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Team Foundation Server tutorial
Team Foundation Server system requirements
Microsoft TFS training

Team Foundation Server Tutorial for New Users

Team Foundation Server is a breakthrough in collaborative software design and
management. This Team Foundation Server tutorial will give new users an idea of the
power and scope of TFS. Software development with Team Foundation is quite different
from software development in Visual Studio. A team project is the hub for sharing all of
the team activities which are necessary in order to create a specific software product or
technology. The New Team Project Wizard is able to create a number of important
components for the new project. In the first place it creates a web site for the team
project which contains several document templates and also predefined reports. The
Wizard also creates a database of work items which enable tracking all work on the
project. The Wizard also installs a template which determines rules, security groups,
policies, and queries. It also creates a source code branch to enable version control,
depending upon Team Foundation Server system requirements. Once you have
connected to the Team Foundation Server you can create a new project by clicking New
Team Project on the File menu, which brings up the New Team Project Wizard. Type the
name of the project in the What is the name of the team project box, and then click Next.
On the page to Select a Process Template, select from the Which process template drop
down list, and click Next. On the page to Specify the Setting for the Project Portal, retain
the default title and type the name in the box for What is the description? This project
portal is the SharePoint website which stores team project documents. The Team project
portal web site address box displays the project portal address. Click Next, and on the
page to Specify Source Control Settings, retain the default values and click Next. On the
page to Confirm Team Project Settings, click Finish. The New Team Project Wizard
automatically creates the new team project! Then click close on the Team Project
Created page. The Wizard opens the overview page which displays the team project
hierarchy nodes. The most important nodes are:
         –       Work Items node, which gives you the capability of adding work items
                 and creating viewing queries in the work item database.
       –         Documents node, which gives you access to all documents such as
                 functional specifications, process guidance, and risk assessment which
                 are filed on the project portal.
       –         Reports node, which gives you access to all team reports
       –         Builds node, which gives you access to the team project builds
       –         Source Control node, which gives you access to the source control
After you have created a team project you must then configure individual settings such as
permissions, groups, build configurations, areas and iterations, and source control.
Settings can be modified from the Team Explorer. It’s that simple! For more
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rent to own business opportunity
rto online
rent to own web sites

The Rent-to-Own Business Opportunity and New Business Model

Many customers use their rent to own business opportunity to help establish credit for
home ownership and help acquire a credit-worthy status. In fact, brokers and lenders
around the country are beginning to use alternative scoring systems that factor in non-
traditional scoring reports from national bureaus then mix in information that includes
regular payment histories such as rent-to-own payments.

Rent-to-own fills a valuable economic niche in the marketplace and research indicates
that RTO is used by a wide variety of consumers—from college students and military
personnel to those who must relocate often or those who simply want the latest and
greatest wide-screen TV for the big game this weekend. Yes, you pay more for rent-to-
own. You pay more because you get more from the transaction. And in today’s economy,
market dynamics are driving rent-to-own prices down while keeping the same valuable
services retail cannot provide.
Because the rent-to-own agreement is only valid for the payment at hand, the customer
can change the terms and payments at any time for any reason. The customer is never
obligated to make the next payment and can return the product at any time for any reason.
This payment flexibility and no-obligation is the cornerstone of the rent-to-own industry
and its popularity with millions of customers.

The growth of rent-to-own public companies and independent dealers is fueling
competition in the marketplace creating many more payment options for the rent-to-own
consumer. Many companies are offering three to six month rental agreement ownership
options that are lowering rent-to-own prices. Again, the customer chooses the payment
options and can change it at any time for any reason very easily with rto online. If a
customer chooses a fewer number of payments, the rent-to-own price is significantly
lower and is competitive to retail. If the customer chooses a higher number of payments,
the total cost will be more than retail. At the end of each rental agreement, the customer
can either terminate the agreement without any cost or obligation, renew the contract by
making another advance rental payment, change the rental agreement terms with a
different payment or execute his or her early purchase option to obtain ownership of the
product. Rentals can be for one week, two weeks or one month at a time. If the rental
agreement is renewed a prescribed number of times—usually a total period of 12 to 24
months—the customer obtains ownership of the item.

