Cheer Makeup Tutorials

cheer makeupGlitter, bold colors, and over the top designs define cheer makeup. If you or your daughter is participating in a cheer event, check out these tutorials to help you create some eye catching designs that are sure to get everyone’s attention.

The Basics of Cheer Makeup

Cheer makeup focuses primarily on having very highly visible eyes and lips. Some blush may be used, but because the cheer leaders are seen from a distance, highly visible, brightly colored lips and eyes are the focus. Many teams encourage the girls to use glitter on either the lips or eyes, some also use things like rhinestones and facial jewelry, and some may make use of team colors.

It’s generally accepted that the lip color will either match one of the shades of color used on the eyes, or if that’s not possible, a bold shade that coordinates with the others. The eyes or the lips can be glittered, but rarely both at once, as this look can get a little overwhelming. If you’ve ever taken a course in eye and lash art, you’ll probably be familiar with how to create numerous eye catching looks on the lids. If not, however, it’s easy to learn how to apply makeup with a professional appearance with just a little bit of practice.

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Cheese Making Recipes You Can Use at Home

cheese making recipesCheese making recipes are anywhere from complex to easy.  It all depends on the type of cheese. For the most part, it is pretty much like regular cooking but a little more complicated. The harder cheeses like cheddar can take some time to cure and they also need to be put in a cheese press.  There are other cheeses that you can use right away and they don’t require aging or pressing so they are easier to make at home.  You might want to start with the easier cheeses like ricotta cheese or farmer cheese and work your way up to hard cheeses.

How to Make Ricotta Cheese

Ricotta cheese is a nice cheese to make at home.  Once you get it made then you can make some spectacular lasagna or stuffed pasta shells. For the milk you can use cow’s milk from the store or if you’re lucky maybe raw milk from your friend’s goat. Either milk will work great. [Read more...]

The WPF ListBox Control and List Selection Options

wpf listboxThe WPF ListBox control is one of the simplest and most basic list controls available in the Windows Presentation Foundation of Microsoft NET Framework 3.0 and higher. It lets you make a series of items available for selection in a list, with multiple items visible and selectable at the same time.  Within this relatively simple framework, the WPF ListBox provides considerable flexibility, making it a remarkably versatile tool.

If you’re interested in finding out more about developing for Microsoft Windows, by the way, there are a variety of online classes available. [Read more...]

SQL Error Codes: An Introduction

sql error codesLike it or not, if you work with SQL you will encounter SQL error codes as part of your work. The cryptic messages are frustrating because they do not fully tell you what the problem is. This problem is compounded if you do not have much experience with SQL. Popular applications are incorporating database features, and you may find yourself wanting or needing to search a database with SQL. We will look at this situation with Oracle’s MySQL. We will see typical SQL error codes you may generate and some possible solutions. You can get an introduction to SQL with this beginners guide course.

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Fruit Wine

fruit wineThe wine industry is a global phenomenon. People of all ages and social groups drink wine from all over the world, and a multitude of countries and regions are famous for the wine they produce. People have been drinking wine for thousands of years, in fact, and the cultures of antiquity, particularly those of Greece and Rome, placed a great deal of religious and social value on the consumption of wine. Wine comes in a variety of forms, making the process of buying and selling wine far more complex than simply differentiating between reds and whites. One of the many varieties of wine is fruit wine, which is made differently than traditional wine. This guide to fruit wine will broaden your wine knowledge and introduce you to a new kind of vintage.

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Subnetting Questions – Tackling Three Types of Networking Solutions

subnetting questionsThe good news is that when studying IP subnetting there are only three broad types of questions that seem to crop up. The first type will ask for a network id, a broadcast address or perhaps the first and last valid IP addresses for a given address. This is a very common type question and fortunately there are quick and easy ways to answer them. Another type of question is how many subnets or hosts can be derived from a given network or mask. Again, this is straightforward with a little practice. The third type is more difficult, as this type of question is concerned with the student’s knowledge and ability to transfer that knowledge to a design scenario. This type of question may or may not involve variable length subnet masking. This article will cover all three questions.

If you would like to learn more on subnetting, take a course at Udemy.

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API Testing: Why It Matters, and How To Do It

api testingAPI testing — what is it, why is it important, and what do you need to know about it? First and most basic, API stands for Application Programming Interface. An API is a set of procedures, functions, and other points of access which an application, an operating system, a library etc., makes available to programmers in order to allow it to interact with other software. An API is a bit like a user interface, only instead of a user-friendly collection of windows, dialog boxes, buttons, and menus, the API consists of a set of direct software links, or calls, to lower-level functions and operations. APIs can look formidable, but they’re designed to be accessible to trained, knowledgeable programmers.

If you’re interested in a career in programming, or jut want to find out more about basic software-development issues such as APIs, there are a large number of online classes available on these subjects. [Read more...]

Python unittest: Regression Testing Your Code

python unittestRegression Testing for Robust Software Development

During the course of the software development, in Python, there are deliverables for customers, and deadlines, but developers will find bugs, and issues in their design, or execution, or both. How do software developers build programs, and maintain it across the years, with changing feature requests?

On a simpler level how do change software, code – programs, and algorithms – without losing the original functionality? Software development learns from a maxim, ‘History repeats itself, if you don’t learn from your mistakes‘. In this blog post we will learn about writing a simple Python program and updating it as requirements change, all the time using unit tests to capture this behavior.

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How to Subnet Quickly and Avoid the Headaches

how to subnetIP is the dominant network protocol in use today in both Local Area Networks (LANs) and on the Internet. However, IPv4 addressing is anything but simple. Too often, IP subnetting is a source of confusion even for experienced technicians. However, it is an inescapable fact that most networks will require subnetting for optimization and security purposes.

Learn how to work with subnets and TCP/IP networks

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Make A Mean Mead: Honey Mead Recipes

honey mead recipeIn a time of hipster food fetish where the most revered meal is the most primal and the most distilled, what’s the ultimate substance to fetishize? What’s left after the food culture exploration in current best-sellers like “Anything That Moves” (whether you’re a food fetisher yourself or a sneer-er from the sidelines, if you haven’t read this book, go get it now!)? What’s left after the green coffee bean (take a coffee course, coffee nerd!), the white cacao nib (be a sexy cacao cook with this course!), the mashy hand-crafted beers (take a beer course!), and bone marrow served so eaters can slurp it off the very bone it came from? What’s left after the constant rotation of new restaurants opening and then shuttering and then re-opening on the streets of Brooklyn and the Mission?

Hint: it’s currently thought to be the oldest fermented beverage, pre-dating the cultivating of soil. Bam. That’s what’s left. But not for long.


You can think of mead as a wine made with honey instead of grapes – it can be just as varied and nuanced. Perfect fodder for hipster foodies and palate junkies.

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