17.6.12

A New Start And Beginning



Update:
12/07/15

Since posterous went out of service long ago, will have to look for the image elsewhere and see if it can represent the same idea, for now this is a holder image.

End Update
 
It seems long ago since I posted the last photo of a workspace, using the Otterbox Case for the Original Galaxy Tab, and taking an image of it with another phone at the time I believe it was the SGH-U360 which was then transferred via Bluetooth. It ended up coming out a good shot, surprisingly so considering the type of camera that phone has available on it. Nonetheless that image was presented so that others could see a workspace can be very minimal while what you see now still follows that theme but includes a laptop connected via vga cable to an old 17 Inch CRT which serves as a secondary monitor.
The second image is the upgrade from the original Galaxy Tab 7 Inch - Sprint p100 to the new and upgraded wifi only GT-P3113 running Ice Cream Sandwich which enables me to do more with what I have long needed to do with a system that is capable of multitasking with an intuitive interface making it very straightforward.
There is still time to setup an ideal workspace and I am getting there just a matter of getting the right equipment and making sure there is Feng Shui or something like that. What are your thoughts?

8.9.11

Art defined - One interpretive view.

Life without art would be like a Christmas tree without ornament, a black and white rainbow or a poem without rhyme. Life without art would be sad and frightening, it would mean the end of humanity as a whole as art is an expression of each of us. There would be no expression to lift our spirit. Inspiration would die like the rest of all these powerful emotions that give birth to creativity. Art smoothes the pain and takes you places you don’t even dream of. I need art to escape the dark difficulties of everyday life. Either the sound of an instrument, the beauty of a canvas, the delicate move of a ballerina or the beauty of a three-dimensional sculpture, art is essential to my life. Art is like the air we breathe, without it there is no life anymore.

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2.5.11

Sentiments from a homeless child

There is a pain in the heart left with grudge and mis ery
Of a lone some ex is tence amidst the un cer tain ties
What lies be neath the hun dred hopes?
To wear such smiles of en dear ment
To live with warmth of yearn ings
Of a mother’s touch
With a fa ther’s shield

Look through his cry ing heart,
In the eyes of a home less child

He plays in un sure path of lonely grounds

Via Definitely Filipino


Ray Marr - http://blog.homeofknatchwa.net

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10.2.11

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We knew the White House was on board with the FCC's desire to free up an additional 500MHz worth of spectrum over the next decade from private and federal holders, as announced last year, and now Obama has announced the plan to do it. The plan is to incentivize the current spectrum squatters with a share of the revenue gained from auctioning off the spectrum -- mostly for mobile broadband use -- which only seems fair, and for now it seems those auctions will be voluntary. But that's just the tip of the iceberg: the plan also includes a $5 billion investment in constructing 4G networks in rural areas (with a goal to reach at least 98 percent of Americans with the service), a $3 billion fund for 4G R&D to help the rollout, and $10.7 billion for a wireless public safety network. The beauty of this plan is that all these proposed costs are offset by the spectrum auction, which is estimated to raise $27.8 billion, of which $9.6 billion will be dedicated to deficit reduction. Oh, and the best news? The government has already found 115MHz worth of Federal spectrum that it can free up by using its other spectrum more efficiently, and has another 95MHz worth in its sights. Hit up the source link to see President Obama's speech on the subject, which has just begun, or check it out embedded after the break.

via  EnGadget c/o Chris Fisher

 

Yet another case study in how things have become more mobile, and if this bill goes through, true information will be more available wherever you are, ambitious to shoot for 98% but certainly possible. As so many today have really become more and more mobile as phones have become less expensive with more functions then a typical pc had in the 80s and early 90s. Devices that by themselves may as well be something as simple as pocket pcs.  The abilty to access the internet and it's associated information no matter where you may travel is another benefit to an ever mobile society as well as a travelling classroom, to learn from the collective resources on the interconnected web, the limitations on access has been the one thing, that the hope is with this bill become a thing of the past.

