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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Here's your sign...

Now that elections are over in the U.S. all those campaign signs in the medians of American streets and highways are disappearing fast. Usually people have a couple of weeks to remove them. I've discovered a good astronomical use for them: as a dew shield for a laptop. The rigid type of sign made of corrugated plastic can be cut with scissors and fashioned into a nice flat-folding laptop dew shield, using duct tape for the folding joints and Velcro to attach to the laptop or screen shield. Unlike cardboard, corrugated plastic is waterproof. So grab a few while you can- most will probably be thrown away or (hopefully) recycled. You can also buy corrugated plastic signs in the hardware section of some stores.