A Wrinkle in Time

The very popular children’s story “A Wrinkle in Time” has sold more than 14 million copies. The Wallstreet Journal recently wrote about the author Madeleine Voiklis intentions:

Ms. Voiklis said she wanted readers to know the book wasn’t a simple allegory of communism. Instead, it’s about the risk of any country—including a democracy—placing too much value on security. The tension between safety and personal freedom is an idea that resonates in today’s politics.

This author was way ahead of the times. The tension between saftey and personal freedoms creates a lot of hot topics these days. Read more on the WSJ website.

4chan user devises a way to bank through GameStop By Ellis…


4chan user devises a way to bank through GameStop
By Ellis Hamburger, theverge.com

For­get Bit­coin bank­ing. One intre­pid 4chan user has found a newer, cool­er way to bank: spend­ing his entire pay­check on pre-ordering games from GameStop, and then “with­draw­ing” money when he needs to by can­cel­ing one of his…

This guy uses GameStop as a bank. It won’t work for large sums of money but it sort of makes sense for high school and college kids.

Blogo is a great editor for WordPress blogs

Blogo is a great Mac blog editor for WordPress and Blogger. If you don’t want to write using your browser you should take a look at this app.

I’m not sure why you wouldn’t want to use a browser to compose your posts. Mac Apps don’t really offer any one feature that can’t be done via the browser. Maybe you are old school and you just don’t want to write in your browser. Or maybe you want an app that is running locally for when you don’t have an Internet connection. What ever your reason this is your app.

The app does a good job of allowing you to insert images. It has a nice image editor which allows you to quickly crop and set the size on your images. It also allows you to show a placeholder for images so that they don’t distract from your writing. I like this feature a lot because images are distracting.

Not really sure what else to say about this app. Its good if you like apps and you blog on WordPress. Also I wrote this blog article with the app. You can download it here.

Amazing Houdini cat escapes cages by opening locks

Amazing Houdini cat escapes cages by opening locks:

Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo, gizmodo.com

This is Marshmallow—the incredible Houdini cat who can escape any cell at a veterinary clinic in Marseille, France, just by unlocking the door. The veterinary calls him the “king of evasion.”Read more…

Prisoners ‘could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight…

Prisoners ‘could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours’
By Rhiannon Williams, telegraph.co.uk

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim

Future biotech­nol­o­gy could be used to trick a pris­on­er’s mind into think­ing they have served a 1,000 year…

This is sketchy.