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DIY Projects/Hobbies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Shelton yesterday. 3 Replies

Hey gents,I'm taking an electronics class in school, and I've found it pretty interesting, mostly for doing hobbies as opposed to doing it for a career of any sort. Anybody on here familiar with any…Continue

A question for the military folk...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clinton Brown Apr 8. 4 Replies

Greetings gents,I've written on here in the past for a variety of topics. My question now is for the guys in the military. Former can obviously comment as well, but I'd like to try and get as many…Continue

Sleepless and Studying

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Mar 24. 12 Replies

Any tips any of you gents might have to help start work earlier in the day? Briefly put, I have college classes all day, and when I get done, I honestly want some time to chill out a little bit. An…Continue

Calling all engineers/project managers...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Douglas Aldrich Mar 22. 13 Replies

To all the engineers and project managers out there,How would you suggest I go about looking for employment working on the infrastructure in America? My degree is in Facilities Engineering (think…Continue

 

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Rick Shelton replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion DIY Projects/Hobbies
"I was an electronics technician in one of my former lives as well as a computer tech.  I've never done any real hard-core electronics as a hobby just the simple wiring, soldering, etc. for other hobbies (automotive for the most…"
yesterday
Regular Joe replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion DIY Projects/Hobbies
"For electronics, I know a guy who bought an eprom chip writer (it allows you to erase and write to eprom chips) so he combined his knowledge of computers, electronics and woodworking into the hobby of building arcade machines. "
yesterday
Douglas Aldrich posted a discussion

DIY Projects/Hobbies

Hey gents,I'm taking an electronics class in school, and I've found it pretty interesting, mostly for doing hobbies as opposed to doing it for a career of any sort. Anybody on here familiar with any projects they've enjoyed doing, or sites they might know about for these types of hobbies? Thanks.See More
Wednesday
Brian Splash replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Trouble with straight razor in the group Real Shaving
"you should get about 100 shaves before you put it near a stone again , are you using a strop ?"
Tuesday
Brian Splash replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Trouble with straight razor in the group Real Shaving
"agree with Saxon "
Tuesday
Douglas Aldrich replied to Gage Michael Holmes's discussion Advice
"Agreed. It is hard, but with discipline, practice, and a positive, never quit attitude, it can happen. I'm working on it myself brother!"
Apr 12
Douglas Aldrich replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Simply an opinion. Truly an ignorant one, but nobody says I have to listen to you."
Apr 10
Clinton Brown replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion A question for the military folk...
"Overall Ive had great experiences with my commanders. The culture of the military is to develop subordinates and invest time into their professional development and education. I believe that, despite the few bad eggs that get through, most of the…"
Apr 8
Douglas Aldrich replied to Ben's discussion Political Compass Test in the group The Great Debate
"Good attempt."
Apr 8
Stephen Jashub Comstock replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion A question for the military folk...
"Generally I've found my commanding officers to be competent and capable. The Army puts a lot of effort and resources into developing good leadership. Of course there are bad eggs here and there, but the certainly aren't the majority. In my…"
Apr 8
Karl Helweg replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion A question for the military folk...
"I was first enlisted then commissioned in the Army.  I have had some of the best commanders that you could ever ask for and some so bad you would think that I was making stuff up about them because it is impossible to believe that they were…"
Apr 8
T.S. replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion A question for the military folk...
"Overall, my impression of commanding officers have been positive. Everyone has a boss and shitty days, they are no exception. We want to look for the Patton types as examples of leadership, but the real leaders are running the day to day…"
Apr 8
Douglas Aldrich posted a discussion

A question for the military folk...

Greetings gents,I've written on here in the past for a variety of topics. My question now is for the guys in the military. Former can obviously comment as well, but I'd like to try and get as many guys as possible that are still in or just recently left, for the sake of contemporary issues, if you will... In addition, officers and enlisted alike please comment, but again, for the same reasoning, I'm a little more interested in what the enlisted have to say...What have been your overall…See More
Apr 8
Clinton Brown replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Calling all engineers/project managers... in the group Engineers of AOM
"I have been reading this site for awhile, but I didn't realize I could "join" until I tried to reply. My background is I am NOT a degreed engineer, I don't even have a STEM degree. But I have been an Army engineer officer for 12…"
Apr 5
Douglas Aldrich replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion The sad state of American journalism..
"I'd recommend Al-Jazeera America. SImilar to BBC in that it comes from a different point of view. A lot of it is international news, but they do have a lot of news about the U.S. as well."
Mar 24
David F. replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Sleepless and Studying
"Go home, get food, go to bed at 8pm solid.  Then get up after 7-8 hours sleep.  Which is 3-4 AM.  At that point there is nothing to do but your homework and studies.  It is how I got through engineering.  You simply have to…"
Mar 24

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"Trust is like putting money in the bank; Once the box is empty, you can't take any more out."
- My Dad

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If you fail to prepare, you're preparing to fail.

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 12:19pm 1 Comment

10/12/12

“If you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.”

“If you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.”

If you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.

 

Living each day, in all aspects of life, is in a sense like preparing for tomorrow. Everything you do today will somehow either make or break the day you have tomorrow. And tomorrow, well that is nothing more than a test to see just how well you prepared. Have a test? How well did…

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A Man Should Be Tired!

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 11:29pm 0 Comments

Men, we've seen on the blog before that there are numerous responsibilities that a man has to cover in life today. And there are times when it seems like there are too many. Quite honestly, it should feel like that! Think about it, it is our duty to be a loving son, boyfriend/husband, possible father, employee, citizen, and friend to others.

Now, looking at this from a mathematical standpoint, that's only 6 things. But, we men have known for a while that when reflecting on…

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The End of the Patriots Dynasty

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 12:56pm 0 Comments

So the Patriots lost last night... in case you needed to hear it once again.

Yes, that's right sports fans, now for the next two weeks, we have to listen to those unbearable New York fans, in addition to the bandwagon hoppers to 'supported the team through it all' while they gloat about how the G-Men crushed the opposition and the Patriots chance for revenge from four years earlier. Great...

Now, to my credit, I'm a northerner from CT, so I'm stuck right in the…

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On Confidence in Yourself and The American Dream

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 7:18am 1 Comment

We all remember sitting in our history classes when we were young, probably in a circle inside the classroom for a group discussion, and talking about what the American Dream really was. Nobody volunteered to speak, of course, because that would be geekish, and nobody wants to be a geek. But looking back on it all now, have we as individuals lost sight of it all?



Each and every one of us has a different Dream. It deals with careers, spouses, houses, cars, pets, kids, toys, money,…

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