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This was my final paper in ENG102. It's not a good paper, really. Well, for an ENG102 paper, it was fine. As an upper division film paper, which is what it was trying to be despite the restrictions imposed on it by being a basic ENG102 paper, it probably would have been a C.

What I'm saying is, it's not brilliant. But it does cover some really damn interesting history in Hollywood, and I learned a hell of a lot more than what even made it into the paper. I should probably write some of that shit out, but in the meantime, here's this.

Anyway, it's under the cut. )
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Whatever I end up thinking of my chemistry teacher (dunno yet, we're not very far into the semester), his preferred method of balancing redox equations is goddamn beautiful and miraculous, because it doesn't involve oxidation numbers and it's fast. Seriously, horrifying and ugly redox equations, balanced in five minutes or less.

Functionally, it's the method described here, with a few tweaks/different order. The way my teacher taught it is, first thing you do after you've balanced your half-reactions except for the H and the O, is balance any charge with H+ (for acidic) or OH- (basic), then you balance the oxygen in the equation with H2O, and balance the hydrogen with H0. (H0 = H+ + e-.) Then you just make sure the H0s cancel out (they should be on opposite sides of the equation) by multiplying by whatever you need to for the LCD and then add the half reactions back together.

And seriously, it's like the idiot-proof method of balancing redox equations and redox is what kicked my damn ass last semester of Chemistry. I'm a convert, seriously.

o hai

Dec. 16th, 2012 10:54 am
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So, awesomely, I can pull up freenode webchat, so I can have IRC. Also, I can poke at Support as well as anti-spam!

Of course we're out of greens in Support that I can do much with and there's no spam in queue and my eyes will bleed from my skull if I go hunting more SEO spammers, so, you know. Can't do anything much to amuse myself here on dreamwidth, right now. But at least I have options.

(Why, yes, I have been posting more to this account! That would coincide rather neatly with Glitch having gone away and therefore I no longer have my main timewaster to occupy myself with at work.)

Um: school. School is... well, I just checked my grades five seconds ago and holy shit how did I manage a B in my Chemistry lecture, I was barely scraping a C before the final. I mean, I knew did decently on the final and the prof was going to be pretty generous in the grading and the curving, but EVEN SO. I was expecting a C out of that class. Um. Yay? I mean, I will take that B and run, laughing allllll the way, but wow.

Calc was fine! I could've done better, but I could've done worse, too. A B is totally a solid grade in Calc II. And I have high hopes for getting an A in Calc 3 next semseter, I will just have to be on the internet less and do more homework.

And now that that's over with, I need to clean the house and then get my christmas shopping done ahahahaa why do I always wait until the last minute. /o\
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I just haven't been using this journal, um. At all. I actually don't even use my other journals on dreamwidth much to post in, these days; I'm over on Twitter and Tumblr primarily, though I do still follow my droll assiduously.

I'm working at a resort hotel front desk these days, and going to school -- reviewing Calc II and taking Chem I. Chem I is so boring, oh my god, we just went over all this exact same shit in CHM130, what the hell. I keep hoping that eventually we're going to hit new material but I have a sinking feeling that's not going to happen until Chem II.

Calc II I am rocking, so far. But it's review, so I kind of should be! Math, though. I love math. It's beautiful and amazing and -- the language of the universe. It just. I can't even really put into words the enjoyment I get out of math, or how it sings in my bones. I like physics and theoretical chemistry, but I love the math that we use to describe the world best.

I could do without the liberal arts majors jokes, though. Heyo, some of us like the liberal arts too. I could never do a liberal arts major, it'd drive me around the twist, but I love media studies so could we just. Stop with the damn jokes! That'd be awesome.

fuck yeah!

Dec. 15th, 2009 07:58 pm
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I just did my final presentation in my WST209 class; prior to the class, I was running a B; I got full credit on the presentation so I'm now at an A. Whoo! (I actually resubmitted something, just in case, but it's a bit irrelevant at this point. *g*)

Yay for an A. It should help my GPA a bit. <3.

Now to dig out that Calc III grade. >_>
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