The Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker Creates Big Sound Anywhere it Goes

When I asked my husband what he wanted for Christmas this year, he didn’t hesitate for more than a minute before he said a Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker. I was actually very impressed that he came up with such a great gift idea so quickly. Usually, he is very indecisive or says something like “you know what I like.” After doing a bit of research, I understand exactly why the hubby wants this popular electronic gift for Christmas.

With a Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker you can Take your Tunes with You

The first thing I noticed about the Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker is it comes with Bluetooth technology. Why is this important? Well, it means that you can connect your smartphone, iPod, i Pad, computer, or any other device with Bluetooth technology wirelessly, and this technology will work with any device within 30 feet. Better yet, the electronics’ memory will keep track of the last six devices used, which makes connecting even easier.

Fully Charged the Bose Mini Speaker will Last for Hours

Since my husband is often on the lake, in the woods, or playing outside, I wanted to make sure this device had enough battery life to keep him happy. After checking out the battery life, I was very impressed. Fully charged this electronic device will last about seven hours. When my hubby uses this device at home, he can use the charging cradle, which means he can jam for hours without interruption. The charging cradle and the wall power adapter come with the purchase and an auxiliary port and a USB port are also included.

You Don’t Have to Sacrifice Sound for Portability

My husband loves music and the sound from the speakers is very important to him. For this reason, I was very concerned with the sound quality of the mini Bluetooth speaker. However, after checking out the stats and plenty of reviews just like this one, I was very pleased and confident with my choice. After all, this is a Bose speaker, and this manufacturer has one of the best reputations when it comes to electronics. The sound from this speaker is enough to fill an entire room and when we played with this in a local electronics store, my husband was impressed with the sound quality including the bass, which is very important to him.

I already know this Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker is going to be a big hit when my husband opens it on Christmas day. Hopefully, he will use it most often at home, so my daughter and I can get to enjoy it as well.

My husband loved the gift and I am truly impressed on just how powerful this little speaker is. I usually use it on the island in my kitchen and can hear the speaker throughout the whole house. To make the speaker a little bit more durable, I added a soft cover, so hopefully that will help protect it from scratches or accidental falls.

Volunteering Your Computer Processor Power to Research Projects


What can you do with your computer idle time? Can you utilise the electrical energy for something else more useful? Yes, you can! I have been involved in volunteer computing for more than one year to various research projects and I feel that it is worth doing it.

How I discovered BOINC

BOINC official website I discovered BOINC website through on 15 September 2009. I remembered I clicked through a small link at the bottom of that page and was immediately directed to a download page. I was astonished by the idea of helping scientific research by donating your computer processing time. I downloaded the BOINC programme and was given various projects to choose.

About BOINC Manager

Download BOINC software The BOINC Manager software is user-friendly. It has a simple and an advanced view. I normally choose the advanced view so that I can view the detailed statistics of my processed work units and the credits earned. Such credits only give an acknowledgement of your contribution but I also feel a sense of achievement and satisfaction after I watched the growing credits every time. Once you downloaded a work unit, you virtually do not need to connect to the internet during processing until your completed work is ready for upload back to the server. You can also choose your preferences so that the processing will not interfere with your work on the computer. official website I spotted the as my first BOINC project. This project aim is to a model of epidemiological distribution of Plasmodium falciparum, a parasite that cause malaria in Africa. I was so enthusiastic about the project and I wish I could process more work units. Since I have only a limited processing power for my computer (Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz), I can only process one project at a time, so I had to choose the project that I feel more important than anything else. I have chosen this project instead of other projects such as climate change, alternative energy, or even the study of the origin of the universe because I have a perception that the general health of humanity is more important than anything else. Usually, one work unit from these projects takes up to 1 to 7 hours of time and its dateline is 3 days starting from the instant your computer downloaded the work unit.

This dateline can be quite rush for me because I normally turn on my computer only when I am busy with my assignments or to search for materials for my presentation. Sometimes, when I am free I tend to watch movies and to play computer games. With this BOINC programme run in the background, my movies or games will be lagging. I have to suspend the ongoing BOINC tasks in order to guarantee a smooth run for movies and games. Normally, I will leave my computer on over the night to finish the BOINC tasks.

Now, I seldom involve in this project anymore because of its short dateline and I am getting busier every day after I started to attend my university. So far I have donated about 15 days of runtime to this project.

World Community Grid

World Community Grid official website Two days after I open my very first account, I found a better project called World Community Grid. It is a computer grid sponsored by IBM where it hosts far more projects than Some of these projects included dengue drugs discovery, clean energy project, muscular dystrophy, cancers, AIDS and lots more. All these projects have a 7 day dateline, far longer than the I chose all of them. I let the BOINC programme to decide which project to be downloaded every time. I donated 109 days of processing time to this project. These projects also have a system of badges awarded to you once you reached a specified runtime.

Among the projects already completed by this computer grid are Influenza Antiviral drug searches, Human proteome folding stage I, dengue drugs discovery stage I, muscular dystrophy stage I and others. News update of from this site is also a factor for keeping my number crunching (work units processing) going. You can find the World Community Grid in the news here. The screen saver graphics from World Community Grid depicts the current status of your computer processing on that particular work unit. I am always interested in the drugs discovery screen saver especially for AIDS.

However, devoting your computer to the projects will make your computer processor occupied most of the time. Your computer can become very hot and you may need a cooler for this. One of my friends said that utilizing the processor most of the time may damage the processor. However, I’m unsure about this because my computer still in good condition after 1 year involving in this project.


I think that contributing to these projects will be another form of charity. By joining BOINC, you can help to contribute to the scientific community from the comfort of your home. You can make a difference to the scientific community by reducing their time and money needed to process these data for every minute you contributed. The combined processing power of all the computers under BOINC is now 5.4 peta flops, far greater than the now world’s fastest supercomputer Tianhe-I, which is 2.5 peta flops.