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Computer Desk Plans

For a dedicated do it yourselfer, nothing brings more satisfaction than a well completed project. Building your own desk for your computer is a project worth contemplating if this is your hobby. A simple search on the Internet will bring in many computer desk plans to plan this project around. These plans come with parts lists and tools needed to make your planning of the project easier. The prices vary from no cost to a high of less than fifty dollars for the computer desk plans. You will be able to find computer desk plans in your local craft and hobby store as well.

A search for computer desk plans available at web sites on the Internet will turn up thousands of woodworking sites with plans available. The prices for the plans will vary with the method you choose to obtain them. Some sites will be happy to mail you a set printed on paper. Other sites will only have downloads available, leaving the printing all in your hands.

When making purchases from web sites on the Internet, always be sure that your order is done on a secure page. You can tell when a page is secure by looking at the pages address on your browser. Secure page addresses will always with https: // instead of the normal http: // . If the order page is not secure, do not put any information on the page as it will be susceptible to hijacking. You can try contacting the owners of the web site to find a more secure method of ordering. The only time you should have shipping charges involved is when the web site is mailing a paper copy of the plans to you instead of you downloading the computer desk plans. On the sites I visited that had this option available, the shipping charges were reflected in the price of the plans.

Now that you have obtained the computer desk plans, the fun of starting the project begins. Finding a good lumberyard with reasonable prices for your wood will be easy if your choice of wood is pine or bonded plywood. If you want to make the desk out of select hardwoods, a little more effort will be required. You can get the wood in more or less bulk form and do the entire cutting yourself or have the lumberyard pre cut your wood to size. With precut pieces, you will still have to do all the finishing and assembly of the wood into the final state of your computer desk.

You have gotten your wood, cut it to size, sanded it to perfect smoothness and stained and sealed it against use. The final assembly will best be done in the location where you plan to use the desk. That way you will not have to move the desk after it is assembled. The feeling of satisfaction you experience every time you sit down at the computer, knowing that you built this desk with your own hands …

Key Pointers to Know Before You Invest in Software Development

Developing a usable enterprise software is a daunting task as it involves plenty of complexities. Issues related to security are some of the major obstacles observed by software developers while building intuitive systems. Security issues concerned with information access for both external and internal factors indicates that the enterprise software solutions can end up becoming inaccessible.

Not all enterprise systems are usable enough to cope with all the complex business operations. However, with more focus on the emerging trends including workplace dynamics and customization, we have been able to bring a lot of innovation and functionality to enterprise solutions. Keeping this in mind, here are some of the tips to consider for building usable software solutions.

Intuitiveness of the application
It is obvious that introduction of an enterprise solutions to the organization requires proper training. However, things can get simpler if it requires minimal training. Expectantly, the more intuitive your software is, the smaller is the learning curve.

Integration with existing business processes
Nowadays, organizations deploy a series of software systems and thus, using a new application that can integrate with all other existing solutions is certainly essential. A company must focus on building a business solution which, integrates with all other enterprise-level tools deployed by the company.

Customization and Extensibility
Enterprises currently need custom software solutions for creating features which will help them in meeting their business goals. Furthermore, with the introduction of new plugins and extensions, it becomes easier for developers and marketers to extend functionality and add extensibility to the application.

Privacy
In the present competitive world, privacy does not solely refer to data security and protection. Privacy includes several aspects including compliance with regulations, user privacy, data protection and privacy and much more. Keeping all these in mind, you must develop an enterprise software solution that ensures maximum security of business data.

Type of Technology Used
The industry of software development involves loads of frameworks, programming languages, databases and 3rd-party technologies. Adhering this fact, you must choose an efficient, business-specific application for your organization that is cost-effective and complies with your industry standards.

Type of Methodology Used
While considering the arena of software development, there are two types of methodologies deployed for project management; Agile and Waterfall. Although the Agile development process is ideal for both large and small companies, the Waterfall process is quite rigid and mostly mean for heavy scale industries including construction and manufacturing.

Result Evaluation and Analysis
Evaluating the business productivity and software installation and usage is important to understand its utility or effectiveness. Thus, considering the reporting measures and metrics is highly essential while building a software application.

