Monthly Archives: October 2009

Round, Cylindrical or Hemispherical: Rubber Feet Dilemma Solved

You need some rubber feet but don't know what shape to buy? Look no further. Here is the information you need. Do you want the top of the self-adhesive rubber feet to have a flat surface? You should choose a cylindrical rubber foot. Cylindrical rubber feet are basically shaped like a coin....flat top, and flat bottom. They are perfect for situations where you need to use them between two flat surfaces. Some suggested uses are for the back of pictures and art hung on the wall; for kitchen and Read more [...]

Solar Energy in China: Here Comes the Sun

Growing demand for renewable energy sources has skyrocketed all over the world, but no where is this more evident than in China. Take a look at the city of Rizhao where miles of dark tubing cover the roofs of apartment buildings and private homes. The reason? Using solar powered hot water heaters is mandatory in Rizhao. In fact, due to requirements such as this one, China has become the largest producer (and consumer of) solar hot-water heaters. Rizhao's commitment to solar energy is deep: it Read more [...]


Nothing to do with electronic components but I had to comment on this week's Dexter episode. Wow. Best acting I've seen in a long time...Dexter looked almost human when he realized he loved and missed his vacationing family. Then there was Officer Zoey Kruger - played by Christina Cox, who may have killed her husband and daughter. What a fantastic storyline. If you haven't watched Dexter - it's never too late to start. You can watch the first 3 seasons and catch up to the rest of us Dexter Read more [...]