Get Rid of Static Electricity from You
The first place to start in order to get rid of static electricity is your own body. Your clothes and skin, as well as your home, may be fighting against you. When skin rubs on skin and the air is dry you build up intense static charges. When you wear synthetic materials they generate massive charges. When you walk across a carpet in your socks or shoes with synthetic rubber you risk charging your entire body as a static gun. So here is the checklist
- humidify the air in your home or office
- get rid of the carpet or put the computer in an uncarpeted room
- wear shoes with real rubber
- never wear synthetic materials
- moisturize your skin
- discharge any charges by touching a metal pipe or frame before touching any part of your computer, including a wired keyboard or a wired mouse.
- use a static gun
- carry a static shock reducer/eliminator key chain
Taking these measures will eliminate very dangerous sources of static electricity and will protect your computer. Check out Pascal Technologies’ article on How to Clean a Computer.
Why Get Rid of Static Electricity?
I placed this paragraph at the end so people who already know why can get straight to the how. As for the rest of my readers, here is the reason for getting rid of static electricity from your computer’s environment and from you. Static electric charges kill computers.
Computers are sensitive microelectronic machines. They operate without many moving parts. Instead, they use electricity to create a virtual world. This current of electricity is easily affected by static electricity. When you walk across a carpet in socks you build up a huge and devastating charge that goes from your fingertips, through the keys on your keyboard, along the wire and into the computer. It is so large you can kill most any component in your computer with one zap. So, for the sake of your sanity and your computer’s longevity, not to mention perhaps reducing the chance that you might get fired for not finishing that report for the big meeting, you should take static electricity seriously. Get rid of static electricity, because it can be a killer.
If you grew up in Sunday school, then you may know these words of Jesus about robots. He said, “When you see the abomination that causes desolation sitting in the Holy Place, flee to the mountains.” I believe he may have been referring to robots, not a singing robot in particular.
The day is almost here. Disc Jockeys already know what I’m talking about. They’ve been replaced with automation already. Nobody imagined they would live to see that day, but now the next day is already upon us. If you are a singer, you’d better start looking for another job, because CEATEC Japan has created a singing robot. You’ve been given notice.
The singing robot does far more than sing like a human. She studies a recording of a human singing and learns how to imitate them. But that’s not all. She also studies the video of a human singing and learns how to imitate the facial expressions. The only thing missing are the breathings that are telling between robots and humans, but CEATEC promises this as the next step.
Now that you’ve come this far in our series on Getting Started Blogging, we want to help you avoid one or two pains in the neck. The first is a slow site. Nothing drives traffic away faster than having to wait. Even crawlers hate waiting, giving you a lower ranking as a punishment. You need to make sure you have a faster blog site than the default install of WordPress. This also reduces server load, making your hosting company happy.
Already we are on part six of our series about getting started blogging. You have come a long way with setting up your blog, but I’m sure you’ll admit it was well worth it. Today you’ll start creating content. I will show you how to create SEO posts, insert graphics, and set the featured image for the slideshow entry of your post.
Create SEO Posts
One of the best plugins to help you in your SEO of your site is by Yoast. Add it under Plugins–>Add New by searching for WordPress SEO. The magic of this plugin is that when you try to create SEO posts it becomes a piece of cake. Write your post as usual. When you save as a draft scroll down to the the section WordPress SEO by Yoast. Type in the Focus Keyword you are aiming for with the article. Save again as a draft and scroll back down. Lots of useful info appears.
You’ve made it to part 5. Congratulations! Now you are almost to the point where you start creating content for your blog. First, we must cover posts vs pages. Just a few more items and it’s all ready to roll.
In this part of the series on getting started blogging you will get a grasp on the different roles posts vs pages have in constructing your site. I will also guide you in extending your main menu. Lastly, I will give you some tips and code for your footer.
Now that you have your site installed, with your title, motto, logo, and layout completed, we can move on to the menu and widgets in your blog site configuration. These two areas are the first interactive parts we have addressed on your blog site.
In addition to these we’ll add a more configurable tag cloud and use it to show the most populated tags and the most populated categories in tag cloud fashion. Adding a calendar will also strengthen your followers’ confidence in your reliability with posting on a daily basis, with visual feedback above the fold. Read on to find out more about blog site configuration.