MJC Inc. Tech “Tips and Topics”
#1 Rule – When creating a new document, piece of media or anything that needs to be “SAVED” to memory the first thing you should do is “Save” the media to a desired location. All Microsoft Office software programs are set to default the “Auto- Save” feature in relatively short time periods for very good and logical reasons.
Why? – Loss of data prevention that happens often for too many reasons including: Power outages, power surges, shutting down the computer on accident before saving the media, time out settings on most cloud based applications for security reasons and the list can go on and on.
We have all spent at one time or another an hour or more working on a piece of media and lost it all before saving it. It sucks!
Two most logical reasons why this is logical:
You are going to have to eventually save it somewhere anyways?
Losing valuable time and thoughts that sucks and is avoidable if you save the media first rather than last!
When working on a WordPress site page and you “Save” the page and it does not turn out like you wanted? No problem, there is a “Revision History” page that allows you to go back in time restoring that page or post to its original form.
The best way to learn how to fix a computer is too start with one that is so trashed anyway if you break it more it simply will not matter? The ability to fix anything on a “trashed” computer is much harder than to fix something on a brand new nice computer which expedites the learning process and comprehension. (MJC Inc. learned much of what is known today by fixing the family home computers that were broken in more ways that can count?)
The easiest way for the guardian of the child that broke the computer in the first place is to make them fix them. Computers will never go away and the more involved your children can possibly be with computers, gaming, smartphones, tablets the more prepared for the world that we live in they will be.
This includes fixing the viruses they allowed into the system by clicking on the blinking lights that says
“Click here and you will be given $1,000,000 in one second that will magically appear in your hand?”
There is a definite learning curve that requires time spent working on trying to accomplish tasks on the computer. I stress Learning Curve as computing knowledge and skill is not an “Inherited Trait” that anyone is born with. Nobody in the world that has never seen a computer can type a document, share it, post it to the web and be able to open it up to edit it again….nobody!
Be realistic about what you can do and what you think you should be able to do? You should also be realistic when comparing your computing skill level to somebody with high level skills?
Software programs, functions, commands, locations, verbiage can vary widely. Just because you are proficient in one application does not imply that you are anything but proficient with that program. It does not imply that you can run any program.