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Quick Ways You Can Become a Computer Expert

Quick Ways You Can Become a Computer Expert

A few years ago being a computer expert was a commitment that would take up most of your life. Programming was extremely complex and the hardware was cumbersome and large. But in the modern age technology has become extremely streamlined and efficient. Programming is no longer just for specialists, it can be learned by anyone and everyone.

But time is a precious commodity in our fast-paced society. And if you aren’t already studying computers then it can be difficult to find time to dedicate to learning about them. But you’re in luck. Today we are going to teach you quick ways you can become a computer expert.

Online Crash Courses

The most efficient way to get a quick education in computers and/or programming is to pay for an online crash course. These courses are often run over a week and offer intensive lessons in a wide range of computing topics. Granted you need to find a week off to actually attend, but the whole thing can be done from the comfort of your own home.

A lot of these course will provide you with exercises to do, much like homework, that will help put everything you learned into practice. In some of the programming courses, you’ll even leave the course with a fully functioning program. And once you’ve picked up the basics of programming you’ll find yourself able to program without much guidance needed. Much like learning a second language, once you have the basics down the rest comes naturally.

We recommend you shop around and find one with a lot of positive reviews though. There are lots of people out there offering bogus crash courses that are little more than a scam. So keep your eyes peeled.

Browsing Computer Stores Online

Understanding hardware can be difficult. But there is actually a simple trick to better learn what a computer is actually made of. And it doesn’t require hefty manuals or lots of books. You just need to shop around!

This might sound silly but trust us, it is an extremely effective method. Most online PC stores will allow you a lot of customisation over your PC and will always list every component that comes in the machine. This Unslider’s article lets you choose the exact specifications of a laptop and even goes in depth about what they all do. Stuff like this is a free and easy way to get a better understanding of computer hardware in general. If you can get past the complex and seemingly random naming system.

Listening to Tech Podcasts

Podcasts are a godsend of the digital age. Gone are the days of information only being deliverable in a readable format. Now we can fit hours and hours of learning into a neat little audio file.

Podcasts are a fantastic way to learn something knew and broaden your horizons. And there are hundreds of fantastic tech podcasts out there just waiting to be listened to. Try throwing some of them into your daily routine. If you go for regular runs, try listening to them then. Or while you’re cooking dinner.

We absorb a lot of infomratin without relaising it while we listen to stuff in the background. So even if you can’t devote your full attention to a podcast, keep it on. You’ll be surprised what you pick up while its on.

Ask Questions

You will most likely have people in your life who are quite well versed in computers and technology. These days more people than not are clued up. So one of the best ways to learn about it is to simply ask those around you!

Asking questions is the simplest and most effective way to learn. And people who know stuff often love sharing their knowledge on the subject. So don’t feel like you’ll be bothering them because chances are you aren’t. Even if you have no idea what sort of questions you should be asking, go back to the basics. Ask the simplest things like ‘How does programming work?’ or ‘What makes a computer function?’ And from here you’ll soon understand enough to ask more questions.

Our Top Picks for Smites Best Playable Heroes

Our Top Picks for Smites Best Playable Heroes

Smite started out as just another MOBA trying to compete with LoL and DOTA 2. Two giants of the industry that seemed unstoppable. Many people wrote off Smite and thought it would be dead within a year. But many years on and Smite is still one of the most popular MOBAs on the market. The metagame is in a very healthy place, new heroes are released constantly and the active modding community makes sure we have access to the latest working cheats for Smite. In fact, it seems the Smite community is more active than the DOTA 2 community, which is a huge step.

So today we are ranking our top picks for the best playable heroes in Smite. This ranking is based on our opinions and experiences, as opposed to the current Metagame.

Merlin

Our first pick is the elemental wizard himself. Merlin. A ranged damage dealer, Merlin is great for fans of a more offensive playstyle. As with most ranged mages, Merlin is an excellent damage dealer allowing him a lot of lane control. He works great solo, or pairs well with a tank or melees DPS. And to top it off he has a great skin selection, including the Avatar from the popular Nickelodeon show.

Kuzenbo

The turtle king of Smite and strong enough that he could give Bowser a run for his money. Kuzenbo is one of our favorite tanks in the game. He has excellent defensive stats and health. And to top it all off, he can even silence enemies. He is also one of the more mobile tanks, able to dash around the battlefield. So if you are a fan of strength mixed with speed, this is the God for you.

Set

The famous Egyptian God Set is one of the most brutal and popular Gods in Smite. Difficult to master but powerful once you have mastered him. Set is a melee assassin who specializes in one-on-one combat situations. His abilities render him immune to damage while stacking debuffs on his foes which eventually leads to high burst damage. He is played best when he moves from lane-to-lane ganking for the team. But he can equally be effective as a bottom-lane damage dealer when paired with good support.

Jeng Wei

Jeng Wei is a ranged DPS that I absolutely adore! She can deal a lot of damage but her main usage is speed and disabling enemy Gods. Her ultimate allows her to literally fly across the battlefield letting her back into the fight straight away. Or it can be used to set up an effective ambush. Not to mention her baseline damage skills are excellent to boot. If you’re a fan of a more traditional ranged DPS, then Jeng Wei is the one for you.

