‘The Martian’ Review and Science (SPOILERS)

I went to the movies last night to see ‘The Martian,’ something I have been excited about for a long time.  The theatre was packed, and the movie was amazing, both unsurprising facts.  I had very few scientific issues with the film, even with low standards for a big screen pic, but mostly due to first thing the screen showed: ‘NASA was heavily consulted to ensure the science in this movie is accurate.’ Way to go Hollywood! My favourite parts of the movie employed some hilarious use of technical definitions.  For example, when Mark Watney grows potatoes on Mars, he says...

The Great To-Do List Experiment: Astrid Review

If you didn’t know, I’ve been trying out and reviewing some productivity tools. See the original post here. The first tool I tried out is Astrid. Astrid is a web-based list tool that let’s you manage tasks and fit them into many different categories.  Using HTML5 it updates in real time, and syncs with some mobile devices, though not all of them. Visual Appeal 7/10: Though I didn’t customize it, Astrid has some great built in themes, and some of them are downright cheery.  The tasks are colour coded by priority, and the lists are easy to see.  The system is...