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Redifining Woodwork by “Lively-Wood”

Home, the most important possession of a person. A place where he unwinds and she enjoys her time with family. Everyone wants a comfortable atmosphere at home. Use decor that pleases the senses, colors that liven-up the spirit and art that expresses taste.

This is where LIVELY – WOOD fits in.

For more information visit – http://lively-wood.com/

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24th January – No Petrol Day!

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Petrol in Pakistan Rs 17 per litre
Malaysia Rs 18 per litre

In India it’s 51 per litre

Why this difference in Asia itself? World Market CRUDE OIL is not the reason for this. It’s all Gain for private owners. It has been calculated that if everyone did not purchase a drop of petrol for one day and all at the same time, the oil companies would choke on their stockpiles.

At the same time it would hit the entire industry with a net loss over 4.6 billion dollars which affects the bottom lines of the oil companies. Therefore “24th january ” has been formally declared “stick it up their behind “day and the people of this nation should not buy a single drop of petrol that day.

Remember one thing, not only is the price of petrol going up but at the same time airlines are forced to raise their prices, trucking companies are forced to raise their prices which affects prices on everything that is shipped. things like food, clothing, building supplies medical supplies etc. who pays in the end? we do!
We can make a difference.if they don’t get the message after one day, we will do it again and again. so do your part and spread the word. forward this email to everyone you know. mark your calendars and make 24 january a day that the citizens say “enough is enough”.

Few Things Which You Need To Know In Digital Cameras

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Resolution is less important than you think
There is a popular misconception that more megapixels lead to better pictures. This is not the case. Sure, higher resolution gives you the ability to crop more aggressively or print large pictures, but only a fraction of digital photographers will benefit from this ability. If you’re a casual shooter who won’t be printing pictures larger than 8×10″ or doing extensive computer editing, then a camera with 3- or 4-megapixel resolution will be sufficient.
More advanced photographers will likely appreciate the flexibility of higher resolution, but a 5+ megapixel camera is by no means necessary to create stunning pictures. Choose a camera you can understand and afford, and don’t be fooled by glitzy high-resolution specs.

Zoom is more important than you think
Whether you’re shooting distant wildlife or close-up portraits, you can never have too much zoom. The majority of digital cameras have 3-, or 4x optical zoom, but you will never regret choosing a model with more telephoto power.
Fortunately the extended zoom camera category is growing rapidly, and there is a great selection of models with 8-, 10-, or even 12x optical zoom. For the ultimate in zoom control and quality, look for an extended-zoom camera with image stabilization, which will ensure that shots taken at full telephoto will be tack-sharp, even without a tripod.

Travelers should use cameras with AA Batteries
Digital cameras come in two varieties: those that use AA-size batteries and those that are powered by proprietary lithium-ion batteries. If you are a traveler, particularly someone who enjoys remote or rustic locations, choose a camera with AA batteries.
When a camera that uses proprietary batteries runs out of power, you have no choice but to plug the battery into a power outlet to recharge it. This requires an available outlet, a battery charger, and, if you’re in a foreign country, a power converter. If access to an outlet is ever in doubt, or if you don’t want the hassle of carrying cords and chargers, then the limitations of this system are obvious.
When a camera that uses AA-size batteries runs out of power on a trip, you can simply throw out the old batteries and drop in a new set of high-performance AAs like the Energizer E2 Lithium line. Two or three sets of such batteries can usually take you through a 10-day trip. If you’re out of high-performance batteries, you also have the option of using standard alkaline batteries, which are available anywhere in the world, and make a cheap and convenient source of backup power (though they only offer a fraction of the life of high performance batteries).
Recent trips to Asia and Africa have borne this theory out—after my companions’ cameras had been sidelined by dead batteries, I was still happily shooting away with my AA-powered Canon PowerShot.

Small cameras get shots that big cameras don’t
Sure, that big, black SLR with the long lens may look fancy, but it won’t do you any good if you’re not carrying it. Never underestimate the importance of having a camera that is small enough to fit into your pocket—you’ll be amazed at the spontaneous pictures you’ll have the opportunity to take. While the photo quality produced by an ultra-compact does not equal that of a large SLR, the ability to whip it out and snap a shot while others are fumbling for their bulky cameras more than outweighs this drawback.

Digital cameras can and will break
Whether it’s due to accidental damage or simple wear and tear, digital cameras are not as durable as their film counterparts. Many photographers have film cameras that are ten or twenty years old—don’t expect this kind of longevity from your new digital toy. Some cameras suffer from design flaws (like black lines on the LCD screen of the Canon A70), while others fall victim to the kind of mechanical breakdowns that effect every kind of electronic gear.
Does this mean that you shouldn’t buy a digital camera? Absolutely not. A digital camera will so fundamentally change the way you think about photography that you will wonder how you ever got along without one. You must, however, be comfortable with the fact that one day your camera will cease to work.
For some, this knowledge may keep them from spending top dollar on a fancy camera; others simply accept it as the sole downside of working with digital. The most important thing is to do your homework before you buy—any fundamental design flaws will be quickly apparent in user reviews.

