Archive: Jason Recommends

Weekend Deal: Mount & Blade 75% Off (January 23, 2009)

A great deal on a great game

Mount & Blade (October 5, 2008)

An outstanding new game redefines the fantasy RPG genre

The Big Picture (June 19, 2008)

New Boston Globe blog features incredible large-format news photography

Be Prepared (June 1, 2008)

The best way to survive a crisis is to be prepared before it happens. Here’s some fast, free ways you can do that

Amazon MP3 Downloader Now Available for Linux (March 1, 2008)

Linux users are now first-class customers in Amazon’s groundbreaking DRM-free music store

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum for Europa Universalis 3 (January 20, 2008)

Mod rescues an epic strategy game by fixing its biggest flaw: its ugly graphics

MST3K: It’s Baaaaaack! Well, Close Enough (July 6, 2007)

The driver is either missing, or he’s dead

War Nerd (June 4, 2007)

Gonzo defense journalism

Beyond the Red Line (April 29, 2007)

A cool 100% free space sim. Enjoy!

New Releases: Ubuntu Feisty Fawn and Thunderbird 2.0 (April 19, 2007)

Start your downloaders!

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters (April 14, 2007)

Thumbs up… sort of

TaxACT (April 9, 2007)

Tax software that doesn’t suck

Have You Checked Out the JWM Linkblog? (April 5, 2007)

It occurs to me that it’s been a while since I reminded readers about the Just Well Mixed linkblog. The linkblog is a kind of daily supplement to JWM. Every morning, I scan through the headlines from more than 300 sites and online news outlets. (Thanks to the magic of RSS, this only takes me […]

Das Leben Des Anderen (The Lives of Others) (April 2, 2007)

A great movie from Germany

"12 Byzantine Rulers" (March 13, 2007)

If you’re looking for something to listen to during your commute, and you like history, I highly recommend Lars Brownworth’s excellent “12 Byzantine Rulers” series of podcasted lectures. Mr. Brownworth is a history teacher in New York who developed “12 Byzantine Rulers” as a way to share his love for the history of the later […]

The Radar Report on XMU (October 30, 2006)

Find new music

Give the Gift of a Truckload of Great Movies (October 17, 2006)

For a low, low price. OK, maybe not. But it’s still cool

Books I Love: “A New World” (October 8, 2006)

The conquest of America, from a perspective both sweeping and intimate

Books I Love: “Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles” (September 6, 2006)

A look at a unique story of success and failure

The Best of Just Well Mixed (August 9, 2006)

“Best” being a relative term 🙂

How To Find New Movies You Will Love (May 21, 2006)

Some of you may be wondering why I took the time to write a post beating up on screenwriter Akiva Goldsman for being a consistent generator of cinematic rubbish. Part of the answer is that it annoys me to see someone getting rich by churning out crap. But only part. The bigger factor is that […]

Tango Project (March 12, 2006)

Snazzy new icons for your Linux desktop

Finally, EU3 (February 17, 2006)


Conspiracy of Fools (January 19, 2006)

A Texas morality tale