As more and more businesses going digital, development of high-end enterprise applications has become more important. Considering the aforesaid aspects will not only help you in developing the most app business software for your company but also enable you to simplify the entire task and get maximum productivity. …

How Was the Year 2012 for the Gadget and SEO Industry?

2013 is already here. We all celebrated it with great enthusiasm. Yes, 2012 had been a memorable year for many of us. I personally opine that each year is memorable for some reason or the other, be it on the professional front or the personal grounds. Keeping the personal things personal, let's talk about the professional front a bit.

I work in the IT industry, which is the reason why I keep on writing about IT related issues. 2012 proved to be a great year for IT in many aspects. The things which attract me most are SEO and gadgets. Let's discuss the year for each of those.

SEO : For the SEO experts, the year 2012 was almost like a year of horror. Google pushed out many major updates in 2012, mostly the Panda version and the Penguin version. There were at least 3 Penguin updates, which Google calls major updates. These updates typically re-shaped how SEO industry was acting. Apart from that, there were at least twenty two Panda updates, which Google calls minor updates. Other than that, Google also came out with the famous "Exact Match Domain" (EMD) update.

Much stress was laid on fresh, unique, relevant and useful content and importance of 'link-building' was greatly reduced. As a result, content creators made merry while traditional SEO practices suffered a lot.

Google also came down harshly on sites violating DMCA and removed 50 million pages from its SERP which violated the DMCA.

Gadgets : This year saw some of the biggest changes since 2008. The new iPhone 5 was released among many fanfare and Google launched its own Nexus 4 and Nexus 10; the former being a Smartphone made in collaboration with LG and the latter being a 10 inch Android powered tablet made by Samsung.

Samsung and Apple kept their horns locked in legal battles about copyright and other things, around the world. This reminds me that Apple removed Google Maps from iPhone. Actually tried to replace it with their own map, but after much hue and cry, Google Maps were re-introduced for iPhone users.

The year 2012 also saw another change in personal computing trend. For the first time, more people accessed the internet using handheld devices than laptops and PCs. There was a survey which says that we will see a larger handheld device market than the PC and laptop market together in 2013. This has led many companies to plunge themselves into mobile app and mobile website development.

In an astonishing data, it was shown that Android devices are getting activated at a rate never seen before.

Google sponsored Android tops the chart of smart devices all over the world except the USA where Apple still is going strong. …

Verseo EGlide Electrolysis Technology Review

Traditional electrolysis systems are based on the technology in which an electric current is passed to the root of the hair in order to destroy it. When the root of the hair is destroyed the hair will not grow again and the skin will stay hair free and smooth. For this reason the only true permanent hair removal method approved by the FDA is the electrolysis hair removal. All other methods like lasers and IPL are permanent ‘reduction’ and not permanent hair removal solutions.

In the traditional electrolysis, the hair technician inserts a thin electric needle to each and every hair follicle, and sends a short electric current to the root, which destroys the hair root.

The main downside is that traditional electrolysis sessions take a lot of time to complete. Doing upper lip or underarms hair removal session, may not be that long, but when it comes to larger skin surface areas like the back or legs, electrolysis is not a suitable solution. It can take endless hours to complete a leg or back, and each session costs much.

The main three advantages for electrolysis is that:

  1. It is true permanent hair removal.
  2. It can be done on all skin colors (there is no risk of burns like dark skin with laser).
  3. It is safe for facial use (while laser & IPL are not).

The main down side of regular electrolysis is that it can take forever to complete larger skin areas and it is very difficult to be done alone, you usually need an electrolysis technician for such treatment.

The Verseo eGlide Roller uses a different kind of technology which is called galvanic electrolysis. In this technology the current is not used to reach the hair roots, it is used to cause a chemical reaction.

With the galvanic method a gel is placed on the treated area and is rubbed to the skin. The gel needs to reach and fill all the hair follicles. Then the Verso eGlide roller emits safe electrical energy that reacts with the special gel. This direct current to converts normal body salt and water in the follicle into a chemical compound capable of destroying the dermal papilla.

