Monthly Archives: August 2016

Everyone Needs a New Air Conditioner

Due to a thunderstorm rolling through the area while everyone was using their air conditioners to keep cool, a crazy event happened. On my street, every home air conditioner stopped working. I had never seen anything like it in all of the years of living on this street. Everyone had to find a way to get HVAC installation in Manhattan, NY. I did some research to find a company that could give me an air conditioner for an affordable price while still giving me a good one, and also having a fair installation price. Some companies will give you a cheap item while having high installation prices.

Once I found a company, I called them and told them about my predicament. They had gotten calls from other people who live on the same street as I do, so they knew exactly what needed to happen. They gave me a good deal on an air conditioner and installation package, and even threw in a free thermostat. I like when companies give out free extras with their service. They aren’t required to, but when they do, it shows me that they are willing to go the extra mile to please a customer.

On the day that they came to install the air conditioners, they came with a whole fleet of trucks. I thought they would have been under prepared for an event like this, but I guess this isn’t the first time they’ve done a mass installation. Watching the workers go in and out with the air conditioners made the neighborhood look like one of those old black and white commercials from the 1940s, where the workers are gleefully smiling while they perform their job. The workers left at the same time, and as the convoy of trucks drove down the street, everyone waved and applauded.

The Value of Commercials in Free Streaming Services

The number of services that provide streaming media options seems to grow every day. In the past we have talked about Amazon Instant Video, and M-GO. Today we are going to be talking about a relatively new kid on the steaming media block Netflix. People I talk to about how to get rid of cable know of my fondness for the Roku 3 and if you have taken my advice and have picked up the awesomeness that is Roku 3 you may have noticed that has become the Roku preferred provider for movies and TV; scrolling through the main menu on your Roku 3 you will find it under "Movies" and "TV" as well as listed with all of your other channels.

The more content options available to those that decide to get rid of cable the better and Netflix presents another solid option for cord cutters to stream their favorite titles. The fact that there is no commitment to a monthly subscription and that it seamlessly integrates with the Roku 3 make Netflix worthy to have added to your app collection but the price point and somewhat smaller selection keep it from being and industry leader for the moment.

To be completely honest, these days it's difficult to find a worthwhile streaming app. While Crackle and such service with commercials have done well, they offer up some of the same content that is available to services without. While free, Netflix and others are cheap enough that it's surprising to find Crackle possess as many commercials with every viewing. It makes a customer like myself wonder if the value of the commercials reflect the value of the product which I am streaming. Is that 7 dollars worth of commercial time that I'm having to sit through as opposed to the commercial free Netflix cost?

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Getting Satellite Internet Was a Must

When my husband told me that he wanted to leave the city for good, I was so happy. I was born and bred in the country, and I missed it so much. I tried city living, but it was just too fast paced for me. I was really happy that he wanted to move closer to my family, and what convinced him was the funniest thing of all. He told me that he had researched satellite Internet to make sure that the Internet would work where we were going to move.

I had to laugh at that because I had lived there all of my life, and I certainly had Internet before I married him. In fact, I even had satellite Internet because it was just so much better than dial up Internet service, which I had also had for years growing up. I knew that satellite Internet had probably gotten even better since I had left home, so I went to the same site that he had gone to. It was about Hughes Net, which is the same provider that I had before we were married. I had never had a problem with them, so I was happy to see that was the provider we would still have.

I was impressed with the number of different plans that Hughes Net offers to its customers. I really did not do a lot on the Internet when I lived with my folks before marriage, and living with my husband had changed all of that. I was now playing games, streaming videos, and editing all kinds of photographs to help him with his work. I was happy to see that we would be able to get a really nice plan that would let me do all of those things still. It feels so good to be back home, and my husband feels the same way now too!

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How Choosing Hosting VPS Instead of Dedicated Private Servers Can Save You Money

Some individuals and a lot of start-up businesses need good hosting VPS help. Most people are not aware of what a VPS is. Computers are a major investment for any business. A business that has outgrown the capacity of a few desktops and laptops to serve their needs will need to have full access to computer servers that can be accessed from anywhere. This is true because most businesses today have people spread out all over the place. A VPS is a Virtual Private Server, and they are actually simple to understand.

A VPS is a powerful computer. It looks like a rectangular box, and it slides into a rack system in a server center somewhere. The wires coming out of the back connect it to the backbone of the Internet through secure high speed data connections. A rack has a bunch of VPS computers in it, and a room may be filled with racks. Now what makes a VPS unique is that the hard drive and circuitry allow multiple instances of the operating system to be running at once. Each instance is isolated from the rest. This is what makes it a virtual private server rather than a dedicated one. It is also what makes them cost-effective for businesses.

A dedicated server means that it is just you on that computer. That can be costly for many small businesses. Virtual hosting VPS makes it possible to have a bunch of private servers running on a single computer. I know it is hard to fathom multiple separate instances of an operating system running at once on one computer, but it is actually normal today. If you use a VPS, you want to make sure the company hosting you is particular about who you share your space with on the server. You also want high security. Hosting VPS can save you a lot of money and give you access to a lot of computing power your business needs without having to own anything extra.

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