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Do it all yourself or rely on a specialized company? Rules and advice to move house on the cheap, without stress or inconvenience …
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The stress of the move. The three main causes of stress: bereavement, separation and removal (from a survey of Italian Psychology Association).

How to tackle a move. The best way to tackle a move is to prepare early. This will decrease the workload on the days of the transfer and spending less, being able to choose the cheapest offer.

Alone or with a company? The first decision: to move on their own or rely on a specialized company. In the first case definitely spending will be lower, but you must have the manual dexterity skills, help from friends or family members and furniture not too bulky to carry.

The move do-it-yourself. Here’s what to do-it-yourself is necessary for a move:
• a van. If you book in advance costs 60/80 USD per day with unlimited mileage. A van of 14 cubic meters capacity allows you to make a move for a house of 50 square meters with only two trips;
• boxes (typically 30 × 40 cm and 40 × 50 cm) and tape wrapping (read all rules for canning);
• tape bubble wrap (bubble wrap);
• old blankets and ropes to tie the furniture in the van.

Disassembles and assembles. The most complicated part of the move do-it-yourself is the dismantling and reassembly of furniture, in particular kitchen (many blogs and specialized sites recommended to leave it to the new tenant, if you do not have an excessive value).

The economy of the boxes. Alan Greenspan, when he was head of the Federal Reserve, he wanted to see how the first economic indicator cardboard consumption with which they make the moving boxes, “because the greater the consumption of cardboard, there are more moving, more apartments are changed or occupied and the economy grows. “

The inventory, the first thing to do. In case you want to rely on a firm, the first thing you need to do an inventory of everything you have to carry and what you can eliminate. It is then good to ask an estimate to as many companies as possible. In most cases you can have an estimate of the online expenses: among many removal sites include:,,

Reduce services, the secret of moving low-cost. For a low-cost move it is necessary to reduce the bone the requested services to the company:
• give up packaging service, which costs on average € 20 per hour or € 03.02 per box (up to 10 USD for the larger boxes);
• give the disassembly and reassembly of furniture, so are asked 20/25 € per hour;
• bring the cartons closed on street level to save time and money.

We combine removals. aggregates more moving in the same day in the same area of ​​the city. This kind of service obviously requires a more flexible schedules to by the customer, but allows you to save up to 30%.

Practical advice. Some tips to save money and not have negative surprises:
• avoid the months when it is more frequent change of home (June, July and September) allows you to save 10-15%;
• make a list of objects to carry, making it approved by the head of the firm;
• photograph or film all objects before you pack them, if they break in transportation, and test the appliance in the presence of the person responsible;
• If after the move you notice that your furniture has been damaged, you have eight days to send a registered letter to the company that carried out the work;
• ensuring fragile or valuable items: on average the cost of insurance is 1% or 2% of the value of the load. You can take out a policy directly with the company that makes the move or with external insurance.

Additional costs. If you can not deliver the furniture through stairs or elevator, you need to hire a truck: the cost is 300-400 USD per day, including the technician who maneuver. Then if you move from city to city, the soaring prices: on average 1 / 1.50 USD for every kilometer to go. For example, the additional cost for a move from Rome to Milan is 600/900 USD.

If the mover is abusive. Attention to rely on not serious companies. In case of control by firefighters or police, if the mover is abusive it risks the seizure of furniture.

Moving with plants and animals. If you have animals or plants, it is unwise to entrust transportation to a company, the better deal in person. However, there are companies that provide, at extra cost, an ad hoc service (www.italianmovingnetwork;

Moving with children. Moving is a big change especially for the little ones. We should first talk to the time of the change, give reasons, describe the new apartment. Visit the new home before the little help to adapt. If you can not go in person, the pictures of the site can serve.

Lost items. Marisa Tomei during moving he lost the Oscar won in 1993 for My Cousin Vinny.

Ecological relocation. More and more people trying to respect ecological criteria during the move. Here are some of the precautions:
• renting reusable plastic crates and reusable rather than cardboard. They do not generate garbage and do not crush.
• use less newsprint possible to wrap delicate items, or use recycled paper (which by the way does not stain objects);
• if using cardboard and paper boxes, make sure that the moving company take charge of disposing of these materials in authorized recycling centers;
• If possible, share the move with other people using the same truck.

More Than World Wide Web

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Every day we open the e-mail, surf the computer or on mobile devices, we’ll post on various social channels, but we never stopped to think what is the Web? where it comes from? when was he born?
Today I want to tell the history of the World Wide Web.
But before we start talking about what the Web would like to talk about what is not the Web. Contrary to what many people believe the Web is not the Internet. Although the perception of these two entities can be misunderstood, Web and the Internet are different from each other.
The Internet is a network of computers connected to each other that gives users the ability to search for information content and services, communicating with each other globally. They reside on the Internet a number of languages that allow information to travel between computers.
These languages are called protocols within the Internet there are different and their methods of use differ depending on the type of service you require. For example, the email that we use every day exploit IMAP, POP3 and SMTP for the exchange of information. The World Wide Web uses mainly three protocols: HTML (hypertext markup language): the markup language in which web pages are written; HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol): network protocol that allows the transmission of information URL (uniform resource locator): the scheme for the identification of the content and web services.
Basically it is the address that identifies each resource on the network and can be defined as <protocol>: // <node> / <location> that our dear old web address.
At the beginning of the story…
The first proposal for a hypertext system can be traced back to studies Vanner Bush in 1945 published the article “As We May Think” (as we might think), but the official date is 6 August 1991 when the Englishman Tim Berners -Lee published the first website giving birth to the World Wide Web.
Tim was working on a project called “Enquire” which is a simple database software, and people who were working in the same place. It was during this project that was experienced the first hypertext.

