MJ's American Lit reflects on Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses
MJ’s American Lit: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
A brief review of 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
Mat J Reads The Stand: End of Book 1
Mat J finishes the first part of Stephen King's The Stand.
Reading The Stand (pages 151 – 312)
Stephen King's classic intensifies. The virus known as Captain Trips continues its rampage as the American population turns on itself.
The Stand: First 150 Pages
Mat talks about reading Stephen King's The Stand.
The Beauty of Humanity
I've never stepped foot in an art museum, which is odd because I appreciate the visual arts. So, when my buddy asked me to join him at the Dallas Museum of Art to help with a school project, I said hell yes. The amount of inspiration these exhibits elicited was astounding. Every single piece at DMA … Continue reading The Beauty of Humanity
The Places I’ve Been
There are few things in this world I'm passionate about, but traveling is certainly one. Over my three decades on Earth, I've been fortunate enough to visit some amazing places. I compiled a list of said places along with some brief blurbs. I may consider writing more in-depth blogs in the future focusing on why … Continue reading The Places I’ve Been
I've met a lot of people in my life. I'd say most of these people would fall under the acquaintance category. You know what I mean, those people who you kinda sorta know, but then they call you by your first name and you respond with a "hey... buddy." Or maybe you do know their … Continue reading Friends
Halt and Catch Fire Shows Us How to Develop Characters
Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers know their stuff. Though you may have never heard of them, they write a little show on AMC called Halt and Catch Fire. Well, friends, HACF is doing more than catching fire—it's going nuclear. Set in the 1980s, Halt and Catch Fire is about a group of tech sector professionals trying to … Continue reading Halt and Catch Fire Shows Us How to Develop Characters
Lab 11: Mat Talks to Bots
Artificial intelligence has improved quite a bit over the years. However, the mechanical nature of AI makes it very difficult to have a relaxed, open-ended discussion. For this lab, I tested 3 AI programs: Eliza, ALICE, and Jabberwacky. All three are heavily dependent on logic and user-input. However, some of the responses I received surprised … Continue reading Lab 11: Mat Talks to Bots
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