ryanaycock
wasting the web since 1996
Valid HTML as of May 2006

Original writings


CV - updated May 2017.

The Not So Short Introduction to Getting Into Medical School - I wrote this book about my experiences with applying to medical school. Feel free to print it, edit it, amend it, or re-distribute it. I also have a double-sided version for people with printers that can print to both sides of a sheet of paper. This second version looks more like a commercial book.

An older version of the manual is available as a webpage.
The source code for the Introduction is available here.
Megachurches - my thesis.
My thesis was written in LaTeX using the MLA package I created.
If you want to learn LaTeX, read The Not So Short Introduction and check out this cheat sheet.
I've also created a Scientific Paper Package for writing journal-style articles. See this paper on aerogels for an example.
Tic Tac Toe Manual - how to win every game of tic tac toe.  Here is a game to test your skills.

The Pharisees' Historical Role in Shaping Christianity and Judaism

Original programs


HTML Calendar Maker (stand alone - change to .pl / CGI - change to .cgi) - written in Perl.
American holidays - taken from Claus Tondering
FAQ about calendars - also by Tondering
security module - simple 1 bit security

Original backgrounds


smoke
scorpion
ampersand
portal
biology
six pack
stained glass
bricks
mouse church - this is the image I created for my thesis' title page

Citings


Megakirker - A Danish newspaper wrote an article about megachurches. The final paragraph can be rougly translated as, "Another researcher Ryan D. Aycock comes to the result that the mega-churches have gone as far as in order to adjust themselves the members that they have spaces for theological debate and spiritual growth not any more."
St. Cornelius of the Divine Saviour's Fall 2006 Newsletter - in German
Geographic Analysis of Two Suburban Mega Church Congregations in Atlanta - An MA thesis from Georgia State University
Black Megachurches and Social Services - A PhD dissertation from American University, eerily similar to the thesis above


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