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

NEXCOM’s Latest Vehicle Mount Computer Manages Volatility In Mining Logistics Services

NEXCOM’s new, all-in-one vehicle mount computer, optimizes mining logistics service and manages volatile working conditions in tank trucks. With orders, vehicle, traffic and weather information gathered and shared in real-time among drivers and dispatchers; the mining logistics service delivers required material to mining sites in an efficient, safe and eco-friendly manner.

Equipped with a total tracking system, this vehicle mount computer travels alongside drivers uphill and downhill in the Appalachian Mountains to transport water, sand and chemicals to mining sites. The total tracking system in the vehicle cabin allows drivers to communicate with dispatchers, map the shortest and quickest route, retrieve new assignments, print shipping documents, check vehicle status and tank volume, monitor materials in real-time to prevent spills and receive weather alerts.

Concurrently, the shared information enables dispatchers to track vehicle and freight location, assign new orders to appropriate drivers, keep up-to-date order reports, remotely regulate traffic at mining sites, detect anomalies in vehicle maneuvers, and offer assistance in vehicle accidents. Moreover, the total tracking system integrates with dashboard and cabin cameras for traffic and driver monitoring as well as streams live videos to the dispatch center as needed.

With so much information, the total tracking system optimizes the mining logistics service by reducing fuel consumption and shortening transportation time. The system increases safety by encouraging traffic regulation compliance with daily operations monitoring, replaces onsite flagmen with remotely managed traffic signal systems, and prepare drivers for different weather conditions at different altitudes. Additionaly, with better monitoring, the no-spill policy can effectively be enforced to protect the environment.

Combing NEXCOM’s all-in-one vehicle mount computer and the Red Dog Logistics software makes the total tracking system possible. The VMC 3000, a ruggedized vehicle mount computer, features a 10.4″ touch screen, GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G connection as well as abundant I/O interfaces. Highly praised by Red Dog Logistics, its heavy-duty design not only lays the solid cornerstone for vehicle data logging, location-based functions, communication, and video storage, but it also keeps the cabin neat and functional when working in conjunction with peripherals, such as thermal printer, cameras, tank measure sensor, and RFID reader for driver login.

Integrating the Red Dog Logistics software, which consists of a user interface, web-based backend server and relational database with the data provided by the VMC 3000; provides aggregate reports and business insights that help mining logistics services drive into higher gears.

About NEXCOM
Founded in 1992, NEXCOM has five business units which focus on vertical markets across industrial computer, in-vehicle computer, multimedia, network and communication, and intelligent digital security industries. NEXCOM serves its customers worldwide through its subsidiaries in seven major industrial countries. NEXCOM gains stronghold in vertical markets with its industry-leading products including the rugged fanless computer NISE series, the in-vehicle computer VTC series, the network and security appliance NSA series and the digital signage player NDiS series.

About Red Dog Logistic
Red Dog Logistics is a company founded in spring of 2012 in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. Principals of the company have many years of experience in oil and gas exploration, data processing, and various areas of logistical management. Asset tracking systems with integrated billing system were envisioned and then created to save time, reduce staffing cost, and to create optimum efficiencies in routing of trucking assets.

This series Notebook & Desktop Latest AIO Lenovo

JAKARTA – Lenovo increasingly aggressive in the market by launching a series of notebook PCs and desktop All-in-One (AIO) Touch. Vendors from the Bamboo Curtain country to bring a notebook and the latest Touch AIO desktop to the consumer segment.

This new product line comes with a series of innovations to consumers in an era that claimed Lenovo PC as PC + era.

“Today is the era of PC +, no longer his time PC old. Therefore we must provide innovation in the PC industry by encouraging innovation,” said Country General Manager Lenovo Indonesia Rajesh Thadani, in the launch line of notebook and desktop AIO Touch at The Foundry, Jakarta , Tuesday (02/07/2013).

“This year we are facing challenges in the PC industry. Market PCs now it is decreasing, but we in the PC business is still going well. For the consumer segment, we are the number one PC vendor in the world,” said Rajesh.

