Fantasy Canopies

By Pete | @kingpetey | 19 Aug 2014

Canopies play a big role in our daily lives but they are often overlooked. They also have been present in some of the most iconic film and TV sets and scenes. Clovis Canopies have created this infographic to illustrate just some of the scenes and sets that they have been present in. From the magical world of Hogwarts in Harry Potter, to Louisiana in the dark and mysterious True Detective.
Fictional Canopies
Canopies Content by Clovis Canopies a leading manufacturer of outdoor canopies and shelters for schools, hospitals and commercial premises.

Here are a selection of great OS X shortcuts:

cmd + shift + 3 - screenshot
cmd + shift + 3 - cropped screenshot
cmd + shift + 3 then press spacebar will crop the screenshot around the current window

ctrl + cmd + space - full emoji keyboard

cmd + ~ - switches between windows in same application

shift + option when changing volume uses quarter increments

cmd + option + shift + V - paste & match text formatting

cmd + space - shows spotlight

cmd + H - hides active application

cmd + opt + H - hides all windows not in focus

alt + backspace - delete a whole word instead of a letter at a time

control + command + power (eject) - system restart

cmd + shift + i (from a Safari or Chrome) - creates a new email with the URL of the page you were visiting in the body

control + d - replicates the ‘Delete’ key from non-mac keyboards

option + right click on a dock app to show force quit

option + click on wifi icon in menu bar to show wireless speed, strength and other useful details

Thanks to reddit.com/r/apple for some of these.

Do you realize that cable TV monthly expenses eat a considerable part of your monthly earnings. Generally, these run down to as much as $100, while you watch only few of the shows. To be able to add only the premium channels to the cart, still isn't possible. Do you think, watching cable TV is old school when you can easily download or stream the movies and TV series from paid subscriptions such as Netflix, Amazon Fire TV and Hulu.

But these days, people are going one step further and they use BitTorrent to view anything for free. Wondering what it is? BitTorrent is a file sharing network that allows people to share large files among the computers. These files might be videos, movies, music or computer programs. Don't be in a hurry to download it yet! There is much more to it.

When you download a TV series or movie from iTunes, the computer makes a single connection with the iTunes computer. But when you try to open the BitTorrent on your computer, your computer connects to a network of several other computers. In turn they become giant computing teams. When you download the movie using BitTorrent program, it locate all the computers that have the same movie and then reassemble the pieces in the movie format. It is more like zillion packages being delivered to your doorstep with the super-fast robot, the BitTorrent to unpack and then assemble them.

No No, it is not that simple! Now that your system is a part of the team of BitTorrent, the tiny pieces of the movie files are available to send to other computers that request the movie. So, in short you not only download but also upload the files. Hang on! The real catch isn't this.

The team that you are a part of now is not a protected or moderated in any way. As your computer is connected to other computer networks, it makes it susceptible to hacking and viruses. Remember, the movie is free for taking and so are your bank account details. Just to save few dollars, you might end up losing the lifetime savings. The other thing you need to keep your system protected is a good Antivirus system. To save money you must check http://www.voucherbin.co.uk/ and find promotional codes to get discounts.

The other problem is that this platform of sharing is not legal. Yes, you read it right. It is illegal to use BitTorrent. Technically, it is fine to share your own files, but in case the file is the latest movie or episode of popular TV series, you might end up in problem. Remember, both downloading and uploading copyright material is illegal and a criminal offense.

So, before you give to the temptation to download using BitTorrent, weigh both the pros and cons of entering this arena. It is best to look for codes for Netflix.

Now that you understand the major pros and cons, enter at your own risk. Just consider this: When you BitTorrent a movie, you are not only downloading, you are also uploading. Free stuff comes in, and free stuff goes out.  Are you prepared to give as much or more than you receive?

Interacting with Shrewsbury Town Council will soon be quicker and easier after councillors approved plans for a new website.

At a meeting of the Finance & General Purposes committee on Monday [4 AUG] members appointed Shrewsbury based company, The Web Orchard, to re-design the existing site following a robust selection process.

The brief was to make the existing website simpler to use, and more responsive, ensuring that visitors will be able to find what they are looking for within a few clicks.

The new site will be built using responsive technology to recognise which type of device people are using and adjust accordingly.

The design of the previous website, which is five years old, was found to be outdated and difficult to navigate, particularly on mobile and tablet devices. The new design will remove some large blocks of text and replace these with clear icons guiding users to the pages they need.

Work on the new website, which will sit on the existing platform at www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk, is already underway, with a prototype due to be presented to councillors in October.

Councillor Alan Mosley said:  “Soon after taking over the leadership of the Council we recognised that our website was outdated and, as part of our revised Communications Strategy, we resolved to change it to something more fit for purpose.  We want a website that will allow the Council to get closer to its residents, one that is more open and accessible and user friendly for all types of devices.

“The re-designed site will be attractive and informative, while giving opportunities for feedback and consultation with residents.  We want the new website to link with all our partners as we work together at putting Shrewsbury first.”

Pete White, director at The Web Orchard added: "We're delighted to be selected to re-build the Shrewsbury Town Council website and are already busy working on the project. There are some interesting challenges that we are looking forward to tackling."

Shrewsbury based website developers The Web Orchard are pleased to announce today, their Platinum level sponsorship of the fifth annual ShropGeek (R)Evolution Conference - which is taking place this September.

The exciting and lively ShropGeek (R)Evolution Conference will see more than 200 people from all over the web-world, join together for a very unique full-day web conference in Shropshire's stunning county town. Entrepreneurs and business professionals will combine their varied backgrounds and internet experiences, to share what makes things faster, stronger and better when it comes to anything world wide web!

2014 will mark the conference's fifth year of successful operation - and it will be the first year that The Web Orchard have pledged Platinum sponsorship.

Speaking of the support which The Web Orchard will be providing this year, Pete White said "We may be a rural county and away from the busy life of the cities, but Shropshire has just as much to offer in terms of web and commercial opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs. There are so many people here in Shropshire that are making real successes of the web, for example full-time Bloggers right through to substantial companies - and the ShropGeek conference aims to celebrate these achievements, as well as provide professional development for those who attend."

The ShropGeek (R)Evolution conference is being held at Shrewsbury's Conference Centre and is taking place on Friday 26th September 2014. The special event is delivered and organised by national industry-recognised experts - and the primary aim is to support the UK's digital community. Shropshire people with a passion and interest for the web, are encouraged to consider attending this year.

Platinum sponsors, The Web Orchard, have recently completed new websites for clients including Shropshire Fire and Rescue and Telford Shopping Centre. They are a Drupal specialist and Pete White is also a professional blogger, as well as Editor of the popular Love Shrewsbury website. For further information on the ShropGeek conference, visit: http://2014.shropgeek-revolution.co.uk

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