Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I have many people who read my blog asking me WTF is faucet.. lol.. I am not complaining. Let me explain.
Faucet is any device for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe or the like by opening or closing an orifice. In other words its a tap.
Spigot and faucet was the name of an old type of tap for a barrel or cask, consisting of a hollow, tapering tube, which was driven at the narrow end into a barrel, and a screw into the tube which regulated the flow of the liquid. Properly, it seems, the spigot was the tube, the faucet the screw, but the senses have merged or reversed over time.
Spigot is a common variant for faucet and is widely used in the Midland U.S. Elsewhere, faucet is more commonly used, esp. in the Northern U.S. In India, I am not sure if the term faucets is used.
This is an article by Daniel Roshard explaining about the benefits of copper sinks. Its a very well article published in ezinearticles.com.
If you are considering a new sink within your kitchen or bathroom, a copper sink may be the way for you to go. Many people are choosing copper sinks over other traditional styles such as porcelain. The reason the popularity of copper sinks has grown so drastically is because not only does it have a simplistic beauty unmatched by any other style, it is also extremely functional within the kitchen. The great thing about copper sinks is that they are virtually maintenance free, if it needs cleaned water and soap will do the trick.
Chemical cleaners are a thing of the past when it comes to copper sinks, they do not require harsh cleaning and with care its beauty will last a lifetime. Another positive aspect of copper sinks is that unlike many other types of sinks, these tend to grow in beauty over time. With age, the copper sink will change its color, however, if you do not want the color to change, you can simply use a furniture or brass wax to prevent it. Copper sinks makes things a whole lot easier on your life.
Another great aspect of the copper sink is that it is overall cleaner and more sanitary than other material types. Copper is a natural elemental that contains antibacterial benefits, therefore bacteria and other harmful substances cannot hope to survive on copper. In a study performed on, stainless steel and copper, it was shown that copper is extremely sanitary by comparison. Thanks to the antibacterial benefits of copper, a bacterium that is found on the copper will not live any longer than one to two hours.
When purchasing a copper sink you will want to look for a few specific things. Make sure you consider the décor and look of your home; this will help you understand the type of copper sink you will want. Another thing is to make sure the copper sink is made by hand and not manufactured in a factory somewhere; this will help ensure that you are getting a quality copper sink for your home.
When it comes down to actually purchasing your copper sink, make certain you are purchasing a copper sink of high quality. Yes, price is an important factor for everyone today, however remember the old saying, “You get what you pay for”. This saying holds true with copper sinks as well. The cheaper a copper sink becomes, the less copper it is actually made of. Cheaper copper sinks are typically made of recycled copper, this means that the copper comes from machines or computers that used copper. This further means that the copper used in your copper sink, could only be 90% pure or even less.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I am thinking of moving my PC to the first floor of my house. I am currently living in the ground floor of our home in the only bed room in that floor. My mom is getting older and she is having trouble walking up the stairs to the second floor. So I am thinking of giving my room to her. No this means that I have to setup electrical supplies separate for my PC - I don’t want it to be linked through the home inverter as it couldn’t handle the load of my PC.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Though many companies are offering promotional products or offers these days, Accel It Academy (thats the one I work in..lol) is offering something called VAC (Value Added Course) - Its a course which is conducted during Saturdays for students. Its conducted over a period of 5 Saturdays. Its of great value to the customer - Its free. Its actual worth maybe about Rs. 3000.
But as a worker’s point of view - I am working as Executive Product Support for Accel - I feel its really stretching our resources too much. Earlier I used to take extra classes to my students on Saturdays - which was required by many students because they needed that extra care. Now due to VAC - this have to be left out..
I feel VAC’s a damn good promotional product - but its really draining our resources to the limit..
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
As you guys know I am not a very big fashion buff.. lol.. maybe a little bit… So about Cole Haan. Its a fashion label that was founded in Chicago, Illinois, United States, in 1928. The name Cole Haan comes from founders Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan. Originally Cole Haan was a men’s footwear label. Now its a wholly owned subsidiary of Nike. Cole Haan has its headquarters in Yarmouth, Maine, and its design center in New York City, New York. On February 25th, 2008, the company announced it would discontinue using real animal fur in its products for business and sustainability reasons. (in my words - they are scared of animal lovers..lol)