Archive for December, 2007

Small Keyboards

I find it hard to believe how much of a task it was to find a small keyboard. I Spent about a week finding a small, wireless PC keyboard when it should have only taken a few minutes. Though now I feel quite silly because searching “small wireless keyboard” gave me a perfect site showing a few good keyboards. Thankfully I did not order the one I found, and now I will look through this site.

 

But for the past week I had some real trouble with finding a keyboard that met my needs. Searching For small keyboards I was mostly finding PDA keyboards which wouldn’t have worked with a pc, which is annoying really because a foldable keyboard would have been perfect for me because I could have just slipped it under my pillow at night.

 

To be honest, while writing this article I have been searching Google to find search terms which came with the wrong kind of keyboard, but I seem to be doing a much better job of finding the right sort of keyboard now than I had been doing through the week, so this article seems to be getting more and more pointless as I keep writing. I did decide on the iOne Mini Wireless 10m Range Keyboard With Built In Mouse” from Amazon, but with these now found sites I will have to make a more informed decision, thankfully I had not ordered yet.

 

Ps. Word crashed half way through this article so I have probably missed something out that I meant to say.

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My New Setup

Well, the main idea behind this is to be able to rest my head while watching TV on my laptop. It was not very pleasant to do this with my laptop alone, so I have hooked it up with my TV and kept it that way. So now I just have to slide my keyboard across and be comfortable while watching a film or TV with my laptop. At the moment it is now quite perfect though.

It is a bit of a task to remove the laptop from all its connections, so I ordered a micro USB hub yesterday. So I will only have to remove the VGA, AC and one USB. Also I am using a large Microsoft wireless keyboard at the moment, so I have ordered a nice small keyboard So the setup will be both comfortable and functional,

I only wish that my laptop had a HDMI out connection and blu-ray drive so it would be perfect, but I suppose that does not matter too much at the moment. So yes, all seems well and good at the moment, I will now move a few centimetres to have a small nap.

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Heart

A few days ago in Biology we got to dissect a heart. I have to say that it was very fun and I had a very good time. So I went down to my local butchers and asked if they had a heart I could buy, they did not, but they said they would get one by Friday. So on Thursday I went in again and picked it up, it was a rather big pig heart, ready for cutting up. So I found a container to put it in until the next day, found a nearly-finished tub of (vegetarian) ice-cream so I finished off the ice-cream and cleaned it to put the heart in.

Before I put the heart in I took had a good feel of it, it feels like really tough, moist meat. I also took some ‘before’ pictures to post on this article. So after I had finished I put it in the tub and left it in the fridge.

First we felt to see which side was the left; we put our fingers into the veins and felt the thickness of the muscle to find the left side (the thicker wall). We then cut down along the vain down to the bottom of the heart to have a look inside. We measured the thickness of the wall and had a look at the valves and how they stop blood from travelling the wrong direction.

After we had seen all we needed to in there, we cut along the same line but along the right side so we could compare the different sides (the left wall was much thinner). We then followed the path the blood takes, in through the right vain, out through the right artery, in through the left vain, out through the right artery. After that we had a bit of time left so Mrs Hughes-Gooding let so do what we wanted for the rest of the lesson.

We learnt a lot really, about how the right wall is thinner because it only pumps blood to the lungs, about the path the blood takes and safety precautions the heart has. It is much better to have fun cutting up a heart than to just learn from what the teacher says.

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Daria

Daria was an animated programme aired on MTV 2 a few years ago. Daria was first seen in Bevis and But-Head as a secondary character, later she was then given her own show named after her. She is an intelligent, down-beat student of Lawndale High, she is best friends with an avid artist called Jane and is sister to the co-president of the fashion club in school. Her mother is a lawyer and her dad is a salesman.

The only real reason it was allowed to be aired on MTV 2 was because the music in each episode was made of recent tracks, so there was some musical element.

The episodes are mainly made up of school life for her; she is one of the ‘unpopular’ kids so much so that her sister denies knowing her. The humour is mainly sarcasm and it makes a great programme, I have not seen it aired on any channels recently so it is hard to watch, best thing to do is watch it on the internet at veoh or similar sites.

Daria is one of the most wanted DVDs according to a survey taken, it is unlikely for the DVD to be made because it would be very hard to get permission to use all the music for a DVD, so it does not look good for the fans of this great show. So yes, give it a search and I’m sure you will like it.

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