“One thing remains: economics. You must confront economics. Then, only then, an MBA will you be.” Well, I’m not pretending that a master’s degree from Western Governors University compares with the trials of becoming a Jedi Knight, but I confess it has been a slog … Continue readingDegree Quest: Day 84
Microsoft Windows is of course the dominant operating system on the personal computer, with Linux dominating basically everything else (even smartphones; Android is based on Linux). What if that was different? I’ll go through a couple of scenarios, one hewing more closely to real life … Continue readingOperating System What-Ifs
Seems to be a month of map projections on here. Anyway, I’d like to spare a few more thoughts on gnomonic map projections, prime meridians, and the land and water hemispheres. Of Map Projections Gnomonic You might be asking “wait, what’s a gnomonic map projection?” … Continue readingMore Fun with Cartography
The mascot of Western Governors University is an owl named Sage, with us alumni being called “Night Owls”, so called because since it’s a competency-based, flexible, go-at-your-own-pace college students can do their work, submit their papers, and be examined at any hour of the day … Continue readingDegree Quest: Day 74
Don’t ask me how or why, but I got to reading up on childhood amnesia, i.e. how we don’t remember our infancy and early childhood, and it’s some interesting stuff, with some perhaps interesting implications for helping the ageless (or biologically immortal) people who may … Continue readingLethe to the Future?
Yes, as of April 3 I’ve started on the final leg of what I like to call my “degree quest”: beginning work on my Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Western Governors University (WGU). Since it’s a go-at-your-own-pace online program I’ve been able to work … Continue readingDegree Quest: Day 66
A thought just popped into my head that I had to share with you: in worldbuilding or in real-life geography maps are all-important, like the fish we swim in, yet relatively few dive into map projections, the art of representing a three-dimensional globe on a … Continue readingOf Map Projections Obscure