I Only Want Cool Chocolate

I learned how to make chocolate confections from a master chef at a young age. I used the knowledge I learned from him to open my own store that sells these confections. Each day I mix chocolate put it into various molds and make all kinds of shapes. Whenever parents come to the shop with their kids, I always give out free samples and the kids love it. In the middle of making a batch of confections, the air conditioner in the store stopped working. I contacted a company for facilities HVAC management for NYC. I needed to have the shop at a constant temperature or all of my chocolate would have melted.

While the kids wouldn’t mind eating melted chocolate, the rest of the customers want to have solid chocolate confections to eat or give away as gifts. Continue reading

Top Realtors in Denver Area

I am going to be looking to buy a house in the near future, and I would like to hire a realtor to help me with that process. I had thought initially that I would be okay to do it on my own, and thereby, save myself a little bit of money. But after attempting to do so for a bit, I have realized that I do not have the time to go that route. I am therefore looking for Denver Realtors, and I want to find one with a really good reputation, so to help insure that I will have as good of a chance as possible to get the type of house that I want to buy.

I have already been pre-approved by a lender to buy a house, and I think that the pre-approval is good for the next 4 months. At least, I am pretty sure that is what I remember being told. I think it will be a lot less stressful to buy a house given that I have already been pre-approved. It should definitely cut down on the time that it takes to finish the process of buying a house, after I find the house that I want to buy as well.

So now I am going to look online to see if I can find the right realtor to use. I want to check a lot of different websites, and really dig into some information, and compare different realtors to the best of my ability. That way, I will have a decent idea of what is available, and hopefully the necessary information to make an informed choice on the matte.r I am really excited about buying a house, because I have wanted to be a home owner for years and only now am I in a position to do so.

Found a Short Term Job

I just got started at my new job, although it is hardly what I was looking for. Obviously I have to pay bills, especially the part where the landlord comes and asks for the rent. I could not afford to wait around for the perfect position to become available. I am working as a sort of handyman in this office. They are having me move around helping out where they need someone, today the job involved coming up with something called a paystub generator. Of course we do not use real checks, that is pretty much a waste of time and paper. Continue reading

Helping My Mother Reconnect in the Dating Scene

My father passed away three years ago and my mother is just now getting out and trying to meet people. It might sound surprising that I looked online for sex toys for a parent, but let me explain what I actually did as it’s not as weird as it sounds. So she met some guys her age and went on a few dates, but she’s self-conscious about her age and her body. This is ludicrous as my mother was a model in her twenties and she’s aged very well. She gets a lot of attention from men her age because she looks so good.

I looked online for sex toys because I thought they’d have some outfits that Mom might like. Sure enough I found a site that sells both the toys and the lingerie. I wasn’t about to be so forward as to buy my own mother something really risque, but I did find some elegant outfits that I thought she might like and that might make her feel better about her figure and the impression she might make on potential dates. Continue reading

Living in and Loving Uptown Dallas

Fresh off my divorce and having just earned my college degree at the ripe old age of 43, I landed my first professional job in Dallas, Texas. I checked out many areas of the city and decided to plant my roots in a vibrant community with great shopping, restaurants and parks to explore. I spent many hours looking at apartments in Dallas Uptown before settling on one that had absolutely everything I ever dreamed of and was completely opposite of the rural country house I had spent the last 18 years of my life in.

It was a conscious decision to change my lifestyle completely. Not because I hated my ex-husband or the life we had been leading, but I knew I needed to escape the easy complacency of living in the same town I had been born in, grew up in and lived in all of my life. Continue reading

Living Close to My College

I was really excited to be accepted at Liberty University. I have a specific calling on my life, and I knew that my education there would help me achieve it. I have a small trust fund that was set up for me by my grandparents, and it is to be used for education. I was able to secure full scholarships, but I still had to pay for my living expenses. I looked at apartments in Forest Virginia once I found out that the trust could be used for that too.

I was really happy that I would be able to just focus on my studies rather than dividing my time between studying and working to support myself during these next few years. I wanted to live close to the university too, but I did not want to be right there on campus. Continue reading

My Luck Really Changed in Unexpected Ways

Years ago, I was on a work trip and I drove through Nevada. I really loved the area. The colors of the desert fascinated me. On my way back through the state after my work trip, I decided to stop in one of the towns that appealed to me most. That town was Henderson, and I spent the whole weekend there. I left thinking that I might like to move there one day permanently. Just two years later, I got my chance to accept a job there and look through apartments in Henderson to find my new home. Just six months later I began dating a woman and we married within the year. Continue reading

Our Daughter’s First Apartment is a Success

We were buying some furniture for our daughter’s first apartment. She had made a list of all the things she wanted from the NovaSolo furniture online store. She said that she was going to see what she could budget for now, and then she was going to buy the rest as she earned her paychecks. She said she was not going to use any credit for furniture. She had been saving for the move since high school. Our little girl was a planner, and now she was in her first job after graduating college and moving closer to her work.

