I am a couch potato. If given the choice between watching a movie at home or going out with friends to the local club, I almost always choose watching a movie. I also have a slew of television shows that I watch on a regular basis. There is no way I could ever watch all of them live, and that is why I have Direct TV. I did have a cable subscription up until a year ago, but it was rough for someone who likes to watch TV as much as I do.
I was only able to record two things at once on my cable receiver box, and sometimes there would be three or four of my favorite shows on at the same time. I was always able to go online and watch what I missed, or even go to the on demand channel, but I actually preferred to watch my shows using my DVR. I liked that I was able to fast forward through commercials and all the other benefits that come with having a DVR, but I couldn't enjoy all of my programming because of the limitations of the receiver.
When I heard that Direct TV allows six programs to be recorded at the same time, I felt like a kid in a candy store. I knew I needed to have that receiver, but I was not sure that I could afford it. I always thought satellite TV was a lot more expensive than cable, but my research showed how wrong I was there too. I would be able to actually get more channels for a lower price, and have the capability of recording six shows at once. For a TV fanatic like me, there really is no other choice than to have a TV programming provider like that!
About a year ago, I purchased a second house to serve as a vacation house. It is located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and the reason that I purchased a house there, was to take advantage of the skiing opportunities that are present in that part of the country. Skiing as always been one of my passions, ever since I first learned how to ski, when I was just four years old. Anyway, I would like to get a Direct TV package for the vacation house, so that my family will be able to watch television, when they are on vacation at the cabin.
I am going to rent the cabin out to some of my friends at various times of the year. That way, I will be able to make some money off of it, and cover some of the expenses that are associated with owning a second house. Since people are going to be staying in the house at various times in the year, it makes a good bit more sense to get a television service at the house. Previously, I was wary about getting television hooked up there, since it would have only been used a few times a year, at the most.
But, now that I know other people will be renting the house at times, it is something that I am seriously considering. I am pretty sure that satellite is my only option for the vacation house. That is because it is located in the mountains, and I do not think any other provider would be in the area. I guess I should look around, and make sure that is the case. But the house is literally on the side of a mountain. So I am pretty sure that I am correct on that matter.Take On Understanding
A few months ago, I purchased a new house, and it seems like it would be a good idea to protect my investment, and my family, of course, with a home security system of some sort. I have not had one before, but I realize that this new house is located in an area with a higher crime rate than were I previously lived. As such, I have been browsing this site, home-security.co, that I found earlier when I was looking information about various home security systems, and their providers.
I want to get a security system that will afford me a lot of flexibility when it comes to monitoring my home, and making sure that it is safe. The area that i have moved to is not that bad, by any means, but the city that we now live in has a significantly higher crime rate than were we used to live, and I believe that, that is a cause for concern. I have always wanted to make sure that my family remains safe, but at my last house, it just did not seem necessary to have a security system. Maybe I was wrong in thinking that, as it is always possible for something terrible to happen, such as a home invasion.
I know that I could never live with myself if something bad were to happen to my family, along those lines, and I had not done all that I could to prevent it from happening. I want to make sure that I get a security system from a very reputable provider of security systems. However, at the same time, the price of the security system is also a big concern, because I spent most of my savings on the down payment for the new house my family is living in.Take On Understanding
I have got a new job working for the administration offices at Boston University and I am getting a pretty good trip in to the office every morning. I have been living in Waltham where I have a little place with cheap internet and Cox tv in Massachusetts. I am thinking that I can probably try to find a place that is closer to the campus if I try hard enough, although obviously I am not looking to live like I used to live when I was living in Chestnut Hill while I went to BC. I am sure there are plenty of quiet little neighborhoods near the campus where you can find a place to live. Obviously I am looking to rent, but if I could find a cheap enough house I might consider buying. Me and this girl are talking like things might get serious, but it is hard to say right now. We both like the way that is right now, but we might move in together if the right situation presented itself.
At any rate this job is a big chance for me. I have been working at getting a better job for months and this is something which can lead some place. Obviously if you get in with a university and you do well you can end up having a career for life. This job requires my skills and they have a lot of work right now. I need to be able to impress them though, because they might get to cutting budget at any moment. You never know when things are going to change and I want to make myself look as irreplaceable as I can be and I want to do that really quick. I found this job and I do not want to loo for another.Take On Understanding
I have been down here in Texas for a couple of weeks and it is sort of weird the way things are different down here. Of course you have a different mix of ethnic groups here than you have back where I come from. We have Hispanic people in North Carolina, but here there are a lot more of them. Some of them have been living in this area for generations and others have just come across the border. At any rate you have some interesting laws, I like the one you can find out about here http://energyproviderstexas.com. In Texas you can pick which electric company you want. In NC you get Duke Energy, which is part of the Southern Company. There are a couple of small power companies in other smaller areas, but I never got to find out about them. I have seen the facilities of Carolina Power and Light up in the area on the Mountains near the Tennessee border. They have a power plant you can see from I 40 some place near the Pigeon River
On the other hand they have a lot of really bizarre and reactionary types out here. The Texas Education Agency has made it's job to make the text books in all of the state's schools conform to the Biblical time lines. That is really a big deal, not funny at all, because you have a lot of Textbooks which are going to end up in other states with this same sort of thing going on. Of course you should clearly differentiate between the public education system and private religious ideologies. It is not hard to look around in the world and see all sorts of problems which have been caused by people who want to impose their religious views on everyone else.Take On Understanding
As a victim of a home invasion I have come to realize that the entire night only occurred because I was lacking anything remotely resembling home security systems. After living through that horrible experience I have made the necessary steps to ensure that this will never happen again or, should it occur despite the layers of security I have enshrouded myself within, I will not be as helpless as I was that night. Anyone who has ever been through a home invasion can tell you first hand just how terrifying it is to wake up knowing someone has forced their way into your home with ill intent.
