MY Definition of “GEEK”


The other week, I put out an article about the definitions of the word “Geek.” People defined “geek” with one general thought: Geeks are those people who are so focused on what they do, and they do not care that what they do is actually against the norm.

The general consensus is that while Geeks are focused, they do not go for activities that would require them to do anything more strenuous than making fingers fly in the process of programming, or in my case, writing. In general, geeks tend to be people who would rather veg out in front of the computer monitor, ogling the latest Mac vs. PC commercial, or some exciting unboxing activities.

Geeks differ in terms of the kind of geek that they are. Some geeks are into books and writing, like me, and won’t touch any other software apart more challenging than the office/productivity suite. Other geeks are into hardcore programming and hacking, while still others are into gaming, like my co-dweller of this blog, Ervin.

Geekiness is a solitary affair, much of the time. I believe it rests mostly upon a geek’s curiosity about life, and fascination with these machines and whatever catches his/her fancy. Those who are into cross-stitching or any other needlework activities, and even athletes, though they are very focused in their “vocation” are not considered geeks, however. The athletes are called “jocks,” while the needlework fans, unless they are no older than their 30s, I doubt anyone’s ever called them geeks. Geeks seem to be an archetype of young people, in general. But once a computer geek, you will always be a computer geek till you die.

In the end, all I want to ask is, what is in a name, after all? Are the labels worth it? Well, I do happen to like being called a geek; but would I call myself a geek only by virtue that I wear glasses and happen to go gaga about computers? In general, take away the computers and the glasses, Would I still be a geek?

I believe that I am a geek by virtue of my curiosity and fascination about anything and everything. I think most people are just too oblivious to these things, but true geeks are so curious and so inquisitive that they would want to know how things work and tinker with them until they break them… And put these things together again… Unless they broke it beyond repair, of it’s a thing of nature.

But then again, labels and archetypes have always been arbitrary. Howzabout you? Are you a geek?

Or are you an android? Heheh. This is Lorie, now signing off. 😀

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Of Java and Starbux Mermaidz

One of the things that geeks just love guzzling is a cup of Java.. Coffee!

That is why one of the most favored software development platforms, Java, is so named after that “magic drink,” so to speak.

But we are not about to talk about Java today. Truth be told, I hate that platform. While there are lots of whoop-butt stuff that programmers can make it do, I just don’t appreciate it when software just maxes out my RAM and makes my browsers, and everything else, crash.

But enough about Java, why don’t we just go on to discussing about our Quibble of the Week.

From today on, we shall discuss stupid nothings every Monday of the week. Stuff that don’t matter in the cosmos, and are just quirky absurdities. Ready for this week’s Quibble?

This week’s Quibble is all about the Mermaid of Starbucks.


Recently, the Starbucks logo has once again come under fire, as it brought back its original logo. The original Starbucks logo had been that of the two-tailed mermaid. But due to revisions over the years, because of the “morally unacceptable” look of the logo, we no longer sea (pardon the pun) the mermaid’s bottoms. Instead, we got this cropped image of her head and a bit of her torso.

Recently, however, we are treated to an old “new” sight: the Mermaid’s two tails yet again.


I am not against censorship, and I am not against freedom of speech, either. I just wonder if it’s worth all that energy to nitpick on something as insignificant as the two tails of a mermaid that, while it certainly looks obscene, surely won’t change the course of eternity if it’s left there.

I’m just a firm believer of:

To the pure, all things are pure.

And that one should choose his battles.

There are things in life that should be fought for. Like your freedom, your sanity, or your purity. But for things like two-tailed mermaids, lemme ask myself, should I even be writing this?

Either way, I still am a firm believer that coffee is a geek’s water, though it’s so not good for the Bipolar geek, and I also firmly believe…

That Java’s being a resource hog still…

Disappoints me. For lack of a non-obscene disparaging word. Heheh.

Linkies:

Evolution of the Starbucks Logo

Quibblez on Starbucks’ Mermaid

RF Online

RF Online is an MMORPG with a delicate balance of traditional fantasy and revolutionary sci-fi. To those who are new to MMORPG, it means Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. Anyway, this genre is entirely new. This can be attributed to its game play that roots one’s success not on the character level, rather on how well you use your equipment and skills. Players aggressively upgrade their equipment, and transmute ingredients to use powerful items; thus, becoming prominent in the game.
Their economy is based entirely onto two methods of gaining profit – farming and mining. Farming is hunting monsters to gain loot. Rare and valuable items can be obtained through farming. In-game “Money” can be gained by selling loot to NPCs (Non-playing Character) or to fellow players as well. In-game currencies differ with each race. Dallant for the Bellato Union, Disena for the Corites, and CP for the Accretians.

