March 13, 2008
March 11, 2008
Thank you to all those who voted Dave was too smart to go to school.
The correct meaning of Stochastic, if you haven't looked it up already is: of or containing a random variable or chance. Good job to those that chose correctly.
March 06, 2008
MRG - Merry-Go-Round - is the subject of today.
Here's the scoop. This video clip was taken in Ghana, right after the MRG was installed. The kids have never even SEEN a MRG let alone watch it in action or ride one. They weren't too sure what it was supposed to do until told that they needed to push it. This particular location is at one of the schools that has more funding than others. The students have a nice building, they have uniforms, and the teachers are paid more to care about the order of things.
This MRG is one that Kwakue (Quake-oo), the lead engineer in Ghana who helps our sponsor, Ben, built. It is an idea that spawned off of BYU's First Generation Model.
March 02, 2008
Lesley agrees with some of the comments about the last suggestion for a new car I had. Saying things like, "it's not within our means" and "how would the kids fit" -- psh. She suggests something more like this ...
Man, don't wifes know that men need nothing less than a 10 second quarter mile car/truck and enough sound coming from the engine that it drowns out the rest of the traffic and outside noise? Or big enough to run over other annoying vehicles?