This new product line, said Rajesh, a part of Lenovo innovations in the PC + era. The latest line of notebooks Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is 11s, Touch IdeaPad Z400 and IdeaPad S210 Touch. As for the desktop IdeaCentre A520 AIO is Touch, Touch IdeaCentre B540, C540 and C440 Ideacentre Touch. All new products are equipped with third-generation Intel Core processor and Windows 8 operating systems.

The specifications of the latest product series include 11s IdeaPad Yoga has a 11.6-inch IPS HD screen that supports 10-point multi-touch with a side order size of 0.67 inches. Ultrabook comes in a choice of colors Silver Grey and Clementine Orange.

11s is the successor to the IdeaPad Yoga Yoga series past and is still the same as its predecessor, the convertible notebook has four modes that can be converted into a laptop, tablet, stand and tent.

IdeaPad Z400 comes with Touch screen 14-inch HD LED Backlit Display (1366 x 768) that supports 10-point multi-touch. Moreover, it also comes with extra bass and Dolby Home Theatre v4 to produce a better sound. For type carrying the IdeaPad S210 Touch HD 11.6-inch screen with Dolby Advanced Audio v2 seritifikasi, and comes with a Companion applications such as Lenovo, the Lenovo, and Lenovo Cloud.

While the IdeaCentre A520 Touch has a full HD 23-inch display with 10-point multi touch, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB of DDR memory, and has additional features like Dolby Home Theater v4. IdeaCentre B540 comes with a 23-inch full HD screen that supports multi-touch 3D display and NVIDIA GeForce graphics.

While IdeaCentre C540 Touch has a 23 inch screen, and supports up to NVIDIA GeForce 615 graphics 2GB. While the C440 AIO Touch has the same features and functionality with Touch C540, but with a smaller screen that is 21.5 inches.

IdeaPad Yoga 11s, IdeaPad Z400 Touch, Touch S210 IdeaPad, IdeaCentre A520, IdeaCentre B540 Touch, Touch IdeaCentre C540 and IdeaCentre C440, has been available in the market at each price Rp10, 4 million, Rp 7, 4 million, Rp 4, 7 million , Rp12, 9 million, Rp13, 4 million, Rp 9, 9 million, and Rp 8, 4 million.

Chat Apps ‘Camfrog Video Chat’

Have conversations remotely utilizing internet connection of course is much more fun if not only through sound, but also through video chat function. Especially if they added functionality to send text-based or image file directly, it is more the application was complete. This is what trying to offer Camfrog Video Chat.

d5-435-camfrogCamfrog Video Chat is the right application to chat with earlier methods. Not only can be used on close relatives only, Camfrog also provide Room or a gathering place for other Camfrog users from around the world. In addition to Windows and Mac OS, this application is also present for the Android-based platform. Use the same method, even on Android you will dipermudahkan with a camera function, unlike a desktop PC where you have to provide a first webcam. Of course the video call function can only be used if you have a front camera on a smartphone or tablet.

You can use Camfrog Video Chat for free. However, some new additional features will be active after using the Pro version of his pay. These features include video chat that is capable of performing simultaneously with more than one account at a time. You can also do video chat with full-screen view to get a bigger picture and clear. Similarly, send files or add text, and interesting effects.

VUE Software to Provide Compensation Management System With Revenue Reconciliation for Insurance Technology and Distribution Organization

COCONUT CREEK, Fla., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — VUE Software® today announced that a rapidly growing health insurance technology and distribution partner recently selected the VUE Compensation Management™ solution for its compensation management infrastructure. A subsidiary of one of the top ten health insurance companies in the United States the organization is hiring and training thousands of agents and service workers. The firm plans to leverage the system’s comprehensive commission management capabilities, which include automated revenue reconciliation, to confirm commission accuracy across multiple carriers, maintain smooth operations and ensure correct, timely agent compensation.

Because of its highly specialized business model, rapid growth and ongoing interactions with carriers, exchanges, agents and consumers, the insurance service partner required a robust, configurable system able to scale to high business volumes. Revenue reconciliation was a deciding factor due to the need to verify payment accuracy across a multi-carrier, multi-hierarchy environment and incorporate pay structures such as flat fees, percentages and multiple commission tiers. In addition, higher transaction volumes were anticipated to accommodate the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and increases in Medicare use with a shifting retiree population.

