Nokia E72 – A True Business-Class Phone

The latest Nokia E72 is yet another BlackBerry-style device from the handset manufacturing giant and it seems that Nokia wants to keep milking the growing demand for such smart-devices in the market. The E72 is a follow up on the E71which was released last year and it comes with few upgradaes like enhanced software and an improved camera. This one comes with a 2.36 inches TFT screen of 320 x 240 pixels resolution along with a full QWERTY keypad. The keypad appears to be good with distinct keys and should aid texting messages and mails. The phone integrates with email clients and business systems such as Microsoft Exchange apart from mailing applications like Hotmail and Gmail. Messages can be sent and received in the form of SMS, MMS, Email and IM. Also included are an optical trackpad and an accelerometer sensor that facilitates UI auto-rotate.

The Nokia E72 is a Symbian S60 device and it runs on a 600 MHz processor from ARM that ensures high speed and response time. Apart from the 128MB RAM, the device incorporates an internal memory of 250MB storage which can be easily expanded up to 16GB by using external microSD cards. The phone-book in this handset can store unlimited contact entries and fields and also keeps records for dialed, received as well as missed calls for an entire month. This Class32 GPRS device comes along with a built-in WAP 2.0 / xHTML, HTML web browser that allows the users to access mobile Internet. Wi-Fi allows the device to access any local area network or to synchronize with a laptop or a PC, while Bluetooth assists in convenient data sharing between compatible devices.

Most interestingly, the Nokia E72 also includes a 5 mega pixel camera with a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and features like auto-focus and LED flash. The music player which can cope with MP3, WMA, WAV, RA, AAC and M4A file formats turns out to be really versatile. The music can be restored either in the speaker-phone or on any standard headphone which can be plugged in the propitious 3.5 mm audio jack. The video player on the other hand can play WMV, RV, MP4 and 3GP. And the entertainment does not stop there-a stereo FM radio with RDS feature is also included so that users get to listen to their favorite radio stations.

On the inside, the Nokia N72 is just a quad-band GSM phone that also supports tri-band 3G network. 3G enables high speed data download through HSDPA at the rate of 10.2Mbps. Released in October, 2009, this handset is now available in interesting color schemes of Zodiac Black, Metal Gray and Topaz Brown. Other important and useful features that have been added in this ensemble include Digital compass, Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Flash Lite v3.0, Push to talk, Voice command / dial, Organizer and Nokia Maps 3.0 application. The standard Li-Po 1500 mAh battery turns out to be really efficient with a talk time of 6 hours and a standby time of up to 576 hours while using the device in 3G service. Considering the fact that the previous E-Series models-E71 and E63 have gone down pretty well with the people, we can only expect that the E72 does good business.

Looking For Virginia Property For Sale – Welcome to Roanoke Valley

When looking for Virginia property for sale, many property seekers explore the possibility of living in Roanoke Valley in southernwestern Virginia.

With a population of 8 million, Virginia is a beautiful state with many historic attractions. The state is the 35th largest in the US and Richmond is the capital city. In the southwest lies the Roanoke Valley which is the center of trade and industry for the western part of the state.

The Roanoke Valley is twenty miles long and ten miles wide. It runs from Roanoke River gorge to Shawsville. It is within easy reach of the Appalachian Trail and has some foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The city of Roanoke has a population of approximately 300,000 with residents from almost 100 different countries and over 30 cultural groups. Looking for Virginia property for sale in Roanoke is a fairly easy task as many realtor offering listings in the local area.

For keen historians, this place is a dream come true with it's many interesting and fascinating buildings. In addition, many historical figures are linked to the region.

National carriers frequent the regional airport to provide links to major hubs across America. With such easy commuting it is very possible to purchase a country home as a weekend or vacation getaway to use for breaks away from working in a larger city. Imagine leaving all the stresses behind to retreat to your private property with river frontage and a backdrop of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. I do not know about you, but I'm going to be heading to Roanoke Valley to look for listings of Virginia property for sale.

