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Gaming during lockdown – some thoughts and recommendations

“This is completely unprecedented, so we gotta take advantage of the times. I doubt we will have another opportunity to do this.”

This is me talking to my three friends on Discord as we were making waves through the Snowrunner campaign. If there was one silver lining in last year’s pandemic, the work from home shift gave me more time to spend finishing my Steam backlog. In the past, long single player RPG’s would be the thing. Huge thanks to games like Deus Ex, Witcher 3, Dying Light, and the Yakuza series for keeping me company throughout the years. I didn’t have a lot of time to play back then as Manila traffic automatically took away at least 3 hours of my time daily.

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2020 Edition: Must Have Tech For Your Home

The tech industry grows at an exponential rate. Although it is something that was predicted, we didn’t think it would be as advanced as it is now in 2020. With it being a strange year, and mainly stuck at home due to the global pandemic and local lockdown rules, many have found it to be a good time to upgrade their living spaces and start to become a smart home. Although many believe that this is an expensive task, it is now more affordable than ever due to the flooded market and we have summarised some of the best bits of tech for your house.

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Review: Pure Fresh Electric Grinder

This is by far the most affordable and portable coffee grinder that can yield consistent espresso grind.

I’ve been a fan of the Breville Smart Grinder for more than two years and I’ve been rather happy with it. For home use it’s perfect. Being my primary grinder, especially in these times of pandemic, I do get paranoid with the wear and tear. It’s an appliance, for one thing so the parts are proprietary. Don’t get me wrong — the only issues I have had with it was clumping due to the heated burrs. These times of pandemic however — I can live without an espresso machine but not a grinder. Freshly ground beans are way more important than the coffee method.

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All version of All I Need by Jacob Collier (and covers!)

Jacob Collier is the musician’s musician. It’s not because he has four Grammy awards. It’s because he’s this new generation’s gift to music. He’s the musical genius of the 21st century.

Just look at all these versions of Jacob Collier together with Mahalia and Ty Dolla $ign.

This is from June 2020’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert (at home)
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My friend Adel

A short tribute to my dear friend, Adel Gabot, who passed away last March 25, 2020.