Reading with the kids: Lassie Come-Home and The Famous Five

My oldest kid is an avid reader: she reads at school obviously, but also in the evening after school, and under the covers at night :). I try to encourage that as much as I can.


Adri and I have been playing a lot of Wingspan in the past few weeks. After more than 15 games, here is my take on the game.

Overview of the game

Lost Cities

After Schotten Totten, we got to play Lost Cities.

On Repeat Today: Ghostwriter, RJD2

This is just some great sampling! What more do you need?

Mention other ActivityPub users right inside your WordPress blog!

If you’re actively blogging on WordPress and have been playing with Mastodon et al. in the past few months, you probably came across the ActivityPub plugin for WordPress.

The plugin implements the ActivityPub protocol for your site. It allows others to follow your blog from their Mastodon / Pleroma / GoToSocial account. If they reply to one of your blog’s posts there, their reply will be posted as a comment on your blog.

This is already pretty neat! But starting today with the release of version 0.16.1 of the plugin, you can even mention other ActivityPub users in your posts. When you hit Publish, they’ll be notified of your post inside their client of choice.

Looking for cooperative game recommendations

Do you play games with your significant other? Do you have recommendations for us?

La Guerre des moutons

“La Guerre des moutons”, orĀ “Wooly Wars”, is way more fun than it has any right to be!

The drawings are cute, the game is funny, you can build nice little fields and villages. It’s also a very strategic game! You have to strategize to get as many tiles in your hand as possible, plan your endgame, stop your opponents from closing big fields, all the while building pretty things!

We borrowed that game from the local library, but we may actually buy our own now. I’d definitely recommend it.

If you know of similar tile games that you’d recommend, let me know. I think we may try Carcassonne soon.

Is building a diverse Fediverse possible?

I should start with a warning: I’m new to this and learning as I go. These are my feelings as I discover this new (to me) part of the Internet.

When I joined the Fediverse a few weeks ago, I took it as an opportunity to expand my social bubble. Instead of only looking for the people I previously followed on Twitter, I started following new people to learn new things.

This is changing as more and more people join, but the Fediverse is still a bubble, or a group of interlinked bubbles. This time however, it’s not just WordPress professionals for me. :) I started following people from different circles; folks talking about the IndieWeb, the Fediverse itself, and by extension Mastodon.

In theory, the Fediverse is a great idea. As a supporter of the open web, I love the idea of a web of small independent servers talking to each other.

In practice, it seems to present some unique challenges.

On Repeat Today: Insomniac Olympics, Blockhead

Back to Blockhead after a few years hiatus. Somehow it fell off my recommended lists even though I’ve listened to a lot of their albums on repeat over the years.

Lucky for me, my oldest kid is now building her own recommended songs list, sometimes based off tracks I made her discover. She got Blockhead recommended to her after listening to You Wish, Nightmares on Wax. That itself is a great On-Repeat track, for another day :)


We finished our first “Unlock” game box tonight!

Unlock - Timeless Adventures game box, seen from the top

We struggled a lot with the first game, it was really frustrating. Luckily, there are 3 games per box (3 escape-game type adventures) and the two other games were a lot more fun to play.