Edit me in the Theme Customizer

Switching Services to Protest the FCC

DIRECTV esta en todas partes...As the battle for Net Neutrality rages on, consumers are left wondering what is going to happen with their service and how access to the Internet is going to be resolved. This is important. It effects each and every one of us who is currently connected to the Internet – the ‘Net that we have become familiar may simply one day cease to be. I have wanted to try and protest this by doing more than just writing to my Congressman or the FCC. Utilizing I decided to kick my Comcast service to the curb in favor for DirecTV.

It might not be the most powerful of protesting statements. If I could do away with the Internet completely I would but I am dependent upon access to the ‘Net for work. This is how important the Internet is for many Americans across the country: we make a decent living (some more than decent) with our access to the web. (more…)

How Hard is It to Hook Up a Satellite Dish?

I am curious about this because I am thinking about going out on vacation in my brother in law’s RV. He has one that he bought used about four or five years ago. We have taken it out a couple of times. It is not too difficult to handle really, although you have to be ready for the wind to grab hold of you on occasion. At times it is a bit too scary to drive if you are in a bad cross wind. At any rate I was thinking about getting Directv for the house and if you do that you can get an extra box or two. I think it will let you hook at least five tv sets if you want, although I am not sure how it is done to be totally honest. However if you get the extra box they will not care if it is in your house or if it is out on the highway some place.

In this case you would obviously not be able to ride down the road watching satellite tv. That can be done, but it is very expensive. They have it on those tour buses that the big music acts use. However when you stop at night you can just take the dish out and point it at the right part of the sky. That is what I am thinking about and wondering how hard that will be. I am thinking that so long as it does not take more than ten minutes it is going to be well worth the trouble, especially if you are going to be some place for a while. We are going to pull the car behind the RV and then park the RV in one spot for a week at a time.

Going to Do Something About the Heat

Of course the heat works in this house, but it is obviously a very wasteful way to go about it. The system that I have was probably built in the early 70′s and it is a very inefficient system. Of course I know a guy who works as a heating contractor in Essex county NJ and I am quite sure that I can talk him in to working out a deal with me. I have an old boat and he wants it. It is one of those old wooden boats that you need to love to work on and he is a woodworker by hobby. He has a great big shop out behind his house and he loves to take on a big labor intensive project. I got the boat from one of my uncles who had the same idea, but never had the time or the means to complete the job.

The question is what is it worth to the guy and I am not really sure. (more…)

I Needed to Get More Downloads

... - Kobe vs. Lebron Mixtape Hosted by DJ SouthanBred @ DatPiff.comI have been rapping since I was just a kid. I suppose by some standards, I am still a kid, but I consider myself a young adult ready to storm the music industry with my talent. I knew that I had to do this in a smart way, because there are thousands of others out there just like me. We all want our shot at stardom, and only a fraction of us will even get to taste a drop of it. I knew that if I would buy Datpiff downloads, then that would give me a head start on where I needed to be.

I have been a user on the Datpiff site since I was in middle school, but I had never been one of the artists with music on there until about a year ago. (more…)

Started Looking at a Project House

Home Insurance Building – Chicago – 1885Annie and I were out in the suburbs the other day and we just happened to find this place for sale. When I say that I have started looking at a project house I mean that I am looking at the viability of taking on a pretty big set of tasks that would come with the house. You would not have a house that would be ready to move in, but for instance the expenses would be similar to one. You would have to look for home insurance deals and you would insure the house as though it was worth twice what it really is at this exact point in time. The house is half finished, but the tough part has really been done. The plumbing is in and so are most of the electrical wiring. (more…)

Taking Full Advantage of Mobile Advertising

Although advertising has become such a huge industry, it still has its own set of unique challenges to say the least. For starters, traditional forms of advertising seem to be losing their potency as more and more customers begin to completely tune out commercial breaks or ignore advertisements in magazines. The bottom line is that people have seen so many ads now that they do not take any of them seriously. However, non-traditional forms of advertising have developed quickly in recent years, so technology like mobile local advertising is starting to take hold in becoming one of the most effective advertising mediums out there.The bottom line of it all is that while an advertisement during the Super Bowl may reach more viewers, this will not do much good if none of the viewers are truly potential customers. Some brands may be universal, but for example, what good does a beer advertisement do in an area where people do not like Stay Browsing

Everyone Has the New Hack

Everyone has been downloading the new Whatsapp hack so that they can spy on everyone else. At first a few people downloaded it, but word of the hack spread, and now everyone and their mother has the hack now. I even installed it so that I could spy on people. Of course, now that everyone has turned into an amateur spy, people are watching what they want to say around their friends and in private. No one wants to say anything that will get them in trouble with someone else, or put them in a situation that they can't leave.

