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Caleb is a full-time writer that writes about fiction, tech, films, and occasionally about politics. He is also an aspiring author.

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A friend requested this article. So here it is, man.

Why you should switch to iPhone

Ah, the classic Android versus iOS debate. Both have their pros and cons, sure, but I find myself consistently in the iOS camp. Android has vastly improved over the past few years, but the inconsistent UIs and consistently bungled update releases leave a lot to be desired. That’s why I prefer having an iPhone, and Apple’s soft policy of supporting phones with updates for years only further adds to their value. …

Why it’s killing you and what to do instead

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2020 has taught me something significant, and it’s something I want to move forward with my life goals, and I hope to pass them on to you.

Hustling is stupid.

It’s a waste of time, it kills your relationships, and it makes you miserable. 2020 forced us all to slow down, and in that time I was able to read more, enjoy my kids and my wife more, and it largely repaired my mental health.

Over the past few years, I’ve been deep in the hustle mentality. I’ve been inundated with…

League of Legends is actually fun now

Last week, just a day or two after League of Legends: Wild Rift, launched on iOS, I made this tweet:

This might be a hot take, but League of Legends is objectively better to play on mobile. Holy shit I was not expecting to like this as much as I do. (@clb_clark)

And you know what? I stand by it. After spending a week with Wild Rift, I can confidently say it’s the most fun I’ve had on a mobile game in a long time. …

This one feature on Samsung devices would fundamentally change the way we use iPhones

I have been an avid iPhone user for the better part of a decade now. On occasion, I have drifted into the Android space, but I always found myself quickly returning to the iPhone. The operating system is mature and robust, and I find the design language appealing. Combine that with Apple’s commitment to supporting devices for several years with new updates, and I have very little reason not to stick with the iPhone.

However, one feature is available on Samsung’s Android devices that I have…

Naughty Dog’s divisive game shows us a lot about living in a fractured society

Calling The Last of Us Part II divisive is an understatement. Even after the initial wave of shock and outrage upon the game’s release, it garnered even more vitriol upon receiving multiple Game of the Year awards, beating out several beloved titles like Hades and Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima.

However, this writer isn’t one of the people that hated the game. The Last of Us Part II, in my opinion, is one of the most significant games ever to come out. It is nearly flawless on a technical level. …

Freelancing does not require a “real” computer anymore

Since the pandemic hit, I’ve been fortunate enough to make a full-time income from writing online. I don’t make anywhere near $10k a month like some writers on this site (humbly) brag about. But I make a living and have some spare cash at the end of each month.

I manage to do that despite not owning a “real” laptop or desktop computer. You see, I write and edit articles, edit images and videos, manage finances, and publish my work on Medium from my iPad Pro.

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There is a growing community of iPad-only professionals, but many people still seem resistant…

Over a decade later, the film is more relevant than ever

I saw District 9 when it first came out over a decade ago. I was a fresh-eyed seventeen year old seeing his first R-rated movie without his parents. I went to see the film with a friend of mine on opening weekend. We were expecting a violent alien-filled romp, and that’s sort of what we got. We also got a thoughtful and relevant film that still remains in both of our top ten films lists.

I recently re-watched District 9 as a part of a new movie podcast I’m doing with my wife (shameless plug here). It was her first…

Getting started on the massive writing platform as an aging millenial is awkward and terrifying

Look, we all know what Wattpad is, I’m not going to explain it to you.

Okay, so Wattpad is this site where writers can publish their work to a community of writers and readers to get feedback on their work. That’s the long and short of it. I’m not here to talk about the pros and cons of whether it’s a worthwhile investment, what fiction is or isn’t popular on the site, or anything like that. Instead, I have a simple question.

Am I too old for Wattpad?

I’m not “old” in any traditional sense. I’m 28, so that still…

The books that got me through this hell year

2020 was a trash year for the vast majority of us (unless you were Jeff Bezos). We all had ways of coping with it, and mine so happened to be digging deep into my favorite hobby: reading.

A lot of people were hoping to make this their reading, but if you didn’t read as much as you do, you shouldn’t feel bad about it at all. This year took a toll on us in ways that are hard to quantify.

That being said, I read quite a bit (especially compared to prior years). …

Reading in the dark kept me in the light

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Horror novels have been a staple of my reading diet ever since I read Misery by Stephen King in college. Ever since then, I have read 5–7 horror novels a year. Those have largely been Stephen King and Joe Hill, but I’ve also read Paul Tremblay, H.P. Lovecraft (oof, the racism, though), and Ania Ahlborn.

However, in 2019 I decided to take a break. My personal life was tumultuous, and I recently developed some pretty severe anxiety over it. I used to love dreary, painful, and emotionally distressing fiction more than…

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