InfolificInfolific http://infolific.com We write. You learn. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:47:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Successful IT Operations http://infolific.com/technology/project-management/successful-it-operations/ Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:47:41 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/project-management/successful-it-operations/ Bill Vass, CIO of Sun Microsystems took some time to relate 10 essentials for successful IT operations. The list appeared in the October 1, 2005 issue of CIO Magazine. Here they are. Open systems succeed. Proprietary systems fail in the long run. Separate logical layers. [...]

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Funny Workout Pictures http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/fitness/funny-workout-pictures/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:46:32 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/fitness/funny-workout-pictures/ Some humor for those of you who like (or at least often think about) working out.

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Software Engineering http://infolific.com/technology/careers/software-engineering/ Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:45:57 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/careers/software-engineering/ I've just about finished reading Steve McConnell's Professional Software Development book. I'm far enough in to the book to know that I'm not going to get nearly as much out of it as I did from Code Complete. Which isn't to say that there isn't [...]

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Dealing With the Death of Your Dog http://infolific.com/pets/dogs/dealing-with-the-death-of-your-dog/ Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:44:37 +0000 George Vinci http://infolific.com/pets/dogs/dealing-with-the-death-of-your-dog/ As an owner, you must be ready to face the eventual death of your beloved pet. However much you think you have prepared yourself, when the time comes to say good-bye, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the intensity of your grief, even if it [...]

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Bicycle Gears: Often Poorly Understood Making For a Tougher Ride http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/biking/bicycle-gears-explained/ Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:42:40 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/biking/bicycle-gears-explained/ Bicycle gears are designed to allow the rider to choose from different levels of pedaling difficulty, therefore enabling a slow moving hill climb while maintaining a high pedaling cadence. Likewise, the gears allow for higher speeds during a descent. Simply put, by adjusting the gears [...]

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Jaw Thrust: Best Suited When a Neck or Spine Injury Is Suspected http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/first-aid/jaw-thrust/ Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:41:20 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/first-aid/jaw-thrust/ Having to deal with a major life threatening emergency is always stressful and it can become even more so if the casualty is suspected of having suffered a neck injury. If the person is unconscious one of the most important things to do is to [...]

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Climb the Famous Winding Stairs in Traer, Iowa http://infolific.com/travel/usa/famous-winding-stairs/ Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:40:45 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/famous-winding-stairs/ It's not often you can walk all over something that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But that's exactly what folks do on the famous Winding Stairs on Main Street in Traer, Iowa. The 23-step iron staircase was fashioned in 1894 for the [...]

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Charlevoix, Michigan: 26 Mushroom-Shaped Buildings to See http://infolific.com/travel/usa/charlevoix/ Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:37:25 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/charlevoix/ Each year, our travel plans include a stop in Charlevoix, Michigan, home to art galleries, gift shops, cafes — and mushroom buildings. Yes, you read correctly! Charlevoix features 26 unusual residential and commercial buildings designed and built by Earl Young, a local architect and real [...]

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3 Major Pitfalls to Avoid when Taking Personal Loans http://infolific.com/money-management/pitfalls-of-personal-loans/ Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:12:48 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/money-management/pitfalls-of-personal-loans/ Personal loans are a great financial tool that could provide Malaysians with quick relief in times of financial need. You can apply personal loans towards a wide variety of financial needs without having to worry about misappropriation of funds. The best part is that personal [...]

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Chipmunk Pictures http://infolific.com/leisure/nature-photography/chipmunk-pictures/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:36:39 +0000 Clayton Schug http://infolific.com/leisure/nature-photography/chipmunk-pictures/ Small woodland creatures have a built-in cuteness factor that you won't find in other creatures. Even though they're common, it's still fun to take pictures of them. And sometimes the angle is just right that they look even cuter than normal. Chipmunks certainly score fairly [...]

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Find Time for Scuba Diving and Reduce Stress http://infolific.com/leisure/scuba-diving/dive-and-reduce-stress/ Sun, 27 Nov 2016 18:34:12 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/leisure/scuba-diving/dive-and-reduce-stress/ It’s so easy to get caught up in the everyday pressures of life that we often forget to do the things we love. Allocating time for yourself is crucial in overall mental and physical health as it allows you to unwind and rejuvenate. So, if [...]

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Emporia, Kansas: First to Observe Veteran's Day http://infolific.com/travel/usa/emporia-honors-veterans/ Sat, 26 Nov 2016 18:30:05 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/emporia-honors-veterans/ I can't think of a better place to pay tribute to America's veterans than my hometown of Emporia, Kansas. Located in east-central Kansas, Emporia first observed Veterans Day — or as we often call it, All Veterans Day — a full year ahead of everyone [...]

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Chinchilla Harness by Setco Enterprises http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-harness-by-setco-enterprises/ Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:29:25 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-harness-by-setco-enterprises/ This is a note from Rick of Secto Enterprises about a chinchilla harness he's developed. We haven't used this harness, but if you're determined to use one, Rick might have the best solution for you. I have developed a Chinchilla Harness that is lightweight, “quick [...]