At every rental agreement, the customer is told in writing and orally the total dollar
amount and number of rental payments he or she will have made by the time ownership is
an option. These consumer disclosures are mandated by 47 state rent-to-own laws. The
overwhelming majority of customers do not pursue the ownership option. Approximately
75 percent return the rented item within the first four months or exercise the early
purchase option; fewer than 25 percent rent long enough to own the item. If the
customer returns the product during payments, the customer can re-instate his or her
payment history within a specific time period governed by state law. Many rent-to-own
companies offer lifetime reinstatement rights through their rent to own web sites.
Because renters pay as they go, and no credit is extended, credit reports on customers are
not obtained and no debt is incurred. Previously rented items are refurbished and re-
rented at reduced rates.

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home healthcare in Illinois
Illinois healthcare
Chicago south suburbs healthcare

Home healthcare in Illinois can help the mentally challenged elderly

Loss of mental acuity among the elderly, known as dementia, can have different
symptoms and different causes. The elderly may experience difficulty in performing
everyday tasks, feel disoriented and confused, suffer from recent memory loss, show poor
judgment and loss of initiative, misplace things, or experience changes in mood,
personality, and behavior. Home healthcare in Illinois is the best option for the elderly
who are suffering from mild dementia since they can feel the safest and most secure in
the familiar surroundings of their own homes. Some type of dementia exists in 5% of
people over the age of 65; and in 20% of people over the age of 80. Alzheimer’s disease
causes 60% of the cases of progressive dementia; another 20% is the result of strokes
(cerebrovascular dementia); and 20% is the result of other neurological disorders, such as
Huntington’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. However, there are also types of dementia
which are reversible, therefore it is necessary for anyone showing the symptoms of
dementia to have a complete medical examination at an Illinois healthcare clinic in
order to determine the cause – and possible cure – of his or her ailment.

Severe and irreversible dementia is usually the result of Alzheimer’s disease, which
afflicts 4,000,000 Americans. This is a progressive illness which destroys nerve cells in
the brain, resulting in loss of memory, ability to think, and everyday functioning. More
women than men are afflicted with Alzheimer’s, and there seems to be a genetic
disposition to it. In the early stages of Alzheimer’s the short term memory decreases so
that the person is unable to learn new things; speech may become impaired so that the
person confuses words; personal hygiene and judgment may suffer; and there may be
changes in the personality with exaggerated or unpredictable responses. As the disease
progresses short term memory disappears so the person tends to repeat the same actions
or stories over and over; the person is overwhelmed by everyday tasks so that supervision
is required; sleep cycles change; and problems in the behavior with mood swings and
aggression and hostility become more frequent. In the latter stages of the disease the
person requires help in eating, bathing, and going to the toilet; the person may suffer
from delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, seizures and general confusion. For further
information, call the Alzheimer’s Association (800-272-3900). As well as facilities in the
city of Chicago itself, there are Chicago south suburbs healthcare clinics which can be
of great assistance in diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s, as well as helping family
members to adjust themselves to helping the elderly patient.

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metal rollforming
rollforming machinery
rollforming system

The advantages of metal rollforming over traditional pipe and tube making

Rollforming (sometimes also termed “open section forming”) employs a series of sets of
dies in order to bend a sheet of metal little by little until the desired profile (cross section)
is obtained. Rollforming is a continuous operation of bending in which a long metal strip
or sheet– usually of coiled steel – is passed through sets of rolls (or stands), each of
which performs only a small incremental portion of the bend until the finished cross
section profile is achieved. Roll forming is especially useful in the production of parts of
long length, and in large quantities. Metal rollforming is quite like traditional pipe and
tube making. However, rollforming is able to create more complicated profiles. In both
pipe and tube making and in roll forming metal sheets are bent with roller dies, in which
each roll pair works the sheet progressively until the final shape is obtained. Rollforming
differs from the older techniques in that it can be combined with prepunching,
postpunching, and midpiercing inline, together with sweeping prior to cutoff.
Another advantage of rollforming is that the same rollforming machinery can be used to
produce a wide variety of cross section profiles. Each different profile requires a
specially designed set of rolls. The fundamental roll design resembles a flower – i.e. a
sequence of profile cross sections (one for each set of rolls). Because rollforming is an
exact operation and involves high machinery costs, computer simulation is used in order
to validate the design of the roll stands to make sure that the metal product won’t be
stressed unduly, and also to minimize the total number of rolls required. Examples of
rollformed applications include automobile chassis sections, window guides, and impact
bars. These can be prepunched, then rollformed, midpierced inline, rollformed some
more, and then welded and cut off in one continuous operation.

