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The Fall Semester is Upon Us

The Fall Semester is Upon Us

School
August is in full swing and the summer is winding down slowly as students and teachers alike prepare for the start of another school year. I myself have already returned to Gainesville to prepare for the fall semester via my RA training and although it may seem redundant to have my 4th training in 12 months time, I am still happy to be here and have a great deal to look forward to in the coming months. The hot humid weather will linger but the absence of people at Uf will not. Lines at restaurants will grow longer and library space will once again become a highly valued commodity. Regardless, I am looking forward to seeing all of my friends and peers return to Gainesville, cooler weather, and a lineup…
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App Review: Workout Trainer

App Review: Workout Trainer

Reviews
[ezcol_1half][/ezcol_1half] Exercise is a very fair weather activity. It's incredibly easy to incorporate into your schedule and have around when you're in shape, but sometimes an uncomfortable thought after a long dry spell from the gym. Before last week, I had not had deliberate exercise for several months (not something I am proud of). Given, I biked to and from class and did my best to not have a horrible diet. However, I wanted to jump back on the horse so to speak. I wanted to start working out again and so the search began.... After a little bit of research, I rediscovered that the Android play store has many, many apps dedicated to health and exercise. I have sampled a few in the past with results that were lackluster.…
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The Wide World of Geocaching

The Wide World of Geocaching

Adventures
[ezcol_1half][/ezcol_1half]Geocaching has become something of a trendy topic as of late. Essentially, geocaching is similar to a scavenger hunt in that an individual follows clues to locate a "treasure" (AKA a cache) of sorts literally anywhere in the world. Caches are created when individuals place a container somewhere and mark its general region with GPS coordinates and leave clues for others to follow. It is common for caches to have a notepad or paper to allow geocachers to leave their name in a pseudo guest book of sorts. Sometimes small trinkets or prizes are left inside for geocachers to utilize per the "if you take something, you must leave something" rule. The only other rule of geocaching is that you can't let others around you know that you are geocaching.…
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Hello World and Introductions!

Introductions
Hello everyone! This is my first official post for LifeofanEngineer.com and I am so excited to give this "blogisphere" a try. I've had thoughts about doing this for about 4-5 months and finally took the first step so here it goes.... My name is Eric Wagner and I am a rising Junior at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Currently, I am studying Industrial and Systems Engineering and am involved in a number of organizations. I will use this blog to share and document interesting things that I come across or experience and is not limited to articles I find, movies I see, books I read, things I accomplish, and so on. I want to share things about my own life but also post about things that others share…
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