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.

5 Comments:

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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