Hearthstone Deck Tracker

Decoupled from socialy-networky things, the Hearthstone Deck Tracker is a straightforward tool to use (after a bit of fiddling at the start). It’s available for Windows and Mac so go get it.

Hearthstone Deck Tracker

 

There are plenty of plugins to choose from, too. My only hard recommendation is Hearthstone Replays, which has made it possible to study my games and figure out where everything went horribly wrong.

Hearthstone Replays

Catching Mice!

I will admit this video of CG mice suffers a bit from the uncanny valley problem, but this is still exhilarating fun. The color contrast is quite pleasing and it’s over right before you are about to be tired of it. Well done, TV BINI.

TV BINI – Videos for Cats

Cat Ipsum

How many times has this happened to you? You need dummy-text for your design project, but you’re tired of the same old lorem ipsum text.

Fortunately, there’s Cat Ipsum, the lorem ipsum text generator for busy design workers who need more cat. For example:

Meow all night kitty ipsum dolor sit amet, shed everywhere shed everywhere stretching attack your ankles chase the red dot, hairball run catnip eat the grass sniff so pet right here, no not there, here, no fool, right here that other cat smells funny you should really give me all the treats because i smell the best and omg you finally got the right spot and i love you right now.

And so forth. I’ll admit this is a very particular resource, but I’m kinda weird. And also a cat.

Cat Ipsum Text Generator

Card Cat: Cat on a Frozen Throne

Here is Card Cat Episode 2, wherein I show you the highlights from opening Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs.

Btw, I spent no real money. So if you want to check out what it’s like for us normal Hearthstone players, this is as close as you are going to get. Sort of…

Nicky Case

This is one excellent internet app creator. Each of his works is part game, part social commentary. And man, what a commentary. I could waste your time with fancy words or I could just point at this:

Nicky prompts plenty of questions about the world. The question of where this tech leads is worth asking in difficult times.

Homepage of Nicky Case

 

And check out this great talk:

The Katering Show

The Katering Show is to cooking shows as Archer is to actual spycraft. There are a few superficial resemblances, but that’s about it.

Kate McLennan & Kate McCartney are the hosts of this Australian cooking web-series. In it, a food intolerant (Kate) is being helped by an intolerable foodie (other Kate). There’s sharp timing and folks who clearly understand the design aesthetic and video-techniques of cooking shows.

And there are few enough episodes that you can basically watch the whole collection in a sitting. This humor gets where it needs to go at great speed. These ladies are not wasting your time so I won’t.

Also, fun fact: I have about as many food intolerances as Kate.

The Katering Show on YouTube

 

The Katering Show: Season 1

 

The Katering Show: Seasoning 2

Earthling Cinema

Garyx Wormuloid is a movie reviewer who synopsizes a film and then extracts its essential themes for easy digestion. Among his species, eating is a pornographic act, so perhaps I should rephrase that.

These reviews are helped by such an outsider perspective. Should his species ever conquer the earth, I have some creative ideas about human management.

The following is an excellent example of his craft.

Earthling Cinema on YouTube

Card Cat: Home Invasion

Here is Card Cat episode 1, wherein I visit the home of a well-known streamer in order to play some Hearthstone. Here are my two best games from a recent Hunter arena run.

Ommwriter


Ommwriter
is an essential writing tool. When I want the world to melt away so there’s only me and my words, this is the tool I use.

For instance:

With the PC version (DANA) here are the only things you can do:

  • Choose from three text styles: Serif, Sans Serif, and Script
  • Change the size of the overall text
  • Choose from 8 background images that are easy on the eyes
  • Choose from 7 ambient music loops (plus muting) that are easy on the ears
  • Choose from 7 keypress sounds (plus muting) that are slight and unobtrusive
  • Save and load documents

That’s it. There are no fonts, formatting, spacing, line color or any other thing. In Ommwriter’s world, those are distractions.

If you’re a Mac user, then you are privileged to use GAIA (not DANA), which is the latest iteration of Ommwriter. It offers some different environmental options. But essentially, it’s the same.

I’ve been using this software for quite a few years now and highly recommend it.

Ommwriter Homepage

 

They ask you to pay what you want, so just name your price. Pretty sweet deal.