Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Basement Remodeling Northern Virginia – Professional Advice

Basement Remodeling Northern Virginia Tips and Advice

When you need more living space in your Northern Virginia area home, by-pass the attic, just forget the backyard, and turn to basement remodeling Northern Virginia. That space that you are most likely using primarily for storage in your Arlington VA, Alexandria VA or Fairfax VA home is prime remodeling territory. For many Northern Virginia homeowners, it’s the best-kept secret in space expansion. Before you say “no way”, consider these facts:

Basement Remodeling Arlington VA

Basement Finishing Arlington VA, Alexandria VA or Fairfax VA home is a simple and cost-effective alternative to adding square footage to a house. In fact, the cost of a new finished basement, with all or most of the same features [the skylights are the only exception] you would get with an all-new ‘built-up’ or ‘built-out’ addition, is around 10-15%! The key is to stop thinking of the remodeling space as a ‘basement’ and reconsider it as additional living space. That is exactly what you’ll get if you apply the following tips.

To be sure, basement remodeling can present challenges — small windows, low ceilings, structural columns. But with the right budget, all can be overcome or even transformed into assets. And unlike other existing spaces, basements flaws are obvious, so you won’t have to budget for unpleasant

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Google Publishes Zopfli As Open-Source Compression Algorithm

The Zopfli Compression Algorithm, which got its name from a Swiss bread recipe, is an implementation of the Deflate compression algorithm that creates a smaller output size compared to previous techniques, wrote Lode Vandevenne, a software engineer with Google's Compression Team, on the Google Open Source Blog on Thursday.

"The smaller compressed size allows for better space utilization, faster data transmission, and lower Web page load latencies. Furthermore, the smaller compressed size has additional benefits in mobile use, such as lower data transfer fees and reduced battery use," Vandevenne wrote.

The more exhaustive compression techniques used achieve higher data density but also make the compression a lot slower. This does not affect the decompression speed though, Vandenne wrote.  READ MORE