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November 1, 2009

Newsletter 11/01/2009

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 9:54 pm

Since Halloween was last night….
Is it possible to build a scientifically designed haunted room or haunted house? Wired magazine blog site has a story about such a room that was built.
See what the outcome was of their project here.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/10/scientifically-haunted-house

Have you wanted a barcode with your name or something really special to fool people? How about a custom bar code for …
Anyway this site let you make a standard UCC/EAN-128 or GS1 DataBar Expanded barcode. Strange but so is Halloween.
http://www.morovia.com/free-online-barcode-generator/

Thing to use on or after Halloween.
In the cool stuff section, how about a pair of bicycle pedals that have red LED lights built in so you always have night light. These require no batteries and when you pedal they generate the electricity to power the LED’s.
http://www.dosun.us/portablelight/index_light.htm

This is from a blog I read that says that these are the best indoor plant to create oxygen.
“1. Areca Palm – You need at least four shoulder-height plants per person in the building and, if you are living in a polluted city, make sure you wipe the Palm leaves every single day for the plant to effectively convert Carbon dioxide into Oxygen.
You should in fact grow two sets of Areca Palm’s — keep the other set outdoors and rotate that set with the indoor one every 3-4 months.
2. Snake Plant — Unlike most plants which release Carbon-dioxide at night, Snake Plant (also known as Mother-in-law’s Tongue) does the reverse as it converts CO2 into Oxygen at night so you can safely keep it inside the bedroom.
You need at least 6 to 8 waist height plants per person to improve the indoor air quality to a healthy level.
3. Money Plant — Other than releasing oxygen in the air, money plant can also eliminate formaldehyde from the air that is commonly released by cigarette smoke and adhesives (used with wood furnishings).”

If you recently purchased the new Windows 7 from Microsoft or plan to purchase it in the near future, you can get a bunch of free themes from Microsoft.
ttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/personalize?T1=themes

While talking about the new Windows 7 here is a list of some of the keyboard shortcuts used on Windows 7.
• Win+Home: Clear all but the active window.
• Win+Space: All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop.
• Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window.
• Shift+Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window vertically.
• Win+Down arrow: Minimize the window/Restore the window if it’s maximized.
• Win+Left/Right arrows: Dock the window to each side of the monitor.
• Shift+Win+Left/Right arrows: Move the window to the monitor on the left or right..

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