The Moving Mann

USDOT # 627071
1494 Wrightsboro Rd
Augusta, GA 30901
Augusta
Georgia
Contact Phone:
Additional Phone: (888) 702-6079
Company Site: www.themovingmann.com

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Just yesterday, the Ghost Blogging Engine released to the general public. This is a huge landmark in the development world as:

  1. Some people have predicted that it is possibly a competitor to the well established Wordpress blog engine
  2. It has been created with NodeJS, a server-side implementation that many believe will become a large part of the development workflow

It was tempting to go and try it out, see what kind of capabilities it had, so I ran a local instance, made a sample post, and I'll be honest, I liked it. I really enjoyed:

  • It's Markdown formatting capabilities, which I had yet to see in a self-hosted blog engine by default
  • It's lightweight SQLite dependency
  • It's clean, minimal, content-first design that was heavily inspired by the good things from Medium and Svbtle

Despite all of that, I still didn't want to make it something I use often when creating blogs. Firstly, I'll admit that part of it was the fact that it wouldn't work on Heroku without PostgreSQL or MySQL, and uploads would also not work, all due to Heroku's ethereal memory which SQLite's flat files would not be compatibile with. That wasn't all of it, though, and I found a few more things that made me choose not to use it.

Firstly, nowadays it seems like the latest trend is 'static site generators', and I agree with it; they have way better performance, compatible with any kind of hosting, still aren't as hard to maintain as writing vanilla static code, and allow for way more customization from the developer's side. Things like Jekyll and more recently, HarpJS it into this category, and allow for streamlined management of sites and blogs while allowing data and layouts to be dynamic. They thus give the best of both worlds, and the dynamic aspect keeps everything more manageable, and the fact that they ultimately generate vanilla HTML, CSS, and Javascript allows for any kind of web host.

Also, Wordpress will not be overtaken for a while. If I remember correctly, a majority of the world's sites today are created in Wordpress. On job boards, half the jobs I encounter require Wordpress development. Many 'developers' get away with calling themselves that because they know how to install a theme on Wordpress. It's the dominant platform today, and probably will be for quite a while. Sure, Ghost can dominate the niche that sites like Medium and Svbtle target in terms of self-hosted blogs, but it starts to get quite cookie-cutter.

Medium and Svbtle are two easily recognizable sites due to their unique minimalism and typography; from what I have seen in Ghost, it seems to follow almost identical patterns. The same font stack, similar layout, it's really obvious. Just like the 'Bootstrap' look is now easily recognizable and seen in many sites, the 'Medium/Svbtle' look is going to be seen in most blogs you (or at least I) will encounter. This kind of ruins the Internet's creativity and design sense, as sure, the design is good, but it's the same everywhere, the uniqueness is lost. Sure, people will create themes; but the boilerplate theme is already so polished and good-looking that I feel like many developers will stick to it.

Overall, to me there are many good features in Ghost, and I would actaully recommend it to people as well, it just doesn't seem like something I would use for personal or commercial use due to a lot of reasons. This blog is currently running on HarpJS, and so far, I'm enjoying it.

~ Krish Dholakiya

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QuestionA trailer is not very difficult to categorize. In general, it is an unpowered vehicle towed by a powered vehicle. Trailers are most commonly used for the transport of goods and materials. Although some do enjoy recreational usage of trailers as well.

Question“The association of truckers with cowboys and related myths was perhaps most obvious during the urban-cowboy craze of the late 1970s, a period that saw middle-class urbanites wearing cowboy clothing and patronizing simulated cowboy nightclubs. During this time, at least four truck driver movies appeared, CB radio became popular, and truck drivers were prominently featured in all forms of popular media.” — Lawrence J. Ouellet

QuestionThe interstate moving industry in the United States maintains regulation by the FMCSA, which is part of the USDOT.With only a small staff (fewer than 20 people) available to patrol hundreds of moving companies, enforcement is difficult.As a result of such a small staff, there arein many cases, no regulations that qualify moving companies as 'reliable'. Without this guarantee, it is difficult to a consumer to make a choice. Although, moving companies can provide and often display a DOT license.

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The rise of technological development gave rise to the modern trucking industry.There a few factors supporting this spike in the industry such as the advent of the gas-powered internal combustion engine.Improvement in transmissions is yet another source,justlike the move away from chain drives to gear drives. And of course the development of the tractor/semi-trailer combination.
The first state weight limits for truckswere determinedand put in place in 1913.Only four states limited truck weights, from a low of 18,000 pounds (8,200 kg) in Maine to a high of 28,000 pounds (13,000 kg) in Massachusetts. The intention of these laws was to protect the earth and gravel-surfaced roads. In this case, particular damages due to the iron and solid rubber wheels of early trucks. By 1914 there were almost 100,000 trucks on America's roads.As a result of solid tires, poor rural roads, and amaximumspeed of 15 miles per hour (24km/h) continued to limit the use of these trucks tomostlyurban areas.

QuestionThe industry intends to both consumers as well as moving companies, this is why there are Ministers of Transportation in the industry. They are there to set and maintain laws and regulations in place to create a safer environment.It offers its members professional service training and states the time that movers have been in existence. It also provides them with federal government representation and statistical industry reporting.Additionally, there are arbitration services for lost or damaged claims, publications, public relations, and annual tariff updates and awards.This site includes articles as well that give some direction, a quarterly data summary, and industry trends.