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Resume Stuff

2. Pers. History

3. Favorite Subject

4. Philosophy

5. Net Activity

6. Likes

7. Positive Outlook
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     1. Resume Stuff

Full Name

Vaughn F. Aubuchon
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Occupation

Semi-Retired, Technical Editor

Leisure Time -
--- Media Consumer and General Observer
--- Truth-seeking Webmaster

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Web Site

Vaughn's Summaries -
https://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/index.htm

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Contact Info

Vaughn Aubuchon
P.O. Box 172
Soquel, CA 95073
Webmaster
Contact info.
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Resume

Resume
30 years in the semiconductor industry

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Education

A.A. Degree - De Anza College
B.S.B.A. - - - - CSU-San Jose
Bachelor of Science -
  - Business Admin., Mgmt. Concent.

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     2. Personal History


My Autobiographical History is here -

I grew up in Los Angeles, and later in Oregon.

Most of my life was spent in Silicon Valley.

I now live in Soquel, CA.


Previous Co-Workers

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     3. Favorite Subject


ASTRONOMY
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Our galaxy, the Milky Way, contains
250 Billion stars, plus or minus 150 Billion.
(latest estimate -
look it up)
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The universe contains 100 Billion galaxies.
(Latest estimate -
look it up).
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So, how many stars are there?
Conservatively, 250 Billion times 100 Billion.
250,000,000,000 x 100,000,000,000 =
25,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 =
25 sextillion

Are we to believe that we are the only planet with intelligent life? With each star having multiple planets?
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MOST stars are binary pairs, which orbit each other. Our single sun is in the minority, as far as solar systems go.
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Which really piques my interest in "Ancient Aliens". I don't believe in everything about the speculation, but the evidence presented is VERY interesting, if you are open, and listen hard and honestly.

Watch the Science Channel.
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Which brings me to #4.

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     4. Philosophy

On False Beliefs

From Cosmos

Episode - "Unafraid of the Dark" (2014)

1. Question authority.
   -- No idea is true just because someone
      says so.

2. Think for yourself.
   -- Question yourself.

3. Don't believe anything,
       just because you want to.
   -- Believing something doesn't make it so.

4. Test ideas by the evidence gained
   -- from observation and experiment.
   -- If a favorite idea fails a well-designed
      test, it's wrong! Get over it.
   -- Follow the evidence, wherever it leads.
   -- If you have no evidence, reserve
      judgment.

5. Most important rule - you could be
      wrong.

. . . Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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     5. Internet Activity

Favorite Websites

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Bing News
Dictionary.com
Duckduckgo
Google News
Huffington Post

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Open Secrets
Search Engine Round
Weather.com
Webmaster World
Wikipedia

Internet Competence

Google EAT Factors

Internet Security

News Alternatives

Web Pages History
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Social Stuff

"I don't want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member."

-- Groucho Marx, 1959, to the
Friar's Club of Beverly Hills

Yeah, that's kinda it. I dropped Facebook because I was unable to ban people, who insisted upon splattering their brand of politics on MY PAGE. Not to mention that Zuckerman has proven himself to be a profit-hungry JERK, with no regard for privacy, fairness, or individual sanctity.
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Technology

Apple, Macintosh, Mojave,
and Safari, in spite of its issues.

Catalina will wipe out all your 32-bit apps.
Being a late adopter, this is NOT good.
I abandoned the "bleeding edge" years ago.
I like to do stuff, not wonder why it doesn't work.
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Web Style

Direct, factual, succinct, no distraction
Longtime student of
Jakob Nielsen
Substance over Form - Facts over Pizazz

NO AUTOPLAY ANYTHING
NO OBNOXIOUS ADS
NO
BS SLIDESHOWS
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     6. Likes

Favorite SAYINGS

"The beginning of knowledge is the admission of ignorance." ... Socrates

"Too soon old, too late smart."
          ... Gordon Livingston

"God helps those who help themselves."
          ...
Wikipedia

"Believe NOTHING you see in the media."
          ... Edgar Allen Poe (modified)

"It is better to
remain silent, and be thought a fool, than to speak, and remove all doubt."
    ... Abe Lincoln, Maurice Switzer, in 1907

"Would, could, should, might -
   weasel words are always right."
          ... Bob Bosnyak, Silicon Valley, 1977

"... many a slip, twixt cup and lip."
           ...
Wikipedia
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MUSIC Preferences

My Favorite - Nobody Knows You

Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotton
- Upside down and backwards (self taught - left-handed on a right-handed guitar)

Candyman - Rev. Gary Davis

Hesitation Blues - Jorma Kaukonen

Ancient guitar blues recordings on You Tube
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Black Mountain Rag - Doc Watson

Deep River Blues - Doc Watson

2014-2020 Latest like - Macyn Taylor
They took away Doc above, but we still have Macyn -

Black Mountain Rag - Macyn Taylor, and

Deep River Blues - Macyn Taylor

Candyman - Macyn Taylor
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Mom used to play the songs below on the piano at

3345 Mentone Ave., Palms CA 90034.

Boogie-Woogie - Liberace

Bumble Boogie - (from Rimsky-Korsakov)

Jack Fina - Liberace

Maple Leaf Rag - Jo Ann Castle

Prelude in C# Minor - Rachmaninoff - take your pick
--- This prelude has undoubtedly driven some to despair. Ol' Rocky was the king of melancholy, with this piece. Mom taught me the first few bars when I was 10 or so. And the Bumble Boogie.

Tonight We Love - adapted from Tchaikovsky's Concerto #1

Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin -
(Mom's favorite)
Liberace

Mom was also a big fan of Oscar Levant, 1940's pianist.
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Old Movies

TCM Channel
Old movies before 1950

Old Movie Star Death Dates
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     7. Positive Outlook

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My Advice to All

Strive for A Positive Outlook!
Attitude makes a HUGE difference.
Do not allow others to bring you down.

We can't change the world,
but we CAN change ourselves.
You can be positive from now on.

Truth, Justice and the American way.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
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Mama don't 'lough no pol'tics 'round here.

Have A Great Day!
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