The Finer Things In Life

If you are a traveler who is always open to trying new things or just someone who enjoys pampering yourself with things like visits to the spa then you might have experienced the wondrous feeling of being in a hot tub. Hot tubs represent decadence to a lot of people but to those who have experienced the restorative feeling that comes with soaking in warm, bubbly water, the idea of a commercial hot tub in their homes is not ridiculous. Commercial hot tub dealers have become popular over the years and property developers and architects who in the past used to tick off swimming pools as an attractive feature to new homeowners are now incorporating hot tubs in their plans. I was lucky enough to get an architect and builder who could work my fascination with hot tubs into my building plan. I had to do a lot of research before buying because I did not want to spend thousands on something that would end up being too much work for me. Enjoying a periodic soak at a spa is one thing, but buying your own hot tub comes with a few things to consider.


Personal finances

It is important to figure out how much you can afford to spend on a hot tub. Most people end up buying tubs that have extra features that they don’t really need like a built in stereo system and mood lights running through and along the hot tub. I must confess the idea of being able to listen to soothing music or watch TV in my hot tub was appealing, but eventually sanity, prevailed and I opted for what was practical.

Do not fall for the first great thing some salesman offers when shopping for something you are not entirely familiar with. Salesmen on commission, the bigger the sale the higher the commission. I had already had bad experiences with swimming pools and saunas and so I went in prepared with questions and demands. I had learnt tat a good quality pre-fabricated hot tub should not cost more than $5000 and not to trust anything below that. I haggled my way to a great $4999 tub and I’m very proud of my negotiation skills.


How many jets do you really need?

The number of jets or bubble intensity of your tub is a personal choice. You can get a nice experience with 30 jets depending on the size of the tub. The number can go up a 100 or more. I find that having too many jets was noisy and that it detracted me from the reason I had for getting a hot tub- relaxation and so I chose the one with 30. So far, I am enjoying my hot tub but I have become the friend that everyone wants to visit but it’s good, I am not complaining



Best Decision

It was a hot day like every day. My husband Tom and I were busy working every day. I miss him a lot. Everyday life used to be full of pressure.. We no longer spend time with each other like before. I started looking for an idea, something that we we do together to bring us closer to each other.

One day, my husband and I visited the home of Miranda, my friend, and her husband Michael. We found Miranda with her husband in a hot tub. You can tell they’re having fun with each other. A couple of weeks ago, Miranda was complaining to me about the same thing. We were both suffering from pressure of daily life. It prevented us from having a good time with our husbands.

Miranda mentioned that the idea of buying a hot tub was very wonderful. She advised me to buy one. “Hot Tub Manufacturing flourished in the last couple of years.” she said.

Miranda advised me to buy a hot tub from the same dealer. I talked to Tom about it. We decided to buy a new hot tub. The three of us went the same dealer. Miranda introduced me to the dealer and asked him to help me to buy a hot tub.

The dealer asked me, how many people were going to make use of this hot tub? At first, I thought a hot tub for two person would be enough. But then I realized that it’s better to buy a hot tub for more than two. It’s better for families like us. Miranda told if you looked at the price of a two seats and a five seats it’s merely a couple of hundreds of dollars.

My husband s did not want that new hot tub to add a lot to our electricity bill. The dealer told us not to worry about it. Hot tub manufacturing had developed. “We use a circulatory motors, which don’t draw that much watts of power”, the dealer said.

The dealer showed us a number of hot tubs. We bought a new hot tub. It’s a really good experience. The dealer gave us some tips on how to maintain the hot tub. Then he started talking to my husband about some technical matters related to the hot tub. I am glade that Tom came with me. He deals with these things better than I do. I felt I’s so excited to be in that hot tub with my beloved husband really soon. We have been dealing with a lot of pressure of daily life. It’s time to relax.



The Difference Between Good And Bad Software

I’d say that the business software I have worked with for the longest time and I’m thus most conversant with is Microsoft Dynamics CRM (customer relationship management). There are some amazing functionalities about this software which I will delve to next as well as some of the inconveniences I have faced while working with this specific software.
First let’s begin by understanding what Microsoft Dynamics CRM is. In a nutshell, this is a set of tools, applications and platforms that combine to form a business software whose purpose is to assist in business intelligence and many various key customer relationship matters.
The first thing I love about this software is its ease of use. The latest version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM is its 2015 update. It has a look and feel similar to Windows 8 which I happened to be using. If you have used Windows 8 or 10 then familiarity will soon kick in when using this business software. Another great feature is the ability to customize dashboards to so as to quickly assist a user achieve their goals with minimum effort.
Microsoft Dynamics being a business software must be keen on its reporting functionality. I was, and still am, very impressed by its powerful reporting capability. There are readily available templates in the report wizard. I could easily modify the report layout, visualize the data through intelligent charts and graphs.
Another aspect of Microsoft Dynamics CRM that I have to mention is the always available online support from the Microsoft community. I have personally utilized their online forums to report any activity which I thought was a bug but all turned out to be my novice at play. However, there is a 24/7 support for any query a user may have. For the number and further information look at this site. There are also quick start guides as well as training videos on this software.
Now, the other side of the coin. This business software has been optimized for use with purely Microsoft products. The company I work for has implemented different software products like Oracle’s database and QuickBooks (which is an accounting business software). This became a cost issue since we had to do away with the other software as they became redundant and ROI (return of investment) was not realized for the redundant software.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM required me to build a query or report if I wasn’t using Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s default browser which, truth be told is the slowest browser, apart from Safari. This led to some time loss and also missing out on the great functionality if this business software.
Altogether, I would strongly recommend MS Dynamics as your Business Software. It has all the features you will need from a responsive, reliable and adaptable CRM.

Software Of The Future

I am a custom software designer. Not long ago a friend of mine who was working as a heavy equipment operator, was telling me about an opportunity he had to apply for a job working with a new type of earthmoving equipment. He was excited at the prospect of a new and better job, but scared to death that he had no experience with this type of work. In an off-hand way one day, he commented that he wished that there was a simulator that he could use to learn this type of equipment. I was intrigued.

I happen to enjoy flight simulators, and since I create software programs every day, the idea of meeting his need with what I enjoy doing excited me. Soon, with another friend who knew something about the type of equipment he wanted to work with, I went about creating a simple software program that he could use. And since I used a similar program as a backbone, the process wasn’t long before I was able to hand him a product.

The tool I came up with was simple but very effective. Even the graphics that the program was able to create were very rudimentary, but certain aspects of the program were able to show him when he did something right as well as the results of showing him his errors. Eventually, I was even able to modify the program to give him warning signals when something he was doing was out of kilter, which prevented an accident/error. This included having loads that were balanced incorrectly, driving on surfaces that were too steep, and other obstacles that are common in most work areas.

The final result was a tool that gave him not only a feel for the real work environment with this piece of equipment, but a training tool that showed him how to prevent problems and watch for situations that needed to be avoided. Most important of all, my friend not only passed the test that eventually got him the job, but he earned the top score of the candidate pool, far above many candidates who had direct experience using the actual equipment.

It’s important to remember that using simulation software is not the same as the real thing, but in cases where using the real thing is not possible or too dangerous for an inexperienced operator to use, a program can be worth its weight in gold.