A Brief History of Pet Portraits and Pet Paintings

Pet portraits and pet paintings are something we see everywhere in this day and age. However it is not a new idea that we have beautiful drawings of our dearest pets done so we can cherish them forever. The first known examples date back to over 17000 years ago when a number of ‘pet portraits’ were found in some caves in Altamira, Northern Spain. The paintings were discovered in 1879 by a little girl called Maria. She was out with her father who was an amateur archeologist and a Spanish nobleman. Maria’s father was investigating a cave he was hoping to find ancient tools that his ancestors may have abandoned on the cave floor from many thousands of years ago. He didn’t have much luck and Maria was getting bored, as she shuffled her feet through the dirt she happened to glance up at the ceiling. “Look Papa”, she said,

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Pool Supplies Needed to Care for Inground Swimming Pool

Adding an inground pool not only offers entertainment, exercise, and leisure to your backyard, but it increases the value of your home. In 2003, the National Association of Realtors reported that this addition adds around 8 percent to your home’s value. Typically, maintenance schedules involve weekly and monthly responsibilities. Purchasing pool supplies and equipment from a specialty or home improvement store can help you sustain your maintenance schedule. Below are some instructions designed to help you take care of your new backyard treasure. In-Season Maintenance – Check your pH and chlorine levels at least twice a week. You should maintain a pH range of 7.4 to 7.6 and a chlorine level of 1.0 to 3.0 parts per million (ppm). Follow the directions according to your testing strips and add products to re-balance these levels, if necessary. – Weekly, empty the skimmer baskets, skim leaves and debris with a cleaning net,

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7 Ways to Screw Up Your New Staffing Software

Planning new staffing software? You will want to avoid these 7 ways to mismanage the process. 1. FALL FOR GOOD LOOKS Great looks don’t necessarily mean a tried & true partner that will take you through the life of your company. Make sure the software has useful features that will have an impact on the day to day operations of your firm. Detail out what you need to accomplish with the new staffing software and make sure that all of your major concerns are addressed. Your list should contain “bread & butter” features. Avoid “pie in the sky” wish list items that no software vendor will have. Please don’t leave the choice to the outside software consultant that you hired. Get involved with the decision. 2. GET THE CHEAPEST ONE We all like to save money but as with everything else, you get what you pay for. If you see

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All About Your 3G Internet Service

In the technology circle, there is much hue and cry about 3G internet services. It is a known fact to everyone that 3G stands for “3rd Generation”, but very few are aware of this technology from its core. Basically, it’s an initiative taken by the International Telecommunication Union to create a global wireless standard for mobile internet access. However, it requires a minimum mobile internet access speed which is comparable to DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) internet speed. To meet the technology standards, there needs to be high-volume voice services. Unlike its predecessor 2G (2nd Generation) technology, which was evolved around voice applications including talking, call-waiting and voicemail, 3G technology emphasizes on internet and multimedia based applications that facilitate web browsing, music downloads, video conferencing etc. However, to access 3G network, your device need to support an information transfer rate of at least 200 Kbit/s. With the increased demand for high-speed

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