Greece – Cycladic Architecture

Cycladic architecture is famous for its uniqueness and charm. In fact, the rapid growth of tourism over recent years has extended its reputation well beyond the borders of Greece. When you visit a Cycladic town or village for the first time, you may have the feeling that you are inside an enchanting stage set.

The early Cycladic builders worked in the same simple yet dancing style that distinguished the artists who created Cycladic idols some 5,000 years ago. With the authentic and untainted instinct of folk artists, these craftsmen constructed buildings that were adapted not only to the everyday needs of the inhabants, but also to the beauty and grace of the Cycladic landscape.

One rarely comes across public squares in Cycladic villages. Public spaces in settlements are, as a rule, quite small. The common area is usually the street, with its exceptionally well-balanced building facades.

The street is characteristicallyaved with whitewash-outlined polygonal or rectangular flagstones. The pattern of the flagstones is usually adapted to fit along the outsides of the buildings, which are of two main styles: narrow-facade ("stenometopo") and broad-facade ("evrymetopo"). Buildings in the same cluster or on the same block are most likely to be in the same style, with similar features. Therefore, a row of narrow-faceted houses will have approximately the same dimensions and the same design. The houses usually have two storeys, with an outside staircase that allows separate access to the upper storey from the street.

The outside staircase exists regardless of whether the house is used as a single-family dwelling or two separate families individually own the ground floor and upper storey.

Separate ownership of individual floors is a popular tradition in the Cyclades, dating centuries back. It apparently started because of the lack of space within the fortified settlements that were built in the latter part of the 14th century when the islands first became settlements. Later, however, separate-storey ownership continued even after the pirate incursions had abated (mostly following the Battle of Lepanto in 1571), with the settlements then able to spread beyond the walls. Although the main reason for this is that it served the institution of the dowry, separate-storey ownership satisfied other needs as well, In Mykonos, for example, peasants who went to Hora (the Town) to sell their wares and do their marketing wanted storage spaces and rudimentary shelter. So, they purchased these ground floors from the locals.

The exteriors of Cycladic buildings are simple and unembellished, whitewashed, with only a few windows and a particular type of roof, which comes in three variations: vaulted, inclined, or pitched. For the most part, Cycladic houses resembled connected stark-white cubes.

Perched on cliff-sides, with an economy of space ensured by native ingenuity, these single or two-storeyed houses blend with church facades, fountains, windmills (where they exist) and dovecotes to compose pictures seen somewhere else in the world.

Buildings that form a compact mass, irregularly aligned houses, an economic use of curves, and walls that subtly slant out towards the ground to give the impression that the building is growing out of the island's stark rocky ground, flagstone stair rimmed in white to diminish their weight. When you add the painted doors (typically, the cobalt blue of the sea), windows and balconies, which contrast the stark white houses, you have the complete picture of Cycladic architecture.

But this is only the general picture. Each island has its own unique characteristics, determined by its history and topography, as well as by how the local materials have been utilized.

The interior of the houses is also similar, with only minor variations from island to island. The inside space is divided into two unequal sections by a kind of platform, 1-2 meters high and up to 3 meters wide, extending either the length or width of the house. This platform is called, alternately, "krevatos" (bed), "kraatos" or "sofas" (couch) depending on the locale. The furnishings, which are impressive for their aesthetics refinement and usefulness, are in total harmony with the decoration and architecture of the house. The interior decor consist of small cabinets, the "stamnos" (water jug) stand, trunks to store clothing, wardrobes, icon stands, wooden-carved chests, as well as a variety of furniture built into the walls.

This is often combined with pebble-paved front yards (particularly on Milos and Paros, as well as other islands), which adds particular grace to the other stark but always harmonic constructions of Aegean island vernacular architecture.

Rare US And Foreign Coins

For all of the US coins, look them up in the Guidebook to US Coins. The dollar coins are worth a minimum of $ 6 each, the Indian cents are anywhere from 25 cents each and up. The penny with 2 of the same sides is a magician's coin (You always win the flip). As for the foreign coins, except they are silver they really have no value. If the paper money was wet, from the river, it's probably in poor shape and not very collectible.