More On Mobile Phones;

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9.2.11

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How to Dust Your Entire House

from wikiHow - The How to Manual That You Can Edit
Don't like dusting your house? It is worth your time to do a good job. Dust mites are microscopical tiny insects that are invisible to the naked eye. Every home has million dust mites. They feed on human skin flakes and can be found in mattresses, pillows, carpets, upholstered furniture, bed covers, clothes, stuffed toys and fabric and fabric-covered items. Body parts and feces from dust mites can trigger asthma with people who have allergic reactions to dust mites. Exposure to dust mites can cause asthma in children who have not previously exhibited asthma symptoms.[1]Dust mites absorb water from humidity in the atmosphere. They thrive in temperatures around 70 F (21 C) and a relative humidity around 70 percent. [2] Does this information sound creepy? With this information in your head you know now why it's important to dust your entire house regularly. Now that you know why it's important, read on to learn how to do it in these easy steps.

Steps

  1. Gather all the tools your need to dust your house.
  2. Dust systematically. Don't just go and dust random things; instead follow a specific path through your house to make sure that you dust everything. Make sure that your mind doesn't wander of when you dust. Don't get distracted while dusting, since you might miss a spot.
    • Listen to music while you dust. You'll move faster and it will help you to stay on task.
  3. Move clockwise or counterclockwise trough the room. Dust the furniture near the wall and proceed clockwise or counterclockwise. Just take your damp cloth and start wiping away the dust. Move objects as you go and clean the surface underneath thoroughly. As you replace the items, clean those items as well.
  4. Shake or rinse your cloth regularly. When you notice your cloth has become dirty and full of dust, rinse or shake it out outside of the house.
  5. Dust the hard to reach places. While you are dusting don't forget to dust the hard to reach places, like behind the furniture and crevices in the furniture. Use a small paintbrush to get in the nooks. To reach behind heavy furniture you can use a synthetic duster with a long stick or you can even use a vacuum cleaner. To take away the dust and cobwebs along the wall you can use a damp mop, a brush, or a Swiffer. Don't forget to dust the chandeliers also. Give it a surface dusting once a week. Once a year you can take of the chandelier and clean it thoroughly.
  6. Vacuum fabric furniture. Use the crevice and upholstery attachments on your vacuum cleaner to vacuum things like sofas.
  7. Clean the floors as a final step. Follow up dusting by cleaning the floor. Otherwise, all the dust lays there from the furniture and ornaments you dusted.
    • Vacuum the floor and any carpets or rugs, and don't miss the corners or under the furniture.
    • Mop hard floors.

Look for more specific instructions per room here: Bedroom

  1. Pick up everything on the floor and other surfaces. Put everything where it belongs and put clothes in the laundry basket or in the closet.
  2. Dust one side of the room. Carefully dust all the furniture that is standing against the wall. Don't forget to dust the radiator if you have one. Take a radiator duster and dust the inside of the radiator between the wall and the radiator.
  3. Remove the sheets and blankets from the bed. Take off your mattress and vacuum both sides of it. Clean both sides with a damp cloth.
    • This is a good opportunity to rotate your mattress.
  4. Dust your bed. This is one of the most important tasks, because beds are a prime habitat for dust mites. A typical used mattress may have anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million mites inside. (Ten percent of the weight of a two year old pillow can be composed of dead mites and their droppings.) Mites prefer warm, moist surroundings such as the inside of a mattress when someone is on it. A favorite food is dander (both human and animal skin flakes). Humans shed about 1/5 ounce of dander (dead skin) each week. About 80 percent of the material seen floating in a sunbeam is actually skin flakes. Also, bedroom carpeting and household upholstery support high mite populations.[3] If you have a cover for your mattress this is the perfect time to put it on. Put the mattress back on the bed and remake your bed with clean sheets and blankets.
  5. Vacuum and mop the floor if needed.

