LOW-FI WI-FI?: What could be blocking your internet signal

VIJAY SHAH via TecNovedosos Having unfettered and uninterrupted access to wireless internet, is for those of use in the developed world, now as essential as having a continuous supply of electricity, gas and other utilities. We increasingly spend much of our lives online, and the things we need to do, such as shopping and filling in government forms are moving online too. So when your wireless signal becomes weak or choppy, the frustration is palpable. If you happen to have a rubbish signal, with constant disconnections or super-slow download speeds, it could be your provider, but it could be due … Continue reading LOW-FI WI-FI?: What could be blocking your internet signal

SCIENCE EXPERIMENT: Making plasma in the microwave

https://twitter.com/Learn_Things/status/908724121860808709   A cool science experiment you can carry out at home in your kitchen for next to nothing in cost, and a chance to see plasma in action. Plasma is a state of material that is rarely encountered naturally on Earth but is a core component of stars. The plasma is generated by a combination of combustion and the microwave’s electric fields. Electrons are pushed back and forth, colliding with air molecules. It is these collisions that science says causes the formation of a ‘plasmoid’ which being hotter that the surrounding air, causes it to rise up to the … Continue reading SCIENCE EXPERIMENT: Making plasma in the microwave

LONDON HOUSING CRISIS: Bedding down in a van

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via JIMMY NSUBUGA & Metro As London’s housing crisis spirals out of control, and both house prices and rents became more and more painful for the city’s 8 million inhabitants, one enterprising worker has taken a peculiar, if somewhat desperate, solution to keeping a roof over his head, the newspaper Metro reported yesterday. Alex Hill, aged 24, is an IT worker who emigrated to the UK’s capital from the small town of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire county, England. Upon arriving in the big city, he found the price of renting beyond a joke, with single bedrooms … Continue reading LONDON HOUSING CRISIS: Bedding down in a van

WORKSPACE BLOG HOP: Inside the HEM newsroom

The Half-Eaten Mind and myself are proud to announce that we have been invited to participate in the Workspace Blog Hop. The hop is a blogging initiative where the blogger is given an opportunity to share something about themself and the place where their pictures, poems, news stories or novels come to life. I would like to thank Sally Cronin of the blog “Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life” for tagging me in the WBH and giving you an exclusive sneak peek into my blog’s newsroom, where we bring you cutting-edge news and amazing features every weekend. I thought … Continue reading WORKSPACE BLOG HOP: Inside the HEM newsroom

PHOTO MOMENT: Mum’s Christmas decorations for 2013

Vijay Shah  One of the fondest, and most persistent memories I had of growing up was a yearly ritual that my mother would perform towards the last few weeks before Christmas, along with many other British families. That ritual involved running around with a stepladder, clutching fancy objects made of tinsel and LED lights, and then transforming the living room into a kaleidoscope of shimmering metallic colours, flashing bulbs and festive knick-knacks. Cardboard boxes and bits of Sellotape surfaced everywhere, not to mention the occasional broken bauble or chair leg. Loads of rustling and troublesome tinsel that will not stay put on the walls. This … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Mum’s Christmas decorations for 2013