The foreign coin you describe is a bronze Irish penny featuring a hen and chicks. Value depends on amount of wear, its scarcity and the demand for it. There were 17.52 million minted that year of a design used 1928-68. It may be worth about about 10. with heavy wear to around .50 with medium wear to maybe $ 2 with light wear. If you list the others by Country, Denomination and Date I can give ranges of value for them as well. You might also try a library for a copy of the Standard Catalog of World Coins for more interesting info, pics and values.

The amount the coin may be worth is based on a few factors: The 1943 Cent Truly Being copper specifications below) The US Mint it was stuck at. The Condition or grade of the coin. Where and how you sell it.

There are only a few Copper 1943 cents that were made from the coin blanks left from the previous year, that are worth thousands of dollars. In recent years a "1943 S" (San Francisco Mint) copper coin has gone for about $ 60,000 dollars at auction. I remember the prices from the P (Philadelphia) mint ranging from around $ 10,000 many years ago to $ 73,000 in recent times. There are many counterfeits of this coin so get it authenticated.

If you have a copper colored 1943 cent that can stick to a magnet, what I think you may have is a 1943 steel cent that someone had copper plated, recently I have heard of a lot of these counterfeits surfacing. Since two pieces that sold a year or two ago and made it onto the news.

A real copper 1943cent weighed 3.11 grams, the steel ones in 1943 it weighed 2.7 grams and were zinc plated. From 1944 to 1982 it weighed 3.11 grams and were 95% copper again.

Beware of 1943 coins sprayed with copper or altered dates on the 1948 cents. Since in 1943 they made steel cents. See if it is attracted to a magnet. Many people have cleaned, polished or plated the cents to try to sell them as valuable. They are not at all collectable!

Some outside possibilities are: It is a cent that was plated with some other metal. I have seen Copper, lead, solder, tin zinc or silver. I have even seen cents cleaned in metal cleaners that change their color to copper hues. Most coin shops and all coin Shows Large or small will have people knowledgeable enough to identify this piece for you. These rare coins can, and do, sell for whatever someone is willing to pay at auction.

There is no record of how many 1955 cents were made with this die. Since all cent collectors want one for their collection prices stay high. The sale price also is according to grade. The grading scale goes from 1 to 70. The list price for a grade 40 is about $ 1,400 dollars but in grade 65 is $ 37,500 dollars. So the coins have to be examined one at a time to get a market value.

The 1990-cent is a zinc core with a copper plating on it. The mint strikes both sides at one time and the coins image would not be intact if it had not been contained between the dies properly. The plating worn on one part of the coin leads me to believe this.

If you are still in doubt I am happy to direct you to a coin person in your area. If you write back with your general location like the near large cities, some local telephone area codes And some Postal Zip codes as well for your area, I can direct you to an American numismatic association member / dealer near there. They are ethical and trustworthy or there is help at most large coin shows.

6 Ways of Eating Healthier

These days, a lot of people are looking for more ways to eat healthy. This is the reason that organic foods exist. But a lot of people fail in their quest and end up gaining more weight than they would like. With this extra weight is the fact that they are filled with a lot of unhealthy fats that will make them perform their tasks slower and make them look less desirable than they would like to look. Here are ways that you can eat and be healthy at the same time.

You need proteins – Food is filled with many different things that you need and one of these things is proteins. This is what fuels are bodies and gives us the energy to go through our daily tasks. You can find proteins in fish, meat, poultry, dairy products, eggs and beans.

You need fats – These are not the fats that collect in your belly and thighs. These are the healthy fats that you need in your body so that you can function properly. The fats that you need can be found in dairy products in oils and some nuts.

You need carbohydrates – Again, these are the things that will help you feel ore energized. By eating more fruits, vegetables, beans and sweets you will improve your health and find that you are more active during the day.

You need vitamins – Of course, all the essential vitamins you need will be found in the aforementioned foods. Make sure that the foods you heat will be rich in vitamin A, B, C, D, E, and K. This is the best way to eat healthy.

You need minerals – You will also need to have the things that help your blood, organs, and bones become healthier. Make sure you are getting the proper amounts of iron, calcium and potassium.

