle-around of the year. It was a warm and slightly breezy afternoon and a nice 30-minute session was just right.

an orange cappuccino mug on a concrete step, beside a notebook and a grey and orange pen After a busy morning on this day off – completing my taxes then getting through a challenging workout – coffee on the front porch was just right. It’s spring here, and today was warm and a bit breezy, a welcome change from late-season cold and snowy weather just a week ago.

Can confirm that getting into cool mechanical keyboards has made me at least 60% more productive, where productivity is measured in talking about mechanical keyboards in unrelated settings.