Martin Stellinga Posts

June 18, 2021 / Writing
June 11, 2021 / Science
Air Conditioning

We’ve just had air conditioning installed. Not too good for the environment, but with the heat waves hitting the Netherlands the past few years, well, I need to be able to sleep as well. I did some research into the matter, so let me share something about how air conditioning works.

June 4, 2021 / Being a Dad
Play date

When we had a baby, I knew that when she grew up and there would be play dates. What I didn’t realize is that — as with any social interaction — there would be etiquette involved. And, of course, Covid doesn’t help. Today, I’ll share some of my experiences with this social minefield.

May 28, 2021 / Writing
The scene inside a writer's head

Movies, books, and even video games all spring from writers’ heads. Hopefully the story will engage you, and will be worth the time spent. In practice, this is often not the case. In those cases, the translation from writer’s head to story clearly went wrong.

May 21, 2021 / Writing
Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn has been out for a few years. But, I’ve already explained I skipped the Playstation 4, and I decided to not get it for PC but wait for the Playstation 5 and see if I could get it cheap. What do you know? Horizon: Zero Dawn came out for free on Sony’s Play-at-Home initiative last month.