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So Many Computers, So Little Time January 25, 2010

Posted by regan222 in Computers and Internet.
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If you know me then you know that I am usually the one person people call when computer problems arise.  In this case I have been to a local equipment rental company to see why they could not get on the Internet.  (I capitalize the word "Internet" just like you are supposed to.  It is a proper name.)  As I so often find, the reason the workers could not get on the Internet is that the modem connecting them to the world was not working.  It was covered in a thick layer of dirt and almost lost in a jumble of network cables, phone lines, and power cords.  Free Tech Tip: Blow the dust off your computers, routers, modems, and other electronics once a month and they will last much longer.  I have a hardware firewall appliance that is nearly 10 years old.  I keep expecting it to die and it keeps on going.  I keep the dust off and I try to keep it in an area where it can get plenty of cool air circulating around it.  Free Tech Tip #2: Keep cables and wires tied up.  All those electric fields and magnetic fields running every which away are NOT good for electronics.  Keep the cables under control.  Free Tech Tip #3: Don’t hang refrigerator magnets on the side of your PC.  I have seen two of them in the last few months.  They will kill your hard drive. 
Meanwhile, a gift for all my loyal fans and followers and disciples and syncophants and hangers on.  This MP3 file is probably the best musical thing I ever did.  I made this file by putting a cheap plastic computer mic down inside the sound hole of an acoustic guitar and playing a little ditty I had been working on for a while.  I took the results into Adobe Audition and this is what I got out…
Regan Musical Musing
 
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