Category: Electrical

I got a job

I managed to not only get an electrical job but also realize that disabilities never hurt me before or now as well. I am doing a lot better in life and now I’ve figured how to work correctly. I’m going to graduate in a month and the world is my oyster. this blog will be for building things

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To those who are going through a difficult path

I’ve given my feelings on the matter and I have nothing more to give. I’m on my way of becoming an electrician now with great grades and a great future on the East Coast. It’s going to be ok and life will get better. Remember to love anyone, when you see someone in need be sure to be there for them. Giving is the only way to live, don’t put others down for your own self worth. The loving and kind electrician will be a lot more successful than the hateful and arrogant one.

When that loving electrician becomes a contractor he will be rewarded with a loyal and grateful workforce ready to stand by his side. He will know how to suspect anyone who is attacking him and he will be more wise for his love. The real reward though will be a revival of our field, we will experience more electricians than ever and we will have a workforce dedicated to having full employment of all of them. There is more strength and more of a reward when you help your brother electrician than attack him.

Don’t turn to rage because of your problems

For those lost and angry individuals who become so encompassed into rage and hatred, this is my letter to you.

It’s not your fault and you were never the problem. Life had given you some horrifying struggle, you may want to turn to some dark forces in the world but before you do hear me out and see if you can relate.

My current family life is gone. Both my brother and mother are heavy drug addicts who have lost their humanity to drugs. My brother uses violence as a way of getting what he wants. When he couldn’t get money from me for drugs he would break my electronics and destroy my furniture. Getting into fist fights with him was the only way to stop him but it usually ended in a bloody mess where I would be injured for a month.

My mom would turn a blind eye and said that I had asked for it even though she knows the truth. I haven’t talked to my father for almost 10 months now due to him despising me. 

I left my house only 2 months ago and moved into my own apartment, I begun looking for a job and fortunately may have found a good one with a construction company as a construction electrician. 

It is a new start but what has helped me through these tough times were good friends and human beings who have been there for me. People who have given me a helping hand and people who have been there to work with my on my work. 

Although I seemed friendly to most, I tended to have a gut wrenching hatred of people on the inside. I think to myself that people were cruel and there is no point to them, instead I should just leave the country and go sailing for years on end. However though there was an ugly and dark part of me that has simmered inside me and this is for the people I am talking to who may know what I mean.

You tend to wander the country just hateful of everything around you. You wish and hope for things to fall apart because at the time your life has fallen apart. I understand the feelings of rage where you have to hold it in just so you don’t cause a scene in public or get arrested. 

You tend to be bitter from your family situation and have a seething anger to take your rage out on the country, at this point though if you are at the breaking point listen to these words:

It’s not your fault, there are many people just like you who deal with these issues. There is an alternative and that is to find yourself in a different world. 

Close down that hate filled website and just click on something that used to make you happy as a kid. That’s what I did:

It’s an old video but I just remember when I was a kid getting bullied by kids at school and terrorized by my dad at home I used to listen to this. Close down that crazy hate infested site and just think of who you once were a long time ago. 

God knows your struggling on the inside and he knows your pain. Open yourself to him once again, Christ was the one who had said to keep the innocence of a child in your heart.

 
  
  

How to find electrical jobs based on fields

Construction:

When it comes to construction the best way to find a job is through going onto the bluebook and personally looking for electrical contractors. There are thousands of electrical contractors in a large city and many of them tend to have a more liberal attitude about travel. What needs to be remembered is that construction work is actually a stationary job because of the fact that you go to the same area every weekday for a certain number of months.

Industrial:

Industrial work has heavy disadvantages if you live in an urban area of the city. When it comes to industrial work you will need to leave the areas and move to more rural regions of your state. On my own observations I have found that liberal states such as California, that have heavy regulations, do not have a lot of industrial jobs, however, they do make more money then their conservative counterparts. When it comes to those jobs though, you need to understand that there will be more competition. If you want a good industrial electrical job it is best to find a rural, conservative state such as Texas or Kansas. Though, rural liberal states do have their benefits too, but not as much as conservative states.

