Here’s an article on Tech Republic that lists some very good reasons to purchase computer hardware even during a recession. Upgrading your computer hardware may be expensive during these hard economic times but it will be of great benefit in the long run.
Here’s a galleryof some of the most annoying programs you can download from the Internet. Chances are you already have these programs installed. I think this is one of the best articles on TechRepublic.
If you’re feeling stuck at the office while your co-workers are enjoying their holiday vacation, perhaps you should check out this gallery of some serious pranks carried out by some very mischievous office workers. Imagine coming back from vacation and seeing everything in your cubicle wrapped in foil.
The author of this interesting article on TechRepublic was called to fix a Microsoft Exchange Server that was acting as a spam relay. It was a little scary to read that the server still got compromised even though it was secure and up to date. The author still managed to fix the problem and shares the lessons learned along the way.
This is a very interesting photo gallery showing an Apple iPhone 3G being disassembled to show what’s inside. It’s really amazing how much cell phone technology has evolved over the years.
Here’s a handy tip for forcing Windows to clean all your temporary files, and not just the ones created in the last 7 days.
According to this article, there are certain IT skills that seem to be headed to extinction. Some of these skills are based on old, obsolete technologies while others are jobs that don’t seem to be in much demand anymore.
The part about tech support getting phased out was surprising. I think support technicians will always be in demand, whether it’s hardware or general help desk support. I still think that aspect of IT has a strong future.
Nowadays I think those in the IT field need to branch out and be able to handle a variety of tasks. While I myself do some PC tech support, I also maintain the computers and servers to ensure they run smoothly. Lately I’ve been involved in planning a wireless network and expanding the LAN at the office where I work. Being versatile like this is essential to a successful IT career nowadays.
An PC technician was taking apart a computer’s power supply that had shorted out. Check out this photo gallery to see what the technician saw after he took everything apart. It’s quite disgusting.
Gibson, the legendary guitar manufacturer, recently came up with a guitar that actually tunes itself. It’s called a robot guitar because of the electronics and moving parts inside that keep the strings properly tuned. Here’s an interesting photo gallery of one of these guitars being dissected to reveal the electronic gadgetry concealed within.