Is Having A Roommate A Good Idea?

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byAlma Abell

In today’s economy, those living on their own for the first time will find living alone a daunting task. Prices are too high for one person to pay, and they seem to only be getting higher. Thankfully, most apartments allow two or more people to group up as roommates, to share the load. But is this a good idea in the grand scheme of things? If you are looking for apartments in downtown San Diego, and you are curious as to the upsides of a roommate, here is a short list of the main benefits.

#1. Lightened financial load

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The obvious benefit of having a roommate is that you both share the rent. This takes what would otherwise have been an unbearable load and turns it into a manageable living expense. This is the first reason people jump to when they defend the concept of having a roommate. And for good reason; more income coming in means that you don’t have to spend everything on rent, and can actually have some money left over for you.

#2. Someone to talk to

Even if you don’t like your roommate, at least you’ll have someone regularly around that you can talk to. One of the main problems most people face when living on their own for the first time is loneliness. It’s hard to adjust to living in a house for the first time, and knowing that there’s nobody else there. A roommate is a good set of training wheels, in this case, for helping deal with this very issue.

#3. A sense of security

When you’re living independently for the first time, it can be daunting to have to return every night to a dark, empty apartment. While some might see having a roommate as potentially not helping (i.e. if they have a criminal record, they have access to all of your things) this is highly unlikely to happen. Especially nowadays with the advent of the internet, where someone’s past actions, particularly their potentially illegal actions, are up online for all to see. Having a roommate ensures an extra level of security for the nervous first-timer, who would rather not have to deal with the feeling of paranoia a new apartment can cause in the middle of the night.

Roommates are, despite the occasional horror story, a boon to people moving into their own place for the first time. They handle half the rent, provide an extra level of security, and give you someone to interact with, so you don’t feel as alone as you would otherwise. In the best cases, getting a roommate is signing up for a best friend. For more information Visit Pacific Gate By Bosa.

Viktor Schreckengost dies at 101

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Viktor Schreckengost, the father of industrial design and creator of the Jazz Bowl, an iconic piece of Jazz Age art designed for Eleanor Roosevelt during his association with Cowan Pottery died yesterday. He was 101.

Schreckengost was born on June 26, 1906 in Sebring, Ohio, United States.

Schreckengost’s peers included the far more famous designers Raymond Loewy and Norman Bel Geddes.

In 2000, the Cleveland Museum of Art curated the first ever retrospective of Schreckengost’s work. Stunning in scope, the exhibition included sculpture, pottery, dinnerware, drawings, and paintings.

U.S. actor Charlie Sheen questions 9/11 theories

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Charlie Sheen, appearing on cable television news network station CNN on March 24, questioned the credibility of the theory that 19 hijackers caused all of the destruction to the World Trade Center.

Sheen said; “It seems to me like, you know, 19 amateurs with box cutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75 percent of their targets, that feels like a conspiracy theory… I am an American citizen that loves my country…. People want the truth. They want the truth. And what’s been offered to us resembles nothing of the sort.

In recounting his reaction on the day of the event, Sheen said,”I was up early and we were gonna do a pre-shoot on Spin City, the show I used to do. I was watching the news and the north tower was burning. There was a feeling, it just didn’t look like any commercial jetliner I’ve flown on any time in my life and then when the buildings came down later on that day I said to my brother, ‘Call me insane but did it sorta look like those buildings came down in a controlled demolition?’

Writer Marc Jacobson, of the New York magazine, who co-appeared with Sheen on the same program said in response: “Well, I think he’s doing a reasonable rendition of what other people that believe in this stuff say. And when he says he has his facts straight, I mean, I think the facts are in question. I mean, I think, just because you know what it says on all of these different Web sites doesn’t mean that that’s necessarily the fact. That’s the reason why the United States government, with their endless amounts of resources, let us down by not doing the proper work on the 9/11 Commission. That’s a real problem. Well, you know, but, I mean, it’s just one of those kind of things where you do this work and nobody really cares, but then Charlie Sheen is interested, so then everybody is interested, and that’s fine. You know, obviously, this material needs to be looked at again, because there’s been a lot of problems with the 9/11 Commission report. People feel it’s not adequate. Most of the people who had lost people during that time feel it’s not adequate. And it’s just I think we’re living in a truth vacuum, in a sense, that any time there’s a truth vacuum, these ideas — because people are smart. They put two and two together. Sometimes they get five; sometimes they get 12, but sometimes they get 11, like 9/11, but sometimes they get four. And the thing is that, if you have a situation where the so-called facts are covered up and aggressively covered up, then you’re going to get these conspiracy theories.” One website is claiming that Google had been censoring out any news articles relating to Sheen and 9/11 from it’s search engine.

