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Blogger and editor at Writes about life, books, science fiction and fantasy, games, technology, and film.

Here’s how I created an app—without knowing a single line of code

For most people (including me), code is some mysterious and powerful tool that makes our apps, phones, computers, and ahem, our lives run smoothly. Here’s how I managed to make an app without knowing any code.


The Electric Sheepdog

The Electric Sheepdog is a futuristic short film about a boy who loses his dog and tries to replace it with an electric sheepdog.

Why don’t animated films receive as much recognition as live action films?

Animated films are just as good as their live action counterparts. Why is it, then, that animation rarely ever gets recognised alongside live action films?

Elkhart Express: The Glenn Cunningham Story

Elkhart Express is a short film telling the story of Glenn Cunningham, the record holder for the mile in the 1930s.

Child watching TV

Harry Potter vs SpongeBob: the great gulf between children’s books and shows

Over the years, there has been a growing disparity in profundity between children’s books and children’s shows. This is a problem. On screen, when we feed our young ones with inanity, we starve them of thoughtful entertainment and do them a disservice. But what can we do about it?

Keyboard And Cursor

Advertising: the great justifier for all that’s stupid on the Internet

Why do people write fake news? And why do people keep trying to get attention via doing outrageous things on the Internet? While some people really are just nuts, for others, they do it for the lure of advertising revenue.

Photo by Edwin Andrade on Unsplash

How school helped us get to a post-truth world

As students, we are told to build a theory, an argument, or a philosophy—and then, once we have an idea, to go find the facts to legitimise it. Is this a good idea?

Does the Nobel Peace Prize even mean anything anymore? (Hint: it doesn’t.)

This year, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize. But given the state of nuclear tension between the U.S. and North Korea, is it even reasonable to award them the prize?

Apple on Desk. Photo by JJ Thompson on Unsplash.

The real reason we have school

Does anybody remember how to do quadratics? Me neither, and I’m doing it right now. If school isn’t about learning subjects to use in our future careers, what is is for?

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The invented language more popular than Klingon

Esperanto is a language that was invented by a medical doctor in the 1880s, who desired to create a universal language to promote world peace.