Noisy Computers

Many computers are quite noisy, and that is one of the things that is bothering many computer users. There are a few things that can be done in order to reduce the noise like, for example, cleaning fans, or simply buying a quieter fan. However, there are a few other things that can done as well. Did you ever hear about sound insulation that can be installed inside the case computer to reduce decibel levels produced by a computer? There are also silicone gaskets that can be installed between a power supply and a fan to reduce noise. There are many possibilities, and I hope that there will be still many innovations of this type coming in the nearest future. One of the most efficient things that can be done to reduce the noisy coming from a computer, is to check each of your computer components, and see how much noise they produce. You might realize that your fan is not as quiet as you hoped it to be, and that you can purchase a fan that will produce a lot less noise. The technology behind computers is changing very rapidly, and if you want to have the best computer possible and the one which produces the least sound, I suggest that you check from time to time if you can purchase any new components.

Radiation From Monitors

During the 90s there was a concern that radiation form monitors can be very harmful, especially for a pregnant woman. Because of this concern many companies decided to limit the amount of radiation from monitors, as they did not want them to be portrayed as dangerous. This was in the era of CTR monitors which were very big, and that is why they might have seemed so dangerous.

Currently, people are using flat TFT/LCD monitors, which use less wattage and are a lot lighter. The current research indicates that there is no real danger from monitors and this includes both CTR and LCD. It seems that we may have overestimated the dangers, but I suppose it is better to be safe than sorry. The reason why there was a concern about CTR monitors is that radiation travels through everything, including walls, flesh, or even screen filters. The fact that monitors continue to emit radiation even after they are switched off was also a major concern. It is fortunate that the recent data suggests no ill effects from monitors, especially TFT/LCD monitors which are being sued by people these days. Of course, staring at the monitor all day might make your eyes tired, so that that into account. Make sure you have regular exercise and take breaks as often as you can.

Cooling for Your Laptop

Cooling a laptop can be challenging due to the fact that you cannot really open a laptop on your own, and in general a laptop is a very small device compared to a regular PC. I noticed that on the market there are laptop coolers that can be attached to a notebook via USB. Those coolers will cool a laptop from the bottom, especially in really hot days that we might often experience. I noticed that my laptop was having performance issues due to high temperature, and I am going to fix the problem by using a cooling device. Additionally, with an outside cooling device, your room might get cooled down as well.

Finding the Perfect Domain Name

The World Wide Web is becoming quite crowded. In practical terms this means that domain addresses are being registered every single day, and there are less and less attractive addresses. While a few years ago you could just try to register short, single word domain names at any registrar without any effort put into it, nowadays to find nice domain names consisting of two words you need to use some tools. One of my favorite tools to find domain names is makewords.com. It is a website that offers you the possibility to search through thousands of combinations very quickly to help you find the domain name of your dreams. You can specify your website’s category, prefixes, affixes, and preferred website name. It is a really handy tool so I suggest you bookmark the website. I find this tool to be very useful and I am sure that many other people also take advantage of this helpful method to find websites that are not taken yet. It is better to do it now than later, as the longer you wait, the more likely you are going to miss the address which is attractive to you. It is generally true that those who founded their websites earlier are more advantaged. However, you can still find the address on the Web that will suit your liking.

Election Signs

Every time I switch my TV on, all I hear are the upcoming presidential elections. I like the thrill of elections every four years as they give me something to think about. I cannot wait to be able to vote again. I am aware of the fact that it takes a lot of effort to prepare presidential elections. A lot of money goes into it. For example, people responsible for organizing elections have to make sure that they have at least one campaign sign near each place where voters can come to cast a vote. The reason I believe that there should be signs everywhere near places where people can come to cast their votes is that there usually seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to such places. Voters might have absolutely no idea where to go to vote. I believe that knowing where to do it should be always clear to everybody. What is more, political campaign signs are a great way of getting the word out about a candidate. How else are voters are going to know with whom they deal? In short, political candidates depend on the distribution of political as well as campaign signs to get people interested in their platforms.

Boot Screen in Windows Vista

The standard boot screen in Windows Vista is not very appealing, at least according to a lot of people, but the good news is that you can change it. You can change it to a customized one, but in this article I wanted to show how to change it to a hidden one which is included with your Vista installation. While there might not be any practical reason to change your boot screen, if you are looking at your monitor each time your computers is booting, why not change the screen to something less boring and more exciting? All you have to do is to go to your start menu search box -> type msconfig -> click the Boot tab -> check the “No GUI boot” checkbox. After restarting your computer, you should see a brand new boot screen.

Posted in Blogging, Business Edit How About Getting Rid of Your Vehicle?

I know that it might be hard for you to imagine life without your car. If you use your car frequently, this might mean that you really need it. If you use your car occasionally, I would like to encourage you to get rid of your car. How much money do you spend each month on fuel, premiums, or car repairs? I bet that you spend a lot, even if you do not use your car every day. You still need to pay your premiums even if you do not use your car every day. Your insurance company does not care how often you use your car. You can always use public transportation to get to some places. The whole experience does not have to be as bad as you might think it to be. You can always ask your family or friends for a lift or you can even ask to lend you their car if you really need to get somewhere fast.

Designing a web template

Designing a web template requires a lot of time and creativity. That is why I appreciate websites that have very nice templates. Some people and companies also like other sites templates to the degree that they are copying their design. While I understand that they might like a particular template, I do not think that this means they have the right to simply copy it. In case of not very popular websites probably nobody will notice. However, if a large company decides to do it, there might be some serious repercussions, including a court battle. Over the years, I read about such stories and it amazes me that people still think that there is no chance that they will get caught stealing unique templates. I think it is a lot better idea to use one of the free templates available, and later slightly modify it so that it suits our needs.

Starting to Use Excel

Every one of us does some things for the first time. For many people Excel is a piece of cake, but there are many people who did not have any contact with it yet. To start your Excel (provided of course that you have it installed) click on the Start menu from the bottom left corner of your screen. A menu after that will pop up. Go to Programs and then look for Microsoft Excel. Once you found it, highlight it and click on it once to open it. Now you are in the spreadsheet. I know that the grid might look intimidating in the beginning, but do not worry, you will get used to it soon. I will continue writing posts about Excel, so do not worry.

Surfing While at Work

The problem with working in an office is that you might not always be busy. And when a worker is not busy, he might be tempted to start looking for something to do, like surfing the Web, or writing emails. There are many people who just surf the Internet for fun during work, or use their email for other purposes then strictly work. According to the study conducted by AMA (American Management Association) among three hundred companies US companies more than a quarter of employees were fired because of misusing email, and every third worker has been let go for not using the Internet properly at work. Whereas accessing pornographic sites during working hours was the main reason for being fired for misusing the Internet, simply surfing the Web was the reason one third of the employees lost their employment. Office workers are also being downsized for the misuses of emails, mostly because of the inappropriate language used in correspondence. Twenty five percent of bosses said that they fired their staff because of excessive personal use of email.

I think that it is quite apparent that a worker should not access pornographic websites, or other sites considered to be offensive. When it comes to emails avoiding using vulgar language is another thing that employees should remember about. Workers should also realize that in order to have everything under control many companies monitor their Internet connections, and as a matter of fact, it has been said that 66% of companies monitor their Internet connections. In many cases companies do not even have to notify employees that their activity at the computer is monitored. Every employee should remember that and try to represent their company in the best way possible. Employees should also try to use their time effectively because they are usually paid on a per hour basis. Of course, employees also deserve privacy to some degree, so monitoring Internet connections may not be the best way to motivate employees to work more efficiently.