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Career

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

I ran across an updated career search feature for Careers After College from the Princeton Review, and although you have to register (but can deselect the usual suspects that will email you everything) you can get to a short list of questions to identify a range of careers.  The point to taking the quiz isn’t to give you a definitive answer, but a short list of possible careers that you can research or think about.  Especially with the number of career changes we are all going to experience increasing over time.

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Therbligs

Squeeze in exercise at work as well as home

Was it only last October 7th that the new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans was released by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services?  It was!  The highlight of the new guidelines was the amount of exercise set for adults for a minimum, 2 1/2 hours a week, and for extensive health benefits, five hours a week and two days a week of strengthening activities.

While Walker Engineering is working on a developing research into how to add back exercise into the workplace, much is being done elsewhere.  The Washington Post has the angle for doing work while doing household chores, which, while tiring, don’t necessarily qualify as appropriate, in the article “Too Busy to Squeeze In a Workout?  You Don’t Know Hot Squats.” The article outlines Squeezeitin.com’s co-founder Jenny Hein’s approach to exercise while doing ordinary household chores.

Another interesting approach is to produce work while exercising, the approach Oregon State University is taking while becoming one of the first universities to equip their exercise machines to collect power.  Go Beavs!

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Engineering

Blogging for Mobile Devices

I just added the WordPress Mobile Edition as a result of my recent road trip across the country.  Think of this as a must have for your platform in today’s world.  Visit http://mobile.nytimes.com using your phone.  Incredibly useful and lightning fast, even when compared to the NYTimes iPhone Application which pales by comparison.

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Engineering

Project Draw

Project Draw is a new feature-rich web-based vector drawing application built by the Labs team. Use it to create simple floor plans, electronic-circuit diagrams, network diagrams, user interface mock-ups, and more. Save your work in a variety of formats on our server or yours. No plug-ins or downloads required – if you have a JavaScript-enabled Internet Explorer or Firefox browser, you’re good to go. If you’ve registered with Autodesk Labs, logon and try Project Draw out now!

Try it out HERE -> http://draw.labs.autodesk.com/

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Engineering

4th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area

MAKE

Re-Make America

Following on President Obama’s call to “begin again the work of remaking America”, Maker Faire 2009 will be organized around the theme of Re-Make America. Held in the San Francisco Bay Area on May 30-31, Maker Faire celebrates what President Obama called “the risk takers, the doers, and the makers of things.” The fourth annual Maker Faire will showcase individual creativity and grassroots innovation in the largest festival devoted to DIY culture and technology in the country.

http://www.makerfaire.com/