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Installing Safety Devices In The Lab

Installing safety devices in the lab is often the most important part of outfitting the lab. People need to make sure that they are using all the safety gear they can find to keep people out of harm’s way, and these items need to be purchased before the lab begins its work. The safety devices listed here make it easy for the lab to conduct work that is good for everyone involved. Also, the lab is able to show people that they are safe when they come to work.

Eye Wash Station

The eye wash station that is put in in the lab is a must for the people working in the lab. No one can know when they will get something in their eyes, but they will be able to recover from these problems when they have the eye wash station right there. These stations need to be set up like faucets. They connect to the plumbing, and they will run water whenever the people in the lab need it. Also, the people in the lab need to put a label on the station to show that it is ready to use.


The extinguishers that are used in the space must be powerful enough to stop the fires that are happening because of the chemicals and other things in the lab. Most people do not realize that they need more than one extinguisher to put out all the fires that happen, but they can make sure that they have all these units when they order them from the same place. Fires can be put out easily, and they can all be labeled to make sure the workers use the right extinguishers on the right fires.


The gear that is needed in the lab must be ready for all workers to use. The workers can throw on lab coats and goggles when they get to work. Also, these items can be replaced easily without spending too much money.

The best way to keep a lab safe is to have all these items ready when the work begins on the best test.


Got a Greenlee GT-16 Adjustable Non-Contact Voltage Detector

I think every house need a Voltage Detector. Especially when house owner changes the light bulb.
The day I send my car to Goodyear for service, is a good day. I have a walk and found a store. I went in and purchased this Greenlee GT-16 Adjustable Non-Contact Voltage Detector. It is just below $30.00.

It is a little bit expensive, but it worth.
Let us see the features of it.

  • Adjustable to safely detect power and low voltage
  • Safely detects AC voltage without touching the bare conductor
  • Adjustable for use on power wiring plus lighting, thermostats and other low voltage circuits
  • Use to detect voltage in outlets, lighting fixtures, wires and cables
  • Finds breaks in wires
  • Identifies hot and neutral conductors
  • Low battery indication
  • Accessories included: (1) 1.5V AAA battery
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty

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Fitbit zip wireless activity tracker

I bought one Fitbit Ultra to my wife. She is using it all day and night.

I feel it is great tool. So I ordered one more Fitbit gardget for myself. It is called Fitbit Zip. It is a wireless activity Tracker. Comparing with Fitibit Ultra, Zip can track steps, distance, and calories burned only.

Fitbit Zip can not track Stairs Climebd or sleeping. For me, it is enough. I just want to know how many steps every day.


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Acurite Wireless Weather Forecaster

My 2012 Christmas gift is a weather station, Acurite Wireless Weather Forecaster.

Weather the day with confidence with your own weather and weather prediction information – pinpoint accuracy right from your own backyard. The AcuRite Digital Weather Center uses patent-pending Precision Forecasting to provide your personal forecast of morning, noon & night (4-hour, 4 to 8-hour and 8 to 12-hour) weather conditions. Precision Forecasting technology combines North America’s regional weather patterns with data measured by a sensor in your yard to generate the most accurate forecast available for your exact location.


It is only about $28 in Costco store. The MSRP is $59.99 here.

When open the box. There are one main device with display, and one small outdoor sensor which should be hanged outside.

It can show me temperature indoor and outdoor. Humidite indoor and outdoor. and Barometric Pressure reading.

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Kobo Mini

I bought a Kobo about two years ago for my elder daughter, Grace. Last week I saw the black Friday deal from Chapters. Kobo Mini at $49.99, original price is $79.99. So I called it a great deal.

It is smaller. It can be put inside pants pocket. Reading is good habit for kids. Grace has a big one, small Kobo Mini is good for here little sister, Gloria.

It is very small, and light. Only 134g. But the capacity is 2GB. You can put a lot of books in it.

The technical specs:

Size 102 x 133 x 10 mm (4 x 5.2 x 0.4 in)
Weight 134 g (4.73 oz)
Processor 800 MHz processor
Display 5″ E Ink touchscreen; Vizplex V110 display; 16-level grey scale
Screen Responsive touchscreen for glare-free, fingerprint-resistant reading
Buttons Power on/off
Connectivity Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB
Storage 2 GB*
Battery Over 1 month with Wi Fi turned off.**
Supported File Formats Books: EPUB, PDF and MOBI
Images: JPEG, GIF, PNG and TIFF
Comic Books: CBZ and CBR
Colours Available in black or white.
Three interchangeable backs are available for purchase: ruby, purple, and teal.

over 3 million eBooks, newspapers, and magazines. Over 1 million free titles.

Kobo Everywhere Kobo eBooks are stored safely in the cloud — retrieve them at anytime. Bookmarks and settings are seamlessly synced across all your Kobo eReading apps and devices.
Social Reading Includes Reading Life. Track your reading stats and share what you’re reading, favourite passages, and Reading Life awards to Facebook and Twitter.
Kobo Picks Brings readers personalized recommendations based on their feedback and preferences.
Fonts 7 font styles with 24 font sizes and exclusive weight and sharpness settings.
Open Read almost any eBook on your Kobo Mini. Supports ePub and Adobe DRM.
Dictionary Built-in dictionary.
Notes, Quotes Highlight text, type notes, share to Facebook and Twitter.
Advanced Features Library personalization, predictive search, brightness controls, double-tap PDF zoom in, SimpleTurn™ page turning.

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Chromium OS for VirtualBox

Google announced that new Ultrabook, Chromebook Acer C7 yesterday. It is $199.00, available in US and UK now.
It is the cheapest Chromebook, comparing with Samsung Chromebook from $249 to $449.
Acer C7 has Inter Core CPU, 2GB memory,3 USB ports, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, 11.6 inch screen, 4 cell battery with 3.5 hours.
It is good choice for light book.
I am thinking about to have a try on VirtualBox. I did find the place to download at Hexxeh nightly build.
I download the virtualbox zip file. It is a image file.

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Give Fitbit Ultra to my wife for 15th Anniversary

We have wonderful time during past 15 years. Taking care of each other. Raising our three children. My wife, Vivian spend a lot of time with them. She is so busy. Has no time to do regular exercises. Until last month, I saw a great product, Fitbit Ultra.

It is a USB disk size device. My wife put it pocket, waist, or bra, and put on wrist when sleeping.
Fitbit Ultra can log following activities:

  • Steps
  • Stairs Climebd
  • Floors
  • Distance
  • Sleeping track

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Program Shaw Remote Control by Code

If you have a Shaw remote control as below, you can use the code I provided below to program your device.

This is Atlas PVR Universal Remote Control, which is preprogrammed to operate the Shaw cable box.
To control devices other than the Shaw digital box, do the following steps.
1) Turn on a device and, if applicable, insert video media,(eg, DVD.)
2)On the remote control, press a device key once (i.e. AUX, DVD, AUD, TV or CBL); it will blink once. Then press and hold SETUP until the selected mode key blinks twice.
3) Use the “Manufacture’s Codes” to locate the type of device and brand name and then enter the first four-digit code for your device. If performed correctly, the selected mode key will blink twice.
If the selected mode key emits a long blink, the entry is invalid. Repeat steps 2 through 3 and try entering the same code again.
4) Aim the remote control at the device and press PWR once. The device should turn off. If it does not, repeat steps 2 through 3, trying each code for your brand until you find one that works. If it still does not respond, try searching for the code.
Now Let us go through the Manufacturer’s Codes.

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