Polaroid-Style Thumbnails

“Polaroid on the Fly” plug-in is a unique plug-in for WordPress that is capable of creating Polaroid-style thumbnails within your posts. It has been discussed many times that incorporating pictures in your blog often results in a blog looking more attractive. There is no reason not to use images from time to time. With this plug-in you can incorporate cool Polaroid images, so that your pictures stand out from all of the rest of the images found on the blogosphere. If you have been recently wondering how to make your blog look more appealing, then this plug-in might be what you were looking for.

It might be worth mentioning that even though images can enhance your blog, it is important to take into account the loading speed of your blog. The more picture you have, the longer it will take for your site to load. While this might not be a problem for those with an unlimited broadband connection, anyone who is still on dial-up will have a hard time browsing your site.

I would also like to add that blogs in some niches are more “image-friendly” than others. What I mean is that sites like, for example, business blogs should focus on having valuable content, rather than having many images.

SATA and IDE Hard Drives

When buying a new hard drive it is important to understand that there are different types of HDD’s such as SATA and IDE. If you want to have a SATA HDD, you have to make sure that your motherboard has a SATA connector. In many computer stores customers are not being warned that there are different types of hard drives and that is why it is important to make sure you buy the right one. SATA is considered to be a newer and faster HDD, so if your computer supports it, make sure you buy it. Actually, even if your motherboard doesn’t have a SATA connector you can use a SATA to IDE converter, so if you didn’t buy the correct one you should buy this converter.

Who Is Addicted to the Internet?

There are definitely a few types of Internet users out there. In this post, I will try to highlight what those types are so that you can try to find out which type of Internet user you are yourself.

-The first group of Internet users are those people for whom the Internet is everything. The Internet is their life: most if not all their relationships and social interaction needs are fulfilled through the Internet. Such people spend countless hours in front of their computers and they do not feel anymore the flow of time. They are definitely addicted to the Internet.

Second group of people are Internet users who use the Internet a lot, but who do not neglect their real lives. I would classify myself as being part of this particular group. I use the Internet a lot, but the Internet is not everything to me. I know my boundaries and I do not have problems switching my computer off once I know that it is time to have some interactions with others face to face.

-The last group of people are Internet users who only use the Internet occasionally. They do not even know that one can be addicted to the Internet. The Internet has never played a big part in their lives and it probably never will.

So, to which group of Internet users do you belong?

Technology and Games

There is a very big progress in technology and nobody can deny that. Progress in technology also affects games. Games are evolving and they are becoming more and more complex. Twenty or thirty years ago games very a lot simpler than they are right now. You cannot say the same thing about games these days. Of course, there are some games aimed at very young children and they are quite simple, but there are also very complex games that may take months or even years to master. There are also more and more online games where players can cooperate or compete with real players.

What to Do When Your Neighbors are Noisy

I do not know how your neighbors are like, but I live surrounded by many people. Some even say that neighbors are everything when you move to a new property. This was very true in my case. Neighbors were indeed everything, but I’ve learned to deal with them. If I ever am going to buy a new property, I am going to keep those things in mind:

-I will try to buy a detached house instead of living in a semi-detached property. Such properties are usually more expensive, but this is not going to discourage me for sure from buying a detached house. One problem with semi-detached properties or terraced properties is that a lot of noise travels through the walls. You can sit in your living room and suddenly hear your neighbors sneeze because of poor wall quality.

-Before I buy a property, I am going to spend some time checking the surroundings. I am going to check the property at various times of day and night just to make sure that it is quiet there.

-I will try to meet my new neighbors. Since neighbors are everything when it comes to where you live, I am going to introduce myself and tell them that I am planning to buy a property next to them. I will also try to get to know them a little.

Addicted to Checking Email?

Email is a great thing, but these days it is not uncommon for people to be addicted to checking email. What I mean by this is that often people will check their email even though they know it is not the right time or place. For example, if checking your email box distracts you from more important tasks, then it might be a sign that you are addicted to checking email. Some people if they cannot sleep at night they might get up and check their email. Well, that might not be a great idea because what if you will notice some important email from your boss and this will further prevent you from sleeping? I try to check my email daily, but I do it only once per day.

Good Things about Social Networking

Because more and more people have access to Internet each year, social networking is gaining more and more on popularity as well. People take advantage out of social networks and treat them as an alternative for looking for friends. Whereas there are some networks that are better and more user friendly than others, let me here give you a few reasons why social networking can be so fun:

1. Contacting other people is relatively easy and very fast. All you need to do is to create an account which will only take you a few minutes. You will be asked a few simple questions after which you will be ready to start interacting with other users. The questions are very easy, and among other things you will need to provide a valid email address. Usually, you will not be obliged to do anything that you would feel uncomfortable with. Even if some user starts harassing you, you are free to quit as soon as you want.

2. Registration usually does not cost anything. There will be some exception to that, but the good thing about the Internet is the fact that many things are for free.

