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October 28, 2008

Tips on Adding Simplicity to Your Technology

Filed under: Organisation, Productivity — Tags: , , , , , — inspiredhoney @ 6:13 am

5. Keep it Clean

You may not thing about it much but dust, condensation and even mold can get into your technology and reek havoc with it. Most technology needs nothing more than a regular dust to keep it in top condition. The fans on your computer are especially susceptible to drawing in all the nasties in the environment (especially if your desktop computer is actually a floor residing one). You can use your vacuum cleaner on low with the upholstery brush to clean the dust from the back of your computer. While you’re at it the same attachment works wonders on the keyboard.

Never use commercial cleaning products on any part of your technology, especially screens (it sends them cloudy) and if you are unsure always consult the user documentation or the manufacturer’s website.

EXTRA TIP :

There is of course one place where you don’t want to simplify things when it comes to technology – your passwords!

Make sure that any password you have contains a mixture of upper and lowercase characters, numbers and if permitted characters such as !@#*.

Try to avoid words that are commonly found in the dictionary and definitely DON’T use birthdays or drivers license numbers.

So there you have it 5 tips to keep things simple when it comes to your technology and one way that simple can get your technology in trouble.

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1 Comment »

  1. These are all great tips Natasha. I particularly liked the one about visiting the IT person to clean up the registry as I thought I would need to almost reformat the hard drive and re-install everything to make the computer go faster (& that seemed too hard!)

    Comment by Nerida Gill — October 30, 2008 @ 9:23 am


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