Interested in learning an internet programming language? Are you just starting out or you consider yourself a beginner? Yes you could spend a bunch of time reading books and spending a bunch of money on them, and I'm not saying that this literature doesn't have it's place and value in learning to program, but...!
Most people I believe learn better with a hands on approach. If you happen to be this kind of person, have I got great news for you, and you can keep your money in your wallet where it belongs :-).
Our lives have an ever increasing reliance on electronic devices which seems to expand all the time. These devices rely on one form of electricity or another. Battery operated devices such as cell phones and tablets need to be recharged and will need to be plugged into a wall socket or charging station at some time. Our new flat screen LCD TV, which we invested a lot of money in, will rely on a continues and consistent voltage of electricity to supply power. Same can be said about our desktop computers and laptops and so on. Are you doing enough to protect these devices from voltage fluctuation and/or power surges?
Most grid systems providing the population power are reliable but are they infallible? Of course not. We all know too well about brown outs, black outs and power outages when systems are worked on or upgraded. These types of events can play havoc on your electronics and potentially cause enough damage to render them useless and require you to pay a considerable amount of money for them to be repaired. The great news is, this can be prevented by taking some simple and relatively inexpensive steps.
Just thought I'd share a few tips when working on electronics like laptops, TVs or tablets. Some of this may seem very obvious to most, but to those who are just getting started or have less experience, this may prove to be helpful.
First, make sure you have plenty of room and a fairly clean space to organize the parts. I usually clear my workbench of any materials that aren't related to the task at hand. Then, if I'm not familiar with the device, I'll do a little research on it (Google and Youtube almost always have some content you can learn from). I'll then gather the tools I'll need and make sure I'm not missing anything. Nothing like getting half way through a job and finding out you'll need to put everything on hold because your missing a certain torx screwdriver or some other non-standard tool.
Apparently this is the summer for websites. I’ve recently been approached for the construction of a brand new website for the local Anglican Church covering Doaktown, Ludlow and Boiestown. I’ve also been handed the job of updating the York Sunbury Ground Search and Rescue website. Challenge accepted. I’ll post my progress soon.
May 29, 2013 - Well York Sunbury Search and Rescue have a new website which they seem to be quite happy with. They were a great bunch of people to work with, very professional, knew what they wanted and well organized which made my job a whole lot easier. Thanks you all for the opportunity and the chance to prove myself.
As a side note, during the later part of development we ran into a little bit of a snag. Because the site needs to be accessed by government agencies, the IT department representing these agencies performed some in-depth scans and the site ended up being flagged as containing malicious code. WHAT!! Obviously this was not intentional on my part but needed to be addressed quickly. So I dug in and started researching what maybe causing this to occur.
Anyway, lesson learned and we move on.