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When designing your manufactured product, you never forget to work on the process selection. The same applies when designing your app or your computer programming project. The designers of applications such as Twitter, Angry birds, Uber or the Wyzant application you are currently accessing engaged in their process selection work in order to give us these fine products.   As a major in computer science and a professional who develops anything from Android applications, websites, and client server applications, I have learned that a good software product is not good because it works but it has to meet the requirements too.    Process selection refers to the strategic decisions involved in choosing the production process to have in your production environment. Sometimes, this is already chosen for you when working on a school project. However, when working in real industry and creating your own Android apps or iPhone apps, you need to choose your own... read more

Some helpful wintertime tips: 1. protect your home and your wallet by making sure garden hoses are not left connected to shut-off valves in freeze-prone seasons. Water in the hose can back up into the valve as it freezes and expands and can actually cause copper pipes to burst. 2. Blown or loose attic insulation can actually be scattered by air drafts. And sometimes it's not equally sprayed during construction resulting in bear spots above your ceilings. This will result in cold spots in the rooms below wasting heat and money. Check it out and rake it out evenly before the cold weather is here. Wear a tight-fitting mask to avoid inhaling the stuff or hire a pro. By the way, if you don't have at least R-30 batts or at least 8" of blown insulation, consider adding more. It's one of the easiest upgrades to do and quite cost effective. Just be careful to not block any soffit vents that provide cross ventilation to your attic. 3. Most homes nowadays have adjustable... read more

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