Learning a foreign language isn’t easy but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be fun. If you choose the right classes with a great teacher then you could enjoy the process a lot more than you thought you would.
Another way of making sure that you have fun while you study is to make the most of the opportunities the internet offers us.
Listen to the Radio and Watch Television
Isn’t it a fantastic feeling to be able to listen to foreign radio stations and watch overseas television programs while at home? No matter what language you are learning you should be able to find something suitable online for this purpose. This has the added benefit of allowing you to learn a lot more about the culture behind the language and enjoying some exciting new music and TV shows as you study. Listening to the radio requires more concentration and a bigger vocabulary so you might be better off starting with the television or even looking for some short YouTube clips first of all.
If you’ve been looking for a job in the past few years, chances are you’ve heard that you need to pay close attention to your online reputation. Your social media profiles, tweets, blogs, comments and photos can all be seen by potential employers, and that snapshot from your cousin’s bachelor party could prove to be embarrassing, and even take you out of the running for a job.
Your online reputation doesn’t just affect your chances of landing a job. When you apply to graduate school, start a business or simply want to build your professional network, what shows up when someone searches your name can either help or hurt — and it’s up to you to make sure that it’s the former.
Start at the Beginning
To clean up your online reputation, first you need to know what it is. Begin by looking at your social media profiles. Are you tagged in a bunch of embarrassing photos? Is your profile picture less than flattering? Is your profile incomplete or full of embarrassing or inaccurate information? When you’re trying to create a professional image, it’s best that your social media profile reflect that image. Untag yourself, remove photos or links that might make your mother cringe and make use of privacy settings to ensure that only your closest friends and family see everything you post.
Once you’ve cleaned up your social media act, you still have work to do. Perform a search of your name and enclose it in quotations marks to limit your results. Look at the top five or six posts. Are they the first things you want the world to see? If not, you have some work to do.
In some cases, you can remove negative information easily. For example, if you wrote an ill-advised blog post ranting about your old boss, you can remove it, or you can contact website owners and request that posts, photos or other information be removed. In other cases, you might have to embark on a more aggressive personal public relations campaign.
Heavy computer users and gamers alike can sooth their tired eyes and improve their vision with the help of eye yoga. There’s no need to hum a mantra and sit cross-legged, but you will need to concentrate in order to reap the benefits of eye exercises aimed at helping keep your peepers fit and strong.
Computer users need healthy eyes and strong vision to be able to keep up with the rigors of writing or gaming. Happily, improving your eyesight can be a cinch if you rotate your eyes as part of your eye yoga workout.
Imagine that you are looking at a large clock face directly ahead of you. Gently widen your eyes, as if trying to expand your vision, before following the numbers on the clock face with your eyes from twelve to one and so forth.
There is no need to rush so that you become dizzy. Take it easy and slowly proceed rolling your vision around the clock one way and then the other. Repeat three times.
Sooth and relax
If you spend hours staring at your computer screen, chances are that your eyes become strained and tired. Luckily, there’s a great elixir for weary eyes in the form of a simple exercise.
Vigorously rub your hands together so that they are warm before gently tapping your brow bone with your fingertips for a few moments. The sensation you experience will feel similar to falling rain and will help increase blood flow to this area. While your hands are still temperate, cup them over your closed eyelids so that a feeling of comforting warmth spreads over your eyes.
Introduction to VPS
Virtual private server (VPS) is a hosting service where each user receives a compartmentalized portion of the server computer to host their website. It is considered one of the next potential steps up from shared hosting because although the user is still sharing a host with other users, VPS provides the user with the customization possibilities of a private server. However, it is also more expensive than shared hosting, meaning that there are cases where shared hosting is more appropriate for individual users.
Advantages of VPS Over Shared Hosting
Here are the advantages of VPS over shared hosting in a head-to-head comparison:
* Your purchased resources belong to you and your alone, rather than being shared with other users on the same server. As a result, you can estimate the resource requirements of your website, purchase enough resources based on that estimate plus a little extra, and trust that your website will remain up and running with little to no downtime.
* Since your portion of the server is isolated from the rest, you can install your desired software and use it to tailor your website to your specific needs. This can give your website better performance and greater ability to cater to its visitors, provided that you are willing to put in the labor.
