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Red vs Blue Season 15 – Chapters List

Red_vs_Blue_S15Type: Fanfiction

Summary: With Tucker gone and the Blood Gulch crew left to take action on their new mission, they all ponder the new threat that is to come. In the far off reaches of space however, the threat is brewing stronger by the second. What will become of Locus and Tucker in a constant struggle of ideologies?

Status: Completed

Chapters List:

 

 

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Red vs Blue Season 14 – Chapters List

Red_vs_Blue_S14Type: Fanfiction

Summary: The Chorus fight is finally over, but at a huge cost. Now the Blood Gulch crew must finally return home, but can they ever find a way to move on from the losses they incurred? Maybe they won’t have much of a choice in the matter as a new threat looms over the horizon.

Status: Completed

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Is this World TOO COMPLEX?

It’s been a while since I posted anything on here (as usual). So let’s fix that :).

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Is this world too complex?

That is a question that I have been asking myself lately. So let’s take a look at some things that may make this world complex.

keep-calm-and-screw-politicsThere is politics, boy what a battlefield that is. But the funny thing about politics is that in the grand scheme of things in regards to planet Earth, it is all irrelevant. People don’t need politics to live, they are just there because it helps bring people into “twisted” power to govern the human world. These powers also make way for sometimes unnecessary legislation that are created just to keep several lawyers and other people employed. But those same legislation may end up making the life of the average person more difficult.

On top of that, the fact that there are permits for basically anything and everything in more developed nations nowdays makes life more complicated. For example, if you want to do some construction work on your OWN property, you need a permit. I guess its another way for the government to make money and keep track of what is happening in THEIR city. It’s like we need to ask for permission for almost everything nowdays.

But that isn’t what peaks the complication mountain for the human world. No, the worst of all is things like social media. It creates unnecessary drama, and should be purged. In fact social media should only be left for professional and or positive uses. Or have people that are constantly checking these sites to purge any drama related content. It makes life unnecessarily complicated for people. Because this drama is over the internet between people who most likely don’t know one another.

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I can go online right now and start up some crap with another stranger online, what will that gain us? Nothing really other than some superficial attention. It will complicate life for no reason.

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Society used to be simple, life used to be simple. In today’s technological world, people say that life is better than ever before. But is it really?

Look at all the regulations you have to abide by, and I’m talking about the ones that involve filling out a crap ton of legal paper work. Look at the lack of respect so many companies have for their customers, they are only their money bags after all. In the past, there was a sense of respect and to some degree honor between the two in the form of loyalty.

Don’t get me wrong, loyalty still exists. But in the form of professional loyalty, its harder to come by as so many people get riddled into the politics of the work place. So many people get distorted by the unnecessary politics and drama and so that trust, loyalty and honor start becoming meaningless.

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No, life is not simple. The human world is too complicated.

I look out the window to sometimes see rabbits passing by during the night. What do they do? Eat, drink water, sleep and occasionally mate whenever it’s mating season.

That is the definition of a simple life. They fight for survival on an equal playing field called Nature. In human society, those born into richer families have an advantage (at least for some time). Not all are born equal in the human world, but they are in Mother Nature.

The human world is too complicated. And it saddens me to say that it will only get more complicated from here on-wards thanks to the way we have evolved as a species.

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But there is one benefit to all these complications, sooner or later people are bound to realize that the world can be and is really simple. Maybe that realization may change many things that make this human world so complicated right now.

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Work towards a simpler life and a simpler human world.

~ Mohit


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You CAN, you SO CAN!

Reblogged from the “INTJ: Break-the-Chain” blog.

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(In a world of “I can’t”, be Michael Jordan)

Now, how many of you have said the phrase “I can’t”, followed by an excuse.

Or better yet, how many have you just always said “I can’t”. There is no excuse to follow because you truly believe that you can’t do something.

I have, and I’ll always end it with an excuse. That was the old me…the younger me that never really tried to question why I can’t do the things that I said I can’t do.

Nowadays, I’ll try to test just about anything to really see if I really can’t or incapable of doing certain things. What is interesting is that, I will always find myself capable of doing certain things that are what I thought my weaknesses. The only thing is, I find that I am below shite at certain things and that is okay.

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Social Media may be Distorting Us

Hey everyone,

Been a while since I wrote a post on here. This time I thought to write on the topic of social media.

Now let me first get this out of the way, I have nothing against social media. Social media is a tool, the meaning to that tool is given through how it is used. My main concern lies with the usage and the meaning it’s users (not all though) maybe giving it.

To start of, what sparked my interest in writing a quick post about this is thanks to the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HffWFd_6bJ0

In the video the main worrying point discussed for me was the fact that social media can act a lot like drugs or alcohol, giving instant gratification with the chance of becoming addictive.

This is not false, social media definitely has that gratification feeling to it that generally is similar to say alcohol. When you are drunk, you are taken on a “ride” thanks to the release of dopamine in your brain. Social media does the same. But unlike alcohol which is less likely to be consumed 24×7 by everyone, social media can affect many for a lot of their time during the day, and it can even be 24×7.

Let’s look at another video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QWoP6jJG3k

The main point in this video is talking about the importance of “fame” to young kids these days who use social media. Because let’s be honest here, we all like having our work be acknowledged. Knowing that someone out there acknowledged our work is definitely going to give us some gratification. But as the video also discusses, there is also the opportunity to have your work be slandered online, or worse, you could be cyber bullied.

