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I am a university researcher interested in games, play and philosophy. I design, analyse and write about games for fun and for a living.

You can find me from the University of Jyväskylä, The Finnish Society for Game Research and games co-operative Expa. I currently work for the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies.

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Laurie Penny is an incredible writer and you should read her story of the 2018 CoinsBank Blockchain Cruise.

https://breakermag.com/trapped-at-sea-with-cryptos-nouveau-riche/

 

Windows 10 warns me that my Windows online account is not secure, because I don't have one.

 

I just updated my phone to a new major Android version. That's 3 years after the phone was first released. Shout out to for keeping it going.

 

Apparently we're soon in a situation where it's Firefox and then all the rest.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-building-chromium-powered-web-browser-windows-10

I don't use Edge, but that is still bad news.

https://css-tricks.com/the-ecological-impact-of-browser-diversity/

 

Apparently Tumblr decided that it's finally time to wither away like all the great social media before them.

https://tumblr.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/231885248-Sensitive-content

 

Adrienne Shaw wrote a great guide on how to do peer review:

https://ideasonfire.net/how-to-peer-review/

 

I just read a post about how https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/ are running on solar power to be more power efficient. I noticed that the system was almost out of power while reading the post and when I tried to go to the front page, it was offline. They weren't kidding!

 

"The ostensibly moral face-off between good and evil is a recent invention that evolved in concert with modern nationalism – and, ultimately, it gives voice to a political vision not an ethical one."

https://aeon.co/essays/why-is-pop-culture-obsessed-with-battles-between-good-and-evil

 

On my way to Bergen today for Nordic DiGRA. Looking forward to all the transgressive game studies (that's the theme this year). https://digranordic2018.w.uib.no/