As in pipe and tube mills, rollforming can be used with practically all metals, nonferrous
as well as ferrous. Coils of stainless steel, high strength and low alloy steel, martensitic
steel, as well as aluminum can be rollformed. It is possible to emboss coils of aluminum
or steel with finishes that simulate wood grain (e.g. for garage doors). When using
embossed metals the roller dies must be adjusted so as not to roll out the embossment.
Prepainted and vinyl laminated sheets can also be rollformed (but not welded).
Rollforming is a process of great versatility which permits innovative design. Setting a
rollforming system up requires a skilled rollform engineer’s expertise, as well as
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fair trade coffee beans
raw coffee beans
green coffee suppliers

Raw Coffee Beans Throughout History

The first recorded use of coffee as a beverage goes back to the ninth century in highland
Ethiopia. According to the legend, a shepherd named Kaldi in Ethiopia noticed that his
goats seemed to dance about and to have a higher energy level after eating bright red
berries from the coffee plant. Coffee use soon spread to Egypt, Yemen, and Arabia
where raw coffee beans were processed by being roasted and then brewed into a
beverage. By the fifteenth century coffee drinking had spread throughout the Middle
East and into Turkey, Persia and all over north Africa. At the end of the sixteenth
century a German doctor traveling in the Near East described coffee as a drink as black as
ink which is useful in the treatment of many illnesses, especially stomach disorders. The
thriving commerce between the Middle East, North Africa, and Venice soon brought
coffee and coffee drinking to Venice, from where it quickly spread throughout Europe.
Although there was suspicion of the drink due to its Muslim origins, Pope Clement VIII
declared coffee to be a respectable Christian beverage in 1600, which decree made coffee
drinking socially respectable and increased its popularity. The first coffee house in
Europe opened in 1645 in Italy. Soon Dutch traders began importing large quantities of
coffee to northern Europe. In spite of Arab prohibitions against allowing green coffee
suppliers to export unroasted seeds or living coffee plants, in 1616 a Dutch trader named
Pieter van den Broeck was able to smuggle some live coffee seedlings out of Aden to
Europe. The Dutch began to grow coffee in their colonies in Ceylon and Java, and in
1711 coffee was first exported from Java to Holland. The English East India Company
was also active in coffee growing and exporting at this time, and in 1657 coffee was first
introduced in France. Coffee came to Poland and Austria after Turkish invaders were
defeated in the Battle of Vienna in 1683 and their supplies of coffee were captured by the

Coffee came to North America with the European colonization, but it was not as
successful there as it had been in the old country. The English tax on tea, which led to
the Boston Tea Party and other protests by American colonists, turned America into a
principally coffee drinking country. During the American Revolution tea imports from
England were cut off and coffee demand increased to such an extent that the dealers were
forced to hoard the scarce supply of fair trade coffee beans and to raise prices
drastically. The War of 1812 also restricted imports of tea from England and created
greater demand for coffee. The Civil War was fought on coffee, which became a
contraband item at the frontier between north and south: illicit salt and coffee being
traded for tobacco and cotton.

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trade coffee beans]</a> are the most important cash crop in many countries in the Third
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depend on coffee as their main source of income.

