PC Building Simulator is a single-player simulation game which lets you play the role of a computer repair technician. You will be working in your own office, where you will need to complete various computer-related tasks like cleaning the computer from viruses or replacing the damaged components.The game was developed by Claudiu Kiss and The Irregular Corporation, and published by the latter in 2019, though it was already made available in 2018 as an early access title. It is available on PC (Windows).Gameplay and game modesPC Building Simulator is played from a first-person perspective. The core of the gameplay lies in the Career mode, where you open your own computer service. You will need to fix various computer-related issues in order to earn money needed to pay the bills. In your office, you will find your computer which is used to browse the emails from clients. This is where you can accept new tasks – each mail has a short description of what needs to be done and how much you will earn for completing the job.Jobs can be very different and range from a simple virus scans with the use of dedicated software to the careful planning of what components to use to meet the client’s expectations and not going bankrupt in the process. Not all of the jobs are profitable, and it’s up to you if you want to complete them. For example, you may encounter unsatisfied clients demanding a free service, blaming your bad service for the issues their computers are currently having.Usually, the job will reward you with some money upon successful completion. You will need it not only to pay the bills, but also to buy upgrades for your office, like an additional desk, which will allow you to work with more computers simultaneously. Additionally, the money is needed to purchase the replacement computer parts from the in-game online store. And there are tons of these, split into categories, like motherboards, CPU cooling systems, graphics cards, memory sticks, cases, and more. The interesting fact is that these parts are the licensed products known from the real world – you will see Nvidia, Intel, Zotac, MSI, among the many other familiar brands.Besides the money, jobs will also reward you with experience points. Earning enough to reach a higher level will unlock more advanced parts in the shop.PC Building Sim also features the Free Play mode, where players are free to build whatever computer they want. All the parts are unlocked by default and the money is unlimited, making it possible to play around with different configurations and to test their effectiveness using professional 3DMark benchmarking software.ReceptionPC Builder Simulator received very positive reviews, mainly because the title was a very refreshing addition to the excessively popular simulation genre. Reviewers praised the fact that the game is very realistic which helps to learn the basics of how the real computers are built and serviced. At the same time, they appreciated the simplicity, which makes building a virtual rig a much more enjoyable experience than it may be in real life.
Public-service executives, both elected and appointed within the public and nonprofit sectors, are retiring at record levels, and the number of Americans reaching age 65 annually will continue to rise over the next decade and is expected to surpass four million in 2020. Finding qualified, motivated leaders to fill vital public-service positions will challenge the public and nonprofit sectors. Unfortunately, recent studies show that few proactive steps are being taken by public-service organizations to plan for the next generation. Passing the Torch: Planning for the Next Generation of Public-Service Leaders provides an outline for those who will be facing and managing these looming changes. In this valuable guide, the factors that influence selection of a career in public service are explored through the authors' years of experience as leaders in public-service organizations and through interviews with other public-service professionals. Passing the Torch will be essential for leaders of nonprofit organizations, university faculty, researchers in the field of nonprofit management, and students in nonprofit management courses. The book is published by The University of Arkansas Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098837/bk_acx0_098837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kelly Frank is EarthCent's top diplomat on Union Station, but her job description has always been a bit vague. The pay is horrible and she's in hock up to her ears for her furniture, which is likely to end up in a corridor because she's behind on rent for her room. Sometimes she has to wonder if the career she has put ahead of her personal life for 15 years is worth it. When Kelly receives a gift subscription to the dating service that's rumored to be powered by the same benevolent artificial intelligence that runs the huge station, she decides to swallow her pride and give it a shot. But as her dates go from bad to worse, she can only hope that the supposedly omniscient AI is planning a happy ending. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007423/bk_tant_007423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do you do when you fall through the loopholes in the system and all you have to rely on are your own wits? Lois and Sophie have scrambled and saved for years, planning for their retirement in Florida. But now they've lost it all, and Lois' sniper training from her long-ago service as an Army nurse leads to a desperate career choice. When Detective Morgan Holiday is assigned to investigate a spate of sniper killings, it's just one more stress point in her already overburdened life. But as she grows increasingly solitary - coping with an Alzheimer’s-plagued mother who refuses to be confined to a nursing home, and a police partner counting the days to retirement - she comes to realize that these murders may cut close to home. A modern morality tale of justice, retribution, and women who refuse to be politely invisible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernadette Dunne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005748/bk_adbl_005748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stories of government management failures often make the headlines, but quietly much gets done as well. What makes the difference? Ira Goldstein offers wisdom about how to lead and succeed in the federal realm, even during periods when the political climate is intensely negative, based on his decades of experience as a senior executive at two major government consulting firms and as a member of the US federal government's Senior Executive Service. The Federal Management Playbook coaches the importance of always keeping four key concepts in mind when planning for success: goals, stakeholders, resources, and time frames. Its chapters address how to effectively motivate government employees, pick the right technologies, communicate and negotiate with powerful stakeholders, manage risks, get value from contractors, foster innovation, and more. Goldstein makes lessons easy to apply by breaking each chapter's plans into three strategic phases: