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Why I HATE (some) Vegans

Eid Mubarak!! On this day, when a billion Muslims celebrate by violently slaughtering tens of millions of animals, I wanted to tell you about my “journey” as a Muslim vegan. And why, despite being vegan myself, I really can’t stand a lot of other vegans. In particular, “Ethical Vegan” activists, who have turned their lifestyle choice into a religion –…

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Tripod vs. Octopad

It’s been a few years since I purchased a proper tripod, and my new “studio” is a much smaller space than I’m used to working in. I desperately needed the versatility of a mini (tabletop) tripod, but every product available seemed too flimsy and unstable for heavy cameras. Luckily, I came across the OCTOPAD by Octopus Camera. It’s a rugged,…

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Selfie stick vs. Gimbal

My last video was much more popular than expected, but there were some very valid complaints about the shaky video. So I decided to finally bite the bullet and buy my first ever 3-axis gimbal. Gimbals are basically selfie-sticks with some motors on the end that make sure your camera and/or smartphone will only move smoothly by correcting for shakes…

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Action Camera BATTLE!

I’ve been buying gadgets since the day I got my first paycheck. Which means I’ve got tonnes of old phones, VCRs, cameras etc. sitting in my cupboards. Not too long ago I bought myself a GoPro rugged action camera, and thought it might be interesting to compare my new gadget to one of its ancient ancestors. (Ancient being a relative…

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My first YouTube video

I finally got around to doing my first proper YouTube video – after many, many, many, aborted attempts. I’ve filmed hours and hours of footage and just hated all of it. So, instead, I put a brief two-minute intro together as I can’t procrastinate on this task any more. Enjoy. 🙂 TRANSCRIPT 0:00:37.309,0:00:41.940Hello and welcome to… whatever this is. 0:00:41.940,0:00:46.900My…

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Relaxation, Meditation and Deep Sleep

Mental health matters. Right now we’re all experiencing a particularly stressful time, facing an unprecedented and uncertain situation. The global Covid-19 pandemic, and living under lockdown, has seriously disrupted everyone’s lives all over the world. Two of the best ways of coping with the stress are Meditation and Deep Sleep. Like many of you, I struggle with insomnia at the…

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