Month: December 2016

Basics In Maintaining Electric Appliances Around The Household

Published / by Kate Lock

 

So many appliances in our homes run on electricity. These tools can be subjected to a lot of wear and tear that will affect their performance and their longevity if not properly maintained. Furthermore issues such as electric shortages can be a safety hazard to your family. Therefore it is prudent to think about how you maintain these tools in order to ensure that you can get the best use out of them, and that your family members will be safe from any mishaps or accidents. Here is a list of a few steps that you can take in order to do so;

Safety in the kitchen

The kitchen is where most of the electric appliances are used in the home. You will find appliances such as a microwave, blenders and refrigerators that run on electricity. These will be in the close vicinity of elements such as water and fire that, can lead to some terrible accidents if not properly handled. Therefore try and take steps to make sure that these tools are properly cleaned out and maintained to avoid any accidents. Furthermore after they are used, make sure that they are stored in dry places so as to avoid the possibility of any electric shortages happening later on.

Safety in your work space

Safety in your work space is an essential part of creating an environment in which you can be productive and create the best results in whatever you do. Your work space will contain equipment such as your computer, printers, fax machines and internet routers. If you use a desktop computer, make sure that it is protected by a proper computer tower. In addition to this, use a reliable computer power supply unit to ensure that the electric current it receives is properly regulated. This is essential to protect the internal parts of the computer.

Furthermore make sure that there is proper ventilation to enable the equipment to cool down and take steps to avoid wires that lead to various devices from getting entangled as it too can lead to some dangerous conditions.

Additional steps that you can take

If you have little children living around the house you must take steps to make sure that they are kept safe from any electric sockets around the house. Also make sure that any dangerous tools of this nature are kept out of their reach. Also take steps to make sure that large electric appliances such as TVs are fastened securely. If not they might topple off their shelves and the young ones in your household are susceptible to injury caused by heavy appliances falling on them as they play.

 

What Are Computers?

Published / by Kate Lock

A computer is something that everyone these days knows and most use it for their day to do work, entertainment and other purposed. Charles Babbage is a well-known person as the father of computers and Ada Lovelace is known to be the first of the programmers in the history. Back then the computers weren’t electrical most of them started as mechanical machines but later on technology developed to produce electrical devices that didn’t occupy much space and which worked accurately and quicker than before. All the computers devices that we use in the present days are electrical and has been improved with accuracy, speed and portability.

The first of the computers can be considered as the abacus which was developed in way earlier civilization and when it comes to the devices developed and invented after the medieval period Blaise Pascal’s machine and Babbage’s machines played a major role in the history of computing.

At present, those old machines which took so much time, space and which has consisted with a feature or two has replaced and escalated into machines that perform millions of different operations simultaneously. The most famed types of business computers that are available these days are divided as portable and non-portable computers.

Non-portable computers

When it comes to domestic non-portable computers, what we would be addressing at would be the desktop computers out there. Even though there may exist so many types of portable computers, people still tend to purchase desktop computers. Why do people buy desktop computers even though it would be such a pain when moving around or having it with you all the time for your use? Well there are many reasons behind using desktop computers nevertheless how popular portable computers are.

Some the key reasons why people tend to use desktops are because they when it comes to up gradation it’s easier. You can simply replace any hardware; from the keyboard to the motherboard everything can be replaced as per your requirement. You can also easily get a desktop computer without much hassle from a store nearby or buy a desktop computer online. Normally you can equip larger screens as you’re pleasing and more gear than portable computers, and also when comparing desktop processors to portable processors, the desktop processors are known to be faster. Not just that they are relatively much cheaper than portable computers.