My name is Fela, and I am 17 years old (as of 23/5/2013) and live in Hackney, London. I like programming, maths, science, debate and music. I also play the violin and banjo, on occasion.
I was home educated for most of my childhood, which is where I gained my interest in programming (not having suffered rigid schooling on a daily basis), however I am an academic person and after finishing my A levels in 2014, I hope to gain a place at one of the top universities to study Maths and/or Physics and/or Computer Science. I think there is one way and one way only to gain proper insight into how the world works, which is science. Philosophy and science are not two separate subjects; saying they "compete against each other" is like saying construction competes against architecture as the best way to build a house (of course, building a house is much more mundane than figuring out how the universe works!). Religion however, is a distraction which aims to appease people with non-explanations of the most spurious and destructive kind. It seems to me that it cannot coexist with logic or reason; no matter how clichéd and banal that debate is, it's an important one for the scientists to win.
The chances of me ever becoming a politician are nil, but I don't feel I have a right to complain about what politicians don't do. It isn't their responsibility to care for me any more than it is my responsibility to care for them. It is everybody's responsibility to make sure poverty doesn't arise, and if doing that requires legislation from government, so be it. Otherwise, leave the government out of it and people's lives. I don't have much to say about economics, other than that I naturally intuit that welfare capitalism is better than socialism or communism. It seems to me that socialism produces a society which is stable but sort of boring, and capitalism produces a meritocratic environment where the "best" people flourish, but the least successful suffer for it. A bit of both is probably necessary and desirable. I'm neither left nor right wing.
Coding is one of my favourite activities. For example, I coded a lot of this website by hand. However you can see more examples of my work if you visit places like http://projects.sixteennet.co.uk, http://220.127.116.11, http://music.sixteennet.co.uk and any of the sites that are on the web development page. Another point is that I host this website (and a few others) on my own server, in my house. For this reason the connection might not be optimal (home internet lines are never as good as proper web hosting ones), however I feel the benefits of hosting on my own vs. a good connection with an expensive supplier, more than outweigh the negatives.
I also find making films quite fun. I'm more into the technical side, hardly ever going in front of camera - editing is the best part, and I also like to use the equipment such as cameras, sound equipment and sometimes lights (although lights are rarely used in the studio I go to). You can see some examples of my work in the field of film-making here (or just click 'Videos' at the top). I took some part in the making of all the videos, be it planning, crew, acting, editing or any combination of the four.
Photography is another thing I really enjoy doing, although recently I've had to put it on hold a bit due to exams and other stuff, however you can see some of my photographs here (or just click 'Pictures' at the top). Some are from film-making projects, some are my own photography, some are of my family and friends =)
My email is email@example.com if you want to contact me.