The dermal papilla is the foundation of hair growth at the base of the follicle, when this dermal papilla is destroyed the hair will not grow again.

Through this method the chemical reaction only occurs in the follicle and does not affect other skin areas. This method is safe for all skin colors and for facial usage too.

One other advantage of the galvanic electrolysis is that it is a faster treatment option, so like its name ‘roller’ the eGlide can cover larger skin areas at less time than regular hair by hair hunt with a needle.…

SEO Canonicalisation Issues – How to Spot Them

The subject of canonicalization is literal too big a topic to cover in just one article and as such I will avoid the topic of parameters, sessions ID's and other whole scale duplicate content issues that each would require an article on their own and instead I will focus on some less obvious canonicalization issues that sometimes are tougher to spot.

Canonicalisation is basically the process of determining an authoritative page where two pages exist on two different URLs. With some form of canonicalization, these pages could both be indexed by a major search engine and end up competitiveness against each other for a given query that is targeted to each particular page. One example of a canonicalization issues is the trailing slash. Webmasters may opt to place a trailing slash at the end of their URLs, or this may be pre-determined by their particular CMS. However, this URL:

<a target = _new rel = nofollow href = https: //translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c? depth = 1 & amp; hl = en & amp; ie = UTF8 & amp; prev = _t & amp; rurl = translate.google.com & amp; sl = en & amp; sp = nmt4 & amp; tl = en & amp; u = http: //www.example.com/& usg = ALkJrhjKQm-INAZnuooEaxTdrN64P5fZ8w> http://www.example.com </a> is different from this URL: <a target = _new rel = nofollow href = https: //translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c? depth = 1 & amp; hl = en & amp; ie = UTF8 & amp; prev = _t & amp; rurl = translate.google.com & amp; sl = en & amp; sp = nmt4 & amp; tl = en & amp; u = http: //www.example.com/& usg = ALkJrhjKQm-INAZnuooEaxTdrN64P5fZ8w> http://www.example.com/ </a> – notice the subtle difference. There is a danger that both of these pages will be indexed, so posing a duplicate content issue.

Another duplicate content issue is that of the non-WWW version of a page competing against the WWW version of a page. Both versions of this URL can be indexed and thus all of the pages on your site could potentially be competitive against one another. Once a search engine crawler accesses your website through a non-WWW version of your URL it may continue to crawl your webpage following this pattern ie it may crawl every page on your site via the non-WWW versions of your URLs. Two further examples of canonicalisation problems include the index version of your webpage eg index.html or index.php, and the https: or secure pages on your website.

All of these issues require tailor solutions. In some instances you can merely set up a 301 redirect to redirect any authority contained in one page onto another. In some instances you can disallow certain pages (eg https) via robots.txt. In other instances, you may need to pursue a different strategy altogether eg the canonical tag or no index tag, or parameter handling via Google Webmaster Tools. …

My File Recovery Software Worked!

File recovery (or 'unerase' software) is the one software tool that you purchase, expecting that you're never going to need it, but when the time comes, you want to know that it's going to work!

Most of the time, when you delete a file accidentally, you can open the recycle bin and 'restore' it without any trouble, but this is not always the case.

* Sometimes deletions by-pass the recycle bin, such as when the files you delete are on a memory stick.
* Sometimes files are too large to be held in the recycle bin and a permanent deletion is the only option.
* Sometimes the file you've lost was deleted some time ago and the recycle bin as already 'emptied' itself.

When this sort of thing happens you have two choices:

1. Cry like a baby
2. Get hold of some good File Recovery Software

File Recovery Software is something like fire insurance. It's something you hope you're never going to have to use. Unlike insurance on your house though it's something that ALL OF US do need, sooner or later!

This was not the first time I had needed to recover permanently deleted files but it certainly was the most critical. I'd just returned from Canberra, having interviewed the former President of Iran about building bridges between Christians and Muslims, and I was very pleased that he was allowed me to record our time together on video. I was less pleased when my wife (nine months pregnant and not fully compus mentus) accidently erased my interview from the video camera before I had downloaded it!

