Monthly Archives: November 2014

22 Nov

Great Apartments at Low Costs

I found some amazing apartments in Columbia recently. I was doing what I generally do when I look for a new apartment. I try to avoid checking out those apartment listings on the web and instead go for a walk around neighborhoods near a college campus. More often than not I can find something that is big enough to be comfortable for a single individual, usually twice as big as what you might pay at some cookie-cutter apartment complex sprawl, at half the price. Generally these apartments are owned by individuals who are just making some side cash from their units so they’re not completely invested in real estate.

Too, the apartments that you will find out here are being targeted to students so it becomes far easier to find something that’s going to be cheap. I’ve always been surprised by how cheap I can find apartments here. One apartment that I had recently was only $450 a month which included all my utilities! Seriously, that kind of deal is not something that you are going to be able to find in most areas and when you are on a budget like me, it’s a life saver.

It helps that they are pretty cool looking, too! Every apartment that I have had out here over the years has had a different and unique vibe to it. Everything from old hardwood floors with arching ceilings to the apartment that had a sweet Murphy bed in it. That had to be my favorite and it was a serious bummer when I moved out! But I like being on the move and finding new apartments, always hoping that I’ll be able to find something that is amazing as well as cheap! I haven’t found the perfect place yet but I know that I am getting close.

20 Nov

Started Working on the House Today

I got to find a person has a pressure washer I suppose, a different kind of house cleaner in Westchester county NY. I would go and rent a pressure washer if it was not this time of the year, because what I need to have done is not all that hard, it is just something that requires the right gear, the right touch and you have to be willing to get wet. I am guessing that a person who would do it this time of the year would get some sort of dry suit, a rain coat would not be good enough I do not think. You would catch pneumonia and maybe die if you were to get soaked as cold as it is out doors right now. It would just be a fool thing for you to do. Of course this is not an easy job in the sense that you have to take care.

If you have not ever messed with a powerful pressure washer you might not realize that you could tear up stuff with one. In fact I have pointed one at a brick wall and it will pretty much look like it is bleeding, becausethe brick will get eaten apart by the pressure. In this case I need to clean some wood and obviously you do not want to hit it too hard or else you will tear it up. I would really love to catch the kids who spray painted that stuff on it. I do not know for sure what I need to do to get rid of it. The job needs to be done right though, because we are going to put the house on the market once we get a few things done to it and get ready to find a new place.

16 Nov

Best Local Satellite Television Deals

I just moved into a new apartment, so I am trying to get some things set up. I have to get some things set up, and it is probably going to take a few weeks, before I am all unpacked. I am dreading the task of unpacking, and trying to get everything situated. It is quite a daunting task. Anyway, I would like to get television hooked up soon, and I think that looking for local satellite tv deals would be a good idea. I have wanted to give some sort of satellite television service a try for years, but it was not available where I used to live, due to the fact that the house was located in a valley, where satellite reception was not really possible.

I have been told that going with satellite television is the best way to gain access to a large number of HD channels. I really do not want to watch television programming in anything less than high definition quality. I feel like it is probably bad for your eyes, and that is one of the reason why I have purchased a larger television as well. I do not really have any evidence to back up my assertion, but I think that it is true, and that is good enough for me.

Anyway, I will look at the different deals that are available, and try to pick one that works best for my level of income. Hopefully, I will be able to pick a television package that includes channels I want to have. I am a bit of a television junkie, and I know that I spend too much of my time watching TV shows. It does not interfere with my life that much though, so it is not something I am concerned with currently.

15 Nov

Mobile Banner Advertising Used in Niche Market Apps

I got an idea for an easy to use app for a niche market. At least I thought it was going to be a niche market. It turns out that there are a lot more people interested in the solution I put in my app than I thought there ever would be. Most apps seem to do extraordinary things. I found one that tweaks photos I take with my smartphone making them into showpieces. Now that app is actually free so how do I compete and earn money with my app? I added mobile banner advertising to my free to download app to help me earn a little bit. I wasn’t expecting much, but that is because I was not expecting so many people to actually download and use the app!

