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While practicing the Japanese writing system, I ate up a lot of scrap paper. I decided to look for alternatives.
I created a sand box to write characters in, however, I found that the sand doesn’t hold the shape of the characters well. It’s also a mess to clean.
It then struck me to use a dry erase board. I purchased a small 12 × 12 tile board for just over $10 that comes with a marker and eraser. The dry erase board works wonderfully—I don’t feel like I’m wasting paper.
While I’ve been unable to find my particular dry erase board online, I found a favorably reviewed kit on Amazon that should work well for the purpose.
Fill your iPhone lock screen with useful Japanese phrases to accelerate your learning. The following article outlines how to make an iPhone Background, sync it to your iPhone, and set it as your lock screen background. Also included is a zip file with templates and ready made backgrounds to get you started.
For a 55 gallon African cichlid aquarium, I stock 7-10 five inch length cichlids, provided the aquarium has adequate filtration, dissolved oxygen, and hiding spaces for each cichlid.
Read the following article for more details.
Rice is a staple grain for backpackers, and forms the base of many dishes. However, traditional preparation of rice can be time consuming and fuel intensive. Also, backpacking stoves such as the Jetboil PCS, Sol, and Flash cast an unevenly distributed heat, causing the rice to burn to the bottom of the stove.
There are rice products on the market that reduce prep time and fuel consumption to desirable levels. In the following article, In the following article, I explore the use of instant rice and rice in a bag.
Gravity has a profound effect on human perception. Our concept of up and down, above and below, and all related perceptions are rooted in earth’s gravitational pull.
We associate negative emotions and states of being as sinking or falling. We associate positive states of emotion as rising. To fall is to lose potential energy, to stagnate at the bottom. To rise is to gain potential energy, to overcome the constant force that pulls us down. Even heaven is in the sky, while hell is beneath us.
The very construct of our consciousness is rooted in gravitational influences. It begs the question, how would the human mind be effected if all it ever knew was a weightless environment, with all planes being equally arbitrary?
In the following article, I explore the effects of aperture, exposure, ISO, flash, and camera motion on night photography. By utilizing some straightforward tricks, one can accomplish many interesting effects.
I wrote the following article as a guide for nighttime photography equipment. While I have upgraded my own equipment over the years, a simple consumer grade camera and tripod can open up the door to new opportunities. I suggest referencing the article as something to aim for, not an absolute requirement.