Hubs, Switches And Routers – What’s The Difference?

The backbone of a computer network uses 3 types of devices to interconnect computers — hubs, switches and routers. Each is important and serves a different role in facilitating communication between networked computers. From the outside these devices may look similar — small, metal boxes with multiple connectors or ports where ethernet cables are attached…

How to Make Money in Self-Storage

Most Americans have more stuff than they know what to do with. As a result, they need extra space to store their stuff in. This basic need is the back-bone of the self-storage industry. But just because the demand is there doesn’t mean that making money filling that void is simple and guaranteed. The self-storage…

How to Solder Copper Pipes in 5 Easy Steps

Almost all projects or goals of any size or importance require several steps during a period of time to complete. High-value projects and goals almost invariably require careful planning, several steps during a period of some time and perseverance to keep it going to see the project through to the end. Setting out to solder…

Chess Openings – Sokolsky Opening

Category – Flank Opening Opening Move Sequence – 1 b4 ECO Codes – A00 The Sokolsky Opening is also called Orangutan Opening (see below for origin of that term) or Polish Opening. It is named after Grand Master Alexei Pavlovich Sokolsky from USSR who wrote a short book on this opening in 1963. According to…

Home Lighting – Types and Fixtures

Home lighting has become a crucial aspect of the home decor. It conveys warmth and sets the mood of the home. This article brings out the various types of lighting in the home, and the light fixtures which can be used for each type. There are basically three types of lighting seen in most of…

What Are the Barriers to Effective Listening?

Anything that gets in the way of communicating sets up a barrier. Barriers are found in physical situations, attitudes, and behavior. First let us review physical barriers. These are generally the easiest to deal with. If the distraction to listening is noise you can simply shut the door, turn it down or off, or ask…

3D Abstract Desktop Wallpapers

The trouble about wallpaper websites are, either they have little quality wallpapers or wallpapers are that you examine everyday or even both. Another trouble is your screen resolution. There are lots of screens that are supporting different monitor resolutions. If you have a monitor resolution position at 1280×800 that implies you have a wide screen…