* Due to compartmentalization, the actions of other users on the same server cannot impact your website. Similarly, you possess your own IP address rather than sharing it with all other users on the same server. In effect, this gives your website increased security from problems found on the same server and protection from spillover due to using a shared IP address.
Research Your Potential Employers
If you really want to break into the tech world, it’s important to do your homework. Did you know that the highest concentration of industrial parks in the United States are found in New York and Massachusetts? Once you’ve determined your key geographic area, which also needs to be based on your personal preference and not just a high concentration of potential employers, create a list of the companies you can see yourself working for. For instance, if your passion lies with development, research which companies are not only hiring but also provide their employees with a healthy starting wage and the ability to advance. The tech game has changed dramatically over the years, so you will probably take a salary cut, but don’t let this deter you from securing that first position and working hard in order to advance.
In a world where data security is increasingly important, you need to keep your business safe. Hackers, both domestic and international, are constantly looking to take advantage of or exploit flaws in your company’s security. This can enable them to access sensitive data and customer records or even damage your business itself through a full-scale cyberattack. However, without being an IT professional yourself, it can be difficult to identify what protection will best cover your business and stop these attacks. Here are some essentials to understanding computer security solutions.
Have Adequate Antivirus Protection
This is the most important step in protecting yourself from cyber threats. You need to make sure that every device permitted to access your private network or Internet connection has proper security software installed. Viruses can be transmitted as email attachments or embedded into the code of websites. You cannot afford to take this risk with your business’s computers. If you correctly install antivirus software on your computers, keep your subscriptions up to date. Make sure to regularly run scans and update the virus database of your security; this will help reduce your vulnerability to viruses. No matter what level your business is at, from one laptop to enterprise-level implementations, adequate and effective antivirus protection is the cornerstone of any business security solution.
Internet speed seems to be getting faster every passing day. It was very clear why it was needed years ago, when waiting for seconds to pass after each click or for minutes to pass trying to download a file. With older infrastructure there was a very notable decline in speed and performance during peak usage hours. Many of these issues are in large part a thing of the past in urbanised areas and yet there are still on-going plans for further enhancements. Is there a worthwhile return on investing in Next Generation Access Speeds (over 50 Mbps upload and download speeds) and Fibre optic cables?
Every contract renewal of your internet service brings offers of better faster service. If nobody had said that there is better faster speed available most would not think about it. They can send an email, open a webpage or download a file reasonably quickly. That is precisely the reason for the greater speeds. What you have now has been utilized to large extent possible. Software has caught up with the capabilities of the hardware, files have been reduced in size with compression and now we can attach files of 20 Mb to our email and we can run web pages at acceptable speed for basic content.
When you’re building a website, one of the main issues you’ll need to deal with is getting it to be compatible to all browsers and their versions. Checking and editing a web page to fit multiple browsers can be a frustrating and complicated task. But there are tools that can help you simplify this word process and save you a lot of time and effort. I’ll go over some of the top free ones here.
Free Editing Preview tools
These tools main idea is to give you a visual version of your website while you’re doing the changes. A tool I personally like to use is – Firebug. It is an addon for Chrome FireFox and you can get it for free. The use of this tool is very intuitive and there are many tutorials that can give you an extra help in case you’re still not sure how to use it. Basically you can use it for editing the css and html of the page, locate code locations by clicking on the visual representation of each component and get the dimensions of every element on the page.
Both Wi-Fi and wired Ethernet are now viable, and have been for a while, options for the network in the home and small businesses. Traditionally the Ethernet was the option, but Wi-Fi is now the much preferred option. There are several facets to a comparison between them and both have advantages and disadvantages. We take a look so you can figure out which will be best for your home.
Ethernet cables must be connected to the computer from another computer or the central device to be able to connect to the internet. Therefore if you have more than one computer, this could get fiddly, confusing and complicated when the cables run around rooms or through doors. Wireless requires a network adaptor that can vary on range of reach, with obstructions that could interfere with the connection.
Along with gas and electricity the internet is something that we just pay for month to month; it is something that is easily taken for granted until the service goes bad. Slow speeds or constant disconnects are something that cause many people to swap their internet provider, but what should you look for when switching? If you are not careful you could end up in the same situation that caused you to move in the first place.