Monday, 19 July 2010

Personal budgeting

My husband and I have been over our credit limit and so we have decided that it is time to take actions towards budgeting. So this means cutting down on our expenses until we can get back in track. Now, what are the things to cut down?

• Holidays abroad- There will be no holidays abroad for about 2 or 3 years. This means will just go camping around the country to enjoy the summer and some day out on the seaside.

• Buying of jewelleries- I don’t really think I needed one for now.

• Clothing- Just has to make use of what is on the wardrobe. Otherwise just buy one now and again.

• Electronic items- Don’t really need one right now and probably won’t upgrade or get one until one gets broken.

• Car petrol- cut down the road trips if necessary or just goes on nearby places.

Aside from this, I can’t think of anything else for now, but I might be adding up some new things in a day or so.

Friday, 16 July 2010

SeeSaw - A great way to watch TV online

This is probably the biggest breakthrough in television wherein you do not need a recorder to record your favourite program if you cannot watch it on the scheduled airtime. SeeSaw is giving everyone a chance to catch up on the TV program you’ve missed from various providers such as BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Indi studios and variety of movie studio content. I use this online TV to watch 4 On Demand series and I love the fact that this plays clear and clean picture in full screen! Aside from catching up with your favourite program, this online TV also got loads of categories to choose from and have the widest list of British Comedy I have ever seen! This online TV service offers both free and paid for content, and there are hundreds of programs you can try for free. However if your desired program is a paid for content, you do not have to worry as you can watch it for as low as .99 pence per episode or the whole series from just under a fiver. The coolest thing I like about this is that every time I watch something from this online TV, I could also share the fun with friends and family on facebook or even on tweet it with friends in twitter. I would definitely recommend this to everyone and like I said before this online TV has hundreds of free TV programs to choose from, so feel free to have it a go!

Monday, 12 July 2010

Summer Flu-like symptoms

I recently have this flu likes symptoms like frequent sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes and a very itchy through that makes me cough the whole day and I was told by my Doctor that this is due to hay fever. A hay fever is a type of allergic rhinitis caused by pollen or spores. Allergic rhinitis is a condition where an allergen (something that causes an allergic reaction) makes the inside of your nose inflamed (swollen). According to my doctor, this usually occurs in spring and summer, when there is more pollen in the air. Trees, grass and plants release pollen as part of their reproductive process. Mould and fungi also release tiny reproductive particles, called spores. Well, the sad part is that this cannot be cured completely, but there are several treatments available you can buy to relive the symptoms like antihistamine tablets, nasal (nose) sprays and eye drops. These somehow helps my hay fever calm down as before going to a doctor, I have tried some over the counter cold tablets and cough medicine and none of them works. When I started drinking the antihistamine tablet, it has put me to sleep, and I feel a lot better when I woke up. Well, I just hope I will totally get over these symptoms as I really am looking forward having a really good summer.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Broadband wireless connection problem

In the passed months, I got a problem with broadband wireless connection, it seems to transmit really slow, and it gets worst as the days pass by, until such time that I could no longer connect to the internet using my laptop. I got no problem with wired connection, as my PC is working fast as usual. So, I replace the hub and still the same problem occurred. I emailed BT and I receive a phone call from a representative giving me some few possibilities of what causes the problem and these are the said possibilities. It can either be that the BT Home Hub is not transmitting the wireless signal correctly, the PC is not receiving the wireless signal correctly, or the wireless signal is being disrupted by 3rd party equipment in your home.

The customer representative from BT then give some steps on how to trouble shoot, and these are the steps:

First you have to ensure that your BT Home Hub is sitting on a non-metallic surface, not on the floor, and that there is no other electrical equipment within a 3 foot radius of it. In particular please ensure that there are no cordless phone base units within close range of the Hub as these also use wireless to communicate with the wireless handset phones and do cause a lot of problems with wireless router signals. Other electronic devices that can cause problems include:

Halogen desk lamps with dimmers
Any electrical dimmer switch
Stereo or PC speakers
Televisions, monitors, microwave ovens etc.
AC power cords running parallel to the telephone line
Electronic insect electrocution devices (bug zappers)
Any other emitter of high frequency electromagnetic radiation

Also try resetting the BT Home Hub back to its factory default settings.

If this fails to improve the wireless signal it is also possible that the wireless channel that the BT Home Hub is set to function on does not work well with your own computer. There are 11 different wireless channels that the BT Home Hub can be set to transmit on and you can try changing the wireless channel to a different one.

I have done the checking of electrical equipment's and the resetting and none of it works so I did the last advice, I change the wireless channel and in just 1 minute, I got the wireless connection back to it's normal speed.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Commonly used crowd control

Crowd controls are found in public places which set as public guidance to control a crowd. By using this somewhat public guidance, this will then create a peaceful and orderly queue. However, there are different sorts of crowd control products that are used in public areas and the two most commonly used are the stanchions and the barricades. What makes this two crowd control different? Stanchions are ideal for pedestrians and are commonly seen in airports, hotels, banks and store outlets. Made of Velvet rope which can be seen in different colors, and its post is made of steel.

Barricades are ideal to block a certain passage or to create a more structural form of guidance. These are commonly seen in Parks, Parking, Restaurant, Construction Sites, Police Activities, and Sports complex. Also found in Airports, Stadiums, Malls, Casinos, and Theatres. This type of crowd control can be made of steel fences, plastic fences, rectangular rail or belt like barrier. Anyway, these two crowd controls are both essential for keeping the crowd in order and I think it is a must have in every establishment!