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Outlook Still Better Than Thunderbird http://infolific.com/technology/software-worth-using/outlook-still-better-than-thunderbird/ Thu, 24 Nov 2016 18:28:49 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/software-worth-using/outlook-still-better-than-thunderbird/ The philosophy behind portable applications appeals to so much that I spend a lot of time evaluating replacements for the non-portable software that I use. Most recently I decided to give Mozilla's Thunderbird a try to see if it was good enough to replace Outlook. [...]

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The Comfortable and Charming Historic Gage Hotel in Marathon, Texas http://infolific.com/travel/usa/historic-gage-hotel/ Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:26:52 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/historic-gage-hotel/ After roughing it in Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas, I especially enjoyed the comfortable and charming Gage Hotel in tiny Marathon. In 1927, businessman Alfred Gage built the elegant adobe hotel. But he died the same year, and the hotel fell into disrepair. [...]

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Baby Chinchilla Questions http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/baby-chinchilla-questions/ Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:26:14 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/baby-chinchilla-questions/ We got a note from one our readers with some questions, but the issues with the baby chinchilla are unfortunately out of our league. If anyone has suggestions for this reader, please comment at the bottom. We bought two chinchillas 2 weeks ago and were [...]

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Drive the San Juan Scenic Skyway in Colorado http://infolific.com/travel/usa/san-juan-scenic-skyway/ Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:26:14 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/san-juan-scenic-skyway/ It's no wonder this southwest-Colorado route was one of the National Forest Service's first Scenic Byways. To call the San Juan Skyway one of America's most scenic drives may be an understatement. This 232-mile loop through the San Juan Mountains passes through a majestic landscape [...]

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Chinchilla Dust Bath http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-dust-bath/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:24:33 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-dust-bath/ Chinchillas have dense fur. Over time, oils and moisture collect in the fur. In the wild, chinchillas have no way to clean their fur other than to roll around in volcanic ash which acts as an absorbent. Chinchillas do not go into water. Nor should [...]

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Safari Clothing and Gear http://infolific.com/travel/africa/safari-clothing-and-gear/ Sun, 20 Nov 2016 18:23:03 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/travel/africa/safari-clothing-and-gear/ It's been fun preparing for my safari trip to Botswana. It's also been rather expensive although I admittedly didn't show all that much self-restraint when it came to buying clothes and gear specific to this trip. The trip is super-expensive already so what's a few [...]

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Complete List of Tropica Plants http://infolific.com/pets/freshwater-aquariums/tropica-plants/ Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:36:30 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/pets/freshwater-aquariums/tropica-plants/ Complete List of Tropica Plants was originally published on Infolific. All rights reserved.

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Pressure Related Injuries: Most Commonly A Result of Not Following Diving Protocol http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/first-aid/pressure-related-injuries/ Sat, 19 Nov 2016 18:20:23 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/first-aid/pressure-related-injuries/ Being underwater increases the pressure on the body and on all the organs of the body. As a result, pressure related injuries most often occur in scuba diving or skin diving when the proper safety precautions aren't taken and the proper procedures aren't followed. Squeeze [...]

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Stunning Red Rocks at Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah http://infolific.com/travel/usa/kodachrome-basin-state-park/ Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:19:59 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/kodachrome-basin-state-park/ Most folks know all about Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park. But virtually right next door, little-known Kodachrome Basin State Park offers red-rock formations that not even its more-popular neighbor can match. Kodachrome Basin is known for its colorful sandstone spires called “sand pipes”. Nearly 70 [...]

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Coral Reef Ecology http://infolific.com/pets/coral-reef-life/coral-reef-ecology/ Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:17:05 +0000 Travis Burke http://infolific.com/pets/coral-reef-life/coral-reef-ecology/ Coral reefs are home to an incredibly diverse range of organisms, in many cases living at densities that far exceed those found in other aquatic habitats. This is despite the fact that, in most cases, corals live in waters with low levels of nutrients. The [...]

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Freshwater Aquarium Plants for Trade http://infolific.com/pets/freshwater-aquariums/plants-for-sale-trade/ Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:54:11 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/pets/freshwater-aquariums/plants-for-sale-trade/ These are the freshwater aquarium plants I have for trade (or sale if you insist). If you have plants you'd like to trade for any of the ones shown below, send me a PM through the GTA Aquaria Forum. These are examples of my plants [...]

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Chemical Defense Mechanisms Used By Freshwater Fish http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/chemical-defenses/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:16:22 +0000 Max Lepley http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/chemical-defenses/ Several groups of animals produce poisons, either to use as venom to subdue their prey or for protection against their own predators, or even both. Poison arrow frogs are particularly notorious for their potent chemical defenses. But whereas a number of marine fishes use chemicals [...]

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