PROFESSIONAL PATH

PROFESSIONAL PATH

A brief and visually helpful timeline style walk through of my work experience...

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SKILLS, TALENTS, AND ABILITIES

SKILLS, TALENTS, AND ABILITIES

Showing determination in the face of fear makes us extraordinary. Wow, that's deep but hey, check out some of these awesome skills...

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FISHY BUSINESS

FISHY BUSINESS

His roommates are pretty worthless but that doesn't stop him from saying, "Ooop. Ooop. Ooop." on the regular...

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Most of my poems are aimed at the curious minds. So many things we speak without considering where the words come from. In this poem, I explore why “common sense” is, and what it is; for, as we all know, much sense that’s out there today is not common. Common Sense By Matthew Mansfield Wit is a small thing, but rare in its tender Each that has it returns it with speed to the sender Asking not always does the question solve But instead stirs the mind new things to resolve In all of my travels many times I have heard The phrase “common sense”, oh please, how absurd! What to me is a small thing, still vexing at that Why in my exposure have I found out that common sense not to be sense that is common? Where withal shall one look to find a place that doth set On a hill, or under, its location not requisite The purpose to be that common sense is met I have looked in the south and found more than a great lack Now to the west there is more but still less than a full sack If to me one person possess the sense in question This is not satisfaction to its own definition For one to have sense makes the thing to be rare Therefore, the commonness of sense is not very aware The true meaning discovered of the phrase “common sense” Is one that bespeaks of logics lack of dispense Then to all should the phrase ‘common sense’ refer Of a reason that’s common which does sound logic defer So as in all things as there must opposites be I must not be strong enough to this thing see So if the sense that is logic is that thing common still Then I must of a sense have too little reason and will To remain in the standing of this saying that passes I must have lesser logic then the oft spreading masses Through all this it’s wit that allows me questions ask Why are things not more obvious rather than behind a mask? I believe our characters are tested this way When we ask with wit we are guided to say If not here than there I shall of myself speak common sense I have not for my brain is too weak

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Reading Time: 2 minutes My children are still young, and with that youth comes a lack of understanding about how to act. There are many things we do in our culture, which seem to be a curious thing, but each thing we do not only has a history, but a purpose. This poem was a way for me to explain to my children the need for civility among our society of peoples. Civility By Matthew Mansfield Good day, kind sir, how do you do today? Well and good. Thank you. Have a good day. Exchanging kind words with a nod a smile Is this all I need to go the extra mile? No, there is more to being kind to others Ye must love thyself as thy sisters and brothers These things seem simple With a cute smile and a dimple What of the one in the crowd that finds an offense? What does the wrong doer say in defense? Should the victim accept a hurtful thing? Would not this peace to all parties bring? In most cases to that a yes would be correct but in some things reactions one must redirect So if not returning with a smile and a nod What manner of justice upon the one acting odd? Most offenses are easy, they require no fix Tis the thinking of both that started the mix Turn a cheek, or two, maybe even three or four Perhaps when you do wrong they’ll turn even more Sound judgment this seems, one wrongs, no worry, resolve it But what of offenses too great to dissolve it? Aw yes, thee exceptions; as there must always be For these there are systems, even courts, and a fee Almost always if both are sound in thought The thing of the matter is solved more often than not I had a son that four years today Had his life taken in a most tragic way What thoughts should I have of him that crept in and took it of my grief to a shelf set, or a fishing line hook it? In a body of persons regulations to make So that nobody inside should ever break I gave ten rules that should never be broken If each are followed then no grief should be spoken When one should step outside laws set forth The body has reason to be set off course The way of the body must never be changed To me it leads, not to be rearranged Cast out the wrong doers, send them back to me Then will I judge those with exceptions that be As for the body of people keep the protection of laws The consequence justice, but civility the cause

