Banish those Milk Crates! Set up a Functional, Fun Home Office

Banish those Milk Crates! Set up a Functional, Fun Home Office

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fs pink deskTake and old table and paint it a girlie colour.  I love pink or Tiffany Blue, and my husband doesn’t.  But in my office, it’s just me.  So I got the brightest fuschia I could find from the home improvement store and rolled it all over the cruddy wood cast-off desk I had.  Voila! I love the way it livens up the room.

A friend of mine colour coordinated all her office accessories; she got bright cobalt blue everything, and has a white desk and office space.  The blast of colour is really inspiring.

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“Frost Quake” Boom Rattles City, Rip in Ground Now Located at Epicentre

“Frost Quake” Boom Rattles City, Rip in Ground Now Located at Epicentre

The epicenter of what’s now believed to be a ‘frost quake’, has been located in northwest Calgary.

A ruler and a pencil inside the large crack at the site of  possible Frost Quake.
A ruler and a pencil inside the large crack at the site of possible Frost Quake.

A group of researchers was able to pinpoint the location with help from an amateur seismologist who recorded the quake’s seismic signature on his home-built basement machine.

On Saturday, a group led by Dr David Eaton, descended on Captain Nichola Goddard School in Panorama Hills, scouring the frozen ground for signs of prior movement. It didn’t take long before they found a jagged tear in the earth several meters long,  at least 50 cm deep and possibly up to a meter deep.

Frost quakes, also known as cryoseism, occur when prolonged cold temperatures cause water deep in the ground to freeze quickly. That puts pressure on the bedrock, or surrounding frozen soil, causing it to crack.  The sudden movement can create loud noise, especially if it takes place close to the surface.

What is an IPS TV? And Do You Need One? (The short answer: YES)

What is an IPS TV? And Do You Need One? (The short answer: YES)

ips va viewing angles tftcentralcoukDoes IPS = WTH for you?  You’re not alone.  TV technology is advancing at a crazy rate, and there are all kinds of new terms and technologies to keep up with.
To understand why it’s good, you’ll need to learn a bit more about all the types of LED (or LCD) screens out there.  But the overall and key benefit of these IPS-LED screens I can tell you right off the bat; they have an amazing picture quality from just about any angle you look.

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LG is making some beautiful IPS TVs
LG is making some beautiful IPS TVs

 

 

Thumb-sized TV Streaming Device Just Announced in Canada. And it’s only $59!

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Getting content from the web to your TV has almost always involved 2 things; 1)  hooking your computer up to your TV, a complicated process best reserved for techno geeks, or 2) purchasing a third party box or web-enabled TV.  Well now you have options, and Roku has just announced what may be the most pocket-friendly option; the Roku Streaming Stick,

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Preorder now at Futureshop.ca.

 This little gadget looks like your standard USB stick, but inside is a wealth of video options, or as I saw one TechCrunch writer put it, “it makes dumb TVs smarter”.  The Roku Streaming Stick allows you to stream content direct to your TV, simply by plugging this little gadget into the back HDMI slot.  Roku says it contains instant access to 700+ channels (in Canada)……

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