This Blog has Moved

I finally decided on getting my own hosting. I am leaving this up cuz I have links that lead to it but I am not going to be making new posts here. Instead visit my new domain http://awesomedrifter.com/ I am really enjoying the options I have with self hosted wordpress. I also got the email…

Thoughts on Money

I am no expert on this topic, but I am interested in learning about money seeing as how I am asked for it when I do the things I like to do. This will be how I see money, what it stands for and current issues with non-gold backed currency.  Money is a token of exchange….

Common Ground by Justin Trudeau

Common Ground is an auto biographical work written by the new Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau published a year before winning the election for the post. In the book Justin provides an open and honest view into his personal life and political values. I would strongly recommend this book to any Canadian interested in politics….

Coping with Existenalism

Existentialism, believing the world is absurd and no meaning can be found in it, usually carries a negative connotation. People when faced with challenges in their life which rock their beliefs in life have a tendency to think life is meaningless, that every thing is vanity and striving after the wind, as phrased in Ecclesiastes. They…

A Quick Guide to Nutrition: Introduction to Macros

Intro I think understanding the basic principles of nutrition is important for anyone, seeing as how everyone presumably eats every day. I see people who are completely ignorant of nutrition and give it zero thought, just putting whatever into their bodies. I figure a good starting point is to understand the information given to you…

A Blog Post Mainly About Blogging

Having a blog has been an educational experience. Its great to have creative freedom the written word brings. I haven’t done one of these style posts for a while and have come a long way since my last one. This will be a musing style post where I don’t guarantee continuity between paragraphs.  Looking back on my…

The Talos Principle: Game Review

“Even the most faithful philosopher can not live without his blood”~The Talos Principle The Talos Principle is an amazing puzzle game with a philosophical story. It received overwhelmingly positive reviews all around. I got it on steam sale for 75% of, which was a bargain. It was so good I bought it as a gift…

5 Tips for a Better Life

Everyone wants different things about life and not all of these points may apply to you. Think for yourself and take the ones that are useful for you and ignore the ones that aren’t. Maintain Your Body You only get one body and it has to last you for life. Make sure you do proper maintenance on…

The Spectators: A Picture Book Discussion

First off, I am the kinda guy who judges books by their cover. The Spectators is a beautiful hard cover book that deals with themes of modern philosophy. The spine has a rough texture and the rest of the cover smooth. It has silver text which shines nicely. The pages are also thick and sturdy. Good…

Calculus: A Primer

Introduction People hear the word calculus and get intimidated. They found math hard in high school and do not pursue it any higher. I feel this is unfortunate and hope to make those intimidated by the prospect of calculus to feel a little less intimidated. Here I will give an overview of the basic idea of…

Organic Chemistry: A Primer

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education” ~Mark Twain I have an undergraduate degree in chemistry. I got 90’s in my organic chemistry course so I feel qualified to explain this. I didn’t care so much for the other fields of chemistry at the time. I like having the freedom to study…

Heartbleed: A Lesson on Security

I’ve been watching Computerphile videos on YouTube and saw one on the heart bleed bug, a massive breech in online security in 2014 caused by a negligent oversight in OpenSSL, a library used in the majority of websites. While this is not news, I found it an educational example. It is best explained with xkcd’s…