There are probably volumes of information out there telling you what you need to have in order to make an app people will like. If you are going to serve a niche market with your application, you can pretty much ignore everything the mega app makers are touting. You are making the app to serve a purpose even though it is for a small market. I underestimated just how many people would appreciate the app I made. Adding in the mobile banner advertising is helping me to earn money to free up time to make other apps I have in mind. I can really see how this turns into careers for some self-starters.

I was thinking there would be a few thousand who might download my app with much fewer who actually kept on using it. I made a task simple to do using a smartphone. We always have our phones with us, but we still use other technology to do simple tasks because of how tedious apps made to do the tasks are. I come up with a simple solution to something, and people really like how it works. I got a whole lot more people who downloaded and use the app every day than I expected. The mobile banner advertising on it is paying a lot of my bills!

15 Nov

Archaic Models of Television Business

Suddenlink 'connects' with new partnerWith so few options for a cable service, it is no wonder that companies like Suddenlink are doing their best to survive in a market that is favorable to only those with the money to keep larger companies at bay. I have been growing increasingly angry over the years due to the fewer options that are available to us because it clearly shows that the industry is beginning to fail. It might be dying in the physical world as a service brought into our homes but on the Internet it is beginning to rapidly change, evolving nearly every day as new content is always being created.

I remember a time when Netflix was just a service that only sent DVDs to their customers homes which gradually began to evolve more toward a streaming service. This too had suddenly changed as they no doubt realized that they cannot depend only on paying for the licensing that is required to gain access to content which isn’t their own and instead have begun creating their own line of Netflix content! This is a great move by a company that has radically changed the way that we consume entertainment completely and has helped further even other models of technology.

Devices like the Roku, funded in part by Netflix, actually made way for other devices such as Amazon TV which is growing in popularity on its own. Cable companies have to take note of this in if they want to continue being viable assuming they do not destroy our ac cess to the Internet first, something that they are desperately trying to do by forcing consumers to pay for it like they would their cable television packaging. We cannot allow this to happen – too much is riding on this and they are all that stand in our way.

15 Nov

Best Prices Through Cox Cable Television

I just moved to Georgia, which is a state that I am not very familiar with. Well, I know that its biggest city is Atlanta, and that it is famous for peaches, but other than that, I do not know much about the state. I am going to be living here though, because the company that I work for, has reassigned me. I need to look into cox cable to see if they will have good deals for cable, and I am really hoping to get a package, or something like that, that will have all of the channels that I want.

I might also be interested in looking for a company that will both sell me television service and be my internet service provider as well. That would, at the least, be rather convenient. It is how I did things at my previous residence, but I am not sure if the packages for both, are good enough, in terms of the price, to warrant such an arrangement. It is something that I will need to look into. Clearly, if the price is not good enough, then I am not going to do things that way, and will opt for another arrangement, that makes more fiscal sense to me.

I want to look into television packages to begin with, because I am really curious to see how many channels I can get from this provider. I hope that they have some sort of deal for getting a lot of sports channels for a cheap price. I am big fan of baseball, and I want to be able to watch as many baseball games, during this baseball season, as possible. I am not sure how many baseball games there are per year, but I know it is a whole lot, considering every team places 162 of them.

12 Nov

When My Cable Company Started Nickel and Diming Me, I Switched to Satellite

Cable or satellite? I think just about every other commercial I see on TV is about that topic. Well, that and lawyers telling you how they can get money for you for everything from eating paint chips to space debris falling on your head. Okay, so the last one is not an ad . . . yet. In order to simplify my life and help me to be able to fast forward through more stupid commercials I went to to see about getting satellite TV.

My first reason was that the On Demand TV series on my cable DVR makes me sit through the commercials. If I just record something, I do not have to endure that. However, my cable box can only record two shows at once. I have a wife and two kids and we need to record more shows at once.

It never fails that my sports show is on when the kids’ sitcom is on and my wife’s dancing with the washed up people from entertainment show comes on. That is three shows on three separate channels at the same time slot. Cable cannot handle that, but the satellite box can. I just wanted to be sure about the packages we could choose from. I did not know if satellite put all the best channels only in the top tier package or not.

My cable company has been systematically pulling the popular channels, as they grow in popularity, from the lower tier packages. I turned my TV on and my favorite channel about the outdoors was moved to another package that costs about eight bucks more per month. I figure if they are going to nickel and dime me like that, then I will just switch to satellite. I like their menu and on-screen guide better anyway.