Service:

For service work, this tends to be the most common type of work for an electrician and is usually the stereotypical work EG: Larry the Cable Guy. For this work, if you do not have a driver’s license then it is better to work as a service technician in a very small state such as Connecticut or Rhode Island. However, a lot of times you will still need to have a driver’s license for this work. Just know that this work is a good career for someone who likes to drive. If you are able to get a driver’s license in your state then I would suggest to take this work as an apprentice or if you would like a good career.

Interview for Hotel Maintenance position

Got an interview for a maintenance job at a hotel, my first position towards going forward in Commercial electrical. I did a pretty good job on the interview, made the person laugh a few times. Hopefully I get the job but if I don’t I have many, many more to come. Starting to have to put school only at night while I work so I can start my hours towards my C-10 electrical contractor’s license early. Also have been working on the BART technician’s test study guide. Some things look hard but have been reviewing.

Hoping for the best and for those out there who need help to find a good job, hotels and grocery stores make perfect places for electricians to thrive in a non-driving environment. Working hard is something you will need in this lifetime whatever your challenges are. God is behind you one hundred percent no matter what your issues are.

You’re gonna make it big as an electrician!

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Electrical Reactance 101

This is a lesson on understanding what Reactance is. Electrical reactance is the resistant build up from either inductance or capacitance. Where this is used is in coils that tend to carry AC energy through them, sometimes DC but mainly through my own experience AC.

These coils tend to be used for transformers and inverters either DC-AC or AC-DC, these are the ways that we are able to gain power from a mass quantity of energy and be able to put it into small amounts of direct energy that can be used to power our phones and computers.How your average iPhone charger looks without the case:

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Now when you first see it, it looks like a bunch of smashed in capacitors but if you look to the left of the picture and notice the green thing that is actually a small inductor coil that is in the first part where the AC energy goes through. Then throughout the array of capacitors and electronics it finally enters into the USB plug on the right of the picture. Same applies to your computer charger:

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Overcoming PTSD with the Machines of God

For the electricians and tradesman who have grown up in relatively peaceful houses with tradesmen for fathers, this isn’t a problem. However a lot of tradesmen throughout the USA deal with PTSD on a daily basis. The reason why I have started this blog was a way to help electricians and electrical workers deal with the many problems that we face but others don’t see. For myself it is time to open up about my own dealings.

You see I never started as a tradesman, only 3 years ago today I wanted to become a mathematician. I remember that when I was in catholic school, I wanted to go to a city college to figure things out. However, my parents did not allow this to happen. I remember to this day how my mom had signed me up for some SAT prep class which had changed my life. I didn’t want to be there but people made me felt obligated. If I could relive it, I would have told myself to spit in the counselor’s eye and run away from that. Unfortunately, they saw a very unique talent to where I was extremely good with numbers. So good that I began to predict many different things. They told me to go for the state university system which was one of the dumbest things I’ve ever done.My parents as well were pushing state universities due to the fact they were both white collar educated people. My father was a doctor from an Egyptian immigrant family and my mother was a television businesswoman from a hispanic family. The idea of an electrician was never known to anyone, in fact, I never even heard the term Electrician.

As dumb and foolish as I was, I never expected how the year would turn. I was an arrogant moron for diving into cannabis and alcohol. So much though that I was actually caught by campus security and had my dorm room stripped away. I remember the next house I lived in that deprived me of sleep every night. Hard drugs of all kinds along with loud music were present around me. I could never get to sleep. My grades fell to where I’ve even received an F in one of my classes. The university system had turned it’s back on me in such a harsh way. My parents never cared though. My father and mother were divorced and were both heavy users of cannabis, so to them it was all part of the “college experience”. Such a stupid term.