Carribean vacations
Jamaica vacations
discount vacation packages

Jamaica Vacations for Jerks

The biggest fast-food industry on the island of Jamaica is its famous jerk food.
Carribean vacations travelers come to Jamaica just to enjoy the vast variety of jerk,
including chicken, goat, beef, pork, sausage, fish, lobster, shrimp, and even vegetables.
You haven’t tasted Jamaica until you’ve sampled real Jamaican jerk, but be prepared:
spicy hot jerk can pack some intense heat! Jerk, which is native to Jamaica, is a process
of spicing and then grilling meats which have been dry rubbed with an extremely spicy
mixture made principally of Scotch Bonnet peppers (which are in the Habanero family
and are among the hottest peppers going); and then have been marinated into the meat for
hours before grilling. Except perhaps atop the Blue Mountains, you can’t go anywhere in
Jamaica without encountering a jerk stand. These street side fire pits are usually made
from old oil barrels which are cut in half longitudinally; hinged and drilled with
ventilation holes; and then layered with charcoal and the sweet, aromatic leaves and
wood of allspice trees (which produces the unique flavor of jerk). Traditional
accompaniments to jerk include rice and black beans, roasted sweet potatoes, fried
plantains, mango salsa, and grilled pineapple. These foods are all high in starches and
acids, which helps to ameliorate the burn of the spices. Every chef concocts his or her
own special version of jerk spice rub, adding ingredients such as scallions, garlic, cloves,
nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, or thyme. Some chefs add vinegar or soy sauce to the
marinade to make the meat juicier. Then the meat is slow-roasted at low temperatures for
several hours over a fire made from allspice wood, which gives the sweet and spicy
smoke flavor characteristic of jerk. Natives and tourists on Jamaica vacations all have
their own favorites, and the debate goes on over which chef concocts the best jerk (since
individual and family recipes are zealously guarded).

The word “jerk” is derived from “charqui”, a Spanish word for dried meat (from which
the English work “jerky” is also derived). Some theorists believe that jerk port was
invented by Maroons, the Jamaican slaves originally from West Africa who escaped from
the British in the year 1655. Others say that the jerk process was invented by the Arawak
Indians, who were the first people on Jamaica, and who used liberal amounts of peppers
and spices and then smoked meats over shallow fire pits which burned allspice wood in
order to preserve the meat. Gourmet travelers to Jamaica take advantage of summer
discount vacation packages to visit Boston Bay in Portland Parish on Jamaica’s east
coast, where the allspice trees grow wild and where every July the annual Portland Jerk
Festival is held at Folly Great House outside Port Antonio. This is a fun-filled, three day
event with local entertainment and some of the best jerk by Jamaica’s finest cooks. Just
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colonial houseplans
historic spanish revival house plans
colonial style house plans

Colonial Houseplans in Revival
The colonial houseplans architecture of America includes many design styles including
First Period (late-Medieval) English, Spanish colonial, French colonial, and Georgian
colonial. These architectural styles were in vogue for houses, government buildings, and
churches from the early 1600’s through the mid 1800’s. The earliest English settlements
at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 and at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620, became models
of later colonial construction along the east coast of America. Early English buildings
usually include details associated with the Medieval period such as steep roofs, a massive
central chimney, small windows (because of a glass scarcity in the colonies) and minimal
The historic Spanish revival house plans spread with the earliest Spanish settlements in
Mexico and the Caribbean. In the United States, the Spanish colonial style is best
exhibited in St. Augustine, Florida, which is the oldest established city in the U.S., having
been founded in 1565. The common houses in this town were covered outside with a
whitewash of lime mortar; usually two stories tall, they included patios for outdoor cool-
air breezes in the hot Florida climate. This style also developed in the American
Southwest and in California, as Spanish priests established missions along the Pacific
coast between 1769 and 1823.

The French colonial style spread in areas of North America settled by the French,
beginning in 1608 with Quebec, and in 1718 with New Orleans, Louisiana. Other
settlements spread along the Mississippi valley up to Missouri. Early French colonial-
style houses are called <i>poteaux-en-terre</i>, and are made of heavy cedar logs set
upright into the ground. They are surrounded by galleries (porches) to sit outside in the
hot summer. By the 1770’s the French colonial style evolved into <i>briquette-entre-
poteaux</i>, meaning small bricks laid between posts, which characterizes homes in New
Orleans’ historic quarter. In areas where flooding was common, the raised-cottage style
developed, with houses built on top of raised brick walls for protection from waters
during floods. In dry periods these basements stayed cool, and were used for storage and

