Tag: maintain


How To: Build and Maintain an Audience

When I left the Audience Conference on Saturday evening, I felt I had learned something.  Truly learned something new.  I cannot say the same is true for every conference I attend unfortunately.  Often times when I leave a conference, I either haven’t learned anything (but I still typically meet some interesting and great people) or I have just had ideas or things I’ve known reinforced.  To me, that isn’t beneficial.  I’m going to outline some key ideas and advice that I was able to take away from the conference with the hope it can help you build and maintain an audience as well.

Be passionate.  This is something I have always said as well.  If you are passionate about what you do, people will take note.  Of course, being passionate and having knowledge on the particular subject can go a very long way.  It’s also worth mentioning that if you are passionate about what you are doing, you will continue to do it even if no one is reading, listening to, or watching you; because it’s something you enjoy.  That’s important.

Read Article

How To: Keep Windows Running Smooth

As any Windows user knows, regular computer maintenance is essential to a speedy and reliable Windows installation.  While most people know how to perform basic maintenance such as disk cleanups, file compressions, disk de-fragmentation, etc, the fact of the matter is that the hustle and bustle of daily life often leads us to forget about such tasks.  Because of this, people often end up going for months without maintaining their computers, and ultimately end up with a bogged down machine.  While there are some strategies to make a re-install go easier, the fact still remains that one is much better off preventing any issues before they occur.

There are three components of automated maintenance that this tutorial will cover.  The first component, being disk cleanup, requires you to firstly set a setting within Windows that tells it what exactly you want it to do during the automated process.  To do this, you will want to go to either the Run or Command Prompt window and type “cleanmgr /sageset: 1”.

The next screen that pops up will look very similar to the standard Disk Cleanup utility, however it will simply be a settings window that will let you choose what options you want the program to perform when it is launced through the script we will create later in this article.  What you choose here is really up to you.  For my automated configuration, I choose to do everything except empty my recycle bin.

Read Article