Category Archives: Technology

Basic Methods with Windows Files and Folders

In my work as a PC Repair Engineer, I come across a lot of different problems.
But one recurring issue is the fact that people are not taught the basics of how to use Windows!

To help remedy this, I have produced a series of Blog Articles showing a step-by-step introduction to Files and Folders.

Starting from the very basics, it gives the novice vital information on how their files are stored, and instructions on how to navigate the Folder system.

Organising the plethora of files that build up in one’s computer can be a daunting task, but with the tips provided here, I hope to make it a little more manageable, teaching you how to Cut and Copy multiple files/Folders at once and navigate quickly between different Folders.

The Summary Page provides a simple Glossary of terms and recaps the lessons we have learned, as well as providing a guide to identify the different types of Files.

Although aimed at complete novices, even more, advanced users may find some useful information here, whether on the use of the Ribbon, right-click sub-menus or Control Keys.

Remember, if you need any help with your PC or laptop, call the PC Wizard for a fix in the comfort of your home.

How Surveyors are Used on Construction Projects

Surveyors are used regularly on construction projects around the world. They are highly valued for their knowledge of different machinery, as well as their ability to make highly accurate mathematical calculations. On most projects they are crucial for the work to be done safely and within the correct operating boundaries.

Surveyors have an expert understanding of advanced math principles, which are used to work out the best course of action to take depending on the circumstances of the project. For example, before working on a project surveyors calculate the optimal construction area.  This includes calculating the boundaries of the area before hand so that the work can be done effectively and safely.

Construction projects often make use of various types of machinery. As a result, deciding on what type of machine is best for each task often comes down to the surveyor, who provides recommendations on what to use depending on the terrain and materials.

How To Work Out The Best Size For a TV Screen

One of the most important things to get right when buying a TV is the size of the screen. TV screens range from around 27 inches, up to 56 inches and each size has a different ideal viewing range.

Working Out The Best Screen Size

There’s two main ways of figuring out the ideal sized screen. The first is to use a TV screen size calculator. This works out the best TV size based on the distance it’s going to be viewed from.

While a screen calculator might give you the answer mathematically, it’s often the case that you can’t tell for yourself until you have the TV set up and view it for yourself. Which is the second way of working out the best screen size. Buy the TV, and see for yourself.

If you decide to go with option two, be sure to check the returns policy for any TV’s you want to try out.

The Disadvantages Of Assembly Line Style Production

Assembly line production revolutionised the way that products are made, and while it is an efficient way of making a great number of finished goods, there are some downsides to the process.

The disadvantages of assembly line production generally come from looking at the process from a different perspective. For example, using several interchangeable workers makes for a more streamlined assembly process. But in doing this the individualistic artisanship is lost for the sake of numbers and statistics.

In general, to work on an assembly line little training is required, and as a result wages may not be very competitive. The work itself can also be extremely repetitive and monotonous, offering little in the way of mental stimulation and creative critical thinking.

Because of the way assembly lines ‘assemble’ products, when it comes to making items that require bespoke parts, an assembly line simply can’t be used.

How Businesses Make Use Of GPS Tracking Systems

GPS tracking is used by many businesses and in various ways. From detailed tracking of inventory, to real-time feed back of logistics vehicles, GPS tracking become a way for businesses to remain competitive in a rapidly developing market.

The development of GPS tracking technology has progressed to a point by which GPS devices now can be fitted to almost anything. This allows for almost anything to be tracked, and in turn, allowing businesses to have greater feed back and more accurate information on what they are managing, shipping and selling.

An example of this is the use of GPS devices to manage logistics vehicle fleets. GPS devices can allow logistics companies to manage the movement of vehicles with military precision.  Real-time tracking of this kind is extremely valuable, to the point that it is almost a necessity for those who want to be competitive in the logistics services industry.