Perhaps the image which most readily comes to mind with the idea of colonial style
house plans is Georgian colonial style, which was popular in New England and the mid-
Atlantic areas of North America from the 1720’s to the 1780’s. The defining features of
Georgian-style architecture are the symmetrical, square shape; central doorway, often
with a decorative crown over the door and flattened columns on either side of it; and the
straight lines of windows on the two stories. The doorway opens upon an entryway
which leads to a hall and stairway which divide the house in two, with rooms branching
off on either side from these. Usually Georgian houses were made of brick with wooden
trim, with columns painted white. There are usually one, or perhaps two chimneys. The
ground floor of Georgian houses has formally defined dining room, living room, and
occasionally family room areas, with bedroom on the second floor.

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dickies scrubs
cherokee scrubs
lab coats

Being a Nurse Assistant in Dickies Scrubs

Nurse assistants work with and are supervised by either registered nurses (RN’s) or
licensed practical nurses (LPN’s). If you are thinking about a nursing career but are not
yet sure of your choice, then being a nurse assistant in Dickies scrubs can be an excellent
way of seeing what nurses do firsthand and what the atmosphere in a hospital is like –
and at the same time gather valuable experience. Also, certification for being a nurse
assistant is much easier and less time-consuming than following a nursing degree
program. On the other hand, being a nurse assistant is quite challenging. For example,
one important responsibility of nurse assistants is monitoring patients’ vital signs and
recording any changes. To keep an eye on patients’ pulse, blood pressure, respiration,
and temperature is important in understanding whether patients are getting worse or
better. It is usually the nurse assistant who is the first to realize how well patients are
responding to a given treatment or medicine. Nurse assistants must routinely check
patients’ vital signs and report any side effects or new health issues, positive or negative
changes, and any other important changes.

It is also the responsibility of nurse assistants to maintain patients’ personal hygiene
during their stay in the hospital or medical facility. This can include helping patients to
take baths, shave, and even clip their nails. Nurse assistants may help in dressing and
undressing those patients in Cherokee scrubs who cannot do these things by themselves.
Nurse assistants are called upon to assist patients in going to the bathroom, which may
merely be a matter of helping them walk to the restroom, or may involve emptying
catheters or bedpans for bedridden patients. This kind of job might be considered the
worst part of being a nurse assistant, but it is also part of fulfilling the nurse’s code of
ethics: helping patients to maintain their sense of dignity in the face of their medical

Another responsibility which falls on the nurse assistant is to keep patients’ areas clean.
While some patients have family who will do much of their cleaning, there are other
patients who don’t and who need help. While some hospitals have personnel who
specialize in these tasks, others rely upon nurse assistants to empty garbage, change
patients’ towels and sheets, and clean the floor. Nurse assistants who work in doctors’
offices do not care for bedridden patients, but they may be required to sanitize
examination areas after the patients leave.
Other nurse assistant tasks include serving patients’ food and required nutritional
supplements, feeding the patients, recording how much and what they eat, as well as their
fluid intake level. Keeping track of what patients eat, and what they are permitted to eat,
is a very important part of the job. Usually when patients are going into surgery they are
not permitted food or drink; and the hospital kitchen staff may be unaware of such
doctors’ orders, so it is up to the nurse assistant to step in to verify this. Nurse assistants
must also keep track of foods which patients might be allergic to or unable to digest.
Nurse assistants in lab coats must also give their patients medicine and ensure that the
patients actually take it. It can be considered that the responsibilities of nurse assistants
are as important to patients’ well-being as any member of the medical team.

