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Atkins Diet: Acceptable Foods

January 21, 2017 Comments off

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The Atkis Diet allows you to loose and maintain weight loss over time.  While on the diet there are many acceptable food you may eat.  These foods target reduced carbohydrate and sugar intake.  Types of acceptable foods include salad greens and other low-glycemic vegetables.  As you proceed through the different phases of the Atkins Diet you should increase the nutrient-dense carbohydrate foods ensuring you steer clear of sugars.  Craig William Taylor has instituted this approach to weight loss and has successfully engaged in the first phase, “Induction”, of the Atkins Diet.  Examples of acceptable foods include: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Eggs, Goat Cheese, Butter, Cabbage and Kale.

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Atkins Diet

January 17, 2017 Comments off

Although the creator of the “The Atkins Diet”, Dr. Robert Atkins died on Apr. 17, 2003 many people continue to use his weight loss system to shed the pounds. The Atkins diet is a low-carb diet focused on having its practitioners consume protein and fiber supplemented by vitamins. The diet has 4 distinct phases through which weight may be lost and then target weights maintained. Craig William Taylor resident of Vacaville, California has used this diet to not only lose weight but keep the weight off for multiple months. The 4 Atkins phases include Induction, On-going weight loss, Pre-maintenance and Maintenance.

Home Landscape Care for Every Season By Craig William Taylor

April 10, 2015 Comments off

No matter the season, your lawn and shrubbery require regular attention to remain in top condition. Here are a few tips for year-round lawn maintenance:

-In the spring, sparingly fertilize grass and apply a natural or chemical weed killer. Aerate and dethatch the lawn as needed.
-In the summer, water the grass in the morning. Soak the grass in about one inch of water weekly. As the summer heat increases, allow the grass to grow a bit longer between mowings to better withstand hot temperatures.
-In the fall, continue watering the grass until winter truly arrives. Begin overseeding in mid-October in mild climates, or in mid-September in cold-weather areas. Regularly rake leaves, as they breed disease and prevent grass from getting much-needed sunlight.
-In the winter, administer a light dose of nitrogen fertilizer late in the season so that lawns will remain green all winter long.

About the Author

Biotechnology manufacturing expert Craig William Taylor has spent more than seven years as a Data Systems Engineer at Genentech, Inc., in Vacaville, California. Away from work, Craig Taylor enjoys landscaping and yard improvement projects.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Celebrates 50th Anniversary

April 1, 2015 Comments off

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, recognized nationwide as one of the most comprehensive pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, this year celebrates 50 years of research and treatment of children with cancer and other diseases. According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, cancer ranks as the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States aged 14 and younger. With support and contributions from individuals around the country, including longtime supporter Craig William Taylor, St. Jude has helped children and their families cope with catastrophic illnesses in a loving and supportive environment.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, St. Jude has implemented a number of initiatives to commemorate this milestone:

1. St. Jude is asking patients, families, volunteers, donors, doctors, and nurses to share their favorite St. Jude story.
2. The hospital is inviting everyone to participate in social networking and to join in the conversation regarding pediatric cancer.
3. St. Jude is presenting a challenge to supporters to help run St. Jude for 50 days, whether by donating monetarily or by donating a gift in tribute.

At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, every child is treated regardless of religion, race, or the family’s ability to pay for services.

Craig William Taylor is a Senior Data Systems Engineer for Genentech, Inc., in Vacaville, California. In addition to St. Jude, Craig Taylor supports Ronald McDonald House and the Arthritis Foundation.

Synopses of Tom Clancy Novels by Craig Taylor

March 16, 2011 Comments off

An avid reader, Craig Taylor counts military action and suspense novelist Tom Clancy among his favorite authors. A highly prolific writer, Tom Clancy has produced a large number of popular works over the course of his 26-year career. Here are a few brief synopses of Tom Clancy’s better-known novels.

The Hunt for Red October (1984) In Tom Clancy’s first novel, CIA operative Jack Ryan helps a respected Soviet submarine captain in his quest to defect from the Soviet Union. One of Clancy’s most popular works to date, The Hunt for Red October spawned a successful 1990 movie starring Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan and Sean Connery as Captain Ramius.

Patriot Games (1987) Another novel starring iconic CIA operative Jack Ryan, Patriot Games takes place before the events in The Hunt for Red October. In the book, Jack Ryan prevents an attack on the Prince and Princess of Wales by an Irish terrorist group, causing the organization to target Ryan’s home in Maryland while he hosts the royal couple. Patriot Games also led to a movie, this time starring Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan.

