Doris – Ode to a Grandmother

My Nan was a bit of an old bag when it came to socializing. You could spend the best part of an afternoon sorting out a great outfit to wear to a family christening and you could be sure she would criticize it at some point in the afternoon. She would sit on the sofa…

Get on the Broadband-Wagon

'Broadband' is the general term used to refer to high-speed information transmission over networks, and nowdays is used incrementally to mean a fast Internet connection. The term has more to do with the electrical waveform ('signal') being transmitted. The signal can come to you through a variety of physical arrangements: a DSL line, a T1…

Insight to Building a Computer

Building a computer is not cheap, do not be mislead. What you do not get from buying a retail computer is the ability to pick every single computer component out. Picking your components out is the main benefit of building a computer, especially if you are building a gaming computer. The Internet gives you the…

Batting Cage Lighting

Batting cages are used by softball and baseball players to improve their ability to hit the ball. Both indoor and outdoor batting cages need lighting for night practice. Indoor batting cages are used in climates where seasonal weather does not permit such activity. Lighting fixtures have become more than just a means to gain light.…

Heat Balance Diagram for Thermal Power Stations

What is Heat Balance Diagram? Heat Balance Diagram or HBD for Thermal Power Station is the basically schematic representation of the whole steam cycle from Boiler to High Pressure (HP) Turbines Intermediate Pressure (IP) Turbines and Low Pressure (LP) Turbines to condenser to pumps to re-heaters and again to boiler. This diagram also contains some…

Village: One City: Nil

Village life. Whether you’re a burnt out urban dweller desperate to trade your Jimmy Choos’s for a pair of mud splattered Hunter wellies, or, like me, a born and bred country bumpkin with the badge to prove it, here are some of the realities of the often hilarious, but more frequently, downright ludicrous goings on…

10 Things That Will Make You Stronger in Midlife

Entering midlife can make you feel more vulnerable than you’ve ever felt and there is mounting scientific evidence that the lifestyle decisions you make in midlife can dramatically impact your health in your senior years. Here are some things that you can do to get on the right track. 1. Educate yourself about exercise and…

Beat The Bunion

When young women notice that their big toe is turning inward they do not pay much attention to it. They presume everything will be OK where the fact is that it will not. This is usually the first sign that you are getting a bunion. Many women suffer from bunions for years; Up to 4.5…

Reclaimed Wood Flooring

Ripping out the carpet and replacing it with hardwood floors has always been on the top of your remodeling wish list, and the day has finally arrived. Now, however, you have to battle your conscience as you contemplate all of those trees that will have to be cut down. Horror stories abound describing the consequences…

We're Movin 'On Up – Packing Supplies Must-Have

It's amazing to think all of your household goods, prized possessions, and furniture can be literally packed and moved to somewhere new. To ensure your household arrives in good condition (including yourself and your family), make sure you have purchased the right packing supplies. Your time and money are valuable – so purchase supplies that…