I Wanted to Change Carriers

When I bought my phone, I got a pretty decent deal for it since I locked myself into a two year contract. Some people told me I didn’t get the best deal possible though because I still ended up paying a few hundred dollars for it. I decided that I was going to switch carriers once my two years was up, but I found out that I would have to buy a new phone with the new carrier. This was mind boggling, considering how much I paid for it, so I searched for remove carrier on my computer.

I knew that there had to be a way that I could switch carriers without having to buy a new phone. I was not willing to put out several hundred dollars more when the phone I have is perfectly fine. In fact, it is the best phone I have ever had, and I’ve had quite a lot of different ones in the past. Read More »

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admin on October 17th, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

I Am Getting a New Citroen Van to Use As My Work Van

I like a nice van to use to work out of every day. I do furnace repair, and I carry my tools and parts in a van every day. I was looking at Citreon van sales to get a new work van. I wanted something that was going to greatly increase the fuel economy. My tools are heavy, but not so heavy I need a van as big as the one I have. I also wanted something that was a lot more easy to drive in urban and village areas. It was tiring driving my big van around all of the time.

When I have to work with another person installing a new furnace, we will bring the big van since it can actually hold the furnace and duct work metal and tools. My smaller van I am getting from the Citroen van sales I have seen being offered is going to be my daily work van. Read More »

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admin on January 8th, 2015 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Coffee is Really Part of the Culture Among My Friends

Coffee is a big deal with my friends. We have conversations about beans, roasts machines and everything. They seem to get into it like a competition sport to see who can have the most interesting coffee available when we visit one another. I guess it is like a replacement for the old dinner parties that our grandparents used to have. Some of my friends have some nice machines to make different coffees. Everyone has a French Press. All I had was my drip coffeemaker for the longest time, but I had been looking at deals on the best espresso machine I could find. My goal was to buy a used commercial espresso maker. Read More »

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admin on October 4th, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

On One of the Worst Nights of My Life, Music Helped

When my husband left, he took more than half of what we owned together. I came home one night to find most everything taken from our apartment. It was horrifying to walk in after work and see so many things missing. Once I figured out what had happened, I went to turn on my laptop so that I could listen to some soothing music. It was mind blowing to see that he had even taken my laptop with him. I went to my favorite MP3Skull site with the help of an old laptop that I had in the closet to get some music. As unique as that may sound, it made me instantly relax to hear my favorite songs. I sat back after that and began thinking about the situation.

My ex and I were married for only six months. Read More »

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admin on October 4th, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

LVT Underlayment Prices for Vinyl Floor Installation

I have decided that I am going to put a new vinyl floor in my kitchen and I want to do it myself, so that I can save some money on the installation. I am trying to find the best price online to buy LVT underlayment, so that I can use that to place below the vinyl flooring that I will install. I think that LVT is a good choice of material for the project, because of its acoustic properties. Some of my younger children have their bedrooms adjacent to the kitchen, and they go to sleep much earlier than their older siblings.

Said older siblings have a tendency to use the kitchen late at night, and can often make a good bit of noise, until my wife or I comes out to yell at them. Hopefully by installing an underlayment iwth good acoustic properties underneath the new vinyl floor, we will be able to cut down on some of the noise generated by people using the kitchen late at night.

I am really excited about doing this project on my own, and I will cross my fingers and hope that I do a good job on it. On the surface, it does appear to be a pretty easy job to do. In particular, I am kind of worried about how hard it will be to cut the vinyl. I don’t think it should be tricky, but I am not really sure at the same time. I have never done it before, and I think it needs to be cut pretty close to exactly in order to fit right with the measurements of the kitchen. From what I’ve read and watched on the subject, that is going to be the trickiest part of the whole project, but I am not sure.

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admin on September 15th, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Training Videos on Autocad Civil 3D

I am currently going to school to be a Civil Engineer. It took me awhile to land on this major, and I wasted three years of college as a physics major before switching. Well, I wouldn’t say I wasted that time, because I took a lot of the math and physics classes I would need as an engineer anyway. But I wish I had known what I wanted to do when I stated off in college. Anyway, I am trying to find Autocad Civil 3D training videos on the internet, so that I can utilize the videos to learn how to use this software.

I have to use this software for an upcoming project that I have in one of my classes, and I have never used it before, so I am a bit clueless. On the surface it does not seem that hard to use, but I know that there are a lot of advanced features that I am not aware of, or do not know how to use. Unfortunately, I am probably going to need a lot of those features for this assignment. I know that the professor taught the class how to use the software a bit on a couple days of class. But unfortunately for me, I was sick that week, and missed all of the lectures where the use of the software was covered.

I would have tried to ask one of my classmates if I could see their notes from those lectures, but unfortunately, I do not know anyone in this class, and I have few friends in the engineering department anyway. So it is left to me to figure out how to use the software on my own. Luckily, I think that training videos will be more useful than class notes in anycase.

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admin on September 15th, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Listening to Music in Different Languages is Cool

My neighbor is from Mexico. He has been here since he was born. His parents too. His grandparents emigrated here when they were young. Even though he is now a second-generation naturalized citizen, he still follows his roots as far as knowing his grandparent’s language and liking the music of his heritage. He also likes the contemporary music in Spanish as well as English. He has a lot of artists on his playlists who are from Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries. He uses the Krafta website to listen to a lot of mp3s. There are few Spanish songs I like even though I can only speak enough of the language to say very basic things.

