Is it worth changing to a Linux operating system for your computer? Computers have advanced tremendously over the last 10 years. Advancements in video and audio have settled into a great area of good pricing and amazing capabilities. Graphics has jumped into the future with HD/TV adapters and monitors are starting to replace televisions! However, all this is a waste if...

Over the past few weeks, I have had to make significant edits to my second book, “The Next Wave of Technologies.” In doing so, I have been keeping in mind Melvin Kranzberg’s six laws of technology. I figured that it was time for me to take a step back and reflect. So, here are Mr. Kransberg’s laws in the context of my forthcoming book… Technology...

According to Microsoft’s website, a runtime error 216 is indicative of a Subseven Trojan virus. Runtime error 216 usually occurs on a pre-Vista version of Windows, locking up the machine, interrupting programs, and forcing reboots. What is the Subseven Trojan Virus? The Subseven Trojan is one of the most popular public-access viruses known. The infection usually...

Beyond colorants and essential or fragrance oils, there are a number of neat things you can add to your homemade soap. One of my favorites is honey (which is a humectant), but there is also milk, glycerin, silk, shea butter, tomato paste, cocoa powder, fruit juice and pulp, dried herbs and flowers, finely chopped oatmeal, cornmeal (for an exfoliating bar), poppy seeds,...

I was recently asked if I could offer some tips about starting an online yarn shop. I was keen to help, as I have recently made the leap into my own online venture. So here are some of the tips and traps that this not so young player experienced in the wonderful journey that became my very own yarn shop! These tips apply to all types of online business and are not intended...

Looking for a Bitcoin Buying Guide? Wondering where to start? People have a lot of misconceptions about bitcoin – the very first widely known and accepted cryptocurrency worldwide. A lot of people think for example that only hackers and shady people use it. However bitcoin is actually going mainstream with everyone from TigerDirect to Expedia.com to Dell and even...

The idea of a rose is timeless. The flower symbolizes all manner of pleasant things, from love, beauty, to youth. For millions of people from around the world have clipped roses and displayed them in their homes, and enjoyed them for their aroma and color. The idea of roses is timeless, yes, but they are not. You can, with a little effort, work to make them last forever...

Mastery of detail may seem very complicated, but it is a key leadership quality that you must develop. Your choice is to either master the detail or let the detail master you. Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich” discusses this as one of the eleven critical attributes in leadership development. If we were 200 miles apart and we started walking towards...

Here are two sewing techniques plus some good sewing tips on how to sew a reversible vest or a lined vest. One is stitched and turned; the other is stitched and bound. Try both to help you determine your favorite sewing technique. For both methods, follow these cutting and sewing instructions: Choose similar weight fabrics for a reversible vest. Preshrink all fabrics...

Crocheting is artwork done with a hook using thread or yarn. With it you can make beautiful doilies, decorations, blankets and even clothing. It does not take much to learn the art, except maybe some patience and hand coordination. It has become quite popular today, but no one seems to know for sure where and when it originated. But there are theories that it originated...