Bacchus

The God of wine! We love this God simply because of how jolly and drunk he is. Most of his abilities are focused on this fact as well. And he isn’t just a good laugh either. He is a powerful God too. His abilities deal a fair amount of damage, but their main draw is their ability to put some solid debuffs on your opponents. Slowing and intoxicating them. In team fights, this can be the difference between victory and defeat. If you ever come up against a Bacchus, just make sure you run when he spills his wine. Because that is when trouble is brewing!

5 Great Ways to Improve your Discord Server

5 Great Ways to Improve your Discord Server

Running a discord server can be a lot of fun. It is a great way to connect with your friends and catch up, all in one place. If you are someone that plays games, then having a Discord server with your fellow gaming team is a must-have. It can be annoying to update everyone individually and so having everyone in the same place make a lot of sense. Discord also has a lot of features that you can use to improve your overall user experience, but many people do not know about them. Here are 5 great ways to improve your discord server.

1 – Make Custom Emojis

If you and your friends have had a lot of funny or iconic moments, there is no better way to celebrate them than using custom emojis. Custom emojis add a lot of fun to your discord server, as they can be used as reactions to inside jokes only you and your friends know about. You can make just about any image into an emoji, so why not transform your friend’s faces into one of the many meme-emoji formats that are out there.

2 – Introduce Bots

Not a lot of people know that you can actually set up bots on your discord server. Have you ever been in a particularly quiet call and you wish that you had some sort of background music playing to cut the silence? Well, Discord has a lot of bots that are dedicated to playing all of the music you love, you simply need to add a song to the queue and wait for your turn. There are also bots that remind you of whose birthday it is and any upcoming events that you may need to know the date for.

3 – Set Roles

Discord has this cool feature where you can set roles in the server. This can be used in a serious way if you are using a server that requires the users to know their dedicated roles, or it can be used as a fun joke. You can set it so that certain roles have more control of the server than others, which is especially useful if you have a large sum of people on your server. You can also just use the roles to set fun nicknames and give a bit more life to your server.

4 – Make Separate Channels

This is something that is extremely useful if your discord channel has a lot of people and a lot of different categories. Say you want a place where people can talk and discuss their favorite music, you could set up a channel for that. You can also grant specific access to these channels, which is good if you have some important things that you want to discuss and you do not want just anyone joining that particular voice chat. Channels are a great way to keep everything organised, as general chats can get quite busy and a lot of people may hold separate conversations at the same time.

5 – Introduce Fun Plugins

Something that you may not know is that you can get a lot of plugins for discord. One of the most popular plugins that you can get is a voice changer for discord. By using this plugin, you can completely transform your voice during voice calls to make it sound like you are someone completely different. This plugin has been very popular among D and D Discord servers, as the dungeon master can use it to transform his voice into different characters for the role-play sessions.

How Lighting can Make or Break Your Home Office

How Lighting can Make or Break Your Home Office

In the last year or so, many of us were forced to leave the offices that we were used to and start working from home. For a lot of people, working from home was extremely frustrating, which meant that they were eager to return to work. However, for some people, working from home was a welcome relief from the usual 9-5 schedule that they were used to.

In the last few months, the Australian government have said that people can start to return to the office, which is great for those who have missed the working environment. However, many people are still not comfortable returning to work and have been given the chance to work from home.

If you are going to work from home for a long period, you must have a dedicated office set up. If you were to try and work from your bedroom, you may be tempted to spend your day lying in bed while you work. This is fine for an occasional treat, however continuing to do it could destroy your sleep schedule and impact your mental health.

Having a home office is very important and what is equally as important is ensuring that this office is suitable for working. Something that you may not realise is that the lighting in your office may be completely disturbing your working process, especially if you live in the denser parts of the city that has disrupted natural lighting.  Here is how lighting can make or break your home office.

Energy

You may be tempted to set up an office with cosy and low lighting, which may be aesthetically pleasing, but it will not help at all with your work. As people, we are easily influenced by our surroundings and if you have low lighting when you work, then it is likely that you will have low energy. After all, when we want to settle in for the evening, we usually turn off our main lighting and opt for something a bit cosier. For this reason, I recommend that you save the low lighting for the bedroom as you don’t need it when you are trying to work.

Headaches

If you have ever been somewhere extremely bright, it is likely that you have encountered the headaches that you get as a product of this lighting. The last thing that you want is to be working through work and then experience a headache caused by the light. We recommend that you opt for more natural lighting as opposed to bright orange bulbs that can cause headaches. Unfortunately, some modern homes have lighting in the ceiling that is hard to replace and if you have this problem, be sure to get in touch with Wacomm.  Wacomm are commercial electricians in Perth AU that specialise in relinking your lights and even installing new lighting setups. If you are struggling with intense lighting in your office, they will be able to help you work It out and make it more fitting for your needs.

Utilise your windows

During the day it is unlikely that you will even need to use your main lighting system. I recommend that you make the most of the light that naturally streams in through your window, as this will keep your room well-lit and give your body some very valuable vitamin D. We recommend that you situate your desk next to your windows, as this means that you will be able to get the most light that you can and you can also offer your eyes some relief by taking the time to stare out of your window.

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