Now, as I mentioned, this was not the first time I had needed to recover files that had been accidently erased, but my experience with software designed to 'unerase' files is that it can be a bit of a hit and miss affair .

When a file is deleted, it is not normally wiped from the disk but rather renamed so that the operating system registers it as something that can be written over. If there's no activity at all on the disk after the file has been deleted there's every chance that the file is still fully intact – byte for byte – BUT if there is another disk activity, there's every chance that the file you're looking to recover (or a part of it) will be over-written!

In the case of my file, which was on a memory stick, I was specifically concerned as:

* It was a large file (about a gigabyte) that took up around half the storage area, which meant that further disk activity would almost certainly have written over some of it.
* If some of the file was written over, it might not just make the video shorter, but corrupt the file completely, making it unreadable.
* I was not at all sure except my file recovery software worked on the memory sticks used in digital cameras. I had only used it on my harddisk. …

Choosing an Online OSHA School

Like many of us, you are in search of a quality, online safety school. You might be interested in an OSHA Outreach 10 hour course or a 40 hour HAZWOPER course, but before you jump the gun, here are a few things to consider when making the choice.

1. Content Providers

Now this is something that most people do not know, but for the thousands of online safety school providers out there, there are only a handful of content providers. This means that in a nut shell, most of the websites out there are selling the exact same course. This is a good thing because it narrows down the list in a big way. The two big names out there are 360Training and ClickSafety. I find 360Training to be a great choice when choosing a content provider because they provide 24 hour support 7 days a week, including live chat and a toll free number, their media loads quickly and is updated regularly.

2. General Aesthetic

General Aesthetic in this sense refers to how a website looks. It may not matter much to you, but I find that if i am spending 10 to 40 hours on one website, an obnoxious website can make that experience go from bad to worse. Generally, something nice and clean is always preferable. The look of a website can also be a good indicator of how much the owner cares about the website, and thus how much they care about their customers.

3. Customer Feedback

It might seem obvious to check the customer feedback of an online business, but you would be surprised at the number of people who give out their credit card information to a shady company without even considering the legitimacy of the company. Keep in mind that a lack of feedback is just that. It is neither a good omen nor a bad omen, it just means either the company has no negative feedback or is relatively new.

4. Price

This part of the search is pretty straight forward. Since most of the websites are selling the same course, there’s not necessarily a “You get what you pay for” mentality. Most websites will be offering the course for about the same price, but there is a way to get more for less. Some websites provide study guides ($49.00 value) and standard books (up to $150.00 value) free of charge with the price of enrollment. The bottom line is some websites offer more than others for the same price, so shop around.

Conclusion:

Choosing an online safety course provider can be a daunting task, but if you follow these simple guidelines, you should find it to be easy and rewarding. I hope this has helped you.…

Internet Marketing SEO Consulting, Is It A Smart Investment for Your Website

The concept of using an expert SEO Consultant company to help rank your website in the major search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN definitely has a slight intrigue.

Having a Internet Marketing SEO Consulting service taking care or even training your staff in proper site analysis, keyword research, link building, site optimization as well as putting together an ethical strategy indeed does have a price.

Is this investment into your website or online business worth it to you?

Search Engine Optimization is not rocket science but indeed involves a process that should be understood before someone ventures out into the dark by themselves.

You definitely could learn the process and concept of Internet Marketing SEO. After studying how the process works, implementing the techniques learned, understanding what strategy works best for your industry, testing, and understanding and correcting mistakes made along the way.

Staying on top of the frequent changes in the search industry and realizing that what worked today may not work tomorrow.

What if you could have the Internet Marketing SEO sides of things taken care of why you concentrate and focus your time on what aspects you know best about your business?

SEO Specialist have already made the mistakes and have the know how to correct errors. They tend to understand Internet Marketing changes and how to counter them. SEO experts also have the experience in putting together as well as implementing what will work right the first time.

SEO Consulting is a type of service that tends to continue to pay for itself long after the techniques, tools, promotion, and overall search engine marketing has been put into place.