You need to be hydrated – In order for all these things to work and travel in your body properly, you need to drink a lot of water. Water will wash out the toxins and get rid of the fats through your sweat. This is the way to eating healthy so that you can feel and look great at all times.

Spirit – What You Get When You Combine a Rare 4-Socketed Shield With Four Common Runes (Part 1)

Spirit is a cheap Runeword that can be used either in a Shield or a Sword. Requiring four common Runes, Spirit is an affordable Runeword designed with casters in mind. Whether you create it in a Shield or Sword, the mods common to both items are a caster’s dream come true. Let’s examine how viable the Spirit Runeword is for a caster.

Stats for Shield Only:

Cold Resist +35%

Lightning Resist +35%

Poison Resist +35%

Attacker Takes Damage of 14

A Spirit Runeword in Shield offers very good bonuses to your character’s Cold, Lightning and Poison Resistance.  (total of +105%)

However, it should be noted that there are only three Shields in the game that are able to have four sockets: Monarch, Aegis and Ward. Out of these three, the one with the lowest Strength requirement is Monarch, which requires a Strength of 156 to equip.

That is a rather high Strength requirement for casters. If you are planning to reach a Strength score of 156, the Unique Shield Stormshield offers even more Resistance bonuses: +60% Cold Resistance, +25% Lightning Resistance, and +35% Physical Resistance, which is harder to come by then Elemental Resistances. Not only that, but Stormshield also offers 25% Increased Chance of Blocking and the +35% Block Rate mods, both of which are very important for casters, who usually depend on Blocking to save their lives due to them being more fragile than melee characters.

The good thing about Spirit is that you can equip it at Level 25, while you have to wait until Level 73 to use Stormshield.

Stats for Sword Only:

Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage

Adds 3-14 Cold Damage 3 Second Duration (Normal)

+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds

7% Life Stolen Per Hit

Casters benefit the most from the Common mods on both a Spirit Shield or Sword. A caster wielding a Spirit Sword will enjoy all mods common to both Spirit Shield or Spirit Sword. The mods that are specific to a Spirit Sword will be of minimal use to a caster, since they all rely on actually physically hitting the target, and by their very nature, casters prefer to cast spells rather than wade into melee.

Unlike the Spirit Runeword in a Shield, even a low-level Broadsword requiring a Strength score of 48 can be used to create the Runeword in.


Spirit is a very, very affordable Runeword for low-mid level casters. The mods common to both a Spirit Shield and Spirit Sword really benefit casters a lot. The Spirit Shield lacks a bonus to its blocking chance, something a caster really needs to keep herself alive. The Spirit Weapon is a good caster weapon, even though some of the mods will be less useful, as they require you to actually hit an opponent and thus wading into melee, something most casters avoid.

Still, for all its little detractions, Spirit is a great Runeword for low-mid level casters and can act as placeholders until they find something better.

Forgotten Erogenous Zones on Her Body – How Mastering These Can Give Her A Great Orgasm and Best Sex

When it comes to erogenous zones, most people know the ‘big 3’ (Clitoris, G-spot and Nipples), but often forget that there are many others. While guys have moved past token foreplay and are starting to learn more about the female erogenous zones, spending some time mastering the forgotten erotic zones is important for all guys.

Understanding Female Erogenous Zones: the perineum

It is easy to forget about the zones that lie between other erotic areas. While most guys know that both the anal opening and the clitoris feel good when stroked, many guys forget the perineum, an erogenous zone that can be found between the two. Usually this area is exactly in the middle between the bottom of the vaginal opening and the anus and usually shows a slightly different coloration to the surrounding skin.

This zone is very sensitive and is great during foreplay. For most women it is not sensitive enough to replace clitoral stimulation, so it usually best to stop using it after penetration. Stroking it through her underwear or as a sensual tease before stroking her vagina is a great way to build up some sexual tension, especially as it is so close to her vagina that she will really build up some anticipation.

Forgotten Erogenous Zones On the Spine

Most erogenous zones feel good because of all the nervous connections in the body. This is one of the reasons why the clitoris feels so good- because a lot of nerve connections meet here. While the clitoris is the spot where these endings meet, the spine is where they originate. The advantage of the spine is that it is an erogenous zone that can be stroked or licked when you are in a rear-entry position. This gives you a lot of ways to turn her on in a different way.

