Andy Nicolaides

Outside of my day job I like to blog, take photos, and play games. You can find out more about me on my profile. 
November 29, 2023

Monokai Inspired Mona Theme

Hey, World 👋 I've enjoyed the Monokai colour scheme for a while and it was the inspiration for the colours used on this blog. Well, the dark mode at least, though I use slightly bolder versions. I think it's safe to say it’s an acquired taste, and I have a feeling it might be a bit of a 'love it or hate it' kind of situation. Whilst Iv...
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November 19, 2023

A Look At Artifact

Hey, World 👋 There’s been a bit of an influx of news aggregators and feed manager type apps recently. One in particular I hear a lot about is Matter. At its heart it’s a read-later app, but it also does a lot of work to help you curate a feed of content you’re interested in. Whilst I gave Matter a go, it never quite stuck with me. A si...
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November 19, 2023

My Default Apps

Hey, World 👋 My blogging in 2023 has been essentially non-existent, but if there’s one thing that will take me out of my self-imposed isolation it’s a good blogging trend. So, when I saw the default apps Inspired by Hemispheric Views 097 - Duel of the Defaults!, I couldn’t resist. Well, that’s a lie actually. I did resist for some time...
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October 7, 2023

Dear Reader - Apple Arcade’s Hidden Gem

Hey World 👋 A long time ago I had the crazy idea of trying to write a daily review of every Apple Arcade game. I think I made it about six days before burning myself out. Whilst I don’t think it’s going to be viable to review then all I was keen to highlight some of the real gems, hidden or otherwise, of this great service. The first g...
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October 2, 2023

The Denties - 2022

Hey World 👋 I started The Denties last year as my answer to Michael Scott's Dundies, and Upgrades Upgradies. In keeping with the new festive tradition, I've compiled a list of my favourite things from 2022. So, let’s get right on with it shall we? Film of the year The Batman To be completely honest with you, I had to check IMDB for fil...
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October 1, 2023

Where I’ve Been

Hey World 👋 Manton Reece, posting on his blog recently posted a short post about the places he’s visited in the past. This idea was then picked up by a lot of the excellent community so I thought I’d get in on some of the action as well. It’s always interesting to look back on things you’ve done in the past. • 🏴 England (whe...
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April 10, 2023

Micro Review - Alan Wake

Hey World 👋 A very large part of my gaming time is spent playing competitive games such as Call of Duty, Overwatch 2 or Hunt: Showdown. Whilst I love these games, I also feel like I'm missing out on a lot of great single player experiences. A year or so ago I binged the entire Resident Evil series and really enjoyed breaking up the som...
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