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Experienced technical writer in the area of technology, computers, science, and engineering.  Writing about difficult technical subjects to allow most readers to understand simple instructions has been this writers specialty for over 15 years.  Allen has worked for several major technology and engineering organizations during the last 20 years.  He hopes to bring enlightenment and hope to readers of his articles who are trying to attempt difficult tasks for the first time. 
Technical topics along with personal interests will be covered here on infobarrel.

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Technology
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
How to Play an AVCHD Video File on Apple TV

Listed are the steps for playing an AVCHD video file on an AppleTV. AVCHD video files have the .MTS extension. Many popular camcorders such as Cannon, Sony, and Panasonic use the AVCHD video compression on their camcorders. Use these steps to convert the files to Apple TV format.

Technology
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
How To Use an Engineering Scale

An engineering scale is a useful tool in determining distances on blueprint and construction drawing details. Engineering drawings are typically drawn at a standard scale. The engineer's ruler is used to measure details using these simple steps.

Travel & Places
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
5 Things to Do in Chattanooga Tennessee

The revitalized southern Tennessee city of Chattanooga has many things to do along the popular waterfront area and on the ridges surround town. In the 1990's Chattanooga became a popular place with Tennesseans and visitors to the area when the Tennessee Aquarium was built on the shores of the Tennessee River. Since then, many shops, hotels and restaurants have been built to meet the demands of the many regional events and tourists who visit the area.

Entertainment
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
5 Rides That Should Be Built at Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida has many great rides and attractions, but a few more rides would be a welcome addition. See the 5 rides that should be built in Disney World. Find out what parks would benefit from new rides in the future and why.

Travel & Places
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
5 Advantages of Booking a Hotel Online

There are true advantages to booking a hotel stay online. See 5 advantages for booking a hotel room online. Not only can making reservations online save money, but there are other advantages as well.

Home & Garden
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
Ways to Increase Chlorine in a Swimming Pool

For many swimming pools, chlorine is the main chemical used to keep the algae and bacteria out of the water. Keeping the level of chlorine high enough is a constant challenge. There are several ways to keep the chlorine levels up explained here.

Technology
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
How to Format a MicroSD Card

Most computers and memory card readers are not set up to directly format a microSD card. Find out the easiest way to format, read and write to a microSD memory card using any computer.

Technology
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
How to Download and Play Free eBooks on a Nook Tablet

Sites to find free ePub and eBooks for a Nook Tablet. There are many different free book titles available for the Nook in both ePub and .PDF format. There are many sources including those that specialize in timeless literary classics to libraries of new releases available for loan.

Home & Garden
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
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Solar Sun Rings Review

A replacement for a bulky pool blanket is multiple solar sun rings. The solar sun rings were reviewed to see if they live up to claims for raising the pool temperature. See what the results of the solar ring review of wind, sun, and storage are and if they are right for your pool.

Technology
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
Checklist for Launching a New Website

Making sure all the website pages and links are correct is best practice before launching a website. Avoid dreaded website errors in Google Webmaster tools, by checking a list of details before submitting the website to Google and other search engines.

Home & Garden
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
How to Seal Cracks in an Asphalt Driveway

Keeping asphalt cracks sealed is a necessary task to extend the life of driveway pavement. Water will flow into the cracks further destroying the asphalt material. Crack sealant will help to seal the top of the asphalt, if repaired properly.

Home & Garden
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
How to Place a Downspout Extension

By using downspout extensions, drainage improvements around basement walls and foundations will improve by keeping damaging water away from the structure. Use either pre-made flexible downspout extensions, available in black, brown, and green, aluminium extensions to match the downspouts or 4" flexible non-perforated pipe with an connector from the downspout.

Home & Garden
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
Outdoor Built In Grills

An outdoor built in grill adds style and functionality to a backyard outdoor living space. Drop in grills allow creative design choices for stone or granite counter tops with a stonework base. The outdoor built in grill market includes units that will cook using infrared heat, charcoal, electric, propane, or natural gas.

Home & Garden
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
Guide For Finding a Leak in a Pool

Finding a leak in a pool is a big problem. With this guide for determining if there is a leak and where to look for a swimming pool leak, homeowners can save time and money by avoiding an expensive pool expert.

Business & Money
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
Fighting Back Against Medical Bill Collections Errors

Removing medical items from a credit report that are the result of billing errors is a difficult process, but in the end your credit score will improve if you are successful. Fight back against bad medical billing and delete negative items from your credit report using these steps.

Health
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
What is a Nasal Pillow

What is a nasal pillow? For CPAP users, nasal pillows may provide the comfort and sleep desired from a CPAP machine. They were designed as an alternative to traditional CPAP masks.

Auto
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
How to Replace a Chevy Uplander Front Turn Signal

Changing a front turn signal light on a Chevy Uplander minivan is a little challenging, but can save a little money by avoiding an automotive repair shop. Replacing the front turn signal requires removal of the headlight assembly. These are the steps to replacing the turn signal lamp.

Business & Money
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
Inventors Tips for Filing a US Patent Application

Individual inventors can take advantage of a great idea by filing a patent for their invention. There are some great special programs for inventors and small businesses who wish to file a patent application that can save money and expedite the process.

Home & Garden
by Allen Douglas
6 years ago
How to Replace a Skuttle Air Cleaner Filter

Skuttle high efficiency air filter owners can save money by replacing the filter media themselves. HVAC service calls cost between $60 and $150, but Skuttle HEPA replacement filters are typically available for less than $30.

Lifestyle
by Allen Douglas
8 years ago
Birthday Present Ideas For a 9 Year Old Boy

Nine year old boys and birthday parties are made for each other. Boys that are 9 are still young enough to enjoy the pleasures of being a kid, but they are old enough to do the little things that can make hosting a party much easier than when they...

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