Getting my computer up to speed is very important in my line of work, it is critical that everything is running smoothly – from boot up to shutdown – because every second counts, and slowdown, glitches and bugs are annoying. Here are some quick tips that Windows users like me can do to get things running smoothly:
1. Run “Resource Monitor” and check for programs that hog your resources. The most common slowdown culprit for Windows users are programs related to search and indexing. If indexing and search hogs your CPU, memory or hard drive performance, you should research on troubleshooting them.
2. Remove unwanted programs that run during boot up. You can do this by going to MSconfig or Taskmanager, and by checking the start up programs. Remove programs that you don’t need on this list and your boot up and slow down will have a tremendous increase in efficiency.
3. Check your computer for virus and spyware. The safest and most convenient way is by making sure that you install all the important Windows defender updates. You can do this by opening the Windows update program inside control panel.
There are other methods of improving computer performance, but these are the three things that I usually look into as I go about my daily tasks. There are other methods that require a 3rd party program or service, which maybe costly. I wanted to try to speed up computer at Iolo.com, but I haven’t gotten around to actually try it yet to provide detailed feedback.Read More
My brother in law is about to go back from the States again, and thus I am tempted to make another guitar related purchase. I am thinking of finally getting a good all-solid wood acoustic like the Martin OMCPA4. Hope I find a good deal.
One of the most unreasonable rules that we have to abide by as we wait for our house renovation is the “no drilling” rule. Our apartment is spacious and elegant, but the problem is we can’t change how it looks because we are not allowed to drill holes on the walls. This means we can’t hang photos, paintings, fans, TVs etc. Our air conditioning unit have also been put aside because of the ridiculous rule! We had to buy flat panel stands just to be able to set up our LCD TV properly, albeit the stand takes up quite a lot of space. I can’t wait to finally get back to our house and drill holes to my heart’s content.Read More
What is the quickest way to improve playing technique – this is one of the most common question that I get from my students. It’s as if they are looking for a shortcut to improving their skills, unfortunately I have to give them the hard facts that the quickest way is discipline, proper practice regimen and good old wood shedding. This question gives me the opportunity to explain the importance of every aspect of their playing – specifically timing and rhythm. This is where I direct the student’s attention to metronomes and playing with backing tracks or virtual drum machines like the fxpansion geist at Guitar Center.Read More
While everyone else are on vacation, the holy week is one of the most busiest week for me and my guitars. We usually hold multiple church services within the week, which means that we have to prepare a good number of songs, and ofcourse play them live. Since I am now living quite a distance away from our local church, I’m expecting the schedule and travel time to be quite a challenge this year. So what I did was to prepare a long term schedule for the last week of March and I also ensured that my gear is ready for the task. Good thing the strings are still OK, but I might have to shop elixir strings just to be on the safe side. Oh and I almost forgot that I have to make sure our car is running properly to handle the constant traveling!Read More
From time to time, I still look back to our Boracay vacation, and it gets me thinking of having another vacation this summer with my family. Here’s Z enjoying the sand and the beautiful sunset scenery at Boracay.Read More
Since its open beta launch last December, I’ve been hooked to Ragnarok Online 2. Although the game is really just a substandard WOW clone, I find it fun because it brings back fond memories of the original game of which I played around a decade ago. Instead of looking for discount cigars online, I was immersed into a virtual world called Fenrir, of which I was able to get my avatar up to the highest level – and was one of the first few to ever do it on our server. Although I’m not as passionate as before, it is still a great game of which I use to entertain myself.Read More