Monday, July 27, 2009

Recycle your old cellphones

What? can the old cellphones that are colecting dust in my drawr be recycled?
Cellphones are often trown into the garbage where they end in the dumpster, you can recycle this old cellphones where people will separate its components (Which are very often toxic) and reuse them to make new phones, you can also recycle the bateries. The cell phones are made by several metal, such as gold, cupper and cadmio, all of this can be turn into a brand new GREEN cellphone.
For more information watch these videos:

Job Interview

I: Interviewer
G: German

I: Hello German, how are you?, welcome, have a sit, let's talk.
G: Hi, I'm just fine, thank you.
I:What made you want to apply for this job?
G: Well I just graduated from college and I'm beginning my master'sdegree, so I think I fulfill the qualities you're looking for in an new employee.
I: Very nice, we like people who want to grow profesionally, so what are some of your best qualities as a worker?
G: I'm responsable, hard worker, great team worker, energetic, easy going, and personally I consider myself as a likable person.
I: Very important what you said about been responsable, so let's pretent that you are working with a partner and he gets sick, you have to present an inform for the next day, what would you do?
G: I just simply finish it by myself, work is work and when it has to be done it has to be done.
I: Very well said, since when are you speaking english? I read your resume and you are originally from Venezuela, so your first language is Spanish, is it?
G: Yes, I come from Venezuela, and yes my first language is Spanish, I've been speaking english since I was 12 years old.
I: Great, it's always better to learn when you're young, so final question, what do you spect from yourself and from the work you'll do?
G: From myself I spect to be a great worker, to don't let you down, and always make the best work I can do, and also be better than you spected, from the job I want to grow as an engineer and why not, as a person, you'll never stop learning, so I spect to learn a lot, and also meet very nice people.
I: Well that's it. Very good interview, it was very nice to meet you, and you'll get an answer next week.
G: Thank you a lot for the opportunity and for showing interest in me, I really apriciate it .

Sunday, July 26, 2009

May-July09 Team 4:

Team Members
Ignacio Davila-Leader
Phoebe Gómez-Assistant project leader
German Rodriguez-Technology
Yanina Alvilar-Secretary

Mind Map of the Project:


Our every day life has been directly affected by the industrial revolution and social groups have grown.This has made industry develop on big steps.This expansion has not been reflected just on physical spaces but also on the environment, for the past years men have focused on the elaboration of different products that attend their needs with the only goal to improve his well-being and lifestyle but in the process of accomplishing this goal, men have forgotten something more important, so important that without it he couldn't live, THE ENVIRONMENT
Engineering Solution (Proposal):

Giving conferences to companies that are polluting the environment. In this conferences we'll talk about possibles solutions to the problem, how can they change their way of working in order to help the environment.
Methodology (How are you planning to solve the problem):

1) Educating the Companies: We'll talk to the different polluting companies through group talks, because not only the head chief must know about this, but also all the employees in the companies.

2) Recycling: This is an incredible way to help the environment, we'll teach the companies that recycling is a win-win activity, they win because the can re-use their products, and also the environment wins.

3) Finding Alternatives Energy Sources: Most of the polluting companies are the ones that provide energy, such as electricity. For example, here in Maracaibo there's an electricity plant called "La Arriaga", this plant uses water from the lake, they boil this and they use the vapor to turn it into electricity, so when this process is finished the water is thrown again into the lake killing all the fish nearby. So, we can change this plant into another that uses wind instead of boiled water.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cover Letter

Cox Communications, Inc.
Human Resources Department
Atlanta, GA

I've been looking for a job as an engineer, and a saw your advertisement on Yahoo Hot Jobs and I wish to apply for it. Attached to this cover le
I've been lookign for an opportunity like this because it's my wish to work outside of my country (Venezuela), I'm a hard worker, great with people and well prepared for any job you give me.
I'm qualified to accomplish any goal your company is pursuing and I guarantee you'll have no regrets. I wish we could talk better by phone is you're able to call me, my phone number is on my resume. Thank you for you time.
Germán Rodríguez

My Resume

Germán Rodríguez
Urb. La Trinidad

Objeive: To find a entry level job for an Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Education: University: 2007-to date. Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín University.
To become: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
School: 1996-2007. U.E San Vicente de Paúl
Degree: Bachelor of Science

Skills: -Great team-worker
-Lots of ideas
-Solves problems realy quickly
-Great with people

References: Rumer Villalobos-Civil Engineer
Romualdo Villalobos-Oil Engineer

My Dream Job

This is the company where i found my dream job, Cox is the

third-largest cable provider in USA.

