Mar 102016
 

New laptops are great. They run quickly and are responsive to your every need. Over time, however, as new files are added and your browsing history grows, laptops unfortunately run more slowly. Use these tips to speed up the performance of your laptop computer.

1. Review And Upgrade Your Anti-Virus Software.

This software does a great job of keeping malicious software out of your laptop. On the other hand, if you are running an older version of your anti-virus program, it might actually be slowing you down. Try upgrading it and then check your performance. If you are still running slowly, you may need to try out a different product.

2. Use The Uninstall Program On Your Computer.

Over time, laptops get a build up of unnecessary programs. You may have downloaded them to run a one-time program and left them to run and have wound up with some malicious malware on your device in the process. Head to Control Panel if you are running any version of Windows and select the option to uninstall a program. You can pick from a list of programs to select the ones you no longer wish to have on your laptop. Since the list includes the date each program was installed, look for the most recent downloads to pinpoint the problem.

3. Check The Health Of Your Hard Drive.

Nothing will slow a laptop down faster than a hard drive that is either completely full or that has been corrupted. Head online to look for free diagnostic tests to see how healthy your hard drive is. You can either repair the hard drive, or, if the hard drive is full, you may need to either replace it or hook up an additional external hard drive to your device. Done successfully, this process can boost your performance dramatically.

4. Clean It Up. Laptops are dust collectors, as are other electronic devices.

If you haven’t done a spring cleaning lately, head to your local computer store and pick up some canned air. Use this to dislodge any built up dust around the fan and the internal works of your laptop to help it run more coolly. It’s astonishing how much a quick clean up can do in terms of speed.

5. Reinstall Your Operating System.

If all else fails, you may need to do some serious rearranging. Make sure that you have plenty of time on your hands before you start, because it can take a long time to complete from start to finish. Make sure that you have a data backup available, since the hard drive will be reformatted when you reinstall the operating system.

Laptops are convenient. You can work anywhere with them as long as wifi is available. By using these five tips, you will be able to keep your laptop running at top speeds and get your work done without being irritated by slow load times. If you have found a trick or tip that really works when it comes to improving the performance of your laptop, let us know.

6. Hire a Professional.

If you live in any of the following areas, we recommend talking to these computer guys.

 

 Posted by at 5:23 pm
Feb 152016
 

The air conditioning system of a home is a wonderful combination of machinery that shows the full potential of superb engineering. There are several different types of components provide your air conditioning with the ability remove the heat from the interior of the home and place it outside. The main component of the air conditioning system is the compressor. Once the compressor begins to have problems, you will notice that your entire air conditioning system will become compromised.

Not only will you experience major cooling issues inside of your home, you will also notice other signs that you will need to hire an experience repair technician for your air conditioning system.

What Is The Compressor?

Before you learn the signs of a broken compressor, you should understand how the compressor works. The main job of the compressor is to squeeze a refrigerant, and this refrigerant is then sent to the evaporator coils. These coils are located in the inside area of the air conditioning unit.

Afterwards, the refrigerant is released from and this makes the coils of the evaporator cold. The warm air that is in the home is then sent over the coils by the fan, and as a result, the air turns cold. This air is then released into the home and the refrigerant that is warmed is sent to the condensing unit outside. The heat air is sent through the exhaust and into the atmosphere.

This is a continuous process of cooling air and releasing warm air as long as the system is turned on.

Signs Your Compressor Is Broken

If the compressor is not able to squeeze the refrigerant, the air conditioning system will not work efficiently. This is why it is important to recognize that the compressor is not working.

If the compressor is not working correctly, one of the first signs you may notice is that your house is not cooling as it should. As previously explained, the refrigerant must be able to flow through the evaporator coils at a high pressure. If the pressure is not maintained, the system will not be able to cool the house sufficiently.

Another sign that your compressor may be broken is the sound of hissing coming from your air conditioning unit. This will not only reduce the amount of pressure, it may also be a sign that the refrigerant is leaking.

It is important to look and listen for any signs that the compressor for your air conditioning system is broken. Consider hiring an experienced technician for your air conditioning repair needs.

 Posted by at 7:35 pm
Feb 152016
 

Getting married is a once in a lifetime event for most people and as a result, you probably want to make it extremely unique and memorable. One way that you can do that is by creating unique and special wedding decorations that will truly pop and make your wedding unforgettable. So, in this article, we will be looking at a few ideas that you can consider when deciding on those decorations.

The first idea is that instead of giving out standard welcome bags, you should consider creating upgraded welcome bags. Instead of the typical guide, expected snacks and trinkets, you should consider creating a VIP welcome bag that contains a few mini bottles of alcohol, gift certificates, personalized tokens and of course, a personal message to each guest. This will certainly delight all of your guests and will have them talking for years.

Another way that you can make your wedding more unique is that if you have to provide transport for guests from the main ceremony to the reception, you should do so in style. You should definitely think outside of the box, for example, transporting them in air balloons, school buses, horse drawn chariots etc. Of course, your method of transport should be a representation of you and your significant other’s style in order to make it more meaningful.

Thirdly, in most weddings there is usually a guest book where each guest can write a few words to the newly married pair. Instead of having a typical guest book, you can instead create a unique guest book such as puzzle pieces where each guest can write on a piece. Alternatively, each guest or table could be provided with a silver tray and engraving pens so that they can engrave a message into the tray for the couple.

Lastly, the wedding cake and groom’s cake are an opportunity to really impress and amaze your guests. All you have to do is find a creative baker and create a cake that really shows off the personality of yourself and your partner.

In closing, we have just looked at a few tips to help you create a unique wedding with unique decorations. Once you take the time to really think outside of the box, I am certain that you can have a wedding that will not only blow your guests away but create an amazing memory for you and your partner to share with your future kids and grand kids.

 Posted by at 7:23 pm
Feb 022016
 

Now if you’ve followed along with any of my advice on making jerky, then you’re now going to be in for a treat. I’ve been making the stuff for years and I have some great tips on how to make an amazingly flavorful BBQ beef jerky. Rather than provide you with a list of ingredients, I’ve found that it’s more helpful if I can share the fine points. Most people get going from there.

  • Always marinate. I mean always. Never skimp on the time you marinate your meat. Running lean on the time will make the meat have no flavor. So as a rule of thumb, hit your meat with at least a day or two of a flavorful brine.
  • Cut it thin. I cut it thin because I like thin jerky. It comes out crunchy sometimes if I make it too thing. This is more a matter of preference, but I go really thin when I’m slicing up my rump.
  • Always re-dip. I learned this secret from a wild woman who used to hunt her own game meats. She taught me to re-dip about halfway through a drying session. This injects so much more flavor into the meat you wouldn’t believe it!
  • Occasionally use dry rubs. I’ve found I can get a lot of flavor on the jerky if I rub it down with a great dry rub right as soon as it comes out of the dehydrator or smoker.
  • Try a smoker and a dehydrator. Don’t just get stuck into using one or the other. Try either or and see how you like the flavor. After all, some people find that they can’t live without the smokey flavor only a smoker can give you.
 Posted by at 8:33 am