Bathroom/toilet

  1. Clean all the bathroom cabinets, inside and out. Don't forget to clean the top of the cabinets.
  2. Clean the wall tiles from floor to ceiling with a sponge to remove stains and dirt. Wipe off the excess water with a chamois or a paper towel.
  3. Clean the tub/shower area thoroughly. A lot of dust accumulates there. Also don't forget to scrub those little nooks and crannies, to clean these you can use an old toothbrush to reach these difficult to reach spots.
  4. Clean the outside of the toilet first. Don't forget to clean any pipes that lead to the floor as it is there that most of the dust is. Later you can scrub the inside of the toilet with bleach or any other product of your choice.
  5. Vacuum and mop the floor.

Hallway

  1. Remove the dust from any paintings and ornaments that are hanging in your hallway.
  2. Remove any cobwebs from the ceiling and the walls.
  3. Vacuum carpets or rugs. Mop hard floors.

Stairs

  1. Dust the sides of the staircase.
  2. Vacuum every corner and nook of each individual step.
  3. Use a damp cloth or mop to clean the individual steps again until you reached the bottom.

Kitchen

  1. Remove every item out of you kitchen cabinets. Clean the inside and outside of the cabinets with a damp cloth. Don't forget to clean the top of the cabinets, too.
    • Avoid using cleaning products with a strong odor.
  2. Clean any wall tiles. Use a sponge to remove any stains or dirt. Remove any excess water with a chamois or a paper towel.
  3. Clean the counter tops and the sink with the appropriate products.
  4. Dust the chairs and table(s)with a damp cloth, and don't forget to clean the legs.
  5. Vacuum the floor and mop or scrub the floor with a firm brush if you really want to remove all the dirt.

Living room

  1. Dust all the furniture, paintings, and don't forget to clean the top of the furniture as well.
  2. Vacuum the floor and any carpets or rugs. Finish by mopping, if it is a hard floor.

Tips

  • Having fewer objects to dust makes it easier to dust. If you have many small objects, store them in enclosed storage, such as a box or drawer.
  • A dryer sheet makes a wonderful dust cloth. Using one will not only pick up dust, it will eliminate static, making it harder for dust particles to adhere to the surface.[4]
  • Don't forget to dust the light bulbs if you clean lamps. If the dust is really built up on top of the light bulb, the lamp won't give that much light and it will burn up faster then a clean light bulb.
  • Use allergen-proof bed covers. Cover your mattress and pillows in dust-proof or allergen-blocking covers. These covers, made of either vinyl or tightly woven fabric, prevent dust mites from colonizing the mattress or pillows. Encase box springs in vinyl or plastic covers.
  • Keep humidity low. Maintain a relative humidity between 30 and 50 percent in your home. A dehumidifier or air conditioner can help keep humidity low, and a hygrometer (available at hardware stores) can measure humidity levels.[5]
  • To prevent dust on top of furniture you can cover it with an old newspaper. Next time, simply replace it with a new one. If you prefer this method, you can also use a washable cloth covering for certain furniture. You will need to wash it occasionally, but you don't have to look at newspaper or discard it each time.

Things You'll Need

  • A microfiber dust cloth(s)
  • A synthetic or feather duster
  • A vacuum cleaner
  • A mop
  • A firm brush
  • A bucket
  • Cleaning products of your choice
  • Dryer sheets (optional)
  • A ladder or stepstool (optional)

Related wikiHows

Sources and Citations

  1. http://www.epa.gov/asthma/dustmites.html
  2. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dust-mites/DS00842/DSECTION=causes
  3. http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2157.html
  4. http://www.wisegeek.com/how-can-i-eliminate-dust-from-my-home.htm
  5. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dust-mites/DS00842/DSECTION=lifestyle-and-home-remedies

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26.1.11

Zeitgeist Moving Forward | Part Three of the Remarkable Movement.

The remarkable most recent revision of the Zeitgeist Movement - A video exploring alternatives to the many flawed aspects of the current economic model. This video goes far beyond that and is well worth the time of watching it and sharing is a prerequisite to reach more people.

