Newsletter Issue: Tidbits by Tim #1

This is the first ever edition of my Tidbits by Tim Newsletter. I am in the habit of sending people links with interesting stuff and have decided to make that a bit more efficient. Hence this newsletter.

In this very first issue you will find:


💸A Budget Tool

🍺Something about homebrewing beer.



Cory Doctorow is probably one of my favourite writers. He writes fun novels that tackle issues around technology. He writes a yearly list of books he reviewed, that I higly recommend reading. It’s a mix of fiction and none-fiction and contains a lot of interesting reading material.

All the books I reviewed in 2021. Plus one I published! | by Cory Doctorow | Dec, 2021 | Medium
All the books I reviewed in 2021. Plus one I published! | by Cory Doctorow | Dec, 2021 |
This is more-or-less my last blogging day of 2021 (I may sneak a post or two in before the New Year, but I might not), so it’s time for my annual roundup of my book reviews from the year gone by…



I have been looking for an interesting tool to budget my money for a while. Lunch Money is the first I really connected with, as in it being fun to use. I will dive into it a bit more and review it on the blog in a few days.

Lunch Money | Delightfully simple personal finance & budgeting
Lunch Money | Delightfully simple personal finance &
Lunch Money is a budgeting app with multi currency & cryptocurrency support for the modern day spender. Meet your biggest cheerleader in personal finances!



I have been brewing my own beer for about a year now. It is a lot of fun and I have been very happy with the results so far. If you want to try it without the investment in equipment, try the upcoming game Brewmaster. It has all the fun of brewing, minus the beer and the hangover.

Brewmaster: Beer Brewing Simulator on Steam
Brewmaster: Beer Brewing Simulator on
Brew your perfect beer in this relaxing home brewing sim. Use a realistic chemistry simulation to brew hoppy IPAs to creamy stouts. Customise your brewing space, create recipes and label your beer, unlock new equipment and enter competitions. Learn to brew, refine your craft and become a Brewmaster!


Thanks for reading. Write back if you enjoyed it, I really want to learn about making newsletters and that is easier with feedback. See you next week.

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My Favourite Newsletters

Yesterday I wrote a post about Stoop, the place where all my newsletters trickle in during the week, so I can read them on Sunday. Today I want to tell you a bit about my favourite newsletters, or at least those that currently are at the top of my list.

The Marginalian (formerly BrainPickings)

This is the weekly digest of The Marginalian. The website itself is great and quite the rabbit hole for me. I get its articles in my RSS Feed but still receive the digest. It’s a labour of love by Maria Popova and was created to explore what it means to live a decent, inspired, substantive life of purpose and gladness. It’s also an excellent read about things that matter in life and never fails to inspire.

The GameDiscoverCo Newsletter

In my Stoop, there are many gaming newsletters. I want to keep as informed as I can, but none of them is as good as the one by Simon Carless. While many of the games themselves are not that interesting to me, the way this newsletter writes about them is!

Why is this interesting?

I am interested in many things and am always curious. That makes the newsletter Why is this interesting? a perfect addition. As the authors say, it is a daily newsletter for the intellectually omnivorous. Written by Noah Brier and Colin Nagy it is a mix of things they find interesting. In the last week alone I read about basketball, olive oil and fermentation. Not really subjects I would dive into by myself but very interesting nonetheless.

The Society of the Double Dagger

This is a newsletter established by Robin Sloan, author of the novels Sourdough and Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. It comes infrequently but is always thought-provoking and fun to read.

That’s it for today. I read many more newsletters and might tell you about them another time, but for now, this is all.