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The posts in english from my blog. Reviews, short stories, essays and the like. https://www.jectoons.net/category/english/


If you get an EV, get a used one

10 Jun 2021 5 minute read 28 comments Jectoons

This is an article by science communicator and journalist Bob McDonald, published on the CBC website a couple of weeks ago. I don't intend to criticize the author or the point of the article itself (but I will comment on it), just to point out a fa...

Years later, I am still appalled by "Yesterday"'s untapped potential

20 May 2021 6 minute read 2 comments Jectoons

(Published first on read.cash) I don't watch many movies, which is a tad odd given that I work in the movie/tv industry, but that's the truth. As such, there are very few movies that truly get me excited, and usually it takes a bunch of convincing (f...

What's the deal with Blockchains LLC and their Smart City?

3 May 2021 9 minute read 1 comment Jectoons

(Originally published on read.cash // image from blockchains.com) So I just learned about this company, Blockchains LLC, that was founded by a certain Jeffrey Berns, a guy who became incredibly wealthy by trading cryptocurrencies and as a lawyer. Th...

Dealing with something always being there.

22 Apr 2021 5 minute read 5 comments Jectoons

This is a bit of a rant. There's a feeling that has been consistently in the back of my mind since more or the beginning of last year, before even the whole pandemic stuff happened. It is not a good feeling, and if there was a single word to descri...

On the subjectivity of pain

21 Apr 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Jectoons

Nothing like being in pain in one way or another for it to occupy my mind in a constant manner, and realize in the meantime that pain is quite an elusive concept. Like any other emotion/feeling/sensation, really, I can only feel my pain and you can o...

Ways to think of BCH and other cryptocurrencies as currencies

20 Apr 2021 4 minute read 1 comment Jectoons

Originally published on read.cash, so it focuses a bit more on BCH, but it applies to most currencies, I think. I won't claim to be an expert on any topic, let alone one to which I am incredibly new, like the crypto space. But I will say that I dig t...

All Alone Here (A short story) - Chapter 8 - END

20 Apr 2021 9 minute read 0 comments Jectoons

  Was the waking part of the dream? Reality appeared to be flowing at its normal pace, and I could tell I was in the guest room, and that my body was not a separate entity from my mind anymore (but was it ever any different?). Groggily, I turned in...

All Alone Here (A short story) - Chapter 7

19 Apr 2021 5 minute read 2 comments Jectoons

Falling asleep proved way harder than I thought, but at this point I was not surprised. I sat on the bed, going in and out of consciousness, too tired to be awake but unable to sleep; and also frankly scared of what my dreams might bring, even with...

All Alone Here (A short Story) - Chapter 6

18 Apr 2021 7 minute read 0 comments Jectoons

I had no idea whether the scream was in my dream or in the waking world, but I knew it was what woke me up. I was parched, so I chugged down three glasses of water. Then I brewed coffee. There was no way I could go back to sleep anyway. I picked a r...

All Alone Here (A short story) - Chapter 5

17 Apr 2021 7 minute read 0 comments Jectoons

Aside from the nightmares, the first couple of days were alright. I stuck to the routine dictated to me by the e-mail. I dusted the furniture, cleaned the floors, washed the windows, watered the plants, even organized the little tin soldier collecti...