In a way, we've gained the ability to spy, but we've all become too careful. One of my friends was caught talking about another friend behind their back, and now he his in a fight with that friend. I guess things could have gone better between the two if neither had been using the hack. Then again, there are some instances where the hack has actually come in handy for many of us. One of my friends found out that someone wanted to pick a fight with him because he bumped into someone the wrong way one day. The hack allowed him to know when the guy who wanted to pick a fight with him would be looking for him, and he also learned which path he would take, so my friend took another path to get home.

The hack helped me too. Because I had the hack, I found out that a girl I liked wanted to talk to me. I went to the bathroom to freshen up before she could reach me. It turns out that I had something stuck in my teeth, which would have been embarrassing for me if I talked to her. I removed the stuck item and everything was fine.

Stay Browsing

Started out on the College Tour

We had to work hard to get the band in shape for the tour. Our drummer sort of flamed out on us, but that was not an entirely bad thing. He was a very difficult guy to get along with and he was not the world's greatest drummer either. The guy we replaced him with is a lot more fun and a better drummer. He used to be with this high school band, but the other guys were terrible. It was the sort of band that would have to buy soundcloud followers. In fact he has to have his Mom's permission to go play in bars with us. He is barely 18 years old and we are wondering if he is going to go to college in the Fall. That is what he is talking about and that is what his Mom and Dad want. Obviously we are not going to be acting like it is our place to tell him what he should do.

It is clear this kid has never been away from home for any length of time, but most people his age have not. He is always sticking close to me like he is a bit afraid that he might get lost or something. At any rate we have already done a couple of shows. Last night we were in Columbia South Carolina at this place down the road from the University of South Carolina. They had a Thursday night football game there and so it was pretty dead until after the game ended. No one was all that happy when they got there, because they had apparently gotten smoked by the Aggies from Texas A & M. We did a good show though and after the fact our young friend almost got taken home by these girls, but we had to be in Myrtle Beach for an afternoon show.