When I was left alone many times up there all by myself, I tended to go crazy up there. Nothing ever made sense and I began to hate everyone around me thinking that it was either this worthless university, or death. No one cared what happened. One night though things sort of changed, I remember it like it was yesterday. I remember seeing in my head trains and airplanes. Ideas that were long dead have been rebuilt. The song Real Love by the smashing pumpkins was playing and all of a sudden I was in a different world.

A sort of magical world where it felt surreal. My description is a little odd but imagine a world in Ancient Greece but where airplanes were flying. The moon was smiling and we lived in a happy world where all we could do was build electric gadgets and fly in airplanes. To see the whole world that never existed but was beautiful. There was no politics, no christianity and no religion whatsoever.ff446de27cb405083dfb22733a9c1efa

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Everything around me was just meadows. I lived on the planet with vast meadows and nearby were the Ancient Greeks and Romans building airplanes and tinkering with new electronics. The moon was only an airplane ride away.

I lived happily in the meadows for all of time. Though in my moment I searched for this one story in Greek mythology. It was about a boy and his mother. Although I could not recall the story name it went like this:

Zeus had fell in love with a Greek woman named Callisto whom he had a baby with. Venus was overcome with jealousy and tried to have the baby killed. However Zeus tried to save the two by hiding them on Earth, in order to hide Callisto from Venus though he had to turn her into a bear. When the two have fell down to Earth, the boy was in a basket that Argus herself had carried in her mouth to a door step of a poor Greek couple. They both took him in and raised him overtime. Callistog_u_a_r_d_i_a_n_by_whispered_graphics3-1.pngcallisto arcas.jpg8fc2244aae85161b64ba9324ef692c36_large.jpgzeus-as-artemis.jpeg had always looked over him. Every night she would crawl to his window to watch him sleep. One day though Venus had found the two and tried to kill them. Zeus had to think fast so he came down to Earth when the boy was of the age of 16 and told him the story. With one shot from Zeus’ silver arrow the boy and his mother were propelled into the sky and hid in the stars. To this day you can see them.the-boy-and-the-bear-scaled.jpg

After being transferred into this world by my mind, I sort of came back to regular planet Earth where I felt the need to rekindle that world. I decided to devote my life into electrical work as a way to feel close to that world. And thus I have dropped statistics and had begun to be reborn where I worked and built brilliant inventions and still to this day keep building

 PTSD is still a battle for me but my only escape is through electronics and electricity.One day when I work in a factory I’ll feel like that world is back every single day. It’ll be amazing to build motors and automate controls and once that day comes, I will be free of my PTSD forever.

I know the rest of the Earth will be concerned with Radical Islam,politics,who’s famous but I’ll be concerned with only recreating this world.

Drones and terrorism

The drones we have grown fond of as a small hobby have really  come under some heavy critique. Today, an article in the Guardian says a British think tank absolutely believes that the hobby drone can be used for terrorism. Something I’ve never thought of but after sometime I have been able to see how it can. Due to terrorist activity though I will not go into detail how it can be used. However, this is not the first time these drones have been thought to be used for crime.

There have been allegations that peeping toms use drones as a way of spying on women. Making it very unsafe for women in any floor of their apartment to be safe. It seems that these innocent drones, used more as toys, are now turning into weapons which is why the Federal Government now has each and every drone required registry in order to track them. Fortunately, they can track any transaction to find out if a drone is not registered. The government can and will track your footsteps anywhere you go so be sure to register your drone.

Personally I feel a bit saddened by the news that people are using them for bad, although it is expected. When I was a boy, I loved to play with RC cars. One of my biggest loves, even to this day, were my RC’s. Unfortunately I do understand many terrorists have used those as weapons too.

Although I do not wish for them to be illegal, I do believe there needs to be active no fly zones in residential and commercial areas. Drones can be flown in open area zones where they can be enjoyed. We’ve turned a short-lived innocent hobby into a sneaky weapon that can be used by criminals and terrorists. Electronics are a new area where almost anything can happen, people get ideas and those ideas can really hurt someone if they fall into the wrong hands.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/11/drones-terrorist-attacks-security-thinktank