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Hardware

Why It Is Important To Learn Touch Typing, And Free Typing Lessons For Beginners?

Touch typing is a way to type words in keyboard with maximum accuracy and skill. Once you expertize in your skill, you can use the keyboard without glaring at your fingers, allowing higher speed and lowering mistakes. Once you place your fingers on the home keys in the keyboard, with the thumb resting on the space bar, and other fingers on the middle row, it allows greater speed and perfection.

How is it beneficial?

The Keyboard typing expertise is useful for people of any age group. Be it a kid or a retired person. It is an added advantage for those who use keyboard extensively for work.

Proficiency over it

The average people who are skilled in this type of typing can reach up to a speed of 80 to 95 wpm. However there are some who has even reached speeds of 120 wpm.

What you learn

The typing course aims at training the brain to remember that all the fingers need to be used while typing without looking at the keyboard. The basic purpose of this training is to:

  • To remember how to use the correct fingering
  • To have an effective practice regime for developing speed and accuracy

This programme aims to make use of fingering to thoroughly learn typing in few sitting by memorising training techniques. You can also apply your skill immediately and outcome is visible instantly.

If you are not that expert in typing, you can always join an institute. There are free typing lessons for beginners in almost every typing institute. There are some software programs also that enable you to learn typing within the vicinity of your house. It is very important to master the art of typing to get success at work. This skill is not only fun but also makes you type like a pro.

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Technology

Looking at Technology that Reduces the Number of Trucking Accidents

Fleet managers have a reputation for being early adopters of advanced technologies, especially in the field of safety. Per US’s largest commercial motor vehicle insurer, most of the truck collisions are caused due to the driver’s mistake; distraction and driver fatigue being the most prominent among them.

Head of Commercial Motor Vehicle Insurance, Ian Taylor, says that driver fatigue makes one more prone to distraction, which leads to the driver making mistakes. Considering the statement, Taylor also revealed that they are offering a free trial of an innovative in-cab technology that could spell the end of fatigue and distraction-related accidents.

In-cab technology for all your trucking safety needs

A company named Seeing Machines developed The Guardian system for the first time to be implemented in the massive machinery deployed in the mining industry. The technology uses a highly sophisticated face-tracking software to combat their fatigue. It tracks the movement of various facial features including, expressions, movement of the eyelids, and the direction at which the driver is looking.

If the system detects the driver has closed his/her eyes for more than 1.5 seconds, it sounds an in-cab alarm as this pattern indicates “micro sleep” in its programming. This leads to vibration of the driver’s seat to instantly jolt the driver back to full consciousness. The same thing happens if the software detects that the driver is looking elsewhere but the road for a sustained period.

After every incident, a seven second long recording video of the driver’s face is sent to the operation center of Seeing Machines for complete analysis. If the authorities deem that further action is necessary, they notify the driver’s dispatcher within two minutes so that they may take appropriate measures to ensure the driver’s safety and as well as of the road users.

Online safety at your fingertips

Apart from in-vehicle technology, new age online technology is also aiding with driver training. Instant availability of online training programs aims to change the attitude of drivers towards driving behavior and general safety. It can also reduce and prevent collision rates by providing real-time feedback on unpredictable driving conditions.

There’s no doubt that technology is progressing at a rapid pace and it shouldn’t be long till we can see a revolutionary innovation that changes the safety game altogether. As many as truck safety technology features there may be, the means available to get justice after an accident has taken place is critically limited.

The future of truck safety

Looking at the future of disaster management, all the experts in the subject matter agreed that cost of repairs and maintenance are likely to rise, so the real solution lies in the reduction of incidents via education and innovation.

Future accident management programs will also be broadly like the principles of programs of other vehicle classes. The future holds a lot of promise that we’ll just have to wait and watch becoming a reality.

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Software

Free Software – Or Maybe Not?

So, I finally decided to splash out on some new Movie Maker or Video Editing software. Like most people probably would I opted to do a spot of research before I committed. I would rather have good free software if I can get it but I am also prepared to pay for it if required.

Anyone having gone through this painful exercise before will appreciate how time consuming it is. Firstly you have to beware of all those helpful folk who creatively explain how wonderful this or that software is – usually under a title such as “Top Free Video Editors” or “Best Free Movie Editing Programs” or similar enticing titles which ultimately end up with a bias write up and a referral link to the provider through their commission account URL.

Sometimes it becomes quite clear that the writer has not even bothered to download and use the software. When they have used the software the bias is often always towards their best commission provider. This does not bother me too much.

What does bother me is the blatant advertising of products under the banner of “Free Software” which you either have to download to find that half the features do not work unless you opt for the full upgrade or when they imply “Free” they were referring to the 30 day trial.

Suffice to say that we all end up downloading tons of useless software only to have to uninstall it all again. I have made a conscious decision to no longer look at the free software unless it comes by recommendation. It simply is not worth all the trouble, deceit and broken promises.

Seriously, life is too short. If you want something then go straight to the branded products where the price is clearly stated, the support outlined in writing, and if anything is dubious then move on to the next big player. At least the branded goods have reputations they can ill afford to lose if they get things wrong.

We have all spent hours struggling with this install or that install which for one reason or another refuses to do what it is supposed to do. Our computers are all configured differently and we have a variety of programs of which any one could be causing a conflict with the new install. This is accepted. This is the norm.