Stay Browsing
Don't overpay for forex trading services. Most brokerage firms that offer forex trading do so for a no-commission basis, which means the profits are higher to you than for commissioned stock trading. While there is always someone to pay in investments, forex can be an option which requires less of an initial pay-out from you.Learn how to trade in pairs during their active market hours. If you can figure out how to overlap market hours: London and New York, you may find that you have more options to work with. Learn when the highest numbers of trades are conducted and get in on it.Using stop-loss orders properly isn't a hard science and requires some finesse. It is important for a trader to rely not only on technical knowledge but on their own instincts. It takes time and practice to fully understand stop loss.Remember to never trade with money that you depend on for your daily life. Trading in forex requires a certain level of Stay Browsing
Do not trust a locksmith that gives you a quote that is far less than any others you have contacted. In some cases, this is done with the intention of reeling you in. Once they begin to service you, they will start to add on additional fees for things like paperwork and the fuel they used to get to where you are.Do a little research on locksmith costs in your area prior to making any moves to hire one. if you are not familiar with pricing, it would be easy for someone to take advantage of you. While everyone has different rates, you shouldn't hire anyone that charges far more than the norm. Find out if your locksmith is insured up front. You should not hire any locksmith who doesn't offer proof of insurance. Check this out as you are researching all of your options, not when he actually shows up! You want to remove these companies from your list early, not when they have your address. Carefully investigate any locksmith you consider Stay Browsing
Investigate the reputation of any firm you are considering doing business with. Check with the BBB and look at reviews online before you sell your gold to a buyer. A legitimate buyer will pay you fairly for your gold while giving you great customer service. Protect your gold investment by doing this.If you are purchasing gold jewelry and have allergies to nickel or other metals, only purchase 18 or 22 karat gold. Almost all gold jewelry has some other metals in it because pure gold is very soft and not easy to wear on a day to day basis. By buying 18 or 22 karat, you are ensuring you're getting the most gold, meaning less change for an allergic reaction. If you need money in a pinch, sell your gold to a pawn shop. You won't get the best rates from a pawn shop, but it's highly unlikely they'll look the other way with any gold you bring into them. If speed is of an essence, it's probably your best bet.Do not immediately discount Stay Browsing
If you travel a lot you should try to leave copies of some of your articles and free publications on airplanes. When you board the plane you can slip a few in with the magazines that are normally available to each passenger. This is a great way to market and it will not cost you anything. Endeavor to be the best marketer in your network. Be creative, and try to think of unique things that you can offer. If you have a great approach, you will attract lots of good traffic to your network marketing website. You might also inspire your competitors to imitate you. Do your own thing and never try to be like anyone else.Never attempt to cut corners in your network marketing strategy; this kind of behavior increases your risk of sustaining major losses. You will only succeed if you are committed to applying yourself with 100 percent effort. If the quality is there then the results will follow. Whatever success you see being achieved around Stay Browsing
Poor quality sleep can aggravate the symptoms of sleep apnea. In some incidences, sufferers of sleep apnea have been able to reduce their symptoms by changing their lifestyles. Poor health habits can worsen or even cause sleep apnea.Have a mouth guard made for you. They make these mouth guards specifically for people that suffer from sleep apnea. Instead of using a CPAP device, you can use a mouth guard. The soft tissues in your throat can collapse when you sleep at night, and wearing a mouth guard can help to keep your airway unobstructed. Sleeping on your side can help you to get a better night's sleep if you have sleep apnea. When you lie on your back, your throat tissues and tongue block your airway, impeding your breathing. Prop yourself with a pillow or use a tennis ball sewed into the back of your pajamas to make sure you do not roll on your back as you sleep. You should stick to a dedicated sleep schedule. If you're dealing Stay Browsing
Do not choose a web host that does not offer automated billing or payment options because there could be outages within the server the outage could last for over a day. By choosing yourself a web host that have automated options you can save yourself a lot of time and trouble. When looking for a good web host, make sure you check out how much down time it usually has. This is something that can be frustrating if you're trying to run a website. If the host site is down, then your page will be down, which will make it impossible for your visitors or customers to view your page. The less downtime that your hosting site has, the more profit you will be able to gain.You need to take the time to read the reviews that are posted on the internet about the web host you are thinking about using. This will allow you to learn about their customer satisfaction and about if they have good customer support in place. Both things are essential Stay Browsing
Don't be dishonest during an interview. The interviewer may double-check what you say, which can lead to you being disqualified. While they may not check your facts, you can find yourself struggling in the position if you don't have the necessary skills. Work on honestly demonstrating your qualities instead of embellishing your experience. Evaluate your skills. If you are weak in areas that are most important in your industry, you can bridge the gap with independent study. It is not necessary to spend thousands to earn an MBA, especially when there are so many opportunities to learn without shelling out piles of money. Extra classes that supplement you current skills will help. If, for example, you want to get a job bookkeeping but lack a knowledge of a specific software program, take a class on that program. Dress nicely for an interview even if they don't require that every day. Many employers are looking at what you show up Stay Browsing
Get your ingredients squared away ahead of time. This will simplify matters when you are cooking your meals. Having a deadline for an important meal or event can become quite stressful when you are starting from scratch. Try to complete your preparations, so you can avoid scrambling later on. By using beef or chicken broth or stock in the place of water, you can really boost the flavor of many foods. It is quick and easy to add a bouillon cube in water to a recipe. Doing this gives your food all the moisture that it needs, but kicks the taste up a notch. Garlic may be a tasty addition to your meals, but the smell that stays on your hands is a bit of a downside. To remove it, rub your hands along the inside of a stainless sink or bowl . This handy trick cleanses your hands so the smell will not be transferred to what you are going to touch next. When purchasing ingredients for a particular recipe, read the labels. A lot of items Stay Browsing
Don't pump your mascara wand. That only traps air in the bottle. Once air is trapped inside a container, bacteria will start to breed at an increased rate. You can coat the brush by moving the container slightly.Someone who specializes in color can let you know what colors work best for your type of body. Different colors look different on different people due to skin tone and hair color. Finding the colors that flatter you the most will help you choose clothing that will bring out the best look for you. Accessorizing is the key to a perfect ensemble. You can choose from watches, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more. Make sure that you have a good hairstyle that compliments what you are wearing as well. There are a myriad of magazine publications out there to peruse and get ideas from. There are better ways to obtain high volume in your hair than teasing. Teasing can damage your hair, causing it to become brittle and break. Stay Browsing
It's a good idea to contact your airline if you're planning a long plane trip and will need to make use of a CPAP machine during your flight. The airline company is very accommodating and will designate an area for you and your machine. If you are flying to a foreign destination, bring along a power adapter. If your nose is bothering you, use a nasal spray. This will help to clear your airways temporarily. Don't use the product over a long period of time, though; that could cause damage to your nose. Visit a pharmacy to find a variety of ways of keeping your nose clear as you sleep. If you have a long flight scheduled, tell the airline that you will require your CPAP machine. You'll find that most airlines are quite accommodating to this kind of medical necessity; they'll seat you in a place where you have all the room you need. If you are flying to a foreign destination, bring along a power adapter.If you tend to regularly suffer Stay Browsing
If you are looking for different types of materials to do projects with and you don't want to spend a lot of money on them, you should check out garage sales in your local area. Things like old, cracked vases and used curtains are great art materials, so go to as many yard sales as you can to glean new materials.To spend a fun afternoon filling in a paint-by-number picture, make sure you have all of the paints you need lined up, along with a bowl of water to clean out the brush between color applications. This introduces your hand to the rigors of painting without having to think up the picture as well. When you are creating art projects, do not worry too much about whether or not others will like the finished project. This is something that will put a lot of undue stress on you and it will increase the chances of you making a mistake. It is a good idea to relax and go with the flow. Keep a file of art projects that you enjoy. Stay Browsing