Mining is the most controversial source of ores. These ores are the only ingredients that can transmuted into Talics, the main ingredient when upgrading equipment. Some of these talics can be discarded but there are others than can be sold at very high prices to co-players. Through mining, the three races can produce many kinds of enhanced weapons and arsenals. This Mining system results to many conflicts within the races.

The world of RF revolves around three races. Bellato Union, which specializes in manning mechanized units with great strength and offensive skills, Holy Alliance Cora, a mystically oriented race utilizing magic and summoning skills, and finally the mighty Accretia Empire, fully mechanized units with highly advanced weaponry. These three races are naturally opposing each other. Their goal is to obtain the Crag mine which is the main source of their economy. All members of the race are required to participate in the race war – Chip War as it is referred. Each race has a chip that they need to defend from the other races. The objective of the war is to defend your race’s chip while destroying one from an opposing race. If a certain race wins the war they have the full access on the mining site for several hours until the war chip begins.

When choosing a character class you should first consider what type of character you have in mind. There are specialties for each race. You may pick a warrior, a ranger, specialist or spiritualist to be your character whatever race you will choose. Warriors are excellent in close combat while rangers hone their skills for ranged assaults. Specialists have ability to craft items such as armors and weaponry; for the Bellato Union, they are this is the only class that can pilot the dreaded MAU. Finally, the spiritualist is the strongest damage-dealing class and like other MMORPGs they have physical weaknesses. You can choose on which of these classes suit your personality and game style. If you need help, there are tons of websites with guides and FAQs on RF Online.

Books Aren’t Dead: Amazon Kindle Resurrected Them!


It’s Saturday tomorrow! Time to do some serious reading!

But while we all are going to go curl up with a true- blue paper book and stay in in bed, then after we’re done with the book we’d let it stay in the shelf and gather dust, there is one book that would let you read hundreds of books after you’re done reading the one you’re reading now: the Amazon Kindle.

The Amazon Kindle is one tech toy that I would really love to have. It is a revolutionary e-book reader that is an Amazon.com exclusive.

What sets the Kindle apart is the system that allows it to download Amazon Kindle books directly to the unit, through Amazon.com’s Whispernet technology.

Whispernet works much like how cellular phone signals are transmitted, but the subscription is free. The subscription to Whispernet had been factored into the gadget’s original price.

Though you would wonder what makes the Kindle a cut above other books, its seeming magic lies in the “E Ink” material. This is what is known as the electrophoretic display. The electrophoretic display, or Electronic Paper, is designed to mimic real paper. The image is stable, unlike the conventional LCD displays. Because the images are not refreshed on a constant basis, and there is no glare, the reader’s eyes are not strained, unlike when one would from an LCD screen.

The beauty of the Kindle is not only in the fact that its system is really excellent: with Whispernet you can browse and even read samples of the books you want to read and then download it directly to your Kindle, the beauty of the Kindle also rests in the fact that it is only in Amazon.com’s selections that you can find such a comprehensive list of books and authors. One e-book industry main player before Kindle, Mobipocket, did not enjoy such a success precisely because its e-book offerings were rather limited. Most established authors tend to prefer that their products be offered only in paperback, hardcover, or at the most, audiobooks. When they do offer titles as e-books, there are only a few of their product lines available.

Because Kindle is closely tied to the rest of the Amazon system, you can trust that even rare finds will be available for you on the Kindle store.

If you’re not from the USA like me, and you’re concerned that you won’t be able to access the Kindle Store because Whispernet is tied with Sprint’s EVDO network, you don’t need to worry.

From the Kindle Help Files:

If you have a computer with an internet connection and a USB port, you can use Kindle anywhere in the world. You can make purchases from the Kindle Store on Amazon.com (www.amazon.com/kindlestore), download items to your computer, and transfer the files to your Kindle using the USB connection. You can access all your purchases from the Kindle Store in Your Media Library at http://www.amazon.com/library. You can also have personal documents converted to a Kindle-compatible format and sent to the e-mail address on your Amazon.com account.

While the Kindle and its content are not officially available for people who live outside the U.S., there is a workaround: ask a US-based friend to purchase the Kindle for you, send or bring the Kindle to you, and he or she can buy the Kindle books you want and send them to you.