Being a nurse assistant in <a href=""
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nurses in <a href="" title="lab
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uniform jackets
chef coats
chef jackets

A Chef Coats History of Pizza

Bread was invented in the Neolithic period; and ancient records reveal many peoples
including other ingredients in bread to improve its flavor. In Ancient Greece a flat bread
flavored with toppings such as onions, garlic, and herbs was very popular. Persian
soldiers in uniform jackets under Darius the Great baked flat bread on their shields, and
then put on toppings of dates and cheese. The word <i>pizza</i> is a medieval Latin
term first used in 997 AD to mean a flatbread <i>galette</i>. A <i>pizza</i> was merely
a piece of dough which bakers used in order to test the temperature of their ovens, and
which was sold to poor people who couldn’t afford to buy real bread. In the sixteenth
century white sauce was first used to cover the pizza; and later oil, cheese, or fish were
used as toppings. The innovation which gives pizza its unique place in culinary history is
the use of tomatoes for a topping. Tomatoes were introduced into Europe from America
in the sixteenth century; but at first they had the false reputation of being poisonous
(since they belong to the nightshade family). However, the late eighteenth century saw
poor people in Naples adding tomatoes to their flat bread; and thus was pizza born. The
dish grew in popularity, sold on the streets of Naples at open air stands and by street
vendors who obtained their pizzas from bakeries.

The oldest pizzeria in the world is Naples’ <i>Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba</i>, which in
1738 began producing pizzas for street peddlers in chef coats, and which became a pizza
restaurant in its own right in 1830 (and is still in business at the same premises now).
Alexandre Dumas the elder, writing in 1830, explained that pizza was the main food of
the poor people of Naples during the winter, and that this pizza was flavored with oil,
tallow, lard, cheese, tomatoes, or anchovies. In 1889, in order to honor Italy’s Queen
consort Margherita of Savoy, “Pizza Margherita” was created by chef Rafaele Esposito:
this pizza was garnished with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and basil in order to
symbolize the colors on the Italian flag.

Pizza came to the United States with the Italian immigrants in chef jackets who began
arriving in the late nineteenth century. American cities with large populations of Italians,
such as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco, featured pizza peddlers in
their Italian neighborhoods who sold their wares from cylindrical copper drums with false
bottoms filled with charcoal (from the pizza oven) to keep the pizzas hot. Soon groceries
and small cafes in Italian neighborhoods began offering pizza. An entire pizza pie cost
five cents; but since this was too expensive for many people, slices were sold for a penny
each. It is believed that the first pizzeria in America was Gennaro Lombardi’s grocery
store in New York City’s Little Italy section, which opened as a pizzeria in 1905.

 One of Lombardi’s employees, Antonio Totonno, eventually left <a
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jackets">uniform jackets</a> at Lombardi’s to open his own pizzeria, <i>Totonno’s</i>
on Coney Island. Pizza in <a href="
Chef_Coats_.htm" title="chef coats">chef coats</a> came to the Trenton, New Jersey
area when <i>Joe’s Tomato Pies</i> opened in 1910, soon followed by <i>Papa’s
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ceramic pottery kiln

A Guide to Ceramic Kilns and Types of Firing

There are a variety of techniques for firing ceramics; and different techniques require
different types of ceramic kilns. The earliest type of firing – probably discovered by
ancient humans accidentally – is pit firing. This involves putting unfired, or bisque-fired
pottery in a large hole in the ground; covering the pottery objects above and beneath with
burning materials such as wood or coal; and igniting them and leaving them to burn for
hours or overnight. Near the end of the burning the pit could be covered with sand or
earth to cut off oxygen and make a reducing atmosphere inside the pit. Modern wood-
fired kilns are usually made of brick and sometimes contain several chambers for burning
and ports for feeding in the fuel. As the wood is burned, its ash – which naturally
contains silica, calcia, potash, and other minerals – is deposited on the pottery in the kiln,
creating a pleasing wood-ash glaze effect. The individual burning qualities and mineral
contents of different woods result in quite different effects; and the firings may require a
number of days or weeks.

Another primitive firing technique is Black Firing, in which a gas ceramic kiln is heated
to 1000° C (which usually takes about five hours), then the kiln is turned off; its burner
port is sealed with fire clay, and a large amount of sugar is poured into the burner port.
The sugar quickly volatizes and impregnates the clay surface with carbon. Unglazed
ceramics take on a matt-black finish; and glazed ceramics can create some interesting
surface effects. Besides sugar, salt can also be added towards the end of the firing
process to obtain a salt-glaze effect. As is also the case with sugar, the salt quickly
volatizes, splitting into sodium and chlorine gas. The sodium combines with silica and
aluminum oxides in the clay which forms an interesting glaze effect. Since the chlorine
gas can turn into hydrochloric acid and exit the flue of the kiln, this technique can be
quite toxic. As a result, some potters prefer using soda ash or baking soda instead of salt
to achieve something of the salt-firing effect (although these substances produce weaker
effects than salt does).

