[Link] The Network Effect

This video from Vox boils down why its so hard to quit Facebook. It also highlights some of the reasons why we should care about what FB uses our data for, or who they share that data with.…

Paranoia

A week ago, when the Cambridge Analytica + Facebook story broke, my general desire for privacy made sense. Since I've joined the internet, I've always wanted to have a certain sense of control over my data. Everyone I talked to always thought my usage of aggressive adblock, not using the Facebook…

Adulthood

"Hello my name is Sam Schooler, and I don't know how old I am," Sam admitted as he walked into Children's Anonymous, a group which helps support adults who have not yet crossed the barrier from childhood to adulthood. "I started going to this group a while…

Gean

Should I even start writing these poems? What are they for? What do they mean? Maybe I’ll rap or tell them to Gean. Gean is my friend, she is a gnome, she lives in my garden, in back, at home. Gean’s job is simple, She does it with…

Bowrun

Update March 2015: I’ve change the name from “Runbow” to “Bowrun” for legal reasons. Hi my name is Sam Schooler and I’m an app developer. I have been working with code since I was 12, and I made a gaming website, a few Minecraft plugins, and a ton…

Learn From Your Successes

Learn from your mistakes A common saying heard throughout life. You probably first heard it from a parent, but chances are you also hear it from friends, coworkers, or teachers at least once a month. It is a great idea, make something that was a bad choice worthwhile, as if…