New Medium Publication

I’ve created a new publication on Medium.com: Books in a Word. I’ve already reworked the reviews of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and Donald Stevenson’s The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant that I previously posted on this blog. I’m working on a review of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials next. I’m also accepting submissions to the publication in …

4 educational resources that’ll change how you see the world

I love learning new things. Now that I’m out of college, I can decide for myself what to learn and when. I’ve taught myself how to use the internet for learning, and have gotten a pretty good grasp on what’s possible. I think that the best lessons are those that not only give you new …

The Internet is a Paradise for Lifelong Learning

Online education isn’t a new thing, but in recent years it has grown in leaps and bounds, both in volume and in quality. This is great for pupils still in school: projects such as Khan Academy build on the traditional school curriculum and support students in finishing their educations. Online resources also offers more tools …

Android Wear: almost there, but not quite

Android Wear is Google’s take on what a smart watch could be. Whereas Apple’s smart watch won’t come out until early next year, the first watches running Android Wear started appearing last summer. Unfortunately, of the several models of watch that were announced the model people wanted most – the Moto 360 – was delayed quite a long time. Last …

Surface Pro 3: Review

In this post I will be reviewing the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. About a month ago, I got the core i5, 256G SSD, 8GB RAM version with type-cover. And I won’t make you read to the bottom to give you my overall conclusion: this device is freaking amazing! Let me tell you how came to that realization.

Life without regrets

“Live as if there is no tomorrow!” Bullshit. Like many platitudes, this one certainly sounds enthusiastic and inspirational. But it has no practical application. If there were no tomorrow, people would be spending what money they have today, desperately trying to fit as many pleasant experiences in what few hours we had left. We’d have no …

What’s the worst that could happen?

Although admittedly I have lived a pretty sheltered and blessed life, I have faced some setbacks just as everybody has. I have been fortunate enough to have found some effective ways of dealing with such things. Thanks to this, I have a very robust mental health which I’m quite proud of. I want to share …

A Walk in the Park

Methought I walked in a dream in the park, on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Each man and woman content in their own world, a story of a lifetime fleetingly glanced, side by side, a library of books read only by a few. Yet peace shines through the covers and needs no words. Enough to walk …

Soylent: how to make your own

For my final post on my new Soylent experiment I thought I’d give you a little glimpse of how I make a batch of Soylent. The whole process takes maybe five minutes, and makes for three square meals. I sometimes add some chocolate, strawberries or other stuff to add some flavour, but that’s optional. So I’ve …