Mom, a New Tablet Computer and Cheap Internet That is Surprisingly Fast

Mom started finally getting out more. She would go to the Senior Center to play cards and board games. Then some company started coming into the center to teach the seniors how to use the Internet. The next thing I know my mother was wanting to get online at home. Now when I say mom, you probably think of someone in their 40s. Well, I am in my 50s and mom is in her 70s. I have high speed Internet for my wife and I, and I know mom would only go for it if it was cheap Internet service. She would not want to pay a high price but she would still want it to be fast.

Older folks will tell you that they will not be using the Internet much when they do decide to get online. However, once they get started, they are all in. That is why I knew my mom would need cheap Internet but fast Internet. She might start out with just looking at social media, but it would not be long and she would be streaming old TV shows to her tablet. Continue reading

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They Have Fixed a Lot of Problems

When it comes to internet not much changes year to year. THe technology that we have is slowly improving but from year to year it almost looks as if it has hit a stalemate, but that’s not true this year. This year has been a little bit different and I for one am very excited for what it has to bring to us. Satellite internet service s are back with a vengeance and are tired of being labled as second class internet service providers. They have upped their game and are back with many improvements. I would even go as far as to say that they are better than the traditional service providers now. Continue reading

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A Reward for a Job Done Well

I loathe trying to find a cab ride from the airport. I am always going to be eternally thankful to my employer for hooking me up with free airport transportation in Bergen County NJ in the form of a limousine. This is the sort of gratitude that an employer is willing to show to an employee who works tireless for them and in return I feel more valued at this company than I have anywhere else. It’s a little thing, honestly. It takes about 30 minutes to get back to home from the airport so it’s not like the ride is very long.

But in those precious thirty minutes I can either catch up with the e-mails that I’ve missed while working with our project lead in Singapore or I can do something even better; a nap. Continue reading

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We Picked Doerman Photography for Our Daughter’s Wedding

Nothing like a southern wedding. No, I’m not talking about shotgun weddings. Our daughter met the man of her dreams a few years ago, and they got married recently. It was hectic, to say the least, planning the wedding. Like most of the weddings in our area, it was an outdoor wedding with an outdoor reception. Well, we had some tents set up for dinner but no reception hall was rented. You have the weather and everything else to worry about with weddings like this. We used Doerman Photography to not have to worry about the pictures.

Our daughter actually left picking the photographer to me, her dad. Of all people, she figured I would have the best shot of picking a really good wedding photographer. That is because I am also a photographer. Why didn’t I photograph her wedding? Well, I was in it for one, and I would not touch wedding photography with the proverbial ten foot pole! I will stick to my landscapes, nature and still like photography thank you. Weddings have one thing in common. That is, a nervous bride and a cranky mom. Continue reading

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Best High Speed Internet Providers in California

I decided to move to Los Angeles, in the hopes of becoming an actor. I really think that I would be a great actor, but I just need somebody to give me a chance, so that I can break into the world of acting. I do not think it will be easy, but I am willing to put in a lot of hard work, and whatever else it takes to be successful. At the moment, I am looking for Los Angeles internet service providers as I am moving into my new apartment, and I want to get internet and everything else set up promptly.

I am going to rely on my Internet connection to find out information about auditions and other opportunities for me to get my name out there. As such, I want to have a fast internet connection. Of course, I also just like having a fast internet connection, and it is one of the few luxuries in life, that I do not feel bad about splurging on. I really think it is worth it, and that is especially the case, since I am not going to pay for television.

I am just going to stream television shows off of various programs designed to do that, and I will need to have a fast connection to the Internet, to be able to stream flawlessly. I hate it when a show lags when it is streaming. It really just bothers me more than it should. I think that the money I will save by not paying for television, will more than make up for the fact that I am going to be paying extra money in order to get a fast internet connection. I think that it is definitely worth it, and I have no doubt about that in my mind.

