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Upgraded to HTC One M8

I upgraded my phone from the original HTC One to the HTC One M8, which was a really clear choice because I just loved the HTC One, but unfortunately this is what mine looked like eventually:

It still works, if you want it for parts!
The M8 is exactly what I was looking for. It feels familiar, like holding a softer edged version of my One that fixes a few of a rare complaints I had, mostly around the purple-tinted sapphire lens camera. This is the first time I have replaced an Android phone without being frustrated by the performance of the previous. My HTC G1 (the first Android phone) and my LG G2 X (the supposed successor flagship) were both great phones when I got them and I still have both, in various levels of “working condition”, but they both showed signs of age as newer and newer applications ran sluggishly or refused to run at all on their dated hardware.
Android hardware skyrocketed for the first few years, but I think we’ve seen it taper off now, and that’s a good thing.
So thes…

Handmade Hero

Handmade hero looks like an amazing project.

If you're a long time game developer, new to it, or develop in some other discipline I think you have to respect the goals Casey has laid out for himself here. Developing an old style game from scratch live every weeknight is both a wonderful personal project and a beautiful piece of art.

Check it out!

Codex Vitae

I've come across Buster Benson's attempt at a Codex Vitae, which he got from Robin Sloan's Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore and I'm hooked. This is an idea that has come to me on its own, and I've made some personal attempts at it. But having a name for it, seeing others pick up the idea, it makes it feel more validated and more real.

I am not sure what form my own Codex Vitae will take. Will it be public or private? Will I update it ad hoc or develop some rules around when and what to update? What topics are on and off the table for it? But I've got literally the rest of my life to figure that out.

A project I can't finish until the moment I die? This is kind of perfect for me.