Advice To Help You When Buying Jewelry

When shopping for an elderly woman, you may want to purchase jewelry. A longer necklace that does not need to be clasped is a great choice for someone who has mobility issues. A sentimental gift for a grandmother, would be a locket with a picture of you and her in it! Make sure the chain is long, so that it fits easily over her head. The size of the diamond is not always the most critical detail, the cut and clarity are important also. You must think of the person who will be wearing the jewelry.Take your jewelry off before you go swimming. Chlorine in pools will damage your pieces causing them to lose their luster. Salt water can damage them over time too. Take off your jewelry before diving in the water to keep them looking their best. Beware of wearing hemp jewelry if you plan on swimming. Though hemp jewelry can be very beautiful and appealing when you are dry, you can quickly find yourself in dire straights. Hemp shrinks when Stay Browsing
Follow the dividends of companies where you own stock. This is especially important for older investors who want to have some stability in a stock that pays solid dividends. Companies that have large profits typically reinvest it back into the business or pay it out to shareholders by dividends. It is important to understand a dividend's yield. Simply divide the annual dividends by the stock's price. Do not put off investing, because the biggest factor in any wealth equation is time. Any dollar you invest today is worth a lot more than a dollar you will invest tomorrow. Figure out what you can afford to start investing now, even if it is only a single percent of your budget. Then start putting it away immediately. Automate it if you are able.Buying low and selling high is a common tip with beginners in the stock market, but there is so much information that is available! Consider using investment services or speaking to experts Stay Browsing
For individuals that are thinking of using new lasers for cosmetic surgery, ask the surgeon if he is experienced in this type of operation. Also, do not undergo laser surgeries unless performed by a doctor. Although some locations may allow people who are not doctors to operate these lasers, you want to make sure the person doing your procedure is a licensed doctor.If you need help paying for the procedure, check out Internet coupons. Many websites, like Groupon, offer discounts for simpler procedures. Read your coupon carefully before you buy anything. Make sure you are eligible for the coupon. These offers often carry significant restrictions, like being available only for a patient's first procedure with the clinic or doctor.Respect the surgeon's decision. If he feels uncomfortable with performing certain procedures, there is most likely a very good reason why. Be sure to get an opinion of another doctor if you do not agree Stay Browsing