Weapons and Warfare of the Tlingit

If you want to read about Weapons and Warfare of the Tlingit you can find it at the following link (a PDF file). It was the research paper for my Anthropology A200 class. http://jayjennings.com/files/Anthro200Research.pdf I thought I might get docked for adding humor and editorial comments to the paper, but nope. 🙂

Three Ring Ranch: The 4P’s

Three Ring Ranch 4 P’s Place: Online business, which saves on inventory, rent, etc. Products: Video tutorials that are aimed at beginning game developers. Pricing: Competitive with similar offerings; price testing often. Promotion: Focused on social media. Single worst P of the bunch. Of the 4 P’s for Three Ring Ranch (TRR), the place is the easiest one to talk about because TRR is … Read More

Anthro A200: Immigrants to Alaska

(From my Fall 2015 Anthropology mid-term exam.) An ethnography is a description of the customs of different people and their culture. In looking at the history of Alaska Natives archaeology is an important part of building an ethnography because there are no written records to give us descriptions of life in Alaska hundreds and thousands of years ago. Discovering artifacts … Read More

September 2015 Reading List

Books I read during the month of September — and hey, there’s actually a non-fiction book in there this time (one of my school books). Not sure why I’ve never read the Harry Bosch novels by Michael Connelly before now. There are 20+ and he’s been writing them since the early 90s. They’re the kind of books my Mom would … Read More

August 2015 Reading List

Not sure I’ll do this next year — while I kind of like to look back and see what I’ve read, I can’t help thinking about how much “stuff” I could have gotten done if I hadn’t read all those books… Eight of those books are rereads — I read them at some time during the past, Thanks to my … Read More

Aleut Story Report

For my Anthropology 200 Natives of Alaska class I had to watch a film called Aleut Island and write a short report about it. The film talks about the US using the Aleuts as slave labor and decimating them in internment camps during WWII. You know, normal stuff. Here’s a link to a PDF copy of the report if you’d … Read More

July 2015 Reading List

These are the books I finished reading in July, 2015. Honestly, I think there might have been one or two more, but I was trying to cut back on my reading to work on a new game and didn’t write everything down as soon as I finished reading it. Dragon City by Robin Hobb Dragon Blood by Robin Hobb Girl … Read More

June 2015 Reading List

I finished reading the following books in June, 2015. After rediscovering Wilbur Smith last month I followed up with a few more. I also found out how easy it is to order books from the UofA library system (from all over the state) and have them delivered to MatSu College (7 minutes from the house) so I started in on … Read More

The Great Wordini

A few weeks ago I thought I needed to work on a game using Unity so I’d get up to speed faster and came up with an idea I hadn’t seen before — an endless runner crossed with a word game. While the gameplay has changed a bit since that first idea, Wordini (working title) still has that theme — … Read More

May 2015 Reading List

I finished reading the following books in May, 2015. School was over by the first couple days of the month and I think I went on kind of a reading binge to celebrate. The Hard Luck Hank books were a fun(ny) sci-fi series and Birds of Prey reminded me why everybody in my family inhaled Wilbur Smith books as we … Read More