We decided to buy her everything on her list and have it shipped to her apartment. Continue reading

HP Releases Desktop PC with Military Standards

Global desktop PC sales continue to slow. However, this does not preclude Hewlett-Packard (HP) to continue releasing the latest desktop PC product lines.

No half-hearted, at an event in Jakarta, Wednesday (07/24/2013), HP released 4 series desktop PCs at once, namely EliteOne 800 G1, G1 EliteDesk 800, ProOne 600 G1, and G1 ProDesk 600. The four were aimed at the business segment.

Present as a business device, HP equip these devices with a variety of features that do not exist in the PC consumer.

For example, four of which are equipped with a safety feature called HP Client Security. Using these features, users can protect the devices at every layer, including hardware, software, and BIOS.

Other value, the products have passed the test of military standards. According to Ricky Handrian, MDM Business Desktop PC HP Indonesia, standardization include durability, shock, and temperature.

These devices have to endure or withstand heavy overwritten with a maximum weight of 75 kg. In addition, products with military standards must withstand shock, although it has been taken away in a car in the distance.

“Devices that pass this certification should still be able to operate, though it was taken in a truck and suffered shock, for example, 1,000 miles,” said Ricky.

HP Series 800 G1 EliteOne a version All-in-one PC from EliteDesk 800 G1. This product is available in one version a touch screen and non-touch also.

Those who are interested can choose the specifications of the product. To EliteOne 800 G1, specification available is generation Intel Core processors up to 4 Haswell, Windows 8 Pro, up to 16 GB of RAM, up to 1 TB HDD, and a 23-inch LED screen.

Meanwhile, the desktop version of this device, EliteDesk 800 G1, comes with a slightly higher specification, namely 4-generation Intel Core processor Haswell, Windows 8 Pro, 32 GB RAM, and up to 2 TB HDD.

Carrying the same concept with the EliteBook 800, ProOne 600 HP version of the G1 is the all-in-one PC from HP ProDesk 600 G1. For the problem specification, these two products have the same choice as the Elite 800 series.

So, what distinguishes the two series? According to Ricky, the two series have different processor platforms support. 800 Series uses Intel Q87 platform. While the Pro 600 series using Q85.

“ProDesk Series 600 is a downgraded version of the EliteBook 800. ProDesk device 600 is certainly cheaper than EliteBook 800. Yeah, let’s just ProDesk 600 as the sister of the EliteBook 800,” added Ricky.

Maxthon Partners with AMD to Offer Web Browser Optimized for Next Generation APU Chips

Maxthon, a cloud-based browser, today released a new version of its Windows browser that uses a revolutionary new microprocessor from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), significantly reducing power consumption while offering superior video performance. AMD’s new Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) leverages new technology to make transactions between the graphics processing unit (GPU) and the central processing unit (CPU) faster and more energy-efficient than ever before.

“New chip architecture like AMD’s APU product is a clear signpost to where we believe the Web technology is heading: more happening in the chip and the browser serving as more of an open standards operating system,” said Jeff Chen, founder and CEO of Maxthon. “We’re proud to collaborate with AMD on such an exciting step forward.”

The GPU handles the processing of rich media including graphics and video, while the CPU manages the heavy lifting of analytical and logic-based functions. Until now, communicating across these two units has depended on a serial data connection that processes millions of functions per second, often resulting in a sluggish and power-consuming Web experience.

The partnership allows Maxthon to optimize the Windows browser for lightning-quick interaction between the APU to speed up video and graphics rendering, particularly using HTML5 standards for which Maxthon is the global leader in support. Among other things, the Maxthon Cloud browser is using OpenCL for lightning quick HTML5 video post processing to offer richer, faster video.

“In the near future what we now know as TV will be mediated through a Web browser optimized for innovative technology like AMD’s APU processors,” said Karl Mattson, vice president of Maxthon International. “Among other things, that means the electronic ‘hearth’ of the TV in the family room will be freed to be available to any device connected to the Web running a browser like Maxthon.”