Company Name:Cox Communications, Inc.
Job Category:Telecommunications
Location:Atlanta, GA
Position Type:Full-Time, Employee
Salary:Starting at $75,000 per year
Experience:5-10 Years Experience

This is a nice job opportunity for a 5 to 10 year experienced engineer, it would be incredible to have it, I just have to wait.
If you want more information about Cox or you are interested on the job here the link:;_ylt=AjJaeCO3kciQVKJD_Fg4VTf6Q6IX?source=SRP

Perfect Job for a Beginner Engineer

I found this job for an entry level electrical engineer on Yahoo Hot Jobs, the job is on Whitestone, New York, but take a look, i think is perfect.

Company Name:Verizon Wireless
Job Category:Engineering
Location:Whitestone, NY
Position Type:Full-Time, Employee
Experience:0-1 Years Experience
Desired Education Level:Other
If you want more information about it, or you whis to apply for the job here is the link (I don't apply because I can't) Good Luck.;_ylt=AnTiWtjXN9X_cUD__EXTPcz6Q6IX?source=SRP

Monday, June 1, 2009

Second Life!

Well I've finally done it!!! I've got my second life avatar ... I was flying in the picture and you can't see my face because I don't know how to put the camera in front of me... But anyway i looks fun and I hope I can get to understand it soon, so I can go to the different places I've been told (Avalon first of all) ... Well hope you get your avatar soon... Keep close !

Unit's 2 Assignment

The article I've chosen is about cellphones and you can find it here:

The cellphone is a device that has been evolving since 1980 (this is when the "first" cellphone was invented, eventhough it wasn't called like that), the size, the features, the weight, those are come qualities that a cellphone has in our time. Some people can't live without it, can you?

1° Paragraph:

Mobile phones often have features beyond sending text messages and making voice calls, including call registers, GPS navigation, music (MP3) and video (MP4) playback, RDS radio receiver, alarms, memo and document recording, personal organiser and personal digital assistant functions, ability to watch streaming video or download video for later viewing, video calling, built-in cameras (3.2+ Mpx) and camcorders (video recording), with autofocus and flash, ringtones, games, PTT, memory card reader (SD), USB (2.0), infrared, Bluetooth (2.0) and WiFi connectivity, instant messaging, Internet e-mail and browsing and serving as a wireless modem for a PC, and soon will also serve as a console of sorts to online games and other high quality games.
Some phones include a touchscreen.
The largest categories of mobile services are music, picture downloads, videogaming, adult entertainment, gambling, video/TV.
1)Mobile phones often have features beyond sending text messages and making voice calls.
Mobile Phones: Noun/ Often: Adverb/ Have: Verb/ Beyond: Preposition/ Sending: Verb/ Text Messages: Noun/ And: Conjuction/ Making: Verb/ Voice Calls: Noun
2)Some phones include a touchscreen
Some: Adjective/ Phones: Noun/ Include: Verb/ A: Article/ Touchscreen: Noun
3)The largest categories of mobile services are music, picture downloads, videogaming
The: Article/ Largest: Adjective/ Categories: Noun/ Of: Preposition/ Movile Services: Noun/ Are: Verb/ Music,Pictures downloads, Videogaming: Nouns
2° Paragraph:
Power Supply
Mobile phones generally obtain power from batteries, which can be recharged from a USB port, from portable batteries, from mains power or a cigarette lighter socket in a car using an adapter (often called battery charger or wall wart) or from a solar panel or a dynamo (that can also use a USB port to plug the phone).
On 17 February 2009, the GSM Association announced[10] that they had agreed on a standard charger for mobile phones. The standard connector to be adopted by 17 manufacturers including Nokia, Motorola and Samsung is to be the micro-USB connector (several media reports erroneously reported this as the mini-USB). The new chargers will be much more efficient than existing chargers. Having a standard charger for all phones, means that manufacturers will no longer have to supply a charger with every new phone.
Formerly, the most common form of mobile phone batteries were nickel metal-hydride, as they have a low size and weight. Lithium-Ion batteries are sometimes used, as they are lighter and do not have the voltage depression that nickel metal-hydride batteries do. Many mobile phone manufacturers have now switched to using lithium-Polymer batteries as opposed to the older Lithium-Ion, the main advantages of this being even lower weight and the possibility to make the battery a shape other than strict cuboid. Mobile phone manufacturers have been experimenting with alternative power sources, including solar cells.
1)Mobile phones generally obtain power from batteries
Mobile Phones: Noun/ Generally: Adjective/ Obtain: Verb/ Power: Noun/ From: Preposition/ Batteries: Noun
2)They had agreed on a standard charger for mobile phones
They: Pronoun/ Had: Verb/ Agreed: Adverb/ On: Preposition/ A: Article/ Standard Charger: Noun/ For: Preposition/ Mobile Phones: Noun
3)The most common form of mobile phone batteries were nickel metal-hydride
The: Article/ Most: Adjective/ Common: Adjective/ Form: Noun/ Of: Preposition/ Mobile Phone Batteries: Noun/ Were: Verb/ Nickel Metal-Hybride: Noun
Unknown Words:
Ranging: The process of establishing target distance. Types of ranging include echo, intermittent, manual, navigational, explosive echo, optical, and radar.
Handoff:1)The act or an instance of handing the ball to a teammate during a play.
2)The act or an instance of handing a baton to a teammate in a relay race.
3)The act or an instance of passing something or the control of it from one person or agency to another: a handoff of the aircraft from one control tower to another.
Citywide: Including or occurring in all parts of a city

