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    Why is a Blog Important?

    Your Blog is your voice, you opinion, your megaphone in this fast passed internet world we live in. Your standing on a busy street corner and your blog is your voice to get attention. Everyone is busy not paying any attention to you because what you are saying is not important to them. The key is to find interesting topics that the people driving by your busy corner want to hear.

    Let me break it down for you there are several pieces to the puzzle. Your website are the big signs people see or small signs way off in the distance if not properly optimized, telling people about your website. People read those signs and see if they want to drive into your website or not. Your email is your mailbox where you get your orders, questions, and inquiries from those people that have entered your website. You blog is your voice to tell those people wants important about your website, to influence them to come into your website and look around, spend some money!

    Imagine the beer guy at the baseball game only holding up a sign. This would be your website without a blog! When he shouts cold beer, cold beer, get your cold beer here! Even if you don't see him you hear him. Your blog is the beer guys voice, that's why important it is to your website.

    A blog is your websites voice! Shout loud and shout often, blog on my friend.


    Written by Wayne Collier of www.fljean.com
    Clothing Retailer @ www.fljean.com since 2006

    Can an iPhone Case Record All Your Calls?

    The JIC, or Just In Case, is an iPhone case that can record any phone conversation with the press of a button. It comes equipped with a built-in microphone, a speaker for playback, and a microSD card for storing conversations. It’s specifically marketed as a discrete iPhone addition, even though it’s bulky and calls attention to itself with loud colors.

    People on the other end of a phone call, however, don't see those colorful case details or the obvious speaker on the back, so the JIC can easily be used to surreptitiously record conversations.

    While the case might be useful for journalists, spies, and anyone else in dire need of a stored conversation, it also could lead to illegal recordings in 12 states.

    Federal law allows for "one-party consent," which essentially means that so long as the recorder of the call is also a participant in it, the recording is legal. The other people on the phone conversation do not need to agree or even know they’re being recorded for it to be considered legal. However, the 12 states that have amended that law turned it into an "all-party consent," which means all the call participants must agree to being recorded prior to the recording’s start. Those states include California, Illinois, Florida, and Michigan, among others. Search online to find a full list.

    The natural question, of course, is which state's jurisdiction applies. If the caller is in New York, for example, which has a one-party consent law, but the person being called is in Washington, which requires all-party consent, there isn’t necessarily a clear default. Andy Sellars, a staff attorney and fellow at the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic, told The Verge that the case’s users should probably err on the more conservative side. Getting consent from all parties is always a safe bet.

    For now, the $40 JIC cases are only part of an Indiegogo campaign and have an estimated delivery date of this upcoming May. The cases themselves are legal, but maybe think twice before pressing that record button.


    Written by Richard Telfeja of casescene.com
    B.A. in Business School of Finance Partial owner of Casescene

    Entertaining Guests for the Holidays? Consider this 3 Step Living Room Refresh.

    The holidays are already here again and that means hosting parties and events especially for family and friends. Taking your family and friends out to have drinks may be one way to enjoy a family re-union, but you have to agree it's not half as accommodative as having the party at home. Now while buying and stocking drinks at home in the freezer or cooler is good enough, there is a more elegant option. An option that will definitely leave your guests awed.

    The whole idea lies on redecorating your living room. There is always that large space in the living room where you could not find anything suitable to put. So you bought a potted plant and it rested there. It is time to take out that plant and put that space to good use.

    Step 1. Add a Home Bar

    What's better than adding a little home bar area to entertain your guests and enjoy some tasty libations?

    There are various options for a home bar but they all involve the same concept, a counter and stock shelves to store your drinks and glasses. I mean, what's a bar without drinks? It's a depressing place, and frankly that's a place I wouldn't want to be.

    For better elegance, have the counter top made from something like mahogany with a dark polished finishing. The lighting of the bar should have a bright neon to complete the look, perhaps a dark shade of blue.

    Step 2. Stock Your New Home Bar

    You should really pay attention to the shelves and how you stock your bar. There is a system to how this is done and you should probably have someone fit it for you, if you are not that inclined as a decorator. The really good stuff is usually at the top shelf. You can have your own stocking style as long as you know where everything is.

    You can't have a bar without accompanying furniture. Where will your guests sit? Especially when there is a heated discussion that can only be had at the bar counter. So bring in bar stools. You want something that compliments your existing decor, but adds an attractive contrast. They also should offer some comfort to your guests, especially after that second drink kicks in and Tom refuses to admit you can beat him in a 100 Meter dash (Sigh).