create an offensive strategy, execute your plan effectively, and play a smart defense. Additional tips describe how career civil servants and political appointees can get the most from one another, advise consultants on providing value to government, and help everyone better manage ever-present oversight. The Federal Management Playbook is a must-listen for anyone working in the government realm and for students who aspire to public service. The book is published by Georgetown University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Pitt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086145/bk_acx0_086145_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The real secret to career success and what it takes to get ahead is EQ. Unequaled is the client service professional's guide to getting ahead and achieving professional goals. You're smart and hardworking, but guess what - so is everyone else. So how do you stand out? You need to distinguish yourself in order to get ahead, but simply being good at your job is not enough. Moving up is about soft skills, networking, client connections, emotional intelligence, and your personal reputation. This audiobook is a frank and candid guide to what it really takes to succeed in the field, packed with insights, stories, and actionable tips based on the author's 40 years at Morgan Stanley. You'll learn how to lead, when to follow, and how to build the reputation you need to get ahead in a competitive field. This audiobook shows you how to step up your relationships, strengthen your soft skills, and build your brand for success. Differentiate yourself and expand your career Build relationships through planning and preparation and deliver commercial results Lead effectively, increase productivity, and build a better work environment Build, enhance, and leverage your personal brand to support your own success Network effectively to find mentors and sponsors Realizing your career goals means being visible, having influence, and crafting a reputation as a valuable contributor while delivering outstanding results. Unequaled shows you how to adapt yourself, collaborate with colleagues, influence clients, and become an excellent boss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002262/bk_gdan_002262_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the eve of his 65th birthday, Sir Nigel Ingram, Surgeon Vice Admiral, RN, has a massive heart attack and dies at his home in Salisbury, Wilts. His 35-year-old partner, although some would say lover, Callum Ryan, is with him. After the funeral Callum has to arrange for a thanksgiving service at Salisbury Cathedral followed by a reception at The Salisbury Guildhall for nearly 500 people, such is the legacy of Sir Nigel’s remarkable naval career. Callum Ryan is now left with a void in his life to fill and, although an only child from Liverpool, feels lost with a touch of the "navy blues". His thoughts of planning a new future are suddenly shattered when out of the blue he is charged with the murder of a gay teenager.… Has Callum lost the will to live despite his pleas of innocence having to live and lead the life of a condemned man for many years, or will something happen to alter the course of justice? In his sixth adult novel, the author has once again written an honest, witty, and unusual tale of what can so easily happen to an innocent man found guilty of a crime that beggar’s belief - or is it a state of confusion or panic? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Wren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mybk/000112/bk_mybk_000112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Julia Richardson is no fan of weddings. A lifetime of watching her parents treat relationships like the flavor of the month has taught her that love is for fools and faith is for the naïve. She's always put her faith in her career. Then her life is thrown into a tailspin. First she loses her job. Then she gets a panicked call and learns her former stepsister is having a crisis with her pregnancy. The crisis has Julia returning to the small Southern town - and the family - she's been avoiding for years. Before she knows it, Julia's been pressed into service running her stepsister's wedding-planning business. Julia doesn't know a garter from a garden hose, but now she must navigate couples along the bumpy path down the aisle - despite wardrobe malfunctions, killer bees, and plenty of near disasters. In the midst of it all, Julia makes the most unexpected discovery of all: love, with Seth Graham, the widowed local minister! Julia's been running from love and everything spiritual for most of her life. It's not until she finds the courage to stop running and learns to believe in the power of love, faith, and family that she finds her own "I do" moment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rose Roe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065905/bk_acx0_065905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Born in a Pennsylvania steel town in 1903, Homer L. Litzenberg Jr. began his long and distinguished military career as a private in the Pennsylvania National Guard. After less than two years of service, Litzenberg left the National Guard and enlisted in the US Marine Corps. Demonstrating his great abilities and leadership potential while serving in stateside posts and in combat in Haiti, Litzenberg was able to earn a commission as a second lieutenant through the Officer Candidate School after only two years of service as a Marine. As a staff officer and planning officer, Homer Litzenberg served at various times at the highest levels of the US Armed Forces command structure. He worked with and for such notable military leaders as Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, General of the Armies George C. Marshall, General George S. Patton Jr., and Commandant of the Marine Corps General Clifton B. Cates. In combat in Haiti and Nicaragua in the 1920s, and the Marshall and Marianas Islands during World War Two, Homer Litzenberg proved himself to be a courageous and skillful leader of Marines. He was one of the very few Marines to participate in amphibious assaults in both the North Africa / European Theater and the Pacific Theater. He faced the ultimate test as a combat leader during the Korean War when he led the 7th Marine Regiment in the 1st Marine Division’s breakout from the Chosin Reservoir despite the horrendous cold and overwhelming numbers of Communist Chinese forces. For his leadership, he was awarded the Navy Cross, second only to the Medal of Honor in the hierarchy of American military/naval decorations. While many Marine officers and even several prominent generals, including Lieutenant General Lewis “Chesty” Puller, General Graves B. Erskine, and Commandant of the Marine Corps General Carl Mundy, have begun their careers as enlisted Marines, very, very few earned their commissions without having earned college degrees or having even attended college bef 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Browning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121296/bk_acx0_121296_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.