Another tradtional firing technique uses the Anagama kiln, which consists of a long firing
chamber which has a firebox at one of its ends and a flue on the other. The side of the
kiln contains small ports for stacking. In medieval Japan Anagama kilns were built on
slopes to achieve better updrafts. Traditionally, firing times could vary from a single day
to two or three weeks. The Anagama style of firing allows for unique and surprising ash
glaze effects; and the lengthy firing time is also appreciated by potters worldwide, since
unlike modern electric kilns, Anagama kilns never fire exactly the same way twice. Raku
is another popular Japanese firing technique, which was invented in the sixteenth century.
This is another low firing technique in which bisqued ceramic vessels are quickly heated
to red-hot temperatures and then removed from the ceramic pottery kiln and reduced in
a combustible material such as wood shavings. While Raku is an age old Japanese
tradition, it has many followers among occidental ceramic devotees.

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used auto salvage parts
automotive used parts

Tips on Saving Money with Automotive Used Parts

In the present economy, wise consumers are more than ever concerned about saving
money. And when it comes to auto repair expenses, a great way to save money is to buy
used car parts from a salvage auto yard. These places take in old or unusable cars; they
dissect them to see if some of the components are still usable; and then they fix and clean
the parts for resale. Used auto parts may be old and a bit worn, but they will still serve
well for most cars. When you are considering whether or not to repair your old car or
buy a new one, think about the many benefits of buying used auto parts – saving lots of
money; and also the fact that you can purchase a warranty on used parts. The
professionals at a good auto salvage yard have the parts you need readily available; and
they will help you to make sure that you buy the right part for the make, model, and year
of your car. Hard-to-find parts are frequently available at auto salvage yards; and the
good ones, like North Shore, will find a part for you if they don’t have it in stock. And
the beauty part is that auto salvage yards sell spare parts at very, very low prices, since
the parts would otherwise have been trashed. Also, auto salvage professionals are very
knowledgeable about cars and parts, so they can tell you a lot about the proper
installation of the part.
Here are some tips to help you buy the used auto salvage parts which you need. In the
first place, you should know what you need. Make sure that you know exactly what it is
you want to buy; if possible, bring the old part in with you for comparison. It is a good
idea to take with you the Engine Prefix of your car, which indicates what type of engine
you have. The Engine Prefix is usually found before the engine number, or else cast into
the side of the engine block. It is also a good idea to have the frame or chassis number of
your car, which helps in identifying exactly which model car you have (since
manufacturers sometimes change a car in the middle of a model year). Auto parts that
don’t wear out, such as tail lights or motor mounts, can be bought used at low cost.
However, parts that do wear out, such as brake rotors, starters, and alternators, might be
best bought new. Reputable salvage yard professionals will never sell you a questionable
part, and they will take a part back if it doesn’t work properly. When you are at the yard,
don’t be afraid to ask questions; auto salvage yard professionals deal with amateur
mechanics all the time. Besides, they will respect you for doing the repair job yourself.
Ask if the automotive used parts you are buying are returnable, since sometimes you
wind up with the wrong part no matter how carefully you have planned it. Be sure that
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integrated concrete forms
nudura block

The Fire Resistance of an Insulated Concrete Form House

Of all the construction materials used today, concrete is one of the most resistant to fire.
This fire resistance gives the insulated concrete form house important safety advantages
over traditional wood frame structures. Unlike wood, concrete cannot burn; and unlike
steel, it won't soften or bend. Concrete will only break down at temperatures of
thousands of degrees Fahrenheit, which is far hotter than the temperature of a typical
house fire. Fire resistance is rated in hours - how many hours a wall can endure
temperatures of 2000° Fahrenheit. In independent fire-wall tests, it was found that a
typical wood frame wall will collapse in an hour; whereas ICF walls will last for up to
four hours.

