I recently finished Cory Doctorow’s latest novel, Red Team Blues. His early writing was hugely influential for me, but most of his recent work has been YA. I appreciate that Red Team Blues is more of a return to form. It’s a fast, easy, read set squarely in modern Silicon Valley/San Francisco/Tech culture with all the criticism of same you’d expect from Doctorow.
I had fun playing with Rooms.xyz this week. It’s a fun mix of little worlds, micro-platformers, etc where you can easily share and remix assets. And it uses Lua under the hood for scripting — same as Playdate — so I might try my hand at building something in the next few weeks.