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My Apps Would Not Work with the New IOS

I normally don’t have a problem with any upgrades as far as my computers, tablets and phones are concerned. The only time I am not happy is when it interferes with something that I really enjoy doing, which is exactly what happened when my iPhone was automatically upgraded to the newest operating system. I started having problems with a few of the apps that I use on a daily basis, and I was growing frustrated because nothing was working right in them. I did a quick search for downgrade iOS 8 to see if there was a way I could get back to my old operating system, and I was so relieved to see that there was a way to do that.

The site that I went to for this information was very informative. Continue reading

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Researching a Job Offer in Texas

I got a phone call straight out of the blue this morning. I bet my boss would have had a fit if he had been listening in to, as I was at my desk in the office when my cell phone rang. This guy I used to work with told me he had a big job open and he was in a hurry, offered me a bonus if I would drop everything and take it. It is League City TX, I ended up at this page after I looked around, http://www.energyproviderstexas.com/texas-electric-company-rates/l/league-city/. I was trying to figure out what it was to be honest. Continue reading

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Keeping Your Home in Great Repair

Buying my first home has taught me more than I ever thought it would be able to teach me. In fact, I hadn’t once thought that buying a home would be able to do anything of the sort. It was just a process that I would have to involve myself in one day, saving money in order to purchase a house with most of the work being done by the real estate agent. Sure, I learned how to save. I learned that I would have to go through a company like http://homeinsurance-deals.com/home-insurance/texas/ in order to get home insurance but I didn’t ever think that I would be exposed to a whole different way of thinking about my money. A month into having my own and really sitting down to think about what I had just involve myself in showed me that a house is in fact like a physical investment and as an investment, it was necessary that I keep it in the best shape possible. Continue reading

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Tips for Buying a Home Security System

It is not a topic that I considered much until recently, but I think that I would like to look into security systems in the near future, because I see the need to have one at my house. I guess that I used to just assume that most people were good, and that crime against homes, such as break-ins, did not happen very often. I have learned otherwise, and that is why I want to learn about getting the most of home security systems, and just general information about the features that are offered with modern home security systems.

I am sure that there have been a lot of advances in the field, over the past few years. I am definitely curious to learn about different advances that have been made, and I want to learn about options with regards to monitoring of security systems. Continue reading

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The Concept of Saving Now for Things That Eventually Need Fixed or Replaced

The roof on our offices is at least 10 times the size of the roof on my house. When you look at it there is a massive area covered with shingles mimicking the look of cedar shakes. It is the look of the area where the office was built. Everything mimics the look of residential housing that is close by. A flat roof would have been better for a building this size but this one does look nicer. However, after 30 years the roof surface needs replaced. Calling for commercial roof repair in Bergen County NJ was the next step.

We were making preparations for it back when my dad built this place. He always set aside a little every month for building upgrades and maintenance. He said that you will need the work done sooner or later, so you might as well save for it now. Continue reading

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He Fixed a Clogged Drain

When my shower water would not go down, I thought it was just a simple clog. I used the same thing I have successfully used in the past for a clogged drain, but it did not help this time. I knew that something serious was wrong when the water didn’t even budge, so I contacted a plumber in Morris County NJ who was able to come out that same day. It is the only shower that we have in the house, so I knew that it needed to be fixed quickly.

The plumber was able to determine what the problem was pretty fast because of a drain camera that he used. Continue reading

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We Made Our New Bathroom As Inviting As a Summer Day

When you remodel a bathroom the first things you look at are what design and color you want the tile to be. Then you look at what color of paint you want for the upper walls and ceiling. Maybe you will be adventurous and do an all tile shower and bathroom. You pick out the light bar, the medicine cabinet and even the accessories such as the toilet paper holder and magazine basket. We picked out everything except the shower door. When we finally figured out we needed one we looked at shower doors in Union County NJ.

