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It seems to me that most dreams are getting deferred, and not because people don’t have the opportunity or the tools to achieve them; no, we’re really all drowning in this bombardment of the exchange of information to some extent.

From TypewriterOS

By Jordan Spencer Cunningham on May 24, 2014

An essay written to appease the general education requirements of the BS in IT Software degree at Western Governors University. Luckily for me, I enjoy writing, and especially about archaic technology. Needless to say, the essay passed the requirements with flying colors, and it’s likely that we have one new telegrapher joining the ranks. {Read further…}

By Jordan Spencer Cunningham on April 24, 2014

I love science. When I was a little boy, I struggled to decide whether to be an inventor, a scientist, or a train engineer; I think I still have time to be a train engineer. Real science can often help make explainable things make sense to the human mind. Real science intrigues me– I enjoy learning about it. I even name my hard drives after stars (Sol, Arcturus, and Death-Star currently). I also enjoy learning about theoretical science– stuff that’s often based on fact but is still more or less made up. I call that creativityFictionExpanding the human mind by utilizing the imagination. I love this even more– a person can invent anything using this kind of thinking, and it makes for great stories and even great attempts to know the truth and develop technology to match those invented ideas. {Read further…}

By Lisa Kaye Montgomery on April 2, 2014

Introduction – True Feminism and Definition of a Disney Princess

Disney’s Frozen doused the internet with a resurging feminist critique of Disney princesses.  Although the Frozen women certainly show strong, unique feminist characteristics, I hate to see small-minded feminists assume Elsa’s and Anna’s only strengths are the lack of needing male rescuing.  Don’t negate and ignore every real feminist trait they represent!  Elsa and Anna are strong feminists because they actively pursue their dreams and make bold choices that progress their own lives, not because they refuse male company or kisses. {Read further…}

By Jordan Spencer Cunningham on March 29, 2014

It’s LDS General Conference time again, and what conference would be complete without its anti-Mormon protesters sporting pathetic signs in a sorry attempt to disrupt the spirit of the conference and its fringe-Mormon protesters kicking and screaming about some kind of gospel doctrine that God came up with that they just can’t stand? Last year I wrote an open letter to the organized group that has taken command of the Mormon “feminist” movement.  The astute Ordain Women movement has this year decided to trademark the color purple as the “I am going to kick and scream until I get what I want in the LDS Church” banner; they want LDS women everywhere to attend tonight’s women’s conference wearing purple dresses. This is an extremely sneaky way to make themselves look more important than they really are– so extremely sneaky that it’s not at all sneaky to anyone with half a brain, and here’s why. {Read further…}

By Jordan Spencer Cunningham on March 27, 2014

The United States of America has made great strides in knowledge and social justice throughout the past three centuries. It has been the envy of the nations—a jewel of peace, opportunity, growth, and change. In all of the change the country has experienced, however, something is being lost, and this is wisdom. All is not lost, for despite a downfall in general wisdom, there are still many of the brightest minds the country has ever produced populating the current and upcoming generations, and they have the power to change the course of the nation back to an upward climb. {Read further…}

By Jordan Spencer Cunningham on March 23, 2014

Some larger businesses have machines and switches running on 10Gbps networks– CAT 7 or fiber cable and some expensive switches and NICs are all you need, after all. Well, that’s a little beyond my budget (and needs, for that matter), but I’d settle for 2Gbps on my Synology DiskStation web/file/media/&tc. server. {Read further…}

By Jordan Spencer Cunningham on February 24, 2014

Play the above song. Just do it.

This is West Jordan High School Madrigals’ theme song, as it were. I sang this with 30 other students to send out the previous year’s Madrigals and reign us– the next year’s Madrigals– in. The year after us sang it to send us off and take our place. This piece reflects some sense of happiness, togetherness, and accomplishment that is slipping or has slipped away– slipped into memory. {Read further…}