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My Future Career Tip!

Yesterday, I picked up a Prestige Limousine client in Lake Oswego and took him to PDX for a flight home. As we crossed the Willamette on the Marquam Bridge, we took in the progress of the new light rail bridge being built. He told me that everything, like a bridge, is now built on a computer in the cloud and all sorts of engineering decisions are made there. An engineer can subject the bridge to various loads, make design changes, subject the design to earthquake stresses all on the computer. Because the design is in the cloud, what used to take two to three days for each iteration, even with a powerful computer, now can be viewed instantly or can take as much as a 30-minutes. The cloud substantially decreases the design time, cuts production or manufacturing time, cuts costs and increases safety.

I shared with him the bus charter of children that took us to the new Sellwood Bridge. The children saw from water level the result of shifting a working bridge 30 to 60 feet downstream, so a new bridge could be built in its place. They saw how new piles coffer dams were built and met the engineers working on the project. I doubt if it impressed the children, but I was astounded that most of the civil engineers were women fresh out of college in the last two years. When I grew up, engineers were men.


Big pipe to be used for the new bridge concrete.


Looking up at the old, shifted Sellwood.


My charter bus under the new bridge supports.

Here’s my future career tip: My passenger says his company is looking for female engineers to hire. I failed to ask him why. Maybe women bring a unique perspective to a project; maybe they demand less in salary; maybe it’s good for morale; maybe the answer is none of the above. Whatever, his company wants to hire female mechanical and electrical engineers. All they can get. This is still an area dominated by men, he told me. So if you like to design or build things and you’re a woman consider becoming in demand mechanical and electrical engineers.

Bonnie Tyler Told Us Years Ago


Week 4 Football Upsets

#6 Oklahoma 19, #15 Kansas St 24

Seriously!
#24 Boise St. 7, BYU 6 and BYU had five turnovers. That’s not the look of a #24 team.

Well, that’s satisfying!
Oregon State beats #19 UCLA 27 to 20 and Mike Riley is tied for the most wins ever at OSU.

Now, let’s see if #3 Oregon can avoid the SI jinx tonight against #22 Arizona.

UPDATE: #3 Oregon overwhelms #22 Arizona 49 to 0!

Locally. Portland State loses to Southern Utah 49 to 42.

Two Oregon Quakes

map 1.8  2012/03/26 06:16:55 45.043N 122.247W 11.1
28 km (18 mi) SSE of  Estacada, OR
map 1.8  2012/03/26 00:46:33 43.753N 121.265W  0.3
19 km (12 mi) ESE of  Three Rivers, OR

UPDATE: The Three Rivers quake is on the south shore line of Pauline Lake.

Paulina Lake is one of the twin crater lakes (the other being East Lake), located 6,350 feet (1,940 m) above sea level in Newberry Crater within the caldera of Newberry Volcano, about 25 miles south of Bend, Oregon.


Off Coast Of Oregon

UPDATE another off the coast

MAP 4.1 2012/03/13 10:07:04 42.152 -126.688 10.3

MAP 3.1  2012/03/12 04:37:20 44.378N 124.466W  0.0
30 km (18 mi) WNW of  Yachats, OR


What Happened Near Mt Hood?

map 0.7  2012/02/23 18:15:02 45.292N 121.683W  5.7
24 km (15 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 0.2  2012/02/23 17:18:11 45.292N 121.684W  5.9
24 km (15 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 1.0  2012/02/23 16:12:33 45.295N 121.688W  5.2
23 km (15 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 0.5  2012/02/23 15:47:59 45.298N 121.685W  6.1
24 km (15 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 0.5  2012/02/23 15:15:06 45.301N 121.681W  6.2
24 km (15 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 0.5  2012/02/23 15:10:57 45.294N 121.684W  5.8
24 km (15 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 1.0  2012/02/23 13:51:37 45.297N 121.684W  5.8
24 km (15 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 0.5  2012/02/23 13:31:11 45.298N 121.686W  6.2
23 km (15 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 0.6  2012/02/23 13:29:55 45.296N 121.685W  6.0
24 km (15 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 0.9  2012/02/23 13:27:39 45.301N 121.683W  5.8
24 km (15 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 1.5  2012/02/23 13:26:15 45.320N 121.694W  5.8   
22 km (14 mi) E   of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 0.5  2012/02/23 13:15:50 45.322N 121.683W  7.6
23 km (14 mi) SSW of  Parkdale, OR
map 1.7  2012/02/23 13:09:04 45.319N 121.695W  6.4
22 km (14 mi) E   of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 0.2  2012/02/23 13:05:11 45.297N 121.683W  5.9
24 km (15 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 1.6  2012/02/23 13:03:59 45.036N 122.412W  0.0
18 km (11 mi) SE  of  Molalla, OR
map 0.7  2012/02/23 12:58:25 45.299N 121.684W  5.9
24 km (15 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 0.2  2012/02/23 12:56:47 45.300N 121.685W  6.2
24 km (15 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR
map 0.3  2012/02/23 12:50:28 45.298N 121.684W  6.3
24 km (15 mi) ESE of  Mount Hood Village, OR

But, no danger of explosion.


Oregon Experiences Two Three More


map 1.5  2012/02/17 11:41:36 42.425N 122.778W  0.0
5 km ( 3 mi) E   of  White City, OR

map 1.3 2012/02/17 10:14:30 43.564N 123.284W 0.04

km ( 2 mi) S of Yoncalla, OR

map 0.1 2012/02/16 23:02:03 45.360N 121.701W 4.2

1 9 km (12 mi) SSW of Parkdale, OR


Parkdale, OR Rocks

Our own little Mt Hood swarm!


map 0.5  2011/12/11 04:30:01 45.367N 121.688W  3.8
18 km (11 mi) SSW of  Parkdale, OR
map 0.4  2011/12/11 04:30:01 45.365N 121.693W  4.5
18 km (11 mi) SSW of  Parkdale, OR
map 0.9  2011/12/11 03:37:37 44.121N 122.850W  9.5
14 km ( 8 mi) NE  of  Springfield, OR
map 0.5  2011/12/10 23:51:08 45.367N 121.695W  3.8
18 km (11 mi) SSW of  Parkdale, OR
map 0.5  2011/12/10 22:50:58 45.367N 121.691W  4.0
18 km (11 mi) SSW of  Parkdale, OR
map 0.5  2011/12/10 22:50:49 45.369N 121.701W  4.0
18 km (11 mi) SSW of  Parkdale, OR



Biden Calls Corzine

Biden says after the new regime took over they talked about a “Bank Holiday.” That’s when they close the banks, devalue the currency, and then let you have some of that new currency. Then he says they called Jon Corzine, formerly of Goldman Sachs, for financial advice. Financial advice from a man who just ran MF Global into the ground and stole over $1.2 billion of investors money.

Now Gerald Celente tells us to expect a “Bank Holiday” in the first quarter of 2012. You can listen to Celente at King World News.

Katla Erupts? No!

The National, the Abu Dhabi Media company’s first English-language publication, has set a new standard of quality English-language journalism in the Middle East claims this as new, but it’s not current and not Katla! It’s probably an eruption at Grímsvötn volcano at approximately 17:30 UTC, May 21st 2011.

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