The service partner chose VUE Compensation Management following a referral from an existing VUE Software client on the basis of revenue reconciliation. The solution is being integrated into the service partner’s technology and will provide comprehensive revenue reconciliation capabilities as partnerships are established in the organization’s aggressive growth phase.

“With our dedicated insurance focus and successful track record with reputable clients, VUE Software is an excellent choice for companies that need to rise above industry complexities and healthcare reform challenges,” said Abhinav Dave, executive vice president of VUE Software. “Unlike many solutions, automated reconciliation is built into VUE Compensation Management so our customers can keep pace with complex commission environments. Reconciling variations between expected revenue and payments received is just good business, but doing it manually can be extremely time-consuming. Higher transaction volumes increase the potential for error, particularly in multi-carrier situations. Only a sophisticated system like ours can make accuracy easy.”

VUE Compensation Management’s revenue reconciliation module enables service providers, managing general agents (MGAs), Health Insurance Exchanges (HIXs), carriers and other key partners to forecast, track, measure, compare and recognize earned revenue and avoid agent overpayments. Automation streamlines payment and reconciliation processes, saves time and money, helps eliminate errors and increases overall efficiencies. The system helps strengthen partner relationships by providing factual evidence for any payment errors, since all calculations are documented according to the contracted commission structure.

About VUE Software®

VUE Software is a leading provider of distribution, incentive compensation and sales performance management suites. Backed by over 20 years of insurance experience, VUE Software solutions are built to meet the unique needs of the life, health, property and casualty, and distribution verticals. VUE Software is a doing-business-as (DBA) name of Computer Solutions and Software International, LLC (CSSI).

Review: Seagate Wireless Plus

The storage capacity is relatively limited tablet often makes us have to be smart to choose which content you want to keep in it. Not realizing it, remove and insert the digital content such as music video and it turns out that quite a lot of time consuming.
Well, one of the more clever solution is to use an external hard disk as Wi-Fi. Seagate Wireless Plus (SWP) is the replacement for the Seagate GoFlex Wireless (SGW) which appeared in 2011. There are some improvements that are owned SWP as larger capacity, longer battery life, as well as support for streaming 8 connections at once. The size is also smaller than SGW, and attractive, the price is not much different from SGW.
To fill the data into SWP, you just connect it to a PC via a fast USB 3.0 connection. If desired, you can replace with Thunderbolt or Firewire connector (sold separately). SWP is very easy to operate. You simply press the on / off button is there, then set your device to connect via Wi-Fi access point to the SWP. While connected to the SWP, you can still connect to the Internet by connecting the device to a Wi-Fi hotspot through SeagateMedia application available free on Play Store and AppStore.
Review: Seagate Wireless Plus review gadget mobile gadget accessories Review: Seagate Wireless Plus review gadget mobile gadget accessories Review: Seagate Wireless Plus review gadget mobile gadget accessories
Wireless Plus has been arranged with several standard folders such as Videos, Music, Photos, and Documents. But you can create your own folders if desired. SeagateMedia application quite well, but does not support all video formats. To music, more fully supported formats. As for the documents, Seagate will ask what application you want to use to open the document. I tried it on the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Apple iPad 3. The results are quite varied and SWP proved more smoothly used in the Android platform, especially for video playback.
seagate wireless plus 1 Review: Seagate Wireless Plus review gadget mobile gadget accessories
Review: Seagate Wireless Plus
Full HD video in a streaming format. MP4 can be done smoothly, while for the format. Above 1GB MKV, a little choked up. This is not a problem in the SWP, but more to the software problem. Fortunately
You can use other applications to play the video. SWP battery is claimed to last up to 10 hours. But if you continue to take streaming video, then the battery will be filled after 6-7 hours. If it varies, then the battery will be able to last up to 9-10 hours.
Seagate Wireless Plus is an easy to use, very handy, and will remain relevant for longer than a new gadget you bought. The price is quite high, but the ability is quite worth it.