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Interview

I decided to interview my cousin Rumer Villalobos, he's an Electronic Engineer for a year now, so here it is:

1. Could you please define Engineering in your own words?
Engineering to me is the branch of science that makes or a least tries to make people's life easier with technology. In the case for Electronic Engineering we try to accomplish this through devices for the people.

2. What influenced you to pursue Electronics engineering, industrial ingeneering, computer science engineering or informatics engineering?
I pursued Electronic Engineering because there are many job offers because there isn't too many people in the field of electronics, and also there is a great chance to work outside the country.

3. Could you please describe the educational process required to become an Engineer?
I can only describe it with one word, HARD, it's not easy to become an engineer, you'll have to study a lot and give up to some stuff you were used to do like for example taking the whole weekend for resting, you'll never stop studing when trying to become and engineer.

4. What are the skills you need to be a good engineer?
I think you must be very cleaver and have a lot of ideas, when you're working there will be some problems and you'll need to solve them quickly. And I think also that you must like math a lot because almost all the career has them.

5. What job considerations were you looking for after you completed your education?
Actually any good job where I could practice everything I'd learned at college would be just fine for me, luckyly I found it.

6. What's something of your school life that you enjoy the most?
The lab work was just fantastic and very entertained, I enjoyed it very much while I was studing.

7. From your perspective, what is the most difficult part of being an engineering student?
The amount of studing hours you'll have to dedicate, belive me when I tell you that there will be a lot. And also I belive the frustration you fell when you can't solve a problem.

8. What are your plans for the future?
Keep on working and maybe find a job or a scholar-ship to study outside of the country.

9. Point out your most personally gratifying moment in Engineering school.
When I presented my final thesis, I was so nervous but it went very well.

10. Why would you recommend Engineering as a career?
If you like it, it's a great choise, because you'll have a lot of opportunities when working and if you're lucky you'll get a job offer in another country which i belive is great.

Unit's 1 Assignment

1)To take or carry from one place to another; transport.
2)To serve as a medium of transmission for; transmit: wires that convey electricity.
3)To communicate or make known; impart: “a look intended to convey sympathetic comprehension” (Saki).

1)An opinion or position reached by a group as a whole: “Among political women . . . there is a clear consensus about the problems women candidates have traditionally faced” (Wendy Kaminer). See Usage Note at redundancy.
2)General agreement or accord: government by consensus.

1)One of the larger branches of a tree.
2)One of the jointed appendages of an animal, such as an arm, leg, wing, or flipper, used for locomotion or grasping.
3)An extension or a projecting part, as of a building or mountain range.
4)One that is considered to be an extension, member, or representative of a larger body or group.

1)Process by which molten metal is forced by a plunger or compressed air into a metallic die and the pressure maintained until the metal has solidified. Die castings are accurate, are sharply outlined, have a good surface finish, and can be made in complicated designs. Zinc, aluminum, and magnesium alloys are the principal metals used. The high cost of the die usually limits the process to large-scale, high-speed production. Typical products are carburetor bodies and zippers. Type-casting machines are specialized die-casting machines

1)Spread or scattered over a considerable extent: widespread fallout from a nuclear explosion.
2)Occurring or accepted widely: a widespread misunderstanding

1)a)Appropriate to a villain, as in wickedness or depravity: a villainous plot.
b)Being or manifesting the nature of a villain: a villainous band of thieves.
2)Highly undesirable or offensive; obnoxious.

1)a)One that closely resembles another.
b)One that has the same functions and characteristics as another; a corresponding person or thing: Their foreign minister is the counterpart of our secretary of state.
2)A copy or duplicate of a legal paper.
3)a)One of two parts that fit and complete each other.
b)One that serves as a complement.

