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Here's the illustrated explanation of items I asked people to guess during the last seven days. I also test here how HTML table works together with bbcode. …

Milk watcher
Water vapor is trapped under the milk watcher causing the notched side to rise up, releasing the water vapor at the same time circulating liquid around the base of the pot and making a rattling noise. This is rather old item I have inherited long time ago. However, these are still sold today.
Adapters
Enable connection of a socket used in one region to a plug used in another by offering connections for the disparate contact arrangements, while not changing the voltage. I travel every now and then and these are needed for laptop, shaver and chargers in general.
Knife sharpener
Knives are sharpened by grinding against a hard rough surface. This one has ceramic roller inside and adding some water makes it work even better.
Bark control collar
Produces a citronella spray or a high pitched sound in response to loud noise, to distract and deter a dog from barking. This somewhat worked for awhile but now our dog has just relearned to bark only when this collar is not around.
Weighing scale
In electronic versions of spring scales, the deflection of a beam supporting the unknown weight is measured using a strain gauge, which is a length-sensitive electrical resistance. This one has quite modern look. No wonder why people had difficulties to guess what is it.
Sock clip
Sock clip keeps pair of socks together through washer and dryer and in the drawer. Seem to work just alright.
Stapler
Joins sheets of paper or similar material by driving a thin metal staple through the sheets and folding the ends. Old models seem to last forever.
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26 thoughts on “Household items

  1. Sometimes the notification system fails and you see a pending item but the list is empty. The solution is to wait until another post get notified and then click on "clear all" (I don't remember the text but it is something like that).

  2. I should have been here. :lol:.Does anyone know how to remove new blog post notifications from the list? :awww:.

  3. Originally posted by qlue:

    Does anyone know how to remove new blog post notifications from the list?

    :confused: Doesn't clicking X work for you?

  4. I'm on Operamini so unfortunately that's not working. :awww:.I'll have to use the netbook sooner or later. :irked:.

  5. No fair Sami! You made that knife sharpener look bigger than a breadbox!:p Somehow I missed the newly posted items also. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ I've seen a pomeranian with one of those collars on. It only made him more angry. Before I was past the yard he was in he was jumping 3 feet straight up. If he had had any forward momentum he could have made it over the fence. :no: Your dog must be wearing ear plugs. ๐Ÿ˜†

  6. Originally posted by serola:

    It's very useful indeed. For this picture I tested it first time with water and it seem to start the rattle in rather early stage of boiling, thus making it useful also for making tea

    :up:

  7. Originally posted by LorenzoCelsi:

    The solution is to wait until another post get notified and then click on "clear all" (I don't remember the text but it is something like that).

    It's "Mark all as read". Yes, this happens if someone first posts a comment or blog post, but then delete it. I had some troubles yesterday with blog posting, so maybe you received multiple notifications of posts that does not exists. Sorry :oOriginally posted by Frlmnk:

    You made that knife sharpener look bigger than a breadbox!

    I thought you wanted to see your "Buffalo gals dancing by the light of the moon" in close up :pOriginally posted by Frlmnk:

    jumping 3 feet straight up

    :yikes: ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, this makes our dog rather silent. We have the citronella spray type. So, probably the smell and hissing sound is not very nice experience. The problem with the dogs is that they should get the reward or punishment within a second to make them understand the connection.Originally posted by decodedthought:

    " Milk watcher"Never heard of it !

    It's very useful indeed. For this picture I tested it first time with water and it seem to start the rattle in rather early stage of boiling, thus making it useful also for making tea.EDIT: What comes to HTML table used, it looks like I managed to break out from the new MyOpera layout on Opera Mini browser ๐Ÿ˜†

  8. I updated the table code by making the images scaled in percentages, putting all style definitions on style sheet and separating the rows with bottom margin borders. Works better, I think :up:

  9. "Valley of the Dolls" just sent me an email. "They" want me on a special diet of "their" choosing. I feel sooooo overpowered. :no: :rolleyes:Hey, I'm not buying any coyotes here! I don't care how hot they are.

