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Nature Deficit Disorder and Technology Addiction

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Too little time in nature causes us to become irritable, frustrated, and less able to cope with stress. Even in small doses, exposure to nature can measurably improve our psychological and physical health.

“The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need.” Source : Richard Louv, author of ‘Last Child in the Wood’s, ‘The Nature Principle’,and “Get Your Mind Dirty”.

This post was inspired by Tonya’s ‘back packing kids’ blog at this link where she writes about technology addiction in adults and children.   A good, honest, down to earth, not lengthy read.

Heard on TV

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

(Law and Order) : guillotine choke

Adding German Umlaut accent marks to text

Friday, March 6th, 2009
  1. The umlaut accent marks are found on the upper and lower case vowels Ä ä Ë ë Ï ï Ö ö Ü ü Ÿ ÿ 
  2. On a Mac, hold down Opt while typing the letter to create characters with umlaut accent marks. 
  3. Under Windows hold down ALT while typing the appropriate number code on your numeric keypad to create characters with umlaut accent marks.For Windows, the number codes for the upper case letters are:
    Ä 0196
    Ë 0203
    Ï 0207
    Ö 0214
    Ü 0220
    Ÿ 0159

    For Windows, the number codes for the lower case letters are:
    ä 0228
    ë 0235
    ï 0239
    ö 0246
    ü 0252
    ÿ 0255


  4. In HTML, to create umlaut accent marks type the & (ampersand symbol) then the letter (A, e, etc.), then the letters uml, then ; (semicolon) such as:
    & euml; (no space) for ë
    & Uuml; (no space) for Ü 


  1. In HTML the characters with umlaut accent marks may appear smaller than surrounding text. You might want to enlarge the font for just those characters under some circumstances. 
  2. Under Windows, don’t use the numbers at the top of keyboard. Use the numeric keypad and be sure Num Lock is turned ON. 
  3. Some programs may have special keystrokes for creating diacriticals, such as umlaut accent marks. See the application manual or help files if these keystrokes don’t work for umlaut accent marks.