The possibility of your website receiving the benefits years after the initial investment is what makes SEO consulting a business decision that may prove to be a smart one.

There are things to consider when looking for an SEO Consultant like whether there website ranks for industry terms themselves and whether or not they are employing ethical practices. Spaming may get your site banned so be sure to ask questions before you decide after all this is an investment into your business so you want to be sure that it will benefit you not damage you.

There are low cost SEO Consulting service options you may want to consider like looking for an up and comer into the Search Engine Marketing industry. These young hungry professionals are looking to make a name for themselves and may cost more than half the price of a Internet Marketing veteran.

Although there are disadvantages when choosing a new comer like experience but there talents should not be overlooked.

You invest in your business every day from your time to the decisions you make to promote your business like platforms such as: Newspapers, Television, Magazines, Radio yet some of the biggest returns on your investment may be still waiting for you on the Internet and in Search Engines.…

Mobile Phone – A Necessity or an Addiction?

Oh! This would be a very typical question in this current generation. I would tell that it has become addiction rather than necessity, especially for young people and children. Though mobile phones are initially used as a better way of communication, but it started to take an essential part in human’s life. Definitely, it has given us many dramatic benefits and allowed to move forward along with technology. This technological development caused many upgrades to traditional phones that were used before. Of course, this development can be one of the reason for mobile phone addiction, than a necessity.

Cell phones are one of the major technological instrument that is used more often. Initially, it was the instrument that was available to only a few people and today 9 out of 10 people own a cell phone including school going children. It is acceptable that it provides a better mode of communication, saves time, helps manage finances on the move, cheaper and is hugely convenient. But with these pros that are a part of necessity, there are few cons that make it as an addiction. Mobile phones should be an essential part of your life, but to should control your life. Until it is maintained as essential part it is a necessity, once it starts to control your life then you are in trouble of addiction. Mobile phone addiction can lead to severe distress and can result in severe physical problems which can cause permanent damage.

Points to remember to get rid of addiction and medical problems

• Limit your usage of cell phone. Set particular time at which you should check notifications received. If possible, try to customize notifications.

• Delete unnecessary apps from your phone like social media apps as there are not that much essential.

• Avoid usage of phone while in bed. Try not to use a mobile phone at least one hour before going to bed.

• Instead of using a smart phone, better switch back to traditional phones which are always the best choice.

• Get into the real world and try to be a part of human life. Start your conversation directly rather than through texting or calling.

• Usage of headset or speaker is better as it can avoid radiation.

• Children should not be allowed to use a mobile phone, instead engage them in outdoor activities.

Prevention is always better than getting cured. So try to control yourself with mobile phone usage and set some time limit to have a healthy relationship with mobile phones.…

Computers and Technology: Shop for Insurance Responsibly

Today's advances in computers and technology make many tasks easier than they were years ago. Computers and technology aid us in our personal lives as well as professional lives. Most young people probably can not imagine a world without computers and technology, and most older people probably can not imagine going back to that world. Thanks to computers and technology, we work online, we play online – we do just about everything online!

A popular trend today is the act of purchasing insurance policies online. Health insurance, life insurance, auto insurance – you name an insurance, and it can probably be purchased online thanks to computers and technology. This is a great convenience for some folks. Think about it: who wants to make a detour on their commute home from a long day of work to talk with an insurance agent about purchasing an insurance policy? Would not most people rather go home to spend time with their families and relax before the next day begins?

While computers and technology make it much easier to spend more time enjoying these kinds of leisure activities, they also make it much easier for us to lose connection with real people. By purchasing insurance online, you're saving time and effort, but you're also losing the important, yet overlooked, benefit of speaking with an insurance agent one-on-one, face-to-face. At the very most, the only human interaction you're going to have by purchasing insurance online is speaking with a representative over the phone.

This is not to say that you should avoid the perks of today's computers and technology, such as purchasing insurance online; However, you should make sure you have the chance to get some one-on-one time with an insurance agent – even if that one-on-one time is only over the phone. Rather than the conversation consisting solely of a brief synopsis of the coverage and your credit card number, ask specific questions, and make sure to get wellly detailed answers. …