I’ll admit first and foremost… I didn’t buy this dress for any formal occasion. That tiny little angel had recently seen “Frozen” and is particularly interested in a scene about “Coronation Day.” I haven’t seen the movie but the girl loves it. She is really into dresses that twirl and lift when she spins and has called me (with a little help from mom) just to ask me to buy her “a green dress.”"Dan, you buy me a green dress? I want a green dress please.”It’s not an expensive dress though most of her other clothes certainly don’t cost what I paid for this dress… but it was a special purchase for me because she’s never asked me for anything before.I’m new to the family… mommy’s boyfriend. And at first, the kid pretty much hated me. Now we get along great. We play together, we talk, we laugh… it’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced because I don’t have my own kids. Her and I really have developed an awesome loving relationship. And for her to look to me to find something she wanted… That’s awesome. Guys in my situation know what I’m talking about. We all know the first time she came to us with a boo-boo instead of crying for mommy… that kinda thing.Ok reality is… the girl has me wrapped around her tiny little adorable fingers. And honestly, it was a huge ego boost for me to find a green dress (that was really all she specified) that she would love. Buy her love? Hey, I’ve earned her love… I was just putting a down payment on her adoration as well.The dress is perfect. The size was spot-on (which for me to have gotten right was a miracle in and of itself… even though mom helped again with that). Because she’s a toddler… she toddles. She’s pretty much a wrecking ball of uncoordinated movement and the shape of the dress keeps her from tripping on the skirt when she’s spinning around showing everyone “my green dress Dan gave me.”Yeah that’s right, I made it about me again… anyways. It’s a good quality. The little green flower is safety-pinned on so you can take it off/move it… whatever. The flower itself is glued to the safety pin and the little one ripped that right off the glue within about the first 8 seconds. No biggie. I’m a guy, I know how to work superglue and I always have duct tape.I bought this dress as a play dress for a kid that likes dress-up. I wouldn’t recommend spending this kind of money on a play dress considering Wal-Mart has cheaper dresses that are actually made for playing in. Mom has said she’ll likely play in it for a while and lose interest and provided it doesn’t get destroyed, we’ll pull it out for other events. It would make a cute flower-girl dress.Material seems strong, zipper seems strong. Sequins have held up fairly well throughout all sorts of princess activities… dancing with the cat, rolling around with her sister, etc. The shear see-through mesh whatever material outside of the green skirt will probably be the first thing to tatter but because of the style I think it wouldn’t be that noticeable… but again I’m a guy. I’m basically trying to make sure the kid doesn’t burst into flames or destroy whatever venue we’re in so what do I know about what people notice?Everyone thinks she looks adorable in it but with those curls she looks adorable in everything.
Wireless speakers give you the freedom to move your music to where you want it to be without the hassles of cables. Planning to have a party outside? Don’t move your whole entertainment system outside while you can make use of outdoor wireless speakers which can move right along with the party.Want to have hi-fi quality sound through your laptop computer? Why should you be tied to wires while using a portable computer? Make use of wireless speakers to give you the freedom to work or play on your computer where you want to, while having the high fidelity sound you deserve. Here are a few examples of how you can use wireless speakers to improve your way of living.ï Listen to your favorite music collection while taking a bath.ï Have a BBQ or party outside without having to move your whole stereo system.ï You can store all your favorite music on your computer and listen to it anywhere in your home.ï Listen to music while working in the garden.ï When your computer is doing certain time consuming tasks, have it play a sound when it is done with the task or when there is an error and have your wireless speaker notify you while you are lying next to the pool.ï Get the perfect surround sound effect by having the freedom to move the speakers to exactly the right spots without getting tangled in wires.ï Let your computer notify you of upcoming tasks or appointments by playing a sound through your outdoor wireless speakers, while you are washing your car.ï Let your wireless speaker notify you discretely of intruders by connecting it to your alarm system.