    Step 3. Add Seating and Accent Furniture

    Ever considered adding some accent furniture? No? Well, now you should.

    Adding a couple pieces of accent furniture to your living room is a great way to add some some style and comfort, and have your guests wondering who your decorator is. Talk about elegance with purpose. You could bring in a few accent tables and chairs to match. Ideal for having a relaxed and cozy conversation with your girlfriends, over a glass of wine.

    Your living room furniture speaks volumes, and nothing says elegance quite like a beautifully feng shuied living room with some stylish furniture.

    That does not mean you have to throw out everything and start from scratch. Your older living room furniture can be fitted to look like an exclusive VIP lounge by just making a few changes and adding a couple of choice new pieces.


    Written by Mario McKenzie of www.chairsahoy.com

    The Art of Persian Miniature Painting

    A Persian miniature is a richly detailed miniature painting which depicts religious or mythological themes from a region of the Middle East now known as Iran. The art of miniature painting in Persia flourished from the 13th through the 16th centuries, and continues to this day, with several contemporary artists producing notable Persian miniatures. These delicate, lush paintings are typically visually stunning, with a level of detail that can only be achieved with a very fine hand and an extremely small brush.

    The Tradition of Miniatures

    The techniques are broadly comparable to the Western and Byzantine traditions of miniatures in illuminated manuscripts. Although there is an equally well-established Persian tradition of wall-painting, the survival rate and state of preservation of miniatures is high. Miniatures are the best-known form of Persian painting in the West, and many of the most important examples are in Western, or Turkish, museums. Miniature painting became a significant Persian genre in the 13th century, receiving Chinese influence after the Mongol conquests. The highest point in the tradition was reached in the 15th and 16th centuries. The tradition continued, under some Western influence, after this, and has many modern exponents.

    Bright Color

    The bright and pure coloring of the Persian miniature is one of its most striking features. Normally all the pigments used are mineral-based ones which keep their bright colors very well, if kept in proper conditions. The main exception to this is silver, which is mostly used to depict water, which will oxidize to a rough-edged black over time.

    Conventions

    Lighting is even, without shadows or chiaroscuro. Walls and other surfaces are shown either frontally, or as at (to modern eyes) an angle of about 45 degrees, often giving the modern viewer the unintended impression that a building is (say) hexagonal in plan. Buildings are often shown in complex views, mixing interior views through windows or "cutaways" with exterior views of other parts of a facade. Costumes and architecture are always those of the time.


    Written by Crafihouse.com of craftihouse.com
    Craftihouse.com , Center of Original handmade

    Can an iPhone Case Record All Your Calls?

    The JIC, or Just In Case, is an iPhone case that can record any phone conversation with the press of a button. It comes equipped with a built-in microphone, a speaker for playback, and a microSD card for storing conversations. It’s specifically marketed as a discrete iPhone addition, even though it’s bulky and calls attention to itself with loud colors.

    People on the other end of a phone call, however, don't see those colorful case details or the obvious speaker on the back, so the JIC can easily be used to surreptitiously record conversations.

    While the case might be useful for journalists, spies, and anyone else in dire need of a stored conversation, it also could lead to illegal recordings in 12 states.

    Federal law allows for "one-party consent," which essentially means that so long as the recorder of the call is also a participant in it, the recording is legal. The other people on the phone conversation do not need to agree or even know they’re being recorded for it to be considered legal. However, the 12 states that have amended that law turned it into an "all-party consent," which means all the call participants must agree to being recorded prior to the recording’s start. Those states include California, Illinois, Florida, and Michigan, among others. Search online to find a full list.

    The natural question, of course, is which state's jurisdiction applies. If the caller is in New York, for example, which has a one-party consent law, but the person being called is in Washington, which requires all-party consent, there isn’t necessarily a clear default. Andy Sellars, a staff attorney and fellow at the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic, told The Verge that the case’s users should probably err on the more conservative side. Getting consent from all parties is always a safe bet.

    For now, the $40 JIC cases are only part of an Indiegogo campaign and have an estimated delivery date of this upcoming May. The cases themselves are legal, but maybe think twice before pressing that record button.


    Written by Richard Telfeja of casescene.com
    B.A. in Business School of Finance Partial owner of Casescene