Regarding the plane that hit the Pentagon, Sheen also has questions: “Just show us how this particular plane pulled off these maneuvers… It is up to us to reveal the truth. It is up to us because we owe it to the families, we owe it to the victims, we owe it to everyone’s life who was drastically altered, horrifically, that day and forever. We owe it to them to uncover what happened.

Some supporters of Sheen’s theories have complained about the lack of mainstream media coverage. They point to CNN’s recent cancellation of Ed Asner’s interview on Showbiz Tonight, where he was expected to support Sheen’s position, as an example of the “media blackout”.

Marina Hyde of The Guardian proposed a theory of her own with regard to Sheen: “Frankly, with dentistry as expensive as yours, you simply can’t afford to let The Man stamp his jackboot down on your face, and so it is that when faced with the inquiry ‘did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone?’, you find yourself thinking: ‘God, I mean… do any of us? Like, he had to have people, you know? At least an agent and a publicist.'”

Google launches Google Spreadsheets

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Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Google has launched an online spreadsheet site, in a private beta.

The site will allow spreadsheets to be shared between up to 10 users, which is aimed to be useful to teams and small businesses. “Many people already organise information into spreadsheets. Where they are struggling is to share it” said the product manager, Jonathan Rochelle.

Google recently bought the online word-processor Writely, launched a calendar product, as well as a desktop search tool. Many see this as them straying into Microsoft‘s markets.

Google Spreadsheets uses very advanced AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript And Xml) and Client Side Scripting to mimic very effectively it’s desktop counterparts’ functions.

It is surprisingly fast, has very good formatting and advanced formula support, but best of all it has complete support for Microsoft Excel .xls files, and very good collaboration: just enter the e-mail address and you can share easily.

Make An Orange County Office Space For Lease An Affordable Prospect

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byAlma Abell

For some people, the concept of buying is better than leasing or renting. However, when you’re talking about office space, unless you’re a large corporation, you’re going to be better off leasing your space then taking the huge financial responsibility of owning your own office space.

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Fortunately, if you have a business in the Orange County area, you’ll find a lot of orange county office space for lease. If you’re looking to make this not only beneficial for the efficiency of your business, but beneficial from a budgetary standpoint, there are a few things that you’ll want to keep in mind.

Larger leased spaces are going to cost more money, and if that’s beyond your budget or you’re looking to keep costs down, you may want to consider shared office spaces. Having employees sharing either offices or portable cubicles can help maximize your space and help you keep your costs down with a smaller space.

The second thing you want to do when you’re considering orange county office space for lease is to lease everything. Obviously, you’ll be leasing your office space, but when you talk about furniture, computers, and anything else that may occupy space in your office, you’ll want to consider leasing rather than buying.

From a financial standpoint, you’ll find that office furniture and various office equipment can be extremely expensive, even if you purchase previously owned furniture. By leasing your equipment, you aren’t making any long-term financial obligations, in many cases, you can return the leased furniture at any time and you won’t have the financial liabilities of having to insure large quantities of business owned office equipment. What’s more, you can always ensure you have the latest technology when you lease printers, copiers and printers.

Regardless of if you need a small or a large space, many businesses choose to lease. It’s a more flexible manner in which to have office space and will often allow you greater freedom to either increase your office space when needed, or to effortlessly downsize if your current office space is too large. By taking all these things into consideration, whether your space requirements are small or large, you will be able to find orange county office space for lease that will not only suitable for businesses needs, but that will also fit your budget as well.

Victoria Wyndham on Another World and another life

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Victoria Wyndham was one of the most seasoned and accomplished actresses in daytime soap opera television. She played Rachel Cory, the maven of Another World‘s fictional town, Bay City, from 1972 to 1999 when the show went off the air. Wyndham talks about how she was seen as the anchor of a show, and the political infighting to keep it on the air as NBC wanted to wrest control of the long-running soap from Procter & Gamble. Wyndham fought to keep it on the air, but eventually succumbed to the inevitable. She discusses life on the soap opera, and the seven years she spent wandering “in the woods” of Los Angeles seeking direction, now divorced from a character who had come to define her professional career. Happy, healthy and with a family she is proud of, Wyndham has found life after the death of Another World in painting and animals. Below is David Shankbone’s interview with the soap diva.