  10. You could be counting cards from out of the same shoe, true. Don't get "trampled under foot", now. Even that wouldn't be adequately engineered these days. I'm just shocking myself silly, huh? ๐Ÿ™„

  11. "I thought you wanted tosee your " Buffalo galsdancing by the light of themoon " in close up" -Snoortle, snicker but no need to bicker. Undercoyote is here!?:lol:

  12. Originally posted by Frlmnk:

    Have you been peeping at my saved pages?

    Only if they are public :p

  13. Maybe if I secretly build a nuke plant all my problems would be more easily solved? :jester:I'm more boring than a whole box of cocoons, Sami! I'll never be able to make that table work!Have you been peeping at my saved pages?:p

  14. Nice work, Sami. As you know. I've been playing CSS, too.

    Here's my contribution with a "No Table minimalist" approach

    HTML code template (adjust width percentage and repeat the li part according to how many thumbnails you want to tile in one row)

    <ul class="nobullets"><li class="pgim"><a href="ALBUM PAGE"><img src="THUMNAIL LOCATION" alt="TITLE" width=##></a></li> ... </ul>

    CSS

    .pgim {border:5px solid #F8F8F8; margin:2px; float:left;} 

    Example can be seen at my "Notice Board" sticky post ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And that dog barking controller is nasty. I know because my dad used it to our dog. Poor thing. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    [Edit]
    Oops. I spotted a problem. If I try to use width="##%", The thumbnail is reduced but only the height of surrounding grey border gets reduced, not the width. I've no idea why this happens ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  15. I didn't notice the thumbnails before Sami! :up:You must of bought the same book I did on HTML. Kinda like "hello world".

  16. Originally posted by mimi_s_mum:

    Here's my contribution with a "No Table minimalist" approach

    That's nice Mimi :up: There sure are number of possibilities ๐Ÿ™‚ I wonder if you could adjust the img width for that on CSS template instead of writing it for each image?The idea why I chose table is that table is forced to fit into page width and image width is actually related to cell width. Therefore no need to calculate and change the image width every time according to number of images on a row.I kind of abandoned HTML tables for years and now discovered them again, thanks to Lorenzo Celsi :up: Tables have certain advantages compared to other approaches.Originally posted by Frlmnk:

    I didn't notice the thumbnails before Sami!

    I added them afterwards.Originally posted by Frlmnk:

    You must of bought the same book I did on HTML.

    I don't recall reading any books, only examples and specifications on the Web. I've done these things for years, so HTML is very familiar. But with CSS I still have lot to learn.

  17. Originally posted by serola:

    if you could adjust the img width for that on CSS template instead of writing it for each image?

    Done ๐Ÿ˜‰
    HTML

    <ul class="nobullets"><li class="pgim"><a href="ALBUM PAGE"><img src="THUMNAIL LOCATION" alt="TITLE"></a></li> ... </ul>

    CSS(for 7 thumbnails per row)

    .pgim7 {border:5px solid #F8F8F8; margin:2px; float:left; width:74px;}

    Originally posted by serola:

    The idea why I chose table is that table is forced to fit into page width and image width is actually related to cell width

    Ah, that's the difference between yours and mine in vertically tiled pages! See:

    (Note: mine is moved over yours to emphasise the difference)

    I can't say which is more preferable. Each probably has pros and cons.

  18. At least I need to make those borders around pictures smaller because they make images look really tiny :left:

  19. :doh: why cross my splits?CSS vs. HTML is no big diference to me, but apparently what does and doesn't work inside this box does. Can't span the difference in a coracle these days. Message me the lecture if you care to. :bye:

  20. Originally posted by Frlmnk:

    Message me the lecture if you care to.

    I probably post that here on blog if I find time to do that. In short the idea of CSS is to separate the style from the structure. So, nowadays HTML is only used for the document structure, whereas CSS is used to define how each part of the document should be presented (font size, alignment, color, background, exact location etc.).

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