SuperYR, the calendar I’ve always wanted // Kickstarter experience

SuperYR, the calendar I’ve always wanted // Kickstarter experience

I use Instagram. I browse Reddit. I read e-books (though I do get hardcopies for the books I love, I just think they’re better for re-reading your favourite stories since I like to jump around a lot).

One thing that I hate using are digital calendars. Yes, they give timely notifications and reminders. Never forget an appointment. But for planning? I think they suck. The information I need are never there at a glance, but in another tab. Oh there’s an event on that Saturday? Where? What time? Click. In for more information. Click. Out to the weekly view. Click. Out to monthly/yearly view. Click back in.

As for paper calendars, they’re easy and intuitive having grown up with them. They’re simple to use. Not perfect, you lose notifications, and it’s not something you keep on you at all times. But most of all, they’re not re-usable. A huge pain in the ass.

So I needed a simple, large and re-usable calendar. That was the promise of SuperYR and I was sold. Let me link to the SuperYR Kickstarter campaign here. Read on for my impressions on the SuperYR after a couple weeks of use.

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The Travelers, a spy novel?

The Travelers, a spy novel?

The Travelers, by Chris Pavone, is not what you’d call a spy novel precisely. Yes, there are spies, intelligence agencies, secret meet-ups and more intrigue. But that wasn’t what gripped me while reading this book.

Instead, there was this sense of a life slowly unravelling and it was just delicious to read. Will it recover? Will it not? What will Will do? (ha. ha.)

Step into the shoes of Will Rhodes, a writer for Travelers, a world-renowned travel magazines. His life is less than the ideal that he has been chasing after – living in an incomplete house, a troubled marriage, and the sense that there’s just something wrong with his life. Continue reading “The Travelers, a spy novel?”

the long way to a small angry planet: a review

the long way to a small angry planet: a review

I wrote my first impressions on this book here when I was about a 100 pages in.

This is a short compilation of what I liked about the long way to a small angry planet. With some luck, you might like what I’ve got to say and give this book a shot too.

  1. It’s not ‘hard’ sci-fi. This book doesn’t throw around engineering and science fiction jargon around while expecting you to somehow understand it. It really is a book about a road-trip. Except that it’s through space, with stops on exotic planets, and the highway might be a black hole.  Continue reading “the long way to a small angry planet: a review”