I remember lying in bed shocked that this could be happening to me. I didn't have a weapon that I could reach to. I didn't have a plan. I didn't do anything but call the police as soon as I was able to gather my wits about me but even that wasn't enough. They were quick with going through the home which lead them right to me. I thought I was going to die. I really did. He stood there outlined in the darkness of the night but, thankfully, he only proceeded to lock me in my own room while I cowered waiting for the police to arrive.
I won't ever be the victim again. I've been taking self-defense classes, martial arts and I installed the best home security that I could afford. I have now armed myself with noise detectors, motion detectors, flood lights and motion activated cameras. There's no way that someone is ever going to get into my home and get away with it. This is the only thing that I knew I could do to help me overcome the feeling of vulnerability that had gripped me so powerfully soon after it happened.
It's difficult for me to predict where my career will take me. I travel a lot for work, and I had to relocate quite a few times. My most recent assignment has me moving to Texas. As part of the relocation package, I have someone who helps me find a place to live. She provided me with a list of local apartments to consider. I really didn't know where I wanted to live, but I did know what amenities I was looking for. That's one of the reasons she suggested that I take a look at www.treepoint-apts.com.
One of my requirements for an apartment was a swimming pool. It gets really hot in that area and I would love the opportunity to cool down whenever I want to. A pool is great for exercise as well. If I don't feel like going to the gym or going for a run, I can just swim some laps and call it a day. In addition to the pool, I really wanted a common area that would be great for parties. This property has a gazebo with a grill, which is perfect for my needs. I can picture myself having a potluck with friends on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Another amenity that this place offers is a business center. I have my own setup at home, but I can see this being useful in case of an emergency. If for some reason I'm not able to use my computer or my printer, this would give me the option of using the business center.
Based on the fact that this apartment had everything I was looking for, I decided to make an appointment to tour the property in person. After a short walk around the common areas, and a brief look inside one of the units, I was ready to sign a lease. It's an amazing find in this area.Take On Understanding
After a successful charity fundraiser within the Mexican mobile development community, iTexico has donated all funds to local charities to help young people overcome their illness. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) December 30, 2013
iTexico, an Austin based nearshore web and mobile app development company, has announced that they recently donated all funds raised in November to a local charity center in Guadalajara, Mexico. iTexico is supported by Dawcons, a software development company located in Guadalajara, Mexico. During November 2013, both tech companies joined forces to reach the mobile app developer ecosystem in the US and Mexico to raise funds for charity and create awareness for health care issues.
During the month of November, iTexico joined the Movember campaign with a little twist to make it its own. Because of the lack of official presence of Movember in Mexico, the team at iTexico decided to make their own campaign. “We were looking to maintain the Movember ideology present at all time while applying some of our own personality and reaching out to the mobile developer community to ignite a passionate response to help people. We knew that developers are kind at heart and we just needed to find the right way to ask for their help in making people’s lives better. The response was marvellous and we are very proud of our community,” said Anurag Kumar, CEO of iTexico.
The dynamic that took place on iTexico’s Facebook page, consisted of asking for volunteers, members of iTexico and Dawcons, to clean shave their beards and grow a new moustache. The before and after pictures of the volunteers were uploaded to the company’s Facebook page communicating that for every like on the members photos, the company would donate around a dollar in Mexican currency ($ 10 Mexican pesos) to a local charity.
After a full month of activity on iTexico’s social networks, the results were in and the general response for the Movember campaign was very satisfactory with a very active response from the mobile development community. At the end of the month, the amounts of likes gathered from web and mobile app developers surpassed was just shy of 2700.
“The support of the people was amazing. We received a lot of likes in the first couple of pictures and also the links that we sent about important facts for men’s health had a good response. It’s incredible how people join forces for a greater cause and how much awareness we can help to create through fun dynamics like these,” said Guillermo Ortega, COO of iTexico.
“Our Movember campaign primarily aimed to support local charities in Guadalajara, Mexico, where the company’s nearshore delivery center is located and where it hosts more than 70 professionals in the areas of web and mobile UX/UI design, architecture, native and cross-platform development, testing and QA. Supporting a local charity was a core part of the campaign and the team worked hard to make this happen. Movember is about men’s health and mental care, but we wanted it to make it work on a local level and directly impact and improve people’s lives. So between the companies we looked up for a cause we could help with and found a great charity center,” said David Sandoval, Marketing Manager at iTexico.
iTexico and Dawcons helped a local charity center in Guadalajara called the Fray Antonio Alcalde Shelter and donated more than two thousand dollars which will go directly to the people in need.
José Trinidad, 42, needed help with medicines for his larynx tumor; Jesús Gudiño, 45 needed help for a treatment for his prostate cancer. Yolanda Pérez, who is only 19, was diagnosed with leukemia and needed to take very expensive shots every day. iTexico has already received letters of gratitude from the people they’ve helped through this initiative.
iTexico’s vast majority of young developers are men and that’s why the company was interested in participating in Movember.
“As we’ve said before, we have many mobile app development experts at our delivery center in Mexico and we’re always looking to provide them with the best health care benefits out there. Movember was a different way of showing our interest and help make a difference in someone’s life,” said Anurag Kumar, CEO of iTexico.
For more information about Movember and about how you can help to increase health awareness, please visit Movember.com.
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