Hypertext is a text that can be viewed on devices that use hyperlinks: The “Enquire” system of Lee used hyperlinks in each database page and each page was referenced to other relevant pages within the system.
Who is Sir Berners-Lee?
Berners-Lee is a physicist who had the need to share information and research with all other researchers in the world. In that period there was not a quick and easy solution to allow the sharing of documents. Tim presented a project of a shared database through which it was possible to exchange information and quickly search, but no one is really interested in this idea except his head. Thanks to this incentive Tim implemented the system within a new project that became known as the World Wide Web.
The first Browser …
Since December 1990 Tim joined forces with those of another physicist Robert Cailliau who thought of the project Tim in other words: combine hypertext with the Internet to create our web pages. No one at that time he realized how this would change the lives of all of us.
In fact, despite the little general interest Lee continued to develop the main components of the web; HTTP, HTML Browser and the first that was called “the World Wide Web” with the double also function text editor for the nascent Web.
On August 6, 1991 was released the first web page that outlined plans for the WWW, but not only was the first page written in HTML and inside it contained some tags that are still used today with tags h1 -h6.
Soon after other browsers were released each with improvements and differences: Line Modern Browser – February 1992: Developed by Lee was the first cross-platform browser Viola WWW Browser – March 1992: it is the first popular browser in the world, had already includes sheets style scripting language, very long ago compared to JavaScript and CSS Mosaic browser – January 1993: one of the most popular browser developed at the university of Illinois Netscape Navigator 1.1 – March 1995 was the first to introduce in HTML tables Internet Explorer 1.1 – August 1995: Microsoft decides to launch its browser simultaneously with its Windows operating system and was the only one on which work
Welcome to JavaScript and CSS …
At the beginning of the World Wide Web web pages they were simply text documents, today they are much more than that: we have the possibility to enclose in them applications and much more. This ability was introduced with the addition of JavaScript and CSS with the second version of Netscape Navigator developed by Brendan Eich.
Indeed, it was in 1995 when JavaScript was originally announced with the code name “Mocha”.
This addition was not, however, fully supported by all. The same Cailliau, Berners-Lee associate, considered it “the most horribile kluge in the history of computing”, although thanks to her has opened the way for a development of a more dynamic and interactive Web.
The Dot Com Boom
Slowly the Web grew and developed, between 1995-2000, collected more support and especially interest among various business groups, which were beginning to change their vision on the web.
Investors began to behave as such: avalanche of money were poured on any project related to the web and all the companies that were on the web saw grow and multiply their income. We are in the period of the Internet boom that marked its commercial growth and usage by users.
All invested on the Internet, all pumped money into start-up, but all neglected the fundamental business models. It was thought only to invest and recover investments increased, without taking into account the trends of the markets in which the start-ups were busy.
It arrived so to the inevitable collapse of the dot com bubble in 2001! But some of the affected companies have resisted!
And I’m here today to tell us about those days and to mark our time on the web and our actions: E-bay, Google, Amazon.
Social Networks

The primordial form of social networks can be considered the BBS (Bulletin Board System) or a computer that uses software that allows users to use messaging features and centralized file sharing.
The company became popular between the years 1995-2000, mainly due to AOL that had characteristics similar to modern company such as user profiles and forums. But it was only since 2002 that the real race begins to become the most important social.
Born sites like Friendster, LinkedIn, and MySpace, but surely the prize for those who have revolutionized the world and social aspects of sharing, interaction at all levels has been Facebook.
Facebook has managed to stand out from its competitors with innovative choices and a careful policy on users and their needs. The thrust of sharing and friendship was crucial to grow the company and make it what it is now.
The web goes mobile
Surely one of the most important revolutions that we have witnessed in the history of the World Wide Web was accessible via mobile devices. Until then accesses were “limited” use of a desktop or laptop. The ability to gain access instead through mobile devices has changed the mode of web experience.
Now the number of mobile users accessing the Web is constantly growing!
Users began to connect from mobile devices since the ’90s, but it has been since 2007 with the introduction of the first iPhone that things have changed by introducing the concept of mobile applications and allowing all those activities which now seem normal today as the geotagging or sharing of images immediately. 

Learning from history
We have seen with some of the milestones in the history of the Web. These milestones have helped change the way we live, but the web is constantly changing. If there is now a technology, a tool, an App that is the master you can be sure that sooner or later it will be surpassed by something even more innovative, science-fiction, the web is an evolving science.
Tim Berners-Lee has to go in any case, our heartfelt thanks for having created the web open source and allowing the world to access it for free.
You would have done the same?


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