Saturday, December 19, 2009

Excellent Footage of Submarine Volcano and Coconut Hijacking Octopus

The videos from BBC news are not embeddable, but here are links to the pages. 

Take a look at the Deepest volcano caught on Pacific Ocean video.
Article by Jonathan Amos, Science correspondent, BBC News, San Francisco

And I do not know what it would be like to live under the ocean, but check out what these clever octopi do for shelter (especially useful if they are fortunate enough to get two halves).
Article by Rebecca Morelle, Science reporter, BBC News

Monday, December 14, 2009

And 1

Links were only temporary and no longer work.  Please check the About Me section if you want to read any of these papers.

Oh, I forgot one.  I wrote this one for my Comms 101 class.  The class was kind of a wash, unfortunately.  Though I did enjoy writing this paper about Internet effects on youth types.

Also, if the formatting of any of these is weird, it probably happened when I converted them all to two-column PDFs.

Can I get a "Woot What"!?

Links were only temporary and no longer work.  Please find these papers under About Me if you want to read them or others.

I apologize for the extreme delay in writing.  It turns out that keeping up on writing posts to a blog during the last two weeks of the semester is no easy task.

Apparently all departments at Brigham Young University decided that seniors are not graduating with enough reading and writing skills--even in Economics. To help you in your transition back to reading my musings, I am uploading some of the papers that I have been working on this week.  Please enjoy.  I would also like your feedback if you have any.  Keep in mind, these are assignments for specific classes, with specific requirements.  None of these papers are meant for publication.

I updated the files to mediafire because that is the easiest way that I know of to give you access.  I am very sorry for all the ads that go with it.  Let me know if you know of a better way.

This is an analysis of archetypes in the film Batman Begins (2005).  It is a kind of psychological analysis paper.  I really enjoyed it, more so probably because it was my last paper and I finished it this morning.

This is a game theory paper I wrote about scheduling Sunday shifts at the MTC.  If you work at a job like the MTC and you understand game theory, I hope you find this entertaining.

This is an analysis of a published Economics paper about Elephants, ivory, and poaching.  I wish I had had more time to delve into the math of this one, but we simply ran out of time.  It was fun anyway because I got to work on it with my brother (who is also an Economics major).

I was also going to upload an analysis of two business plans that I had to do for my business writing class, but I am not sure if I am allowed to share that one yet.  This week, I also had to do several smaller papers that were more like busy work and less enlightening.  For your benefit, I have opted not to share those.

I am extremely now excited for this week of finals because it means that I have accomplished my crazy week of paper writing. 
In short, welcome back!