Category: Digest

Valuation Definitions

When reading the insurance policy, there are many terms about valuation. Actual Cash Value: the fair or reasonable cash price property would bring in a fair market, allowing for depreciation. Assessed Value: The valuation placed on property by a public tax assessor for purposes of taxation. The main assessor for B.C. is BC Assessment, a

Dwelling Styles

There are so many different styles of house. Yes, I mentioned the single house, or detached house. It is a free-standing residence building. Sometimes referred to as a single-family home, as opposed to a multi-family residential dwelling. I get the list of these variations below. One Story, Rancher and Rambler A dwelling consisting of one

Basic Construction Terms

When I study the construction phrases, I saw this set of terms of construction.  Recorded here for further use. Balloon Framed Wall – Framed walls (generally over 10′ tall) that run the entire vertical length from the floor sill plate to the roof. This is done to eliminate the need for a gable end truss.

Xi Changes History or Tampers it

Economist 2015 Auguest Issue has a cover story of Xi. The title is Xi’s history lessons The sub-title is The communist Party is plundering history to justify its present-day ambitions. 历史就是一个任人打扮的小姑娘 History is just a little girl. If you want, you can dress up her as you like.

Basic Construction Terms

Balloon Framed Wall – Framed walls (generally over 10′ tall) that run the entire vertical length from the floor sill plate to the roof. This is done to eliminate the need for a gable end truss. Baluster – Vertical member in a railing used between a top rail and bottom rail or the stair treads.

Important Passport Tips for Canadians

First of all, the passport remains the exclusive property of the Government of Canada and the person is allowed to use it. Safekeeping As the custodian of this passport, it is your responsibility to keep it in a safe place at all times. If issued to a child, it is the parent or legal guardian’s

What is exFAT

Saw a new type of disk format, exFAT. I am only knowing FAT, FAT32, NTFS, and some others for Linux operation system. Today, when I try to format a microSD card, it has a new option, exFAT. What is exFAT?   File size limit is now 16 exabytes. Format size limits and files per directory

Men’s Health

Men often neglect their health and well-being due to a lack of awareness, poor health education, or behaviour patterns in their work and personal lives. Men have a reputation for avoiding the doctor, especially when the visit may involve sensitive issues. However, regualr check-ups are a must. They can help screen for diseases that may