Seven Reasons to Use RSS

The first reason to use RSS for internet users is that it keeps you up to date with the current news or favorite topics. As soon as a new post is added to a website or a news story is posted, it immediately goes to the RSS feed and is sent out to subscribers. This…

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Balloon Framing Gable Walls

Prior to the 1950’s balloon framing of new homes was the standard construction method, until the advent of platform framing. Platform framing is a safer, quicker, and more cost effective method than balloon framing. With that being said, balloon framing still has many effective uses in modern house framing that can be incorporated with platform…

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Shank 2 Reviewed

Published By: Electronic Arts, Developer: Klei Entertainment, Genre: Action, Release Date: Feb 8, 2012, Rating: M, Systems: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360. Shank 2 is a 2D beat 'em up arcade downloadable game. It pays homage of sorts to movies I grew up watching during the 80's like Commando, Rambo and Missing in Action. Shank…

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Installing a Tile Roof?

One of the oldest forms of tiles found in pitched roofs is tile. A tile roof has provided coverage from harsh weathers and seasons keeping everyone inside the home warm and dry. Tile is fireproof and more homeowners are choosing to go with this type of roof covering than any other type. Clay tiles are…

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Choosing Paint Colors

The task of choosing paint colors is enough to make anyone nervous. Nearly everyone who has ever painted a room has chosen a paint color they thought would be perfect, brought it home, and applied it, only to discover when the paint dried, it was not at all the color they wanted or thought it…

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Offshore Oil Rig Jobs

While many of the offshore oil rig jobs are physical in nature, many of the rig companies go out of their way to make sure your time spent onboard is an enjoyable one. For instance employees may find themselves living in accommodation wings that meet 4 or 5 star hotel standards – despite the fact…

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History of Land Surveys

Ever since ancient man decided that one piece of land would belong to one tribe and another piece of land to another, there’s been a need for land surveys. While the technology and means of mediation have definitely become more sophisticated over the years, the basic need to define our boundaries remains. Every major civilization…

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Air Conditioning Service

Does your building need an HVAC upgrade? If you are experiencing trouble with your unit it could be one of two things: you are ready for an upgrade or you need a repair. Either way, by calling a technician out you can get your unit back on track. There are services available for both residential…

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Toolbox Essentials: The Hammer

In 1949, Lee Hays and Pete Seeger wrote the song "If I Had a Hammer." The lyrics go like this: "If I had a hammer I'd hammer in the morning, I'd hammer in the evening, All over this land …" I'm glad they're not (or were not) my neighbours because all that hammering would drive…

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