I linked to the Kickstarter for the Trove Slim Wallet a while back. I ended up backing the project and after successful funding, I received my Trove a few weeks ago. After having carried an oversized wallet around for the past few years, switching to the Trove was something of a revelation. During the first few days of use, I had to double check that I had it with me since my trouser pockets felt so spacious.
It’s a really great product. For those who missed the Kickstarter, you can read more about the wallet here (it’s up for preorder in the online shop, too).
The other day, someone asked me why I have blog. I didn’t have a straightforward answer, and the question has been bugging me ever since.
I guess, to me, a personal blog is a modern form of self-expressionism — a digital journal, if you will. I can discuss whatever I want, when I want. I can talk about things I like, and the things I dislike. I don’t have to worry about someone editing my thoughts or calling me out on my language. Having a blog is also a way for me to keep practicing writing, an activity I have a love-hate relationship with.
I encourage everyone to try maintaining a journal. It doesn’t have to be online in the form of a blog, and it doesn’t have to be public. It can be as simple as jotting down some thoughts on a piece of paper whenever you feel like it. If you keep at it, I guarantee that you will find joy in such an archive. I often peruse my old posts, both for reference and for my own amusement. I find that collectively, they quite accurately depict my personality. That is in and of itself a good reason to continue.
Sure, it lacks features you expect to see in a modern racing game. But Driveclub excels where it counts: when you are racing. The physics feel spot-on for arcade/simulation hybrid. Driving in at breakneck speeds at night—especially when in cockpit view—is both terrifying and exhilarating, and I can’t think of any other game that does it better.
A simplified explanation that still manages to cover all of the essentials. Highly recommended reading.