My name is Eric Johnson. I am currently an engineering student at BYU, and I have a lot of projects that I am currently working on. You can see them and various other fun things below!
This is a proposal I drafted in the summer of 2020, in which I argue for a unified system of bike paths to connect already existing routes in various cities in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro Area. Click the link above to find out more!
This project is to create a program that takes exchange rates of micro-currencies with real currencies and converts them into a continuous linear piecewise function that can convert any positive rational amount of one currency and convert it into the equivalent amount of another. This project has had several iterations which I will gradually add to this website as I discover and develop them, but for now, you will see here Version 2M. It is a script written in the Wolfram language and designed to work in Wolfram Mathematica with the output being semi-manually transferred into Desmos for intersection calculation. A previous version (also a Wolfram Mathematica script) generated a video of a point travelling along the graph of the function; I wanted the video to work as a variable toggle which could be set to (paused at) the desired value. I will soon add that version to this website and title it Version 1M.
This is an online archive I am constructing of an old email message group on the Internet. It is designed to be easily searchable by message number and by date. I will continuously add more messages to the archive and also try to develop code to optimize the user experience.
This is my work-in-progress transliteration of the Book of Mormon into Hwayih Woen, a method of writing the English language with Chinese characters invented by a guy named J. Y. Cheung. The purpose of this system, as far as I can gather, is two-fold:
I think that Mr. Cheung adhered to these principles faithfully and created a writing system with phonemic characters, ligatures, inflection & case markers, and explicitly defined methods for adopting other Chinese characters to write English words. In my admiration of this system, I have decided to take on the task of recording the English-language version of the Book of Mormon in it. I obviously will never finish this task on my own, but I provide my work so far as a proof of the efficacy and beauty of this orthography.
You can click the heading above to access my work so far, and you can learn more about Hwayih Woen by clicking the link here.
The link above goes to my February 2020 Senior Thesis, which I hastily
The Freedom to Govern Themselves. It engages a discourse
between the books Plato's Republic and The
Federalist Papers and ultimately defends the democratic
republic outlined by American founding fathers James Madison and
Alexander Hamilton as the best possible government given imperfect human
beings. Feel free to read it, comment on it, ask questions about it,
Ill Bethisad is an open-source alternate history in which the world is simultaneously the same and different. The Earth itself, its climate, and the species that live on it are relatively the same, but the demographics and political boundaries of human beings have been entirely changed, along with changes to many modern innovations. I have contributed somewhat to this project, and at the link above you will find the various maps, signs, and other contributions I have made.
I am currently enrolled in REL A 122 and POLI 201, two classes in which I write digital dialogs. I have them all stored in a Word document so I can count the words. You can view them by clicking the link above. Tell me what you think!
Poki, the Dog
BYU College of Engineering
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