In insulated concrete form (ICF) construction, integrated concrete forms made of
hollow expanded polystyrene (EPS) blocks are stacked up (they snap together like Lego
toys); steel rebar is placed inside them; and concrete is poured into them. When the
concrete sets, the original foam forms become an insulating layer on the inside of the
house, and a surface to attach siding or stucco on the outside. Besides being four times
more fire resistant than wood, concrete walls also resist the passage of fire from one side
of a wall to another better than wood - which is of particular interest in areas where brush
fires can spread indoors. In fire-wall tests to measure the passage of heat and fire through
a wall, ICF walls did not permit flames to pass through directly; and they did not permit
enough heat to build up on the cool side to ignite a fire, for from two to four hours.
Wood walls, on the other hand, permitted both flames, and flame starting heat, to pass
through in under an hour. Since the EPS foams used to make an insulated concrete form
are manufactured with flame retardant additives, the foam can't burn by itself: if you
touch a match to the foam, it just melts away. Of course, in an actual house fire foam
may be subjected to flame from materials burning nearby. A Steiner Tunnel Test is used
to measure flame spread - how much fire a material can carry from an outside source.
The tunnel is lined with the material to be tested, a fire is run at one end, and
measurements are taken to determine how far the flames spread inside. In a Steiner
Tunnel lined with foam like that used in Nudura block, the flames only traveled 1/5 as
far down the tunnel as they did when it was lined with wood. While all organic
materials give off emissions when subjected to flame or intense heat, it has been proven
that the emissions from EPS foams are not more toxic than the emissions from burning
wood. All scientific evidence has shown that ICF walls are far safer in a fire than wood
frame. Moreover, in areas prone to tornadoes or hurricanes, ICF integrated construction
is far and away more durable and safer than wood.

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pos bar code scanners

Setting up your POS bar code scanners and inventory system

Nowadays Point of Sale bar code scanners are an absolute necessity in any retail
business. Even little shops are finding that POS bar code scanners can’t be beat for
speeding up customer checkout, tracking stock, and assuring price accuracy. A bar code
is simply a series of wide and narrow lines which are printed on a tag or label. Every bar
on this label represents one character which a bar code reader can interpret. The bar code
reader utilizes a photo sensor which converts the bar code into electrical signals as it
scans across the lines. The reader measures the widths of the lines and spaces and
translates the pattern into normal characters, and then sends them to a portable terminal
or a computer. Although bar codes all appear similar, they can have differing standards.
The UPC, or Universal Product Code, is used on almost all of the retail items sold in
Canada and the U.S. The EAN-13 is used on retail products sold in Europe.

Although most stores now use bar coding, not every store owner uses bar code
technology correctly; and, as a result, they aren’t reaping all the benefits that they might.
Using bar coding in conjunction with POS software enables you to serve your customers
more quickly and accurately. Scanning the bar code at the Point of Sale rather than
typing an SKU virtually eliminates errors in pricing and inventory. Normally, humans
entering data make one error for every 300 characters typed. Bar code scanners, on the
other hand, make fewer than one error in 36,000,000,000,000 characters. If you bar code
all of your merchandise than you can not only save time in checking customers out and
implement markdowns instantly, but also you can eliminate the problem of switched
price tags. By putting UPC’s on all of your Point of Sale products you don’t need to put
a price tag on the item itself, which saves time and lowers handling costs. Another
advantage of bar coding is that you can instantly check your inventory. If you buy a
portable data terminal, you will be able to enter your inventory and count it by scanning
each purchase with the PDT. The PDT stores your inventory count which enables you to
upload it quickly into your Point of Sale software.

In order to use bar code technology effectively, you have to consider your own individual
needs. For example, you don’t need a bar code printer if all of your merchandise already
has UPC codes on it. If not, then you will need to purchase a bar code printer to create
labels with your own bar codes. These can be purchased quite cheaply from any
refurbished POS vendor. Your vendor can tell you which bar code scanners and
printers are best for your needs, and how to set up your POS inventory software in order
to integrate the scanner and printer into the system. Then you must bar code all existing
merchandise; new merchandise can be labeled as it is received.

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