Sunday, January 1, 2023

A Year of Learning and Building

 

I spent my Christmas holiday in Maine visiting family, and had a little time to decompress and reflect on this past year. This picture is from Wells Beach, and the serene ocean view in this image does not convey the 13-degree temperature of that morning. It was still beautiful, though.  

At this stage of my career, happiness for me is a perfect balance between building and learning in my work. The first half of my 2022 was definitely more learning than building, primarily because I started a new job in February. Learning a new organization, a new team, my place within both, and how I could best contribute has been a challenging and rewarding process (and one that is still ongoing). The second half of the year shifted more into building mode, and I’m incredibly proud of what the team has accomplished. From a content strategy standpoint, we laid a strong foundation, and that puts us in great shape heading into 2023. 

So, even though I felt out of balance at times over this past year, the learning and building evened out in the end. For me, 2023 will be about keeping that balance throughout the year.

Saturday, December 31, 2022

My Steam Recap 2022


I play most of my games on Xbox, but for whatever reason Xbox didn't do one of these recaps that every other platform put together for 2022. As such, my gaming stats for Steam are nothing to write home about this year, but it provides a good baseline to work from for 2023, as these numbers will go up dramatically. Why? Because I recently purchased a Steam Deck, and it has already become my preferred way to plat most games.

I'll write up a separate post about my experience with the Steam Deck so far, but one thing to note is that all of the games shown in the recap above except one (Icarus) have been played primarily on my Steam Deck. 

Of the games listed above, the two I most highly recommend are Signalis and Vampire Survivors. Signalis is an old school survival horror game that harkens back to the original PlayStation days. And Vampire Survivors is a kind of reverse bullet hell game that has to be experienced to be believed. It's incredibly addictive, and if not for Elden Ring, would probably have been my personal game of the year. Trailers for both games are below.

Wishing everyone a good year of gaming in 2023! 


Friday, December 30, 2022

Power Chords Podcast: Track 84 | Our Favorites of 2022

 

In our last episode of 2022 we look back at our favorite albums, songs, concerts, and more from this past year. See you in 2023!

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Thrash It Out Podcast | Vol 6--Track 8: Faith No More


Thrash It Out is back, and this special episode is the "listener's choice" for Volume 6! Lucky for us, the choice was Faith No More's incredible 1992 album, Angel Dust.




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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Power Chords Podcast: Track 83--Ozzy and Megadeth


Opening Act: 
Firewind releasing new album in 2023
Ghost wins Favorite Rock Album at American Music Awards
Megadeth nominated for Grammy
Judas Priest inducted in Rock and Roll HoF
Foreigner calling it quits
Winery Dogs new album coming in February

Ear Candy: 
Ozzy Osbourne - Patient Number 9 (2022) 
Megadeth - The Sick, the Dying, and the Dead (2022)

Six Degrees of Frankie B.

Comin Atcha Live:
Double Vision: The Foreigner Experience

Bonus Track: Black Veil Brides - Savior II 
Off the new EP The Mourning, out now.


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