Month: February 2017

How a Laptop Repairs Company in Sydney Sparked My Interest in Computer Science

I’m pretty clueless when it comes to maintaining and repairing my own computer, or at least I’ve been running into issues with my laptop that I wasn’t able to solve with my limited knowledge. Another one of my many New Year’s resolutions is to get better at understanding the technology I use on a daily basis. I have basic computer literacy, and I thought I was an expert for being able to install an operating system on a formatted hard drive, but it appears I was very wrong about that. I don’t really want to be a walking stereotype—the woman who can’t repair her own tech—so I’m committed to getting better about this particular aspect of my life.

Even an aspiring computer wiz like me sometimes needs help, so I had to get in touch with Anthony from ADIT Computer Services, a laptop repairs Sydney specialist catering to both businesses and residences, “It’s no problem,” Anthony told me over the phone, “We’ll take a look at it and get it fixed.”

What’s more is that Anthony didn’t just fix the problem, but he also explained everything to me step-by-step when he was fixing it, as I told him I was interested in learning more. It turned out to be an issue with the hard drive, which was why all of my files were disappearing. When I was getting photos ready for one of my travel blog posts, I noticed everything was acting strange and some of the photos were corrupted as I uploaded them to WordPress, “This is normal for a case of hard drive failure. We can replace it easily.” Anthony also threw in a performance tune-up and removed some of the lingering crapware running in the background processes on my PC, which was great. Everything works like a charm now.

I’ll start by learning more about how to keep my PC in good working order, but I think I’ll also get into coding. Apparently, Python is a good place to start with programming (or in this case, scripting) before moving onto C, which is a good language to learn as well if my sources are correct. It wasn’t all that expensive to get the problem with my hard drive fixed, and it ended up fanning the flames of my passion for finding out more about computer science, which is something I’ve neglected since taking a beginner computer science course in university that went right over my head.

The moral of the story is: expect the unexpected. I never thought that calling a tech support professional would lead me back into the world of computer science learning, but it did. And now, my readers get to witness as I pursue yet another goal—and probably fail! I’ll keep on, though!

If you have any tips for me, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me at any of my social profiles or on the blog itself through the contact section. I’d love to talk to other people who are in the middle of learning more about computers, or who have already learned a substantial amount about them.

I Recently Moved from Adelaide to Brisbane with Bmoved

I’m moving again. In the last few years, I’ve moved to many different cities in Australia, and I don’t think I’ll be settling down anywhere permanently for a while. Thankfully, my job is very portable. Being able to work online from any location is a nice convenience that people with more traditional careers don’t have.

Whenever I shop for any services, I always do a lot of research beforehand to find the best company in the area that provides what I’m looking for. It’s a good habit to get into. A lot of people used to go with the first company they saw in the phone book. With the advent of Google Maps, Yelp, and Truelocal, you can be a little bit more selective about which companies you choose and learn information about them beforehand.

Google led me to a company which was rated with 4.8 stars on average. Bmoved one of the higher rated removalist Brisbane companies, and I spoke to Thomas and asked him more about what they offered: “We’re a simple service. We get your stuff from point A to point B with no hassle.” Sounded like a good proposition, so I went ahead and chose them.

I had a good experience with the company, and I’m happy I chose them to relocate to Brisbane. I’m getting used to living in my new home now. At least I don’t have to find a new job! It’ll take some time to get adjusted to everything, though. I lived in Adelaide for a long time. There are some things you don’t think about before you move to a new city that affect your daily life. You have to learn new things like the public transport routes and times that can make it more difficult to adjust to your new location.

All in all, I think I’ll enjoy living here in the long run, but bear with me while I get my bearings! My postings may be a bit less frequent as I get settled in, but as frequent readers know, you can get immediate notifications when my posts go live if you subscribe to my blog with your favourite RSS Chrome or Firefox extension, or by using your own RSS program. I’m thinking about making a Facebook and Google Plus page for the blog. Would that be something you’d all be interested in? I have an old, inactive Twitter account that I haven’t used in years.

If you’re moving from Adelaide to Brisbane, definitely look up Bmoved. I don’t do a lot of endorsements on this blog, but I’ll give them a good review. Everything showed up on-time and without any issues or delays along the way. Interstate removals can be a bit chancy if you book with someone that doesn’t have a good reputation, so it’s important to look up the companies online beforehand to make sure they’ve done right by previous customers, or you could end up dealing with damaged goods, delays, and more.

Learning about Solar Panels and Green Energy from CFP Industries

I’ve been thinking a lot about alternative energy lately, mostly because I watched some scary TED talks on the environment. Until the last few months, I never really thought all that much about climate change. With all of the strange weather events occurring lately, it’s pretty clear that the world is not going in a good direction when it comes to our climate. Luckily, there are things individuals can do to reduce their carbon footprint and also save money in the process.

I’ve decided to investigate ways that I can change my lifestyle in small, simple ways in order to reduce my negative impact on the environment. Surprisingly, you can save quite a bit of money as well by changing your lifestyle around to be more green-friendly.

I spoke to a local provider of solar panels. James from CFP Industries had this to say about green technology: “Solar panels are a really simple way for people to save a lot of money every year,” He elaborated further, “While it’s a fairly good chunk in terms of initial investment, you get repaid multiple times over when you see how much money you’ll save by going solar. It really helps your home run more efficiently.”

Aside from looking into different solar energy options, I’m also looking at ways to reduce water usage. In the long-term, I’d like to start my own garden up and get into compost, and there’s a ton of literature out there in the forms of books, online guides, and comprehensive Reddit posts. It’s pretty amazing how much information there is out there on the Internet about just about everything. I could theoretically look up a guide on how to fix just about anything my home, barring electrical or something that really requires a high level of expertise for safety.

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