The story of an amateur stumbling his way into making full-blown, half-decent animated movies

I recently had the opportunity to get a little creative with a presentation at work. I figured instead of making a PowerPoint (no hate against PowerPoint, I actually love it as a tool, it can be very powerful if used correctly), I decided to make a short animated movie to portray our key ideas and concepts.

Quick Disclaimer

I am brand new at this. However, I did make one short animated movie for a project for my Multifaith Leadership class in NYU. It was absolute trash.

The premise of the movie was Carmelo Anthony flying (yes, literally flying) around the city calling out people on their racism and prejudices. I got an A in the class. However, to this day, I can’t watch or listen to my movie because my voiceovers make me cringe so hard that it physically hurts. …

Donald Trump has put his own business interests above the safety of the country he swore to protect. Here’s how.

Let’s talk about the Muslim ban.

Oh right, it’s a travel ban now. But let’s do some investigating, and go back to its origins. Check out how Donald Trump introduced the whole idea.

Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shut down of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on! — Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States

After the crowd cheers ecstatically for this blatantly xenophobic and Islamophobic idea, he goes on to talk about how 25% of Muslims in America want to incite violence against their own country, and how they want to ‘change your religion’ (I promise, we don’t). …

This is death of buttons, moment of silence!

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Is the era of the web button coming to an end? Is the dominance of the traditional web button slowly crawling to a halt? I think so. I think it’s only a matter of time before buttons are erased entirely from the internet.

Here’s a story that kind of parallels what is happening with the button in the web development world.

I was never a big fan of the Auto-Tune movement. It was big in the early 2000s, everyone was using it. Kanye released an entire album called 808’s and Heartbreak (which I hate to say, I actually loved). T-Pain was singing the hook on everyone’s single. …


Ali Nagi

Hyperactive, Loud Software Designer, Engineer | Opinions are my own

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