While most guys know that the sides and upper-part of the neck feel really good for girls, it is a erogenous zone that is often forgotten. Her sensitivity to being touched here varies from woman to woman. For some women, it will be enough for touching during sex and for others it will only be enough stimulation for foreplay.

Using these Erogenous Areas for Turning Her On

The key to using her whole body as an erogenous zone is to remember that when she is turned on, every part of her body feels like a erotic area. Therefore, by remembering to touch the places that most guys forget to touch you can distinguish yourself as a superior lover. Just remember to keep trying new areas and look for what turns her on and by matching the sex to what she likes, you can have great sex.

How to Setup Your Speakers in a Home Studio

When setting up a home recording studio, one of the most fundamental (and most overlooked) tasks is the positioning of monitoring speakers. If the monitors are incorrectly positioned by even a few inches, the representation of the stereo field can become inaccurate and full of frequency 'holes'. This can potentially mean catastrophe for an engineer who tries to compensate for this in the mix.

For nearfield monitors, a basic guideline is to try and form an equal triangle between the left speaker, right speaker and your head (ears). Essentially, the distance between the speakers is the same as the distance between each speaker and your ears. This should ensure that it takes the exact same amount of time for sound from either the left or right speaker to reach your ears, creating a balanced stereo field.

This approach is good in theory, but it does not take into account the impact of room reflections on the sound. Unless you are working in an anechoic chamber (and let's face it, many home studios are in bedrooms!), Up to 80 percent of the sound you hear may actually come from the room, with only 20 percent coming from the speakers!

Anything in a room, from the basic shape and dimensions of the space to the items and objects that are contained within (eg. Storage cupboards, wall mountings) will have an effect on the sound. Bass is often the largest casualty in poor acoustic environments, as bass dead spots can be created in the nearfield listening space where the engineer is sitting. This means that the engineer may try to compensate for this in the mix by turning up the bass. In reality, it is just the acoustics of the room fooling his ears into making the mix unnecessarily bass heavy. If you play a track in your home studio and find that the bass is lacking, stand up and move around the room. You may be surprised to find that bass is gathering in the corners or even under your mixing desk!

One of the most practical ways to improve your listening space is to move your speakers into different parts of the room. Often having a standard equivalent setup flush up against the wall may not be ideal. Try moving your mixing desk closer to or further from the wall, or even against another wall absolutely. Listen to the sound at each position and find out where the stereo image achieves the most uniform density – this should be where you mix from. When it comes to setting up your home recording studio, it is more important to follow what sounds right rather than what looks right. Trust your ears!

Photography – All About Correct Lighting

The word photography means "writing with light". Light is essential to making photographs and you must understand how to use it in order to make your pictures as interesting as possible. There are two basic types of light: natural and artificial. The first comes from the sun, the other from man-made sources.

Natural light generally reiterates to daylight, although moonlight qualifies too. For photographers, light during the day can vary. There might be a bright or hazy sun that causes shadows. Or it could be heavy and overcast. Daylight also exists in the shade, where subjects are shielded from the direct rays of the sun. Daylight exists indoors, too so not all natural light shots are taken outdoors.

Artificial light is illumination produced by man. It may be an ordinary light bulb, a fluorescent tube, a bright photoflood, a tungsten halogen lamp, an electronic flash, or many other types. Since these types of illumination can be used outdoors, too, not all photographs shot with artificial light are taken indoors.

Photographers also talk about ambient light, existing light and available light. Regardless of the term, this is light – whether natural or artificial- that is already present in the subject area. A photographer who shoots by ambient, existing, or available does not provide any of his own illumination.

Just as there are types of light, there are types of lighting that have special significance for photographers. For instance, directional lighting, such as that provided by the sun, flash, or tungsten halogen bulbs in reflectors, is more precisely described as being front lighting, side lighting, or back lighting.

