William Ball

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Before I moved into my new house, I knew that I wanted to have a security system installed. Even though the real estate agent assured me that we were living in a very safe suburb of Dallas, I knew that there is no place immune from crime. I did a search for Dallas ADT so I could get more information about the company I kept hearing good things about, and I was able to get better informed so I could make the right choice on what I wanted. I knew that I was going to get ADT, but I was not sure which package I was going to get.

They have several different ones, ranging from the Essentials all the way up to Premium Protection. The nice thing about the five different packages that they have is that the price is not that different. Because of that, it just made sense for me to go with the Premium Protection plan that has the ADT Pulse. I got all of the basics that the other plans receive, such as the keypad and fobs, the monitoring, and yard signs and window decal to let others know that my house has an ADT security system.

I did get other things though that the other plans do not have, including the ability to arm or disarm the system remotely and having access to it through either an Internet connection from anywhere or from my own cell phone. I also get notified through email or texts, and I can even get an event history too. To pay just a bit more for these valuable extras made sense to me, and I am glad that I went with their best package. It is so much more liberating, having the freedom to change my system settings anywhere I am.

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I need to find the answers to a couple of questions before I proceed, but I have been looking at this piece of lake front property and thinking about how practical it would be to build a little house there. Of course it is about an hour away from where I live now and it is about forty five minutes away from the plant where I am one of the shop foremen. I need to figure out the details of the local area’s high speed internet availability. I could probably do well enough with no internet for the weekend, but that is not going to fly for the rest of the family. My wife has a job where they have a total fit if you go half an hour with no internet connecting you to the home office. The same thing is true of cell phone service. I already know that is not very good here. I see cell phone towers, but none of them are very useful for the cell phone provider that we have.

I figure that I can get around that stuff by putting in a mobile hot spot of my own. At least what I understand about it that should be able to fix the problem. The cell phone company claims that I should be able to get a signal. We drive around with the passenger looking at the strength of the signal on one or two phones. It seems as though you can pick up a faint signal here and there, a strong one in a couple of places. It is very odd to me, but then I do not know where the tower is that we are using and so I might be going in and out of the line of sight of it.

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I started my business nearly ten years ago with my wife. We have worked very hard, and we have grown from a two person operation into one that requires at least 30 people year round and around 100 during seasonal times. My wife was handling the payroll until she was diagnosed with cancer. No one else really knew how to do it, so we decided to outsource it rather than waste time trying to train someone in my wife’s methods. I did an online search to start comparing companies, and that is how we came to use Paychex Payroll for all of our payroll needs.

I was impressed from their website, so I knew that they really care about their clients. Otherwise, they would not have put forth so much attention to detail on their site, which is the first point of contact for nearly everyone wanting to use them. I also liked everything that I read, but it was not really up to me. That is my wife’s department, and she told me that she was feeling well enough to talk with them to make sure they were a right fit for what we have worked so hard to achieve.

She really liked everything she saw and heard from them, so we decided to use them on a trial basis. From the moment we hired them, there were no issues whatsoever. They handled our payroll needs in a professional and timely manner, and we have been satisfied with them ever since. My wife is over the hardest part of her treatment, and I asked her if she wanted to resume her duties. She is so satisfied with how Paychex is handling the payroll though that she told me they can continue to do it, even after her health is completely back to normal!

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Motorola Docsis 3.0 Cable Modem ComcastI am going to try to rig up a home made Home theater PC with a DVR. I figure that it can be done with stuff that I have sitting around, although I am not sure how difficult it is going to be for me to make it work. I have Comcast cable tv and they are obviously not going to help me with this. The idea is to get out of paying them the monthly fee that they want to charge me for a DVR. I am wondering how hard it will be to figure out how to legally decrypt the HD signal. If you look at the laws they are supposed to help you do this pretty cheaply with a device called a CableCard. That was about ten years ago and the cable tv providers have been doing a really good job of getting out of doing that. In theory you should be able to rent one of these things for a very low price per month. I think it is legally supposed to cost a dollar and seventy five cents per month.