Don’t put all your pictures on one card
After returning from a trip to Asia, I eagerly inserted one of my memory cards into a card reader to download my new pictures. For still unexplained reasons (likely a static electricity discharge), a card that should have held over 200 pictures was suddenly rendered blank. Two weeks and $250 later (thanks to http://www.drivesavers.com), I had recovered about 90% of my pictures, but the rest were lost permanently.
The moral of the story? Like any other technology, flash memory is not flawless. It is very rare to lose images, but it does happen, and the fact that I had spread my pictures between 5 memory cards protected me from the possibility of losing two weeks’ worth of irreplaceable vacation memories. Given the choice between choosing a single 1GB memory card, or four 256MB cards, I will always choose multiple cards.

Find & use a simple photo editing program
Most digital photographers will never take the time to master expensive and powerful photo editing programs like Adobe Photoshop or Jasc Paint Shop Pro—these programs are too complex and time-consuming for all but the most dedicated photographers. Fortunately there are a variety of easy-to-use editing programs that even novice photographers can use to edit, improve, and organize their digital photos.
My favorite program is Picasa, and it is absolutely free at http://www.picasa.com. With Picasa you can perform all the basic editing tasks like sharpening, contrast correction, cropping, and straightening—most with just the touch of a button. Spend a few minutes on your best photographs and you will be amazed at the results. Picasa also make it incredibly easy to organize your best shots so you don’t have to sift through hundreds of unwanted pictures to find your prizewinners.

Print and display your pictures
Far too many people take great digital images, only to have them languish in obscurity on their hard drive, never to be enjoyed by others. Don’t let this happen to you.Online printing companies like Ofoto can turn your digital images into high-quality prints of any size. Using Ofoto is easy—you simply download a free tool to your desktop and use it to load your pictures onto the Ofoto website. From there you can order prints of every size as well as photo mouse pads, calendars, t-shirts and other gifts. You can also send a link to friends so that they can view your pictures online and order their own copies.
If you want to see more of your own pictures, nothing beats using them as a screen saver on your computer. Simply right-click on your desktop, choose Properties/Screen Saver/Settings, and you can direct your computer to the pictures you wish to use. Set the screensaver to change images every 10 seconds and you’ll have an instant slide show every time your computer is idle.

Apple Goes Green(peace)

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Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has publicly signaled his desire to make Apple “greener” in a dramatic policy shift for a company that is known for playing its cards very close to its chest. Under pressure from environmental campaign groups such as Greenpeace, Mr Jobs announced that the company had been taking steps to remove toxic chemicals from its computers and iPods. Mr Jobs claimed yesterday that Apple was ahead of most of its competitors in the removal of harmful substances and the recycling of unwanted products. Like other companies pushing their green credentials, including Marks & Spencer, Apple is clearly keen to capitalize on the growing trend for consumers to consider environmental factors when buying products. Shortly after Mr Jobs spoke out, a new “Greener Apple” logo appeared on Apple’s homepage.

Apple’s future plans include removing arsenic in displays by the end of 2008. By the same date it will stop using polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). Both PVC and BFRs are considered hazardous because they do not break down when disposed of and can accumulate in body tissue and cause a variety of health problems. It also said it would start using LED backlighting for displays instead of mercury “when technically and economically feasible”. The green group pointed out that Apple’s pledge not to dump returned gadgets and computers in Asia and India only applied to US customers. It called on Apple to offer a global takeback and recycling service. It’s kinda funny to see Greanpeace members accusing Apple from not being “green” enough, while there are hundreds of other mostly Asian companies which absolutely don’t care about such things…

Pune Leads India Towards Wi-Fi Age

On Monday 2nd April 2007, Pune moved a step closer towards becoming the first location in India where citizens can access the Internet anywhere without cables, thanks to the rollout of WiMax technology.

Pune Municipal Corporation, in association with global chip-maker Intel Corporation and Chennai-based wi-fi service provider Micorsense, launched the first phase of “Unwire Pune”, a project aimed at providing easy and seamless net connectivity through laptops or PDA phones.

Microsense will implement the network and offer broadband wireless services while Intel will be the chief technology and programme management consultant for the project. Phase-I of the project aims to provide connectivity in a 20 sq km covering Deccan Gymkhana, Sambhaji Park, Aundh, Baner and Model Colony.

The first phase is likely to be completed in four to six months and the entire project covering 250 sq km will be rolled out over the next 12 to 18 months.

Beginning today, areas in Sambhaji Park and PMC Building will receive high-speed wireless connectivity. In over a year’s time, Pune citizens will have round-the-clock Internet connectivity across the city.
WiMax, short for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, provides a secure wireless network that can be deployed across metropolitan-sized areas by using cost effective standards based technologies.

WiMax and wireless fidelity technologies compliment each other and are often used together in a community-wide wireless solution. Though the Centre is yet to announce its much-awaited spectrum policy, Pune will see the first commercial rollout of WiMax.

However, the project is expected to face delays as the government is yet to decide on the appropriate bandwidth to offer high-speed connectivity to people.