There is also the interesting point of day dreaming and imagination in that video. According to the video, teens don’t tend to drift off as much as they would have in the days without social media or any of the technology we have today. I agree that it helps train the mind to be more empathetic, but it also keeps the imagination healthy and alive. Why else do we see kids losing their imagination as they grow up? This would be one of those reasons. They are too busy trying to obtain “fame”/instant gratification online for causes that may mean nothing in the long run.

Social media as I said before is a tool. The meaning is given to that tool through its usage. People who use social media to help share causes they care about to BETTER THE WORLD, or help share useful and practical knowledge, in my opinion you are doing it RIGHT.

To those that use it in the hopes of being famous, thinking only about the likes, use it as a means to bully others or drown out MEANINGFUL content with junk posts, you are doing it WRONG.

Social media definitely has distorted us, and by effect our society to some extent. I can understand more and more now why the Millennial generation is called the Me generation. By the way, I’m from the Millennial generation.

Another good point brought up in the second video is the change in values being taught in shows these days. I don’t necessarily agree or disagree to the values being taught by the older TV shows, but one thing is abundantly clear that media has a HUGE effect on our minds. This also proves that media is just another means of controlling the populace through the messages shows send out nowdays.

Personally I’m glad I didn’t have a cell phone until I was in my 20’s. Nor did I have any social media accounts despite the pros I would hear about it from my friends at times. It kept me away from all the social media craze, it gave me moments to myself to be imaginative, creative and it also what helped me develop my interest in writing and some other creative hobbies. Had I been part of that social media craze from a much younger age, I’m sure I would be a very different person today.

To end this post, I have another video. This one is rather comedic, but also true to some extent and very well animated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZfvogC6G3k

~ Mohit

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Our culture’s obsession with money: killing our soul as well as the planet?

Reblogged from “Beyond The Dream” blog.

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“Money is the root of all evil”. That’s a truism that isn’t technically true. Money itself is neither good nor bad — it’s neutral. And, in spite of what we tell ourselves, it has NO inherent value other than that which we ascribe to it. It’s just a dirty old scrap of paper or a lump of metal that we all pretend has some special worth and so we devote our lives to acquiring as much of it as possible.

Many people become so hardened by their relentless pursuit of wealth that they cease caring who or what they have to trample on to get it. People are actually willing to KILL in order to amass money, and frequently do. I recently read about a British guy who was selling fake bomb-detectors to countries like Iraq. He knew they actually didn’t do anything, and he surely must have known that…

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Energy Monitoring Application – C#

Note: This is only meant to be a written demo explaining certain aspects of the application. Since this device uses a special hardware component that is no present with me, random dummy values will be used for voltage measure readings and calculations.

Application information:

  • Name: Energy Monitor
  • Coded in: C#
  • Development Environment: Visual Studio 2010
  • Platforms: Windows
  • Special Note: This application is meant to be interfaced with a hardware component that has various input and output plugs to it. It would plug into the wall outlet, there the appliance you wish to measure would plug into the hardware device. Through a transmitter, it transmits information to a USB receiver plugged into your computer.

Purpose of the Application:

The purpose of this application is to be able to measure a certain amount of energy being used up by an appliance in your home and give you a general overview on how much that appliance would cost you to maintain in your house by the seconds, minutes, hourly, daily, monthly and yearly.

Program Functionality:

Initial Screen:

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The image above is the initial screen that a user would be met by upon opening the application. Below is a list of what the buttons do:

  • Begin Analysis: Takes the user to another screen where they can begin analysis on a selected appliance.
  • Load Results: Allows the user to load a previously saved report for further analysis.
  • Help: Explains the function of the buttons on screen.
  • Credits: Displays the various people involved and their position on the project.
  • Exit: Closes the application.

Main Screen:

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The image above is the main screen that the user is presented with after getting past the initial window. Below is a list of the button functions:

  • Program New monitor: Allows the user to set a certain memory value for a particular device (for example: Value 34 maybe for a desk side lamp).
  • Calculate Report: Allows user to input their base electrical bill amount that will be used to calculate various monetary values for user consideration.
  • New Analysis: Starts a new analysis.
  • Load Results: Allows the user to load a previously saved report for further analysis.
  • Graph Results: Visually real time graph the result of the analysis.
  • Home: Goes back to the initial screen.
  • Help: Displays step by step procedure to enact for an analysis. This dialog window also explains additional button options such as “Graph Results”.
  • Exit: Closes program.

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The above image is the same screen as the main screen, but there are additional fields and buttons in there. The additional field are the following:

  • Fields:
    • A field to input base cost of the electrical bill.
    • A text box to show the calculated values, what the input value was and when this analysis was conducted.
  • Buttons:
    • Retrieve data: This button retrieves the input base cost value and uses it in the calculation of the different costs associated with the appliance being measured for.
    • Save Results: Gives the user the option to save the analysis report as a “.rtf” file that can be re-opened in the application, or in any compatible text editor.

As the user also has the option to graph the results, below is what that would look like:

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The following is what has changed in the above screen:

  • A real time graph is introduced displaying the costs of the appliance over time.
  • Buttons:
    • Take Snapshot: Takes a still image of the graph and saves it for future reference.
    • Open Snapshot: Opens any previously saved snapshots.
    • Magnify Graph: Allows the user to magnify the graph with the options to display in the following time metrics.
      • Seconds
      • Minutes
      • Hours

Conclusion:

This was a great senior project for my University (sort of like a thesis). It was also my first project done in C#, that meant a lot of learning was involved in the process of making this application to go along with the hardware aspect, though that particular part of the application was handled by someone else. It was both challenging and satisfying to work on an application I consider to be huge in magnitude for a first timer of the C# language.