By the time I was 9 or 10 years old, I knew that I wanted some kind of a career with computers; it wasn’t until I was in my mid teens and started programming that I realized how generic the term “computers” really is.

My dad is a computer engineer who knows (or can quickly figure out) pretty much everything about computers, either hardware or software related.

It’s from him that I first began learning about computers, after which I started experimenting. When I get stuck I can always rely on some helpful hints from him that will lead me to the solution.

My day job involves online customer service, website/database maintenance and IT support for a small office; I end up using a computer 12+ hours a day, every day.

I have come to realize that I take for granted many of the shortcuts that I “can’t live without”; they are invaluable to my productivity every single day.

My goal is to share what I have learned about computers in general, and about shortcuts and customizations that increase productivity in particular. I’m far from being an expert, but I do know what works for me.

It’s not always been smooth sailing. A printer comes to mind, because I kinda blew it up a little when I plugged it into a 220V electrical socket instead of a 120V socket. That is one lesson I won’t be forgetting in a hurry!

If you already know everything covered here and want to move on, I have written tutorials on PHP, HTML, CSS & MYSQL in the past. You can check them out over at PHP For Kids.

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