Category: Library

  • Recently: June 2021

    Previous: May 2021. The second quarter of 2021 is over, and it was an intense one at work. I’ve been working on some features for WordPress 5.8. It’s a packed version by my standards and those of many others. It will be published in a few days, and I’m excited to see it in the […]

  • Matriarcas

    Brillantes activistas da vida cotiá.

  • Grupo de lectura de Scórpio

    Comparto unha nota que me enviaron para difundir esta iniciativa. A Asociación Carballo Vivo de Friol organiza un grupo de lectura virtual de Scórpio, novela de Ricardo Carvalho Calero, autor homenaxeado nas Letras Galegas 2020. Continúa así coa iniciativa Desconfinamos a obra de Carvalho na que tamén participa Modelo Burela. O prazo de inscripción estará […]

  • Catan

    Catan, formerly known as The Settlers of Catan, is a game designed by Klaus Teuber and released in 1995. This year marks its 25th anniversary, a good time to resume playing. It’s one of the classic Eurogames and has become a franchise with many extensions and related games. At the time of writing, it sits […]

  • Azul

    Azul is the 2018 Spiel des Jahres winner, among a long list of many other prizes. It sits second in the BGG family games ranking after only two years since the release. The artwork doesn’t dissapoint. The board materials are very well designed and look durable — nice touch: it includes a linen bag for […]

  • CuBirds

    I stumbled upon CuBirds while I was looking for something light and fun for two people to play. It was the beautiful artwork that picked my interest first, the cubic art is so cute! It was created by Stefan Alexander, an electrical engineer working on wearables for whom board games design is a side gig. […]

  • Sushi Go!

    I’m starting a new section on this blog to talk about games. The first entry is for the card game that was more present in my family during this past holidays: Sushi Go! by Phil Walker-Harding. Sushi Go! is the prototype of a party game for everyone: easy to learn, prone to quick turns with […]

  • How I learned the NATO Phonetic Alphabet

    Did it ever happen to you that during a phone call you had to spell something? An airline code, an email, an invoice number, etc. At those situations, I always regretted not having learned the NATO phonetic alphabet. Flash forward to September 2019: I found myself in a talk about learning and memory techniques during […]

  • The magician’s assistant

    Review of Ann Patchett’s book, the Reading Club assignment for January 2019.

  • Forest Dark

    Review of Nicole Krauss’ book, the Reading Club assignment for January 2019.

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