The U.S. Real Estate Market is Back! [infographic]

March 21, 2013 |  by  |  Business  |  1 Comment
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As we’re all aware, America has been in a bit of a slump for the past few years. It’s been a while since I’ve heard the news make a positive report about the state of America. All of the negativity has made many citizens extremely nervous about the future of the U.S.  However, today’s infographic is a sight for sore eyes.

America’s housing market is back! And the timing couldn’t have been better. As a May 2013 graduate, I was beginning to worry about my housing situation  (I’m going to need to start looking for a real place to live once I get a grown up job). But I can finally put my worries aside and breath easier. Today’s infographic reports the opinions of real estate professional, and their predictions are looking extremely promising! Many feel positive about the direction the economy and real estate market is headed. Rest easy friends, it looks like there is a light at the end of the tunnel! So take out your list of potential homes and start shopping! [via]

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The History of Digital Storage [Infographic]

March 20, 2013 |  by  |  Tech  |  No Comments
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It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come in storing and sorting digital media. Since the mid-20th century we’ve gone from needing an entire room to run a computer, down to a pocket-sized version of the same thing. That’s an amazing growth of technological capacity in the span of just a few decades. All of the storage devices that we’ve used over the years have come in all shapes and sizes. From cassettes to floppy discs to flash drives to sd cards, it’s really astounding how much we can make out of so little these days.

I heard from a friend who worked SXSW this year that there’s a computer being made that is the size of a juice box. It has every sort of port you would need – flash, hdmi, etc, and can run Call of Duty 4 without a hitch. Also there’s been development of a flash drive that can hold up to a terrabyte of memory! With the popularity of cloud storage, we can now even store things on the internet. I personally have all of my music loaded to Google so that I will never lose it do to hard drive or external drive failure. It’s a wondrous age we live in. Lets hope the apocalypse doesn’t erase everything.

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How-To Troubleshoot DNS Errors [infographic]

March 19, 2013 |  by  |  Tech  |  1 Comment
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The IT department is the backbone of many companies. It isn’t always my favorite thing to do, but if the Internet goes down or a shared folder is inaccessible, off I go to call IT. I depend on them for any computer malfunction, mostly because I am completely incapable of any technical support of my own!

At home, my brother is our IT department. I call on him for any computer malfunction, which he can almost always fix, and he set up and handles our household shared network. It is so nice to have an IT department at home and work! Thank goodness for those who understand computers and networks!

Today’s infographic from Orsyp details the troubleshooting process for a DNS error. Seasoned IT professionals can probably breeze through this infographic quickly and easily, understanding and relating to every point. The less tech savvy, myself very much included, may need a few good reads before understanding much. Luckily, after said reads, today’s infographic can become a helpful guide to those days when the technology you rely on begins to fail. I suggest giving today’s infographic a thorough read. You might just have a clue next time you are unable to join your company’s network! [Via]

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The Inhabitants of Middle Earth [Infographic]

March 18, 2013 |  by  |  Entertainment, Movies  |  No Comments
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Alright, so let’s say you’re a little late to the game and you’ve just seen either Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and you’re wondering to yourself, “What was up with all of those different sized people? And why were they all called weird names like ‘elf’ and ‘dwarf’?” Well never fear dear reader, today’s infographic is here to help you sort out the differences in the inhabitants of Middle Earth, both large and small.

Today’s infographic comes to us from Yahoo! Movies and it’s there to give moviegoers who are unfamiliar with J.R.R. Tolkien’s work a sort of visual guide to the characters they’ll encounter in the films. In the Lord of the Rings films and The Hobbit, elves (Elrond once again being played by Hugo Weaving in The Hobbit) are, besides humans, the tallest of Middle Earth’s races and they’re also immortal and never sleep.

For more fun info on Middle Earth and its people have a look at the infographic below and have a great day! [Via]

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Job Interviewing 101 [infographic]

March 17, 2013 |  by  |  Business  |  3 Comments
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I’m a fairly recent grad, and as disheartening as this may be, it was nowhere near easy to land a job–or even an interview–after graduation. I blanketed resumes, stalked people on LinkedIn, and scoured through company’s websites, only to receive no call back. I felt compelled on a daily basis, to march straight into the office of every organization’s CEO and riddle him or her in a distressed, but respectful tone, “Tell me how on earth am I supposed to gain the required experience to work in an organization such as your own if no one will let me gain it. Please, I am dying to know!” Then, after living out that fantasy in my head, I would continue submitting resumes online. It’s really the only thing to do, keep trying, and when you finally get an interview, kill it.

The organization I am currently working for threw every type of interview and interviewer my way, and had I not been ready for the worst, I wouldn’t have gotten the job. This infographic outlines the different types of interviews and the various versions of interviewers that come a long with them. Be prepared, don’t let “The Nice Guy” throw any curve balls. They are more times than not, the trickiest!
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