As I'd mentioned in a previous post, I recently decided to try my hand at building a PC. As a first-time builder, I found the whole process to be very cost-efficient and rewarding, so I wanted to share my experience. Budget and Purpose My budget for the system was around $900-$1000 - excluding the display. For this price, I wanted to put together a decent little mid-range gaming rig for my son that would serve him well for a couple of years before it needed upgrading. It took a lot of research … [Read more...] about Building a Small Form Factor PC: Parts List
This past spring I embarked on a mission to build a gaming PC for the very first time. The result: it was surprisingly cost-effective and relatively painless - especially for this greenhorn. But wait a minute...after having spent the past eight years as a die-hard OS X fan, this then begs the question... Having Been a Long Time Mac User, Why Did I Build a PC? The reasons are many, but here are the key factors - ranked in order of importance. Cost For starters, both of the macs in my … [Read more...] about A Return to Windows
Alright, so back in September of last year I decided to get serious about internet marketing. After 7+ years of having some modest success, I determined it was time to make a concerted effort. My income as a freelancer had been stuck on a plateau for a few years, so I felt that one of my greatest solopreneurial leverage points would be to start focusing more on my affiliate marketing efforts. While I do immensely enjoy providing web services and online marketing for my clients, there's only … [Read more...] about The Universe Has Answered
In my previous post on mechanical keyboards, I sang the praises of the Filco Majestouch 2, and listed some reasons why I chose that keyboard above all others. I've been using the Majestouch 2 happily for 3 years now; however...while putting that post together I discovered a newer keyboard from Das which grabbed my attention. Das Keyboard 4...the new hotness 3 years ago, when I was shopping around for a mechanical keyboard, the Das Keyboard Model S was on my radar, but I wasn't too keen on … [Read more...] about Das Keyboard 4: A Review
I mentioned in my mechanical keyboard follow up post (where I showcased my Filco) that I'd been quite taken by the Das Keyboard 4. Well... Stay tuned and I'll have a review of it once I get it hooked up! :D … [Read more...] about I couldn’t resist!
Or...simply put...how to make your blog kick more ass. 1. Write great content and be yourself First and foremost, and quite simply, you want to write great content. Write for people, not for search engines. Try to be informal, yet professional. Writing doesn't have to be 100% grammatically correct, but it should be free from misspellings and typos. You want to engage with your readers, much as if you were face to face with them having a conversation. Endear yourself to them, earn their … [Read more...] about 11 Tips for growing your blog audience and increasing search traffic