I was a sophomore in college and still had not declared a major. My parents and advisor were quickly running out of patience for me so I knew that I had to make a choice to go and declare something quick. I found my roommate using his computer for a tutorial staad and found that it was a program that he had to learn how to use as a civil engineering major. I thought that it looked interesting so I talked more about it with him and he told me all of the things that a civil engineer does and I was really excited to actually have some sense in my life.
I was going to have to spend an extra year in college to get my masters degree if I decided to do an accelerated track and I knew that was the best thing for me. If I had gone into the working world right after my four year degree then I knew it was going to be hard to go back and get my masters education. I decided to declare my new major and when I went in to see what jobs were available for the future, I could not believe the amount of jobs that were available.
Civil engineering is a vast major, there are many different things that you can do. It’s so big, there are so many avenues that you can take with it as a major. I am really happy to know that I chose something that can help society and make a difference in the lives of everyone in the community. It’s not only a great career, I also see it as giving back to the world in the way of a professional career that keeps people safe and makes their lives even better in the long term.
I used to think I had every tool to take care of any job, but I recently learned that my took kit was lacking. I had to repair a shed in my backyard that had become damaged. and when I tried to drill into the metal, my drill bit couldn’t penetrate it. I tired applying a little pressure to the metal, but that still didn’t work. After a while, some sparks were coming out of the metal. I stopped and looked for rotabroach cutters to get through the tough metal.
After all of the work that I’ve done with my tools, I didn’t think to get anything that would be able to stand up to metal, because I hadn’t done any work with metal before. Most of my work had been done with wood, sheet rock, or plastic., which are much easier to cut through than metal. I didn’t even own a welding torch, or a spot welder, because I didn’t know how to use them and never came upon an opportunity to use them. Read more »
For a college history class, I was given an assignment to write about the history of the Native Americans. I could have just made a presentation and typed a long paper, but I wanted to do something that was a little less boring. I came up with the idea of learning how to do a traditional Native American dance. The Native Americans have a rich tradition in using dance in meaningful ways. I looked for a traditional Indian headdress on the Internet and an accurate ceremonial outfit to make my dance look even more authentic.
I studied videos of Native Americans dancing until I could get the steps down perfectly. Read more »
My business manager and I were talking about all of the vacancies that we had in one of the apartment complexes I own. This was about a year ago, and I honestly wasn’t sure what was going on. I knew that there were other developments in the area that provide housing, but none of the others were any better than my own apartment complexes. I eventually found out what was wrong after looking at www.multifamilytraffic.com. My business manager had told me that this was a company that could find out why our growth was so stunted, so I decided to check them out.
I liked everything that I read on their site, and I decided to give them a try. Read more »
When my wife and I decided to build our own home on a corner piece of her dad’s farm, we knew that we were building the home we would live in for the rest of our lives. We designed it not only for the two of us and our son but for the other children we were hopefully going to have. It did not take the contractors long to build, and it was finished nearly three months after they started. The only thing I had to do once they left was contact an ADT installer to come hook our security system up.
My wife’s father did not understand the need for a security system, especially since we have three dogs. I never want them to be in the position of having to defend us though. That is my job as man of the house, and that is why I wanted to have an ADT system installed. Read more »
I never thought I would need to defend myself from a legal allegation that was untrue. The media is full of stories about that happening to people. I keep a pretty low profile and do not hurt anyone, so it was maddening to find out that it was happening to me. I kept asking myself where the justice in this world is, and why people accuse others of completely false things. After my friends told me which Los Angeles criminal defense attorney would be a good one, he agreed to take on my case.
It all started when I met a woman who works in another department at the company that we both work for. I had been there for 17 years, and she had just been hired on about one year prior to meeting her. Read more »
It’s an amazing thing to be part of the generation that is introducing so many changes to multiple industries across the globe thanks to wide spread access to the Internet. The service industry has especially been undergoing changes with the help of the smart phone. The advent of apps have allowed unique business types to crop up. Imagine wanting food from your favorite restaurant but unfortunately they don’t offer delivery. Now with the help of those unique businesses you can have food delivery in tampa regardless of the restaurant. It’s a business model that many people have thought of but only now because of access to the web are people able to make the dream come true.
Uber is a great example of how the world is being forced into these changes. Read more »
Hair comes in an diverse abundance of subtypes which means that a categorization type had to come into existence sooner or later. For 4c hair, the Afro kinky kind, a lot of great care has to go into it. Too, this also means that this kind of hair is for sale at a premium and today of all days, Cyber Monday, you can get this hair on sale right now if you need some extensions. Read more »
During a recent sale, I was able to get some amazing hair bundle deals. The hair bundles would have normally cost me an arm and a leg for just one, but thanks to the sale, I was able to get many of them for a lower price. I’ve bought enough hair to last me for the entire year. When I usually buy hair, I save up some money from my paycheck for a couple of weeks, and wear the occasionally when I want to show off or sometimes I’ll save it for special occasions. At least for one year, I don’t have to worry about holding back.
I’ve got some neat ideas that I can use with the hair that I bought. Read more »
If there has been one industry which has been able to progress and evolve quickly thanks to the introduction of the Internet into American consumers homes, it’s the music industry. It has been both a source of conflict against the archaic RIAA and a boon for the indie artist who seeks to make a name for themselves. It has adapted quickly to the needs of the artists and is finally now bridging the gap between the indie and the corporate with the help of music sync companies. These companies can offer a helping hand for the artist who wants to have their music played in commercials and movies.
Not every artist is going to choose this method of distribution. Read more »
I am going to lose my mind if my kids don’t stop bugging me. Sometimes, I feel like I must have a sign on my back that reads, “Harass me” I am going to try to find a new provider for my television. I just canceled my previous cable subscription because of the price, and for other reasons as well. Now I am looking to find something new and different. I think that DirecTV might be a good option for me. I have never even watched television that was from a satellite dish before, and so that could be kind of interesting.
I am sure that for the most part, it is not a lot different than getting your television from a cable provider. Read more »
Brain science is advancing rather quickly these days, especially in fields such as neuroscience, which focuses on understanding the biological structures and mechanisms of the brain. Current understanding of the workings of the brain is far beyond what could have been dreamed of a mere hundred years ago, or probably, even several decades ago. Yet, it seems that humanity’s understanding of the brain will only continue to grow within the forseeable future. And as that understanding grows, it will bring with it the possibility of new technologies that will be able to interact directly with the brain.
There are is already some precedence for neurotechnology; for example, there have been encouraging results with using prostectic devices that are connected to a patients nerves and give the amputee some degree of regained functionality in their missing limb. I think that such advances are only the tip of the iceberg, and that wonderful new technologies will change the human experience in ways we are not able to yet imagine.
There doesn’t seem to be any reason why a cure for blindness will not be available within the relatively near future. It is already possible to interface conventional electric signals with nerves. What remains is to create a device capable of rendering images comparable to what the human eye can do. It may take quite awhile before technology is capable of creating anything with the clarity of a real eye; but none the less, it seems like it should be possible. The possibilities for neurotechnology extend to many more conditions and diseases as well. Hopefully diseases such as dementia will become a thing of the past after our understanding of the human brain increases sufficiently. I am hoping that I will be alive long enough to see some of the advances in technology related to the brain.