How to learn to code (or anything else)

Learn to Code - or whatever else you want to do!For reasons unknown to me, other people are always asking me how to learn programming.

Well, there’s the traditional route: go to school, become a coder. Done!

But as we all know, many of the best and most famous programmers were those who dropped out of school and were essentially self-taught.

Are they onto something?

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The BEST way to stay safe on the Internet

Stay safe online!Ah, the internet!

It’s so incredibly useful, and at the same time you won’t find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. Well, technically, it’s more useful than villain-y.

Still, it’s good to be careful!

So what’s the best way to stay safe when using the internet? Strong passwords? Antivirus? Browser add-ons? Privacy enhancers? VPNs?!

That’s all well and good, but there’s one trick that will never let you down…

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How to fix black thumbnail preview icons

Fix black thumbnailsThis one is fun:

One day, your thumbnail preview icons turn into black squares instead of showing a preview of the file’s contents as usual.

You may even find that the usual methods to fix the problem simply don’t work.

Fear not! With a few easy tricks, you can get your black icons displaying previews again…

And you just might discover something new along the way!

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Taking screenshots is easier than you think

5 easy screenshot methods in Windows 10Every now and then, you need to make a snapshot of what’s on your screen – or maybe just the content of a single application window.

Most people think you need some kind of special software to take screenshots, but the truth is that it’s actually a whole lot easier – and cheaper!

Windows 10 has five simple ways to take screenshots.

That means you’re literally a keystroke away from taking as many screen captures as you want!

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Windows won’t update? Fix it fast!

Fix Windows can't updateThese days, you might not want too many Windows 10 updates given all the problems they tend to cause.

But the fact remains that if you can’t update Windows at all due to some cryptic error message, you’re still in trouble.

You’re missing out on security and reliability updates that you obviously need!

What to do when Windows Update keeps giving you the dreaded ‘Retry’ button along with an obscure error message that it can’t update??

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Not getting new YouTube video notifications? Do this!

Not getting YT new video notifications?You know the drill: Like, Subscribe, Click the Notification Bell.

These days, it’s just not enough. I’ve received a ton of messages saying people thought I had stopped making vids!

It’s the usual seesaw: we’re all supposed to do BLAH, so then we do it, and then it no longer matters since everyone is doing it! Since everyone has liked, subscribed, and signed up for notifications for all kinds of channels, YouTube doesn’t actually send many notifications any more.

Well, I’m sure they do, but not for my channel according to my subscribers. There’s also the fact that over 43 YEARS of video is uploaded to YT every day – so you can imagine the sheer volume of notifications that must zoom around every second.

What to do?

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Windows Updates broke your PC? NO PROBLEM!

Restore your PC after a bad Windows UpdateIn recent years, Microsoft hasn’t done a very good job with updating Windows 10.

Even those updates that are ‘fully tested’ often end up royally screwing up some computers. Everyone just assumes that a new Windows Update means crashes, blue screens, and stuff that doesn’t work anymore.

What if you could just roll back your PC to before the update, and prevent it from installing again?

Well, you can!

And it’s much easier than you think…

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3 methods to print an image on multiple pages

Print a pic on multiple pagesSometimes, you just need to Print Big.

Historically, this was done with Microsoft’s Paint application. But recently, they noted that Paint will be getting an update.

If recent Microsoft ‘innovations’ are any indication, they’ll remove this terribly useful feature.

What are we supposed to do then?!

It turns out you already have 2 other methods to turn a photo into a giant multi-page poster. You just don’t know it yet!

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No Cloud: Go for an EASY private backup!

Easy Private Full Backup: File History SetupThe Cloud may be handy for backups, but what if you don’t want all your stuff sitting on Big Data’s servers forever and ever?

In the past, the best Windows provided was Backup and Restore. Frankly, it was crap.

With Windows 10, things changed: Now with a cheap external hard disk and just a few clicks, you can have a full, incremental, reliable local and PRIVATE backup of all your data.

It’s much easier to set up than it sounds!

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