Thursday, December 08, 2005

handy hint of the day

Here's something useful I learned today for all you techy geeky boys.

If you get something electronic delivered in a sealed plastic wrapper, let the thing warm up to room temperature before you open it, otherwise you will get condensation forming on the copper bits.

I equate this fact to the goldfish rule you should always follow. If you buy a fish in a plastic bag of water, put the whole bag in the pond for a while before letting out the fish. This lets the bag water slowly equalise to the pond water temperature and avoids giving your new fish a shock and killing it. Luckily you don't need to worry about getting condensation on your new fish.


Anonymous Grace said...

Is this handy hint aimed at your techy, geeky husband of yours by any chance??

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Grace said...

Sorry nick...

5:20 PM  
Blogger rach said...

Actually I have lots of techy geeky friends, thank you very much.

(Should I be so proud of this?)

5:21 PM  
Blogger OboeJane said...

Here's one for you, then: always let your photocopy/printer paper warm up in the same room before loading it in. Otherwise your copier/printer gets a shock. As would you if you were stuffed full of cold paper.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous ros said...

From watching that bizzare "wee scottish wifey" programme 'trade secrets' on Sunday (sad i know) i learned that, rather than fix your windows, the answer to all condensation problems can be solved by rubbing the cut half of a potato on the glass. One for anna bananas me thinks!

1:56 PM  

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