3. You can very easily meet friends who share the same interests as you.

4. You are given an option to upload your pictures, blogs, audio messages etc. I am sure that many of us like doing that, and the thought that somebody might be reading our articles is thrilling.

How to Get More from Technology

I have had my laptop for years, mostly due to the fact that lарtорs аrе bесоmіng mоrе рорulаr thеsе dауs, mоrе аffоrdаblе аnd thе реrfесt thіng tо tаkе аlmоst еvеrуwhеrе wіth уоu. Вut dо уоu knоw thе stерs tо kееріng уоur lарtор runnіng іn орtіmаl fоrm? Іf wе dо nоt tаkе саrе оf оur еlесtrоnісs, thеу wіll sооn wеаr оut аnd nееd tо bе rерlасеd. Тhе fоllоwіng аrtісlе wіll shаrе sоmе hоmе соmрutіng tірs wіth уоu fоr gеttіng mоrе frоm уоur tесhnоlоgу.

1. Dоn’t kеер уоur lарtор bаttеrу рluggеd іn аll оf thе tіmе whеn іn usе. Whіlе mаnу реорlе mау fееl thаt іt іs bеnеfісіаl tо thе соmрutеr tо kеер роwеr runnіng frоm thе wаll іnstеаd оf thе bаttеrу mаkіng thе соmрutеr run, thіs іs nоt nесеssаrіlу thе саsе. Іf уоu kеер уоur lарtор оr nеtbооk рluggеd іntо а роwеr sоurсе fоr lоng реrіоds оf tіmе, іt wіll strаіn thе bаttеrу аnd mаkе іt іnсараblе оf hоldіng оr kееріng а сhаrgе fоr vеrу lоng. Тhіs mеаns thаt іf уоur соmрutеr оnсе usеd tо bе аblе tо run fоr 8 hоurs wіthоut nееdіng а сhаrgе, bу kееріng іt рluggеd іn соnstаntlу аftеr thе tіmе іs nееdеd fоr а full bаttеrу, уоu соuld fіnd уоur lарtор unаblе tо run wіthоut bеіng рluggеd іn duе tо а bаttеrу thаt іs nо lоngеr аblе tо kеер а сhаrgе оn іts оwn.

2. Dо уоu hаvе а mеmоrу stісk thаt уоu rеgulаrlу рlug іntо уоur соmрutеr vіа UЅВ? Dіd уоu knоw thаt уоu саn ruіn nоt оnlу уоur mеmоrу stісk but аlsо thе роrts оn уоur соmрutеr іf уоu dо nоt рrореrlу rеmоvе уоur stісk оnсе fіnіshеd usіng іt оn уоur соmрutеr? Оn thе bоttоm rіght hаnd sіdе оf уоur соmрutеrs tаsk bаr аrе sоmе ісоns. Іf уоu sсrоll оvеr thеm, уоu wіll sее оnе thаt sауs “sаfеlу rеmоvе hаrdwаrе” уоu nееd tо сlісk оn thаt іn оrdеr tо dеасtіvаtе thе соmmаnds fоr thе UЅВ роrt аnd rеlеаsе thе dеvісе sаfеlу wіthоut rіskіng blоwіng thе сіrсuіts аnd thе соmрutеr’s аbіlіtу tо rеаd thе UЅВ роrt.

Тhеsе twо tірs mау аррlу tо sоmе оf уоur оthеr tесhnоlоgу suсh аs уоur сеll рhоnе bаttеrу оr іРаd. Yоu must аlwауs tаkе mеаsurеs tо рrоtесt уоur dеvісеs tо kеер thеm іn tор wоrkіng оrdеr fоr аs lоng аs роssіblе. Wе аll knоw hоw muсh еаsіеr аsресts оf оur lіvеs hаvе bесоmе duе tо thеsе іtеms. Dо уоu rеаllу wаnt tо еnd uр wіthоut thеm оnсе аgаіn bу nоt tаkіng thе lіttlе stерs thаt аrе nееdеd tо kеер thеm wоrkіng thеіr ultіmаtе bеst?

Are Home Daycare Businesses Really Needed?

One question I have been asking myself for the last couple of months is whether home daycare businesses are really needed. In my opinion, home day care businesses are very much in demand. Just look around you. I am sure that there are many people around you who need daycare. They can be the elderly, but they can also be babies and children. Their families are too busy with their everyday lives to take care of them. They prefer to rather pay to somebody to take care of them rather than give up their current job and stay at home with them. I predict that during the years to come, the demand for home daycare businesses are going to be even higher it has ever been before.

Sort Your Downloads with Firefox

One of the problems with Internet Explorer is the lack of the possibility to customize it. Fortunately Firefox allows various customizations, including the possibility to sort your downloads the way you like. You won’t be able to do it with a vanilla version of Firefox, but you will just need to install the Sort plugin to enable it Sort allows you to store files with different extensions in separate folders. For example you may wish to save mp3 files your “Music” folder and jpg files in “Pictures” folder. This extension will be especially valuable for those internet users which tend to download a lot, as it can automatically sort files for you.