That is the best way to do, for now, but I believe in due time, the Kindle will be made available internationally.

And because of that, I am praying about, and looking forward to having a Kindle in my hands!

More Amazon Kindle Articles:

CNET’s Amazon Kindle Review
An E-Book Reader That Just May Catch On (NYTimes)
Amazon Kindle vs. Sony’s Reader (Shootout by CNET.com)
Why Amazon Kindle is Revolutionary (What you didn’t know about the Kindle)

Amazon.com Widgets

To Blog or to Multiply?


To blog or to go “Friendstering”/“MySpace-ing”/“Multiplying”/“Facebooking”???

When it comes to online usage, most people go for social networking because it allows them to interact with others. Unlike blogging, which is seemingly a solitary affair, being on a social network is like having an all-in-one online service.

A social networking service already combines email, blogging, and even instant messaging, with more perks. Through social networking websites, users can meet other people, stay in touch with their friends, and with the current setup of social networking services, even play games and use and add other applications.

On the other hand, blogs do offer a measure of interaction. If you install widgets like Entrecard or MyBlogLog’s visitor widgets, you will see the viewers and visitors of your blog. The comments are also there to help you interact with the blog’s owner, or if you’re the blog owner, it will help you interact with your readers.

These tools are not as convenient for the user as the integrated tools and services in the social networking websites, but they sure give a measure of interactivity.

The difference between blogging and using a social networking site is the crowd and your intention in being on that website. Social networking is all about contacts, friendship, and interaction, while bloggers tend to blog because they have something to say.

It all just depends on what you actually want to do: would you want to connect with friends, or do you just want to put up your work and communicate with people, for your own pleasure and it won’t matter whether they view your blog or not?

Either way, the main point is still communication.

Yet you can also integrate both kinds of websites/services, if you are someone who would like to reach a wider audience. You can blog your thoughts, then you can also work on reaching your friends and a broader audience through posting the links to your blog on social networking websites.

It is interesting to note that social networking-based blogs are not exactly considered authoritative. On the other hand, there were quite a few blogspot/Blogger blogs that had been catapulted into industry greats even with just the blogspot.com URL. Amazing factoid.

So before you want to go into either service, you better ask yourself, what do you want to do, really, and which would make you achieve it?

This is Lorie, signing out!

Steve Jobs: Profile of a Non-Geek Tech Icon

Do you know who Steve Jobs is? Well, you ain’t no genuine geek if you don’t know teh Apple kingpin himself.

Most of the people who have heard about teh sexy Macbooks and teh kewl iPodz have heard of Steve Jobs. He’s the guy behind the Apple logo, and the guy who has rights to all the powers behind it.

But despite his marriage to the personal computer industry, Steve Jobs is one “geek” that I don’t consider a geek. He is too kewl for geekness.

Steve Jobs is a class all on his own, actually. A lot of people say that he has built the “Cult of Mac” around himself. It is pretty evident, because in his absence from Apple Computer, Inc., the quality of the machines had suffered dramatically. Today, the Mac is viewed as an elite, must-have machine that is a cut above the rest.

If a degree of social ineptness is the mark of a geek, then Steve Jobs has none of that. Though Steve Wozniak, the designer of the Apple I reportedly claimed that Steve Jobs:

“…was the first person I met who knew more about electronics than I did.”

Though Steve Jobs is apparently brilliant when it comes to electronics, and he certainly has an eye for design, his strength does not lie in creating the machines and software himself. His strengths lie in overseeing the direction that his machine his taking and in providing directive feedback and in giving shape to the machine… By telling the designer and the software developer or computer engineer where to go next.

Steve Jobs is a man of charisma, that is why I do not consider him a true Geek. He can rally people behind him and make them passionate for his products and even company. He is the personality behind Apple Inc. Without him, Apple Inc. is just another computer company.

But the most important thing for me is that Steve Jobs is a man of vision. Back when the computer was still strictly for the corporate industry, Steve Jobs already had a vision to make the personal computer a household item. When he was booted off of Apple Computer, Inc., Apple lost its underlying vision of being a computer for the household. But when Steve Jobs went back on board, he was able to trim the company and drive it back to the main paradigm that it used to have: a company that built computers for the end-consumer.

So was Steve Jobs a Geek?

I am not sure. To me, he seems more like a Matinee Idol-Avatar-Geek hybrid.

