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Cleaning Your Computer

January 26th, 2014
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Your computer is another device that needs cleaning from time to time. Remember to clean it on a regular basis to prevent any possible damage that might occur. Let me share with you some tips how to clean your PC:

-Before you clean your PC, you should always turn it off first. Make sure that all of the cables and connectors are removed from the back side of the computer case. This will ensure that cleaning your PC will be efficient and safe.
-Compressed air is very useful while cleaning a PC. Use it on your hardware maintaining a proper distance from a device. You can use it inside the computer case, on your keyboard, or on the back side of your computer case.
-When it comes to cleaning the computer case, I suggest using a slightly wet cloth and later cleaning it again with paper towel. Remember not to use too much water, especially when cleaning inside the computer case.
-If you eat near your computer like many people do, remember to clean your keyboard regularly before it looks too bad. If you notice your keyboard is getting dirty very often you might consider buying a rubber keyboard that can be submerged into water.

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Magnetic Form of 3D Designs

January 26th, 2014
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Scientists are working on a system which could allow people to feel shapes and objects of 3D designs on computers. This is supposed to be achieved without any inconvenient mechanical gear. The research took place in Carnegie Mellon University, and it was announced that the system would be based on a touch-based interface, without using any gloves or force feedback. This device is going to provide the most realistic sense of touch of any haptic interface in the world today. Users will move a control handle while optical sensors measure the position and orientation of the device in relation to objects displayed on the user PC, while electrical coils inside the device receive signals and interact with magnets, causing the unit to levitate. While the description of the device might seem a bit complicated, I think that it has really great potential. This device sounds like it might be very useful, but additionally I think that it also sounds like a lot of fun. Such 3D designs could be used for games, various programs, or even for education purposes. While this technology is not exactly as sophisticated as the holodec from Star Trek, it is certainly a step in the right direction.

Tech

Video Streaming

January 26th, 2014
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There are millions of blogs out there. While bloggers communicate with their readers with written language, I am wondering how attractive it would be for readers to view videos of bloggers speaking on various subjects. Qik Video Streaming allows streaming videos from mobile phones, and such content could appear on blogs or related sites like Facebook. I am pretty sure that video streaming blogs will not replace traditional blogs. On the other hand, I am also pretty sure that some bloggers will want to integrate video streaming to some degree. Qik Video Streaming has a latency of around 1-2 seconds, so it is pretty efficient. Time will tell how popular it will become. While it may not become very popular within a year or two, I think that video streaming will gain on popularity when fast broadband connections will be even more accessible. Many Internet users have download limits set by their Internet service providers so they cannot download as much data as they would like. However, this is also likely to change and this is one of the reasons why video streaming might gain on popularity in the future. Of course, it does not mean that regular blogs will disappear.

Blog, Tech, Web

Welding in My Spare Time

January 26th, 2014
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There is something about tinkering with various appliances and items in my home that makes my day. After visiting a welding supply company, I even decided to hunker down to prepare even more tools so that I can tinker even more. Since today is Sunday, I am definitely in the mood for some work at home. Even my family doesn’t really mind when instead of watching TV with them on the sofa I go to the casement and do some work there.

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Craigslist

January 26th, 2014
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Have you ever wondered why Craigslist achieved such a success? The site is the seventh most viewed site on the Internet. Not bad, is it not? Even though the website is originally based in San Francisco, it operates worldwide. The idea behind the website is very simple. People like to buy and sell used things, and Craigslist allows them to sell items in a very convenient way. There are thousands upon thousands of classified ads on their site, no wonder that the site has so many visitors. People will always need to be buying and selling various items, and this is why sites like this will always stay popular. These days Craigslist is so popular that almost everyone knows what it is. I remember seeing Craig the founder of Craigslist on TV some time ago. While he seems like an intelligent person, he is also in many ways an ordinary guy, which proves that anyone can achieve success on the Web. Of course, not every online entrepreneur will achieve success, but it is definitely worth trying. Do you have any ideas for an innovative website? Who knows, maybe your website will become one of the most popular sites on the Internet?

Biz, Web

A Few Words about Drums

January 26th, 2014
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I can understand why somebody might enjoy playing drums a lot in his spare time. When you have a hobby, you want to spend every single moment pursuing it. I once saw a person playing drums and he really seemed like he enjoyed it very much. I wish more people had fun in life the way he had.

I am not sure when I am going to have a chance to play an instrument and save on ddrum drums, but when this day comes, I want to be ready for it. Why would I be the only one not having fun in life if I could have so much great memories playing drums?

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Images and WordPress

January 18th, 2014
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If you are a blogger having a WordPress blog, you may want to insert a picture in your post from time to time. You might want to do that in order to make your blog more attractive to visitors. It might happen that some of your friends will send you an image that they will ask you to post on your blog. However, sometimes you might be surprised that the image is so big that it does not fit very well in your post. You should remember that you can always resize an image. To do so, go to your draft and left click on this picture once. You will see that it is surrounded by black frame with a few black dots. Move your cursor on one of those dots and wait until your cursor changes into double headed arrow. If it does, then hold left mouse button and drag it in order to make it smaller. Integrating images is a great idea, but try to remember not to make them too big. Another important thing that you should remember is to make sure your blog loads within a few seconds. In other words, do not upload too many images, or those visitors that use dial-up will have a hard time browsing your site. Images can make your blog look better, but you also have to take into account the loading time of your blog. There are some websites on the Internet that can help you measure that.

Blog, Tech

Coins Coins

January 18th, 2014
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My grandfather used to be an avid collector of coins. When I was just a kid, he would show me his collection with pride every time I visited his house. He was so proud of his collection. I am sure that if he was still alive right now, he would definitely appreciate getting this military challenge coin and adding it to the rest of his coins that he used to have.

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Applying for a High End Job

January 18th, 2014
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Whenever you are going to be interview for a high end job, you are very likely to be asked the following question: “How much do you wish to be paid?” It is very important that you are prepared to answer this question, as this might decide whether you will be accepted for a position or not. There might be situations, when some of your competitors will demand lower salary, and thus they will be accepted for the position instead of you. If this is the case, before applying for an interview and job position, try to research how much you can demand to be paid for your work. Ask your friends who work in similar jobs how much they are getting paid. Even if you have good education, this might not be enough to demand high salary, if you do not have enough experience in your profession. Nonetheless, education is important. Anyway, high end jobs, like banking jobs, are hard to get into, and you need to be a perfect candidate who will not demand to be paid too much. If you are sure that you want to be paid more than your future boss can offer you, try to convince that you are worth the money. Remember to present yourself in the most positive light while highlighting your best points. Before you attempt any form of negotiations, it is important that you familiarize yourself with basic negotiating techniques. Try to read a few books or articles on how to negotiate your salary the best possible way. Those books or articles might give you some ideas that you have never thought about. In any case, remember to be relaxed and in good mood while negotiating your salary. Smile all the time, but not too much, as this might discourage your employer. If your negotiations fail, convince your employer to give you a second chance.

Education

Wellness

January 18th, 2014
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Nothing can be compared to the relaxing effect of a massage straight before going to bed. I always sleep better after somebody gives me a soothing massage. It seems that I am not the only one out there who appreciates the power of massaging. The reason I think so is that couples massaging has been popular for some time now and I don’t think anything is going to change when it comes to that.

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