Whiteboards – 24 Square Feet Of Planning Surface To Play With

Gone are the days of the messy and chalky blackboard, both in the classroom and in conference centers.
The blackboard has been replaced by the whiteboard. Users write with dry-wipe pens instead of chalk.


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he pens come in about eight colors.
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Dry wipe pens leave marks that can simply be erased using a duster or clean board duster. The pens do leave a powdery residue when the board is wiped clean. Using dry wipe pens is considerably more expensive than chalk, but much less messy.

Whiteboards also make excellent additions to home offices, kitchens and garages. Jot your notes, to do tasks and phone messages on the whiteboard and they will never be lost, as pieces of paper will be.
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A whiteboard will allow you to prioritize all the tasks associated with running a business from home. Planning is made much easier, too. My Internet business revolves around my white-boards.

Whiteboards come in a wide range of sizes, though the common sizes are 3 feet by 4 feet and 6 feet by 4 feet. Buy the biggest one you can fit on your wall space, because you will manage to fill it much faster than you think. You may have to buy from a specialist office supplier, like Viking Direct, because high street stores are often limited in the stock they carry.
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Interactive whiteboards are another ball game entirely. An interactive board will cost hundreds of dollars, as opposed to a dry wipe plastic board that only has a cost of thirty dollars or so.

An interactive board allows users to use special non-marking pens that appear to write on the surface, but the board clears when the computer attached to the whiteboard is switched off.
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The interactive board comes into its own when it is used with specially designed software that allows users to project spreadsheets onto the board, then draw on the board with special “pens”, that leave a colored mark on the board, which disappears when the PC is turned off.

There is really no mark there at all.


Why that desktop wallpaper after all?

When my parents’ generation used to talk about wallpaper, they meant that piece of colorful paper that would be glued to the walls, instead of painting them.
The wallpaper was preferred to painting because it was sometimes cuter than any pattern that could be created by paint and it was also supposed to endure more than paint.


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y head is full of images of couples moving into a new house and going to choose the proper wallpaper for the dining room and the children’s room.

They would come back with huge packages in which the wallpaper was wrapped.
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Nowadays when we say wallpaper we actually mean desktop wallpaper, which is the cover of our computer screen, what we see in front of our eyes when we stop working for a few minutes and close the applications.

For people who spend a lot of time in front of their computers, the desktop wallpaper is much more important than any element of interior design at home.

And, since more and more of us are spending their time in front of the computer, then the desktop wallpaper is a concern for more and more of us.

Most people doing a regular office job would have the typical commonplace desktop wallpaper.
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The usual desktop wallpaper is a flower, the image of a forest, the sea. Such pictures can be easily found on the Internet and downloaded as free wallpaper on any number of web pages.

The desktop wallpaper becomes more exciting if it belongs to someone who has a specific hobby or to a computer specialist. Then, instead of desktop wallpaper, we actually have a celebration of this or that actor, or a very complicated 3-D image that we cannot easily identify.
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In these special cases, it may be more difficult to get free wallpaper with the desired image.

True fans will look through hundreds of Internet sites that have an offer for free wallpaper just to find the right desktop wallpaper. And it may not be so easy for them to find the free wallpaper they want.
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Even if they find the right desktop wallpaper, they may have to pay money for it. Then they will complain that the free wallpaper is not the right desktop wallpaper and that the Internet companies are ripping people off.

In their quest for the best desktop wallpaper, these people will keep changing and changing their desktop wallpaper, so you may end up having a lot of fun just taking a look at their desktop wallpaper every day.
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You may wonder how come you can find free wallpaper so easy, especially if you have no specific demands.

Who puts that free wallpaper online for unlimited download and why?

Maybe this is not necessarily a question that so many people ask, but it is certainly a question that may pop up in those dead minutes at work when you are trapped until the next report comes in, so you have nothing better to do than stare at your desktop wallpaper and wonder.
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The truth is that it isn’t important where the free wallpaper comes from. What really counts is the effect it has on us.

It is your desktop wallpaper that makes you relax, smile and sometimes remember. And all of this just because one afternoon you really wanted to put something nice in front of your eyes, to help through some of the more tedious days at work.

You went through many Internet pages with images and found a website with the possibility to download free wallpaper. You finally found one with beautiful images of coffee shops. You like that because it reminds you of how you really like to spend your time instead of being stuck in an office with no air conditioning.
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You would rather be in a coffee shop chatting with your friends. Then you also remember that on that. The free wallpaper you chose was an image of a coffee cup on a table. You have no more time to stare at your desktop wallpaper. The report is in and you must get down to work.

Free wallpaper brings a smile on our faces from time to time when we can afford a brake from routine.

Whether it reminds us of the wallpaper in our childhood room or whether it makes us relax just thinking of our good moments, free wallpaper is like the coffee we drink in the morning: indispensable.


Wireless Internet Terminology – Confusion Or Clarity?

Wireless Internet Terminology, like many things in life, especially those that have anything to do with computers is filled with terminology.
But like most things, once you learn a few of the basic terms, understanding will come quickly.


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o don’t be confused get informed and to help clarify, I’ve put together a basic wireless “internet-to-english” guide to help you along.

IEEE – The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The IEEE is in charge of the wireless networking standard, as well as many other computer-related standards – including the Ethernet standard.

