How to Buy Bitcoin – Step One

The best way to learn about bitcoin, is to jump in and get a few in your “pocket” to get a feel for how they work.

Despite the hype about how difficult and dangerous it can be, getting bitcoins is a lot easier and safer than you might think. In a lot of ways, it is probably easier than opening an account at a traditional bank. And, given what has been happening in the banking system, it is probably safer too.

There are a few things to learn: getting and using a software wallet, learning how to send and receive money, learning how to buy bitcoin from a person or an exchange.

Preparation

Before getting started, you will need to get yourself a wallet. You can do this easily enough by registering with one of the exchanges which will host wallet for you. And, although I think you are going … Read More

Techniques For SEO – HTML and Web Design Analysis and Reporting

In continuation of our SEO techniques for website analysis and reporting here we present a detailed study on the overall HTML and web design of the website to be optimized.

1. Page Size. Page size is defined as the sum of all the files combined that is displayed on your web page. The size is inclusive of the text content, images, graphics, flash, and every single component of the webpage. More the size the more time the page takes to load on a browser. The page has to be optimized and all unwanted things are to be removed to get the minimum possible page size. Flash and other animations take the most of the page size, so they bought to be used only when required.

Header Tags. All contents need a heading to give the reader an idea about what is to follow inside the main content. HTML allows webmasters … Read More

Basic Barcode Reading Technology – Scanners, Readers and Wireless

The technology used to read barcodes is relatively simple, but there is little information available for the novice. This is intended to be an introduction to the scanning, processing and presentation of barcode information.

Scanners

A scanner is a device that converts the image of a barcode into electrical pulses. There are four basic ways of doing this: contact wands, active non-contact (AKA laser scanners), and passive non-contact, which can be cameras or linear CCDs (charge coupled devices). All of these devices have similar outputs, strings of electrical pulses that mimic the white/dark and width of the bars. With the exception of cameras, a scanner will always include a light source, either LED or laser.

Wands are the simplest, but have the most limitations. A wand has a light source, focusing lens and a light detector. It has no moving parts, which makes it the most rugged of scanners, but … Read More

The Faucet Handle is Hard to Turn – Repairing a Single Handle Faucet

It often happens to me as a plumber. After I repair a faucet and the homeowner turns the faucet lever for the first time they are amazed. “The faucet turns so easily!” they exclaim. What is amazing to them is not that the faucet works so easily after repairing, but that they had never noticed that it was not working well until it either leaked terribly, or was impossible to move the handle.

Think about it. You walk into the kitchen or bathroom and, as you have done thousands of times before, you reach for the handle of the faucet and turn on the water. Notice anything? Probably not. The water flows; you turn it off and go on your way. Because you use the faucet everyday, what you don’t notice is that gradually the internal parts of the faucet gain a buildup of minerals from the water, and the … Read More

New Car Technology Advancements

Car technology is advancing at amazing speed so it’s no surprise that at least a couple cool things turn up each model year. Here are some of the latest innovations that will be coming out sometime in the near future that new car buyers can look forward to seeing.

Economy Mode

While we consider that most of us drivers are set in their ways and odds are we will never make the necessary changes to conserve on fuel. One example of such would be, we know that by simply not using our AC increases our fuel economy when we drive, but rather than just rolling down our window when we could to save fuel we opt to use the air conditioner to keep us cool. We are simply set in our ways when it comes to running our AC even when we could be just as comfortable at this time … Read More

The Future of Biometrics — Trends and Emerging Uses for Biometric Technology

The future of biometrics holds great promise for law enforcement applications, as well for private industry uses. By measuring facial geometry, surveillance systems can identify suspects against characteristics stored in the security system’s database. “There is a popular tendency to regard biometric products as sci-fi mythology, but the reality is that biometrics is the future of the security industry and is quickly becoming recognized as the most accurate identification technology in the market,” claims Don Mihae who was recently hired by JAD Communication & Safety Systems (JADCS) to lead its security division.

Biometrics’ future will include e-commerce applications for extra security on the checkout page, and biometrics will guard against unauthorized access to cars and cell phones. In the future, biometric technology will further develop 3-D infrared facial recognition access control, real-time facial recognition passive surveillance, and visitor management authentication systems. Already A4Vision, a provider of 3-D facial scanning and … Read More

Computer Memory Controllers – How Do They Work?

Controller

A computer system contains a first and second memory controllers; a first and second computer memory associated with the first and second memory controllers, a memory space; and firmware under control of which the computer system generates data that enables the first memory controller to use the first computer memory, saving the data in the memory space, copies the data to the first memory controller, causing the first memory controller to use the first computer memory, and uses the first computer memory to initialize the second memory controller to use the second computer memory.

Reset

The computer firmware initiates a reset after saving the data; the computer system determines whether a current reset is firmware initiated; If the current reset is firmware initiated, the computer system copies the data to the first memory controller having the first memory controller to use the first computer memory, and uses the first … Read More

What Are the Main Importance of Backlinks in SEO?

The ever evolving SEO and link building landscape has made high quality backlinks all the more important, now than they ever were. This has made it important to understand and implement high-quality strategies that drive campaigns to compete and thrive online.

Before we go any further, let’s revise the definition of link building for those who are yet to learn the many aspects of search engine optimization (SEO). Simply said, link building enables to acquire hyperlinks from relevant and trusted websites to your own website. This also helps you get ahead of the competition as it helps the visitor to navigate from one page to another, thus redirecting them to either your website or another part of your website.

Search engines that crawl a website do so through these links present on your entire website. They do so to either discover new web pages or to determine how well the … Read More

Technical Writing – Types of Technical Reports

Technical reporters at the start of their careers often find themselves confused as to what constituents technical writing in the first place. There are many different applications for the new author and they may often find that not all of those are really "technical". So for the new professional here's a quick list of some common documents they may be asked to create and what they are for.

Background Reports

Without you work for the CIA this does not usually mean a report about a person and their life and habits. A background report is typically a brief (1 or 2 page) study into the application of a specific aspect of technology (for example the use of photovoltaic cells in solar energy transfer). Usually these reports are generated for a specific (and paying) audience and are singular in their application rather than generic.

Instruction Sets

More commonly known as user … Read More

Website Builders – How to Choose the Best One For Your Small Business Success

You can personally build a website for your business without needing to learn how to program or train as a website designer. Fortunately, you do not need to despair if you do not have several hundred dollars to spend on developing a website as there are many programs and online resources available that will cost you a minimum amount to get up and running.

The dilemma is that there are so many programs including the cheap, the free and the expensive – that it has become difficult to choose which option to use to build your own business website.

1) Free Website Builders

You may be wondering where on earth you can get a website builder for free? The answer is simple; from a website host. Many or indeed most website hosting companies will give you access to a free website builder as a free resource along with the hosting … Read More

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