Front lighting is the most basic for photographers, although not the most appealing. A long-standing rule that says to put the sun at your back so it shines on the front of your subjects was established for good reasons. Early films and camera lenses were not as fast as those in use today; they required considerable light to make an exposure. Old time camera and film manufacturers knew that bright and direct sunlight on the subject would provide an adequate image on the film, so they recommended it. Also, a subject illuminated directly from the front shows every detail because it is uniformly lighted.

Front lighting is still popular today, but many photographers find it unsatisfactory for portraits and other subjects. The reason is that front-illuminated subjects appear 'flat' because there are no shadows to give a feeling of depth. For this reason, front lighting is commonly referred to as flat lighting. Another disadvantage of front lighting is that people often squint because the sun is shining directly in their eyes.

Photographers have found that changing their camera angle or the position of the subject so that the main illumination is from the side gives more depth and interest to many of their pictures. This is especially true when shooting close-ups of objects. Side lighting can illuminate the left side or the right side of the subject, depending on your preference.

Backlighting reiter to situations where the main source of illumination is behind the subject, shining in the direction of the camera. Backlighting requires careful exposure readings so that the front of the subject will be properly exposed. If a reading is made of the backlight itself, the subject will be underexposed and appear as a silhouette. With portraits outdoors, backlighting allows your subject to have a natural expression without squinting because bright light is not shining on his face or into his eyes.

When strong directional light comes from both sides, the technique is known as cross lighting. It is normally used in studio situations with flash or tungsten studio lights, not under daylight conditions.

How Choose a Floor Lamp

Unique home lighting consists of many parts, including special place in floor lamps. Proper placement of lamps help to place emphasis on important details of the interior or disguise unwanted items for review. In some cases, well-chosen lighting the room and helps save energy.

Intelligent selected and installed lamps are capable of do wonders with any bathroom. Lamps in combination with additional lights can create a quiet corner of the room for board games. lamps in the shape of a woman or a flower vase will make room in the bedroom of Princess, and lamps unique form of musical motifs can be used to create colorful and unusual living for a family of musicians.

Before you choose a standard lamps, it is necessary to determine which targets will be designed room. Living room, nursery or workplace – each of them own own meaning and its character. Therefore, each of them must be covered with original versions of standard lamps.

Lamps with the scattered light are well suited for a quiet evening games household. Want to retire with a favorite book – turn on the light a lamp for reading, and a fantastic atmosphere of the book will be transferred to your bedroom will become your personal fairy tale. Floor lamps in the office attractive because of their practicality – located on the lamp frees the work area on the table. A combination of scattered light floor lamp with a directional light table lamp will illuminate the area for good reading, while reducing eye strain. Floor length with a tripod for more than two meters perfectly replace pendant lamp for general lighting.

Modern floor lamps are particularly useful. You can adjust the lighting intensity and length of the tripod, changing the direction of light in a desired direction. Some models can even vary at will the shape of the lamp.

Floor lamp with shade create a soft, diffused light. This effect is achieved by using special light-scattering materials: rice paper, cotton, blown glass or acrylic plastic. Designer lampshades, by contrast, creates a concentrated light to target the desired coverage areas.

Plastic Jersey Barriers: Their Use, Design, and Importance

Plastic jersey barriers are heavy duty, low density, water filled barriers used for short term or small jobs. They are a great alternative to the standard concrete jersey barriers since they are less expensive and do not require the added labor costs incurred with installation and transport.

These barriers save time and money because they can easily be moved from job site to job site without the use of a crane or truck. They are re-usable and are ideal for construction sites, controlling pedestrian traffic, natural disaster barricades, road projects and security installations.

Plastic jersey barriers are available in seven standard colors and they can be ordered in several custom colors. The primary or most commonly ordered colors are bright orange, yellow, or white. They provide excellent visibility to ensure the work zones will be safe to pedestrians and / or motorists.

The water filled plastic barriers are a safer option for roadway work sites since the amount of vehicle damage incurred upon impact is much less than with concrete barriers.

The three most popular styles of the plastic jersey barriers include:

Traditional – The traditional barriers have a standard height of 42 inches or 46 inches with two different lengths, 72 inches and 96 inches. The most popular size is 42 "x 24" x 96 "and is available in one of seven standard colors as well as the custom colors. provides excellent visibility and will produce only minimal damage to most vehicles that comes in contact with the barrier. highway construction sites due to the easy move ability as well as the safety to vehicle collision.

