Why one should never put anything warm into a refrigerator. I’ve known that for a long time but I didn’t know why. Yesterday I was reading an Annabel Langbein cookbook which had a sidenote explaining why. Apparently if you attempt to refrigerate before cooling the mixture will chill on the outside but not the centre and bacteria build-up is possible.
Why one should take the battery out of a laptop if it is to be kept plugged into the mains. My laptop battery is failing after less than two years and, when trying to find a replacement, I came across the advice that I should never leave the battery in the laptop when using it, in effect, as a desktop. The battery should be charged over 50% and taken out and stored in a cool dry place. It should be used/recharged about every 4 weeks because a battery left on its own still consumes some of its own power. So now (if I ever manage to find a replacement battery for my Mesh/MSI laptop) I shall obey those instructions and hope for a longer life for the next battery.
Why Opera is a great web browser. I have been using Opera for about a month. I also use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Windows Explorer 8. Generally I use Firefox for blogs. The reason I use different browsers is that when I have different accounts open I can use a separate browser for each account. However I discovered that Opera has a mail utility as part of the browser. I would venture to suggest that it is far superior to Outlook Express (which is no longer available with Windows 7), Mozilla Thunderbird and Windows Live Mail. And I mean superior by a huge margin. Particularly if you have multiple mail accounts you access on POP then I think it is worth a look.