At any rate I have pretty much everything that I would need aside from one of these devices. I am guessing that I would have to get a video card for a computer which has a slot for something they call a Type M CableCard. It is another story to figure out how to get all the pieces to fit together and do the job in the way that the DVR that they charge you fifteen or twenty dollars a month to rent. The thing that I have not quite figured seems a bit simplistic, that is the concept of a program guide. You can not really have a DVR that works if you do not have one.

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There is a lot of noise out there making it tough to climb up to the top. You know there are great artists out there that never get discovered. Then there are some mediocre ones that seem to take off. The great ones that are hidden out there are just not getting the mass exposure they need. I thought about a mix on DatPiff, but saw what looked like thousands of artists competing to get their stuff downloaded for free. Then I looked into how I could buy DatPiff views. With your mix on DatPiff, you want it looked at and downloaded as much as possible. Even having it streamed is nice.

It is funny how you got to start out giving something away for free to get the professionals to notice you. One way to show them you can be a money maker is to have a huge following online. To get that huge following online, you need to have a lot of people wanting to listen to your stuff. Offering it for free download on DatPiff can get thousands and thousands of potential fans to hear your talent. That is, if they see you on the site. They may overlook you in the sea of other talent out there competing. If you buy DatPiff views, I think it ups your ranking on their home page.

Popular artists get noticed because they show up highly ranked on the site for simply being popular. However, what is a great way to get instant popularity on DatPiff? I think it is to buy DatPiff views. Up that count higher and higher to increase the ranking. Then you get noticed because you start showing up as the number on looked at or downloaded artist. Then when you get a higher rank with lots of views or downloads, you can show those numbers to agents, producers and record companies.

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I like taking videos of anything and everything. I usually post at least one or two a week on some of my social media sites, and my friends and followers seem to like them well enough. I have received a lot better reception for them recently since I invested in a black selfie stick though. When I see other people posting videos now, I will usually leave them a comment if I can tell that they have not used one of these too. It is basically a way for me to take selfie videos without needing anyone else there to hold the phone for me.

It also has a lot of other cool features too. I am able to use the stick by holding it, and that takes a perfect video for me. If I want something that absolutely does not jerk around at all, I can attach it to a tripod that I also bought. I thought that if I did this, I would need to either have someone there with me to start it, or I would have to start it myself then run in front of it. I knew that would not look very professional, but there are just times that I want to be by myself when I am making my videos.

That is the feature that I like the best. If I am by myself and I want to use my tripod, I am able to use the Bluetooth activator to start recording my video. That way, I am in front of the camera, and there is no awkward moment of running to get in place. This has made my videos so much better, and I have received so many compliments because the video quality has improved that much. That is why I share this news with others, so they can have better videos too.

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It was a bit uncomfortable, but really I did not know anything and so these guys were barking up the wrong tree. I was out of work today and these divorce lawyers had me doing a deposition all day. It is a pretty big deal, because my boss and his wife have a lot of stuff, a lot of money and three kids. They sent me down town to the Willie and Dasher law office on Capital of Texas Highway. I was almost late because I got caught up in the usual noon time mess down in that area of the City. The Travis County sheriff’s department was having a convention right in the middle of the street where some guy had a flat on his pick up truck, so I had to detour around it. Then when I finally got to this law office they were not ready for me. Apparently they had two angry as the devil people in there, obviously they were talking about splitting up the goods.

At any rate the wife suspected that I knew about this other woman, which I may have suspected. However if my boss was fooling around with another woman, which he probably was, he was not silly enough to tell any of us about it. I work for the man and a couple of divorces back he might not have been quite as careful, but at this point he does not tell any person about any thing that might put him in a compromising position. Now these lawyers were trying their best to get me to say that I knew stuff, but I only suspected things. I laughed at them when they tried to get me to speculate about what the boss was doing. It was not my job to draw conclusions.