ï Use you wireless speakers as a portable intercom system.There are however a few things you need to watch out for when shopping for wireless speakers. Some are listed here:InterferenceSome wireless speakers may interfere with other wireless devices in your house like cordless phones. A good wireless speaker system will allow you to tune it to a different frequency to overcome these interferences.Battery lifeBattery life is not always too great on wireless speakers, as it consumes power to drive the speakers, internal amplifier and RF receiver. So, if you want to use your wireless speakers for extended periods of time, it may be wise to make use of the AC power adaptor. Now this may not always be practical – the whole idea of wireless speakers is to get rid of the wires. Rechargeable batteries might be the answer and some of the models even come with rechargeable batteries -something to consider when you need total freedom, even from power outlets.RangeMost wireless speakers can work fine within a range of 150 to 300 feet from the transmitter. (Which would be located at the source of sound i.e. your hi-fi or computer) The RF frequency is high enough for it to work through walls and furniture. You do not need a line of sight, but bear in mind that obstacles weakens the signal, and the more obstacles between the transmitter and receiver, the shorter the range will become.WeatherproofOutdoor wireless speakers are claimed to be weatherproof, but if you do not need to use your speakers outside all the time, rather store them inside. This will definitely extend the life of your valuable outdoor wireless speakers. If you really need to leave it outside all the time, try to find a spot where it can be hidden from the most harsh weather conditions.StereoNot all wireless speaker systems include two speakers to give you a stereo experience. Especially the outdoor wireless speakers are sold as single units. This can easily be overcome by purchasing two speakers, obviously doubling the price.LegislationWireless speakers use RF signals which may interfere with other RF devices. Make sure that the frequency range is legal in your country. If it is sold by a reputable dealer in your country, this should not be a problem. Wireless speakers technology is still a fairly new technology and some still have issues to be sorted out. So you have to do your shopping wisely.
TV production sets require intense lighting which is again provide by LED panels. As you can control the color temperature this diode based technology comes in handy. They can cope with direct sunlight and shine brighter than it like the new age car headlights and billboards. They can be thrice as bright as conventional lighting techniques. Such adaptive behaviour leads to it’s popularity among personal and commercial use.They can be used to grow plants as they can replicate sun’s light making them very important to science and for future space travel. They are used in medical industry, mining, signboards. The uses are almost endless. Which describes it’s status as a essential in todays world.
The most common use being the Flat Panel LED display at your home and the LED panel at your ceiling for mood lighting.This has made the TV thinner and gave us better spectrum and high resolution picture to look at. OLED technology is also coming soon which will take it to the next level. LCD and 3D based LED TV’s are also available in the market. Text displays and digital clocks also use this technological marvel in a matrix formation to run.
Now we have understood where they are used so lets add to that the benefit of using them.They are subject to limited tear and wear. Can go on continuously for hours without any efficiency drop or failure. They work without a hiccup. Work in every operating temperature. Electrically they are the most efficient. They come in varied size and production costs are cheap. There are various type of LED technologies that can be used to produce the perfect panel required. They can give any color and intensity of light desired. Because of their cost effectiveness and uses they have become an integral part of our growth. And as more research goes into it, the more promise this technology provides.
Bought one of these for my office to keep beverages cool and lunches fresh. Amazon Prime got it here (for free!) in 2 days in great shape. Plugged it in 7 months ago and have never had a single issue with it since.Interior layout is pretty good – no freezer! Lower shelf is somewhat shallow, but top ones are plenty deep. About 1/2 of the door is designed to hold 12oz soda/beer cans, so if you don’t have any, some space may be wasted. With all the shelving pulled out, the surfaces are pretty even and easy to clean.Temperature adjustment is a simple knob. Seems to cool pretty quickly, and accidentally setting it too cold demonstrated that it had no problem freezing things. Hasn’t apparantly struggled with the occasional 90 degree day. If you are interested you can readup some more detailed information and specs on this refrigerator by Clicking Here.In a shared office with half a dozen people, running computers, etc, it’s virtually silent except for a half a moment of quiet whirr and gurgle when it comes on a few times an hour.Door is easy to open from the top-mounted handle and looks reversible. Magnets stick to the sides, but not the front. Top is sturdy enough to stack other things on. Has had no issue staying cool being crammed into a corner, pushed within 1″ of hitting both walls. Before I end this review I would like to recommend this store as they were the store that I could find the best price on this refrigerator.
