Author Archives: Jon

About Jon

Christian, dude, geek, student, hacker, weirdo, King of Awesomeness

“Beauty walks a razor’s edge; someday I’ll make it mine.”

Dusting off the old blog? Not really, but I figured it was time for a post, even a minimal one.

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Oh look, I can blog in LaTeX now

Oh hai, I can has LaTeX?

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“I’ve got pi here, and I’ve got pi there; I’m pi-winning!”

Why pi is wrong, and why we should all be using a new constant—tau, equal to two pi—instead

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Thus ends Introduction to New Media.

All good things must come to an end, and this end should always involve a Johnny Cash song.

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Check out Ben Gura’s site.

A student in the Computer Science II class I precept was lamenting the fact that no one links to his site. Let’s fix that, shall we?

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My final project for Intro to New Media

One of my classmates in Prof. Macek’s new media course requested I post a link to my final paper on my blog, so here you go.

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Why is the recording industry so blind to the obvious?

Why is the recording industry so good at being so stubborn?

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Citizen protests… in North Korea?!

Fear of Kim Jong-il’s son and potential successor, together with worsening economic conditions, have sparked novel North Korean protests.

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Social media: users write; media companies profit.

Are new media Web sites are turning us into “a nation of serfs”, or do they commit no wrongs when they profit on content which users give up for free?

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Youth and the Internet—no cause for alarm

Responsibility should fall on parents directly to properly educate their children about the risks they might have online.

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