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16.1.11

Knatchwa, Opera | Reflections and More.

Just started exploring Opera, and it's suite of integrated apps, reminds me of the earlier revision that was Netscape Navigator. To keep it interesting never hurts to explore all that is available. Anyone Else Taking the time To Explore any of the associated services being offered through Opera Unite? If So which ones, and why do you choose that over another? 

For that matter the integrated mail system, is it better to use that over any of the numerous web based options? Really the questions I am presenting here are for those who are exploring these alternatives, these other mediums to do many of the same things we have done for as long as the world has continually been connecting more and more whether by mobile, email, social networks or what have you. We have become more and more connected and I wonder is Opera and it's Unite idea going to do exactly that, to bring people into their own community of user created bliss? Or perhaps yet another attempt at a walled garden, I am wondering about your thoughts so please share them down below. 

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2.1.11

Your own email @facebook.com? Beware Facebook survey scam | Naked Security

Thousands of Facebook users have been hit by a scam which claims to give them early access to a facebook.com email address.

Messages, appearing in the news feed of users who have fallen for the scam, read:

Just got my own email @facebook.com! Quickly get one before someone takes your name

Just got my own email @facebook.com! Quickly get one before someone takes your name [LINK]

Users beware - in the simplest terms when Facebook is the size of the community it has become far to often will such things occur - be wary and educated before clicking through to any unknown links.

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25.10.10

Birthday Dinner - Organised and Shared

Listed is a simpler way to understand some of the ideas for the Birthday Dinner in November 2010 even though my birthday was actually October 12th. To send it out is making good sense to explore it is the next step. To understand it and relate it to the present day in comparison to the earlier recipe book from Betty Crocker.

Birthday Dinner Possibilities;

21.10.2010 22:24 Some Options to Explore - $50 Budget First Option: Second Option:
  • Pizza Variety
  • Sodas
  • Cake
  • Ice Cream

Ratatouille Recipe

Double the Order - Variation for Five
  • 1 Medium Eggplant (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 Small Zucchini (about 1/2 pound)
  • 1 Medium Green Pepper Chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Medium Onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 4 Medium tomatoes, each cut into fourths
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Clove Garlic, crushed
Prepare 5 cups cubed eggplant as directed on Yams Prep. Prepare 2 cups sliced zucchini as directed Zucchini de Broil. Cook and stir all ingredients until heated through. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 10 minutes 6 servings; 155 calories per serving.

Yams Prep

Amount for 4 servings; 1 medium (about 1 1/2 pounds) When shopping: Look for smooth, firm eggplants of an even dark purple. To Prepare: Just before cooking, wash eggplant and , if desired, pare. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes to 1/4 inch slices To Boil: Heat small amount salted water (1/2 teaspoon salt to 1 cup water) to boiling. Add eggplant. Cover and heat to boiling: reduce heat, Boil until tender, 5 to 8 minutes to drain. To Fry: Cook and sir eggplant in margarine butter or bacon fat until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. To Steam: Place steamer basket in 1/2 inch water (water should not touch basket) Place eggplant (1/4 inch slices) in basket. Cover tightly and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Steam until tender covered 1 minute. 5 to 7 minutes. To Microwave: Cover and microwave eggplant (1/4 inch slices) in 2 quart microwaveable case-role on high (100%) until tender, 5 to 7 minutes Let stand covered 1 minutes.

Zucchini de Broil

Broiled Zucchini Prepare 2 pounds zucchini (about 8 small) as directed above except -- cut each zucchini lengthwise into halves. Brush each cut side with margarine or butter, me melted; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set over control to boil and/or 550 degrees Broil with tops 5 to 6 inches from heat until zucchini is tender, 10 to 12 minutes. 4 serves: 100 calories per serving.

