• Musings

    What is the Purpose of Spa Covers?

    Do you have any idea what a spa cover is? The name of the object is already a dead giveaway. It certainly implies that it’s something that’s used to cover the top of a spa or hot tub. So basically, the question should be, “What is the purpose of spa covers?” Spa covers are generally used to keep the temperature setting of the water by not allowing heat to escape when the tub is idle or not in use. Because of this, the amount of energy used by the heating mechanism is reduced. Spa covers also help in extending the life of the heating mechanism. Of course, spa covers also…

  • Entertainment

    Silence! I Kill You!!

    No, I am not killing anybody. This is just my favorite line from the puppet Achmed the Terrorist. The first time I saw him at YouTube back in 2008, I couldn’t stop laughing. I laughed so hard that I was able to attract the attention of all people in the house. When they saw the video, the adults of the house particularly, they also laughed at me while the kids didn’t find anything funny about what the puppet were saying except the fact that it says “Silence! I kill you!!” Just to clarify, I am not a racist. The lines are just funny and so as the puppet. The jokes…

  • Musings

    College Memories with Alloy Steels

    Back in college, I studied Civil Engineering. I took this course because I wanted to learn how to make bridges. Aside from that, my father is an architect and I wanted to become his partner when he have projects. Anyway, when I was still in my lower years, we had a subject called “Strength of Materials.” This was a pre-requisite to all our higher subjects because is deals mainly with the capacity of the materials we are going to use as building foundations for buildings, streets, bridges and the like. We have discussed a lot of theories of the stresses a material can take in a given situation. At that…