A Bear That Blogs

Morning Coffee 110: May 20th

Good morning. Writing you from my office. I’m typing on the MacBook, my dad’s editing his next YouTube video next to me, and Rose is sitting on the bean bag behind us, watching Cocomelon. We’re about to start frying fish for lunch. As always, I hope this letter finds you well.

Table of Contents

  1. A Bear That Blogs
  2. Gameboy Micro
  3. Screentime

A Bear That Blogs

If you’re looking for a simple way to blog, I recently stumbled on a new platform that seems very easy to use. It’s called Bear. A privacy-first, no-nonsense, super-fast blogging platform. No trackers, no javascript, no stylesheets. Just your words. This is a blogging platform where words matter most.”

I still use Blot, but if I was just starting out today, and didn’t have the custom theme that I’ve been building for a decade now, then I’d probably be using something like Bear.


Gameboy Micro

The RG28XX (I’ll be calling it the Gameboy Micro) is exactly what I was looking for in a handheld device. It’s smaller than both the iPhone and Field Notes, at 2.83-inches, making it very pocketable. It’s tiny (fits in the palm of your hands), runs MinUI (a must have custom OS for retro handhelds), plays landscape instead of vertical, and run every console from the original Nintendo to first PlayStation. This is replacing the Miyoo Mini Plus for me, leaving my gaming devices as RG28XX, Steam Deck OLED, and the PlayStation 5.


Screentime

PPSSPP landed on the iPhone this week. I had a PSP in 2005, right before leaving for the Air Force. I brought that with me through Basic Training and Tech School, until ultimately trading it in for the Xbox 360, when that was released. Now I have those games on my iPhone with PPSSPP. Retroarch was released this week as well, but it’s much more complicated to use. I recommend sticking to Delta and PPSSPP for now.

I spent most gaming time this week playing Starfield. The process of getting my save from Xbox to Steam could be an entire newsletter on its own. I’ve been playing on the Steam Deck with a few mods that improve quality of life (along with the big new update that was just released).

Dune: Prophecy, Undisputed and College Football 25 were three trailers that were worth checking out this week.


Previously

Last week I wrote about Kendrick v Drake. A week before that, I showed off my homemade arcade setup. Delta released a month ago. Still one of the coolest apps on my phone.

  1. Kendrick v Drake
  2. A Home Arcade
  3. An Obstacle Course
  4. Delta Is Here
  5. The Sequential Life

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Made 100 coffees in a row. Made a gaming page with a 1989 photo of me. Released two books on Amazon. Celebrating Rose turning two. Working from home for a big company. Writing a newsletter every Monday morning. Last updated: March 7th, 2024.

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