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May 20 - Central Processing Unit (CPU)

  • 20 May 2022
  • tamara.harpster

This is the starting place for my articles about computers. It seems fitting to start with the Central Processing Unit (CPU), which is the key component of modern computers. The first part of my article will describe how a CPU works. The second part of the article will be an examination of how the design and usage of a CPU affects computers and how they are used.

March 23 - Grief and Healing

  • 23 March 2022
  • tamara.harpster

Three bottles of over the counter pain relief, Acetamonophin, and aspirin

With the events of the last two years, it seems important to think about grief and how to heal from it. Many people want to ignore those events which shifted so many lives. Myself, I think that attempting to ignore things like this cause more problems but I also understand that not everyone is in a good place to work through the grief and pain in their lives.

March 15 - Measurements

  • 15 March 2022
  • tamara.harpster

Measurements are what we use to track success, failure, progress and other parts of our life. The usefulness of a measurement is dependent on choosing the right way to measure an item, activity or event. Using a ruler to weight a piece of paper  sounds nonsensical if we report “This piece of paper weighs 8.5 inches by 11 inches!”. We expect to hear “The piece of paper weighs .16 ounces” or “The paper weighs 4.536 grams”.

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