About Maxthon

Maxthon is an innovative software company that develops superior Web browsers that continue to set new standards for speed, security, simplicity and cloud features. It is available on the Windows, Android, iOS and Mac platforms. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Maxthon reaches a global community of users that tops more than 120,000,000 people each month in more than 150 countries.

iOS Beta 7 Is Software The Most High adoption rate

Onswipe, mobile publishing company presenting interesting data related to IOS 7. As news is that we have quoted from TechCrunch, it turns out, iOS 7 beta is a beta version of iOS is the most popular so far.

This was revealed after they find out that 0.46% explorers on their sites using the iOS beta 7. This figure is much higher than the figures obtained from the iOS 6 years ago which was only 0:25%.

The takeaways from Onswipe, According to CEO Jason Baptiste, are that developers are around twice as excited about iOS 7 as they were about iOS 6, and that they’re spending more time getting ready for the big changes coming in the new version of Apple’s mobile OS in order to have everything nice and tidy for the consumer launch this coming fall.
Also note also iPhone users surf in Onswipe with iOS 7 is as much as 0.77%, while iPad users 0:28%. When compared to when iOS 6 beta last year just as much as iPhone users 0:19%, with iPad users are at 0:38%.

Previously, Apple released iOS beta 7 for developers widely registered on June 10, the last. And the release of iOS 7 beta 2 yesterday, Apple finally include support for the iPad. iOS beta 7 3 rumored release date July 8, 2013.

Facebook’s Balancing Act: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The good news: Facebook (NASDAQ: FB  ) turned fabulously profitable in the just-reported second quarter thanks to a redesigned ad flow on mobile Facebook apps. Revenues jumped 23% from the first quarter to the second. Last year, the same comparison yielded just an 11% seasonal gain. The year-ago quarter’s net loss turned into a tidy profit.

In response, share prices jumped more than 30% overnight and sit very close to all-time highs that were set during the stock’s IPO.

The bad news: The ad assault is interfering with the user experience. A fresh survey (free registration required) from the American Customer Satisfaction Index shows Facebook dead last among online media sites in terms of user satisfaction. “Facebook users find the numerous changes to the site’s interface taxing,” says the ACSI. Twenty-seven percent of users surveyed complained that ads are ruining their Facebook experience these days.

The ugly news: The good news may not last very long. Facebook had better dial back the ad blitz if it wants those disgruntled users to stick around.

It’s a high-wire balancing act between monetization and user satisfaction. Lean too far in one direction, and you won’t make any money from those billions of page views. Err too far in the other direction, and those profitable page views will melt away as unhappy users find greener pastures.

Don’t think it couldn’t happen. Facebook is not too big to fail. Unless the company strikes that crucial balance before it’s too late, we could very well see another mass exodus from one leading social network to another.

Facebook itself killed MySpace by launching a better service in the same genre. Before that, MySpace trampled all over social pioneer Friendster in much the same way.

And there are Facebook alternatives waiting to crush the current king at the first opportunity, believe it or not.

Chief among these is Google (NASDAQ: GOOG  ) and its Google+ service, which benefits from tight integration with the world’s most popular search engine as well as with leading video site YouTube.

Twitter sings a somewhat different tune but can fill many of the functions of a Facebook account. LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD  ) is basically Facebook for corporate users and could very well expand into the consumer side of things if it wanted to.

All of these alternatives offer fewer ads and a cleaner experience than Facebook. LinkedIn ties with Facebook at the least satisfied end of the ACSI survey; everyone else runs miles ahead. Yes, even the much-maligned Google+ “ghost town.” And even LinkedIn reports fewer ad-taint complaints than Facebook.

That’s why I’d take this week’s Facebook share-price pop as a temporary boost, and not as a sustainable clean bill of health. The service currently leans far too heavy on the monetization side of the fence and runs a very real risk of finding out that the next era of social networking doesn’t include much Facebooking.

So my bearish CAPScall on Facebook stays in place until Mark Zuckerberg and company adjust their strategy again. If you can’t keep your users happy, the money will very quickly cease to matter.

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Tizen protype Display Tablet Appears on Internet

A tablet operating system Tizen has just appeared on the internet. The emergence of the prototype tablet Tizen Tizen obtained from Indonesia who has a chance to look deeper into the tablet.

The tablet has a screen size of 10 inches and using the Tizen OS is a Linux-based OS developed by Intel with Samsung. According to the plan, the operating system will also be used in a variety of devices, from smartphones, tablets, laptops and even systems for vehicle bermotoro.

Tizen tablet prototype that appears is from a Japanese company called Shisutena. The tablet is also scheduled to be introduced this year in Japan. According to the Indonesian Tizen, this tablet will come with Tizen OS 2.1.

The tablet has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory. The tablet also comes with 802.11n WiFi, 2MP rear camera and 0.3MP camera on the front.