Posts Categorized: Commentary

Digital Life: Going Digital

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Ever since digital storage — a.k.a. hard drives — became so cheap that the possibility of putting all the information in my life into that medium became a reality, I have had the goal of making that happen. What exactly do I mean? Well, I would like to have all my pictures, video, documents, books,… Read more »

Robot Story 1 – The Engineer

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While I seem to have lost most of my childhood memories, there are a few that still remain. Interestingly, many of them involve robots. This is my attempt to preserve these memories. Robot Story 1 – The Engineer: When I was 5 or 6 years old, I got the idea that I wanted to build… Read more »

Mormon Culture and Jargon: Mormon Missionaries (Part 2)

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(This is part 2 of a 2 part series. Read part 1 here.) The mission administrative organization has its own complex and highly developed jargon. First of all, each mission, which consists of anywhere from 20 to 200 (or sometimes more) missionaries, is located geographically within an ‘area’, consisting of many missions, which are overseen… Read more »

Mormon Culture and Jargon: Mormon Missionaries (Part 1)

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(This is part 1 of a 2 part series. Read part 2 here.) Variation in language occurs constantly and continuously throughout our society, and for each of us, whether we realize it or not, it is a daily experience. Social groups have dialects, jargon, and slang that oftentimes transcend geographical boundaries and provide cohesion among… Read more »