Looking for a New Hosting Service

The web page was down for almost 9 hours the other day and the boss was really about to blow his stack when he found out. He called me up in the middle of the night, apparently he had waken up and checked his email. Of course we were supposed to have backup hosting, but that was down as well. It was a good thing that it was not during a busy time of the day. This started around 10 PM at night and it was back on the web early the next morning around seven o’clock. It was not that bad so far as the business was concerned. We had one client who noticed it and sent us an email. He was not all that upset about it, because it was not a huge inconvenience to him. He did want us to fix it and asked us why the backup was not working. Of course we wondered that ourselves and asked the hosting service this very question The answer they gave did not please the boss in the least. Continue reading Looking for a New Hosting Service

Nothing is Truly Ever Deleted

I was worried about my daughter because she was hanging out with some kids that I simply did not approve of. I have always told her that I will respect her privacy unless she gives me a reason not to. I am her parent, not her friend, so that gives me every right to do this. When her best friend’s mom told me that she was sending questionable pictures on her Snapchat, I knew I had to do something drastic to pull her back. I researched a Snapchat hack to see if there was a way I could see the pictures that she was sending since there was no way to view them on her phone.

That is why kids like Snapchat so much right now, because once they send a picture or video, they know that it disappears after it is viewed. What I know though is that once something is created like that, it is never truly gone. Continue reading Nothing is Truly Ever Deleted

DirecTV and Their Plan to Win over Customers

There is little doubt that the demand for high quality entertainment is growing every day, as we have gone from a few local channels to mind blowing packages with several hundred choices. Most of these channels are available in full high definition with a crystal clear picture that will show off those huge flat screen TV’s yet still look good even on old school boxes. The addition of things like on demand service and the ability to record live TV have even made it so that people do not need to be around for shows. Check out http://www.cable-tv.com/directv/ to see which company is getting pretty close to winning the war for being the best television provider.

Of course, the competition is very close so declaring a winner is very hard. Every time a company offers something new or unique, all of the competitors do their best to replicate it or counter it with their own feature. The bottom line is that they all know that customers are constantly comparing them with each other, so falling behind is not an option if they want to keep bringing in new business and continuing to grow. This has led to an arms race of sorts, but the best part is that the customer seems to be the real winner in the whole thing.

This is because while technology and service quality has grown exponentially, the prices for these plans have not been inflated nearly as fast. In fact, companies like DirecTV are actively running promotions to try and lure people in with great introductory prices and offers. The bottom line is that winning over a customer is a big deal to them, so they are willing to do whatever it takes to get a chance. With their award winning customer support and rock solid reliability, the idea is that customers will stick around once they see how great it can be.

Interesting Facts About the Olympic Games

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge delivers ...Sports enthusiasts around the world flock to the Olympic Games or watch them on television. There is something about the anticipation of victory, the agony of defeat, and ability of the human spirit to overcome all odds, that attracts all ages and levels of sports fans. Here are a few interesting facts about these games you may not know.

The Olympic Games date back to ancient Greece, but the modern version began in 1894 when the International Olympic Committee was established. Over 200 world nations participate, and being an international event, global political conflicts influence the games. For example, the games were cancelled in 1916, 1940, and 1944 due to war. In 1980 and 1984, the Cold War resulted in limited international participation.

The location of the Olympics changes every four years. The host city is selected about seven years in advance so the necessary infrastructure can be constructed to support the athletes and spectators. Major world cities compete for the honor of hosting the Olympics. Some of the past host cities include London, Athens, Los Angeles, Lake Placid, Salt Lake City, Innsbruck, Barcelona, Nagano, and Calgary. Future host cities include Rio de Janeiro, Pyeongchang, and Sochi. Continue reading Interesting Facts About the Olympic Games

Sports and the Impact on Your Life

Sports are a collection of some of the most fun things that you can do for your health and your state of mind. These activities can put you in the best possible position to feel great during the course of the day and can also help you to establish a strong friend base with people that you did not think you connected with. Lastly, sports are fantastic for building confidence and self esteem, while teaching you some of the most important lessons in life that you will ever learn.

If you have just moved to a recent neighborhood, try to join a sports team in your area. Continue reading Sports and the Impact on Your Life