Blogging 101: Day nine

I’m currently taking part in the Blogging 101 course from WordPress. I’m at day nine, a little behind than others but I’m getting there and learning more each day about how to use blogs more effectively.

Today’s assignment is to build on a comment that I’ve written on someone else’s blog and the one I have chosen is taken from GoPro Starter.

I commented on the Free Workplace Images for your Blog post . The writer of this blog has provided a link to some useful picture resources for businesses. The reason I commented here is that quite often it is difficult to find resources that are needed such as these for a business and having someone provide one is great, even if I may not use them for a while.

Thanks again for this resource John, and I hope to keep finding useful resources from you and other blogs in the future.

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Does the Internet change your brain?

Whilst browsing through some technology news/blogs this morning I came across an article and infographic about how the internet changes the brain.

I found reading this quite interesting as it also shows how the internet has grown and changed the lives of people since its inception. What really interested me was the fact that ‘If either the Internet or Google goes down we not only lose our main transactive memory partner but we lose a ton of memories.’ Is this really true? I know for myself that if the internet goes down whilst I’m working I get annoyed and frustrated as I need it for quite a bit of the work I do, but losing memories, I’m not so sure.

I didn’t realise that there was such a thing as Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) although I’m not surprised. I’ve come across quite a few people – mainly teenagers – who if they don’t have access to the internet via any form of technology get irritated and angry. What’s wrong with not having your phone, tablet etc for a while?

I’ve only touched on a couple of aspects of the infographic, but I feel it’s definitely worth a look at and maybe come to your own conclusions.

Windows Server 2003 – Support Ends Today!

Are you using Windows Server 2003? Are you aware that support and upgrades ends today?

Microsoft announced over 8 months ago that they would be stopping support and upgrades for Windows Server 2003 to give people time to make a decision as to whether to upgrade to the latest version and continue with support and upgrades or as some have decided to continue using the old version.

Please be aware that if you are continuing to use Windows Server 2003 that if something does go wrong the support may not be available to you to help resolve your problem. I think you must seriously consider whether you want to continue or invest in the latest version for your own peace of mind knowing that you will receive the latest updates and support.