They ensure that computer equipment made by different manufacturers can work together.

PCMCIA – Personal Computer Memory Card International Association

Simply another standard for how to plug credit card size devices into a laptop computer to boost it’s capabilities.

It’s been suggested by some that it should stand for “People Can’t Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms”. PCMCIA is a great way of adding wireless networking to your laptop as easily as inserting a disk.

PCI – Peripheral Component Interconnect

Used to install devices like graphics cards and network devices inside your computer.

You would be using a PCI, if you wanted to install a wireless card inside your computer.

802.11

Set by the IEEE, it’s the current wireless networking standard.

It helps ensure that wireless devices can communicate with one another or in other words – they are interoperable.

Interoperable

Simply means that two different pieces of equipment have the ability to speak to each other or another way to put it – they are compatible.

They can use them together because they were designed using the same standards. Because of the IEEE and the principle of interoperability, all wireless equipment you purchase should be compatible.

Driver

Not a piece of golf equipment but computer software that informs a computer how to talk to devices that plug into it.

Most wireless networking drivers come on a CD-ROM. You then download the drivers from the CD onto your computer.

Ethernet

Currently, the most common way of connecting to a LAN or Local Area Network.

Most wires connected to your computer today are ethernet and if you have a cable internet connection an ethernet wire is in all likely-hood, what is being used to connect to your modem.

USB – Universal Serial Bus

A port used for connecting all sorts of devices to a computer, including keyboards, a mouse, printers, external hard-drives and basically anything else you can think of.

If you don’t have a laptop or want to open up your computer you can get a USB wireless device.

WEP – Wired Equivalent Privacy

No longer used because in 2001 it was found to have security issues.

As a result, it is now the old standard for encrypting wireless networks.

WPA – WiFi Protected Access

The new standard for encrypting wireless networks. An upgrade of WEP to fix security issues.

To avoid becoming vulnerable, a WPA encrypted network changes encryption methods often. In addition, if an attack is detected, it has the ability to shut itself down for thirty seconds.

PAN – Personal Area Network

A network of devices connected together in one small area.

A simple example of a PAN would be your computer, USB keyboard and mouse. Using a technology called Bluetooth, a PAN can be wireless.

LAN – Local Area Network

Briefly mentioned above, LAN is a computer network that… generally speaking is confined to one building, such as a home or office.

A wireless LAN is also known as a WLAN.

MAN – Metropolitan Area Network

A network that covers a larger area, like a city or town.

They are expensive but a wireless MAN has the capacity to spread Internet access across a wide area. Many college universities set-up a MAN to connect the entire campus.

WAN – Wide Area Network

A network that covers or connects to more than one physical site.

A simple example would be a business that has locations in different cities, states or countries and they need them each location connected on the same network. The Internet itself is a WAN… the biggest WAN in the world.

Mbps – Megabits Per Second

Not to be confused with MBps, megabytes per second. Mbps is measurement of connection speed.

There are eight megabits in a megabyte.

GHz – Gigahertz

One gigahertz is one billion cycles per second… it’s a measurement of frequency.

If the term sounds familiar it’s probably because it’s also used to measure the processing speed of the CPU on your computer, which is also measured in gigahertz.

Linux

A popular and growing alternative operating system to Windows.

Linux is a less bulky, more efficient operating system in many ways than Windows and not to mention – it’s free. Many servers run Linux for this reason. Computers running Linux can run many programs and connect to the Internet without needing Windows. Many wireless devices run Linux or are compatible with it.


The Truth about Data Entry Work at Home Jobs

The Truth about Data Entry Work at Home Jobs

Copyright 2006 Harrold Swalve


Online data entry is an excellent career to consider if you want to work at home.

The equipment needed for this type of job is very minimal. You only need a computer with an Internet connection, a table and a comfortable chair.
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Data entry duties include the inputting of correspondence, reports, and spreadsheets into a home computer and then transmitting that data using the Internet. Work at home data entry personnel may also proofread text, edit information, and maintain databases.

Data entry jobs usually offer flexible scheduling, allowing people to work when they want to and as little or as much as they want to. Some of the growing fields for work at home data entry include medical and legal transcription, medical coding and litigation coding.

This type of work is becoming so popular that many fraudulent websites have emerged offering data entry jobs, which promise huge profits. The best way to find a legitimate data entry job is visit a reputable career website. You are more likely to find a genuine work at home job using these websites.
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There are several freelance websites that post freelance data entry jobs. Avoid responding to ads that do not list a company name or contact information.

There are many reputable freelance work forums that can provide you with work at home data entry job listings. The forums are usually free to join and provide trustworthy information. Once you have found an advertisement for a work at home data entry job, check out the company by visiting their website. You can also do an online search using the company name and visit the Better Business Bureau website to see if they have been listed as a fraudulent company.
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Make sure you have a current resume once you have decided to apply for a work at home data entry job. The data entry field is growing, but it is still competitive.

You need to apply for a work at home position just as you would a regular office job. A professional resume and cover letter could put you ahead of the other applicants.

More and more companies are beginning to outsource work a home data entry jobs, but it may a take a little digging around to find this type of work. If you’re looking for an opportunity to work at home, then the reward of finding a work at home data entry job will be worth the effort.