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Reading Time: 2 minutes When dealing with children, or even teenagers, it’s difficult to express the importance of teamwork. Many times, our young people believe that they are the center of the universe, but in time and with a little bit of experience and wisdom, they can learn we each play a part in something greater than ourselves. A Tire I Am By Matthew Mansfield A tire I am, strong and fresh in my speed I am of myself the source of my own need No parts of this vehicle need I for strength To travel here and there across this highway’s length I am here, look all, and gather around What a ta-do I am. I’m black and I’m round Rolling and rolling, with a pop and a hiss What is this? My once firm ground hug has turned to a kiss Why does the road feel so close and so strong. This is not right, no, something is wrong. The side of the road, wait this is not where I belong I am not weak, I am always so strong. My bolts are loosened and with a quick jerk and a twirl In the trunk with the tools? I’m a bright shiny pearl! It’s dark now, this space is small and confining This stabbing pain in my heart, A nail seems to have breached my lining Repairs have restored me, I am better now more than worse I roll again, but not like at first The air in me is cool, not hot like before I am not the only one there is, look there are three more. I see how others make this drive a song The journey is better when you take friends along.

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Reflection of Light   The Interest I was playing a game of chess 2D style on a tablet and it just seemed so 1980’s. While thinking of my next move the wheels in my head began turning and I started to think that there has to be another way to make this game more robust. If I took what I already know about programming could I make a program that was truly 3D? Probably not, right? Well, maybe, just maybe I could… Considering the following: R = IR / II and T = IT / II Where R + T = 1 Granted, this is nothing more than technically describing what we see when light transmits or reflects off of the given surface but it still led me to think that everything that we see is nothing more than what we think we see because we are slaves to our visual ports. Could we not then use a bit of optic tricks and tell our brains that we are seeing something that may or may not be there? I’m thinking so but it will take a bit more work to properly bring this idea to fruition. Consider the idea that light is really nothing more than what we (or our minds) make of it. Again, referencing to the video above, if someone is color blind then what they witness is limited by their faculties. Therefore, if we can fool our sensory gates into seeing in 3D than 3D does exist. The trick is utilizing optics to our advantage. After taking apart numerous devices which utilize lasers I have been working on the math which is giving way to the theory of a self-terminating beam which will give the illusion of a termination point in space. Thus, providing to the viewer that a “wall” or viewing screen is there when in reality it is not. Much of the basis for this is utilizing a series of lasers to cancel out the signals at a point of intersection which gives way to the viewing screen effect. With this hypothesis statement being made now comes the fun part of trying to get these things to really happen. Like the old saying, “After all that’s said and done there’s a lot more said than done.” I think a bit of rolling up the shirt sleeves would be in order. If we apply the priciple of superposition when the two laser beams meet a stationary wave is formed. This is because of the nodes and anti nodes. The nodes are like points when there is zero vertical displacement of light while anti nodes occur when there are four times the intensity of a normal laser. Laser talk can blab on forever about it’s properties and such but more to the point really is that you can only have time-averaged cancellation if the two waves are traveling in the same direction. If the waves are traveling at angles, they will continue on unaffected after passing each other. You can only have time-averaged, overall cancellation (as opposed to transient, instantaneous cancellation at specific points in time and/or space) if the waves are 180 degrees out of phase at all times. However, this is not possible for waves traveling in different directions. The waves might be perfectly out of phase at a frozen moment in time: Utlimately, when two lasers meet at one point (no matter what the angle 180, 90, 45, etc) it doesn’t do much to the naked eye. However, when matter is present at the crossing point, very interesting effects can happen, especially if we’re talking about femtosecond pulses meeting in a non-linear crystal. For the purposes of my experiement I will be using various materials at the point of intersection to create various 3D affects. I have worked on a lot more than what is on this page but this does communicate the basic heuristic. As time moves forward I will continue to put more information on this page as I complete the given phases of my project/experiement, then I will make those things a bit more presentable and then I will post them here in some sort of video format, tutorial or the like.   Summary of Downloads & Extra Links Getting Help The Principle of Holographs My Project Downloads Definition of holograph Links I found Helpful Holograms and their Applications Great Laser Saftey Tips

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I am no different than anyone else out there. I mean, who hasn’t dabbled in poetry, right? Well, for the sake of argument, let’s say I’m completely normal and then in that case I’d like to share some different thoughts about poetry...

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