Mandy Aguilar

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The Parts House

How The Search For The Higgs Boson Led Me, And You, To The WWW

9/10/2012<p>By Mandy Aguilar<p>I figure that not that many of us in the auto parts industry wondered how the recent announcement on Independence Day this year that the Higgs Boson, which had been theorized into existence decades before, was possibly, finally found. The realm of particle physics was abuzz with news of this discovery out of the CERN Labs in Geneva. The elusive Higgs Boson particle or the so called “God Particle” seems to exist after all. I did not know it at the time, but we had …

Using apps to sell parts: Better Notes, More Margin

I get lots of questions from friends and colleagues about the tech gadgets I own. They enthusiastically approach me to share their likes on the latest gadgets they have bought. More times than not, they walk away from these consultations a bit disappointed to learn that I usually do not have the latest model of any of the hot gadgets out there.<p>You see, I get my kicks from buying not the latest, but the one right-before-the-latest model. For me is not the iPhone 4S, but the 4. Not the TiVo …

Finish artist uses scrap auto parts to make iron cows

Still not getting all my emails

11/12/2012<p>I want more emails! Actually, the situation is much, much worse: I need more emails. I know, I know, you probably think I’m suffering from some acute tech dementia; but, truth be told, I’m still not getting all the emails I must have. According to my Google Account Activity monthly usage report service (which anyone with a Gmail account can subscribe to for free by logging in to your Google account settings), I’m getting and sending more than 500 emails a month; so is not like I’m off …

Happy New Year

Happy New Year.

You sell boxes of what?

11/21/2012<p>Several brain development experts claim that learning a second language during childhood has a huge positive effect on intellectual growth and provides greater flexibility in thinking. As a person raised with a bilingual education and as a parent raising two bilingual kids, I could not agree more.<p>The future opportunities my kids could have will be twice as many, as long as they are fluent in more than one language. Hopefully, this will help them open many doors to other cultures and …

Counter-Tech: Dialing the internet.

By: Mandy Aguilar<p>as Published on Counterman Magazine<p>Dec/2012<p>If we ask a bunch of techies today how many of them remember Prodigy, what do you think the answer will be? How about CompuServe? How many will remember both of these were companies that provided dial-up internet access to business and consumers. Heck for that matter, how many will even know what a dial-up was? The answer will probably be a big “I dunno”! You see these companies, just established in 1995, once reigned supreme over all …