Apart from sizing a little on the tight side (consider ordering a half-size up if your feet are on the larger end of the size you normally wear), these are everything I wanted them to be. They’re super-comfortable (which I’ve come to expect from Onitsuka) and (also meeting my Onitsuka expectations) very well-made. Tigers last as long or longer than Vans (which really is something special). In fact, until a couple of years ago, I wore Vans exclusively–because their longevity could not be matched (in that price point). But I have officially switched to Onitsuka Tigers (for their longevity, comfort, and style. You really can’t go wrong with these (except, perhaps, for ordering the wrong size).Note: These shoes are the opposite of non-slip. On ice and wet floors, they are noticeably MORE slippery than other shoes. On linoleum or tile floors, water might as well be Astro-Glide.EDIT, FOUR MONTHS AFTER POSTING THIS INITIAL REVIEW: I still love them. On the outside, they’re still in great shape. They almost look new, except for some wrinkles in the leather–a result of it taking the shape of my foot.One drawback I did not consider: They’re leather, so heat and moisture have nowhere to go. At the end of a long day (waiting tables) my feet come out of these shoes smelling like they never have with any other pair of shoes. My recommendation: Don’t wear them when you’re going to be on your feet running around like a maniac for six to eight hours without an opportunity to remove them and let your feet (and the shoes) breathe.
DVRs are now being used in areas like surveillance and entertainment. DVRs have managed to get a good response from the market and the future will see DVRs being employed in new areas like weather forecasting and ship to shore communication. DVRs have carved a niche in the field of satellite television. HDDVRs with all their features have managed to attract the attention of many a couch potatoes. The futuristic feel of the product and the control that it has given to the viewer has added a new dimension to TV viewing and some are already comparing it with the transformation brought on after the onset of color television in the last century. However, it may take a while before this technology becomes the norm and broadcasters start airing programs that are tailor made or customized to HDDVR sets. With DVR technology, the reception of signals at the viewer end is digital and now the onus has shifted to the broadcaster to provide signals of matching quality to further enhance viewing pleasure. As far as surveillance does, DVRs are fast replacing the conventional VCRs. Extensive research and development work is going on in many corporations and labs to develop better DVR devices to suit varied market requirements. The remote location monitoring option by which offices could be monitored from anywhere in the world, has caught the attention of the market. There is also extensive demand for the embedded DVRs because of their independence and ease of operation. Many banks, security firms, commercial organizations have already switched over to this technology and are enjoying the benefits. In the transport sector, the technology is now fast catching up as many cargo firms are now depending on DVRs to obtain real time information on the movement and safety of their goods. Along with the GPS system, this technology has given companies another avenue to monitor cargo movement. The demand for DVR in this sector is expected to increase in the years to come. With the use of DVRs in multiple sectors, the stage is now set for development of customized DVRs. These will take a different path of evolution from their predecessors and may even be developed into a completely different technology.
I bought this because I’ve been living without a food processor for over 3 years now and just desperately needed one, but could not afford a kitchen aid one.Was a little nervous to try anything too “heavy” on it, so my first use was just chopping vegies and cheese for a meatloaf, it did great and saved me a ton of time in preperation.second use I used it to slice mushrooms and onions with the slicer attachment, again, saved me a ton of time and tears (no more hand chopping onions!)third use! I finally had the guts to make bread dough in it, it worked great, even while it was “kneading” the heavy, sticky dough for 1 minute it didn’t get too hot or slow down!The safety features are… well… they certainly just ARE.So, I’d definitely say this is a good machine, just fine for basic food prep. Perhaps not the most beautiful appliance, but food processors rarely are that attractive.EDIT: after many uses the motor died while making bread, using the bread recipe provided in the owners manual. I believe the method they use to mix the dough is what caused it to go, instead of slowly adding the liquid next time I will probably just dump in all the liquid at once, and then allow it to run until it forms a ball. Anyway, I contacted customer service explaining how it went sluggish for a few seconds and then stopped in a puff of white smoke, never to run again. (website is in owner manual) Within a couple of days they contacted me saying the machine probably had a factory defect and was covered by the 1 year warranty, they automatically submitted a replacement order for me. All I had to do was send them the plug, my name, address and reason of “return” and the order confirmation number provided in their email, plus a check for $7.50 to cover shipping. Pretty easy and pain free, arrived very quickly, what’s really cool is they sent me a whole new boxed unit, complete with all the attachments, as there was nothing wrong with my original attachments I now have spares of everything.
