Welcome to this page, which contains things I couldn't really clasify into any other part of this site. There is all kinds of stuff here, like code I'm doing, papers I've written, and anything else relating to me really. In other words, miscellaneous content. By the way, do you even know how hard it is to spell miscellaneous?
The FBCCS Service Archive
This is a project I've been working on ever since at least July 2022, but which has now become a reality. My church, The First Baptist Church Cold Spring, broadcasts their services on YouTube, facebook, their own site, and sometimes over the air on some fm frequency. Well, that's a one of a kind church with a one of a kind preacher, and there was a lot of those services that were so good I wanted to go back and watch them again. So I'd go download them, and hang onto them to revisit. But eventually, I just thought, "why not download every service?" Then I thought, "Why not organize all these into an archive kind of format?" Then I thought, "Why not design a website for these and display them, so other people can go back and watch too?"
I didn't like having to go to YouTube to listen to services again, and I didn't like having to navigate through their constantly changing, and never intuitive, interface. So here's my version.First Baptist Church Cold Spring Archives
My English 102 Final
Well I just recently got done with English 102, or Writing II, as they say in the classroom. My professor is pretty cool, so instead of giving us this really dumb, boring test, he told us to write an essay instead. Then, he told us to supplement it with media of a different type. For example, you could write a paper on gun control and augment it with a video as well, so as to appeal to different audiences.
Well, when I read this assignment email notification from blackboard, I had no idea what the heck to do. I was like: "What the heckk, man. How am I gonna do this?" Cause like, I didn't really care all that much about a lot of things that really ground people's gears and stirred them up. Oh sure, I have opinions on common hot potatoes like gun control, abortion, etc, but what could I possibly say... what insight could I possibly provide... that the supreme court, Twitter, and every news media source in the world hasn't already? So then I thought: "well what do I care about then?" And I came up with three things. Athletics, audio production, and computers. This was supposed to be a persuasive project though, and as much as I loved being athletic and producing, there really wasn't a whole lot to argue about. But computers... bruh, everything now is about computers. Like, what part of life in 2020+ do you not use a computer for? So I decided: "hey, I think I'll write about those." So, I fired up word, outlined my essay, and started writing.
As you may know, I'm also a programming hobbyist, so I augmented my paper with a program. Yep, that's right. A program that you download on your computer and run. Pretty cool, huh? Well no, but I thought it was. So my argument was: "Technology is not as great as you think it is." So, I wrote out my paper, and then I programmed a piece of software that would show how stupid computers can be sometimes. I reasoned: "Hey, what better to show people how irritating computers are than a computer?" I didn't do a video. I didn't do a blog. I didn't record a podcast. I wrote some software. And you can check out the whole thing Right Here
More of My essays
Speaking of english assignments, here are some of the other papers I wrote for both writing I and II.
- The Controversies Of Hacking
An in-depth look at cybercrime, the laws surrounding it, and whether hacking is a good thing or bad.
- Everything Wrong With Processed Food In 3000 Words Or Less
A persuasive essay on eating healthy in the age of the frozen food section.
- The Most Common Way To Waste Eight Seconds
"How you doing?" "Good. You?" "Good." An examination and reflection on this common, perhaps meaningless, interaction.
Meaning Of Life Portfolio
Continuing with the theme of school, here's another project I did on what I thought the meaning of life was. I did it really weirdly... I kinda just did each part of the final product independently of the other parts, and then tried to wrap them all up into a concise theme at the end. Here I have a statement of purpose, which was supposed to be a short essay on why I was qualified to do... whatever, basically one of those pieces where you try to formally brag about yourself. The next part was supposed to be media of a different type that communicated with the general public about the meaning of life according to me, or what I thought people needed to know about life, so I produced three little podcasts about instant gratification, which is a huge problem nowadays. Then with the final segment of the portfolio I had to write about myself and some goals I set for my future, and how that related to my meaning of life. All a bunch of mularky, completely pointless, served exactly no purpose, especially because I did all this for a freeking one credit hour class! That's right, one credit hour!!!
Well, anyway, I suppose you'll want to check it out after reading all that, soCheck out my Meaning Of Life Portfolio Here
Old Town Road In Eight Different Genres
You know that song "Old Town Road?" As in: "I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road..." As in: "This is the worst rap song in the history of music." As in: "This is supposed to be country!!!!!!" Well, I remixed it. I thought that since people were in two minds about what genre the song really was supposed to be, I'd just have it be eight different ones to make everybody happy. In order, they are: Orchestral, Trap, Country, Jazz, Metal, Island, Electronic, and Acapela. This was one of those things I created and then later realized was a complete waste of time. Nonetheless, you can listen to the track below.
Gucci Gang... With iPhone Ringtones
This too is something I have no idea why I created. One day, I opened up my audio editor of choice, opened some random rap song, and started adding random Apple sounds to it. I will probably never finish it but here is what I got so far.
Substitute Teacher, PT. 1
So, we've all seen Key and Peel's Substitute Teacher
skit, in which MR. Garvey, a teacher who has taught in the inner city for over twenty years, now finds himself filling in at a standard public school. It's pretty hilarious, and if you haven't watched it, you should.
Anyhow, that particular video has always been a favorite of mine, so I downloaded it so I could watch it whenever I wanted. But one day, I got to fooling with it in an audio editor, and found myself turning it into the hip hop scene it should have been. Take a listen.