Alto’s Odyssey

It took a while, but I finally completed Alto‘s Odyssey. It‘s a fun game with a stunning design — in terms of gameplay mechanics and the beauty of the scenery1.


  1. This aspect is what finally kept me playing, although mastering the the higher levels requires skill and patience that is almost beyond me. 

R.I.P. John Watts Young

Ars Technica:

The first chief of the astronaut office, Deke Slayton, had high praise for Young in his autobiography Deke! “John was one of the unsung heroes of the Astronaut Office, a real hardworking guy who did whatever you asked him to, no problems. The only thing that held him back was that he was not comfortable with public speaking; he tended to freeze up and give one-word answers.”

Amazing career, amazing achievements. Somehow, this paragraph resonated the most with me.