Watch, Read, Make
We’re back again with another set of interesting pieces of internet ephemera to watch, read, and make. This week we’ve got a nerdy keyholder, a profile of some insane (but passionate) game designers, and an inspirational video from our friends at CollegeInfoGeek.
Watch: This interview at CollegeInfoGeek, though long, is pretty great. Dallas Moore, who went through community college before striking out on his own, talks about how to start your own business, working with people you like, and making money at interesting work. It’s really, really great for talking about being conscious with your life choices–we talk about it a lot over here, too, but it needs to be repeated: life choices that you make only because you’re expected to do them will not make you happy. When you get a spare chunk of time, watch the interview.
Read: “Where Do Dwarf-Eating Carp Come From?” is a profile of the creators of Dwarf Fortress, an ASCII-style game with some insane mechanics. The whole thing is put together by two brothers working together, and the article is worth a read just to see what an incredible amount of dedication can help you make if you actually follow through with it. Plus, there really are dwarf-eating carp–the article’s worth it for that alone.
Make: The carabiner key, intended for outdoor enthusiasts, seems like a good idea for college students, too. I’m thinking that it would be a good solution to not losing your housekeys while at a party or walking somewhere across campus–I know that’s an issue for several friends of mine who tend to have pockets which lose things. However, I think it’s pretty easy to rig up a carabiner key of your own–just a small carabiner from the hardware store (or an orientation pack, if your school sends them as swag–I know mine does) and a keyring, and you’re good to go.
Let us know in the comments what you’re watching, reading, and making this weekend!