The Jarbochov Stratagem

Living in the gray.


  • Smash Bros. amiibo


    I’m still surprised in 2023 that Nintendo is still releasing amiibo for some of the biggest games, and that every Super Smash Bros. character will have an amiibo as well. They may not have much functionality these days (never forget Mario Maker for the Wii U), but they sure are neat. ➡️

  • On Reddit


    I just wanted to post real quick about what’s going on with Reddit. You can catchup here: API pricing protests caused Reddit to crash for 3 hours | Ars Technica For all the faults of Reddit and there are quite a few1, Reddit was one of the first places I discovered where my weird brain… ➡️

  • Twitter


    With Twitter’s possible inevitable collapse, I find myself wanting to go back to the blog. You know, before the whole microblog. Twitter was never perfect and maybe it can and will be better. Time will only tell. RSS never died. Podcasting and feed readers still power the truly democratized web envisioned decades ago. Newsletters are… ➡️

  • 📁,

    It’s been a while since I just did a normal blog post. My Roundup fame has taken me to new heights of internet content producing. I have moved the roundups to their own section with the intent that this may encourage me to post other types of things. Such as more frequent smaller things like… ➡️

  • My Top Music 2020


    Man, a lot of people use Spotify. Until they allow me to upload my own music (like Apple Music does) it’s never meant to be. You can’t play the Donkey Kong Land soundtrack on Spotify. (And before someone busts in here telling me about the local files option… yeah I know, it’s dumb. I’m talkin’… ➡️

  • Fall Colors


    Autumn is generally not one of my favorite seasons. But I’ll have to say with everything going on in 2020, I am welcoming it with open arms with its cool nights, and beautiful colors. I should probably go somewhere this weekend to capture the peak colors before they are gone. ➡️

  • Pikmin Short Movies


    These were originally released in 2014 as paid downloads for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. I of course bought them on both platforms. This was after Pikmin 3 launched on the Wii U. I love these shorts. They were storyboarded by Miyamoto and made me really wonder why Nintendo hasn’t pursued using their characters… ➡️

  • A Sad Small Story


    Yesterday evening after finishing dinner, I stood up and looked out my dining room window. Along the edge of our property there was a man kneeling and digging with hand tools near a large tree. I was curious1. Why was this man digging? He continued for several minutes and was digging along the roots in… ➡️

  • Facebook Buys Giphy


    If you would have told me in 2005 that GIFs would be huge, I would have laughed at you. Absolutely absurd. GIFs were the bane of personal websites in the late 90s and early 2000s. But as media has evolved, bandwidth increased, and now we all have mini-computers in our pockets, GIFs have been an… ➡️

  • Games I’m Excited For in 2019


    2019 is shaping up to be loaded with games. Here’s what I’m looking forward to this year. Presented in no particular order. Katana Zero Killer Queen Black Samurai Gunn 2 Super Mario Maker 2 Link’s Awakening Cadence of Hyrule Shovel Knight: King of Cards Super Meat Boy Forever Mortal Kombat XI Astral Chain Luigi’s Mansion… ➡️