Pumpkin Pi

Who says engineers don't have a sense of humor?  It might not be the kind of humor that all folks can understand, but it is amusing just the same. Every now and then a Far Side cartoon would just tickle me so that I had to laugh out loud.  Often, I'd show the cartoon to my husband and he was unmoved. He rarely saw the humor that I saw and would look at me quizzically.  So I'd show the cartoon to my daugher, she'd always get it. A friend sent me this cartoon of Pumpkin Pi and it is so clever and witty that I wanted to share with all. Not sure if my husband will laugh, but I know it will get a chuckle from my oldest daughter.  She is an electrical engineer, just like me, and this cartoon is for her and all her female engineer friends.  They'll get it! We are doing a Girl Scout Engineers! program this Saturday at DeVry in Alpharetta.  I am going to bring copies of the cartoon to … [Read more...]

Volunteers needed for Girl Scout Engineers! program on Oct 13th

  The Girl Scout Council of Greater Atlanta presents Girl Scout Engineers! Description:  Connect with others as we present a program designed by the Society of Women Engineers to help girls discover the world of science exploration!  Women in engineering careers will lead girls in a variety of hands-on science activities.  Meet women engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs and get a chance to learn about exciting science careers.  Lunch will be provided to all registered participants. Volunteers: We are looking for a dozen female engineers to introduce 100 “future engineers” to the world of engineering.  This is a popular girl scout program and this year we have expanded the age groups and activities. Start: 10/13/2012 9:00 AM End: 10/13/2012 02:00 PM  Program Level: Girl Scout Junior (Gr 4-5), Girl Scout Cadette (Gr 6-8)  Location: DeVry … [Read more...]

LAN Systems CEO Named Girls Inc. Strong, Smart and Bold Awards Honoree

August 24, 2012 – LAN Systems, a leading Atlanta IT Support Company, announced that its CEO Mary Hester is a Girls Inc. Strong, Smart and Bold Awards Honoree. "It was an honor to be nominated with sixty of the strongest, smartest, boldest women our community has to offer," said CEO Mary Hester.  "Girls need strong role models in women that are tough and successful while maintaining their beauty and grace." On Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta hosted its 10th Strong, Smart & Bold Awards luncheon.  This event recognized the achievements of Atlanta’s women and girls who embody the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated) and bold (independent). Nominees are women who are role models for girls today as they work toward becoming the leaders of tomorrow. The Strong, Smart & Bold … [Read more...]

DNSChanger – The Apocalyptic Computer Virus

The day they turned off the safety net servers for victims of DNSChanger came and went with little incident. For months, the FBI and computer professionals had been warning that infected computers would lose their Internet connection if the virus was not removed. All that warning paid off as no one complained that they had been affected but then they may all be disconnected from the Internet. Not to make light of a very serious situation, but this was reminiscent of the Year 2000 or Y2K computer scare.  So many reported that computer systems around the world would lock up or do worse by sending random commands that would disrupt financial, power and emergency systems everywhere.  The basic problem was that older programs did not leave enough space for a four-digit year like 2012.  For years, programs had been using two-digits like 95 for 1995.  You can see how this would cause … [Read more...]