Blink And You’ll Miss Technology’s Mini Wonder- The Flash Drive

#FlashDriveDay
#FlashDriveDay

Most people don’t leave home without their keys and cell phone. But even more so, people can’t leave home without their flash drives. What a little miracle they are- holding endless amounts of information on such a little device. Whether you’re working from home and need to transport your important files to your meeting tomorrow, or if you want to share your family photos with your parents down the street, or if you simply want to backup your computer, flash drives easily save the day for lots of people.

Let’s celebrate this great invention, it’s #FlashDriveDay!

USB Flash Drive Stick
USB Flash Drive Stick

Find Inspiration All Year Long With This Agriculture Calendar

Agriculture Calendars for National Ag Week
Agriculture Calendars for National Ag Week

How much thought do you put into where your food comes from? Most people just stroll into the grocery store and happily buy a variety of fresh produce all year long without thinking, “How am able to buy raspberries in the middle of the winter?”

This week is National Ag Week, sponsored by the Agriculture Council of America. It became a recognized week in America in 1973.

How can you support America’s agriculture community this week?

  • Shop at your local farmer’s market
  • Make a yummy farm-to-table meal
  • Visit a local farm for a tour
  • Buy inspirational agriculture calendars for your office

Remember, the farming community makes the entire country #FoodForLife!

Agriculture Calendar
Agriculture Calendar

How to Use an Architect Scale Ruler

Let’s jump right into a subject that is close to everyone: Designing a kitchen. The architect scale ruler is a very useful device to plan your new kitchen. It helps you to draw your room and appliances to scale, and to read the measurements later. It will tell you if there is enough room to place a refrigerator in a certain part of your space.

Designing Your Kitchen with an Architect Scale Ruler
Designing Your Kitchen with an Architect Scale Ruler

Now let’s get to the nitty gritty. Which scale should you use on the ruler? Your ruler may have some or all of these scales:

(1/8, ¼), (½, 1), (3/8, 3/4), (3, 1½)

If you use the “1” scale, that would mean that 1 inch on the scale equals one foot in real life. Let’s not use that one, because your 15 foot long kitchen would need a piece of paper at least 15 inches long. Let’s use the 1/4 scale, which means 1/4 inch on the scale (on the paper) represents  one foot in real life. This means that your 8 inch wide paper will represent 32 feet. Your kitchen will fit on that paper now.

From here on, you just measure your room and appliances, and draw them on your paper, to scale.

A quick designer tip: Draw your appliances to scale on colored paper, cut them out, and move them around on your drawing for the best arrangement. Also, do the same with any other cabinets or tables that you already have, and want to use them in your design.

Have fun designing your dream kitchen!