They have some really cool shower door enclosures. We decided to not have solid tile walls built for the front and sides of our shower. We choose one of their shower door enclosures that leaves the space open to light. Continue reading

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Escaping to Singapore for the Holiday

This is the first year that I have done so much Christmas travelling. I’ve come to discover that I actually enjoy this sort of travelling than I thought I would have. I’m used to the traditional holiday season travelling found in the United States. Typically it’s crazy, full of bad drivers and impatient individuals going to and from families and shopping turning our idyllic roadways into hazardous stretches carving through our country. It’s terrible, really. So when I got the chance to rent out a unit at the JJH Boutique Apartments for a month to visit a few friends, I took it.

I had to. A part of me has been slowly building up year after year of exposure to the holidays. A part of me that loathes what Americans have done to a holiday that used to have more meaning than it does now. Last year was the straw that broke the camels back, for me. Continue reading

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How the Choice to Buy Instagram Likes Got Me Up to Speed with My Competitors Faster

Just a couple of years ago I would have told you there is no use for Instagram for any business. I would also have been wrong. I was not an early adopter of the social media platform, and now I am playing catch up. This is why I am buying buy Instagram likes now. I saw a book store that is a competitor to me using Instagram. I would never of thought how my type of business could use it for marketing. They had an ingenious idea.

They have a website and asked those who are part of their email list to send an Instagram pick of the books they bought labeling it with a hashtag of their business name. Continue reading

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Changing the Landscape of the Industry

With Direct TV in Berwick finally coming to the area, it’s no surprise that so many of us residents are making the decision today to switch over. We’ve had enough of digital cable and the poor cable infrastructure that has never been upgraded in the area. Satellite is going to quickly outpace the technology provided by these poor digital cable companies if they don’t do what Google and Verizon are doing by upgrading their networks to offer faster speeds and competitive prices to match the speeds. Few digital cable providers who are both television and Internet providers are capable of matching what Google and Verizon are doing. They are changing the landscape of the industry while Cox, Comcast and Time Warner sit back and allow it to happen around them. Continue reading

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Options Are Available for You Now

I have long said that I do like to have a lot of choices in my life. Whether I am buying a new cable service package, a new car, or even just a new pair of shoes I like to know that there are different options for me out there. If you live in Texas you now have a new option to be able to pick who you want for your power company. The powertochoose is really a great thing, there are a lot of different options for you to look at online. A few years ago, you only had one local choice for your power company and today you have a lot of choices as to who you want to provide you with power to your house or business. Continue reading

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The Trials of Working in Tech Support

Cox Cable TVChoosing a great cable company is so easy these days. With websites like http://www.cable-tv.com/cox/ cataloguing nearly every service provider you’ll find in your home town. I’ve long felt that many people are really unfair in the way that they treat cable companies. Sure, the customer service can be an issue sometimes but if you try to take the time and imagine just how many people that they service on any given day then you might come to appreciate how much hard work is being put into keeping service quality high. I used to work for a cable company doing tech support and I can’t even begin to tell you the number of times I had people yell at me. It was a terrible experience. Continue reading

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Moved into the New Place

Jack and I had no choice except to ditch Mikey and the other place. For one thing it was getting to be hazardous. The lease was in his name and aside from that the place was not that great for what it cost. So the two of us found a little house about three miles or so from the campus. It is not too far from ideal for me. For starters there some local high speed internet providers here that were not quite available at the other place, for whatever reason they did not have the proper infrastructure there just yet. It is about a ten minute walk to the music shop where I work too. I got a job there after a guy I knew told the owner to call me up. Continue reading

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Getting Good Deals on Home Insurance

Anyone who has been a homeowner for any decent amount of time knows that a lot of unexpected expenses come along. Everyone hopes that these are limited to small repairs and random maintenance, but not everyone is so fortunate. It seems like whenever it is least expected, the huge problems like a natural disaster or robbery come along and ruin things. Fortunately though, with the right insurance plan you can have coverage for all kinds of events whether you knew they were coming or not. Best of all, greendale wi homeowners insurance deals are better than ever so the whole process can be extremely affordable too.

The first step to any purchase is obviously research, but as you narrow down the best insurance companies the next step is to get quotes from each. Quotes are based on a variety of factors, including both the homeowner and house itself. Continue reading

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