HDTV – The next generation of TV, or the next 8 track cartridge format. That’s the important question for anyone looking to invest in a new HDTV television. There have been so many different video, tape and sound system formats that the consumer could be forgiven for cynicism and exercising more than a touch of caution.The HDTV format has been put together by an industry wide group of US researchers and manufacturers, rather than any one manufacturer. It should not be subject to the inter-manufacturer squabbling that killed the 8-track cartridge or Beta format video recording.HDTV offers a spectacular combination of color intensity and Dolby Digital surround sound that has impressed most reviewers. Giving cinema-like sound and picture quality.Gas Plasma HDTV screens offer a higher degree of contrast than the competing LCD flat screen TVs. This means the TV has a visible and bright picture, even in a brightly lit room, no more closing the drapes to watch a football game in the afternoon. The Plasma screen also has a much wider viewing angle, so the whole family can watch from around the room. LCD screens have improved in this regard, but are still limited. The colors on an LCD screen change once you are not directly in front or within 10 degrees of a centre line.If your new television screen is intended for use as a video game screen as well, then the choice is more difficult. This is because gas plasma screens do suffer from “Burn in”. Burn in is where an image that has been displayed for an extended period of time leaves an after-image on the screen even after it is removed. This can be a problem with video gamers because game on-screen control panels tend to be static and would cause “Burn in.”
Award winning author John Roynesdal, is a retired English teacher who has written for more than 15 years and produced 3 books for his Phillip Michael Carnegie Mystery series. Throughout the series, John focuses on issues that prevail on mankind: greed, prejudice, poverty, dysfunctional families and the conflict between traditional and modern societies. Living in Darkness, a 265-page mystery novel, is the third book in this series. Here, we have a serial killer at large. Detective Carnegie and his coworkers Paul and Nick are out to solve the case. Clues point to many possibilities and keep the team working hard. Is it the work of a homophobe? Or a case of mad revenge? Or pointless youth rage? Juliana, their insightful and caring friend has often aided in cases in the past ñ and this one is no different. Inspired by the work of another man, Juliana is attempting to open a safe house for runaway gay children but she is obstructed by zealous religious leaders.The boss, “Fats”, wants to see the serial killer case closed and it seems that it should be ñ but Detective Carnegie feels something is not quite right. He continues the investigation without consent and stumbles on some clues that change everything. This book promotes freedom and a willingness to live and let live regarding sexuality. Good points were made about prohibition making various sexual urges into something secretive and devious. I felt that John did a wonderful job depicting the stresses of the homosexual. Readers are shown the stigma that is placed on them as soon as they are known as “gay”. The reaction of employers and family was interesting and the prejudice homosexuals endure was enlightening. The story line definitely brings awareness to the hateful and disgusting crime of gay-bashing.
These are small earrings. The drop is 1/2″. The description says these are 1 1/8″ in length, but that measurement includes the entire leverback The center stones are just under 5mm, about 1/2ct each, because of that you can Click Here to find out some more information about these earrings. The accent stones are about .10ct each. The product description say these are about 1 1/2cttw, but they don’t look that much. A little over 1cttw is more like it. The stones are rich, clear, sparkling, and lovely. The color is a deep red, with somewhat lighter red undertones…no brown in the stones. Actually, they have the ruby color of years past; when rubies were red, instead of pink.The silver is highly polished. The prong tips are quite defined. In these earrings, the metal presence is as strong as the stones themselves. On the ears, you see a lot of silver, more than shown in photo. The setting really nestles the garnet, so the stones don’t protrude up from the setting. The stones are inlayed into the setting. The leverbacks are nice quality. These do have movement and play with the light, but are in no way distracting. They have an elegant look to them.I consider them good everyday earrings. Easily worn for work, even in an ultra conservative environment, but great for casual dress, too. I bought these earrings from this store when they were running a sale for an excellent price! I definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a nice pair of earrings!