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BREXIT: STUPIDITY, HYPOCRISY, XENOPHOBIA AND EGOTISM

POLITICS / SOCIETY / ESSAYS / 2016-07-04

Well, I’ve waited about a week before saying it… but the whole Brexit thing is a pathetic show of stupidity, hypocrisy, xenophobia and egotism. The good thing is that around half of real-life UKers are OKers (and that includes my friends on the island). So  + 

IS YOUR WORK A JOB, A CAREER OR A CALLING?

PSYCHOLOGY / ESSAYS / 2016-04-22

“Recent research finds that most people approach their work in one of 3 ways: 1) a job 2) a career 3) a calling If you see your work as a job, you do it only for the money, you look at the clock frequently, while  + 

KVADRAT GEAR STATS

CINEMA / ESSAYS / 2014-11-28

All the dates, specs, numbers and other production details of my longest feature film so far, Kvadrat Gear.  + 

KVADRAT DIRECTOR’S THOUGHTS ABOUT THE FILM

CINEMA / ESSAYS / 2014-07-08

My own thoughts about my Kvadrat film. The reasons to get into cinema, film a documentary, decide on a feature instead of a short, choose a weird techno musical genre… The goals, the themes, the ideas, the style, the execution, the difficulties and other details.  + 

KVADRAT FILM SYNOPSIS

CINEMA / ESSAYS / 2014-06-23

The original synopsis of my Kvadrat documentary feature film I wrote in April 2011. How does it compare with the end-result?  + 

MAKE ART OR HAVE KIDS?

ART THEORY / PSYCHOLOGY / SOCIETY / ESSAYS / 2014-03-03

Having kids is a weak argument for dropping the ball artistically & professionally. Kids would prefer parents they admire past their teens. Oh, and if you’re projecting your lifelong dreams onto your kids… that’s a big no-no. They won’t be correcting your own life’s mistakes.  + 

KVADRAT STATS

CINEMA / ESSAYS / 2014-02-17

Curious about my latest film’s production dates, budget, team and gear? Check out some vital stats of this extreme production.  + 

WHY ART WAS INVENTED BY PRE-AGRICULTURAL HUMANS?

ART THEORY / ESSAYS / 2014-01-31

My revelation: art was invented by pre-agricultural humans as a way to do something with all the spare thinking time. Life was much more physical back then, a lot of time to think and dream and imagine.  + 

BEWARE OF THE “BEING IN THE PRESENT” OBSESSION

PSYCHOLOGY / ESSAYS / 2013-12-19

Beware of the current “being in the present” obsession of self-help books. The human brain evolved to model the past and future. It’s what makes us human. Don’t deny it. Embrace all 3 tenses and learn to hop around the timeline at will.  + 

MY BIKE FRIDAY POCKET ROCKET PRO SPECS AND MODS

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2013-02-27 / 18 COMMENTS

My go fast, go far device. Rides as good as a high-end road bike. Folds as small as a standard suitcase. Enjoys long distances and short corridors.  + 

MY FOLDING BIKE FRIDAY TOURING GEAR LIST (POCKET ROCKET PRO)

CYCLING / HYGIENE / TRANSPORTATION / ESSAYS / 2011-01-04 / 9 COMMENTS

Why travel by bike? Why choose a folding bike for touring? Which folder is best for long rides? What clothes, tools and camping gear to select? Take a look at my lightweight, go fast, go far bike touring gear list for inspiration.  + 

BACKPACKS TO CARRY A FOLDED BROMPTON: MY DIY RUCKSACK

CYCLING / INDUSTRIAL DESIGN / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2008-12-06 / 16 COMMENTS

An ultralight, ultratough, ultracompact, do-it-yourself backpack that carries a folded Brompton bike anywhere or rides under its frame.  + 

TAKE-ALONG TOOLS TO FIELD-REPAIR A BROMPTON FOLDING BIKE

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2008-10-28 / 2 COMMENTS

Bikes come unglued. Parts go loose. Brakes need adjustment. Tires puncture. To hush a minor rattle or fix a major showstopper while on the road, you’ll need a set of tools. OK, but which bike tools to choose for the not-so-standard Brompton folder?  + 

MY BROMPTON P3L SPECS AND MODS

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2008-08-26 / 12 COMMENTS

My personal transportation device. A modified Brompton P3L folding bike. Customized for speed. Optimized for intermodal transport and cramped storage spaces. Day and night. Sun and rain.  + 

MY BROMPTON P3L (2008-01) PARTS MEASUREMENTS

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / ESSAYS / 2008-05-24 / 3 COMMENTS

Bike parts determine the choice of bike tools. Before assembling my Brompton take-along tool kit, I had measured almost every component of this folding bike.  + 

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