Basic Kitchen Lighting Guidelines

Kitchens are constantly evolving at an unbelievable pace. Modern day kitchens have turned dramatically from a room wherein we prepare our meals to the core of modern family activities. With the multitude of activities going on in our kitchens, we do need the right lighting for performing each and every task, right? The right lighting…

Trailer Awnings

Trailer awnings are usually stand alone type lightweight aluminum alloy units, with fabric or canvas roof. The awning may either be fixed or retractable type. Properly designed mobile home awnings will stay taut and strong in all weather conditions. Supporting ribs provide extra strength to the structure and prevent the roof and sides from collecting…

How to Migrate From Windows to Linux

Introduction As most people do, when I started using Linux, I created separate partitions for Linux and used Lilo or Grub to boot either into either Windows or Linux, according to the different job requirements. I normally used my laptop PC during the day in a company that used Windows applications in a Windows based…

Introduction to Windows Device Drivers

Device drivers are small files an operating system uses to communicate with various hardware devices connected to a computer. Rather than communicating directly with the hardware, the system sends messages through a driver, which calls out the functions for each device as it is needed. A device driver serves its purpose with little to no…

Top 10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever

1. Garçon à la Pipe by Pablo Picasso ($ 104,100,000) Garçon à la Pipe is painted during Picasso's famous Rose Period, a period in which Picasso preferred cheerful orange and pink colors. The oil on canvas painting, measuring 100 x 81.3 cm (slightly over 39 x 32 inches), depicts a Parisian boy holding a pipe…

Vegetable Garden Stakes As Garden Gifts

Suppose you or someone you know has finished a backyard vegetable garden. And now, you decide that a gardening gift is a fitting reward for all of the hard work that was devoted to complete the vegetable garden project. Most gardening gifts are small inexpensive items like gloves, shovels, spading fork, hoe, compost, and soil…

Roof-Mounted Retractable Awnings

Retractable awnings are great way to enjoy your deck or patio when the sun is beating down and no other structures or trees provide shade. Retractable awnings are usually mounted to the wall or the roof overhang (aka .soffit). Another – not so well know option – is to mount the awning on your roof.…

Chandeliers: New Trends and Designs

Everything really does come back in style, and chandeliers are again high fashion for homeowners. The elegant lighting fixtures lost points in recent decades for their ornate “fussiness” and the (incorrect) perception that they required onerous maintenance. As with anything that comes back in vogue, though, today’s chandeliers feature a few changes from their predecessors,…

Cape Waits For Decision

In less than two weeks, the fate of a clean-energy project eight years in the making will finally be determined. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has announced that he will determine if the Cape Wind offshore wind project will go forward by Friday, February 12. Environmentalists greatly supported the Cape Wind project because the plan calls…

Non-Profit Retirement Planning

U.S. employees of government agencies and organizations and tax exempt organizations should know about tax code section 457 when planning their retirement. This section of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax code governs the compensation plans that are deferred and non-qualified for those employees of governments and tax-exempt institutions other than churches. The pension plan…