Choucroute

  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 can (16 Ounces) sauerkraut, drained
  • 2 medium potatos cut into fourths
  • 2 tart apples sliced
  • 6 whole peppercorns
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 sprig parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 smoked pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick
  • 4 frankfurters, slashed diagonally
  • 2 cups chicken broth
Cook and stir bacon and onion in Dutch over or 12-inch skillet until bacon is crisp; drain. Stir in brown sugar and sauerkraut. Add potatoes and apples. Tie the peppercorns, cloves, parsley and bay leaf in a cheesecloth bag or place in a tea ball; add to sauerkraut mixture. Add pork chops and frankfurters. Pour chicken broth over meat. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until meat is done and potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Remove cheesecloth bag. Remove sauerkraut , potatos and apples to large platter with slotted spoon. Arrange meat around edge. 4 servings; 725 calories per serving. Complete meal with Hard Rolls and Chocolate Pots de Cream

Hard Rolls

Suggested to Serve with Choucroute
  • 5 to 5 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened.
  • 1 package regular or quick acting active dry yeast.
  • 2 cups very warm water (120 to 130 degrees)
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons cold water.
Mix 3 cups of the flour, the sugar, salt, margarine and yeast in 2 1/2 quart bowl; add warm water. Beat on low speed, scraping bowl frequently, 1 minute. Stir in enough remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, to make dough easy to handle. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in a greased 2 1/2 quart bowl; turn greased side up. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature (about 70 degrees) until double, about 1 1/2 hours (Dough is read if indentation remains when touched) Punch down dough; cover and let rest 15 minutes. Divide dough into 18 equal parts. Shape each part into ball; roll back and forth under palm of hand to form 3-inch oblong shape. Place on each of 2 greased cookie sheets. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise until double about 1 hour. Mix egg white and 2 tablespoons cold water; brush over rolls. Make slash about 1/2 inch deep and about 2 inches long on top of each roll. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place both cookie sheets in over; bake 15 minutes. Alternate cookie sheets; bake until gold brown, about 15 to 20 minutes longer. Remove rolls from cookie sheets; cool on wire racks. 18 rolls; 140 calories per roll. Do Ahead Tip: After baking, rolls can be covered and stored at room temperature. Heat over to 350 degrees. Place rolls directly on rack. Bake uncovered until rolls are warm, about 10 minutes.

Chocolate Pots de Cream

Cherry Freeze or Both
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup half-and-half (Or Soy Milk)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum, if desired Dash of Salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Heat chocolate chips and half and half stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; cool slightly. Beat remaining ingredients; gradually stir into chocolate mixture. Pour into 4 or 5 oven proof pot de creme cups or four ungreased 6 ounce custard cups. Place cups in baking pan on over rack. Pour boiling water into pan to within 1/2 inch of tops of cups. Bake 20 minutes; cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours. Refrigerate any remaining pudding immediately. 4 or 5 servings; 315 calories per serving.

Cherry Freeze

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 cartons (6 ounces each) cherry yogurt (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 package (16 ounce size) frozen cherries (1 1/2 cups) , partially thawed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Sprinkle gelatin on cold water in 1-quart saucepan to soften; heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved. Place yogurt, cherries and sugar in a blender container Cover and blend on high speed until smooth, 10 to 15 seconds. Add gelatin mixture. Cover and blend 5 seconds. Pour into rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Freeze until partially frozen about 1 hour. Beat cherry mixture in chilled 2 1/2 quart bowl on low speed until smooth and airy but not completely thawed, about 30 seconds. Do not overbeat (mixture will contain some ice crystals) Return cherry mixture to dish. Cover and freeze until consistency of sherbet, 1 to 2 hours. (If frozen longer than 2 hours , remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving.) 4 servings (about 1 cup each); 220 calories per serving.

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23.9.10

For the Moment

As mentioned in the previous post there is some downtime, as it was to be expected, you can find all my writings and earlier articles now at homeofknatchwa.posterous.com until I bring raymondmarr.com back live, which I am in the process of working with and deciding how to work with it and improve the overall look and functionality.

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