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Thinking About Building a Lake House

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. (more…)

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They Are a Great Payroll Agency

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. (more…)

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Going to Try Something Fancy with My Cable

I 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. (more…)

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How Are You Trying to Get Agents, Producers and Record Companies to Listen to Your Mix?

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. (more…)

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A Better Way to Take Selfie Videos

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. (more…)

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I Had to Do a Deposition Today

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. (more…)

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