Archive for November 2013

Thanksgiving 2013: Orange-Brined Turkey and Stuffing   Leave a comment

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Colleen Jones Rocks!   Leave a comment

Colleen Jones earned a You Rock Award for her outstanding seminar on “ATS.”

I attended a seminar on ATS at the Orange County (CA) One Stop Center last year. It was the most useful and informative one hour session I attended, and so Colleen Jones gets one of my “You Rock” awards.

<<< Take a look at my LinkedIn update post to see the award >>> 

Wait a second. What’s ATS you say? ATS means “applicant tracking system” – the filter used by companies to find potential employees. An infographic for the ATS is posted on the HireRight blog site. 

I wouldn’t call the resume robots “smart” or “friendly” – but you must create a resume that is smarter and friendlier than the robot scanning your qualifications summary.

Like all weapons in today’s job market, the ATS is a double-edged sword – it can help or hinder companies seeking people to fill job opportunities, and it can help or hinder job-seekers looking for work.

The best advice is to understand what and where the resume robots are looking for – and then fill your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) with what the robots are looking for.

If this sounds a lot like SEO – search engine optimization – it is because it is. Placing the proper key words in all the proper places is what you need to feed the ATS – and get that interview invitation!

San Diego Mini Maker Faire is Saturday December 7!   Leave a comment

 

Announcing San Diego Mini Maker Faire 2013 - Visit the Maker Booth called "Not Your Grandpa's Ham Radio"

Announcing San Diego Mini Maker Faire 2013 – Visit the Maker Booth called “Not Your Grandpa’s Ham Radio”

Maker Faire – where art, science and technology crash together!

>> Click here for more info! <<

My LinkedIn Mentors Rock!   5 comments

Debra Faris, Greg Johnson, Sven Johnston and Ted Robison – My LinkedIn Mentors – Rock!

In February 2013, LinkedIn said that I am among the Top 1% most often viewed profiles in 2012. I thought, shoot, I bet they said this to all of their members. . . .

LinkedIn Top One Percent 2012

In any case, I could not have done it without these great people sharing their expertise.

Now I am “paying back” as a volunteer LinkedIn instructor at the Saddleback Career Coaching and Counseling program in Lake Forest, CA

Type 65 Coupe Update: Fuel System Begins   Leave a comment

I should have done more homework on this part of the build process, since Factory Five Racing tells us they do not include the fuel system. This makes sense since it will depend on the engine. I have a 302 with an MSD Atomic EFI system, and it came with the (external) fuel pump and filters.

So now I have to figure out how to get from the fuel tank output tube to the first fuel filter, then to the pump and then to the EFI unit. I decided to install a return fuel line, based on the information in the MSD instructions, I hope this extra effort will be worth it.

I will make access holes and hatches for the fuel pump and filter, as well the rear suspension components and tali lights – this should make maintenance and repair easier.

Here are some pictures of the work done today.

Type 65 Coupe fuel pump possible location. This is the external pump that came with the MSD Atomic EFI kit. The first fuel filter will mount to the battery box.

Type 65 Coupe fuel pump possible location. This is the external pump that came with the MSD Atomic EFI kit. The first fuel filter will mount to the battery box.

Using CAD - cardboard aided design, the fuel pump mounting plate is taking shape.

Using CAD – cardboard aided design, the fuel pump mounting plate is taking shape.

Here is the fuel pump in its possible location.

Here is the fuel pump in its possible location.

The cardboard template is transferred to aluminum. The mounting plate is almost a quarter-inch thick, so it will be nice and sturdy. This piece will be drilled and painted later.

The cardboard template is transferred to aluminum. The mounting plate is almost a quarter-inch thick, so it will be nice and sturdy. This piece will be drilled and painted later.

By the way – the fuel tank is still not in its final location – the right side mounting bolts are not long enough. I may just get a length of all-thread and make my own bolt for that side. The left side seems to be OK. Next on the “To Do” list is fill and bleed the brake system.