My Laptop Computer Was Repaired Today

Laptop Computer

It has been a while since I carried my laptop computer to be checked by a service technician.

The last time a service technician saw my laptop computer was when I had Windows 8 on it (At the time it was cutting off without warning — power vacated the laptop computer at intervals; I eventually found out, that the problem was not with the laptop computer; the issue was with the power supply cord).

Today, I sent the laptop computer to the service technician to have the screen replaced. He looked at my laptop computer, opened it up and said, “I have the size screen for it,” and he also mentioned something that pertained to having the right connection for it.

The service technician lent me his Toshiba Satellite laptop to use while my laptop computer was being repaired (And, that was because I told him that I needed a laptop computer to blog on in the meantime). Continue reading “My Laptop Computer Was Repaired Today”

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Can A Smartphone Handle All Of My Blogging Needs?

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Since I published, My Blogging Experience On A Smartphone back in June 2018, I have been using my Android smartphone to compose the draft copies for my blog posts (It is thirty percent of them; but this is still good, because I have been getting some practice).

To be quite honest with you, I prefer to compose the drafts for my blog posts on my laptop computer and there is no way on God’s green Earth that I am going to give that up completely for doing the actual blogging process on my Android smartphone.

I have fellow bloggers who only use their smartphones to blog and they are doing just fine (I believe that if their smartphone were to die on them, they would quicker go to the store and buy a new one instead of using their laptop computer or their desktop computer).

Familiarity breeds comfort — they are comfortable using their smartphone to blog much in the same way, that I am comfortable using my laptop computer to blog.

For the sake of versatility, I stepped outside of my comfort zone and I used my smartphone for blogging purposes (There are those times when I wished that someone emptied a bucket of icy-cold water on the top of my head for wanting to carry out this experiment).

The biggest irony of all is, that I was very comfortable with the idea of blogging on my BlackBerry smartphone back in 2012.

Today, I am a changed man — I use my laptop computer for the purpose of blogging and I only practice doing what I normally do on a laptop computer on my Android smartphone, so I would not be left hanging the day that my laptop computer chooses not to come on when the ‘Power’ button is pressed.

So, here are the results of my interesting experiment. Continue reading “Can A Smartphone Handle All Of My Blogging Needs?”

6 Things To Do When Your Internet Speed Slows Down

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We all know that technology is not reliable one hundred percent of the time; it works well in some instances and at other times, it either functions poorly or not at all.

On Friday the 20th of July, 2018, my internet access was compromised; some of the websites that I tried to access either loaded slowly and there were those websites that refused to load (To be quite honest, that did not go down well with me).

This was not the first Friday that the internet was problematic; it misbehaved on a vast number of Fridays in the past.

The problem is usually resolved within a few hours or within half a day’s time.

“Why did my internet have to go at a snail’s pace at the same time that I wanted to do a bit of blogging?” I asked myself.

And, one of the biggest ironies is, that this sort of thing tends to happen a lot when the internet bill is paid.

I might have accepted the throttling of my internet service if the bill was overdue. But, my account was up-to-date; therefore my internet should have been moving at the speed of lightning.

I gave a loud sigh and turned off my computer; I would turn it back on when I believed that the problem was resolved.

I instinctively knew that my Internet Service Provider was having some major technical issues on their end and as a result of it, all of their customers were severely affected.

When one is experiencing internet-related issues, they have to find innovative methods to spend their time (And, I am going to highlight a few suggestions). Continue reading “6 Things To Do When Your Internet Speed Slows Down”

My Blogging Experience On A Smartphone

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Smartphone (Photo credit: Pixabay)

In my early days of blogging, I did the majority of my blog posts via my smartphone (Those were the days when BlackBerry was the in thing).

The only time the laptop computer was involved was when I wanted to change to a new theme or when I wanted to do a bit of photo editing.

The smartphone came in rather handy back then, because I loved blogging on the go.

These days, I only blog on my laptop computer (I have to admit, that typing on the keypad of a laptop computer feels natural).

And, I have often wondered, “How the hell I managed to produce content via my smartphone?”

I guess that, back then, I was really determined to make it happen with my handheld device.

So, I have decided to take myself outside of my comfort zone; I would find out once again (from an entirely new perspective), what it is like to compose a blog post via the usage of my smartphone.

I no longer have a BlackBerry smartphone. I have a modern Android smartphone; which would be utilised to compose a draft copy for my article.

If my friend, Marie-Céline is capable of doing it, there is the probability of me doing the same (Provided that I put in the same amount as effort as her).

And, when I am through with composing my draft copy, I would format the content via my laptop computer.

After all, the formatting process is way easier on a laptop computer or on a desktop computer.

Have you ever used the WordPress Mobile App to update your blog? Continue reading “My Blogging Experience On A Smartphone”

This Is What I Think About Smartphones

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Smartphone (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Smartphones have been around since the nineties and according to the article, The History of Smartphones by Brad McCarty, the phrase “Smartphone” was coined by Ericsson.

We are in the twenty-first century and smartphones are everywhere (Almost everyone owns one).

Today, smartphones are more advanced than their nineties counterpart; this is due to the quantum leap in the technological advancements over the years.

Smartphones are here to stay and there is no way that we can put that proverbial genie back into the bottle. Continue reading “This Is What I Think About Smartphones”