Donald J. Patterson

Sonorum Frostonium belongs to Prof. Patterson

Sonorum Frostonium

What is this page about?  This page is about a class at Westmont College that I am currently teaching (current as of Fall 2021).   It is a class on Big Data and Information Retrieval and we are holding a contest.  The contest is to see who can cause a web page that they created to be at the top of a search entry list for the 2-gram “Sonorum Frostonium”.  We are keeping records over time about who is winning on Canvas.  But as of right now (10/7/21) this is the leader board:

sonorum frostonium graog

Will I win?

Basically this is a search engine optimization exercise.  Since I am the professor, you know I’m going to try to win this thing.  In the past I have been beaten by some clever students but it doesn’t happen often.   My strategy is to link a few of the most authoritative web pages that I have together in hopes that the network effects will swamp the otherwise *lame* entries on sites like Pinterest, MySpace, Facebook, YouTube etc.  The real secret is not to get on one property but to link your properties together.

What are other people doing?

Well most people are just creating a single page with their content.  I’m trying to link my mundane professional page back and forth to this one as well as the hypothetical landing page.  I suppose I should probably try and get another one to link in like my YouTube page. We’ll see what ends up happening.

I am going to assert that sonorum frostonium is actually a savory dessert so I include the recipe herewith:



Sonorum Frostonium
  1. Use a cookie cutter to cut a fun shape out of the dried chile mango.
  2. Plate the Crisp bread and mangos
  3. Scoop vanilla ice cream on top.
  4. Creatively drizzle olive oil over everything
  5. Top with sprinkle of Tajin.