Singularity Magazine October 2011

Singularity Magazine October 2011 issue

Download the October issue now (3 MB).

In this issue, you learn about mooncakes, ebooks and personal growth. The latter two were topics from the BarCampSG7 event I attended.

Announcement

I will be taking a short break from publishing Singularity for 2 issues. This means there won’t be November 2011 and December 2011 issues. The reason is that I’m working on a software project (see update video), and coding is taking up 95% of my brain computing power (when idle). So I made the painful decision of just concentrating on the software project first.

The magazine will return for the January 2012 issue. You’re a wonderful reader.

You can also keep in touch on the Facebook page, or just watch my videos on YouTube. Short updates and videos are ad-hoc and one-off, so they’re still doable (with my 5% leftover brain power. Wait, how is my body still functioning?). Full formally published PDF magazine issues aren’t.

Subscribe to the magazine for free here.

Singularity Magazine August 2011

Singularity Magazine August 2011

In this issue of Singularity, you’ll read my interview with Dave Doolin, who writes at Website In A Weekend. We talked about the US economy, the prospects of being a generalist in Singapore and WordPress. He’s also on Twitter @websiteweekend.

Download the August 2011 issue (about 11 MB).

And if you haven’t watched it, I also explain the maths concept of Cantor sets in a video. Harry Potter references and special yellow screen effects. Watch it. Now.

You’ll also read about the second part of my visit to the Singapore Science Centre. There’s a special section on optical illusions. See if you’re stumped.

Singularity Magazine July 2011

Singularity Magazine July 2011

In this issue of Singularity, you’ll visit the Singapore Science Centre, where you’ll discover the electrifying Tesla coil and fiery fire tornado. Download it now! (about 11MB)

Behind the scenes

Well, last month, my cat was placated only when I agreed to give her back massages. My fingers were stuck in a claw position for several hours for the first few days. Of course, felines don’t care about finger cramps…

The hired fairies also wanted back massages. I stamped my foot on that. I am not giving tiny human-like creatures back massages. That’s just weird…

Singularity Magazine June 2011

Singularity magazine June 2011

The June 2011 issue marks the birthday (birthmonth?) of Singularity! This is the 13th issue, and I thank you for reading the magazine. Download this month’s issue (about 7MB).

Behind the scenes

So I found a solution to my cat ride problem. I negotiated heavily with my cat, and she decided (rather imperiously, I might add) that she shall have 1 back massage per month.

“I thought I give you back massages!”
“Mmrrr.”
“Oh yeah, I haven’t done that for a while…”
*swipe claws*
“AARRRHHH! Whaddya do that for?”
“Mmrrr.”
“Ok, fine.”
*purr*

So now I have fairies as hired help, but I have to feed them and they are allowed cat rides. My cat shreds junk email and I persuaded her to give cat rides. In return, I have to give her back massages. What have I gotten myself into…

Singularity Magazine May 2011

Singularity Magazine May 2011

In this May issue of Singularity, we have interviews with molecular-genetics-researcher-turned-author Beverly Akerman (who wrote The Meaning of Children) and 9 year old go-kart-racing Ricky Springer.

I also covered an event by professor Joe Winston on “Beauty, Education and the Well-being of Children”.

Download the May 2011 issue.

In exciting magazine news, we also have a Facebook page! Share your comments, put up links, start discussions!

Behind the scenes

The fairies I hired to help me were starting to get very fond of the cat rides, which was an important part of my contract with them. My cat, if you remember, helps me with getting rid of junk email with her tele-mechano-kinesis powers. My cat had also gotten a little tired of giving rides. She took to hiding…

Cat hiding

This, is going to be a problem…

Singularity Magazine April 2011

Singularity Magazine April 2011

For April 2011, we have our “thickest” magazine issue ever. 95 pages! Even I’m surprised…

Download the April 2011 issue of Singularity magazine (about 11MB).

I have the pleasure of interviewing Thom Chambers, a fellow magazine editor who runs the In Treehouses magazine.

You might notice that I’m sort of slowing down writing for the blog here in favour of writing for my magazine. One reason is that I find some of my ideas harder or inappropriate to write here, due to design or expression or simply the idea itself. Another reason is that I feel a greater satisfaction of having created something, compared to just a blog post. You will do well subscribing to my magazine. I will still write here, just maybe not as often. Maybe.

Behind the scenes

Visits to 2 cafes, coverage of 2 events, 1 gruesome evening at an art museum and 95 pages later, I’m tired. To say the least. March was gruelling, what with working on my small business and writing the magazine and all. I asked my fairy helpers for, well, additional help. They did this:

Double Vincent

There once was a man named Vincent
Whose work had caused him to be spent
He bathed in fairy goo
And then split into two
Thus the laws of physics were bent

Let’s not do this too often…