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Free Apps

These free cross-platform apps can be viewed on mobiles, tablets and desktop computers. They are based on web technology and are compatible with any operating system with a browser. You could also call them enhanced e-books or applets....

To start with there is a wild food foraging guide and a creativity and problem solving guide.

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The Foraging Companion Home Guide

The Foraging Companion Home Guide

This printable guide is designed as a handy standard paper sized reference guide. It is densely packed with important facts on over 300 wild and naturalised edible plants, with more in-depth information on about 50 plants, and much more.

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Problem solving simplex

Problem Solving and Design

Why is problem solving and design often lumped together? I think Herbert Simon hit the nail on the head with this quote:

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones

Herbert Simon

A problem is simply a situation we would prefer to be different, as is an object we design - we want one which suits our (or someone else's) purpose better. So we design a way to get from here (less desirable) to there (more desirable). That makes everyone a designer.

In this post find out how to use a structured approach to problem solving.

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Mobile Foraging Guide and Hedgerow Herbal

Introducing the iOS Foraging App

At last this long awaited Mobile Foraging Companion is finally available for the iPhone® on the App Store℠.

The guide is available in two versions - for temperate North America and for temperate Europe. Designed as a handy reference guide.

It is densely packed with important facts on over 300 wild and naturalised edible plants, with more in-depth information on about 50 plants, and much more.

Comprehensive, yet concise, you won't find more relevant information with such a small foot print anywhere else, and ready at your finger's tip.

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pixels and resolution

The Simple Guide to Pixels, Resolution and dpi

There is some confusion over the meaning of pixels, resolution and dots per inch (dpi). Pixels and resolution are closely linked and relate to the screen or monitor, as well as images and other material displayed on them, whereas dpi relate to printable material.

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same azimuth for the sun and full moon six months apart

Solar Site Design

If you want to design a building or a site for optimum solar placement, or want to install a solar power system, you need to know if the sun will be shaded out by surrounding structures or trees in the winter months. In the winter you can simply look at the sun's position to see how high it is above the horizon. But what do you do if you are designing the site or want to install some panels in the summer. Will they still get the sun later in the year?

You can use the moon to find out. How?

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