Lightweight Traditional – The lightweight barrier is a version of the standard height traditional version with less weight. This style weighs only 100 pounds when unfilled. They are excellent for emergency situations that require a quick grab and go barrier. In an emergency situation the lightweight fighters perform very well. They are extremely study, well made and will protect pedestrians or traffic in a major of natural disaster or security situations.

Low Height – Low height jersey plastic barricades range in height from 24 inches to 34 inches. They measure six, eight or ten feet in length and are also available in one of seven colors as well as the custom colors. This style of barricade is excellent for the partitioning of temporary work zones and also works well in parking lots. The smaller height makes the work zone visible to traffic with enough of a barrier to prevent accidents and injuries to the workers. The low height barricades are also popular for use at airports and other areas that require emergency security barriers.

When your work site requires pedestrian or vehicle control, plastic jersey water barriers provide a heavy duty option to prevent interference yet are light enough to be easily transported and relocated. The durable plastic is made to withstand both impact and the elements and will provide many years of use.

Desktop Wallpaper Tips

So, you have a brand new, shiny laptop your parents cave you for college. You have already installed all the software you need for writing papers, surfing the net, listening to your MP3s, etc. But you'd like to add that little something that will identify your laptop from all the others as soon as you turn it on. The most effective way is to place a Desktop Wallpaper.

In choosing a desktop wallpaper for your computer, keep in mind the following:

  1. It should be an image you would like to see everyday.
  2. Someone else might see it (parents, classmates, etc.) so keep it strictly GP.
  3. It should not be too big a file otherwise it will make your computer's loading time slower.
  4. Choose an image that can stand to be blown up to 800×600 pixels or bigger. Low resolution images may not look good.

If you want to create a one-of-a-kind, original desktop wallpaper for your computer, here are some tips:

  1. Start with a high resolution picture or image 700 pixels high.
  2. Avoid screen captures from videos that are no DVD quality. Enlarging low resolution pictures is not a good idea as image degradation is noticeable.
  3. Try getting free images from Media Miner and Google Image Search.
  4. If your image has artifacts (small uneven squares of color) try cleaning them off first. If you can get a good clean image, better.
  5. Choose colors that go well together. A desktop wallpaper is really a work of art and should be treated as such.
  6. Do not overly compress your image when saving it. A 1024×768 pixel image is generally 100kb.
  7. Be prepared to spend a lot of time creating your wallpaper. If you know how to use Photoshop, experiment with various filters and effects.
  8. The purpose of desktop wallpapers is to not only beautify your desktop, it is also a reflection of your personality. A simple, clean background reflects a well organized mind.

You have finished making your image and you now want to know how to place it on your desktop. Here are some simple steps you can follow;

Step 1:

Find a large version of a photo you wish to use. TIP: Download or take a photo at the highest resolution available.

Step 2:

TIP: If you have Windows Vista, its super easy. Just right click the image file and pick PREVIEW. This is the process we will use here.

Step 3:

From Vista's gallery window, Click FIX and then CROP

Step 4:

Set the ratio drop-down list to 16×9 for your widescreen monitor. Now drag the stretch the box to make the image look nice. Click Apply.

Step 5:

Here's your final image. Save it to "My Pictures" as a .jpg.

Step 6:

Right-click your open desktop and click Personalize

Step 7:

Click Desktop background

Step 8:

Pick your image, pick the fill or stretch option and click OK.

There are many sites on the net that offer free desktop wallpapers. The choices are essentially endless. You just need to download and install.

Lower Your Home Insurance Rate With Fireproof Safes

When a homeowner is involved in a burglary and expensive items are stolen, it can cost an insurance company thousands of dollars when they pay for the loss. A homeowner that does not own a safe is more likely to have items stolen from their home in a burglary. Fire and waterproof safes can be hidden behind paintings in the wall or even installed in the floor so they are out of sight. This way, when a burglar breaks into a home the safe is out of sight and less likely to be broken into. Most burglars are in a hurry to grab visible items and get out of the home. They do not normally bring in tools and have the capabilities to break into burglary fireproof safes quickly. Insurance companies will lower your rate when they know you use a safe to protect expensive items.

