One of my favourite podcasts is the long running Gamers With Jobs Conference Call. The insightful podcast and mature forums are an important record of videogame fandom spanning over a decade. My friends and I listen to it weekly.
In an attempt to take part in a community I’ve listened to and read for easily 8 years now, I resurrected my old forum account and chose to contribute to the most important thread of the day What is the Best Donut?. Reading through the many suggestions of many donuts I started building a chart in my mind – who doesn’t, right? – and soon I was in Excel tallying up the scores. This lead to the world’s first meaningful donut chart:
I posted and it went down well. So well it got a mention in the 25 October 2017 episode of the podcast GWJ Conference Call Episode 576 (skip to 01:14:10 to hear):
The Main Course
One of the GWJ Conference crew is Sean Sands. He has played a lot of a particular strategy game called Europa Universalis IV. With the hiatus of Five out of Ten and having some free time over Christmas I decided to stretch the old design muscles and make one of my signature, stupidly long infographics.
This wasn’t the first time I made it onto the Gamers with Jobs Conference Call podcast. The first time was cringeworthy and you can listen to Alan and I talk about it in our own podcast.