The Moving Mann

USDOT # 627071
1494 Wrightsboro Rd
Augusta, GA 30901
Augusta
Georgia
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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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Very light trucks.Popular in Europe and Asia, many mini-trucks are factory redesigns of light automobiles, usually with monocoque bodies.Specialized designs withsubstantialframes such as the Italian Piaggio shown hereare basedupon Japanese designs (in this case by Daihatsu) and are popular for use in "old town" sections of European cities that often have very narrow alleyways. Regardless of the name, these small trucks serve a wide range of uses.In Japan, theyare regulatedunder the Kei car laws, which allow vehicle owners a break on taxes for buying a smaller and less-powerful vehicle (currently, the engineis limitedto 660 ccs {0.66L} displacement). These vehiclesare usedas on-road utility vehicles in Japan.These Japanese-made mini trucks thatwere manufacturedfor on-road use are competing with off-road ATVs in the United States, and import regulationsrequirethat these mini trucks have a 25 mph (40 km/h) speed governor as theyare classifiedas low-speed vehicles.These vehicles have found uses in construction, large campuses (government, university, and industrial), agriculture, cattle ranches, amusement parks, and replacements for golf carts.Major mini truck manufacturers and their brands: Daihatsu Hijet, Honda Acty, Mazda Scrum, Mitsubishi Minicab, Subaru Sambar, Suzuki Carry
As with many things in Europe and Asia, the illusion of delicacy and proper manners always seems to attract tourists.Popular in Europe and Asia, mini trucks are factory redesigns of light automobiles with monochrome bodies.Such specialized designs with such great frames such as the Italian Piaggio, based upon Japanese designs. In this case itwas basedupon Japanese designs made by Daihatsu.These are very popular for use in "old town" sections of European cities, which often have very narrow alleyways.Despite whatever name theyare called, these very light trucks serve a wide variety of purposes.
Yet, in Japan theyare regulatedunder the Kei car laws, which allow vehicle owners a break in taxes for buying a small and less-powerful vehicle. Currently, the engineis limitedto 660 cc [0.66L] displacement. These vehicles beganbeing usedas on-road utility vehicles in Japan.Classified as a low speed vehicle, these Japanese-made mini truckswere manufacturedfor on-road use for competing the the off-road ATVs in the United States. Import regulationsrequirethat the mini trucks have a 25 mph (40km/h) speed governor. Again, this is because they are low speed vehicles.
However, these vehicles have foundnumerousamounts of ways to help the community.They invest money into the government, universities, amusement parks, and replacements for golf cars.They have some major Japanese mini truck manufacturarers as well as brands such as: Daihatsu Hijet, Honda Acty, Mazda Scrum, Mitsubishit Minicab, Subaru Sambar, and Suzuki Carry.

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In 1938, the now-eliminated Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) enforced the first Hours of Service (HOS) rules. Drivers became limited to 12 hours of work within a 15-hour period.At this time, work included loading, unloading, driving, handling freight, preparing reports, preparing vehicles for service, or performing any other duty in relation to the transportation of passengers or property.
The ICC intended for the 3-hour difference between 12 hours of work and 15 hours on-duty tobe usedfor meals and rest breaks.This meant that the weekly maxwas limitedto 60 hours over 7 days (non-dailydrivers), or 70 hours over 8 days (daily drivers). With these rules in place, it allowed 12 hours of work within a 15-hour period, 9 hours of rest, with 3 hours for breaks within a 24-hour day.

QuestionThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issues Hours of Service regulations.At the same time, they govern the working hours of anyone operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in the United States.Such regulations apply to truck drivers, commercial and city bus drivers, and school bus drivers who operate CMVs. With these rules in place, the number of daily and weekly hours spent driving and workingis limited.The FMCSA regulates theminimumamount of time drivers must spend resting between driving shifts. In regards to intrastate commerce, the respective state's regulations apply.

QuestionThere are various versions of a moving scam, but itbasicallybegins with a prospective client. Then the client starts to contact a moving company to request a cost estimate. In today's market, unfortunately, this often happens online or via phone calls. Soessentiallya customer is contacting them for a quote when the moving company may not have a license. These moving sales people are salesman prone to quoting sometimes low.Even though usually reasonable prices with no room for the movers to provide a quality service if it is a broker.