Understanding prisoner rights and privileges.

One important distinction that is very important to keep in mind when discussing prisoner rights is the difference between rights and privileges. Not everyone understands what a prisoner's life is like, and incorrectly assume that they are given a lot more than they really are while incarcerated.

Exploring the urinary system, and its relationship to the cardiovascular system.

Adapted from a PowerPoint presentation, this essay explored the urinary system including its physiology, histology, homeostasis, common diseases that affect the system, and interactions with the cardiovascular system.

Will I actually follow a plan to improve my health?

I've always considered myself a generally healthy person, and have always been proud that I've completely avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and other intoxicants completely throughout my life. Being one of the lucky few that rarely ever feels sick due to common colds and other generic illnesses helps too; things that would normally cause people to take a day or two off from school or work. But there is so much more to maintaining a healthy lifestyle than avoiding drugs and alcohol or never being sick – a host of things that I should be doing to improve myself but don't do.

Unmarked police cruisers are not a scam to catch you!

I recently saw an advertisement pop up on my Facebook timeline comparing European and “American” police vehicles. I tried to post a comment explaining some of the problems with the image and that people shouldn’t buy into it and the person who shared the image deleted it. Well, some people don’t like hearing the truth, but considering how many people actually believe this nonsense, I’m going to blog about it instead.

How beneficial is working remotely?

Flexible workplaces, also known as remote working, allow employees to establish their own work environment at their home. This benefit is often seen as solely beneficial to the employee, and is frequently used to advertise positions and capture more talented employees who would otherwise be unavailable. Some employers don't see the other side of the coin and fail to ascertain how remote employees could further benefit the company. Some even fear that remote work just leads to bigger problems.

Creating a concept map to analyze unfair police shootings and deaths of African American civilians.

This is a somewhat complicated issue that can't be easily summarized in just a few words: suspected racism in the police force resulting in seemingly unfair shootings and deaths of African American civilians. Police shootings aren't all that uncommon, at least not according to some data collected by The Washington Post which suggests that 991 deaths by police occurred in the year 2015. That's a lot of officer-involved deaths – a rate of almost three per day.

Gender Neutering in the English Language

Have you noticed others around you consistently neutering their gender pronouns? Well they're doing it for a reason, but that reason is rather irritating if you think through it more thoroughly. Join me as I critically analyze a satirical article that defends gender and denounces this neutering tactic.

Where is Nebraska?

Do you know where Nebraska is on the map? Because my friend doesn’t…

Game Review: Assassin's Creed III Liberation

This was the first game I played on my PlayStation Vita, and I have to say it was quite an interesting experience. Overall, the story-line was quite interesting compared to its relative, Assassin’s Creed III, and it was interesting to see how the two games got tied into each other. I especially enjoyed hunting down the Citizen E to reveal the true story.

December 25, 2013 Games

Display all the errors!

The world of user interfaces is a dreadful one. Trying to account for every possible thing a user can do can be quite tedious, and making your user interface easy to use in all those cases even moreso. The primary thing I see most often, however, is the lack of proper error messages when a user does something wrong. Whenever a user has the potential to do more than one thing wrong at a time, they should be shown all those things they’ve done wrong when they first submit. This seems to be where most developers have trouble. Let me explain.

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