There is a certain privilege to being bilingual. Read More »

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admin on August 23rd, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

We Needed a New Toilet

My two kids were goofing off in the bathroom of all places not long ago. They usually leave their wrestling moves for the backyard, but a friendly game of house ball had them goofing off in the large bathroom that we all share on the main floor. When my oldest son did a karate kick that was supposed to be all show, he never expected that we would have to contact a plumber in Morris County NJ to fix what happened next. His brother moved quickly and he couldn’t compensate. His foot went flying pretty quick and ended up busting up the toilet.

I know there are some jokes in there since we have heard quite a few since his friends found out about this. The pressing issue was getting the toilet fixed as quickly as possible. Read More »

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admin on March 12th, 2015 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

One Last Vacation with Friends

I’m glad I was able to find an apartment at http://jjh.com.sg, because if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have had anywhere to live when I was in Singapore. I went there with 3 other friends for a vacation in the summer. This was the last vacation I would be able to have with my friends because we were all graduating from college and would have to go on with our lives after that. We needed one last exciting time before entering the work force and having all of our time consumed by responsibilities and family life.

After finding the apartment, we took a plane to Singapore and were amazed at how great the apartment looked. It looked nice in the photos we saw online, but it was even more impressive in person. After choosing who would sleep in what room and unpacking our luggage, We set out in Singapore to find one thing that we all wanted to see: the beach. As friends, we have a rule that we must see the beach in any country we visit. It’s something we made up during college. Read More »

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admin on January 9th, 2015 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Started to Work on Some DIY Projects

This is mostly just being cheap, but I got the idea from a friend of mine who had made her own Do it yourself Roman Blinds. In theory this is pretty easy and in my case it was really easy, because this particular lady just loves to show off her abilities. I am sure you have met a lot of people like this in your life and in this case I did not really intend to convince her to do it all for me. My plan was for her to show me how she did it and then I would mess around until I got it all sorted out. It really is not all that hard, but it takes a little bit of fooling around to get it right. Read More »

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admin on January 8th, 2015 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Replace the RIAA with Reasonable Business

When a friend of mine encouraged me to buy Datpiff downloads, I could only look at him with dismay; what in the world is Datpiff, I wondered. I hadn’t heard of the service before so I had to do what any good digital native does in this situation; I Googled them and quickly found out that my friend was correct in recommending this service to me. Even with Rhapsody and Spotify at my disposal, it can be difficult to find those songs that exist only on different mix tape albums – the kind where a multitude of singles are tossed on. Read More »

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admin on January 8th, 2015 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Getting Ready for the Big Move

Of course things never work out quite the way you expect, but I have a contingency plan and so I put my stuff in a storage facility called store friendly while I am figuring out how to move. The place I am leaving in is a dump and it has always been a dump. I knew when I moved in that it was eventually going to end up being razed to the ground and replaced by a big tower. Of course that makes it cheap and I have been trying to save money for my own place and the easy way to do that is to not spend money when I do not have to spend money. Read More »

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admin on January 8th, 2015 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Looking for a Temporary Location

I had a talk with the landlord this morning. He came by and let me know that when the lease was up he was going to sell the building to someone who seemed likely to tear it down and put up a bigger structure of some sort. So it seems that I have look at some sort of service offices, perhaps like the ones here. It seems like that is the best thing from what I can tell, or at least it is something which seems like the best thing to do for the short term. It is not going to be possible for me to set up an office as it would seem. When I put this together I had access to an out of work IT guy who was willing to work for cheap to set it up for me. The big thing is the phone and computer network. That is a very complicated thing for a normal person with ordinary technical skills to deal with. The guy who did it thought very little of the task and yet he had to do a lot of troubleshooting.

That is the thing that would be a big problem. It is not like putting a lego set together exactly. The pieces can fit together just fine and that does not mean that the system is going to be any use to you. This guy called it chasing gremlins or something like that. You have some tiny error some place in the code, which amounts to a speck in the middle of tons and tons of code. If you know what you are doing that is not so big of a deal perhaps or even then it might be very frustrating. However I would not even have a clue where to begin.

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admin on January 8th, 2015 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Helping My Uncle out This Week

My uncle is fairly well off financially, but his health is not as good as it could be and so I have been helping him out this week with some stuff he needs to get done now that the weather is getting nice. Of course I am still going to school, but I am not so far away that I can not do this as well. He has a woman who comes in a couple of times per month to provide a bit of senior home care in brooklyn ny and that is the only reason he can keep the house. My Dad is trying to get him to move in with them, but of course he and my Mom do not precisely get along. In fact Uncle Roy is not a precisely easy person to deal with unless you are the sort of person who is not easily aroused to anger. He just has a way of saying things, more or less as though he does not really care a lot about what other people think. Read More »

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admin on January 8th, 2015 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Peace of Mind with ADT Security

When I accepted a job offer in Virginia, I knew that it was going to be a quick move. I didn’t want to buy the first house I came across, so I decided to stay in an extended living hotel until I could find the perfect place. It actually did not take nearly as long as I thought it would, and I was signing the papers for my new home within a month of arriving there. The only thing I wanted to do before moving in was get information on the local ADT in Virginia.

I have always had ADT as my security company, and I was happy that they would continue to be here at my new home. They are known nationally as being the best security system company, and I can definitely see why. Not only do they have superior equipment, but they also have a state of the art call center that handles all of their calls as well as trained customer service reps and agents that know exactly what to do should something happen. Read More »

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