Clear and Present Danger (1989) In Clear and Present Danger, recurring protagonist Jack Ryan must travel to Colombia to rescue soldiers being held prisoner by drug cartels. During his unauthorized mission in South America, Jack Ryan meets up with John Clark, another recurring character in Tom Clancy’s novels. In the 1994 movie, Harrison Ford reprises his role as Jack Ryan, and Willem Dafoe plays the part of John Clark.

Rainbow Six (1998) One of Tom Clancy’s later works, Rainbow Six was released with a video game of the same name. In the book, John Clark and his son-in-law spearhead a global counterterrorism unit to stop eco-terrorists from infecting the world’s population with a deadly virus. The title of the novel refers to an elite black-ops group composed of highly skilled operatives from a number of countries.

By Craig William Taylor

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Real-Time Strategy Computer Games

March 16, 2011 Comments off

In the world of computer gaming, real-time strategy (RTS) refers to a type of game in which the player controls movable units and buildings with the intent of controlling a map and eliminating an opponent’s army. Although the genre existed as early as the 1980s, RTS truly grew to prominence in the late 1990s with the rise of game developer Blizzard Entertainment. Here is a list of some of the most famous RTS titles in recent years.

Starcraft: Released in 1998, Starcraft is considered by many to be the seminal title in the modern RTS genre. In the game, players control one of three races fighting to dominate the far reaches of the Milky Way. The Terrans, human exiles from Earth, are highly resourceful and capable of adapting to many unique situations. The insect-like Zerg genetically assimilate other races and produce large numbers of weaker units for use in combat. By far the most technologically advanced of the three races, the Protoss rely on expensive and powerful units in battle. Players gather resources to build armies and achieve technological advances while attempting to eliminate their opponent. Starcraft is one of the best-selling computer games of all time, having sold 11 million copies as of February 2009.

Warcraft III: This RTS title, released in 2002, built on the success of Starcraft four years before. Players control one of four races (Humans, Orcs, Night Elves, and the Undead), and they use special hero units to augment their armies. By including the hero unit, Blizzard Entertainment combined elements of traditional RTS games and more character-centered RPG (role-playing game) titles such as Diablo and the Final Fantasy series.

Starcraft II: The long-awaited sequel to the hit game Starcraft, Starcraft II first hit stores in July 2010. The game retains many of the same features as the original and includes a host of new units and buildings. Starcraft II also operates on a fully 3D engine and contains impressive graphics compared to the original. In just the first month after its release, Starcraft II sold more than 3 million copies.

By Craig William Taylor

Craig William Taylor Reached 225 LinkedIN Connections!

November 10, 2010 Comments off

On November 1, 2010 Craig William Taylor reached 225 connections.  It has been a long journey from when Craig first opened his LinkedIN account during the summer of 2010.  Although these connections are primarily from his work experience and companies he has done business with, Craig has been able to connect with people he has never met before.  Partway through the process Craig W. Taylor was found the networking groups in LinkedIN: (Open Networkers), and (Open Networkers).  These networking groups allowed for additional connections to new people outside of Craig’s work experience.

Craig William Taylor’s connections primarily consist of people from the companies: Genentech, California ISO and OSIsoft.  Over Craig’s working life he has been employed as a database administrator and application developer for both Genentech and the California ISO interacting closely with software developed by OSIsoft.  The years of working with the OSIsoft programs has allowed Craig W. Taylor to forge many strong relationships with the entire OSIsoft company.

Craig W. Taylor LinkedIN 225

Craig William Taylor LinkedIN 225

Craig William Taylor Workbench (c)

August 30, 2010 Comments off

Craig William Taylor Workbench (c)

In 2003 Craig William Taylor designed and built a woodworking workbench while living in Vacaville, California.  Craig William Taylor’s design included using two 4 foot by 8 foot sheets of plywood that sandwiched a checkerboard style box of wood (see image 1).  This design created rigidity that made for a very solid bench for woodworking activity.  Craig William Taylor also designed the bench to fold up against a shop wall to enable utilizing the work space to park cars (see images 2 & 3).  Although the completed bench weighs a bit; a strong male can easily lift it to the wall pivoting the bench on its hinges and secure it to the wall using snap clips.

In 2010 Craig William Taylor moved the bench from his workshop in Vacaville, California to his new workshop in Granite Bay, California.  Craig Taylor was able to easily install the workbench in the new workshop by cutting and fitting new legs to meet the slop of the concrete.