For more lessons we can learn from Steve Jobs and Apple Inc:

Apple Inc: Style Borne of Vision
The Secret of Steve Jobs’ Success
Lessons We Can Learn from Steve Jobs

“Geek? Are You?” Part 1: The Definition


Just one question: “How could you tell that you are a geek?”

For me, it’s not just about the penchant for techie stuff. It’s all about where your passions lie.

While Fashionistas go for the beautiful clothes and the style and flair, the athletes go for sports, geeks… Are anyone with a passion for something obscure and intellectual in nature. Rather sedate and even sedentary, as opposed to “active.”

It struck me as rather funny that the word “GEEK” had started out to mean:

“…A carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken, bat, snake or bugs.”

Pretty strange how that word had evolved to mean:

“…A peculiar or otherwise odd person, especially one who is perceived to be overly obsessed with one or more things including those of intellectuality, electronics, gaming, etc.”

But the ultimate Wikipedia definition of the word “Geek” may well be this, for me:

“A person who has chosen concentration rather than conformity; one who pursues skill (especially technical skill) and imagination, not mainstream social acceptance.”

The Urban Dictionary lists quite a number of definitions, and here are my favorites:

Rank #2

The term “geek” originally referred to the carnival performers whose act consisted of biting the heads off chickens and eating glass. Over time it came to be applied to anyone who got paid to do work considered odd or bizarre by mainstream society.

The term now enjoys a special status within the technical community, particularly among particularly knowledgable computer programmers. To identify oneself as a “geek” indicates a recognition that most people still consider programming computers to be a bizarre act, along with a certain fierce satisfaction in being very good at their inglorious profession.

That most software geeks now easily earn twice as much as the average laborer just sweetens their defiant embrace of the term.

Note: Unlike the word “nerd,” which is always pejorative, “geek” often carries a positive connotation when used by one of the group. The use of the term by outsiders is considered insulting.

“If you really need the right answer, check with Bob; he’s our resident alpha geek.”


Rank #4

It doesn’t seem to refer to ‘computer programmers’ as much as it once did when computers weren’t so damn cool handy. Geeks are pretty much people who have a real understanding for a certain topic eg Films, music, cars. It’s usualy that they are totaly obsessed about the topic, or it’s just something they think alot on.

“Pete is such a film geek.”


Rank # 5

One of four titles used to classify someone based on their technical and social skills. The other three titles are nerd, dork, and normie. The difference between the four titles can be easily shown in table form:

……………. Technical …… Social
Title ………… Skills ……… Skills
———- —————- ————
Normie ……… No …………. Yes
Geek ……….. Yes …………. Yes
Nerd ………… Yes …………. No
Dork ………… No ………….. No

Normie: A normal person. Blah.

Geek: An outwardly normal person who has taken the time to learn technical skills. Geeks have as normal a social life as anyone, and usually the only way to tell if someone is a geek is if they inform you of their skills.

Nerd: A socially awkward person who has learned technical skills due to the spare time they enjoy from being generally neglected. Their technical knowledge then leads normies to neglect them even further, leading to more development of their technical skills, more neglection, etc. This vicious cycle drives them even more into social oblivion.

Dork: A person who, although also socially awkward, doesn’t have the intelligence to fill the void with technical pursuits, like a nerd, and is forced to do mindless activities. Almost always alone. Usually with an XBox. Like playing Halo. All day. Every day. Not even understanding how the Xbox is making the pretty pictures on the screen. Very sad.

If you met me at a party, you would have no idea that I enjoy finite element analysis-based inviscid flow modeling using computational fluid dynamics. That’s because I’m a geek.

Rank # 6

There are certain signs to being a geek and not a nerd. You would be a geek if:

1. You have a “My other car is a Millenium Falcon” bumper sticker on your car.

2. You think your retainer resembles a Klingon Warship.

3. You can can tell what speed a computer is connecting just by the sound the modem makes.

4. You think your computer speaks to you in English.

5. You can write papers in Binary.

6. You use a VoiceModem headset when making calls.

7. Your idea of a house party is snacking on Rice Krispy Treats and watching Tron.

8. You’ve seen The Guyver.

9. You have the TIE Fighter ion cannon as your ringtone.

10. You call your bedroom the Fortress of Solitude.

11. If you are able to give ten identifying signs of a geek.


Rank # 7

Someone who spends a lot of time and energy in a certain area, not necessarily computers or technology.

