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Fundamental Tenets of Scientology

 

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An entrepreneur in the technology sector, Craig Jensen stands out as the founder and chairman of Condusiv Technologies Corporation and Condusiv Technologies Corporation Europe. In his personal life, Craig Jensen belongs to the Church of Scientology and has volunteered with the church’s chapters in California and other states.

Scientology is a religion of knowledge. Coined from the Latin root “scio,” or “the fullest kind of knowing,” and the Greek word “logos,” meaning “the study of,” Scientology focuses on studying how to develop knowledge. This stems from the fundamental belief that human beings have an unlimited capacity to reach new states of awareness and know their true spiritual nature, as it exists in relationship to the universe and the Supreme Being.

Because Scientology is based on learning, it does not require its adherents to accept any ideas without question. Instead, it invites people to be curious and to follow a path of education that leads to their own understanding of these relationships. The learning path centers on the spirit, rather than the body or mind, and encourages seekers to engage with Scientology’s diverse body of knowledge.

Through this learning, Scientologists come to know that humans are immortal spiritual beings who are basically good. In that way, they are the agents of their own spiritual well-being, which also depends upon a willingness to develop connections with their fellow humans. The striving for this oneness and understanding has made Scientology the first religion to apply Western logical thought to the existential questions that have captured the imagination of human beings through the ages.

Visiting the Computer History Museum

Located two miles from the Mountain View Caltrain Station in downtown Mountain View, California, the Computer History Museum is dedicated to preserving and displaying the artifacts and historical legacy of the evolving information age. Visitors to the Museum can see more than 1,000 unique items, watch hundreds of informative videos, and generally learn about the 2,000 years of computing that led up to the Internet-based technologies we rely upon today.

Featuring docent-led tours, demonstrations of antiquated technology, and acclaimed lectures by guest speakers, the Computer History Museum strives to bring the history of computing alive for old and young alike. General admission to the Museum is $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors, and active members of the military. Computer History Museum members and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Barring major holidays, the Computer History Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

About the Author: Craig Jensen is a respected computer programmer and information technology marketplace professional who has been involved with the industry for decades. Best known for developing the Diskeeper line of computer defragmentation software, Mr. Jensen is also an author, a business executive, a photographer, and an inventor who holds a number of US patents and who supports the continuing efforts of the Computer History Museum.

How to Take Your Programming Skills to the Next Level

In 1981, Craig Jensen founded Condusiv Technologies, formerly known as Diskeeper Corporation. Leading the company as founder and chairman, he guides teams of developers that improve Microsoft Windows’ efficiency and speed through cutting-edge software. Craig Jensen published an electronic book, The Craft of Computer Programming, designed to introduce beginners to effective programming practices they can use to learn any language.

Getting started on the road to learning a programming language is simple. You need only ask around, decide on a language, and look up tutorials on the Internet. Making the leap from beginner to the intermediate level requires more work. To increase your worth, focus on in-demand skills such as advanced search algorithms complemented by tight search code. As more and more software moves online, finding information quickly is a skill that will keep you employed for decades.

Beginners tend to regard the first way they learn to implement a technique, such as searching or building objects, as the best way. Just as we can communicate the same idea in many ways using spoken languages, so it is with programming languages. Invest time researching and applying new ways to build objects, perform faster searches, and shave time off even the smallest operations.

Finally, seize every opportunity to read code written by senior programmers. Ask why they chose certain algorithms over others, and politely ask them to compare and contrast your own methods for accomplishing the same tasks.