Bees in slow motion

Bees flying, collecting nectar and pollen in slow motion Moto X Play It’s been gorgeous weather in Edmonton, Alberta for the past few weeks and so I’ve taken the opportunity to find out a little more about the local bees who work tirelessly to pollinate our crops and flower beds. I also recently purchased a Moto […]

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Good Reads, Summer 2016

My recommended good reads of summer 2016 Here are some of the books that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading so far this summer. Each of these books has truly impacted me in both large and small ways. I give each my whole-hearted recommendation. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Better understand what creates […]

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Heads in the Tar Sand

While working for a mining exploration company in Northern Alberta in the summer of 2012, I had the amazing opportunity of flying over the tar sands projects. We were working on a drilling project in the Birch Mountains region, north of Fort McMurray, to increase knowledge of a lithium deposit for our client. I was responsible […]

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5 Steps, 4 Strategies, and 8 Tips to Ruin the Internet

Aha, gotcha! Sorry, but this rant will not include 5 simple steps, 4 proven strategies, nor 8 amazing techniques to lose weight, become successful, make $10,487 in 2 weeks, boost your search ranking, get rich quick, and grow your penis. If you’re like me, you’ve noticed a recent trend in google search results, news media […]

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The Magic Headset: how VR will revolutionize education

Remember The Magic School Bus? Who doesn’t right, and who didn’t want to tag along with Ms. Frizzle on her many exciting adventures? I, for one, was completely jealous of her students. Learning is too often accompanied by arduous, repetitive schedules of seemingly arbitrary, tedious tasks; but with her magic bus, Ms. Frizzle actually made […]

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How to create an app to generate passive income

So you’re tired of working your dead-end job, tired of answering to someone else, tired of the 9-5 right? Yeah I hear ya. Great news, I broke out of the soul-suck that is corporate Canada, and today is your lucky day! As an independent app developer (my app portfolio – some less shitty than others) […]

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Great software for digital living

Here is a list of some possibly lesser-known but great software for digital living I use everyday to enhance the security, comfort, and extent of my real and digital lives: Browsing in Style Adblock plus – unless you’re a real sucker for punishment Stylish – custom style any website Tired of the eyesores that are […]

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Upload me

The human body is a most unpleasant place to be imprisoned which places such heavy burdens on the mind. It unceasingly demands to eat and shit and piss and fuck and sleep and is plagued by all manner of pain, suffering, parasite, addiction, sickness, decay, and death. There, the mind is enslaved to a greedy […]

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Cross-Platform Mobile App Case Study

A Comprehensive Analysis of Marketing and Financial Data Summer 2013, I was unemployed and spent learning Java, my first high level programming language, as well as developing my first mobile app for the Android platform. Booble Level was intended as a joke app, something to pull out at family gatherings to make everyone laugh, which […]

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Environmental and Ethical Apps Survey

I’ve been thinking about various ideas for new apps that would be able to make a real and meaningful difference in people’s awareness and behavior towards environmental and ethical issues. And it seems to me there aren’t many such apps in the app stores, or at least they’re rather hard to find, unpopular, superficial, and/or […]

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