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Best time of day to mow lawns

Posted by in Lifestyle

The risk to the grass from mowing is that the grass blade once cut open is susceptible to infection by fungus. So what is really needed is for the grass to have a chance to heal as quickly as possible and for that it needs to be dry. So the best time would be late morning on a clear day, giving the dew a chance to clear and giving the grass the bulk of the day to dry off. Also, you don’t want to mow wet ground because the soil…read more


Why too much Database Normalization can be a Bad Thing

Posted by in Database

As someone with a long history in database optimization and who even did their Master’s project on Database normalization, I’m probably the last person in the world to argue against database normalization. From a theoretical standpoint, database normalization is a wonderful thing, helping to organize your data into easy-to-manage and understandable parts. For this article, I will play devil’s advocate and argue why too much normalization can be a bad thing. The years of working in the professional software industry has taught me the practical implications of a fully normalized…read more


High Quality Copyright Free Photographs

Posted by in Arts, Design

Freerange Once you register for a free membership at Freerange, thousands of high-resolution stock photos will be at your fingertips at no cost. All of the website’s images can be used for personal or commercial projects. RGBStock A fresh, clean website that is easy to use. All images are free for personal and commercial use including websites, blogs, brochures and marketing. High Resolution Stock This is technically a texture share website, but I be included it here as it is a great resource for web designers, the textures are absolutely…read more


Best and Worst practices for SEO

Posted by in Internet

Here is a checklist of the factors that affect your rankings with Google, Bing, Yahoo! and the other search engines. The list contains positive, negative and neutral factors because all of them exist. Most of the factors in the checklist apply mainly to Google and partially to Bing, Yahoo! and all the other search engines of lesser importance. (by Keywords 1 Keywords in <title> tag This is one of the most important places to have a keyword because what is written inside the <title> tag shows in search results…read more


Quick SEO Tips

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Everyone loves a good tip, most folks with some web design and beginner SEO knowledge should be able to take these to the bank without any problem. (by Richard Burckhardt) If you absolutely MUST use Java script drop down menus, image maps or image links, be sure to put text links somewhere on the page for the spiders to follow. Content is king, so be sure to have good, well-written and unique content that will focus on your primary keyword or keyword phrase. If content is king, then links are…read more


Optimize 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System

Posted by in Home Theater

<source: Frugal Home A/V> To start the speaker placement process for your surround system you should first find the optimal seating position in your room. Once you’ve got your display and seating in place you can properly position your speakers. This will provide you with optimal sound for whatever you might be listening to. Whether you’re watching a movie, or listening to music while browsing sites, you’re sure to notice the difference of having your speakers correctly placed. We’ll start with the Center channel. Center Surround Speaker PlacementYour center channel…read more