Month: May 2016

From Bulletin Board Services to the Development of the World Wide Web

How many email addresses do you have? Most people have one for work and at least one personal one. Others have junk email addresses they use when trying to get freebies and other things on the Internet. You want the freebie, but you do not want the spam coming into your regular email box. If you are like me, you check one email platform that every other email address forwards to. So, if you have a lot of email addresses, what is your oldest one? My mom still uses and MSN Hotmail sign in. That has been around since about 1995 or so. A lot of the people developing the Internet now were born around that time. Isn’t that crazy to think about?

I can remember before we had the Internet. Some local people would set up their computers to receive calls from others. (more…)

Routine HVAC Maintenance Saves on Long Term Costs

The cost of running a business, retail store, or building in New York City can be quite high. When you think of adding in the cost of repairs an HVAC system in time for summer, it can be a costly bill on the horizon. Although getting an HVAC repair in NYC might seem expensive, it is nothing close to the costs that you would incur if the system broke down entirely during the summer and required days or longer to fix it then. Remember the cost-benefit trade off in getting the work done early. Hire a trained professional with experience working with commercial clients or industrial settings. At times your system will need a major repair, but for systems that have been properly maintained over the years, the call for service can amount to more of a tune-up.

The difference in the level of repairs needed for a system that is well cared for and one that has been neglected can be substantial. (more…)

I’m Not Cut out for the City

I grew up in North Carolina, so it was a huge culture shock to me when I moved to New York City for a job. While I appreciated the opportunity, I never felt comfortable there. I felt so out of place, and I never felt safe. I knew that I would not last long there, which is why I was happy when a teaching position opened up in Asheville. I applied and was hired almost immediately, and I started looking at Asheville apartments for rent the same day I got the good news.

I knew that after living in New York City for two years, I could put up with just about anything in North Carolina. I was not ready to settle like that though. I wanted to be able to see the mountains again. (more…)

I Like Having a Chance of Pace

You do not have stay in one place all your life. My parents always told me that it is important to do that. They always felt that putting down roots and not moving around was the smartest thing to do. But I wanted to spread my wings and try and do new things. I decided to check out apartments for Toledo Ohio because I have a friend living there. It is also not too far from where my parents and my siblings live, so I knew I could easily come home on the weekends.

I decided to choose the Toledo area because of all the fun things there are to do there. I had been living in a much smaller city. (more…)