1)Lacking physical coordination, skill, or grace; awkward.
2)Awkwardly constructed; unwieldy: clumsy wooden shoes; a clumsy sentence.
3)Gauche; inept: a clumsy excuse.

A robot is a virtual or mechanical artificial agent. In practice, it is usually an electro-mechanical system which, by its appearance or movements, conveys a sense that it has intent or agency of its own. The word robot can refer to both physical robots and virtual software agents, but the latter are usually referred to as bots. There is no consensus on which machines qualify as robots, but there is general agreement among experts and the public that robots tend to do some or all of the following: move around, operate a mechanical limb, sense and manipulate their environment, and exhibit intelligent behavior, especially behavior which mimics humans or other animals.
Stories of artificial helpers and companions and attempts to create them have a long history but fully autonomous machines only appeared in the 20th century. The first digitally operated and programmable robot, the Unimate, was installed in 1961 to lift hot pieces of metal from a die casting machine and stack them. Today, commercial and industrial robots are in widespread use performing jobs more cheaply or with greater accuracy and reliability than humans. They are also employed for jobs which are too dirty, dangerous or dull to be suitable for humans. Robots are widely used in manufacturing, assembly and packing, transport, earth and space exploration, surgery, weaponry, laboratory research, and mass production of consumer and industrial goods.
People have a generally positive perception of the robots they actually encounter. Domestic robots for cleaning and maintenance are increasingly common in and around homes. There is anxiety, however, over the economic effect of automation and the threat of robotic weaponry, anxiety which is not helped by the depiction of many villainous, intelligent, acrobatic robots in popular entertainment. Compared with their fictional counterparts, real robots are still benign, dim-witted, and clumsy.robots for cleaning and maintenance are increasingly common in and around homes. There is anxiety, however, over the economic effect of automation and the threat of robotic weaponry, anxiety which is not helped by the depiction of many villainous, intelligent, acrobatic robots in popular entertainment. Compared with their fictional counterparts, real robots are still benign, dim-witted, and clumsy.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Class

Germán Rodríguez
Mariangely Diaz
Kevelin Sanchez
Veronica Franco
Vanessa Villasmil
Juan Piñeiro
Yilda López
Yanina Alviilar
Luis Delgado
Luis Urdaneta Paz
Ricardo Schilling
Ignacio Davila
Carolina Zambrano B
Asdrubal Polidor
Jessica Cuello
Ignacio Davila

Be Green! Think Green!

What is this all about? You migth be curious about this new trent, EVERYBODY is becoming green, what's going on?. Well going green is a "tendency", that in my opinion everybody should follow. This "tendency" tries to educate people about the planet and the damage that we are causing on it because of the pollution, and how to stop it.This pollution is destroying the ozone layer, this layer absorbs 93-99% of the sun's high frequency ultraviolet ligth, which is potentially damaging to life on earth. If you don't understand this just watch this video:
So, what can we do to stop global warming? Actually there are a lot of things that you can do, here are some of them:
1)Replace a regular incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb.
2)Install a programmable thermostat.
3)Clean or replace filters on your furnace and air conditioner.
4)Choose energy efficient appliances when making new purchases.
5)Do not leave appliances on standby.
6)Wrap your water heater in an insulation blanket.
7)Cover your pots while cooking.
8)Take a shower instead of a bath.
9)Reuse your shopping bags.
10)Be sure you’re recycling at home!!!.
There is a lot more things you can do to help the planet, if you're interested click on this link:

Monday, May 4, 2009

About me!

Hello everybody

I´m Germán Rodríguez, I´m 18 years old and currently studying electronic engineering on telecommunications. I was born in Maracaibo, Zulia State, which I think is the best state in our country (Venezuela), and we should be the capital, if not i propose to get separated from it and create the Independent Republic of Zulia.

I like music, specially rock music, I play the guitar or at least try to but I believe can defend myself on it. I love TV, and I love comedies like "Two and a Half Men", " The Big-Bang Theory", "Friends", and so on and so on. I also like going out with my friends to a movie or anywhere as long as I'm with them. I like English very much, actually I like languages, If I weren't studying engineering, I believe that I would be studying Modern Languages, when I'm done with English I'll study French and then Italian and finally German.

My dreams are to get graduated and get a job, and if I'm lucky that job will be in another country, that's my other dream, working outside of the country, that way I can make my other dream that is living in many places of the world and get to know a little of every single one.

What I spect from this class is to have fun, have a good time and at the same time learn a lot because you'll never know it all.

Best Wishes, Germán.
Have a nice day :D