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About JRog

Computer science major with a math minor

Artifact 2: C++ Pseudo Code of Logic

Original post: It’s Hyperbole, not Hyperbola

(C++ is a computer language and pseudo code is short hand for computer code.  Abbreviations are used  and there is no need for complete sentences)

Define “cool”: something of interest in the scope of JRog.  If read_time >= 45 minutes, cool is highly unlikely; display error message. Else, check if equal to cool.  Does “Hyperbole” = “cool”?  Search the scope of JRog.  Hyperbole found as the  symmetric curves  studied in mathematics and is equal to “cool”.  Return true and proceed; else return false and continue to call function find_Cool().

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Artifact 1: It’s a Hyperbole, Not Hyerbola

I have to decide which portal I’m going to choose in hopes of finding something “cool”.  I don’t want to read something that has deep, hidden meaning, and I’m going to have to spend 45 minutes just trying to figure one sentence.  Luckily, I found what I was looking for ‘Hyperbole and a Half’.  Hyperbole triggered my brain to think of the pair of symmetric curves  studied in mathematics.  I should easily be able to find some interesting reading when I look into complex equations and three dimensional illustrations.  So I enter. Continue reading


Reflection: The End

Finally, we’ve reached the end.  16 weeks of doing analysis, discussion, and rhetorical writing.  Before the first day of this class, I was not looking forward to it; I’m not a big fan of English courses.  However, over the last 16 weeks I gained some new perspectives and I learned a few things about myself.  For my overview of this course, I will be reflecting on Audience & Genre and Strengths & Weakness. Continue reading


Fragments

Filling this space should be an easy thing to do but I keep running into mental blocks.  I’ve been studying for hours getting ready for finals and I feel like my mind is just spent.  The only thing I seem to be able to do is get a bunch of fragmented thoughts but not a single, great idea.  However, I guess this isn’t a bad thing.  If this is to be a blog of my choice then I will be sure to make it just that.  So here are my fragments. Continue reading


C++ Pseudo Code of Logic

Original post: It’s Hyperbole, not Hyperbola

(C++ is a computer language and pseudo code is short hand for computer code.  Abbreviations are used  and there is no need for complete sentences)

Define “cool”: something of interest in the scope of JRog.  If read_time >= 45 minutes, cool is highly unlikely; display error message. Else, check if equal to cool.  Does “Hyperbole” = “cool”?  Search the scope of JRog.  Hyperbole found as the  symmetric curves  studied in mathematics and is equal to “cool”.  Return true and proceed; else return false and continue to call function find_Cool(). Continue reading


Production Machine

With nearly seven billion people on the planet, humans have a lot of mouths to feed.  If everyone ate three meals a day, that would be 7.6 trillion meals a year.  As our numbers continue to grow, our demand for food will only grow with it.  How is our food production able to keep up with us?  With the help of science and technology, we’ve achieved production numbers that have never been seen before.  However, this isn’t happening without consequence.

Government subsidizing used to pay farmers to not use all their acres so that food prices would stay steady.  But it didn’t take long for a politician to disagree with this.  Why pay people for not working? Instead government started encouraging farmers to plant as much as they could and subsidize programs would pay for their losses.  Since the overproduction of food would cause prices to drop.  This was when agriculture became industrial agriculture and the only goal was to produce the most with the greatest efficiency. Continue reading


Definition Impossible

Words are a result of language. So no matter what I could come up with, a definition for language would always be a circular definition. If I were to say “language is [words]” it would ultimately boil down to “language is a result of language.”  So I can only attempt to describe language as the programming of our brains that allows us to define the world around us and connect with others.  Our entire world is based upon the way we define it.  Anything that is undefined is quickly filled in by our language.  “What’s that red, round thing with a stem?  It is now an apple.”  Whenever we make a discovery, language quickly steps in and makes up our world.   In “Politics and the English Language”, George Orwell voices his frustration about how we are eroding language.  Words once with meaning are being misused and leaving us with words we only think we understand.  Attempting to alter language can have disastrous results.  But before I get into the break-down of language, I’ll discuss the build-up. Continue reading


My Blog’s Blog of Viewing Blogs

The internet is a huge network where only the sites that get noticed survive and other sites fade away.  What makes some sites more appealing than others?  What is able to grab the attention of millions of people?  I’m going to explore YouTube to try and find out.

As time goes on, I feel people are finding reading to be a more daunting task and are preferring to watch/listen to be presented with information quickly .  So I’m not surprised by how successful YouTube has become.  I believe what makes some video blogs  more appealing to us is based on our interests, visual entertainment, and time factor.

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Its a hyperbole, not hyperbola

I have to decide which portal I’m going to choose in hopes of finding something “cool”.  I don’t want to read something that has deep, hidden meaning, and I’m going to have to spend 45 minutes just trying to figure one sentence.  Luckily, I found what I was looking for ‘Hyperbole and a Half’.  Hyperbole triggered my brain to think of the pair of symmetric curves  studied in mathematics.  I should easily be able to find some interesting reading when I look into complex equations and three dimensional illustrations.  So I enter. Continue reading


Looking through the future

As I’m walking through my home, I wonder what I’d like to do with my weekend off on a warm summer day. As much as I like my career of coding IBM computers, I enjoy the couple days I get to take a break from it. So I pass by my flat screen TV, maybe watch a movie? Nah, over the last ten years not a single movie was produced that was worth the time to watch it. So I keep going through my home and get to my stainless steel kitchen with marble counters. I could start cooking dinner for my girlfriend and I but I’d rather grill baby back ribs outside for tonight. I turn a corner to the living room where my girlfriend is typing away on her laptop doing her paralegal business. It looks like she’s busy so I open the backdoor, step outside, and get a breath of fresh air. I hear a lot of splashing sounds. I walk closer to the sound and see that my two dogs swimming in the in-ground swimming pool. I jump in with them and figured out exactly what I’m going to do for the weekend. Swim in the sun and enjoy the grill later.


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