She is such a theatre geek! She has been there every day this week!

Rank # 9

A Geek Should NEVER be Confused With a Nerd. Geeks are different in that they do possess social skills, albeit Bizarre ones. Geeks like Star Trek, etc, but also have friends usually, among the mosher/goth community, if not other geeks. A geek is usually physically weak, but his/her goth/mosher friends will often stand up for him/her, as the geek usually puts his friends first. They have a pathological hatred of Townies, Preps}, and [Chavs, and tend to have good taste in music i.e. Punk. They do not get on With Nerds, but will unite with them to pick on dorks, unfortuneately.

Joey Ramone was a geek and was picked on, but he became a Rock Star and a legend.

If the Geeks were to Unite, Millions of Chavs would die. Horribly.

Rank # 10

1. A nerd with (some twisted variation of) social skills.

2. Someone who has an obsession with computers and/or whose life cconsists of computer related tasks

3. Someone with a greater than normal computer skills.

A nice geek helped me set up my printer and explained how to use the Internet to me last night. charming fellow, really.

And my personal favorites:
(Using “Geek” in context on Rank # 3):

Only a geek would waste their time on the internet, defining “geek” on urbandictionary.com.

And the Ultimate Definition:

The geeky kid now owns a million dollar software company.

Agree? Disagree?

Comment! 😉

Choosing the Perfect Ultraportable

Ultraportable computers have become more of a need as opposed to a want nowadays. With people growing more mobile by the second because of more demanding schedules, it is a must to have a good computer around, especially when you know your career demands that you be connected wherever you are.

While your job is already stressful, let me make things a little lighter for you by helping you choose the perfect ultraportable/ultraportable computer for you.


Before we go on to talking more about choosing the right ultraportable computer for you, we better talk about who this girl who just exploded onto the Mobile Expressions blog, first. 🙂

I’m Lorie, the blog owner’s friend since high school. 🙂 I love technology and gadgets, that’s why I’m co-blogging this blog with him, to keep y’all happy. I’m not into the RPG or MMORPG games, but I am into computers and gadgets. 🙂

Now that that’s out of the way, here are the steps I suggest you take, in choosing the right [ultraportable] computer for you.

  1. Determine your needs. What do you do with your computer? Do you do photo editing on the fly? Movie editing? Would you expect to play massive games on it while you’re away from home? Or do you want to use it only for text editing and meager writing while you’re away from your personal workspace at home?
  2. Determine your prospective machine’s specs based on the needs you pinpointed. Photo editing and movie editing require a significant amount of resources. Higher specs are needed if you need to do the resource-hog activities. If you’re only into writing and would need your machine for emergency writing when you’re away from home, you could probably make do with just minimal system requirements specs for your computer.
    • The general rule is that the higher the RAM and the higher the processor speed is, the faster the computer runs. In terms of hard drive space, if you have a computer you use at home anyway, there is no need to worry much about this. Hard drive space is not everything, especially since you can purchase external storage nowadays anyway.
    • Having 512 MB of RAM on your machine is enough for those who aim only to write on the fly, and if you’re not going to be on Windows Vista.
  3. Determine the machine, matching it with the specs you set and and the needs you pinpointed.


The Macbook Air is one high-powered machine with all the daintiness of the ultimate, sleek ultraportable. It boasts of 2GB RAM and 60/80GB, on a 1.6/1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Merom processor. On OS X Leopard, it’s rather slow, according to users. But if you are the type who can live with a slower machine, you could probably live with this one.

If you are on a tight budget, you may want to consider the Asus eeePC. Though the eeePC 701 is definitely more affordable, I would recommend the eeePC 900 instead, if you could spring for around a hundred and fifty dollars more, because the screen on the eeePC 701 is a pain. Aside from that, the eeePC 900 has a 1.3 Megapixel cam and 20GB of hard drive space on Xandros Linux, or 14GB on Windows, as opposed to 8GB max on the eeePC 701. The eeePC 701 at 8GB is around the same price as the eeePC 900, so you might want to consider your options really well before you go buy.

The eeePC 701 starts at $399, while the eeePC 900 starts at $549.

The two other companies that make the best ultraportables on the market are Fujitsu and Toshiba. Their ultraportables are rather pricey, however, so you may well want to watch the prices when you scan through their products.

At the end of the day, there is only one line that will spell everything you need in your machine:

Value for money.

Till next week!


