red wine glass

The perfect glass of wine is a delicate balance between taste and aroma, color and texture. It’s also an emotional experience that can be as varied and nuanced as the person who drinks it. But there are some basic principles that will help you get the most out of this exquisite beverage.

A good wine should start with the grapes used in its production: wines made from red grapes tend to have more tannins, those made from white grapes more sugar; wines made from both types of grape are often a mixture of these two attributes; but all offer a distinctive flavor profile derived from their particular terroir (the soil, climate and other factors unique to a specific vineyard). The type and quality of oak barrels used for aging can also add a distinctive flavor, as can the length of aging and other techniques.

The moment a wine lover selects a bottle to open is always special. But it becomes even more so when you appreciate these factors before you pour your glass for the first time.

1. What goes into making the perfect glass of wine?

The perfect wine is multi-faceted and personal, but there are a few things that go into making it. As outlined in the opening paragraph of this post, the grapes used for fermentation, the type of oak barrels used for aging, and the length of time spent in the barrel all affect what a person experiences when tasting their wine.

Also factor into whether …

  • November 15, 2020

Trail Running

If you’re looking for a way to get fit, have some fun, and explore the world around you, trail running might be just the thing for you. Trail running is a great way to get started in running because it’s less competitive and more social than road running. It also takes place in some of the most beautiful places on earth.

1. What is Trail Running?

Trail running is the practice of long-distance running on natural terrain. Trails are typically more narrow than roads, making them harder to run on. This difficulty combined with the beautiful scenery makes trail running a popular activity that many people participate in for fun or to get into better shape.

2. Why should you start trail running?

There are many reasons why you should start trail running. Perhaps the most important reason is that it’s a great way to get fit. Trail running is more difficult than road running because of the uneven terrain, so you’ll be working your muscles harder and burning more calories. Additionally, trail running is a great way to explore new places. You’ll see parts of the world that you never would have otherwise seen, and you’ll make new friends along the way.

3. How to get started

The first thing you’ll want to do is find yourself some trail running shoes. These are often lighter than traditional exercise shoes, and they provide you with a better grip on the trails. You should also register for a race or two …

  • October 11, 2020

You may have heard of Clickfunnels before. Whether this is because someone recommended it to you for your business or you have been searching the internet looking for different website builders to use and stumbled upon it. Regardless of how you know about it you may have seen the price, seen the features, and read some reviews about Clickfunnels and you have asked yourself if it is really that great. Don’t worry, we are here to give you a full clickfunnels review so you can compare it to other websites out there and see if it is worth the money. Keep reading to learn more.


  • Cost
    • The first thing we want to talk about is the cost of Clickfunnels. When you are running a business, it’s important to know the cost of each item you are investing in, what the return on investment is, and how it will positively affect your business. That is why the cost of every business item is so important. The cost of Clickfunnels is $99 per month. This means you can cancel at any time and you are not locked in. You simply pay each month you are utilizing it. Some people may look at $99 per month and see that as a large number. If you were to put a funnel out though, you would need to pay a lot of different things and different people in order for that funnel to work properly. You would need to pay for different websites, coders,
  • May 4, 2019


Sample GraphiC for Fortran Code:


Below is a copy of a simple Fortran program which generates an array of 300 data points and uses GraphiC to create a linear plot.

View the equivalent ‘C’ GraphiC program.

View the equivalent Visual Basic GraphiC program.

View the program output.

*    (c) 1984-1993 by Scientific Endeavors Corporation.
*    All rights reserved.

*    This program plots a single curve on a set of 2-D linear axes. Except for
*    color(), sympick(), and grid(), this simple example program uses only
*    the minimum calls needed to produce a GraphiC plot.

*    Main subroutine MUST be called Application

    INTEGER*4 i, nxdiv, nydiv, npts
    REAL*4 x(npts), y(npts)

    CALL bgnplot(1, 'g', "sample.tkf")  ! Parameters: 1 - draw plot on screen
                                        !      'g' - graphics mode
                                        !"sample.tkf" - .TKF file name
    CALL startplot(WHITE)
    CALL metricunits(0)                        ! Ensure scaling in inch units
    FONT_CHAR = CHAR(CODE1)  ! CODE1 through CODE4 are pre-defined byte chars
    CALL font(1, "simplex.fnt", CODE1 )              ! Loads your chosen font
    CALL page(9.0, 6.884)                                ! Sets the page size
                              ! This is the same aspect ratio as 8191 by 6266
    CALL area2d(7.6, 5.5)                         ! Sets the area of the plot
    DO i = 1, npts                                            ! Generate data
        y(i) = .3 * i
        x(i) = (y(i) * y(i)) / 2.
    END DO

    CALL color(BLACK)                  ! Axis names and heading will be black
    FONT_ID = FONT_CHAR // "X-Axis"
    CALL xname(FONT_ID)
    CALL yname("Y-Axis")
    CALL heading("SAMPLE 
  • April 12, 2019


Current Capabilities of GraphiC:

Since GraphiC is a library you need not limit yourself to the ‘canned’ plot types provided. With the lower level routines included you can design new ways to display your data for maximum impact quite easily. Following is a description of some of the major features included with GraphiC.

GraphiC has the capability of generating many types of plots:

  • linear x-y plots
  • log-log plots
  • linear contour plots
  • 3-D curves
  • 3-D surfaces
  • 3-D bars
  • polar plots
  • bar charts
  • pie charts
  • waterfall plots
  • plume plots
  • Smith charts
  • error function plots
  • polar contour plots
  • wedge plots
  • triangle contour plots
  • error function plots
  • statistical functions
  • and more

Below are more detailed descriptions of some of the main features found in GraphiCLinear and log plotsCurvesVectorsSmoothingPanel fillingContour plots3-D SurfacesPolar plotsPlume plotsBar chartsPie chartsSmith chartsAnnotationFontsCross hairsOutput filesPost processingPrinters, plotters, and video cards.
Linear and log plots

  • All linear and log plots are self-scaling, but you may also specify your own scales. Axis-crossing points may be specified by the user on linear plots.
  • log plots may be to any base and logarithmic axes need not start or end on even decade values.
  • An additional linear y axis, with a different scale may be positioned at the right end of the x axis.
  • axis labels may
  • April 12, 2019