  • 1 Career and motherhood
  • 2 The politics behind the demise of Another World
  • 3 Wyndham’s efforts to save Another World
  • 4 The future of soap operas
  • 5 Wyndham’s career and making it as a creative
  • 6 Television’s lust for youth
  • 7 Her relationship today to the character Rachel Cory
  • 8 Wyndham on a higher power and the creative process
  • 9 After AW: Wyndham lost in California
  • 10 Wyndham discovers painting
  • 11 Wyndham on the state of the world
  • 12 Source

2008 Computex Preview: WiMAX, threat? opportunity?

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

2008 Computex Taipei (a.k.a Taipei International Information Technology Show), the second largest IT show in the world, will start on June 3 to 7 at the TWTC Hall 1 & 3, Taipei International Convention Center (TICC), and TWTC Nangang, in conjunction with 2008 WiMAX Expo Taipei, which will start earlier at the Taipei Show Hall 2. With two IT-related industry shows will be concurrently showcased in different venues, it will bring on many convergences and opportunities for networking and mobile-related industries worldwide including Taiwan.

Since the Taipei Computer Association, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), and Industrial Technology Research Institute preliminary imported the “WiMAX Forum Showcase & Conference” into the TICC, WiMAX-related topics were mostly focused by several worldwide media and industrial elites. In extremity, some technologies and solutions like eSNG, wireless medical care, wireless transmission, and mobile entertainment were showcased there. And the MOEA also signed MOUs with 5 world-class WiMAX companies to help the networking industry last year in Taiwan.

Even though the signing of MOUs and new technologies will bring opportunities for WiMAX-related industries, and the mobile devices will be progressively popular in the future and more slim like an UMPC, but some companies from information security industry were worried about the future trend because of invisible threats on the Internet.

As of “Asia-pacific IT Security Forum” and “IT Security Pavilion” of SecuTech Expo 2008, there were several changes on participation from IT industry, but due to a major impact of “Edison Chen’s photo scandal“, several crisis were exposed with improper habits on modern people when using the Internet.

There were several weak points on IM or P2P software, and USB mass storage devices. For example, Skype, a famous Internet telephony software, progressively became a hacking tool by several fraud groups although several enterprises had awareness on IM software and made several policies to prevent using them. According to a statistic on virus-infected users, even though there were 99% of Microsoft Windows users (infected by viruses), but a minor of 0.03% mobile device (e.g. Windows Mobile, Palm OS, etc.) users shouldn’t be unnoticed. If the infrastructure of WiMAX technology is matured, although it (WiMAX) will bring convergences and opportunities for networking and digital content industries and bring on mobile populations, as the fraud groups updated their crime tools and extended their platform into mobile devices, there will be a lot of risks for mobile and Internet users as they welcomed the WiMAX technology.

It’s a real deal that the WiMAX will bring different kind profits and benefits for different industries, but before the WiMAX became the trend, if Internet users didn’t cultivate proper habits on using the Internet, the WiMAX will still bring on threats for end-users and industries.


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Ensure Your Home Or Business Is Properly Protected With Expert Plumbing In Olympia, WA

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byAlma Abell

Today’s home and business has multiple plumbing systems used for moving both fresh, potable water and removing waste sewage from the building. The fresh water system comes in from a primary line which is then separated at the hot water heater. At this point there is now one cold water line that runs through the building and a hot water line that generally runs close to it. For homes these pipes will be installed into the bathroom, kitchen and utility area with an extra spigot or two that are available outside the house for easy access. In a business the plumbing could run all over the place depending on the purpose of the building itself. For example, multiple story buildings are often offices where each have their own plumbing installation branched off of a main supply and a sewage return that connects to a large sewer line.

The other side of Plumbing in Olympia, WA. is the sewage evacuation system. Sewage lines are generally large pipes that run under the floor. Because of their function people often use them to remove many things that should never be put into a sewage system. For example, people have been known to toss disposable diapers, newspapers and numerous other products that seem to be bio-degradable only to have the system clog up and back flow into the building.

Sewer clogs are probably the most common plumbing problem in the country. To remove the clog your preferred Plumbing in Olympia, WA specialist will need to use a pipe snake to push a hole into the clog. This step will generally force the flow of water and wash the majority of the clog away. Unfortunately, it won’t always be one hundred percent effective and to ensure the process worked it is best to have the plumber use a video snake to verify the clog is cleared. In cases where the clog is only partially removed the plumber may recommend using a hydro-jet system to clean the sewer pipe. This process uses a high pressure water flow to scour the gunk from the sides of the sewer pipe walls and returning the interior of the pipe to near new conditions. To ensure your plumbing is always functioning properly have it checked and repaired by an expert such as West Coast Plumbing.

News briefs:August 02, 2010

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