Insurance companies also like fire and water proof safes because they protect your things if you have a flood or a fire. Flooding and fires damage legal documents and items that often times can not be replaced. If you have valuables that are irreplaceable, it is a good idea to own a safe to protect the items. Securing valuables from a home disaster is an excellent idea. Always let your insurance company know your valuables are protected. People receive discounts from home insurance policies when they protect their valuables with fireproof safes.

Fireproof safes are an excellent idea if you are looking for a way to lower your insurance rate on your homeowner's insurance policy. Insurance companies like to see valuables in a home protected by fire and water proof safes. Flooding, fire, and burglaries often cost an insurance company a large amount of money. When you install a hidden safe in your home be sure to notify your insurance company right away.

Damp Proofing Your Basement

Are you looking at changing your damp and dark basement into a light, funky and useful area? Then all you have to do is use a bit of imagination. You will start by looking into damp proofing the walls and making sure the entire basement area is totally waterproof. With plenty of products now available on the market designed for damp proofing walls.

Damp proofing your cell is nothing to be scared about tackling by yourself, especially if you have a natural capability of picking up most DIY tasks, but if your looking for advice on what would be the best products to use for your cell, then there is plenty of experts who will give advice.

Add Value To Your Property

Make use of the space in your cellar to your advantage. Once you have had the damp proofing, lighting, heating and internal design completed, it's fantastic what a difference it will make on your property and not just space but also the increase in value.

While the state of it at the moment is a cold and unused dumping ground and the only thing it is good for is put your unwanted items down there. Just imagine with little help from damp proofing experts you could have a basement that could be your home cinema, games rooms or used for your gym equipment.

It's such a shame to see your cell go to waste if you are not making any use of it when it's just looking so sad and crying out to be giving a face lift. You only have to way the pro's and the con's and you will work out that the pro's will always out way because it's so cost effective to get your cell damp proofed. So why not contact an expert who can make the transition simpler if you do not like the thought of tackling the job by yourself.

So why not speak to the specialists and ask them to provide you with a free quote and an initial visit at your property? Just see how affordable it is to convert your cellar into a proof proof room that can be used for any purpose all year round. Then once you have the room totally water proof you can then look into want you want to have designed and make use of it as a fully functional room weather it be a study or your entertainment center.

Kitchen Flooring

Kitchen flooring should be durable and easy to clean. Various factors to be considered before buying Kitchen Floors are appearance, comfort, ease of installation and removal, longevity and price. Wood, laminates, vinyl, linoleum, tile and cork are the important kitchen flooring materials available. Popular flooring choices among them are vinyl and linoleum. They are easy to clean and come in a variety of styles and designs. But vinyl and linoleum are vulnerable to water damage. Vinyl is long lasting but chances of peeling are high. Linoleum is environmentally friendly but color options are few. Ceramic tiles are handsome and easy to maintain. Tiles are available in many designs and colors.

Slate flooring is durable like ceramic tile. But it is hard on the feet and can be slippery. Slate flooring comes in shades of black, green, brown and gold. Bamboo and cork flooring are alternatives to wood. Cork is taken from oak trees. Cork flooring is soft and comfortable, but flexible. Cork is environmentally friendly and easy to maintain but it has only a lifespan of five to ten years. Bamboo flooring is hard, resists warping better than most wood.

Hardwood and laminate flooring can be used in kitchens, but they should be protected from moisture. For wood flooring there is no need for special coating. Concrete is used for kitchen flooring. It is good for radiant heat, but it requires sealing. Carpet and natural fiber floors will stain and are hard to keep clean.

Protecting a kitchen floor is important. If you have tile or hardwood floors then put carpet scraps over floor. If you have tile or hardwood, place a carpet pad underneath for better wear and tear. Avoid marble or a waxed floor to protect kids or elderly family members from slipping. Prices depend on the product? S design and durability.