The Language of Apartments

Renting an apartment can be an intimidating experience. Your desire to move and their desire to fill a vacancy can lead to misunderstandings and cost everyone time, money and grief. Below you will find a list of terms and questions that you will definitely run into, in your apartment or house search. What does look…

Six Common Wart Types

There are only a handful of different wart types out there, but first let’s clarify what warts are. Warts are small, harmless skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus. They can grow individually or in groups. The first type is the common wart. They can grow anywhere on the body, but are most commonly found…

Maymyo/Pyin Oo Lwin, Former British Hill Station

Certainly the most ‘unburmese’ yet one of the best known cities and favourite tourist sites in Burma is a formerly very small Shan-Danu village that the locals call ‘Pyin Oo Lwin’. It is located in the Shan hills, some 42 miles/68 kilometres north-east of and some 3.220 ft/976 metres higher than Mandalay from where to…

All About The Yamaha HTR-2067 AV Receiver

When most people think of sound, they think of speakers, headphones and the like. An AV receiver doesn’t exactly come to mind. However, it’s a very important part of your audio or home theater system. And the Yamaha HTR-2067 is an audio video receiver that will let you enjoy your music and movies for many…

Are Modular Sofas The Same As Sectional Sofas?

When it comes to hot interior trends, nothing is bigger right now then those contemporary sofa pieces that are built piece by piece and can be readily reassembled into any configuration or composition that you desire. Sometimes you’ll see interior designers label these unique products as sectional sofas but go online to another retailer and…

PowerPoint Tip – Crop Around An Image

Sometimes, you want to crop around an image with a complex shape. Most people do this in Adobe Photoshop or another image-editing program, but you can do it in PowerPoint if you do not have or know another program. If you have PowerPoint for the Mac, the Picture toolbar has two lasso buttons that you…

The Importance of Having an Escalation Management Process

“Escalation” is often mentioned when dealing with Incident and Problem Management processes. The ITIL Incident Management process talks about Hierarchical and Functional escalations but did not call out “escalation management” as a separate and important ITIL process within Service Operation. In my previous organization, escalation management is a well-defined and documented process. It is even…

How to Ship Stained Glass

To ship a piece of glass, it needs to be crated. We build a crate around every piece of glass which we ship. It needs to be a custom fit so that the glass can be adequately protected. The following pictures are of us building a crate for a 3 'by 5' window. We use…