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If you are interested in maintaining your CD’s in working condition, you must pay some attention to the procedures for proper maintenance which will make them last an increased length of time and play better. You may be building up a personal collection of CD’s or you may be making copies to use, but it is advisable that you learn you should care for your discs.

It is essential that you should not forget the specific components and materials that have gone into the production of the CD. There are inner layers made of metals which are compatible with optical options and laser reading, as well as outer layers including adhesives which protect the disc. The designers of CD have built them with specific insulation against cold and heat, and with a life span of up to hundred years. However if proper care is not given the discs could be spoilt.

The primary precaution to protect your CD’s is to put them away in a place of safety. The protective layers of the CD are where the tracks are recorded and therefore should not be removed by scratching. Scratching not only damages and removes the protective layer itself but also the metal that is under. With such a scratch, the data recorded in the tracks is lost.

At the same time keeping your CD’s clean is a priority. Various materials are to be found that will enable you to clean your CD’s without damaging or scratching them. If your CD seems to have been giving some trouble and it has not been kept in safe storage, you should rectify the matter as quickly as possible by cleaning it and preventing the loss of data.

In addition to damage being caused to the CD by it being out of its case, touching can also cause harm. The recommendation is to hold your CD’s from their outside edge or at the holes in the middle. These empty spaces contain no information and so there will not be adverse effects caused by grease, dirt or any other substance getting lodged in the area for data. If by any chance you happen to touch the inside section of the CD, you should not neglect to clean it thoroughly to keep grease away.

If you have built a collection of CD’s for yourself, you will have to be careful about what goes onto and inside your CD’s. For instance a permanent marker should never be used to write on CD’s. For labelling purposes this might seem an easy option, or you may even use a cheap design to label the CD. However the chemical in the marker ink absorbs oxygen which in time causes damage to the protective layers, allowing the deposit of dirt and other injurious substances, and eventually causing loss of data.

For the optimum maintenance of your CD’s whether they are part of your personal collection or part of your stock for duplicate sales, the simple care of the discs should always be foremost in your mind. This will ensure your discs are dirt free and longer lasting providing you with access to enjoy all your music etc.

Having poker parties is one of the countries favorite pastimes. It’s a time when friendships are formed and good times are had. One of the most important ingredients in a good poker party is the food. There are numerous choices when it comes to the type and style of poker party foods that a host can serve the guests.

One type of food that is a favorite at the poker table is sandwiches with chips and dips. There are a lot of things one can do with bread, some condiments, and some meat and cheese. A popular option is to let quest prepare their own sandwich the way they want it. Just have everything out and offer different types of meats and breads and cheeses, have some lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes already sliced and ready.

With the chips just get several types maybe some bbq flavored or sour cream and onion as well as regular flavored chip and maybe some corn chips. Supply pre made dips or make your own its up to you but one of my favorite dip recipes is this:

  • Cindy’s cheese dip
  • 1 block velveta cheese
  • 1 can of rotel (if you want spice get the hot rotel)

Melt cheese over low heat then add rotel once cheese is melted. If it’s to thick add a quarter cup of milk and stir in keep adding until you get the right consistency that suits you. You can also cook this in a crock pot. Just add all ingredients turn on low and let melt and be sure to stir it every so often. This makes a lot so it’s great to refrigerate and use on nachos another day.

The drinks served are just as important as the poker party foods. Everything from alcohol to soda pops can be served. Alcohol tends to be a favorite beverage at a large number of poker parties. Iced tea is another good choice because it can be served sweet or unsweetened with lemon or without. If you do decide have alcohol just drink responsibly. One of my favorite drinks is simple to make and a tart tangy treat.

  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 7 ounces orange juice (I prefer the natural orange)
  • 2 ounce cranberry juice
  • Put ice in glass and add all ingredients and stir.
  • If you don’t like a strong drink you can cut down on the vodka and substitute with the orange juice.

A great poker party idea for decorations is poker themed plates to serve your party poker food on. There are several places online to order from. One example is a website called partythemeshop.com. They offer a large selection of poker party supplies at good prices too. Just have fun and be creative with your poker party ideas and be sure to serve great tasting poker party foods and drinks and your poker party will be a success.