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Archive for July, 2009

Overheating Problems

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

When it comes to summers, they are a wonderful time of the year. However, if you live in a really hot climate and do not have air conditioner, you may experience overheating problems with your computer. If your computer has a reliable fan and thermal paste is applied properly to the CPU, then you should not experience any problems even in the summer; however, that is often not the case. There are a couple of things you can do to avoid your computer overheating in general:

• Clean the dust inside the computer, especially near the heatsink. The dust will otherwise block the air, and reduce the efficiency of your heatsink.
• Install one or two case fans. Those are really useful, especially if you overclocked your PC. Many people do not realize that overclocking will increase the temperature at which your PC is running.
• Check if thermal paste is sufficiently applied to the CPU, and if it is not, reapply it. This is a common problem, and can be easily solved if it is easy to remove the heatsink. Unfortunately, some heatsinks may be difficult to remove for a typical PC user. I noticed that in many cases that applying thermal paste solves a lot of problems.

Naturally, overheating is not only a problem that exists during summer, so I hope you will find these tips useful throughout the whole year.

Celebrating my 150th Post

Monday, July 27th, 2009

When I sat in front of my computer I already had an idea what to write about, but I realized that my blog had around 150 published posts. I thought that it would be a good idea to write a post that would focus on the progress of my blog. Taking into account that I already have 150 posts from the launch of this blog since the end of September, I think I have been quite active. Recently, I have been posting more and more frequently. So far the average number of posts per week is approximately 3. However, taking into account that during the first two or three months I have not been posting that much means that the number of posts per week during the last 3 months have been even higher. That gives me satisfaction, because I like to be better and better at what I do. Generally, it is hard to measure exactly how your blog is performing, but some numbers like the average number of posts can at least give you some insight on the commitment you have put into your blog. Just remember – do not fall into a trap of writing many short posts, just for the sake of having a higher post count.

Save Money with Reward Programs

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Loyalty cards, reward cards, discount cards, or however you wish to call them, have been around for quite a long time. No wonder that such programs would also extend to the Web. One of the most popular programs in Europe is iPoints. This program features free membership and you can exchange your points for hundreds of rewards. You can collect the points at hundreds of online merchants which chose to cooperate and incorporate the iPoints system on their site. There are also a lot of offers that will enable you to collect iPoints for free, without spending anything. Usually such offers require you to register at a particular website in order to check out their services. What I like about iPoints is that you can be actually rewarded for shopping online, instead of visiting traditional mortal and brick businesses.
The reason those programs exist is that the companies behind them hope that customers will be willing to buy a lot more products due to lower prices resulting from having a loyalty card. That is why customers should be aware of this, and they should not go on a shopping spree without a reason. You do not have to buy online every product that looks interesting only because you will receive points for doing so.

Referrals and Making Cash

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

If you know how to obtain referrals, you can make a lot of money on the Web. There are many programs that allow you to refer others and pay you for doing so. A good example would be TreasureTrooper. In my opinion one of the most interesting aspects of TreasureTrooper is the referral system that rewards participants who refer others. For every referred person you are going to earn 20% of the sum that this person earned. If your referral is going to refer others, you will earn 5% of that participant’s earning. The possibility to earn money with such referral systems is almost unlimited.

You might be wondering whether this might be a scam. If you would investigate this a bit you will see that it does not look like a scam. Nonetheless, sometimes you might need to wait a while for your completed offers to be verified. The minimum payout is $20, however, if you prefer to receive larger amounts of money at a time you can increase it in your profile.

How to take advantage out of this opportunity the best way:
• If you are living outside USA/UK than you will not be able to complete most of the offers; however, you can still fully take advantage out of the referral system.
• If you are living in the UK, there is an UK member section of the website so take advantage out of it.
• If you are from USA, then you can participate in everything that the website has to offer.

Mobile Internet Access

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

There were times when you could only access the Internet at Universities. Later, the Internet became popular throughout the world, but these days the trend seems to indicate that the Internet is going to be more and more accessible from mobile devices. Currently, there are approximately 1 billion wireless device subscriptions, but analysts predict that this number will reach 3.5 billion in 2011. I believe that this shows that people really appreciate the possibility of accessing the Internet anytime they want, and they are willing to pay for such a service. Since the Internet is becoming more useful every day, I would not be amazed if indeed 3.5 billion people will have wireless Internet access. In my opinion, the more people have access to the Internet, the better it is for the world.