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Living a Creative Life

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What does it mean to live a creative life? It means looking for new and better ways to live from day to day and year to year, rather than going along on automatic or doing what everyone else around you is doing. It means applying that brainpower to more than just paying the bills and winning those video games – and more than even creative thinking or writing.

For example, the usual approach to the problem of survival in a modern economy is to get a job. One’s creative impulses are usually limited to finding the “right” job and doing the things necessary or helpful to getting hired. But a person that is living a more creative life would approach this in an entirely different way. How? That depends on the person, and we can’t call it creativity if it is just a formula. But an example might give us an idea of a different way to think about this part of life.

Instead of looking for a job, a truly creative person could ask the question, “Do I really need a job?” or even the more fundamental question, “Do I really need money to survive?” Both of these questions will inspire different ideas about how to pay the bills and live in society – if they are pursued with an open mind.

There are many ways to make money that don’t require employment by a company. I have met people who pay the rent collecting returnable cans off the streets and from the garbage around the town they live in. I have had friends who made a living just working for individuals in whatever capacity they needed help, without ever having to fill out a job application. Others sell their handicrafts in parks and on street corners in major cities. I read a book by a man who started investing in real estate straight out of high school (and even while in it), and never worked a job in his life. Day traders and artists and prospectors have all found ways to make money – sometimes more than a job would have paid.

So there are options that can be explored. And as for the question about whether a person needs money to live in society, it doesn’t have to suggest that money is unimportant. It can lead one to question how much money is really necessary, or rather how little is necessary if a person makes managing it and using it appropriately a higher priority than making more of it. Some people can make less than $ 10,000 annually in the United States – poverty by normal measures – and still pay all the bills – and travel the world once in a while. I have known some of them.

There are many ways to live. A friend once lived in a tent. Others I’ve met lived in a school bus in the desert. I have known people who take care of other people’s homes as a way to live without rent. Some people build their own homes and cabins. Others get jobs that include a place to live as part of the deal. Still others travel and work when they can, living in any way that they can as they go.

This challenging of common cultural assumptions doesn’t mean that to be creative you have to live under a bridge and perform with trained raccoons in the streets for tips. This kind of questioning is just a start. Many very creative and unconventional people live in normal homes and have normal jobs. But  they are not there just because that’s how it’s “supposed to be.” It just happens to work well for them at the time. Many of these same people spent some part of their life traveling or volunteering in other countries or living on a boat perhaps. But if they live a creative life, they actually explore all the options they have for jobs, homes, relationships, politics, and for every other aspect of their lives.

Copyright Steve Gillman. For more on living the Creative Life, as well as invention and business ideas, story starters, political and economic theories, deep thoughts, and a free course on how to have new ideas, visit :

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An internet radio station came to the tool crib and did interviews. Because it is streamed via webcam too, DeWalt wanted their logo in the background. It seems unfair to me, but Extreme Makeover Home Edition did not allow the DeWalt logo to be filmed even though they’d supplied 0,000 worth of tools.

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Take it easy in the downstairs guest room with a a wifi enabled 40" Sony with ski reports, internet radio and a private bathroom.


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How You Can Live A Greener Life

If you believe you can make a difference in the environment by changing how you live, there are plenty of things you can do. Making changes in your home and lifestyle is the best way to really make an impact. Some of the adjustments are simple and will become habits before you know it. In other cases, you have to make bigger investments and over time, you will see results. Start your changes by deciding just how much you want to do and budget for the changes. If you are ready to go all out, consider building a whole new house. You can work with a company that builds green modular homes. These factory homes allow you to live wherever you want and lead a life that leaves a relatively small global footprint. Building a new house is a big investment and takes time and patience, but working with the right company will make the experience run smoother. The best part is, you will see major returns in a short period of time once you have settled into your environmentally friendly space.

Those who want to stay in their current space can make change to their houses that are dramatic and major investments or are smaller and easy to handle. Major investments include installing solar panels to improve the heating and lighting in your home and using alternate sources of heating. Heating sources utilize alternative sources of fuel are a great way to create a greener space that can also save you money in the long run. You have more control over heating your house because you are completely in control of the fuel. Instead of relying on an off-site energy company, go off the grid and create your own heat. In some areas, you can even sell the energy you are not using back to the energy company.

A lot of families opt to make smaller changes in their home that may not be as noticeable at first, but over time the make less of an impact on the environment and they do save money. If you are looking for small changes to make in your home that will conserve energy and be gentler to the environment, consider installing a tankless water heater. This is going to cut down on your water bills and it will save gallons of water every time you do dishes, wash clothes or take a shower.

