The Boots Theory of Socioeconomic Unfairness is a brilliant piece of writing in Terry Pratchett’s Men at Arms that does a great job of illustrating how it’s expensive to be poor. Siderea’s The Vimes Boots Theory: Further Reflections
has the theory in full, and dives deeper into some of the many ways that the more you have, the easier it is to get and keep more.
Magic: The Gathering is a fantasy card game that took up a lot of my early teenage years, and remains a temptation now. Whether you know Magic or not, Duncan A Sabien’s How the ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Color Wheel Explains Humanity
takes a look at “personality types” in the context of one of the game concepts. There’s a lot of tedious corporate-sponsored pseudoscience out there, but this was a fun read that doesn’t take itself too seriously, while providing an interesting model and perspective.
I got myself a new keyboard recently - a second Ergodox for travel / office use. I’m quite an Ergodox fan
- I’m typing this on the first one I bought a few years back - and if you ever get a chance to try one, I’d recommend it. I still don’t make much use of the thumb cluster, but the split grid-shaped (“ortholinear”) layout feels really nice.
Finally (maybe skip this if you’re eating) Greg McKenzie’s list of Woodlice Recipes
was, well, enlightening…!