Helpful links:


IT Reviews

Top 5 Ultraportable Laptops (ComputerShopper.com)


Best Ultraportable Laptops and Notebooks (CNET.com)

Ultraportable Laptop Computers (Tech Talk by Mike Oetting)

How to set up your own Internet Cafe part 2

I have previously posted a guide on putting up an Internet cafe. However, I feel that I have to go more in depth so the average person can fully take advantage of the guide.

There are several tools out there to help you build your cafe from scratch. There are packages like those from Smart (a major telecommunications provider in the Philippines) which caters to a hassle free set up. All you have to do is pay them an amount as down payment and they do everything for you; from supplying you with computers to the installation of games and other programs. You can also hire someone to do all the work for you; a technician perhaps for all the hardware and software installations and an interior designer to impose a certain “coolness” in your cafe. Plus, having a second opinion on things are a great asset.

However, if you don’t want to have other people do these things for you. Here is a do-it-yourself guide on hardware and software installation, as well as some tips on maximizing space and profit.

First, get a reliable and honest supplier who can endow you with the different advantages and disadvantages of buying the different models of hardware and spoftware out there at the market. What you would need are:

1. Personal Computers, your PCs. I would advise getting those with the latest specifications so you won’t have to upgrade soon. Having dual core processors are best, as well as 1-2Gb RAM, and 256-512Mb video card. LCD monitors are a must, so you can save on your monthly electric bill.
2. A good router. Pick out at least a four-port router. This type has the least number of LAN ports which is ideal for a small to medium sized internet cafe.
3. A switch. You have different choices for the type of switch you should get for your cafe. I suggest getting the 24-port switch for a small to medium sized cafe. It can serve 24 computers. If you have less computers in your cafe, it won’t hurt to invest for the future. Having more slots means more room for expansion.

4. Headsets/earphones or speakers? Depending on your preference, you can choose between headsets/earphones or speakers. I, for one, would opt for having headsets/earphones because they make the cafe less noisy (considering how DOTA players communicate with all their screaming, haha). The only drawback is that they get easily mishandled and break down easily. So, if you choose on having earphones, make sure that you inform your customers of the fragility of the accessory.

5. Reliable Cafe management software. Good cafe softwares make sure that you won’t have to do things manually in your Internet Cafe. You can monitor and regulate time limits for your customers as well as calculate their total bill automatically. Here are some software that I recommend you use for your Internet cafe.

  • Anti-spyware. I like using this free anti-spyware called Spyware Terminator. It is reliable and efficient at detecting and removing spyware from your computers.
Download it here.

  • Anti-virus. Keep your system safe with a good anti-virus software like Avast. It is free and easy to use.
You can download it here.

  • The cafe management software that I use is HandyCafe. Like the other softwares listed above, it is absolutely free.
You can download it here.

  • Word processing software such as those from OpenOffice. Click here to download.
  • Operating systems. Now, this is the tricky part. I, personally, don’t recommend using Microsoft Vista. It needs too much tinkering, in my opinion. Microsoft XP is good. However, it may cost much acquiring licenses for your computers. You can opt for Linux too. It’s free and also reliable.

6. UTP cables. Get the correct cable lengths for your computers. Before you buy them, make sure that you have estimated right the lengths needed to connect your CPUs to the switch as well as the switch to the router. Always include a little more length of cable for sag.

If you are not a tech person, you can have someone connect and install all those software and hardware stated above. But, if you want to do it yourself, here are some tips:

  • Arrange your computers in such a manner that you can save on cable lengths. Place the switch and router near each other and in a well ventilated area. Use cable ties or other tools to keep the them tidy.
  • If you know how to crimp your cables, I suggest that you do so to save on costs and increase your efficiency. If not, have a friend who knows how to do this for you. You can also have the people at the PC store crimp your cables for you, but they might charge a bit for this service.
  • Place LCD protectors on your LCD monitors. It helps protect your monitor at the same time allows for an easy cleaning.
  • A freezing software really helps if you do not know how to remove viruses and spyware. You can buy these softwares on the internet as well as at the nearest PC stores. They keep the state of your computer “frozen” in such a way that every time you restart your PC, it will return to its original state (the state before you had it frozen). This means, that all those viruses and spyware get washed out during restart. Also, this means zero maintenance on your part.

There you have it. I hope you are able to put up your Internet cafe by yourself. This gives you a first hand’s know how on it’s done and more importantly, how it is run.

If you missed part 1 of my tips on putting up your own Internet Cafe, click here.

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