Most families have begun recycling and a lot of communities require residents to do so. Check the regulations in your area and then see if there are other ways you can recycle and reuse items in addition to what is required. In many cases, you can find other uses for items around your house instead of throwing them away. This saves you money on things and allows you to lessen the amount of trash your home generates.

Finally, cut back on what you buy. The less you buy, the less you waste, so trim your grocery bills and limit the amount of items you bring into your home. When you can, look for items with a limited amount of packaging so you are tossing less cardboard and plastic into your recycling bin.

Stewart Wrighter has noticed an increase of factory homes because it is cost-effective. He has noticed that green modular homes are more and more popular because they are cost- efficient as well as environmentally-friendly.


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Valerie & Chugga Chugga running the local radio station. Even I got on the air a couple times, though I didn’t have much to say. Carolyn went to sleep earlier that night, and I stayed up for several hours here. Cat Feather and Organbeard stopped by. It was an interesting scene. I mostly sat around and watched.

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Fogos em Montreal / Fireworks at Montreal

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Festival Internacional de Fogos de Montreal

L’International des Feux Loto-Québec, also known as the Montreal Fireworks Festival, is a major international fireworks competition. (It was formerly known as Le Mondial SAQ, and l’International Benson & Hedges.) It has been held yearly in La Ronde over the Dolphins lake, since 1985, and is named after its main sponsor, Loto-Québec. The display is hailed as the best and largest fireworks festival in the world. It hosts an estimated 3 million each year, with approximately 6,000 fireworks set off during each show.

Each summer, eight or nine pyrotechnical companies from different countries present a 30-minute long pyromusical show, competing for the Gold, Silver and Bronze Jupiters or trophies.

For the 20th anniversary in 2004, eight of the previous top competitors (all of whom had won the Gold Jupiter) were invited to fight for the unique Platinum Jupiter in June and July 2004, which was won in the end by the German company WECO.

The competition takes the form of a series of biweekly fireworks shows usually beginning in late June and ending in late July. The fireworks are synchronized to music which is also broadcast over a provincial radio station (RockDétente in 2005, Rythme FM 2006-onwards). Spectators can purchase tickets to have reserved seats in La Ronde: they can buy them on site, on-line or through the Admission group to obtain an exceptional view of the lower altitude display and the whole perspective. However, tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of people watch the fireworks for free from nearby locations.



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DVB Digital station logo subtitles into the system is pre-made icons or text message a good selection of MPEG-2TS plug into the flow of program Video Image, the television network company to achieve station logo, insert a business angle standard or subtitles. DVB digital station logo into an existing way to achieve three main types: subtitle mode, the whole series full explanation of the method, the local decoding method.

Which, subtitle the most simple way, without adding new equipment, disadvantage is STB Must support the subtitle decoding, and many special effects station sign subtitles can not be achieved.

Way the whole series all solution to the original analog station logo CG Improvement. Namely: the reduction of the current digital signal into an analog signal, analog sets standard way to join the CG station logo or title, then translate digital signals. This approach has the advantage of mature technology, low cost, disadvantage is the need to decode – the process of re-encoding, signal a loss.

Local codec is totally based on digital signal processing method. TS stream directly to the video to change the macro block pixel hybrid DCT frequency domain calculation, in the TS stream to station logo, flying characters, weather, angle standard, Animation , Back-up pictures embedded. Advantage is not treated, some of the original signal will not be any impact will not be signal loss, disadvantage is the higher skill level required, the higher the cost of the corresponding.

Coding algorithm essentially, through the process of compressing video signals. In the larger of the compression ratio will cause a small amount of signal loss. Is a lossy compression.

The station logo subtitles machine, the best approach is to insert a station logo or title of the regions of partial treatment, so that will not affect the overall quality of the picture. The whole solution in the whole series of products is once again the signal decoding and encoding, the process will lead to signal loss again. Especially the repeated “decoding – code”, the signal loss is particularly serious.

In addition, you can see from the chart, the Taiwan standard CG and encoder, multiplexer is a series of relationships. So, if TS stream full decode – re-encoding, the entire TS stream signal quality will depend on the encoder and the station logo in the coding performance subtitle machine both the weaker party. The general solution in the whole series products are mostly all options are based on server or IPC soft coding, the coding results are far inferior to the professional encoder. So, will result in decreased overall signal quality.

The following, on the whole series full explanation of the method, the local decoding means to achieve these two technologies means of a simple contrast.

Whole series full explanation of the method. ASI card inserted by way of industrial control computer, according to the number of configuration ASI card device can determine a way or a few road shows to station logo insert subtitles. To configure an ASI card, for example, processing steps are:

1.’s A way to input TS stream multiplexer.

2. On the need to insert a set of programs to decode.

3. The decoded analog signal station logo or title of the insert.

4. To complete the insertion of the analog signal to encode.

5. To complete the program and the other untreated into the program as a way to re-multiplexed TS stream. Output.

The device in achieving the station logo subtitle insertion, on the TS stream to demultiplex, multiplex, on the program within the TS stream to decode, encode. Because for each of the CAO can not be undermined, the price is the deadweight loss of the original signal quality. TS streams on the one way to select a set of programs for station logo subtitles into relatively simple. However, if you want to stream TS on a road all the programs from the station logo to insert subtitles and its treatment will be very complicated.

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Efficient Fpga Multiplier Used In Wireless Base Station (figure)

Based on WiMax and its derivatives in emerging broadband wireless standard protocol requires higher and higher throughput and data rate. These agreements made fast chip rate and digital radio processing program can use the FPGA hardware to achieve the best.

FPGA is very suitable Cooperation High-performance, cost-effective solutions to achieve these numbers in the physical layer protocol functions, as they include a wealth of resources:

1.DSP module can be used to achieve a variety of FIR filtering and FFT / IFFT operation of adders and multipliers required / accumulator functions;

2.SERDES transceiver, can support the wireless front-end and baseband digital board between the CPRI and OBSAI interface;

3. FPGA embedded RAM block important memory (EBR), can be used to store filter coefficients, perform block interleaving and FEC decoding to achieve (Turbo, Viterbi, Reed-Solomon, etc.);

4. Speed LVDSI / O, respectively, from the ADC and DAC support to a wide parallel interface. These converters are defined RF / analog functions and low-cost digital baseband logic between the boundaries. Interface, the higher the rate, low-cost FPGA solution that can integrate more statistics on the frequency / digital down conversion function.

This article focuses on the first resource that DSP multiplication module. Multiplication by reducing and optimizing DSP FFT and FIR in the module implementation, designers can minimize the use of resources to meet the throughput requirements under, allowing users to use the most cost-effective ready-made FPGA devices. The following four types of multipliers saving techniques in this introduction.

Functions for efficient complex multiplication WiMaxOFDM

WiMax system design, an important feature is to support orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). FPGA makes use of IFFT and FFT, respectively in the discrete time realization of OFDM transmitter and receiver become particularly vulnerable. Such as 802.16a and other agreements require 256 samples of the FFT. The 802.16e The agreement calls for a variety of FFT samples, or the flexibility to adjust the FFT samples to meet the dynamic channel and bandwidth requirements (Extensible OFDMA).

Complex multiplication In the implementation of the FFT 256 and 1024 samples, the Radix-4 structure can be the most efficient use of multipliers. FFT Algorithm 4 samples by multiplex Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) butterfly structure decomposition. For example, a 16-point FFT can be extracted by time, by taking or other related frequency decomposition method with two Radix-4DFT structure to achieve. Level 1 4 4 samples from the DFT composition, level 2 4 4 o’clock from the same DFT component. Since the output of each DFT requirements before the next level in the feed for the results presented provide three phases factors, so the first 1 and level 2 the phase factor between the needs of 9 9 complex multiplication.

First glance, the implementation of a complex multiplication requires four multipliers and two adder / subtractor. However, the expression can be re-written in another only three multipliers, three adders and two subtraction expression. It is noteworthy that the adder is the core logic in the FPGA implementation, using a rich bit by bit into bit mode (ripplemode) generic programmable logic unit (PLC) chip.

If D = Dr + jDi is the plural of data, C = Cr + jCi are complex coefficients, then the standard complex multiplication expression as follows:

E1: R = D * C = (Dr + jDi) * (Cr + jCi) = Rr + jRi (1)

Where Rr = Dr * Cr-Di * Ci, Ri = Dr * Ci + Di * Cr

These standards require the use of four multiplier expression. The expression can be re-order algebraic methods to:

E2: Rr = Dr * Cr-Di * Ci (2)

E3: Rr = Dr * Cr-Di * Ci +0 (3)

E4: Rr = Dr * Cr-Di * Ci + (Dr * Ci-Di * Cr) – (Dr * Ci-Di * Cr) (4)

E5: Rr = (Dr * Cr-Dr * Ci + Di * Cr-Di * Ci) + (Dr * Ci-Di * Cr) (5)

Complex expression is the result of the new:

E6: Rr = [(Dr + Di) * (Cr-Ci)] + (Dr * Ci-Di * Cr) (3 times multiplication) (6)

E7: Ri = Dr * Ci + Di * Cr (reuse the product from the Rr) (7)

Shown in Figure 1, the optimal complex multiplication can be three multipliers, three adders and two subtractor realized. It is noteworthy that, in the FPGA, the addition / subtraction module relative die area used is less than 18 Ã? 18 multiplier module.

Figure 1: The 4 and 3 multipliers of complex multiplication.

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